And now for my next scheme

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by sean_q, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. sean_q

    sean_q Guest

    1. I arranged to buy a '73 BMW R75/5 rolling frame.

    2. I also found a '72 R75/5 insurance write-off. Frame status
    is "non-repairable" due to major hurt-hurts. The motor
    is believed to run (but I need to get this confirmed).

    3. I have a '78 Dnepr MT-10/36 which *might* (with some futzing)
    take a /5 BMW motor. I HAVE JUST BEGUN to futz!

    4. The vendor for [2] also has a 1977 BMW R60/6 with a "repairable"
    status. That means it's registerable provided that a different motor
    is installed and a U-built tag applied for.

    My track record on projects isn't all that great. However, I have
    never been so retired before. And I have a shop manual, a set of
    cheap tools and a can-do attitude! Also, I never try and force
    anything, I just reach for a bigger hammer.

    By the time the dust settles I hope to have a BWM-powered hack rig
    and one or two other airheads to ride (or sell).

    ps. I saw an Craig's ad from a local dealership holding a liquidation
    sale. Naturally I went tear-assing down there and managed to score
    a $200 spare trailer wheel for $40 as well as a few other goodies
    such as windscreens, mounting kits and a sidecar fender. At least,
    that's what it's going to be once I've customized it a bit.

    Car pay D M,

    sean_q, Apr 2, 2011
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    Gyp Guest

    Seize the nuts?

    Just out of interest, how long do folk tend to last into retirement in your
    part of the world,,?
    Gyp, Apr 2, 2011
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    Apr 19, 2011
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    How is everything going? Keep us posted please.
    kyla, May 5, 2011
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