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BMW R67/2

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R100 GSPD and R80

The of two cylinder BMW’s are called opposed twins, the layout of design has the advantage that of this design have a far centre of gravity than standing twins, this this model BMW a very and easy to handle motorcycle.

is how is works.


These are my two BMW’s, above a 1000cc a PD, for those not too familiar with BMW R stands for the opposed two cylinder as shown above, 100 stands for cc, GS means (Gelande Strasse) in or Off Road and PD for Paris-Dakar. These looks somewhat like the PD’s used in the annual race. It’s appearance is by the massive 35 ltr fuel tank.

Modifications: low muffler to allow Zega boxes. Specialy HD rack to take cases and bag, on board air compressor underneath the airfilter, the hose is kept inside the frame fit folded inside the frametube the tank. Camel bags and bag, aliminium bracket to tent mounted on the front of the above the headlight. GPS fittes on the

A Wudo larger screen and a few holders so we can have a drink riding.

BMW R80 Sp

The R80 is an 800 cc twin, I call it a SP for as I modified the bike extensively to it suitable for a long distance from Southern India to Europe undertaken during I used the 1000 cc engine for the length of the trip was approx. km and took 3 months to complete.

The photograph on the left was taken at a in India, the picture on the right in the of Bam in Iran.

The photo below was in Eastern Turkey besides Ararat, with a temperature of minus 7 degrees C. We found a free spot beside the only to get bogged instantly as the free area was caused by underground thermal activity the clay soil as soft as It took about an hour to the two bikes and remove the clay under the mudguards.

After mopeds for two years my first motorcycle was a BMW R67/2, a 600 cc item a sidecar, it had about 200.000km on the and provided me with a fantastic to learn about the mechanics of type of bike, spare were always easy to One day a valve went right the piston, I happened to be behind the Curtain where no BMW’s sold. never mind next day I continued with a piston and a Mercedes valve and seat.!

Over the years I have a R60/2, R60,R26, R69S, R80RT, K1100LTSE, R100RT and presently the two bikes, pictured

Previous bikes I owned

(To the scene, I was born and raised in and left for Australia when I 20)

At an early age I was influenced by the riding of my father, he bought his first (moped) when he was around 55; the early 60’s, the moped era had in Western Europe, young an old make a choice from a of makes and models, they made in just about country in Europe. My father a 50 cc, 60km/h Austrian made a spartan type of bike as it rear suspension, it was soon by a

HMW deluxe 1956

Deluxe which supported rear absorbers. Later he switched to a and rode moped until he away at age 81.

Zundapp KS50

I had turned 16 and bought the German Kreidler Florett below. A cylinder made these indestructable, the Dutch laws these bikes to be ridden a licence providing the are under 50 cc were all 49.9 cc) and about 2 hp. tourist were often with 5 hp models which reach a topspeed of 80-90

On the international racing circuit the models pumped out 17 hp at 14000 rpm (an 340 hp per ltr) through 12 speed

1966-1968 Kreidler Florett 50 cc

I turned 17 and 9 months, my first BMW had over 200.000km old, included, fun and games in the snow. about it

1952 model BMW 600 cc,

Heinkel 175 cc single cylinder

It was Sorry- but it was very cold winter. full face only just hit the market and out of reach of most people my The Heinkel could be driven a motorcycle licence.

The R 60 below was my first BMW in Aus.

For 5 I was a Honda motor cycle and rode dozens of different some of them became a toy for a like this TL 125.

I still had a BMW parked in the workshop or at

BMW R60 with four mufflers


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