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findlay13
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      #658332 - 05/21/16 03:55 PM

http://motorbikewriter.com/bmw-teases-hommage-beauty/

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Peter_AU
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Re: BMW [Re: findlay13]
      #658344 - 05/22/16 03:41 AM

I like it...

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findlay13
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Re: BMW [Re: Peter_AU]
      #658345 - 05/22/16 04:19 AM

Yep I'm quite taken with it.

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The_Dog33
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Re: BMW [Re: findlay13]
      #658348 - 05/22/16 05:54 AM

I would love one of those! I love my 64 BMW R50, great dependable fun bike. I ride it alone since it isn't very quick and sucks trying to keep up with bigger bikes but it's a blast around the mountain and once I get the rubber band wound up it will do 80mph all day long on the highway.

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findlay13
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Re: BMW [Re: The_Dog33]
      #658361 - 05/23/16 05:49 AM

Maybe some of the early BMW plunger type rear suspension would be good while keeping with the style.

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Re: BMW [Re: findlay13]
      #658383 - 05/23/16 04:27 PM

Plunger-styled rear ends went the way of the Dodo for good reason ya know, Paul.

The rear axle was prone to hike at different levels/heights during their compression and thus not keeping the axle "true", or at least as true as the swing arm rear suspension which would supplant it.

(...I actually think the rear end on this concept looks pretty damn smart...I can't really see it all that well, but it looks like a take on the Harley softail design)

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findlay13
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Re: BMW [Re: Dwight]
      #658384 - 05/23/16 04:52 PM

Yeah Dwight, I know.Along with sprung hubs,girder forks etc.
I thought it was a hard-tail.
On further inspection I think it is a softtail
If it is, it'd be good to go.

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The_Dog33
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Re: BMW [Re: findlay13]
      #658386 - 05/23/16 05:17 PM

Depends on the plunger style rear. I own a plunger type BMW but it has a swing arm connected to the plungers. Those towers that look like shocks are not oil dampened just springs. I like dampened (friction) girder front ends.

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SMJoe
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Re: BMW [Re: The_Dog33]
      #658462 - 05/29/16 06:50 PM

I just read about it on Canadian Motorcycle Rider. http://www.canadianmotorcyclerider.ca/index.php

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Re: BMW [Re: findlay13]
      #658718 - 06/16/16 02:34 PM

I'm not a beemer rider but with that I could be !

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