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Old 02-15-2011, 03:31 PM   #1
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Ok, looking to buy this bike....Confused to what exactly it is? They say it is a 1974 bmw r90/6? Kinda looks like a R90/S? Thoughts?
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Old 02-15-2011, 03:48 PM   #2
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S-fairing on a R90/6.
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Old 02-15-2011, 03:49 PM   #3
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S fairing, r90 engine (purely from the badges...but the jugs are painted like the S) and a /7 police tank. The tank also indicates the seat is a /7 rs/rt with a corbin saddle.
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Old 02-15-2011, 03:49 PM   #4
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Looks like a /6 with a /7 police tank and S fairing and Corbin seat on an S cowl. If you can get the VIN, there are a number of places to look/decode it for you.

Looks ok in the photo, but the proof is in the pudding.
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Old 02-15-2011, 03:53 PM   #5
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You can slap an s-fairing on just about any airhead. This is my 1977 R100RS.

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Old 02-15-2011, 04:59 PM   #6
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Ok what do you guys think it is worth? Thanks for the info!
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:13 PM   #7
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Per the badges and other indicators, it is a 74 R90/6. Depending on mechanical condition, it's probably worth somewhere between $2500 and $3500. It also depends on the location, since prices vary from place to place.

It appears to be in decent condition and the seat, tank, and fairing are worth quite a bit all by themselves.

What's the asking price?
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:33 PM   #8
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Looks like a cop front fender too...and that faring looks aftermarket...It could be a frankenbike ...I'd be leary unless the mechanics are good.

If the mechanics are sketchy....<1000$
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:55 PM   #9
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Looks like a cop front fender too...a
Cop front fender or /6 front fender. Definitely not an S front fender.
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:58 PM   #10
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The small front axle and non-drilled brake rotor peg it as a '74, and the Bing carbs are /6.

It's a Frankenbike for sure, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. If it's in good running shape and there is some decent maintenance documentation, then I'd give $1,200-$1,700. I'd have to hear it run though.
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:15 AM   #11
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Thanks for all your help. They are asking 1600 for it. You guys have helped tremendously!
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Old 02-16-2011, 02:44 AM   #12
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If it runs okay that's a pretty sweet deal for $1600.

The cop gas tank is worth a bundle to the right obsessive compulsive.

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Old 02-16-2011, 06:25 AM   #13
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Yeah, if it runs, I'd give $1600 in a heartbeat... sellable/tradeable parts on that bike!

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Old 02-16-2011, 08:34 AM   #14
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Yeah, if it runs, I'd give $1600 in a heartbeat... sellable/tradeable parts on that bike!

Not a "cop" front fender, a standard /6
A great deal for a running /6, careful of the gear box if it's a 74
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:10 AM   #15
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The only thing that says '74 to me is the non-drilled front rotor.

The signals look like the black plastic ones. Why would someone down-grade (in my opinion) from the '74 aluminum ones?

I think it looks pretty cool, and for $1600, I'd buy it if I didn't already have 4 BMW's. Well, maybe I'd still buy it...

Since the paint's definitely not original, I'd be tempted to give it an "S" paint job with the money saved on the asking price (assuming it needs nothing else).
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