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Old 09-20-2010, 03:08 PM   #1576
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Wow ... you know you could have probably sold just the FRONT DISC ROTOR and covered the cost of what you paid for it. I believe that solid 1974 only front rotor goes for $350 in the BMW catalog.

Great find ... now lets see what you do with it!

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Old 09-20-2010, 03:13 PM   #1577
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This must be an EARLY 1974 bike ... anyone see all the /5 parts? Rear blinkers, /5 LWB seat ... did the /6's have those style of footpegs? How about the rear shocks? Were those covers /5 only?

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Old 09-20-2010, 03:24 PM   #1578
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One from the vantage point where my (one of them) 1985 M535i can be seen in the background, My happy son on the 1978 R100RS,



And from that cockpit where the 1970 R60/5 can be seen,



And the R60 in front of work.

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Old 09-20-2010, 03:32 PM   #1579
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This must be an EARLY 1974 bike ... anyone see all the /5 parts? Rear blinkers, /5 LWB seat ... did the /6's have those style of footpegs? How about the rear shocks? Were those covers /5 only?

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My 74 is the same. Aluminum turn signals, solid front rotor (which would rather a drilled) and those foot pegs are stock, the rubber on them is not. I believe the shock covers were also /6 stock as well. The seat may have come on the early 74's though...that looks like maybe a SWB /5 seat, mine came with a /7 seat...call it a wrinkle in time?
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:33 PM   #1580
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This must be an EARLY 1974 bike ... anyone see all the /5 parts? Rear blinkers, /5 LWB seat ... did the /6's have those style of footpegs? How about the rear shocks? Were those covers /5 only?

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Pegs and shocks continued as you see at least into 1975 model year, at least as far as the 12/74 priduction date of my /6.
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:33 PM   #1581
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This must be an EARLY 1974 bike ... anyone see all the /5 parts? Rear blinkers, /5 LWB seat ... did the /6's have those style of footpegs? How about the rear shocks? Were those covers /5 only?

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Just like both of mine.
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:42 PM   #1582
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!974 /6's had aluminum turnsignals, aluminum shock tower covers (with 3 ribs instead of plain as on the /5). This is the stock 1974 /6 seat with longitudinal ribs. Later seats had both a different configuration to the seatcover pattern and also the bends/design on the rear chrome rail (Which I'd rather have than the backrest that I do have). Both my other /6's have square front and round rear peg covers but BMW may have been installing whatever they had in the partsbin at the time. Solid front disc does appear to be in good shape. The undertank mc looks to be in really rough shape although the brake does work.
Yes, this Alice's is not the one Arlo sang about. It is "famous" though among the motorycling/exoticar crowd. It's fame stems more from its central location to some of the best riding roads around that its' cuisine.
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Old 09-20-2010, 04:04 PM   #1583
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The undertank mc looks to be in really rough shape although the brake does work.
What, you mean the MC didn't puke all over the frame? Lies!!
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Old 09-20-2010, 04:40 PM   #1584
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What, you mean the MC didn't puke all over the frame? Lies!!
You are exactly correct as to what happened under the tank. I just couldn't think of such a descriptive term to describe it. I'll also be surprised if some critters didn't make a home under the air filter housing. The wiring looks ok except where one of the PO's relocated the voltage regulator to where the missing horn was located and where there is a jumble of white wire sticking out all over the place. Steering dampner is probably shot as well.

Starting my own thread on this bike was the same thing that was suggested to me when I posted a pic of the R100RS Lufty Turbo I had just bought (maybe a year and a half agoi - maybe longer). It too sits there, albeit in the garage. As mentioned, most of my spare time goes to fooling around with my two licensed riders if I'm not actually riding. My problem is a lack of self control when I come across an older airhead that needs some love and is priced accordingly. I'm probably maxed out but I'm keeping my eyes open for a nice Honda CT90 for the wife - and who wouldn't like to have on old BSA single.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:36 PM   #1585
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I believe that solid 1974 only front rotor goes for $350 in the BMW catalog.
Uh, I'll sell mine in a heartbeat if it'll fetch that much..

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Both my other /6's have square front and round rear peg covers but BMW may have been installing whatever they had in the partsbin at the time.
Mine are like those in that picture.
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:09 PM   #1586
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this OK guys?

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Hey chadleys, got any other shots of the saddlebag
arrangement?
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I was just about to ask the same thing, more pics of the back end please.
Those are the new Wolfman Expedition bags on the factory bag brackets, on which the Wolfman's fit perfectly. I'm loving them.
They held up great and I did a lot of dirt and bumpy gravel roads all loaded down. Also, two SeaLine bags on the stock rack. The back one is light with my down bag and cookset in it, and in the front is my double wall tent and fullsize pad. I always strap sneakers to the top so they air out while I ride. One cool thing on the wolfman's is the add-on campfuel can carriers. I use one for campfuel and one for my coffee thermos. By the way I think the GSPD is the best factory bike ever built, and comes with the best racks too. hahahaaaaaaaaaa
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:37 PM   #1587
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This must be an EARLY 1974 bike ... anyone see all the /5 parts? Rear blinkers, /5 LWB seat ... did the /6's have those style of footpegs? How about the rear shocks? Were those covers /5 only?

NICE.

all through the 74 year until the 75 model started in 8/74, the /6 had the old style seat, switches, aluminum Turn signals, crappy transmissions.
The shock covers on this bike has the grooves if you look closely like all /6 shocks.

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Old 09-22-2010, 08:36 AM   #1588
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:30 PM   #1589
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:50 PM   #1590
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Cool, but I'm not sure about those tires. They'd look more at home on a hardtail bobber.
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