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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
    Yeah, I gave away about five Bujo J-100 jackets a couple years back, so I am fresh out!

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    Wish I had been there for that Fandango!

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    Quote Originally Posted by balkowitsch View Post
    Any thoughts?

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    Shane
    I've lusted after one of those jackets for years.

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    Fandango

    Quote Originally Posted by les_garten View Post
    Wish I had been there for that Fandango!
    Dear Les, I just love that word Fandango, perfect description of the situation, have a great weekend and thanks again for all your comments and following my build,

    Sincerely,
    Shane

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    Quote Originally Posted by balkowitsch View Post
    Dear Les, I just love that word Fandango, perfect description of the situation, have a great weekend and thanks again for all your comments and following my build,

    Sincerely,
    Shane
    Kewl thread for sure.

    I have looked at Lewis Leathers as well, nice stuff.

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    Testing Paint

    Josh did a little tech note on testing engine painting techniques:

    http://beemersandbits.com/2012/03/te...rs+and+Bits%29

    Have a great weekend,

    thanks,
    Shane

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    Painting Hubs and Engine

    Josh started doing some painting on other areas of the bike, stopped 1/2 way so the difference could be seen. He says they turned out very nice and they look it.

    Thanks,
    Shane
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    Another

    Here is another photo of the painting.
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    So...is he rubbing that paint on? What kinda paint?

    Looks nice...

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    Paint

    Quote Originally Posted by BimmerCrab View Post
    So...is he rubbing that paint on? What kinda paint?

    Looks nice...
    I will find out the process and the paint used to obtain these results.

    Thanks,
    shane

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    Shane,
    Like your jacket choice, I too am building a cafe bike, Honda cb450 to go with my 1209gs.
    Another choice for jackets is Bates Leather in Lakewood ca, my order goes in soon

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    Nice

    Quote Originally Posted by t6pilot View Post
    Shane,
    Like your jacket choice, I too am building a cafe bike, Honda cb450 to go with my 1209gs.
    Another choice for jackets is Bates Leather in Lakewood ca, my order goes in soon
    Never heard of Bates Leather before, checked them out, their jacket called The Traditional is pretty spectacular. Would love to see some photos of you Cafe Bike if you get a chance, shane@balkowitsch.com is my email. Very cool, I wish you all the luck on your build. We are waiting for frame to come back from coating. We are going to upgrade my bike's displacement to 1000cc and will are making it a 5-speed. Stay tuned, and thanks for your comments and showing me a new leather line I have never heard of before.

    Thanks,
    Shane

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    We are...making it a 5 speed...Balkowitsch
    Shane: have a good airhead transmission guy go through that thing before you install it. You can shim them so they shift really nicely, and also, there is an upgraded shift kit available:

    http://www.largiader.com/tech/airtrans/

    And if your budget can handle it, a kicker transmission is really useful.
    Rinty

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by rinty View Post
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    And if your budget can handle it, a kicker transmission is really useful.
    What's a "kicker transmission" ? I assume, "one with a kick start"...? Didn't all /5's have kick starters?
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    BC: That's a transmission with a kick starter.

    They're really handy for loosening up a very cold engine prior to starting, and for starting if the battery fails.
    Rinty

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

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    That's a transmission with a kick starter.

    They're really handy for loosening up a very cold engine prior to starting, and for starting if the battery fails.
    ... and the pedal sticking out at a right angle makes for interesting parking lot conversation starters with non-BMW riders.
    "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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