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    Quote Originally Posted by lkchris View Post
    Well, you'll never hear a BMW car owner say s/he wishes BMW made less sporty cars.

    There's a reason BMW dropped the R1200C and that the K1600 isn't much like a K1200LT.

    I'd think most BMW riders insulted by their bikes being called "baggers."

    It's perfectly OK to run old Airheads, but not so much to be afraid of or dismissive of BMW's new stuff. You simply can't do that without appearing obviously jealous.

    And, aren't the Moto Guzzi Norge and Triumph (whatever) blatant R1200RT copies? And, Moto Guzzi has a GS copy, too, and the newer GS are probably the best motorcycles anyone will ever ride. And, they don't look that bad with ammo cans for bags if that floats your boat.


    "It's perfectly OK to run old Airheads, '.....

    Well it is so nice that he & we have your permission....



    " You simply can't do that without appearing obviously jealous."

    Jealous ? Of what ?
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    http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread....-they-thinking

    Have fun with your project, but think long and hard before you rotate the engine 90 degrees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    Holy cow, start a thread and have your squabbles on it. Let Barry have his thread about what is obviously a labor of love to him without it turning into another bicker fest.

    I'll delete this post in a day or so, hope you guys do likewise and if you wish to continue to "discuss" airheads-jealousy-new bikes, then do it on a thread started for that purpose.

    Please.

    I'm all in favor of the "labor of love" project. .. I was merely commenting on a reply .
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    I'm going with a Teutonic 1000 mile style solo springer seat. a lot of the old timers ran them back in the day and still do. I didn't like the hose clamp style mounting system, so a buddy of mine fabbed up a little better set up. The 2 seats I have are, I believe, Teutonic knockoffs. Anyway a lot of the oldtimers liked them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
    I'm going with a Teutonic 1000 mile style solo springer seat. a lot of the old timers ran them back in the day and still do. I didn't like the hose clamp style mounting system, so a buddy of mine fabbed up a little better set up. The 2 seats I have are, I believe, Teutonic knockoffs. Anyway a lot of the oldtimers liked them.

    Looking forward to pics of the finished project !!

    Rode a few HD solo & Servi-Cars with that kind of seat...when padding is new/good condition...they are comfortable..
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    Thx 71243, this bike has undergone a lot of changes over the years. I'ts had the small tank , now the large tank. It's had the Windjammer, No windshild, 3 or 4 aftermarket windshields all sizes, BMW windshield, no bags, several different sets of Krausers, soft luggage, no luggage, Wixoms, 3 or 4 different seats. Several different rear racks, several different tankbags. Several side stands. Several times it approached rat bike status, but I didn't like that and I really didn't see it that way. . It 's been a naked bike, bobber, dresser. Probably the only thing it hasn't been is a cafe racer. It's been to 5 or 6 MOA nationals, several RA nationals. Probably 7 or 8 times down to Daytona Bike week. Once down to Key West, Another trip to Flamingo Point down to the southern end of mainland Fl. 4 or 5 trips when rode to Daytona, Fl. where I rode it straight thru 800 miles stopping only to gas up. No telling how many local rallies, runs, rides, benefits I've rode this bike. Generally I've gotten more favorable comments from non BMW riders than BMW riders. It really didn't matter much either way, it was my bike. I've trail rode it where a lot of GS riders wouldn't even think of ridin ther bikes and I'm no off road rider. Any way it'll always get 2 thumbs up from me. It's all good.

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    Rebuild

    I ride and hang out with a lot of motorcycle riders, who ride the complete gamut of bikes. To the off brand riders I try to explain that I just really like BMW's. BMW riders ask which bike is best and I usually answer all of them. I usually get a vacant look. Any given year, I generally think they are the best bike available. New models come out every year and their good bikes to. It doesn't diminish last years great model. I own and ride other brands of bikes, I pretty much like everything. German's build their bikes to have a long service life, but they also build them to be rebuilt. That's what's happening here.

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    Now that the seat mount is pretty much decided, I hope to get started on stripping down the rolling chassis to individual components. I've decided that the frame/subframe will be stripped and painted a black enamel. I've also been giving a lot of attention to the wheels, so that will be coming up pretty quick. This bike will be slightly to moderately customized. That said, when this bike is finished any one who likes /6's will recognize it as a /6. The /6 has good bones and has a natural good look. A lot of that has to do with it's almost perfect proportions. I know it sounds silly, but it just does. When you start addin stuff , the proportions get out of whack pretty quick.

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    Front wheel and new twin disc set starting to shape up. Cleaning, polishing, detailing. Rebuild the internals next, then over to a buddy to check wheel spoke trueness.

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    definitions of "bagger"

    Wikipedia says a bagger is one who puts groceries in a bag. Rodney Dangerfield used to say his wife was a two bagger. She was so ugly he put one bag over her head and one over his in case hers broke. In the motorcycle world most commonly understood to be any motorcycle with saddlebags. There are bagger websites and organizations and contests, So I guess my GS and my /6 both could be called "baggers".

    I like that you are not going to change the basic looks of the /6. I agree there is a classic look to our bikes, much like Triumph's, Nortons, Guzzi's and Electra Glides.

    Have fun with your build and keep the pictures coming. I would like to see a before and after shot.
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    OL Yaller

    Bagger, Bag Lady, Ol Yaller are all names that would have fit my bike back in the day. The front rim is the original Weinmann with SS spokes. The front hub and one rotor are original pieces and the other rotor was sourced off the BMW used parts in the ON's. The solid disc rotors are unique to the '74 model year.

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    4 Bagger

    Using the Rodney Daingerfield graph, I've seen a few 2 bagger BMW's and a couple of 3 baggers. Back in the nineties at the Bulow BMW campground during Daytona bike Week I ran across a 3, no make that a 4 bagger. I took the night off from partying in Daytona and stayed in the Bulow campground all night, just hung around. Two dudes rode up, one got off his bike and walked off. The other just stood there straddling his loaded down bike. After a good while I couldn't stand it. Hey man, why don't you get off your bike and take a break. He sheepishly replied I can't. What? I can't, my sidestand and center stand are both broke. Good Lord! Got a few sticks of firewood and put under his cylinder. He got off and he couldn't stop thankin me.

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