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    The originality blues

    In 'our circles' we strive for factory originality, or for perfection. Lately, 'patina' has become the new perfection and 'time originality' has become more and more accepted. I once saw a BMW fundamentalist with a face contorted in disgust next to an almost perfect BMW R90 S in my eyes. The thing was worthless in his eyes. Only good for scrap. Because frame, block and box were not 'Nummergleich'. Apparently a different gearbox was once fitted. More

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    DIY engines

    Self-build motorcycles Nowadays you would be summarily executed for it: Self-build Motorcycles. But back in the day it was not a strange thing to build a different engine block in a motorcycle. Of course, most of us know the British crossbreeds: Tribsa, Norvin, Troton. Those kinds of machines where the idea was that a better steering bicycle part More

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    DIY engines

    Bitsas and Bastards: DIY motorcycles 'Just make a motorcycle yourself'. Today you would be summarily executed for it. But back in the day it was not a strange thing to build a different engine block in a motorcycle. Of course, most of us know the British crosses: Tribsa, Norvin, Triton. Those kinds of machines where the idea More