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

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40427 View Post
    I sent them a message asking for a quote on a shock for my 85 R80
    He is a really nice guy, a one man shop, jack of all trades this Tom fellow, I can help by letting you know that I paid $525 with delivery for my set of shocks if that gives you any indication. By the way, I just love the name of his shop, Rubber Chicken Racing Garage, what's not to like about that! I mean really, having a Rubber Chicken for your mascot, it is genius.

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    Rubber Chicken

    Tom says he is going to send me some stickers!
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    I got a quote from another racer shock builder but it gave me heart palpitations

    I am looking for more comfort than high speed handling.
    Crikey if i wanted to go fast it certainly would not be on this old nail . LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by balkowitsch View Post
    Got ourselves a set of YSS Shocks for the build, talked with a great guy by the name of Tom at Rubber Chicken Racing Garage,

    http://www.rubberchickenracinggarage...uspension.html

    They adjust them to the riding weight of the rider, very excited to see what Josh thinks of them.

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    what model are those?

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    Problems in Restorationville

    Well we have our first major issue with the build. Josh had a feeling that the silver color of the Liquid Coating did not appear the same as the Metal Swatch that I signed off on. We are trying to match the K45-286 Silver of the Porsche as closely as possible and have the durability of this coating. Well he had a hunch and I think him being a photographer and working with shades and colors every day helped him identify the issue. So I sent the swatch that I was provided some months ago that I accepted and he has matched it up to the bike and it is not even close. So back to the Liquid Coaters all the parts will go tomorrow. It is his feeling that they did not put the clear coat on the bike as they were suppose to and we will find out if that is the issue. Below is a picture of the swatch up next to the newing coated frame and as you see, it is not going to do. Bound to happen with any restoration, issues like this, but the guys who did the coating said if it does not match the original swatch they would take care of it, all it means in some delays.

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    Shane,
    Don't take this wrong, but I find it totally humorous that you're throwing this kind of money at a motorcycle. At the same time, I totally get it. In regards to the swatch, the damn thing looks kinda beige in your photo. It just seems a damn shame to send the bits back but hey, it's your prerogative. Yeah, I said "prerogative"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Shane,
    Don't take this wrong, but I find it totally humorous that you're throwing this kind of money at a motorcycle. At the same time, I totally get it. In regards to the swatch, the damn thing looks kinda beige in your photo. It just seems a damn shame to send the bits back but hey, it's your prerogative. Yeah, I said "prerogative"...
    Yeah it is just the picture, the swatch is the same or very very similar to the silver of my car, which will be the paint for the tank and fenders on the bike, Josh feels that they just did not clear coat the pieces, it is way too reflective right now, almost like when you buy spray paint that is trying to be SILVER Metal, that kind of reflective, not really going to work. We will get it figured out.

    As far as throwing money at a motorcycle, my brother bought a new Harley for over $20K, I will be well under that price when it is all said and done and I will have a sister bike to my car and it is will vintage, it will be German and it will be exactly how I want it. Small price to pay if you ask me, but money really is not the object, because like the Porsche, I never expect to part with it unless I need to sell them to feed my family or something, so they will be mine for decades to come and I do not even think twice about resale value when it comes to these two projects. I can think of a million worse ways of spending a little expendable income, but then I am a romantic when it comes to these restorations, thinking about saving two vehicles and putting them back on the road is just very powerful for me and to know they will be passed down to my kids makes me smile even more. They may inherit them with dents, scratches and rock chips, but at least they will know who put the dents, scratches and rock chips there.

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    To get the product you want it will be worth the wait and extra time. At least it sounds like the folks doing the finishes understand what you want and are trying to deliver.

    As for cost, well i know plenty of folks who have spent a lot of money on things I don't really understand , but it makes them happy and they are certainly not missing any meals over the expense.
    I say you should be commended for taking on this project and keeping your goals clear as problems arise.

    I think it was Jay Leno who said something to the effect;
    all 100 point restorations should be used /driven or ridden all the way back to zero and then brought back again.

    I'm not a fan of trailer /garage queens.
    If I can't ride it , drive it , or sail it I don't want it.

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    ...this kind of money...Geoff
    And what else are you going to spend your money on?

