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Message started by Serowbot on 11/23/19 at 08:10:47

Title: Sweet Beemer...
Post by Serowbot on 11/23/19 at 08:10:47

Clever tailight...
https://www.pipeburn.com/home/2018/01/06/bmw-r75-bobber-kingston.html
http://https://www.pipeburn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/04_01_2018_Kingston_Customs_BMW_R75_Bobber_Custom_Pipeburn_06.jpg

http://https://www.pipeburn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/04_01_2018_Kingston_Customs_BMW_R75_Bobber_Custom_Pipeburn_10.jpg

Title: Re: Sweet Beemer...
Post by Ruttly on 11/23/19 at 12:24:36

If it weren't for the dual disc and the engine it looks like your bike.
Good motorcycle porn matters !

Title: Re: Sweet Beemer...
Post by ohiomoto on 11/23/19 at 15:20:58

That's pretty cool and very well done.

Title: Re: Sweet Beemer...
Post by Ruttly on 11/23/19 at 19:40:13

Like a vintage tracker with Armen's rotors , that's a lot of holes !

Title: Re: Sweet Beemer...
Post by batman on 12/02/19 at 23:15:53

Rear sets on a bobber?  

Title: Re: Sweet Beemer...
Post by srinath on 12/03/19 at 06:10:36


5556435A5659030F370 wrote:
Rear sets on a bobber?  



No no, with a boxer beemer you always get forward pegs. Its called the cyl head LOL.
But that is one bare minimum barest of bare bones bike.
Cool.
Srinath.

Title: Re: Sweet Beemer...
Post by Serowbot on 12/03/19 at 08:03:02


6A697C6569663C30080 wrote:
Rear sets on a bobber?  

Wow!... never noticed.
They are far back!...

Title: Re: Sweet Beemer...
Post by ohiomoto on 12/03/19 at 09:22:06


0300150C000F5559610 wrote:
Rear sets on a bobber?  

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Yeah, pretty fricken cool isn't it?   ;)

Title: Re: Sweet Beemer...
Post by verslagen1 on 12/03/19 at 09:41:08

Those would be knee rests for me.   ;D

Title: Re: Sweet Beemer...
Post by ohiomoto on 12/03/19 at 10:04:01

Haha, I hear you.  I don't think my legs will bend that far anymore.   ;D

But I think it's cool how the uniqueness of the engine stands out in a simple, but perfectly executed design.  It' just cool.  I normally don't like BMW builds but every once in a while I see one that just looks right.  

Title: Re: Sweet Beemer...
Post by Serowbot on 12/10/19 at 10:05:37

I just came across this one,...
Looks like fun, huh?... 8-)
http://https://cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2017/09/06/17/08/bmw-2722258_960_720.png

Title: Re: Sweet Beemer...
Post by Ruttly on 12/10/19 at 10:52:24

Very Cool , BOT

Title: Re: Sweet Beemer...
Post by srinath on 12/10/19 at 11:02:41

Have you noticed any boxer beemer turned to some bare bones type thing, pics they never show the bike from the back, or the front or from the top ?
That motor sticking across is about as elegant as sticking a 1000 lb pig between the frame triangle of your bicycle.
All other pics it looks perfectly nice, just as long as the cyl is in the same line of sight as the whole motor.
Cool.
Srinath.

Title: Re: Sweet Beemer...
Post by ohiomoto on 12/10/19 at 12:32:37

Like this?

http://https://www.pipeburn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/04_01_2018_Kingston_Customs_BMW_R75_Bobber_Custom_Pipeburn_03.jpg

Title: Re: Sweet Beemer...
Post by srinath on 12/10/19 at 17:45:54


7176777173716A711E0 wrote:
Like this?

http://https://www.pipeburn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/04_01_2018_Kingston_Customs_BMW_R75_Bobber_Custom_Pipeburn_03.jpg



Nope, see how the cylinder head lines up with just the rear end of the engine case. Yea that's a "Boxer twin" approved pic. You cant see the left cyl either, double approved.

Those pics from straight back, showing the whole bike, front showing the whole motor or top again whole motor … that's frowned upon by the oilheads.

No bloody way to make it look any different than if you're trying to carry a 1000lb pig on a bicycle. Ofcourse making the Beemer a dresser hides the 1000lb pig, by making the bicycle as wide as the pig with Tupperware LOL.
Cool.
Srinath.

Title: Re: Sweet Beemer...
Post by Serowbot on 12/11/19 at 08:08:59

Here you go, Srinath...
Check out those juggs... ;D

http://https://www.pipeburn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/24_05_2014_kingston_bmw_05.jpg

Title: Re: Sweet Beemer...
Post by srinath on 12/11/19 at 09:39:41

You see this 1000 lb pig was running across the road going 90 mph man, and I was riding my bicycle, and all of a sudden I saw it and ... voila, its stuck in my frame triangle.

