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    geno_rocket
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    That VW conversion is the original "Boss Hoss" and so old school - the bars make it perfect. I can just picture it and rider rolling into a 1960's make love, not war get together, followed by a guy driving the hack with a "groovy chick" in the side car. Bell bottoms anyone?

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    Excellent!

    19 BMWMOA Nationals under my belt, and I have no idea what I am doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gron View Post
    I can just picture it and rider rolling into a 1960's make love, not war get together, followed by a guy driving the hack with a "groovy chick" in the side car.
    I was told sidecar rigs are chick magnets.

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    Man, I would have loved to have come across that VW conversion... What a neat project!

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    no chicks for you..

    You have to go to work asap... besides.. you now cannot afford them.

    good luck with your projects.. I would consider my self lucky... I know you will make something of all of this.

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    had been wonderin' what the story was with this junk since i saw your pics on fb

    what's the deal with the Cyrillic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubbaZanetti View Post
    had been wonderin' what the story was with this junk since i saw your pics on fb

    what's the deal with the Cyrillic?
    I live for old junk; I have old iron disease.

    ..and that's just my screen name in Russian.

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    You got yourself a good amount of material to work with! And you got a lot of goodies to go with it. And you got everything all at once. I say that's a сумасшедше great deal! Congratulations on the great find!

    IMO, the TR500 is the best looking sidecar rig of the period. And the VW conversion has to be the coolest period mod.

    I will be looking forward to your work-in-progress posts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bostonmish View Post
    IMO, the TR500 is the best looking sidecar rig of the period.
    It's a toss up for me between:



    and:



    But, I'm glad to have my TR500 copy! If only it had the cool light thing on the fender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazydrummerdude View Post
    It's a toss up for me between:



    and:



    But, I'm glad to have my TR500 copy! If only it had the cool light thing on the fender.
    My heart is with the TR500, because that's what spoke to me the loudest when the time came to buy.

    I just returned from 200 miles along the coast of New England, with my wife in the sidecar, and everywhere we went the people would mob. Turns out, showing up with one of these attached to a /2 really IS a big deal, ...if done right and handled well.

    Anyway, if you've been to bluemoon website, you've seen that the thing you covet is the "cobra handle" with the light kit, harness, gaskets, etc.

    I used to covet it too. Then I went to a show and parked my rig right next to a Zundapp with an S500 car (both in turquoise). Magnificent. The S500 had the cobra, as did several other Steibs in the show. I was as surprised as possible, but in person the cobra handles did not make an impression on me. Can't explain it; maybe it's the way they always get photographed vs how you see them in life.

    Not trying to talk you out of it, just sharing my perception. Besides, you probably have a few things you could trade to get that cobra after all.

    Curious whether your rig has the brake installed. It looks like you have the drum sized hub...

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazydrummerdude View Post
    .........



    .....
    I really like these.
    19 BMWMOA Nationals under my belt, and I have no idea what I am doing.

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    Ok, now comes the "fun" part. Obtaining a title.

    I bought them from a guy who got them from Oklahoma. He did a VIN/title search through OK and it came back clear.

    I took this to the license bureau today while I was doing other business and just asked about the steps necessary to obtaining a title. I was told to go to the Circuit Court Clerk.

    I called the Circiut Court Clerk, and the b*tch was absolutely unfriendly and unhelpful. All I got out of it was that I need a "declatory judgement." To get this, I'd need a lawyer. I called a lawyer, and he wants "$1000-$1500"!!!!

    $1500 for a piece of paper? If that's the case, I'll just take the plate off my R90 and put it on the sidecar rig.

    So, anyone here actually title a vehicle purchased without a title? Specifically, in Missouri?

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    Check with Dave Clark at Forever Endeavor Motorcycles in Eureka.

    http://www.abcbmw.com/

    You might also want to get to know him. He cut his teeth on the /2 bikes and knows quite a bit about them. He did the slingers on my R69S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    Check with Dave Clark at Forever Endeavor Motorcycles in Eureka.

    http://www.abcbmw.com/

    You might also want to get to know him. He cut his teeth on the /2 bikes and knows quite a bit about them. He did the slingers on my R69S.
    I DO personally know him and his family.

    I was thinking about stopping by there some time and bringing this up.

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    Wow, in CA, it is easy. Not even expensive... Just do a bill of sale, fill out a lost pink slip form & get a cop to verify the VIN on the bike matches the paper... At least something is easy in CA...

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