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    Airhead Photos - Unknown Vintage Airhead in Hawaii

    A friend of mine is traveling in Hawaii and spotted what appears to be an older BMW with sidecar there. He made some photos which I thought I'd share. The location of this is "The Holualoa Kona Coffee Company" in Holualoa, HI.

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    Airhead Photos - Unknown Vintage Airhead in Hawaii - Part 2

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    No expert, here, but I think that may be a Chinese variant of a Ural, the roundels notwithstanding.

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    I believe that is a Chang Jiang.
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    My guess is this is a Chinese Chang Jiang 750. I believe it's a knock off of the R71.
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    I'm guessing the Chinese Chang Jiang is a knockoff of a Russian Ural, Cossack, or Dneiper motorcycle. But, that's just a wild guess.

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    And using the BMW Roundel on a club's logo was taboo
    Hope the location of that isn't in the metadata.........
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    Looks like the emblems are "stick on".

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    Not much to guess about, the photo says it all.

    Chiang Jiang M1S, overhead valves make it a late '70s vintage (previous 750 was flathead). Parts are readily available, from Sidecarpro Some chassis parts are interchangeable with Dnepr and Ural.
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    Not much to guess about, the photo says it all.
    "Not much to guess about" if you read Chinese.

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    if you read Chinese.
    ... or if you're familiar with Chiang Jiang / Dnepr history.
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