Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP)
Join Date: Dec 2002
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Originally Posted by georgesnatcher
Nice bike, What model and year is it?
It's kind of... well, very much a Frankenbike. The frame and motor were a 1974 BMW R90/6. To that I grafted the Earls type or leading link front forks from a pre-'70 Beemer via a custom fabricated stering stem. By leaving the headlight ears loose I could jiggle in the much larger (2 1/2" I think) late model headlight. To the forks I mated a Suzuki GS dual disk hub and machined some caliper mount tabs to weld to the fork.
The solo seat and rear box are euro spec Polezi items. The box is actually designed to house their police radio. At one point the bike had an 8-9 gallon Hooske fuel tank which almost sat on the cylinders. It was a sight!
The side car was a Russian made Ural chair that was also designed to work on the pre-'70 /2 BMW's. Again, big steel, sharp cutters, and a hot spark netted a robust 3 point sub-frame to hang it from.
One of my oldest daughters favorite things was to have me "fly the chair" while she was riding in it. Ah, but that was of a different time and in a different life, the world moves on.
Thanks Artie... It was a real head turner. Seemed I couldn't keep kids out of it. I'd go to the store, come out and there's some ****** with his sticky fingered, snotnosed crumbsnatcher climbing all over it. And, they'd have the nerve to get confrontational when I asked them just WTF was going on! Some people... sheesh.