A well polished turd is still a turd

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Re: A well polished turd is still a turd

Postby windmill john » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:06 am

Here’s ermmm..... a..... ermmm..... well I’m a bit stuck what to say really.......

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1982-BMW-R65 ... OSwklJa0h4~
Wow! That’s more like it. Very tastefully done and the attention to detail is very impressive.

What about this one?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2943591201


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Re: A well polished turd is still a turd

Postby ts » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:48 pm

I happened to see that ad when it was on offer for 12.5 k£, and asked the seller about the technical specifications. He knew very little, and could only repeat that it had been built by Scriminger.

So the subject line still applies to that one as well, IMNSHO.
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Re: A well polished turd is still a turd

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Tue May 15, 2018 5:47 pm

Sadly, to me, that's worse than the first one... at least the K75 looks like half a bike, this one looks like a complete mix of parts with no common theme. I'm surprised not to see the word 'fusion' in the description. I would also have severe doubts about the structural integrity of that rear suspension setup.

Wouldn't touch either of them with the proverbial bargepole...

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Re: A well polished turd is still a turd

Postby george baker » Thu May 31, 2018 3:56 pm

Hi
what about https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-R100R-Cu ... 3650935673
Turd, or well engineered future classic artwork?

EDIT
What do people think of the
shock mounting point?
front disc?


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Re: A well polished turd is still a turd

Postby Memphis Twin » Thu May 31, 2018 10:34 pm

Shock mount is standard.

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Re: A well polished turd is still a turd

Postby bwprice100 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:59 am

Hi
what about https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-R100R-Cu ... 3650935673
Turd, or well engineered future classic artwork?

EDIT
What do people think of the
shock mounting point?
front disc?


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The rake of the rear shock looks excessive.

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Re: A well polished turd is still a turd

Postby windmill john » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:00 pm

I think that is pretty nice, except for small things:

Silly passenger foot pegs, obviously designed for a single rider.
Front and rear mudguards too small, obviously designed for summer only.

But, comfy bars, looks a comfy seat.

Looks designed by someone who was almost wanting a practical custom.

Still, where do I put my top box :wink:
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Best roads: 623 Burgos to Santander. A back road to Metz; can't remember which!
Schorsch - 1978-80 R65 - bit of a Shetland pony; frisky and naughty.
Max - 2009 F800GS- where’s the desert at!?
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Re: A well polished turd is still a turd

Postby andys » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:51 pm

It's a strange market this café racer scene.
It seems to me like the more parts you take off the more valuable they become.
I must admit though that I find this appealing, and priced realistically.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stunning-198 ... SwdjRax5YH

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Re: A well polished turd is still a turd

Postby j8ejc » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:19 pm

That to. my eyes, is a nice looking machine.
Don't think I could ride any distance without adding to my aching bones but think it would be fun on the twisty bits for a quick blast

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Re: A well polished turd is still a turd

Postby andys » Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:46 am

That to. my eyes, is a nice looking machine.
Don't think I could ride any distance without adding to my aching bones but think it would be fun on the twisty bits for a quick blast

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It's quite well priced too.
This is one of those rare occasions where converting a custom bike back to standard could actually increase it's value.

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Re: A well polished turd is still a turd

Postby windmill john » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:45 am

I would say it may have been an R90/6 due to the fact it has Bings and not Dellortos.

It could be an S but wonder why the carb change.
http://www.kittos.co.uk
Best roads: 623 Burgos to Santander. A back road to Metz; can't remember which!
Schorsch - 1978-80 R65 - bit of a Shetland pony; frisky and naughty.
Max - 2009 F800GS- where’s the desert at!?
Too many bikes have come and gone, trying to be sensible now!

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Re: A well polished turd is still a turd

Postby Ruralman » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:26 pm

Shame that a good bike has been spoiled!
There’s no balance in the design!
The price tag is ridiculous!
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