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Old 09-22-2012, 08:28 PM   #1
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The /5 phoenix project

It time to raise this /5 from the ashes back to its former glory.
Picked up this 72 r75/5 swb toaster ( my idea of a unicorn airhead ) last year for 500$ no paper work and it hasnít be registered since the year I was born. Finally have some time to work on it.

Those bags weight a ton. Iím surprised it didnít break the sub frame.




I didn't know chrome could rust like that better get a tetanus shot





Oops what happened there






About a liter of rust came out of the exhaust



I can put gas in that, all I need is a good filter





never ceases to amaze me what people do







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Old 09-22-2012, 08:30 PM   #2
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let me be the first to say




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Old 09-22-2012, 08:39 PM   #3
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Underneath all that crud hopefully you find a motorcycle.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:49 PM   #4
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Underneath all that crud hopefully you find a motorcycle.
I believe.
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:52 AM   #5
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I believe.
Me too!
I believe you are gonna be a parts guys dream.
Enjoy!
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:57 PM   #6
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I don't know ... Maybe a change of fluids and a new battery ... and I think you have a runner
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:44 PM   #7
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man, those splines are looking good.
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:41 PM   #8
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What do you charge for centerstand repairs & etc.?
For Renner free. That's because you've helped me out a lot. But for anyone else not much. $20 or so depending on how much work is needed. But if the stand turns into a parallelogram then it's toast.

This center stand was cracked all the way down on both sides where the stand met the pavement and missing the foot arm. The cracks were easy to fix and I'm going to leave off the foot thing.

It's off to powder coating tomorrow Should get it back in a week.

Toaster side pannels are a little beat up. I'm just going to clean them up a little more and leave them as is. It will give the bike some character




Slowly starting the engine work. Only 58,000 miles sounds like it's just broken in



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Old 09-23-2012, 09:32 PM   #9
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You're project is giving me hope. I bought a R75/5"project" bike that's in about the same shape as yours. It was headed to the parts bin but now I'm having second thoughts...
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:09 AM   #10
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For Renner free. That's because you've helped me out a lot. But for anyone else not much. $20 or so depending on how much work is needed.
you're too generous.
I think to date I've only "helped" by talking at you in a vague and rambling sort of way while under the influence of botique beer.
So for that you'll work for free, everybody else gets 50% off the good-guy discount. Is this a business model?
You need to be paid for your time & skill beyond the materials expense.
$40 or I'll take my business elsewhere.

Really... at the rate you advertise I think you'll soon corner the market on centerstand repair.
It won't hurt to earn a little toward funding the phoenix.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:35 AM   #11
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i really think most of that will just buff right now.

Good luck!
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:13 PM   #12
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you're really gonna regret leaving off the foot thingie, especially after powdercoating.
Trust Me on this.
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:02 PM   #13
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you're really gonna regret leaving off the foot thingie, especially after powdercoating.
Trust Me on this.
Funny you mention this. This summer, I sacrificed my powdercoating to weld a foot-thingy onto my center stand. I had put it off, because I didn't want to cook the powdercoating, but I got pretty tired of groping around under there trying to get the stand down. While I was at it, I TIGed some stainless steel "shoes" onto the wear points on the stand.
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:20 PM   #14
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Geez what a project!I feel better about mine all the time,at the same time worse,because I dont have the talent/ambition to undertake such a project!Good luck,I'll be watchin!
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:33 PM   #15
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Has your head been examined latley?
I think it needs to be

Good news and bad new from the DMV. There was no paper work accept a bill of sale.

Fees ended up being 660$ They say that it takes 5 years for the vehicle to drop out of the system. But someone had checked with in the past 5 years to register it or check in past fees so it was back into the system. But if I can prove that it hasn't been road road worthy then they can reduce to the fees by over half by filling out a statement of facts. I needed to fill out statements of facts anyway to get it registered in my name with a new title. So $300 isn't so bad "for California" good old Paso Robles DMV only a 10min wait and willing to actually help. Good thing I'm not in LA or the Bay Area I would rather eat glass than go to a DMV there.

Next is painting. I was going to go with something close to Monza blue with hand done pinstripes. I have the bmw motorcycle paint code 538 but getting a hold of Monza Blue is becoming challenging. Anyone know where I could get bmw motorcycle paint or have a paint code of a domestic or import car color code that is close to Monza Blue????? Thanks
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