    As any developer will tell you, it's difficult to get men into malls....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40427 View Post
    To get the product you want it will be worth the wait and extra time. At least it sounds like the folks doing the finishes understand what you want and are trying to deliver.

    As for cost, well i know plenty of folks who have spent a lot of money on things I don't really understand , but it makes them happy and they are certainly not missing any meals over the expense.
    I say you should be commended for taking on this project and keeping your goals clear as problems arise.

    I think it was Jay Leno who said something to the effect;
    all 100 point restorations should be used /driven or ridden all the way back to zero and then brought back again.

    I'm not a fan of trailer /garage queens.
    If I can't ride it , drive it , or sail it I don't want it.
    Good morning, I had never heard that Jay Leno quote before, that is pretty spectacular. I know he has a small team of guys on staff working every day on his car projects and keeping them running and on the road. He even has a Steam Engine specialist that does nothing more than maintain and restore his steam engine cars. But Jay Leno's money is a little bit different than the rest of the worlds. As you stated if my family was going without or we were struggling, these projects would be the last thing from my mind, but we are fortunate enough right now that we are not and we only go around once. Maybe it was my Oncology Experience as a Nurse that reminds me how the game can change at a moments notice and how I saw and knew of dreams unfulfilled because fate played its terrible role sometimes. Again, I get too philosphical at times, I do understand that they are just metal, leather and rubber. Thanks for all the support,

    Shane

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    Powder Coated Wheel Hubs

    The wheel hubs are done in the white as requested, I really think they are going to pop!

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    No such thing. . .

    as "too philosophical," Shane. Of course, it helps that you actually have something insightful to share. You and Josh have lots of (deserved) FANS on this site, and the "numbers don't lie." You may have noticed that some (happily, only some) posters seem to want to take little digs at those of us engaged in thoughtful sharing and those having F-U-N while the lights are still on. I guess "axe grinders" are always with us, eh?

    Just returned from a 2500-mile trip on my '78 Motosport, and every mile was pure joy. Somehow, there's always that little baseline frisson when riding an old machine, perhaps having to do with is this thing taking me all the way home? or will I be tinkering beside the road for a few hours . .?? Gotta love it. The Airheads hold a special place for those fortunate enough to explore the fascinating world of LuftKopfs.

    GREAT looking hubs, by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walking Eagle View Post
    as "too philosophical," Shane. Of course, it helps that you actually have something insightful to share. You and Josh have lots of (deserved) FANS on this site, and the "numbers don't lie." You may have noticed that some (happily, only some) posters seem to want to take little digs at those of us engaged in thoughtful sharing and those having F-U-N while the lights are still on. I guess "axe grinders" are always with us, eh?

    Just returned from a 2500-mile trip on my '78 Motosport, and every mile was pure joy. Somehow, there's always that little baseline frisson when riding an old machine, perhaps having to do with is this thing taking me all the way home? or will I be tinkering beside the road for a few hours . .?? Gotta love it. The Airheads hold a special place for those fortunate enough to explore the fascinating world of LuftKopfs.

    GREAT looking hubs, by the way.

    Walking Eagle
    Thanks Walking Eagle for you kind words as always. The experience is so much more enjoyable sharing with everyone, everyone in the know. Remember I am new, "don't know my ass from a hole in the ground" as my mother would say, but I have appreciation for these machines and hopefully everyone who wants to enjoys the process as much as I am.

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    Shane ; at least you sound like a mench and not some guy with money and an attitude.

    Believe me there are enough of those types around and not enough like you . Willing to share your experiences and love of older things.

    Class act IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40427 View Post
    Shane ; at least you sound like a mench and not some guy with money and an attitude.

    Believe me there are enough of those types around and not enough like you . Willing to share your experiences and love of older things.

    Class act IMHO.
    Thanks for your kind words and you taught me a new word, "Mench" which is very much complimentary and I thank you for that. The biggest struggle that I have with the limited success that I have had is other peoples attitude towards me and my money, I am the same poor guy from 20 years ago in my head. I put myself through college eating Ramen Noodles 5 times a week, not because I like them, but because they were only 35 cents a packet and I could not afford anything more. I use to leave the lights on in my apartment because if I turned them off the cockroaches would come out and it would freak me out when I turned them on, I am not complaining, just sharing true experiences. But trust me, I believe others have had it much worse and have risen to much higher than I ever could.

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