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Old 03-01-2014, 02:41 PM   #1
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scrambler project making progression, day 1, staring at the pile of poo, and taking notes,
day 2 strip all unwanted, weird wires(think the previous owner was making a dash board)
day 3 get fork ear lobes on, fresh painted bucket lights, and bars back on
now for the wiring!!! I'm gonna need some good luck with this, its confusing in there
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Old 03-01-2014, 02:54 PM   #2
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I'm dig'n it. Great lines. Wrench on...
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:06 PM   #3
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I rode an R60/5 once for approximately 50 miles. Me and a buddy were out riding. He had his 1972 R60/5 and I was on my 1974 H-D Sportster XLH 1000. We pulled over for a break and a smoke and I said " hey man, you want to ride a Harley?" and he said well of fuckin' course ! So, he got on my bike and I got on his. I fired it up and went to take off and couldn't help but seriously notice it ran like a sewing machine and it seemed so smooth and almost like no power ( compared to the Sportster ) on the take off but a smooth and even trek up to highway speed. So, that is my experience with BMW's. Would you say that this about summarizes the performance on your R60/5 ninjaDarookie? I like the 1970's BMW's and may get one, one day but thinking I might need one with a little more HP !!
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:26 PM   #4
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thats pretty cool whittiger, they are indeed slow bikes. They are very torque low end engines, but they def don't go to fast. They do hug corners pretty nice though, you would think you'd scrape the jugs but you don't. I def. recommend getting one, i have a few bikes, and my r75/5 starts up all the time, its a lot more dependable than my modern bike. I've met multiple people who have driven coast to coast w no problems at all on the slash 5's.. If you want faster bmw get an r90/7 or r100.
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:45 PM   #5
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update on the scrambler project.. its running nice, I've driven the bike several times over 50 mile journeys. just did points, condenser, fuel line, grips, some electrical, and in the next few days i will install trial tires, and fenders come off and cut. ill post some pics.
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:49 PM   #6
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thats a cool pic hatch.. where is that pic of you ripping through the water?
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:08 AM   #7
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Yea I have a R60 in my Dnepr side hack deal and it is kind of sluggish but I use it in the winter here in Norway and I don't need more torque on the slippery roads. I'd bump up to an R80 if I were to ride it during the summer.
My uncle has a R100 and its not really lacking in power at all. BWM are super reliable that's for sure. When I was younger I thought they were the ugliest bikes ever made.... now I kinda like them.....
Maybe this means I'm getting old.

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Old 03-23-2014, 03:59 AM   #8
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It's nice Hatch, but too many Harley attributes in my opinion.
I've seen some very interesting BWM builds, both Café and Bobber (along with the scramblers and so on)... and they really lend themselves best to their own style. I feel the same way about Brit bikes built up like a big twin too.
I've got a real soft spot for the earliy 40s BMW R12, 750 flattie, the line are beautiful done up right. Too bad the price is way to stiff for me.

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I remember a pre-WWII supercharged race one going up the hill at Goodwood Festival of Speed a few years ago - hell of a noise, definitely der earsplittenloudenboomer!
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:47 AM   #10
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nice Steppenwolf reference!
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Old 03-23-2014, 02:24 PM   #11
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I don't want to come off sounding like a smart-ass know-it-all but the 750cc slash 6 (R75/6) was the smoothest BMW of them all. Still slow but enough horsepower to get down the road. 80-90 mph ALL DAY LONG and night too.
The /6 series ran from '74 thru '76 and included the R60, R75, R90 and R90S.
Most all components (frames, forks, engines, etc.) are interchangeable. I rode the damn things for over 25 years, talk about misspent youth. But they always got me where I wanted to go. In 1985 BMW introduced the monoshock suspension which really upgraded the handling. They also came out with the GS series, their off-road enduro bikes. Couldn't give them away at first. A new level of butt-ugly. Then we found out how well they handled on the street. The rest is history.
They will take a LOT of abuse, just don't try to do a burn-out, that's just sad. The custom thing is limited, IMHO. Cafe or scrambler can be pulled off, the Harley thing just doesn't work. I had a BMW under my wrinkled old ass for over 200K miles and enjoyed the trip. Still enjoying a pushrod twin, just a little different configuration now. Ride Long!
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Old 03-23-2014, 04:23 PM   #12
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Here's mine... plenty fast for what it is. Like Hatch said. Get's me outa town at 80 and puts me on the gravel in style. Feet up slides are a hoot. I love the looks you get from the modern dirt bike riders and with all their color matched gear as you ride past on a 30 year old modified street bike. Don't forget that the BMW airhead platform was used successfully in a lot of ISDT and Desert Rally races during the 70's and 80's.



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Old 03-23-2014, 04:27 PM   #13
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Hey Boondocker, this ride has your name on it!

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