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i've been looking for a early 60s /2 frame for sometime. you have the look of a hardtail but the comfort of a swing arm frame.I think a mid 70s r90,r100 engine would fit in with out any problems and you can get pretty good performance out of them. I really like the looks of that bike, traditional but different. Where did you find that article? thanks for sharing, get people to think outside of the hd/triumph box. Gregg
 

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greggski said:
i've been looking for a early 60s /2 frame for sometime. you have the look of a hardtail but the comfort of a swing arm frame.I think a mid 70s r90,r100 engine would fit in with out any problems and you can get pretty good performance out of them. I really like the looks of that bike, traditional but different. Where did you find that article? thanks for sharing, get people to think outside of the hd/triumph box. Gregg
heya Greggski! Ok, here's the deal. The VP of my club built a total hot rod exactly as you described above. It's a 1966 /2 with an R90 motor from a /6. The result is a bitchen all black, low bike, single brown saddle, deer antlers, and he just leaves me and my R75/6 is his wake of destruction!!

to wit: Out on the 95 in Nevada one time (2am, in FREEZING march '05), 4 of us were hauling ass back to the cabin @ about 90mph. The VP on his "R90/2", Tail-light Larry on his flying brick (K75), WhopChop on his 850 T3 Guzzi, and me on my R75/6. Well, I had about 1/2" more throttle when the VP decides that 90 is not fast enough. Now we're all at 102/105mph, and that fucker is still pulling away!!! That bike is so damn fast!! The K bike can keep up, but me & the guzzi were maxed out, watching them split!
Anyway, that boring story convinced another club member to build one...only he went one better and Dremmel-tooled an old R90/6 nameplate to actually say R90/2! I'll post pics of that soon.

LMK and I'll get the VP to tell ya what he had to do; shit, he even put the old 4 finned valve covers on it!
 

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richard cranium said:
i like the way the builder built upon the unique design elements of the bmw, rather than hacking a bmw engine into a hardtail harley frame.
Yep, that's a cool beemer...but in my opinion, BMW tanks are so cool, I wonder how that bike would've looked with the original.
 

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gsglbc said:
The VP of my club built a total hot rod exactly as you described above.
was this bike at the JOMO show in pasadena a couple months ago?

setup like a street scrambler, wassel tank, ceriani front end, bates seat, entire motor was polished
super bitchin
im so pissed i didnt have my camera
best bike there
 

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heya Greggski! Ok, here's the deal. The VP of my club built a total hot rod exactly as you described above. It's a 1966 /2 with an R90 motor from a /6. The result is a bitchen all black, low bike, single brown saddle, deer antlers, and he just leaves me and my R75/6 is his wake of destruction!!

to wit: Out on the 95 in Nevada one time (2am, in FREEZING march '05), 4 of us were hauling ass back to the cabin @ about 90mph. The VP on his "R90/2", Tail-light Larry on his flying brick (K75), WhopChop on his 850 T3 Guzzi, and me on my R75/6. Well, I had about 1/2" more throttle when the VP decides that 90 is not fast enough. Now we're all at 102/105mph, and that fucker is still pulling away!!! That bike is so damn fast!! The K bike can keep up, but me & the guzzi were maxed out, watching them split!
Anyway, that boring story convinced another club member to build one...only he went one better and Dremmel-tooled an old R90/6 nameplate to actually say R90/2! I'll post pics of that soon.

LMK and I'll get the VP to tell ya what he had to do; shit, he even put the old 4 finned valve covers on it!
gsglbc, some pics of the vp 's bike would be very cool. It sounds like you have a bunch of cool guys to ride with. Around here its either the hd costume party guys or the fast and furious crowd , not a whole lot in between. thankfully theres a ton a fast two lane mountain roads to ride .keeps things interesting. any build up info on the vps bike would also be greatly appreciated. Thanks Gregg
 

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Brian Douglas said:
was this bike at the JOMO show in pasadena a couple months ago?

setup like a street scrambler, wassel tank, ceriani front end, bates seat, entire motor was polished
super bitchin
im so pissed i didnt have my camera
best bike there
Nope, "polished motor " means it certainly wasn't the VPs bike.
 

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R90/2s

greggski said:
gsglbc, some pics of the vp 's bike would be very cool. It sounds like you have a bunch of cool guys to ride with. Around here its either the hd costume party guys or the fast and furious crowd , not a whole lot in between. thankfully theres a ton a fast two lane mountain roads to ride .keeps things interesting. any build up info on the vps bike would also be greatly appreciated. Thanks Gregg


the VP leaves for the Czech Republic on 7/5/05, so I'll snap some pics next time I see him (probably on Sunday)...or I'll break into his garage while he's gone. I'll try to get a pic of the nameplate on the r90/2 under construction too!
 

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Re: R90/2s

I had to sneak these pics against the VPs will...
Of course, he's got the 2 finned covers on now, and I took that photo to show the etching I did... Just like on my bike, it says the intake and exhaust clearances for the valves! Hard to see cuz my camera was $5...and worth every penny! enjoy
 

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Gsglbc,when your vp gets back see if you can get more info on the bike if you get the chance! i definetly like what i see. I just need to know about frame clearance, drive shaft use (/2 shaft,/5short shaft,/5 long shaft) and other little stuff. Thanks for the picks, Gregg
 
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