Cool.
Srinath.

Title: Re: Sweet Beemer...
Post by ohiomoto on 12/11/19 at 10:22:06


37362D2A25302C440 wrote:
You see this 1000 lb pig was running across the road going 90 mph man, and I was riding my bicycle, and all of a sudden I saw it and ... voila, its stuck in my frame triangle.

Cool.
Srinath.
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Come on, it's not worse than sitting on an old airplane motor.  haha


Still a cool little build in my book.   :)

Title: Re: Sweet Beemer...
Post by srinath on 12/11/19 at 10:40:19


484F4E484A485348270 wrote:
[quote author=37362D2A25302C440 link=1574525447/15#16 date=1576085981]You see this 1000 lb pig was running across the road going 90 mph man, and I was riding my bicycle, and all of a sudden I saw it and ... voila, its stuck in my frame triangle.

Cool.
Srinath.
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Come on, it's not worse than sitting on an old airplane motor.  haha


Still a cool little build in my book.   :)[/quote]


darn cool one - but, the oilheads tend to bury that pic.
In the brochure of the R-nine T BMW never put a pic of that angle.
I am not one who calls a motor ugly, and its also not an unsuitable motor for that build, except BMW thinks so - Just IMHO.
Much like my view on those side mount license plates which basically screams to me - we didn't think this through, BMW seems tell me with their selective R Nine T pics "it looks stupid in this angle"
They show that angle just fine on their dressers and even those RSL's, and cruiser BTW.

Cool.
Srinath.

Title: Re: Sweet Beemer...
Post by ohiomoto on 12/12/19 at 07:27:25

Worse than the side mount plates are the modern floating rear bumper plates.  FUGLY!

http://https://sites.create-cdn.net/siteimages/29/2/8/292845/16/7/3/16738200/627x419.png?1537872522

I prefer a traditional rear fender mounted plate and lights, but I see how some like that clean fender.  It would be nice not to need a plate at all.  


Title: Re: Sweet Beemer...
Post by srinath on 12/12/19 at 09:45:00

Oh yea disgusting, BMW actually has a fender that comes out of the swingarm. Again fugggly.
Cool.
Srinath.

Title: Re: Sweet Beemer...
Post by pg on 12/12/19 at 15:49:40

Perhaps someone can offer some insight as I have no first hand knowledge.  I know beemer's cost a lot and cost a lot to maintain.  Is it worth it, is it smoother, so on so forth?

Best regards,

Title: Re: Sweet Beemer...
Post by srinath on 12/12/19 at 16:57:59


7364626E6171030 wrote:
Perhaps someone can offer some insight as I have no first hand knowledge.  I know beemer's cost a lot and cost a lot to maintain.  Is it worth it, is it smoother, so on so forth?

Best regards,


Not quite first hand, but my brother owns one, and has owned another one before. both R bikes, now he had the R1200C - AKA Bond bike. The R bikes actually are easy and not too $$$ to maintain. Mostly they also do not break. They also are clean and don't leak oil, don't have a chain and really were well ahead of their comparables, more so in the 80's and 90's than now.
They don't handle especially well, they are only a bit smoother and they have that tendency to push to the right when you accelerate.

They are super clean for their vintage and they last lonnnnnnnnnng without much maintenance, again compared to the other bikes form that era. That's all I can say. A 1980 BMR R 80c will always be cleaner and nicer than a Triumph, Harley, Honda, yamaha, kawi or Suzuki if they were all just used with maintenance to keep em alive till they all got to the 100K - assuming they all got there at the same time.

Cool.
Srinath.

Title: Re: Sweet Beemer...
Post by Dave on 12/13/19 at 07:00:19


5641474B4454260 wrote:
Perhaps someone can offer some insight as I have no first hand knowledge.  I know beemer's cost a lot and cost a lot to maintain.  Is it worth it, is it smoother, so on so forth?

Best regards,


In November 2017 I celebrated the end of my full time work career by going to Tucson for 10 days.  I had never ridden a BMW and wanted to know what all the fuss was about - so I rented a R1200RT for 2 days.  If I had just ridden it for an hour or two I might have said......nice bike - but with 2 days in the saddle riding double with my wife, I fell in love with the bike.  I started telling folks that if I ever got a luxury car - it would be that motorcycle.  I bought a lightly used 2016 R1200RT in February 2018, and a year later I bought a used F800GT.

