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    r60 with r1150 engine

    on the cover of jan/feb otl mag

    not for the purists but very cool.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gStKmR3M124vvvv
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    Very nice, but I guess where he rides braking isn't an issue.
    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonysR100 View Post
    Very nice, but I guess where he rides braking isn't an issue.
    I think it's got anti-lock brakes, if you know what I mean.
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    Very nice, but I guess where he rides braking isn't an issue.
    Cheers,
    Tony
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    Reminds me of a /2 I modified a couple years ago...... in photoshop
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    Quote Originally Posted by 35634 View Post
    Reminds me of a /2 I modified a couple years ago...... in photoshop
    That would be awesome.

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    Wow, sounds great with the old style mufflers on the Oilhead engine, especially without all the clatter noise common to the old Airheads.

    I recall, over 15 years ago, an article in the ON about a buildup of a /2 chassis with an R100 engine, and the disc brakes from the late 70's, on a Earles front fork. Made a really cool bike out of it.

    I have always thought BMW should never have built the R1200C like it was. But instead build a modern interpretation of the /2, or an R69S, with the Oilhead engine. That would have been a classic BMW cruiser much more than trying to emulate some flat-twin style of a Harley or a typical American cruiser.

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    No PS here, real VW conversions have been around for years. A buddy of mine had a /2-1600cc VW rig to tug his Velorex. It wasn't fast, but you could pull stumps with it... provided the final drive didn't pack it in.

    Several companies offered conversion kits; this one is by Butterfield I think.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ANDYVH View Post

    I have always thought BMW should never have built the R1200C like it was. But instead build a modern interpretation of the /2, or an R69S, with the Oilhead engine. That would have been a classic BMW cruiser much more than trying to emulate some flat-twin style of a Harley or a typical American cruiser.
    + 1

    That would be cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonysR100 View Post
    Very nice, but I guess where he rides braking isn't an issue.
    Cheers,
    Tony
    Brakes are over rated. They'll just slow you down.

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    i knew a guy who was addicted to break fluid

    he said it was no big deal because he could stop whenever he wanted.
    "Enemy fighters at 2 o'clock!...Roger, What should i do until then?"

    2010 r1200r, 2009 harley crossbones, 2008 triumph/sidecar, 1970 norton commando 750

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