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Penning

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  1. I appreciate all the comments. It made me proud upon it's completion and I had to share it with my fellow sidecar lovers. As far as the front forks are concerned, I made a personal choice to leave the original set on my bike. I looked into and almost purchased a nice set of telescopics, but in the end I decided against it. For off road, handling, and even braking with a sidecar, I feel the leading front forks to be far superior to standard telescopics. Again just my opinion. I understand the Earles/leading front forks weren't used on BMW's during that time period. But I also know that the "average Joe" on the street hasn't any idea what was used by the Wehrmacht during the war. I have researched the hell out of Wehrmacht Heer motorcycle units, and I still don't know the half of it. The "average Joe" usually just says "isn't that the bike from Indaina Jones?". So my concern for public awareness of my immitation BMW is at about nil. I actually do WW2 reenactments. I am a member of the 30th Division Wehrmacht. (www.30thdiv.weebly.com). Even amongst reenactors the knowledge of motorcycles is fairly limited. Most people who have a bike at the battles I attend use cj750's or Dnepr's converted to faux BMW's. The knowledge of these bikes is limited, I believe, simply because the Germans used any damn vehicle they could find, even scooters. The list of known bikes used by the Germans in WW2 is endless, and even includes Einfields, Harleys, and Emw's. Especially by late war when anything with wheels was "captured". The standard paint colors changed, the tactical symbols changed, and each division had it's own way of doing things, making any complete knowledge of this subject almost too ridiculous to comprehend. This topic could also go on for ten thousand years, and I tend to ramble. Lol That being said, I love what I did to my Ural. It won't be attending any reenactments, but for a daily driver it sure turns some heads. I appreciate the comments you given and excitement you guys have shown. It only adds to the pride I already had in myself and my Ural. I'll keep you guys updated on anything else I may do it.
  2. It's ok to question the total loss system, I understand your concerns, but let me say this...It will NOT be a total loss system once I can afford a new alternator.lol And instead of using "replica" we shall call it a BMW ersatz.
  3. Older gentleman on the end of my street stopped me today for a standard Ural conversation. You know, " what is that? where did you get it?" Anyway, he then told me about his latest "barn find". A 1964 Sears 250. It was made by Puch. Coolest thing on wheels. Below is a picture of one, not his. He is in the process of restoring the front fender. Behind the bike in the garage the guy had a 39' Plymouth and a 74 Chevy short bed street rod pick up. I instantly asked if he had children, and if he would adopt me, or promise a spot in the will.
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    That is a nice bike. WOW.
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    My Ural Bmw project

    I decided to turn my 2001 Patrol into a WW2 era BMW replica.
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