Well, it's finally here! It's still locked up in our transport container that was just delivered to the motorpool today. I'll probably pick it up tomorrow before I attend the mandatory MSF refresher course.
I spoke to the main Customs guy in Austin a few days ago. He said there was no problem and would be happy to do up all the import forms for me!
I have most of the parts onhand (or in route) to restore the beast except a generator and ignition system. Gonna use a 650cc Ural motor, so it'll actually look more like Ural M-61 than an M-72 and maybe be a little less hassle.
The main thing that's slowing me down is figuring out what to paint it. I'll probably use rattle cans. My biggest concern on a solo is that I want to use some highly visible colors like orange or yellow (folks around here drive like maniacs!) but I like camo, too. Torn between making it a civilian bike and a light tan desert camo. Any ideas?
1951 K-750 (The Bull, БУЛ)
1959 M-72M Solo Rust Buc-Kit Bike
Sidecars are for b!#(*$.
Anyone who rides in that is automatically your b!#(*.
People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs.
Real motorcycles have kickstarters and real men use them!
Cheap - Reliable - Fast
Pick any 2 and the last one won't apply!