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Old 02-24-2010, 07:11 PM   #16
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Mine as I found her :)

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Old 02-24-2010, 07:36 PM   #17
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Unfortunately my luck in finding salvagable machines has been poor.
Most bikes I've found have been beyond hope and not worth the cost to restore. After scrounging parts from a number of different bikes I began a rat bike build.......





Another one

A gal contacted me through an ad I ran and had an old BMW in her yard. She was tired of mowing around it and wanted it to go away. She told me she had bought the bike as a project for a boy friend a couple years previous. He eventually peeled on her and she kept the bike. She had paid $100.00 for it and just wanted to get at least part of her money back. She said she'd take $50.00 but I told her I'd give her $100.00 sight unseen, figuring any old BMW has got to have $100.00 worth of parts on it. I drove over 300 miles to pick up my unseen "new" find.

As found:




Big ol' tank had a built in garbage can on top.........





I knew little about after market tanks and had never seen one like this. After hauling it home I looked it over and found no dents or rust to speak of. The bike sat out with no fuel cap and had leaves in the tank. I flushed it and amazingly it was pretty clean inside. After some fuel tank research I realized what I had stumbled upon.

I pulled the tank, shocks and a couple of parts off and sold it to a fella needing a chassis. We all were happy.

I found a used original tool box lid, nos fuel cap. A little paint work and it came out OK.








It went to the new owner as an organ donor in this mode. Pretty rough. This was after an intense degreasing job.
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Old 02-25-2010, 01:13 AM   #18
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Cry

Hardly a barn find but mine was a bit sad





Shes a bit sharper now but still a work in progress.







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Old 02-25-2010, 08:50 AM   #19
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Paris Hilton????
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Old 02-25-2010, 12:13 PM   #20
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here's the 'after' version....
That is awesome.
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Old 02-25-2010, 02:51 PM   #21
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My 1981 R80G/S as found.... actually in a leaky garage



Version One (ownership year one)



Version Two (year two on..)

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Old 02-25-2010, 03:13 PM   #22
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Hardly a barn find but mine was a bit sad





Shes a bit sharper now but still a work in progress.




I'd be sad too if someone was barbecuing on my heads!
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:52 PM   #23
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or like the olden-times when you would wrap your pieces of meat, onion and potato in foil, open the hood and put it on the manifold, to cook all day.... gourmet camping, '60's style....
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:35 PM   #24
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or like the olden-times when you would wrap your pieces of meat, onion and potato in foil, open the hood and put it on the manifold, to cook all day.... gourmet camping, '60's style....
Never thought of that....!
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:10 PM   #25
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I should win a prize for this

More of a "bottom of a deep, abandoned well find"



To this:

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Old 02-26-2010, 01:00 AM   #26
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A couple of mine

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Old 02-26-2010, 10:11 AM   #27
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A gal contacted me through an ad I ran and had an old BMW in her yard. She was tired of mowing around it and wanted it to go away. She told me she had bought the bike as a project for a boy friend a couple years previous. He eventually peeled on her and she kept the bike. She had paid $100.00 for it and just wanted to get at least part of her money back. She said she'd take $50.00 but I told her I'd give her $100.00 sight unseen, figuring any old BMW has got to have $100.00 worth of parts on it. I drove over 300 miles to pick up my unseen "new" find.

As found:


Damn! Awesome!
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:28 AM   #28
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Mine as I found her :)

You're very lucky to find a Mystic lying around like that! Is that what looks like a very tall windshield??? You can stand on the pegs and not get helmet buffeting!

Place looks like Singapore. Or KL.
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:36 PM   #29
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:40 PM   #30
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Me too, but isn't this a GREAT thread?
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