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Some great BMW and BSA ephemera from 1969

2016 November 26
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Continental Tires ad with a /2 BMW - 1969

A June, 1969 issue of Cycle magazine arrived in my mailbox today. Either the postman was really late, or somebody knows I’m into this stuff.
🙂

Continental Tires ad with a /2 BMW - 1969

Continental Tires ad with a /2 BMW – 1969

 

BMW ad from June, 1969

BMW ad from June, 1969

 

 

Beeza Babes

Beeza Babes

 

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Wheels laced for my upcoming sidecar project

2016 November 13
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by Dirty Fingernails
/2 hub with a wide shoulder Akront rim.

/2 hub with a wide shoulder Akront rim.

Bridgestone is coming along…

2016 November 11
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1967 Bridgestone 175 HS custom restoration

1967 Bridgestone 175 HS custom restoration

My helper today with my 1967 Bridgestone 175 HS custom restoration

My helper today with my 1967 Bridgestone 175 HS custom restoration

Bridgestone 175HS custom progress photos

2016 September 4
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Back from powder coat.

Back from powder coat.

Back from powder coat.

Back from powder coat.

Clean carbs

Clean carbs

I sourced this engine build to a guy who builds Yamaha RD's and such.  Fingers crossed it works.

I sourced this engine build to a guy who builds Yamaha RD’s and such. Fingers crossed it works.

Painter went all out... all i needed was the rear dome painted.  I'm not complaining.  It looks amazing. The tank looks killer.  Photos of that to come

Painter went all out… all i needed was the rear dome painted. I’m not complaining. It looks amazing. The tank looks killer. Photos of that to come

Upholstery complete.

Upholstery complete.

Yet another R75/5 found in the Desert

2016 July 17
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by Dirty Fingernails

This makes bike #4 I have gotten out in the Desert. Three R75/5 models and one R90/6.
Just the way I like them too… cheap and dead. I can’t allow myself to chop up a good condition BMW motorcycle but when they come to me like this, I can get creative. Luckily it came with a good condition toaster tank.

This one is going to be restored for a guy who spent the last 6 years building hospitals in Saudi Arabia. He wanted to treat himself to a BMW or two when he returned so here we go!
We’ll probably upgrade this engine a bit, go to a 5 Speed kick start, and get this ready to tackle the roads and hills in Michigan.

R75/5 with the incorrect speedo and valve covers

R75/5 with the incorrect speedo and valve covers

Hommage to the bike I built for Shane

2016 May 26
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by Dirty Fingernails

This is weird. A friend sent me a link to some YouTube videos that people made with the photographs of the bike I built for Shane.

This guy needs some editing skills. Could have been shorter with the photos cropped better:

Alain Delon rode a BMW

2016 January 28
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by Dirty Fingernails
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…I know…. it looks like Charlie Sheen…
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