Engine moment ...

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Everything breaks down. Also BMW gearboxes

Then it appears that a baking overhaul at professional and beun can be done perfectly for € 400. That must therefore be possible differently. The local dump engine trader nowadays gets BMW R 65 GSsen from Denmark. He has five bins with a kickstarter. If I try them all for him I can keep a good copy. All five bins are rotten, but I can now change bins within an hour. Internetjagerij teaches that bins for a euro or three hundred are offered. Then Waldemar comes into the picture. Waldemar is from the digital generation and he was born smart. He will search under 'R45'. That is the kind of boxer that is preventively cleared in all shelters because there is no owner to be found for it. Somewhere in Noord Holland someone offers R45 stuff. The advertisement contains a completely dismantled R45 minus the license plate. That includes a container and it must cost € 199. The frame costs 199, - euro. The tank and side covers 199, - euro. Everything for 199, - euros per portion.

An R45 bin can never have suffered much. Because R45s are full of no power.

And Den Helder ... I hadn't been there in twenty years. To be convincing, Comrade Ernie and I grabbed my Lief's BX. BX drivers are incorrectly known on Wiki Pedia as examples of scary people without money.

Eventually we drove into a Vinex-like neighborhood where not even Prozac was washed. The specified house number radiated the desolate gloom in superlative. In the corridor it smelled like toilet freshener who had lost the fight and boiled endive. We were given text and explanation. The engines were heirlooms. The heir was entitled to professional benefits. He had surrendered the license plates and number plates and thus deprived the engines of their existence. That way sales could be kept out of the books. Smart. A friend advised him to advertise on Marktplaats. Smart too. Moreover, Vriendmans had said to offer everything for € 199 per unit to be sold. Because that again saved € 6 advertising costs. Very smart too. With such friends you don't need enemies.

It took a while to fit and measure to get the things in the back of the BX.

But the two engine blocks, the two gearboxes, the two tank / seat / side cover sets and the two frames with forks fit into it. We declined the coffee offered and fled to the east again. The R 45 bucket was assembled and switched happy as new. Well arranged.

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