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    Interesting VWxBMW marriage

    Id heard of these conversions being done, back in the day, but had never seen pics of one. This looks like a well-done example:
    https://silodrome.com/bmw-volkswagen-fikobike/

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider View Post
    Id heard of these conversions being done, back in the day, but had never seen pics of one. This looks like a well-done example:
    https://silodrome.com/bmw-volkswagen-fikobike/

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    I'm sure there are many...here's another example that Duane Ausherman offers up on his website:

    https://w6rec.com/bmw-motorcycle-with-a-vw-engine/
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    This was not a unique bike. There were many others including a "kit bike" I think was called a Willis conversion running around in the 60s. IIRC a common problem was dealing with carb icing complications.

    It was an answer to a question I never asked.

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    I knew a guy in Anchorage that had two VW/BMW conversations. He rode one once a year to Fairbanks. He said it was a bunch of work to end up with a difficult bike to maintain and with not much power.
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