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Old 05-15-2010, 09:44 PM   #196
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Spent a bit of time this afternoon messing around with the R90/6.




Upon closer examination it appears to be in a fairly clean, reasonably oil-tight state.










It's a proper R90S seat cowl, as evidenced by the mounting holes on the trailing edge from the original R90S luggage rack. It's since been replaced by the R100S luggage rack pictured.




The 90S fender's going to need a bit of bondo, too, to fill the holes drilled for the lower /6 fender brace, which isn't featured on an R90S. (note how clean and tidy the wheel is).




Tank and fairing are in decent shape and include a functioning clock and voltmeter.




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Old 05-15-2010, 10:30 PM   #197
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As mentioned previously, I'd no plans to do a frame up restoration on this bike, just a bit of a tidy up with an eye towards sound mechanicals and presentable cosmetics.

The Good:

Came with a box of parts including a new clutch cable, a fresh pair of authentic /6 exhaust gland nuts, a centre stand spring, three side covers... and a chain saw tool.




There were a set of Konis lurking under the Krauser saddle bags.




Nearly new rear tire.




Brand new Yuasa battery.




Clean mufflers with good metal and chrome finish.




A bit of surface rust in the end caps, but I'm pretty sure that'll clean up just fine.



btw, these were good aftermarket mufflers in their day. I bought a set new in the '80's and ran them on a '77 R100RS. They're sturdier than stock with heavier guage material forming the outer shell. These pieces have held up well. They sound good, too. Nicely motorcyley, without being obnoxious.


Nice clean headpipes. But those engine guards have to go. A set of those things nearly killed me on the Blue Ridge Parkway years ago. I left them in a campground on the Angeles Crest Highway a week or so later.




A look under the tank reveals more good news with a pair of brand new ignition coils.




And new plug wires with original style caps.




Battery tray looks reasonably decent, though I think a blast and respray are in the cards.




Engine ledge under the transmission looks to be clean and oil-free. From this we can ass-u-me the rear main and trans input seals are good.




Haven't taken the rear wheel off yet, but the lash doesn't appear excessive. Hopeful to find good splines. 34/11 final's okay, but I've got a line on a decent 33/11, which I prefer on a 900. Would also like to find a post '81 swingarm with the larger/stiffer tube and a rubber dampened driveshaft. The dampened driveshafts allow the final drive splines to last a long, long time.




A Brown sidestand is a nice thing to find. They offer more confidence in a parking lot than the stock piece.




The Bad:

Really splitting hairs here to find anything negative about this bike, but the sub-frames a bit natty.




Though the Krauser bag mounts are in terrific condition.


Not to worry, the airheads parts trust has bequeathed a freshly powder coated /6 subframe. Thanks, Richard and Bino.




The worst top clamp in recent memory? Though it looks reasonably tidy and unmolested.



A CC Products billet triple clamp is on the way. Thanks, Robert (aka wirewrkr) at San Jose BMW.


There really isn't much in the way of "Bad" with this sweet find, and there's really no "Ugly", whatsoever. Guess I landed in a big old bucket of honey with this honey.


The bodywork's stripped off and ready for delivery.




The engine guards are in fine shape and open to a new home. Trade for a post '81 swingarm?




Meantime the bike sits waiting for my next spell of free time.




When I might just tear the top end off to clean things up and see what's in there?




G'night, girls. Sweet dreams... You talk to your bikes, too, right?

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Old 05-15-2010, 11:06 PM   #198
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I gotta know why those engine guards are bad news. I have a set close to those on my /5 and I don't really like the looks of them, but I never considered them dangerous.
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:37 AM   #199
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The Ugly.

Nearly forgot. There was a little "Ugly".




But in light of the rest of the bike it's hardly worth mentioning...

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Old 05-16-2010, 09:58 AM   #200
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I love posts like this. Congrats & good luck on the project, anxious to see your progress.
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Old 05-16-2010, 11:47 AM   #201
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pfff nothing ugly to see here

I am moving on to somewhere where there is real rust to see
and where the real bad deals are


you lucky son of a...

nice ride L, can't wait to see you on it
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:49 PM   #202
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The saga continues. As it should!

Tore the GSPD apart today to replace a tired transmission (265k kms on the original box) and half expected to find a wonky driveshaft as well... Hoping agaiinst hope... Sure enough, the front u-joint's shot. Pictures at eleven. The original lasted 253k kms... This one, used, went another 12k... Grrrr.

Going to give Bruno a call and look into one of his refitted greasable pieces.

The bike won't be up and running for at least a month...

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Old 05-19-2010, 12:13 AM   #203
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These new driveshafts have just surfaced. A couple of guys on the UKGS'er site have just taken delivery of there's. Available from Boxer Supplies.
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Old 05-19-2010, 12:23 AM   #204
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These new driveshafts have just surfaced. A couple of guys on the UKGS'er site have just taken delivery of there's. Available from Boxer Supplies.
They look clever. How much are they?

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Old 05-19-2010, 12:24 AM   #205
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I seem to ride with similar company to you. This was taken last weekend on my Birthday ride.
I get asked the same question "when are you guna buy a KTM"
My reply has been "When I cant keep up !! "
So far that hasnt happened
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Old 05-19-2010, 12:27 AM   #206
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They look clever. How much are they?

495 euro's
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Old 05-19-2010, 12:28 AM   #207
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I seem to ride with similar company to you. This was taken last weekend on my Birthday ride.
I get asked the same question "when are you guna buy a KTM"
My reply has been "When I cant keep up !! "
So far that hasnt happened



Stick it to 'em.

You couldn't give me one of those crude lumps.

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Old 05-19-2010, 12:30 AM   #208
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Old 05-19-2010, 12:41 AM   #209
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Scary but you are buying a complete new driveshaft, not just having a rebuild done. The only price comparison is on a new BMW one.
HPM Guy rebuilds them in the US.
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Old 05-19-2010, 07:11 AM   #210
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Thumb GSPD'd

Just came across this thread again, I did a '91 a couple years ago.
not sure but this might be of value Derelict Blogger...

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