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reddog
07-05-2015, 01:04 PM
My brother recently came across this bike in SE Asia. He says it is a parallel twin. Any ideas on the model and year?
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/killick/11665678_10152867890635780_2900749119449981989_n.j pg?t=1436032924

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
07-05-2015, 03:31 PM
I cant name a BMW pre 1980 parallel twin.

Many Singles - R20/21/24/25/27

Paul Pless
07-05-2015, 03:45 PM
is that bike a hardtail?

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
07-05-2015, 03:51 PM
Could it be vintage asiatic with a garnish of BMW badges,

Paul Pless
07-05-2015, 03:54 PM
Could it be retro asiatic with a garnish of BMW badges,ftfy

Peerie Maa
07-05-2015, 04:00 PM
http://bmwdean.com/1949-r24.jpg
from http://bmwdean.com/r24.htm with the statement that the R24 is the only hard tail Beemer.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
07-05-2015, 04:05 PM
My brother recently came across this bike in SE Asia. He says it is a parallel twin. Any ideas on the model and year?
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/killick/11665678_10152867890635780_2900749119449981989_n.j pg?t=1436032924

The rear axle adjusters are an interesting add-on.

Canoeyawl
07-05-2015, 05:17 PM
The rear axle adjusters are an interesting add-on.

I guess they use those to adjust the driveshaft length?

Andrew Craig-Bennett
07-05-2015, 05:18 PM
I have never seen a BMW motorcycle that looked anything like that.

The R24 as in Peerie Ma's photo is not very uncommon.

PeterSibley
07-05-2015, 05:27 PM
My brother recently came across this bike in SE Asia. He says it is a parallel twin. Any ideas on the model and year?
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/killick/11665678_10152867890635780_2900749119449981989_n.j pg?t=1436032924

More photos would be good, perhaps the engine and the other side of the bike ?

Peerie Maa
07-05-2015, 05:46 PM
I guess they use those to adjust the driveshaft length?

Chain stretch more likely.

Andrew Craig-Bennett
07-05-2015, 05:51 PM
It looks like it "ought" to be Ancient Chinese, but the classic Ancient Chinese bike (I know, I had one!) is the Changjiang 750 which is a BMW R75 clone with a side valve flat twin and a shaft.

http://www.scooterbob.com/images/blackcj2.jpg

reddog
07-05-2015, 07:07 PM
Sorry guys that is the only pic he sent. Probably in Vietnam. He is going to try and track the bike down for another look. Definitely a head scratcher.

Old Dryfoot
07-05-2015, 08:09 PM
I don't know bikes, but it looks like a custom R12 to me.

RichKrough
07-05-2015, 10:29 PM
http://bmwdean.com/1949-r24.jpg
from http://bmwdean.com/r24.htm with the statement that the R24 is the only hard tail Beemer.

That bike is so perfect...

goodbasil
07-05-2015, 10:42 PM
It's a Honda.
Guy added one of those kits from the same company that made a kit to convert your VW bug into a Rolls Royce or a '40's Ford sedan or a few other things.

reddog
07-06-2015, 02:23 PM
This is what he found upon a re-visit:From the ground up custom build. Honda 350 twin (I think that's what he said), chain drive, and looks like a hardtail but has a rear swing arm and monoshock hidden in the frame. Truely unique (except I saw another one on the road). $3500. Should have known BMW would never put so many badges on a bike!

Earl

Canoeyawl
07-06-2015, 06:09 PM
So they can't adjust the shaft length then? :D