They both are incredibly nice bikes and good used ones are available at affordable prices - the R1200RT is incredibly comfortable, fast, smooth and it has 125 HP, 604 pounds and a lot of low end torque.....for many years it was voted "Best Sport Touring Bike" by motorcycle magazines.  It has all the bells and whistles like heated grips, heated seats, cruise control, electric windshield, traction control, ABS, push button suspension adjustment, and saddlebags and a top box that snap on/off instantly.  The F800GT is 90 HP and 470 pounds - the engine does not have nearly as much low end torque and the power really comes on above 5,000 rpm.  It is more nimble around fast corners, and it has most of the fancy options except the windshield is not adjustable and the seats are not heated.

They both are wonderful to ride, and I have not yet needed to get any service done by a dealer.  Parts for maintenance come from online retailers - as I don't have a dealer within 2 hours.  Parts are a bit more expensive than for Japanese bikes - but most parts aren't needed unless you crash or drop the bike.  I believe the bikes are very reliable and high mileage is not unusual - however if you get a lemon and need a lot of work it can get expensive and those stories get a lot of press.  I don't believe the dealer service is any more expensive than owning a Harley.

I am only 2 years into BMW ownership - but so far so good!

Title: Re: Sweet Beemer...
Post by Serowbot on 12/13/19 at 09:45:21

Dave, now that you're a Beemer rider,..
...have learned how to not wave back at other riders?...

;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: Sweet Beemer...
Post by Ruttly on 12/13/19 at 10:06:16

Bot , It's not just the no wave , he will need to train his neck muscles as to not even look in the general direction of any motorcycles. Except BMWs of course.

;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: Sweet Beemer...
Post by Ruttly on 12/13/19 at 10:24:14

One day riding thru town on the tracker I found myself at a red light when 8 or 9  H/A pulled up along side of me. Two of them were checking out my bike and gave a thumbs up , while the rest of them wouldn't even look my way. Light turned green and it was a ten bike drag race. What fun,right , I realized they all had 1% patches on and I may have made a life choice by slightly rolling off the throttle and letting them go ahead. It's about respect and any lack there of usually isn't good for your well being !

Title: Re: Sweet Beemer...
Post by ohiomoto on 12/13/19 at 10:40:50

LOL Ruttly,

The fact that you even went through the same light with those guys means you get a 98.5% patch.  ;)

Title: Re: Sweet Beemer...
Post by Dave on 12/14/19 at 11:49:54


6670677A62777A61150 wrote:
Dave, now that you're a Beemer rider,..
...have learned how to not wave back at other riders?...

;D ;D ;D


I am not evidently a hardcore BMW owner.

I still wave at everybody - even scooters.  (Scooter riders hardly ever wave back).

I don't have any BMW branded riding gear.....as I could likely buy another used bike for what a jacket/pants/boots/turtleneck would cost!  :o

Title: Re: Sweet Beemer...
Post by pg on 12/14/19 at 15:37:10


5D666B7C6D617A7C676F627D0E0 wrote:
I am only 2 years into BMW ownership - but so far so good!



Thanks for taking the time to post, I think I will keep my V-Strom.

Brst regards,

Title: Re: Sweet Beemer...
Post by Dave on 12/15/19 at 03:39:56


5F484E424D5D2F0 wrote:
Thanks for taking the time to post, I think I will keep my V-Strom.

Brst regards,


V-Strom's are great......I rode a 1,000 and it was waaaay too tall for my 30" inseam, and I could only touch "tippy toe" on one side at a time (may not have been a stock seat).  It had incredible torque and was very comfortable.

I also hear/read great things about the Suzuki SV650.

Title: Re: Sweet Beemer...
Post by SpamyToo on 12/15/19 at 03:47:19

A little maintenance and airhead will last a long time. Ive got an R80 with 140k miles on it and I think thats considered low mileage for some of these bikes.

The motor is definitely a different look. But it grows on you after a while.

Title: Re: Sweet Beemer...
Post by Matchless G11 on 12/15/19 at 06:12:55


1C3B3A3A22374E0 wrote:
One day riding thru town on the tracker I found myself at a red light when 8 or 9  H/A pulled up along side of me. Two of them were checking out my bike and gave a thumbs up , while the rest of them wouldn't even look my way. Light turned green and it was a ten bike drag race. What fun,right , I realized they all had 1% patches on and I may have made a life choice by slightly rolling off the throttle and letting them go ahead. It's about respect and any lack there of usually isn't good for your well being !

 
A friend many years ago had a R90S. He was riding along and came upon some Harley dudes. He pulled up to the trailing rider and gave a friendly wave.  The guy shot back a nasty response. So my friend backed off and then layed into it. He shot up the center of their line at 100mph.
He  took the bike to 130mph and held it there for 5 minutes. He then showed down and ducked behind a large sign. Stopped he watched the HD guys going at 100mph trying to catch him.
(I wonder if they are still looking  :) )

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