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

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    Little Bit of Cleaning

    Cleaning up the gunk
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    Beemers and Bits

    Josh did a quick update, other than that we have nothing new, as soon as we do I will be sure to post,

    http://beemersandbits.com/2012/01/drive-shafts-pulled/

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    Shane
    Shane Balkowitsch
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    Nothin like a good clean final drive to start the day.

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    So...

    Is this bike going to be a SWB or a LWB? My bike is built on a LWB frame but I've been thinking off-and-on about making it a SWB. That would make a real fun bike!

    Also... Are you going to have your swing arm braced before powder coating it? If you haven't thought about that, I'd highly recommend that mod for both safety and performance reasons. The /5 and /6 swing arms can and do twist under hard acceleration and braking and not only can you feel t but you can see it!

    With the extra torque that you'll be putting through your drive train, you'd do well to discuss that with your builder.

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    comment #374 sure looks like SWBs.

    "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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    Short Wheel Base

    Yes, you guys are correct. Thanks for all the comments and suggestions, they are all forwarded to Josh, you guys are the best.

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    Shane
    Shane Balkowitsch
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    New Tech Update

    Josh did a little write-up on the Final Drive.

    http://beemersandbits.com/2012/02/fi...rs+and+Bits%29

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    Shane
    Shane Balkowitsch
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    30,000 Hits

    Thanks everyone for your interest in my build thread, we just met the 30,000 hit threshold which is amazing. Thanks for all of your support and we look forward to continuing to share our restoration with everyone, have a great weekend.

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    Shane
    Shane Balkowitsch
    www.btinet.net/~sharoncol/bmw.htm
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    Tail Light Bracket

    Josh is working on the bracket from another tail light and wants to incorporate the vintage British Turn Signal that he found some months ago as our tail light, I will share pictures as we go forward, thanks!

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    Turn Signal Now A Potential Tail Light

    Here is a picture of our 1960's British Made turn signal that we may use as our tail light. I like the look, and even more like the fact that it is vintage.

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    It's very important to look good comin and goin.

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    Josh and His Bike

    A photograph school used this picture of Josh and his bike for a Lighting Class, I just had to share so everyone has a face for the person putting my Cafe Racer together for me. The nicest guy, we have never met but we will at the end of the build. Professional photographer by day, BMW Cafe Racer builder by night.

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    Enjoying your thread, keep up the good work. Can't wait to see the finished bike.

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    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
    Enjoying your thread, keep up the good work. Can't wait to see the finished bike.
    I am also enjoying sharing. It was not until after my Porsche project that I realized how much I missed the entire build process and that is when the BMW idea came to me, the support out here has been tremendous and thanks to everyone for their interest.

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    Shane
    Shane Balkowitsch
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