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Old 01-19-2013, 02:32 PM   #3361
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Thanks for all the kind comments, gents! The outpouring of support and help that I've received from this forum throughout the project has been invaluable and very humbling!

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That has to be one of the nicest Toasters I have ever seen!

I like your "garage" also.!!
Thanks! I pulled the bike in a little over a week ago to deal with the wiring in the warm house. It's amazing how quickly you get spoiled - I don't want to wheel back out to the garage again!

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Very very nice!
Thanks! It may be far in the future, but I have to admit, I've thought about having you fab up a beautiful set of stainless exhaust for it. Similar to Elite-less's, but standard routing (not high pipes). You do amazing work!

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Very nice! I'm guessing its one of those '73 (pinstripes w/ toaster panels)? I think the stripes look great with the chrome.
Yes sir, 1973 R60/5 LWB. I knew some toasters came with the pinstripes on the tank and some didn't, but I didn't realize it depended on the model year, so you just tought me something! Early on I thought about leaving the pinstripes off of the tank - I'm glad I didn't.

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Freakin' beautiful! BUT...you're gonna be in trouble when mama gets home and sees another girl in the house!
You would think, but I've got a very understanding wife! Actually, the bike belonged to her grandpa, so she is very excited to see it coming along. That being said, I don't think she wants it to live in the house permanently like I do, but she's been very patient with it being in the foyer for the last week and a half!

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I agree, very nice. Is the engine still 600cc or bigger?
Thanks! I posted on your thread, but just want to let you know again that I LOVE your GS! I'm jealous.... Yes, still 600cc. I wrestled with going bigger, but ultimately I decided that I wanted it to be the same bike that my wife's grandpa used to ride, only restored. If I had gone bigger I would've had to swap out jugs, pistons, heads, and the cam at least. After that, I felt that it wouldn't really be the same bike that Papa rode for so many years. Most parts on the bike are original. Off the top of my head, the only things swapped for new parts are the shocks, top triple clamp, headlight ears (have and painted the stockers, but don't want to cut them to accommodate the aluminum triple clamp), gas cap, and the exhaust. Just about everything else is original to the bike.

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When you get this out on the road..

It's gonna get dirty
It already IS dirty! Just look at that layer of dust from sitting in my filthy house! Are you implying that it could get even DIRTIER if I ride it?!?!?



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Old 01-19-2013, 05:29 PM   #3362
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Man, time to pull her apart, and get back to cleaning things up!

I don't know what it is, but boy does she stand out as an concourse example!

I hope you are suitably proud, this is for sure the nicest looking toaster I have seen!
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:23 AM   #3363
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Man alive that is nice...
I love that fairing is that the quarter fairing

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Old 01-23-2013, 10:50 AM   #3364
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I think it's mainly the black rims that make the bike stand out!

Very classy!
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:59 AM   #3365
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I agree, very nice. Is the engine still 600cc or bigger?
The carbs on this were only used on 500's and 600's. So I guess it's the original motor or one of like size. When you see the CV type carbs it's 750 or above.

It's a very pretty bike.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:19 PM   #3366
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The carbs on this were only used on 500's and 600's. So I guess it's the original motor or one of like size. When you see the CV type carbs it's 750 or above.

It's a very pretty bike.
Well you live and learn ...

... and most definitely yes, a VERY pretty bike ...



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Old 01-23-2013, 02:45 PM   #3367
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Thanks guys, I really appreciate the responses. As above, yes, it is still 600cc. I decided I would be replacing too many parts from the original bike to go with a larger displacement.

The entire goal was to go with what I think of as a "muscle bike" appearance. Funny, I know, since the R60 makes all of 40 hp. But, I didn't want to do a cafe racer, but I also didn't want to go completely stock. So I came up with a list of things that I thought would make the bike look stockish, but somehow tougher and more sleek. That list included the black wheels, omission of the chrome battery covers (which was convenient since my bike didn't have then anyway!) and the chrome hubcaps, lower handlebars, black shocks, shorter and more sporty exhaust, and a beefier triple clamp. Like Droptarotter suggested, I think the black rims alone go along way in achieving the overall effect. I kept going back and forth on whether or not to go with black rims, but this bike ultimately convinced me to do so:



I also think the slightly sportier seat carve and the pinstriping around the toaster panels makes the bike look different than most toasters.

Now I just hope the damn thing starts up after all of this work!
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:52 PM   #3368
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:58 PM   #3369
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aaaaawwww......maannnnn......


didja have to.....




sweeeeeeet.......
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:37 AM   #3370
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That deserves a few more angles and views.

My wife just left and will be out of town for two weeks. I am now thinking my R90 could fit in the family room, right next to the TV very nicely.........
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:03 PM   #3371
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My wife just left and will be out of town for two weeks. I am now thinking my R90 could fit in the family room, right next to the TV very nicely.........
Go for it! You certainly won't regret it, but it is bitter sweet when you have to roll her back to the garage again, as I just did a few minutes ago.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:04 PM   #3372
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:03 PM   #3373
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almost had it!

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You missed him by a whisker!!

Just about made a good cat out of him, can you tell I'm a dog person?
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:59 PM   #3374
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almost done

Itching to RIDE.
The R90S has been out for a few short test rides:


Carbs are not cooperating, won't idle. Hopefully cure that problem this weekend:


Going to put on some new Michelin Pilot Activs, should arrive tomorrow. Got a new Marc Parnes wheel balancer today:


It needs for a good washing after all the work that's been done, then I will take it out and THRASH IT.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:58 PM   #3375
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Beautiful! Love that paint!
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