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

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    A day later and $80 out of my pocket and into the pocket of the guy who did this ÔÇÿunder the tableÔÇÖ and this is what I got.
    I've been looking for someone that can, or rather will, do small batch cad plating. California is really tough on "platers" and most need to charge a hefty fee to cover their HAZMAT obligations. Want to share your source?
    "It is what you discover, after you know it all, that counts." _ John Wooden

    Lew Morris
    1973 R75/5 - original owner

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    Source

    Quote Originally Posted by Lmo1131 View Post
    I've been looking for someone that can, or rather will, do small batch cad plating. California is really tough on "platers" and most need to charge a hefty fee to cover their HAZMAT obligations. Want to share your source?
    Here is Josh's Response to your request for the source:
    Fine Quality Metal Finishing in Long Beach.
    but the rate usually starts at $85 and up.
    Shane Balkowitsch
    www.btinet.net/~sharoncol/bmw.htm
    "Don't Hate Me for my Cafe Racer Tendencies"
    shane@balkowitsch.com

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    Thanks Shane.
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    Lew Morris
    1973 R75/5 - original owner

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    Custom Cables

    Josh is sending our old ugly cables in to have custom ones made for the bike.

    Thanks,
    Shane
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    Official

    It is official, the emblem has been placed officially on the tail of the bike, big moment for us and the build.

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    Shane
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    shane@balkowitsch.com

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    Sharp!
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    Sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Keep the rubber side down!!
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    Customer Battery Cables

    Josh did another one of his tech write-ups,

    http://beemersandbits.com/2013/02/cu...rs+and+Bits%29

    Here is a new photo to share, I have my vacation with my family scheduled for mid June and that is when the unveiling of the bike will be, we are going to Southern California, I will get to meet Josh for the first time and see the bike for the first time.

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    The organic whole is forming.
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    Birds Nest Wiring

    Josh wanted to see if this would help anyone who has never done the wiring before, he has spent much time trying to document the build and it is greatly appreciated, June 11th I travel to California, plane ticket in hand to have a vacation with my family and spend an afternoon with Josh and the bike.

    http://beemersandbits.com/5-bmw-spee...rs+and+Bits%29

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    Shane
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    "Don't Hate Me for my Cafe Racer Tendencies"
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    New Photo

    She is coming together!
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    Crank Case Breather

    Josh came up with this solution
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    Quote Originally Posted by balkowitsch View Post
    She is coming together!
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    Just a suggestion, might have tried a copper or brass tube bent up real cool. Looks like it's gonna be on the road soon. Great work.
    Last edited by 8ninety8; 03-09-2013 at 02:19 AM.

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    Will that crankcase breather set up trap oil that comes up out of the crankcase? The way the breather works is that as the pistons head towards BDC, the increase in air pressure inside the case has to go somewhere, so out the breather, carrying with it any oil mist that is kicked up by the spinning crank. But when the pistons return to TDC, the breather shuts off, allowing no air in. Your setup looks like it's designed to filter the air that is sucked back into the engine...which doesn't happen.
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