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

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    LeMans, the movie

    This movie is an amazing classic, especially now. NO CG in this one, for obvious reasons -- all real cars and real stunts. Holds up well to this day, and is something of a time-capsule in full color.

    Try to make this film today, and the stars probably couldn't get insurance, nor could the production company.

    Shane, thanks for the update and for posting another excellent photo.

    Always ready for more moto-porn.

    Any steps toward acquiring a "learner" bike before this one is ready to roll?

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    ...he was a Porsche guy...balkowitsch
    Reminds me that just a year ago, his 1970 911S sold for 1.4 million at the RM auction. His son still has one car, I believe.
    Rinty

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    Front fender size

    Hey Shane,
    Here is what I did with the fender... if a visual helps. I also relocated the battery to under the seat hump and added in additional bracing and gussets where it used to be. Still need to do the seat, and rebuild the wheels when $$$ permits. But it's fun moving it along!

    Oh, and as far as a rear fender... "I don't need no stink'in fender!"

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    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by DERost View Post
    Hey Shane,
    Here is what I did with the fender... if a visual helps. I also relocated the battery to under the seat hump and added in additional bracing and gussets where it used to be. Still need to do the seat, and rebuild the wheels when $$$ permits. But it's fun moving it along!

    Oh, and as far as a rear fender... "I don't need no stink'in fender!"

    How are you? Yes, that really does help, I am forwarding the image and your comments over to Josh so he can see what you have done. Our battery is also going to be in the seat. Very cool looking bike, love the front fearing!

    Thanks,
    Shane

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    Brake Install

    Josh took some photos of the brakes being worked on, I am expecting a Beemers and Bits tech update at some point.

    Thanks,
    Shane
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    More

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    Brakes

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    Upgraded Brakes

    Josh did a tech update on the brake shoes install, enjoy.

    http://beemersandbits.com/2012/08/br...rs+and+Bits%29

    Thanks,
    Shane

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    The "opening-a-book" method of installing brake shoes can't be beat.
    "It is what you discover, after you know it all, that counts." _ John Wooden

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    Down here in South Texas, we call that "building a taco"...
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    Up here in the Midwest we call that, "Why didn't I think of that."

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    Ok

    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    Down here in South Texas, we call that "building a taco"...
    Ok, you guys have all sorts of names for this process, please explain to me what you are referring to? Remember I am new to this entire process and would like to get in on your secret build language?

    Thanks,
    Shane

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    Quote Originally Posted by balkowitsch View Post
    Ok, you guys have all sorts of names for this process, please explain to me what you are referring to? Remember I am new to this entire process and would like to get in on your secret build language?
    Shane -

    This post:

    http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showpost.ph...&postcount=779

    essentially shows it. One of the shoes (the right one in the pic) is pulled up nearly perpendicular to the brake housing. If the other shoe were done the same, that would be the "taco". It is easy to assemble the shoes and springs in this "taco" fashion, position the metal ends of the shoe near the posts on the braking plate, and then unfold the taco so it is flat...like a tortilla to keep the metaphor going. The shoes will snap into position (mind the fingers!) and you can adjust the shoes as needed.
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    gotta say, "penforhire" did a great documentation job on his /5, but when I got to the section on the rear brake shoes I was.. . .. . amused, and reminiscent of the day I discovered the "taco connection"

    Here's a couple of shots from the page.. .. .

    Such a simple solution for such a vexing problem.



    like he's even going to get that spring hook into that hole... ..



    A LOT of great /5 photo documentation in this blog by the way. A LOT.
    "It is what you discover, after you know it all, that counts." _ John Wooden

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    Thanks

    Thanks for explaining to the ignorant the Taco concept of Brake Shoes. You guys are the best, have a great weekend, Josh is going to spend some time in the garage this weekend and maybe next week I will have more pictures to share!

    Thanks,
    Shane

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