26 May 2016

Suzuki GR650 Townsmoker update #4

So here it is with the new subframe. I like! The bike needs to be finished for Hellsrace next month and Dirtquake 5 some weeks later. 

This week the new wheels will arrive with Maxxis dirt track tyres.
If we're lucky they will fit but I'm afraid the rear fork is to short for the 19" rim and the fat flat track tyre and maybe even the front wheel will be to wide for the stock GR650 front fork... We'll see. I also like this 18" rear and 19" front look very much with the Duro HF308 tyres and it worked great last year at Dirt Quake. 

Other to do stuff. 
-Adjust the seat pan to the new subframe and shape the seat. 
-Chrome plating the exhaust and the rear light plus maybe some other parts. 
-New clutch and  gas cable, fork seal and carter plug. 
And it needs some paint :) but we're getting close!

Suzuki GR650 Townsmoker update #3

So we cut the Subframe.
This thing could be a need little bobber! Stay focused Lenny, let's not do that! :)

In photsoup we made a sketch for the new subframe.

We fabricated a new subframe....
Now it looked like a frankenstein motocross street fighter, mwuhahahahaa!

Suzuki GR650 Townsmoker update #2

Here the gas tank is almost finished, Martin is trying to close the last leaks now so hopefully I can primer it next week, fingers crossed.

Something that was bothering us was the subframe. We agreed the subframe was to low. A new seat would change the look of it a lot but it still would be to low so we decided to adjust the rear frame for the 3rd time, ha! Some pics of how it looked at Dirtquake 4 and how it would look with a new seat.

Suzuki GR650 Townsmoker update #1

It's been a while since I've showed project Townsmoker on Bubble Visor. Follow me on instagram if you can't wait for these updates, ha!
After Dirtquake the GR650 went back to my brother Martin's studio in Eindhoven. We swapped the wheels with my other GR650 so I could use them on the road while working on this project. Here some progress pictures of the gastank and the seatpan that I made from some old alu piece.

21 May 2016

Green Motor Cycles - Flat head

Green Motor Cycles

BMW Motorrad R 5 Hommage - Ronny and Benny Noren #2

80 years ago, BMW presented the R 5 to the international public - an exciting new technological development that was to influence motorcycle construction right through to the 1950s. Inspired by the factory racing machine, it was one of the groundbreaking sports motorbikes of the late 1930s. To mark the 80th anniversary of the BMW R 5, BMW Motorrad is honouring this icon at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2016 with a special model: the BMW R 5 Hommage.

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