Das Bike Projekt: Big Tank

A popular accessory on the /2 bikes is the BIG tank. I kind of fell into a great deal on one, and though it wasn’t part of my original idea on how the bike should look, it is  after all just a tank, I can swap it to the stock one in fairly short order, should I want to. I didnt count on having to move the seat back 3 inches to clear the tank, (lest i risk damage to my “Gentleman Vegetables” when i hit a bump) but i actually like the seat better back a bit with the LOW bars! The Tank was made in England in the 1960’s by the Churchgate Company, and from what I understand is a rare sight here in the States. **Unfortunatly the guy I had bought it from said it had been epoxy lined, it had not! My lovely E10 michigan gasoline damaged it, It’s been sold.**

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Anke-Eve Loves Her Big Tank!

Up next: Pulling the Final Drive and Transmission

https://kirkusblog.com/2011/02/19/das-bike-projekt-removing-the-driveline/

Das Bike Projekt: Mounting the Coils and Starter Relay.

So when you put the larger engine package into the frame, space starts to get eaten up fairly quickly. I can now understand why the last owner put the coils where the starter used to be, It was because there wasn’t any good place to hide them. But by using a modern Dyna Single Coil, and a little diamond plate, I now have a pocket under the fuel tank to mount a few electrics!

Next Chapter: BIG Fuel Tank!

https://kirkusblog.com/2011/01/27/das-bike-projekt-big-tank/

 

 

Anke-Eve Goldman shows off her R69s

 

Das Bike Projekt: Take ‘er Down, Spin ‘er Around

Breakfast on the lift, Bra-kleen adds zest to any meal

I need to take the bike off the lift and reverse it so i can work on the headlight wiring and replacing the ignition switch. So I had some breakfast on the lift, and took a couple of photos.

Sitting on the Franken-side Stand for the first time in MONTHS!

Up next: WIRES!!

https://kirkusblog.com/2011/01/25/das-bike-projekt-mounting-the-coils-and-starter-relay/

Das Bike Projekt: Updated Breather, Bolting on the Cylinders

I put in a later reed valve breather and hose, and removed the old disk breather that was on the bike, and then put the cylinders back on. Several articles mention that you don’t need a piston ring compressor. They dont’t mention how painful pressing them in with your fingers is!

Up Next! https://kirkusblog.com/2011/01/19/das-bike-projekt-take-er-down-spin-er-around/

A BMW Motorcycle Story (not mine)

My Father has this theory, that you really dont own things, you are just their custodian for a time, so you take really good care of them, and after you are gone, they are passed on. So you really are just taking care of it for the next person. Kind of Zen for my dad. I suppose you have to believe that mechanical things have souls for this to work for you! Anyway this clip reminds me of all that, enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdBptlmu7kA&feature=player_embedded

Up Next?

https://kirkusblog.com/2011/01/18/das-bike-projekt-updated-breather-bolting-on-the-cylinders/