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Old 11-23-2008, 10:59 AM   #901
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I might as well post a picture of my 1975 R60/6 which I bought a few years ago because price was right and I figured I could use some of the parts from it on my 1974 R75/6 (rear drive, tranny, gas tank and seat). It's got a broken timing chain but other than that it's pretty decent. I haven't had the heart to cannibalize it for parts primarily because it is complete and more importantly, I haven't had the need for the parts yet. It's kind of amazing to me (and even more so to my wife)how I got bitten by the airhead bug. Eight years ago, for reasons still unclear to me, I somehow developed a strong desire to get an airhead. I ended up getting a Honda 450CL instead as a way to get back into riding after a 20 year spell of no bike. Now I've got 5 in the garage (two ridden on a regular basis - my 1974 R75/6 and my 1991 R100GS- the others not operable) and one in the shed. My 1972 R60/5 restoration project (my first BMW) is about 75% complete but languishing due to lack of time (if I'm not riding I'm doing the ongoing maintenance on the ones I do ride). Feel free to let me know if you think I should seek professional help for my addiction.
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Old 11-23-2008, 02:39 PM   #902
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Addiction? What addiction?

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Feel free to let me know if you think I should seek professional help for my addiction.
Umm, i think what you're asking is like a mental hospital patient getting counselling from another patient....personally I don't see that you have a problem!!

I have several airhead projects in various states of disassembly, and more than enough spares to further assemble at least two more airheads. My R90S has been finished and running for 2 1/2 years but before that it was in bits for 14 long years.....I pulled the toaster R75/5 apart almost six months ago, and at the rate i'm going it'll be at least another six months before it's anywhere near finished & running again. The R90/6 is still in bits too. Besides my crap, i'm also storing a '74 R90S in bits for a mate, and a '77 R100S in bits for another mate.

Personally, i don't smoke or drink, and live an otherwise modest lifestyle. My wife knows where I am and what I'm doing, and I don't let activities in the shed interfere with family life. Fortunately my wife rides too....
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Old 11-23-2008, 11:29 PM   #903
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Nah, you're not nuts! It's all those others that are crazy!
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Old 11-24-2008, 04:04 AM   #904
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My old GS......

Here's my '89 GS. Twin plugged, Corbin seat, Keihan pipes and Wilbers rear shock.

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Old 11-24-2008, 04:53 AM   #905
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That guy with the Porsche looks vaguely familiar......
Yeah, he also washed my cars in the 50ties...
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Old 11-27-2008, 05:41 PM   #906
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My apologies if I've already posted in here, but I don't believe I have.

My '77 R100/7. 15,800 orginal miles, bone stock with the exception of Boyer electronics and a Brown's sidestand.



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Old 11-28-2008, 01:24 PM   #907
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NCGS, she is beautiful, but you need to exercise her more often!


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My apologies if I've already posted in here, but I don't believe I have.

My '77 R100/7. 15,800 orginal miles, bone stock with the exception of Boyer electronics and a Brown's sidestand.



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Old 11-30-2008, 02:20 PM   #908
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NCGS, she is beautiful, but you need to exercise her more often!
You're right.. I rode her 200 miles on Friday. She runs like a Swiss watch.
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Old 12-01-2008, 03:13 PM   #909
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87 Mono g/s. last ride before pulling her down for some TLC

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Old 12-01-2008, 08:45 PM   #910
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[quote=Rob Farmer]87 Mono g/s. last ride before pulling her down for some TLC

Nice bike. What kind of tires are those?
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Old 12-02-2008, 12:39 AM   #911
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87 Mono g/s. last ride before pulling her down for some TLC

Nice looking bike, is that outside the church at Lockington?
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:43 AM   #912
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Nice looking bike, is that outside the church at Lockington?
Hi Joe, It's outside the church at Breedon on the Hill --> http://www.le.ac.uk/emoha/leicester/breedon.html

I used to shoot at Hemlock. Nice round there.

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Old 12-02-2008, 11:47 AM   #913
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Nice bike. What kind of tires are those?
Metzler Enduro 1's. Nice and cheap and still available. They're the original fitment for the g/s and were designed for the bike, they work really well apart from getting a big vague around 100 Mph - doesn't happen often enough for it to be a concern though.
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Old 12-21-2008, 02:26 AM   #914
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Taken today on Pitt Town Road. Me coming out of a 25km/h 90 degrees corner.

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Old 12-21-2008, 02:45 AM   #915
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87 Mono g/s. last ride before pulling her down for some TLC

Splendid G/S
exhauste manifoil seems large ? what brand is it ?
any chance to see the bike at the other side ?
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