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Rennesport Replica in the works

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Tinkertimejeff
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Rennesport Replica in the works

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Still a ways off but moving along well. Modified /5 frame, R 26 front end, 19" high shoulder rims with /2 & /5 hubs, R 50/2 motor & trans and an R 50/5 final drive I should have fenders and seat next week so I can fabricate brackets and paint them. I may go to the India guy for an aluminum Rennesport gas tank or make something from an extra /7 gas tank I have collecting dust. I have a friend with a machine shop who can fabricate the clip-ons and shift and brake linkage from the rear sets and if I want to get real serious he can shave the air box off the transmission and assist with making the clutch lever work form the top. Its Black so at least I got one thing correct!
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olebmw
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Please post your progress.

Tinkertimejeff
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Airtech surprised me for my Birthday and I received the fenders & seat ahead of the expected delivery date. Now the fun part of making them fit and making the brackets then painting them.
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malmac
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an interesting project.

With nothing else in your shed to keep you busy, I guess you have to find something to occupy your days.

Maybe we all have a project bike lurking either in a dusty corner or maybe just in our immaginations.

I can see you are turning your imagination into something quite tangible and interesting.

Well done.
mal - R69s
Toowoomba- Australia

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Slash2
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Mal,

I for one have a rather daunting queue of "project bikes" awaiting my attention. But with two daughters under the age of 2, the question is when will I have the time? Projects as follows..

1951 R67 - complete and running in nice original condition. Low mileage bike but deserving of a mechanical freshening.
1955 R50 - Missing the fenders and 1 wheel. Otherwise mostly complete, titled and matching. Needs everything.
1955 R69 - titled frame and engine to turn my non-matching bike into a matching one
1958 R69 - complete and running but non-matching numbers.
1961 R50S - complete and ready for a full restoration
1964 R69S - bought as a nearly complete project. Just needs to be sorted and few issues addressed.
1965 R60/2 with an R90/6 motor. Bought complete but hasn't run in a decade.
1966 R69S - bought as a titled frame with front end, motor, gearbox and final drive all matching numbers complete with carbs for $300 about 4 years ago. Garage sale. Sometimes you get lucky.
1968 R50/2 - complete and nice cosmetic bike. High mileage. Time for a rebuild.


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Tinkertimejeff
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I spent some time working on fender fitting and making brackets for them. I think they are almost ready for prep and paint. The seat pan posed a different challenge. The one I got is excellent quality "BUT" it just didn't fit the look I'm trying to get. I took drastic action and chopped about 8 inches out of the tail section and will have to retrain my brain in fiberglass work to put it back together.

While I had the /2 transmission at a friends machine shop making adjustments to the output flange (a/5 SWB driveshaft flange is a little different) I shared my thoughts on removing the air box. DONE! He also made up some nifty clip-on's and steering damper knob. Still debating adjusting the rear trans cover to have a top pull clutch arm.

I going to stick with the /7 gas tank with a few modifications, For Now!!!
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