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Saturday, 12 February 2011


I don't do much reblogging. Most blogs I visit are much larger than mine, so I just assume that when I post something, you'll have seen it somewhere else already. But this time I'm making an exception for this BMW. I found it on the excellent Spanish El Solitarion MC blog and I love it. Subtle changes are sometimes so much more telling than radical rebuilds. This is what El Solitario has to say about the bike:

This runner sits proud and cheeky, kicking ass daily on Madrid's stop lights. JR is a big fan of the 75/5 and when he found this 1972 unit, he didn't think it twice before jumping on her. Originally a Belgium bike, was imported and registered in Spain under historic plates. Once resting in his garage, JR rushed to the grinders and shaved off the clumsy lookin subframe, adding the sweet "Speedster" tail that she irreverently shows off now. Other mods; are the lower shocks that balance the stance, blacked (Wassell style) ribbed fender, classic Ford Model A rear light in an upright position, custom seat, Firestone Deluxe Classics (400.19 on the front and 450.18 on the rear), Renthal MX bars, shortened pipes and a classy & well executed 2 tone paint to finish the deal.
As JR shouts:"... is not a bobber, not a chopper not a racer... its just a F***ing ROD BIKE that never rests!"

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