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post #2701 of 4527
Your BSA looks clean and really nice. Has it been restored or just well maintained? I'm guessing restored due to the painted wheels.
post #2702 of 4527
That BSA is the bee's fucken knees..
post #2703 of 4527
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Originally Posted by John Doe View Post

Your BSA looks clean and really nice. Has it been restored or just well maintained? I'm guessing restored due to the painted wheels.


Here's a quick story on that BSA.  My dad bought that bike from his brother-in-law in 1969, then sold it to my maternal uncle in about 1973.  My uncle left it at a buddies house when he moved away in 1978, and I found it in 1991.  It was a mess.  I've tinkered with it and spent thousands on it over the years.  It works pretty well now.  My dad painted the wheels as a last-ditch effort to keep them whole while I'm overseas.  I'll either replace or powder coat when I get back. 

post #2704 of 4527
I'm thinking of getting something like a BMW R60/2 or a Moto Guzzi Le Mans. This thread is twisting my arm.
post #2705 of 4527
Those are both cool bikes. Around '81 a friend and I rode our Honda CB750F's from Texas to San Francisco. Outside of San Fran I saw a Guzzi Le Mans that left a big impression on me, I love the Le Mans and wold love to get one some day.


When I started riding around '74 there was a BMW R90/s in the motorcycle shop near our house that I thought was cool.
post #2706 of 4527
My favorite motorcycle video of the day.


post #2707 of 4527

Bikes that make my blood boil

 

MV Agusta Rivale 800.  Love in 3 cylinders.  I don't like to wheelie at all but I could see myself getting plenty tickets for 1 wheeled motoring. 

 

 

 

 

 

Moto Morini Scrambler.  Damn near unavailable here in the States but it does something to me.  It oozes style and that 1200 cc v-twin would make a capable commuter as well as a fun weekend bike.

 

 

 

 

And last but not least, KTM RC8R.  It may not be the fastest literbike on the market, it may lacks all the newest electronic wizardry which has taken over the class (ABS, traction control, wheelie control, throttle-by-wire, user selectable power maps, etc.) but it has a slipper clutch and that is all that you really need, right? Plus who can resist a piece of origami from Austria that you can ride?  This currently is 1st in line on my "To Buy" list for this year.

 

 

 

 

*edit*

Did I mention it has adjustable pegs, adjustable bar height, adjustable seat height which makes it (so they say) the most comfortable bike in its class (vs Aprilia RSV4 APRC, BMW S1000, Ducati Panigale, Honda CBR1000, Kawasaki ZX-10, MV Agusta F4, Suzuki GSXR1000, Yamaha R1).  I can easily see myself doing some trackdays, then levering on a pair of Michellin Pilot Road3s, strapping on some soft luggage (no tank bags and no backpacks) and just heading out for a week or 2 and put the sport back in sporttouring. Perfect all around motorcycle with unique styling


Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 1/22/13 at 7:55am
post #2708 of 4527

I've never seen that Scrambler before; incredible! The sound clips on youtube are amazing, too.

post #2709 of 4527
If all goes well I should have a Monster S2R in a few.. very excited.
post #2710 of 4527
What year and displacement cOOz? They are great bikes. Here is a picture of my "07 I used to have:

post #2711 of 4527
07 as well, 800. Mostly stock but they are devastatingly handsome bikes. Any thing I should be wary of? I think this one had its tank replaced..
post #2712 of 4527
I don't think tank spread is an issue with the '07 Monsters nor do I recall any other real issue you need to be wary about. The best, easiest, and cheapest mod you should do is change out the front sprocket to a 14 tooth sprocket if it hasn't already been changed out.
post #2713 of 4527
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

I've never seen that Scrambler before; incredible! The sound clips on youtube are amazing, too.


I seem to have a thing for scrambler style bikes even though I am a crotch rocket rider at heart.  I stumbled across this the other day:  A customized 1971 BMW R75/5.  Here is an example of the original bike:

 

http://www.motoborgotaro.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/P1000339.jpg

 

 

 

 

And this is the bike after CRD Motorcycles got their mitts on it.  30051g6396.gif
 

 

Vintage BMW R75/5

Vintage BMW R75/5

Vintage BMW R75/5

Vintage BMW R75/5

Vintage BMW R75/5


Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 1/22/13 at 7:55am
post #2714 of 4527

CRD's take on a 1983 BMW R100 RT

 

 

Sample of the original bike

 

8201295B3011070200100.jpg

 

 

 

Reimagined scrambler bike.  I love everything about it except the seat. 

 

Custom BMW R 100RT

Custom BMW R 100RT

Custom BMW R 100RT

Custom BMW R 100RT

Custom BMW R 100RT

Custom BMW R 100RT

post #2715 of 4527

Last Beemer.  I promise

 

1980 BMW R100 RS

 

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_jfeX2c8RhHA/TEnI6szPt0I/AAAAAAAABzk/HQbFkO6dB0A/s1600/20100527a.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

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