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Resize "Twin Twins'

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Peter, thanks for sharing the spectacular pictures!

Your question bike is an R7 (is it Hans Keckiesen's work? did you get your hands on a prototype?). For me, the R7 would have been the ultimate example of Art Deco motorcycle design if it had gone to production.

I would love to see more engine/trasnmission/driveline pix of you R63SS. It is an inteesting "conversion".

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Wow!

Peter -- now you have got the photos down!

Thanks!

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Carb intake is done with velocity stacks. Shifter is supported in unused intake holes in transmission. Cavity is filled with oil and oil is visable through clear plexi windows on each side of transmission. Photo, R63SS taken 6 months or so.

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Peter, What sits in the place where the air filter went? I see what look like fuel lines going into it. Is it a filter?

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Bruce,
Good observation. What replaces the air cleaner is a multiple piece fuel filter. The dome is glass with a seal at the base. It is pressed onto the base with the screw on knurled top. Both the intake and the exit for the fuel is hidden and cannot be seen through the glass. When it is filled, there remains a small bubble under the logo which immediately catches the eye to the fuel flowing through it. The filter is a standard Fram item. I made the fuel lines from copper and even the banjo fittings are custom made as well as the filter housing. I will attach a shot of the clips I made to hold the copper lines to the engine case (next post). I am working with a friend who is a master machinist and teaching me all sorts of details. You didnt notice the custom gear set for the shift lever? The challange there was to give the proper 22 degree throw on the shifter while the small shaft on the right side of the R68 transmission moves 44 degrees. A few calculations there. The exhaust is a 2 into one stainless steel with a custom megaphone muffler, right side. I'll try and send some more notes but first look close the the images.
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I did notice the gear mechanism! Very cleverly done with the shaft through the old air filter hosing. I didn't know exactly what the throws on the transmission shifters were, but I knew that it would take something to reduce the throw of the "plunger frame" transmission lever to work with the R63 lever.

What I would really like is more details about your R7 project. That makes my mouth water!

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"Bruce Frey" wrote:

Peter, thanks for sharing the spectacular pictures!

Your question bike is an R7 (is it Hans Keckiesen's work? did you get your hands on a prototype?). For me, the R7 would have been the ultimate example of Art Deco motorcycle design if it had gone to production.

I would love to see more engine/trasnmission/driveline pix of you R63SS. It is an inteesting "conversion".

What's an R7? My BMW Mobile Tradition book on the bikes prior to 1970 doesn't list this model. Neither does BMW's website listing of models. You're comment was it "would have been"...what's the story behind this model and why didn't it get built?

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Guys,
I'll give a few details on the R7. The picture you see of me with the R7 was at BMW Mobile Tradition. There is a real interesting story and I was asked at the time not to say much as it was explained to me that Stephan Knittel would be writing a story (or book) about the project and I needed to be considerate of discussing some of the details before he had a chance to do so. The only problem is that it has now been more than a few years and I haven't seen a book so I'll give some details.
The Archive had only two images of the R7. If you are a BMW enthuiast, you have seen both. The touched up one that is in all the books (including rolands) and one that was taken in the seventies. Fred Jakobs explained to me that a few years ago they had no idea what happened to the bike. The main issue however was that due to the picture they had from the 70ies they new it existed and that the touched up photo from the thirties therefore must have been a shot of an existing prototype not just an artist rendering. Well, you all know of the new BMW Museum. Well to build it they needed to clear out the basement below the existing museum. Guess what they found in a box in the corner of the basement? Yes, the dissassembled R7. There were parts missing but it did exist and they had it! It was then brought to a restorer in Wurzburg who restores bmW cars for the Archive. The problem was that he was not really a specialists for these type of projects. Fred told me he would bring it back to the archive for me to look at with the concept that I might give a proposal to restore it for the Archive. Well, I said, Lets see it! Four days later I met at the archive and looked it over. I tooks some notes. Well forget it. It was well out of my abilities and the logistics would have been impossible. When I asked if they wanted a proposal (I wasn't even sure how to go about it) they did the right thing and informed me they thought about it and have some other plans. They picked the right guy, Hans Keckeisen to do the body and a variety of others to design and fabricate the complex missing components to finish the project (the transmission has chains inside it for the drive). So thats just the start of the story. Since then I have met with Keckeisen during the restoration and saw it and sat on the completed bike last year. I have video of the first rides of it. I will attach a few other pictures if you would like. Well there is more to tell but for another time. Enjoy the shots! Peter Nettesheim

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Greetings. Here's my new-to-me 1952 R51/3. Restoration starts this winter. I hope it turns out as nice as the beautiful machines shown in this thread.

