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Old 09-13-2012, 01:00 PM   #46
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I like that method you have of randomly placing the parts on a towel all in one big jumble. Guarantees the more even wear of parts by having them rotated from side to side every year.

Oh, there's a pattern you say?

Just joshing ya.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:03 PM   #47
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I like that method you have of randomly placing the parts on a towel all in one big jumble. Guarantees the more even wear of parts by having them rotated from side to side every year.

Oh, there's a pattern you say?

Just joshing ya.
19k miles on those carbs? pssssh not worried about it
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:23 PM   #48
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What a lucky guy. Already has an amazing 90 /6 and now gets to make a beautiful /5. Someday I'd love to have a /2 to park next to my /6 but that'll have to wait. It's dumb how all the best things cost money. (I don't know if I believe that the best things in life are free....)

Looking forward to seeing some progress soon!
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:14 AM   #49
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Tires are here. Want to keep everything stock, original and period correct on this bike so I went with Dunlop K70 tires. Seriously the best looking, modern compound, vintage looking tires I've seen. I hear they aren't shabby on the gravel roads too

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Old 09-14-2012, 07:25 AM   #50
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Tires are here. Want to keep everything stock, original and period correct on this bike so I went with Dunlop K70 tires. Seriously the best looking, modern compound, vintage looking tires I've seen. I hear they aren't shabby on the gravel roads too
Although I really like those Dunlops on a lot of vintage bikes, they never came with them from BMW. So while they aren't stock and original, they are at least period correct.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:55 PM   #51
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Hey, I just put those on my r90/6 today. I love them. Good ride!
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:42 PM   #52
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Here we go! (the lock set is for the r90)
You know that says it's not for a '74 /6, right?





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Old 09-16-2012, 05:50 AM   #53
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You know that says it's not for a '74 /6, right?





Oh yeah, I cancelled that like 5 min after ordering. *sigh. Always going to be lockless.
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:02 PM   #54
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I have so much BMW work to do...
Tires are all mounted up, just haven't taken a pic yet because it's been raining for a while.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:43 PM   #55
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I have K70s on my R75 and love em!
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:04 AM   #56
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mind telling me where you got the K70's?
Looked awhile back and had a hard time finding them. maybe it was the 3.50x18 size i was trying to find...
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:33 AM   #57
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mind telling me where you got the K70's?
Looked awhile back and had a hard time finding them. maybe it was the 3.50x18 size i was trying to find...
BikeBandit. They're perpetually "on sale" there too. I steer away from BikeBandit for everything but tires and tubes. They tend to have the cheap rubber prices and ungodly fast shipping.
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:43 AM   #58
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I got mine from motorcycle superstore. Shipped in like two days.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:55 AM   #59
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I haven't been sitting idle, just had a set back. The right side top end has a lot of old gas/rust in it, so I pulled it and I'm trying to get the blasted header un-seized from it so I can clean it out. New tires are on, old wiring harness is off. New wiring harness is in place but not hooked up. Frame and engine have been scrubbed and new euro bars are on.

















The tank is in a vinegar soak currently, before I start using the POR15 kit. Also, 15 year old gas smells HORRIBLE.


My brother has a spare gasket kit for the top end, in addition to push rod seals. I helped him install an endura last on his toaster in exchange for those on the cheap. Doing everything I can to stay under that $2,000 mark!
Funny story time. I keep 3 bikes in a row in the basement (others are stored off to the side,) the bultaco, r90 and r75. As I was pulling the top end off the r75, a water main busted right above all 3 bikes. Living in Atlanta, for some stupid reason, I can't shut off my water main at the street with out some proprietary tool. Being sunday, the water dept is not open. Their emergency line really doesn't get someone out there fast. As gallons of water is pouring out, I call 911 and get the firemen down there to turn it off. The bikes were under the water for about 10-15 mins before I could pull them out. Firemen got there and shut it off later. I cleaned all the mess up, fixed the pipe and the atlanta water came out and turned it back on the next day. The dude accidentally left his tool to do so, so I win.
Looks like no water got in the cylinder/engine of the r75 :)
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:11 AM   #60
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2 day vinegar soak, rinsing with baking soda (to neutralize the acid.) This is before I even use the POR15 kit...vinegar is amazing stuff.

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