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

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    Quote Originally Posted by balkowitsch View Post
    Finally got them together, nearly 6 years in the making. Thanks everyone.
    It's growing on me (the bike). haha.

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    So, Shane, you're having so much fun that you've quit putting up pictures. We need to see the bike in scenic North Dakota locations.
    Rinty

    "When you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there."

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    Nearly 6 Years in the Making

    Never thought this picture would happen.
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    BMW Motorcycle Owners of America

    BMW MOA has also put out an online story about my restoration, I am indebted.

    http://bmwmoa.org/News/GeneralIntere...toration-.aspx

    Thanks,
    Shane

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    What's Josh's next project, Shane?
    Rinty

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    Quote Originally Posted by RINTY View Post
    What's Josh's next project, Shane?
    Hey there RINTY,

    I just got a 1966 R60/2 which i know very little about. It runs smoother then any BMW I've ridden. Yet it is the slowest and heaviest! haha.
    I am probably going to leave it alone aside from cosmetic upgrades.

    I also have a R90/6 that i have completely torn apart. I am going to modernize the suspension and braking a bit but style it as classic as I can. I got lots of ideas kicking around in my head and some replacement parts are on the way....

    I have also been contacted by a guy in Boston who wants me to build him a bobber style BMW but I'm not sure how serious he is. We'll see...

    Once my projects take momentum, I'll try to start a build thread on this site like Shane did.

    Oh, and BTW, I can't tell you guys how much I miss riding Shane's bike. That thing is the tightest BMW I've ever ridden. Zippy off the line too. All due to the rebuilt driveshaft, tranny, final drive, siebenrock power kit, lightened flywheel, etc...
    I have cravings to ride that bike again... Maybe someday in the far off future.

    -Josh

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    Have fun!

    The /2's smoothness may be due to it having less reciprocating mass than the 900s and 1000s you've been working on.
    Rinty

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    Petrolicious Article

    A video will soon follow with any luck,

    http://www.petrolicious.com/this-bmw...nd-1-200-miles

    Thanks,
    Shane

    PS: Bike is running like a dream. Just have to get more miles on it, we have a newborn in the house and it taking up much of our time in a good way.

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    6 Minute Petrolicious Video on my BMW

    I am so very excited to share a 6 minute behind the scenes video of Josh Withers and my bike as they are featured by Petrolicious.com.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcAVp3299Cw

    That is it, the process is officially complete, but the years of enjoyment are just beginning. Josh is the man in my book.

    Thanks for following along,
    Shane

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    I am a big fan of Petrolicious .
    The video is real well done.

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    Thumbs up

    Very nice...both bike & video.

    Josh sounds like a pretty cool guy.

    Is that a 2002 in the garage?
    1983 R100RS (Sold)
    2004 R1150RT
    BMW MOA 181289
    ABC 13558

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    Road and Track

    Road and Track does not often feature motorcycles, I guess they made an exception!

    http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-vide...73-bmw-airhead

    Thanks,
    Shane

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    Quote Originally Posted by balkowitsch View Post
    Road and Track does not often feature motorcycles, I guess they made an exception!
    Wow. Nice going.
    Rinty

    "When you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there."

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    Junkyard Outtakes

    Had a little photo shoot at a local junkyard that I use to scavenge around in as a kid,

    For the record, I do not ride without a helmet, this is me going 3mph from the entrance of the junkyard to the parking lot across the street where we staged the shoot. Kevin was standing in the road walking back as I drove by doing my best attempt to look fast at 3mph.

    Thanks,
    Shane

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    Such cool toys!
    FWIW, you may want to play with the routing of your front brake cable or get the little clip (part number 32 73 1 230 976) so that it doesn't rub the beautiful paint on the front fender.

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