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"Peter D. Nettesheim" wrote:

..........They picked the right guy, Hans Keckeisen to do the body and a variety of others to design and fabricate the complex missing components to finish the project (the transmission has chains inside it for the drive). So thats just the start of the story. Since then I have met with Keckeisen during the restoration and saw it and sat on the completed bike last year. I have video of the first rides of it. I will attach a few other pictures if you would like. Well there is more to tell but for another time. Enjoy the shots! Peter Nettesheim

I knew Keckeisen was involved in an R7 project from talking to him about it at Veterama, but he would not provide many details. His work is spectacular. I have been debating about biting the bullet (and the $/€) and asking him to fab a Royal Sport sidecar to go with my R12.

The R7 is truly spectacular!!!!!!! I am (almost) speechless!
Do you know how the ignition is driven? A bevel gear arrangement from the cam shaft or oil pump drive? Wow.....this is the highpoint of my year (vintage BMW-wise, that is). I would love to have a high-res picture of the bike.

Please keep the photos coming!!!!

Bruce

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Actually, a better question is what the engine is based on. Is it a one-off? or part of a R&D effort that led to the post war engines? It does not appear to be a relative of the split case or the tunnel case motors. I don't believe they did any engine with a low camshaft until after the war, did they?

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Bruce,
I have a series of pictures of all the internals of the bike. Almost every thing is different from BMW's of the day. Everything from the cam being under the engine to the transmission having a chain driven main shaft to an extensive use of magnesium. Just look at the frame. The engine actually hangs below it on a series of studs that emerge from the top of the engine. I don't really know where to start and don't feel like loading up this site with all the particulars. I am hoping that Stephan Knittlel might still be working on this. If not, maybe I'll do some more investigation and write something in the future.
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Bruce,
You will have to wait for Keckeisen to make you a Royal side car. He needs to finish the one he is building for me.( model SM1 for the R32). see picture

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"Peter D. Nettesheim" wrote:

Bruce,
I have a series of pictures of all the internals of the bike. Almost every thing is different from BMW's of the day. Everything from the cam being under the engine to the transmission having a chain driven main shaft to an extensive use of magnesium. Just look at the frame. The engine actually hangs below it on a series of studs that emerge from the top of the engine. Peter

All I can say is "WOW". Normally, seeing a rarest of the rare R37 would get me excited, but the R7 overshadows it.

Zundapps use internal transmission chains, so it is not unique, but it would be fun to know what drove the design. It seems to be a different (and probably expensive) appoach from their contemporary designs.

Have they been able to date the R7 prototype?

Bruce

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It be a sad day when you post a picture of your R37 and the response you get is:

Yeah thats nice, but tell me about that other bike.....

Woe is me................... Sad

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Peter, not only did I have the same reaction that Bruce did (ie, going gaga over the R7), but I also was thinking about exactly what it took to overshadow an R37. Well, they only made 170 R37s, but they apparently only made one R7, and there's only been that musty, airbrushed photo to remind everyone about it...

Ok, so I'll try to control my drooling for a moment, and let me ask, how much different is an R37 from an R32? Is it just a change to the pushrods, heads and valve covers? Or did Schleicher do more?

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i'm gonna have to join the neglecting-the-R37 group. that r7, wow. just wow.

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OK, OK, OK no more talk about the R37....

OK Guys,
You want some more details on the R7, I'll give a few but I will need to make sure its OK with Fred and Keckeisen. I'll speak with them next week.
below, me on the R7 (1934 was production).

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So, besides your R37 getting the cold shoulder here, I suppose that Megola in the background was getting ignored, too?

Peter, do you think that the R7 was in part a reaction to the bikes that Richard Kuechen was designing over at Zuendapp? The K500, for example had a chain drive transmission and a very streamlined look, with the carb and associated induction plumbing hidden away inside the crankcase. (Kuechen designed the Victoria Bergmeister, which continued his streamlined ideas.)

