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Old 08-21-2012, 06:45 PM   #31
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Hey Blaine, I got home and dug it out and realized it's actually a very early /6 seat. Even has the plate on the back saying it's from an R90 /6. I think that could come off though and if I remember right the LWB /5's still had very similar seats. (?) I'll link some pics here and if you're still interested send me a message. Note, bottom does have some rust and there's no hinges. I just set it on my bike for one photo so you could get an idea of the look. Either way, best of luck with the project!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7542931...7631183459538/
How convenient...I have a 74 r90 that needs a double seat
Let's take the price to private message. I'd love to talk about it. Sorry other guys!
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:37 PM   #32
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Let me third that-- it IS a LWB. My LWB R60/5 has a production date of 7/73 and it was a late /5 (end of /5 production was like Sept '73).

And the mileage is probably 20K-- those (never-lubed) drive splines are minimally worn. Look at the brake pedal-- the wear on the diamond pattern is also a good wear indicator.

New pipes and /6 muffs. I'd guess that it's just sat outside a lot.

Shocks look pretty rough. I have a pair of old ones from mine that look good and work OK. Yours for the shipping-- PM me.
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:21 AM   #33
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Also, regarding the build date/model year issue, remember that a new model year is available a few months before the change of the year.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:59 AM   #34
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That is true. Mine has /6 heads (different rocker arm support "buttons") and /6 steering head bearing adjuster locknut. Sometimes the model-year transition is gradual depending on the factory's parts inventory situation.
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:14 AM   #35
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Nice score, Blaine!! Maybe you should host a "tech" day, so we can help you fiddle with this thing! When are you leaving for your trip?
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:36 AM   #36
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Nice score, Blaine!! Maybe you should host a "tech" day, so we can help you fiddle with this thing! When are you leaving for your trip?
+1

I'll bring some beer ;-)
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:46 AM   #37
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Nice score, Blaine!! Maybe you should host a "tech" day, so we can help you fiddle with this thing! When are you leaving for your trip?
That sounds like an awesome idea Jenna! I leave this sunday but when I get back, I'm getting elbow deep in some BMW and Bultaco.
I need to pull the Bultacos jug and get the correct piston then we can get that going and tool around on it while cleaning up the r75.

I'll let you guys know a date soon. Beer will be provided...and pizza, of course :)
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:08 AM   #38
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Hey I've a set of dr650 forks with .55 springs. Pm me if you want them
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:10 PM   #39
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Let the chaos begin!



I'll install that after I get back from 2 week trip on the r90 in the rockies. (Life is good!)
I'm putting in a moderately big order on Motobins for the rest of the items I need to get this sucker running after I return. Shooting for less than $2000 to get it safe and on the road, price including my trip to OH and the actual bike. Not bad?

I'll make up for the lack of camera quality for quantity and frequency of pics on this...I hope.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:29 AM   #40
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Here we go! (the lock set is for the r90)

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Old 09-10-2012, 08:26 PM   #41
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Thumb ya done good!

Roger that sonny,

LWB....even has a correct /5 and or early /6 extended LWB swingarm, with the welds. My 73 has the small battery box.

NICE!

I have one, as my daily and ONLY rider.

COOL!

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Old 09-11-2012, 07:41 AM   #42
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The goal is to have this sucker ready for barber...thats a lofty goal. When all the parts come in, the Atlanta crew can expect a call for a tech day :)

Things to do on said day:
-Pull the rear wheel
-Pull the swing arm
-Pull the transmission
-Lube all splines
-Pull the top tripple
-Grease steering head bearings
-Drain forks and refill
-Install new wiring loom
-Mount new tires (if I have them)
-Set points gap and time
-Set valve lash
-Rebuild carbs (I love doing this one so I'll do it in one night)
-Install carbs

That's all I can see doing in a day with 3-4 people and beer. That won't get her cranked, unfortunately. I need to completely strip and re-line the tank...so maybe I'll order the POR15 kit and get on that ASAP.
Mean while, the r90 is running cool on one cylinder and carbon fouling 100% of the time on that cylinder. I'm blaming the boyer ignition...piece of crap.

*PS: can we do this NASCAR style with jumpsuits and air tools?
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:53 AM   #43
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*PS: can we do this NASCAR style with jumpsuits and air tools?
Is there another way?

I'll stop by on the way home
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:43 PM   #44
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Took the fairing off and temporarily put my Magura europa bars on. That's about all I can do until the slew of parts come in.





She threw up




That extra 2 inches makes the difference (that's what she said?)






I stole the tail light screws for the r90 :(


Bonus. I really love carbs and I really love tearing them apart and rebuilding them. It's some kind of weird OCD now.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:55 PM   #45
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There are many flavors of OCD ... this is definitely one of them.


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Bonus. I really love carbs and I really love tearing them apart and rebuilding them. It's some kind of weird OCD now.
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