BMW r75/5 week two

1 year ago

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From bare chassis to a fully modeled system and a spinning wheel. Follow us @nightshiftbikes on Instagram for daily updates.

The very beginning of mounting components - we played with tons of layout variations.
Lucky over good - the size of the charging port perfectly imitates the old gas cap.
This head tube badge was hidden underneath the old bulky triple tree.
A nice sideview of the bike, at this stage the wheel just barely fits in the swing arm with little to no clearance.
The connections begin to form and we quickly find ourselves in a tangled mess of wire.
The rear view of the bike, acrylic is looking good!
Both wheels are on the bike, and a primitive seat has been drafted in card board.
Nadav takes a spin.
Liam is also enjoying himself on a quick ride.
Nadav takes the flap and cutting disks to the swingarm.
Rear wheel is finally mounted after grinding the swing arm out for hours to get the proper clearance and spacing.
Liam gets down and dirty handcrafting a wooden seat mock up.
An above shot of the beautiful wooden seat along with the full wiring setup housed in acrylic.
Matt admires all the fine craftsmanship moments after getting the wheel to spin for the very first time.

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  • Please please please build a cage around that battery.

    1 year ago
  • I love the use of plastics to mimic the shape of an old tank. Are you planing to cover it or leave it visible?

    1 year ago
    • Keepin it visible! Thinking abt Thermo or vacuum forming the original tank shape

      1 year ago
  • This is incredible, it looks so minimal and pure, how does it handle?

    1 year ago
  • Matt, Liam, Nadav, that's an aMAzing project ! This is why electric vehicles are so thrilling: skilled craftswomen and men can have a go on something really novel, break boundaries, and challenge themselves and others. Please keep me posted. (where are these guys working? Anything nearby Belgium?)

    1 year ago
    • Thanks Hanoulle! We got this thing running it was awesome. Happy to help you get one going there. Check out elmoto.net for some folks near you.

      1 year ago
    • GREAT, Matt ! Well well done ! Any video footage of the beast riding?

      (btw: I'm a student, master photography and teacher's degree. And of course a die hard motorbiker and traveler...

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      1 year ago
  • Altra bella merda

    1 year ago

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