Via ADVrider member Jehu.
zondag 27 februari 2011
donderdag 24 februari 2011
woensdag 23 februari 2011
maandag 21 februari 2011
Zoran Requested to have the license plate and the rear light moved to the back off the seat, so I did that. I made a rear fender to protect the intake filters (not on the photo's yet), repaired the throttle cable and tuned the carbs a bit.
Runs really nice, nice warm sound too! (in the video it is still on the choke, so it's a bit loud/rough). There seems to be a problem with the clutch though. I'll see if I can find the problem later on.
woensdag 16 februari 2011
I never liked the looks of the BMW K-series. I tried to envision the possibilities for these bikes on a couple of occasions, but I never managed to find any.
Max did. Max is from Northern Italy and he send me these photo's. Thank you Max! Really cool bike!
zaterdag 12 februari 2011
It has been a long while since I rode it. I thought I remembered it being about as fast and about as fun as the CB750. I must be getting old, because my memory was way, way off.
Being used to the CB now, I almost crashed it the first couple of hundred meters. Everything on the bike is violent. Gas response, the brakes, engine braking, cornering..... Absolutely fantastic. To say that I enjoyed riding it is a massive understatement. What a bike to ride.....
Just a shame the tank cure treatment failed. I'll continue this season with a messy looking tank and I'll try to fix things after the season again.
This runner sits proud and cheeky, kicking ass daily on Madrid's stop lights. JR is a big fan of the 75/5 and when he found this 1972 unit, he didn't think it twice before jumping on her. Originally a Belgium bike, was imported and registered in Spain under historic plates. Once resting in his garage, JR rushed to the grinders and shaved off the clumsy lookin subframe, adding the sweet "Speedster" tail that she irreverently shows off now. Other mods; are the lower shocks that balance the stance, blacked (Wassell style) ribbed fender, classic Ford Model A rear light in an upright position, custom seat, Firestone Deluxe Classics (400.19 on the front and 450.18 on the rear), Renthal MX bars, shortened pipes and a classy & well executed 2 tone paint to finish the deal.
As JR shouts:"... is not a bobber, not a chopper not a racer... its just a F***ing ROD BIKE that never rests!"
vrijdag 11 februari 2011
donderdag 10 februari 2011
woensdag 9 februari 2011
dinsdag 8 februari 2011
At least, it sure felt that way.... I still have major problems with the BMW gas tank (the tank cure treatment didn't work), but I really needed to take it for a ride. The CX hasn't been out of the shed in over 6 months, it too needed fresh air.
It was absolutely fantastic.