Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by Hog., May 12, 2011.

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    Hog. Guest

    Hog., May 12, 2011
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    Krusty Guest

    The spokes go into the edge of the rim rather than the middle, so I'd
    guess so.
    Krusty, May 12, 2011
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    sean_q Guest

    I like the sound and feel of the Beemer airhead, but when I test rode
    an R75/6 it had less power than I had expected (and wanted).

    So maybe I'd be happier with an R100. In fact I'm pretty sure of it.

    One slight problem: I have too many bikes already which I also like:

    '07 Triumph Bonneville-Scrambler-Thruxton [under restoration]
    '06 Suzuki S40 (aka LS650 Savage) [the one I actually ride]
    '05 Sportster 883 [not insured yet]
    '94 Magna V45 + sidecar [runs but not currently insured]
    '85 Dnepr MT-11 + sidecar [also running and insured]
    '79 Dnepr MT-10/36 + sidecar [not running] [never tried]
    '71 BMW R75/5 [insurance write-off; not running yet]
    '72 BMW R75/5 bare frame
    'xx various derelicts in rehab including 2 Honda 1xx's

    Wow, now that I list them all that's a lot of bikes for someone
    who lives in a trailer (or "caravan" in the Queen's English).

    Where do I keep them all? At various friends' places scattered
    around the city here. (Vancouver, BC, Canada).

    sean_q, May 12, 2011
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    Gyp Guest

    That one's been in my watch list for a couple of days though it does
    look a tad grubby. IIRC, yes they are tubeless spoked rims.

    I rode one at the launch and thought it rather lovely. Don't think it
    would suit the S fairing though as the instruments are much bigger and
    bars are more T than S
    Gyp, May 12, 2011
  5. A friend had one: the "Mystic". He dubbed it the "Mistake".
    No idea
    The Older Gentleman, May 12, 2011
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    Hog. Guest

    I don't think I'll bid. I really have to dispose of 3 before buying another.
    Shame because they are rare.

    I've got a complete spare RS fairing I believe and a 3rd top half and frame.
    Hog., May 13, 2011
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    Pete Fisher Guest

    The R90S had a certain presence for its day. Nothing since.
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    Pete Fisher, May 13, 2011
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    Hog. Guest

    Not cheap but a fair price.
    was it you?
    Hog., May 16, 2011
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    Hog. Guest

    Hog., May 16, 2011
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    Gyp Guest

    Thought the same
    Nope; 2 SOBoxers is enough (at the mo)
    Gyp, May 16, 2011
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    Gyp Guest

    Gyp, May 16, 2011
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    Krusty Guest

    Krusty, May 16, 2011
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    Steve Parry Guest

    Nice customised version here


    Steve Parry
    87 BMW R80RS, 03 BMW R1100S Boxercup, 07 BMW K1200GT SE
    87 Yamaha FS1, Sukida SK90PY,
    91 Kawasaki AR50, 82 Suzuki GN400, BMW 330Ci
    Steve Parry, May 16, 2011
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    Hog. Guest

    Wow that is a really beautiful motorcycle.
    Is that a Staintune exhaust system?

    Unfortunately they didn't change the tank to match up with the (very bloody
    rare) short RS seat unit, which lets it down a little. But I'm looking at
    this and at my RS and thinking Hmmm!

    I'd love to fit tubeless wire wheels to my bike. I'm guessing there must be
    a GS model drum brake hub which would match.
    Hog., May 17, 2011
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    Hog. Guest

    Just think you could take SO and child out for a nice little run
    Hog., May 17, 2011
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    Ace Guest

    I thought he already had a perfectly good BMW to do that in?
    Ace, May 17, 2011
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    Krusty Guest

    It's not exactly child friendly is it?
    Krusty, May 17, 2011
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    Hog. Guest

    It looks great!
    Hog., May 17, 2011
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    Krusty Guest

    Krusty, May 17, 2011
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    Hog. Guest

    I wondered if someone might be googling and find that.
    There is a bloke out there with a 2CV shaped sidecar which can, I
    understand, be piloted from the bike or sidecar.
    Hog., May 17, 2011
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