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Thread: Complete Restoration of BMW R75/5 into Cafe Racer

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    Be careful!

    If you use too much sauce on the taco, it will contaminate the linings, and this isn't a good thing.

    Safety first.


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    Don't Forget

    Quote Originally Posted by Walking Eagle View Post
    If you use too much sauce on the taco, it will contaminate the linings, and this isn't a good thing.

    Safety first.


    Walking Eagle
    Don't forget about the dreaded Guacamole!

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    Progress

    As promised, Josh spent some time with the bike this weekend and we have some new pictures to share, he has trimmed the front fender down by about 3", and we are determining how wide to have the race stripe. I have always known that we want a beefy stripe and since the tank and tail stripe will be wide, it is probably too wide to incorporate into the front fender, so I have decided to go with an all white front fender to do something different. Here are some photographs to share, let me know what you think.

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    Another

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    Hubcap

    The tire in this picture has some pretty bald tires!
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    Stripe on Ass

    Love the width!
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    Tank Stripe

    Tank
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    Nice.

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    fender

    Just food for thought. What if you shaved the fender's sides a bit. Or tapered it so it is narrow in the front and wide in the rear? That would take a few grams off the weight, don't know how it would look.

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    Shane: I'd go real skinny on the stripes; JMO.

    Think, how would Butzi do this?
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    White Fender. . .

    Really sets off the white hubs, and that's a GOOD THING -- very, very nice.

    Also, the wide stripe gets my unreserved support.

    No kidding, this thing already has me drooling, and there ain't even no engine jewelry in place!

    Keep on keepin' on. . .it won't be long now. My experience with much more modest project bikes is that the process seems to take forever . . . and then it comes together very quickly -- suddenly, there it is, ready to roll. What a thrill.

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    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Krpntr View Post
    Just food for thought. What if you shaved the fender's sides a bit. Or tapered it so it is narrow in the front and wide in the rear? That would take a few grams off the weight, don't know how it would look.
    How are you? Josh and I kicked the idea around as to changing the shape of the front fender and we decided to go with stock, just cut back a bit, you know a front fender is something that can always be changed later, but good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walking Eagle View Post
    Really sets off the white hubs, and that's a GOOD THING -- very, very nice.

    Also, the wide stripe gets my unreserved support.

    No kidding, this thing already has me drooling, and there ain't even no engine jewelry in place!

    Keep on keepin' on. . .it won't be long now. My experience with much more modest project bikes is that the process seems to take forever . . . and then it comes together very quickly -- suddenly, there it is, ready to roll. What a thrill.

    Walking Eagle
    Thanks for the thumbs up, we will keep doing what we are doing!

    Thanks,
    Shane

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    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by rinty View Post
    Shane: I'd go real skinny on the stripes; JMO.

    Think, how would Butzi do this?
    Butzi would do it like his Father, and his Grandfather before him, with perfection! Many times while Butzi and I were sitting having coffee together, he would say to me "if I ever did a BMW bike I would have a nice wide race stripe", I remember these conversations vividly. Here is a picture I snapped with my cell phone, um, I mean my Polaroid camera during one of our conversations.

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    And I was just about to delete my post...
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