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same answers and moving on

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I like to think that the 1934 R7 was an independant effort on BMW's part, not trying to keep up with any other manufacturer but an effort to develope their own ideas. And everyone thought the R12 in 35 was the first oil dampner shocks. Now what do you think of the WR750? 1 of 5

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Also a "wow"! Were these bikes campainged? There may be a picture of that in the BMW Archives because the supercharger and heads look vaguely familiar. It looks like different technology than the 750cc LSR machines and R63. I think the 750 LSR machines had a chain driven supercharger mounted over the transmission. I don't see the drive chain here. The supercharger also looks differrent, although that could just be the plumbing.

My bet is that R7 was an effort to look at different technologies (note the fore-aft kickstart) and to replicate the look of the LSR machines.

Peter....keep the pictures coming!

Ciao,

Bruce

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There's a photo of this bike at a race in the BMW Fotoalbum book I reviewed in the Bulletin. It says that it was the machine that Henne campaigned in 1932 for his land speed records. It says that the blower is a Cozette. Your photo is much clearer, but the book's photo is from behind on the right side.

Does that have the R32/37 forks, with the dual springs? I see that the clutch arm had to be moved and the cardan brake eliminated. Just look where they had to stick the carb!

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Peter Nettesheim's bikes are beautifully illustrated in a new book that just came out -- "The Art of BMW: 85 Years of Motorcycling Excellence."

You can get if from Amazon:

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Hey Pete thanks for sharing the pictures and the story of the R7, absolutely magnificent, I want one, I want one, I want one. If they released such styling today it would sell millions, bet there are a few of us out there with a new picture for our screen saver. Nice work Pete, thanks.

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Getting back to the title of this thread, and a lot less exotic, this is Greta, my R69S outfit, if anyone's interested. Don't need to say anymore really.

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I posted a video of my '59 R69 on Youtube at the following:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=se5uJW8vqDY

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Is that a Ural with a Steib fender up there?

Looks pretty nice.

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Also noticed the hydraulic damper between the sidecar and fork, the big friction damper knob, and the bucket with the gauge in it.

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Thanks for the interest in my outfit fellas, I've been away or I would have replied sooner.

Quote:

Is that a Ural with a Steib fender up there?

Looks pretty nice.

Actually it's a Dnepr, which is like a Ural, but Ukrainian, and with better suspension and a nicer wheel (although mine has been converted to take a BMW wheel like a Spezial, so the spare now fits all round hence the 4.00 x 18 Avon SMs on all the wheels). Unlike the Ural and Chang Jiang they aren't made anymore. The Steib mudguard is really the least of the modifications on it, as well as the sprung wheel, the whole body is suspended on a pair of Earles Fork units, quite a few other things as well.

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Also noticed the hydraulic damper between the sidecar and fork, the big friction damper knob, and the bucket with the gauge in it.

The extra instrument is a Scitsu electronic tacho, also a voltmeter to keep an eye on the health of the battery when using the twin headlamps and the Cibie spotlamp.

When I've got time and its light outside I'll post some more pictures, particularly that damper knob.

Cheers

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As promised, more pics of outfit


Auxiliary steering damper, Cibie Oscar Lamp. Extra Horns.

Sidecar brake pedal, etc.

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Before anyone posts to tell me, yes, I know there's a spelling mistake.

Camping at the Dragon Rally in Wales a fortnight ago in company with 1964 R60/2 and Planeta 350.

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If that's your first restoration, then I'd dare say that you have a fine career ahead as a BMW motorcycle restorer, if you chose. Contrarywise to my experience, "Dr Ru" seems to have done exactly what he's supposed to do, instead of his typical artistic license! If you do ever need another ps job, consider Greg Bock/north-east side of Detroit

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My first BMW restoration.. '55 R69

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Just brought it home!

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That's good old 654400! Nice bike, I restored it about 8-10 years ago, and sold it off afew years after. Looks like the fella maintained it well; hope you do the same.

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Well Dang! It sure is - now living happily at 9,000 ft in the Rocky Mtns! It's got 734 miles on the speedo - and yes - i will maintain it well! Still has all books, etc, etc with it!

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