Josh calls this one "Men and Steel Horses", from our day together with the bikes.
Who would have ever guessed this photo would take place, not me.
An airhead can git into yer blood like no other machine, have a good ride, and thanx for the thread. Each time another airhead is rescued, built up and shown, all gear heads git more ideas, and that's the real purpose of a forum. a forum is nothing more than, "Hey, look at this, Whaddayu think?" thanx again for the trip through your build.
Very happy to hear your bike made the cover, and deservedly so!
The build is comparable to your 356 only in a different medium. Thanks for sharing with us, and kudo's to you and Josh for a job well done.
It may not be exactly what each reader would have done, but it's not their motorcycle is it?
IBA #44567 Pres. Springfield BMW Roadriders
"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."
I think this might have been mentioned before. You should have flown out to Oregon, met up with Josh, then go to the rally. I think they have a seminar spot open...have Josh explain what he did!
This is probably one of the last update Josh will do on my bike from Beemers and Bits,
Simply beautiful! I've been following along on and off. So nice to see the finished product. To be honest, I am not a big fan of cafe racers (I like to tour) but yours is very tastefully done and looks very rideable. Congrats and enjoy that beautiful machine!
I don't know if this has been covered before but what kind of mirrors are those? How do you like them?
They seem to work fine, must adjust them with a wrench so it is not like you can just grab and adjust it, you must loosen the fitting, adjust it and then tighten.
I don't see those type of bar end mirrors at that website. Any more specifics? What sort of adaptor is needed to the bar? What about the grips...were they modified?
Just got back from holidays, pulled out the mail, and there's your bike on the cover of the News! What a surprise!
That's going to be a long three week wait in July. Looking forward to seeing your pics of the first ride.
"When you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there."
www.thevintagent.com is promising a story, he runs the most popular bike blog on the planet, he wants a picture of the two machines side by side.
If this bike gets on the Vintagent, I'll surely be unsubscribing to that blog - no offense
// 1975 BMW R90/6 (cafe'd) // 1957 BMW R60 (in pieces) // 1967 Aermacchi/H-D Sprint 250 SS (custom special) // 1967 Moto Guzzi V700 (current restoration)
[QUOTE=typ181r90;885766]look to be pretty standard bar ends. In most cases you just cut the ends of the grips, put in the bar end and tighten up. Most bar ends have a bolt that when turned, tightens a nut that expands a metal clamp (only thing I can think of to describe it) to the inside of the bar. Nothing special
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