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    Might be a little more difficult to change the rear wheel option since the bike is shaft drive
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    There are some things I like and some I do not about this bike.

    I like the general vintage styling and line and that it's a modern mono-shock design.
    I like the modern dual disc front and rear disc brakes.
    I don't like that the rims and handlebar are painted black. So over done...
    I don't like that there is no passenger seat.
    I don't like the half fenders. The bike would look a lot better with full fenders IMO.


    And yeah the rider's seat would look better and be in a better riding position being raised up a bit higher with a couple nice springs in the rear.
    To me, if you're going to design a vintage style bike, then make it vintage looking. This one looks kinda half assed to me and looks more like someone's bobber project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ancientdad View Post
    Might be a little more difficult to change the rear wheel option since the bike is shaft drive
    Maybe not though. It shouldn't be hard to just swap out the rims for bigger ones and re-lace the spokes. The rear drive hub is still the same.
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    I suppose... not at all familiar with BMW's driveline components and really didn't pay that much attention to the pictures of the bike (only actually opened one, just not interested) so I didn't realize it was a spoked wheel but I see that now that I'm actually looking
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    Yuh! Lift the seat and the tool (battery?) box and they're halfway there. In fact the long swing arm looks quite accommodating for a larger tire. Shaft doesn't have to budge.


    Yeah some big solid fenders with a seat on the back one? ...heart eyes emoji. If they adjusted the stance this bike would look quite more muscular and mean I think.


    I think we make a good team 76, send for BMW. Their new design crew is here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thats_incentive View Post
    I think we make a good team 76, send for BMW. Their new design crew is here.
    LMAO... get your resume ready!
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    Hahaha I'll do that... uhh american barista with eye for aesthetic.
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    It's ok styling wise, but I'd hate to have to ride it everyday. Kinda like the rune... But I'd like to try a valkerye some day.

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    Ya der hey, 21inch apehangers, full taildraggin fenders front and rear. Nice sword sissy bar and a pee pad. Then it would be just right!!
    Oh and a helmet with a cornell clink spike on it.

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    Had to google the majority of the above..

    ..now I want a sword sissy bar! Haha so cool. Wait, no! All stock ... all stock ... all stock...
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