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    Coming home...

    I'm finding that my whole childhood is coming back to me these days, from 13 when I was running around the farm, until I was 36 all I did was ride bikes and take pictures. Having rediscovered the joy of bikes, in particular BMW's bikes, I seem to be on a bit of a roll these days.
    I just bought this 2008 HP2S with only a 1,000 miles on the clock. It is the 20th in a prodution run of just 155 US spec bikes, of which only 78 were made available to the public, so it is seriously rare!
     
    Andrew Macpherson

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    Lovely bike. Congrats and enjoy!!!
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    Nice! Are those all your bikes?

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    No, I wish, that's the garage of the chap I'm buying it from. We may be bad when it comes to toy collecting, but he is a serious addict!!
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    You must have a few by now.. how is the restoration going? Photo of the bunch?

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    The day this one is gets collected from its current home down in the OC I'm going to have the same transporter take the other one back down to Irv Seaver BMW, also in the OC, to complete the resto. So far I've done everything I can stripping, polishing and sourcing all the new parts, and getting everything as organized as possible for the resto, but the next step is beyond my abilities, the total engine rebuild, painting the frame and cycle parts, and reassemble in time to show it at the Quail Motorbike event on May 13-14.
     
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    Added some new bodywork to the HP2S this weekend, went with a full race body in the Le Mans colors.

     
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    Looks great
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    WOW Andrew! Be safe and have fun.

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    A real Looker, as they say. Nice job!

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    Wow! Such a great transformation from when I saw it a few weeks ago. Just beautiful!

    Are you going to put the roundels back on?
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    They're already in the mail! :-)

    Thanks for the compliments, I think the bike looks so much better this way. If I'd been in marketing I would have sold it this way in all markets from the word go.
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    I just stumbled across a site that specializes in vintage BMW cafe racers. These are some of the nicest looking BMWs I've seen.

    http://flatracer.com/

    Carl.

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    Great link, thanks!
    Andrew Macpherson

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