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Old 03-01-2010, 08:36 AM   #61
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Uhmm...

And whats the exact address of the place where this junk is stored?

No biggie, I'm just.... Curious. My other hobby is collecting addresses.
You guys crack me up....
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:04 AM   #62
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Hahaha, I'm not though. I'm restoring an r90 that was not a barn find and it's costing about the same :P
Dude.

I know exactly what you mean. I bought an R90/6 in October. Spent a bunch of money & time this winter getting the bike ready for spring. It was a blast -- I really enjoyed myself.

So a few weeks ago I was finally done with everything I was going to do this winter. I was down to -- literally -- the last thing I had to do to get everything back together; put the exhaust headers back on & tighten some exhaust nuts. I figure I should just take a look down into the head before I put things back together. That's when I see the valve looks like a stalagmite. At the time I thought it was rust. It turns out that it was oil baked on the valve from some big-time blow-by. The reason for the blow-by? Most likely the damage sustained by the piston when some foreign object made its way into the ignition chamber.

Some PO decided to remove whatever it was, but then decided to leave the damaged piston, and all the burrs in the head (preignition, anyone?), close things up & pretend like it never happened. I seem to be finding a lot of these time-bombs lately.

But it's still fun. No other way I'd rather be spending my money and time -- well, other than riding, that is.

So to make a long story short, I'm half-way through a complete top-end rebuild. Cylinders have been bored and honed, brand new pistons, rings, valves, valve guides, valve seats resurfaced. Even had the connecting rods out to get them tested.

I'm pretty sure I've exceeded the initial purchase price (and I paid what you'd expect to pay for a good running R90/6).
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:52 PM   #63
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R75/5 Barn Queen

I posted here about this bike while I was rebuilding it. I had heard rumors of its existence for some time, then one day I heard that some folks wanted to sell an old Airhead. I made contact and went for a looksy. It didn't look good. Its a 1972 short wheel base toaster, R75/5. The sellers states they bought the bike in 1985 and intended to put a sidecar on it for hauling thier younguns around in. But for some reason they never got a title, and never persued the sidecar idea, so it sat in an open barn from1985 on till I pulled it out. They wanted $1000, but I offered $500 which was really too much.



I'm just a sucker for a /5. It looked so bad I really thought I'd be parting it out. But I got it home, fiddled with it for about an hour, put the gas tank on it from my other /5, sprayed some carb cleaner up into the carbs, put a battery to it, and was able to get it fired up. Din't run well, and rode even worse, but I thought maybe there is hope, and I started stripping it down. Now I'm not any where near a good Airhead wrench, but I did manage to get the bike stripped completley down, frame powdercoated, engine, tranny and final drive gone thru by a real BMW technician, and had all the body parts pained to match the original Currey color. The list is long, and costs north of $4K. But it came out great, and is a fine riding /5



You can see photos of the whole project here:
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:27 PM   #64
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This Long Wheel Base R75/5 showed up on c'list. $1600.00 price presently. A little steep considering the condition. Needs a lot of TLC.
Has /6 side covers and maybe a /6 tank. The headlamp bucket is a little beat up. needs pushrod tube seals at the minimum. Missing the seat grab rail. Would likely make a good "driver" with a few bucks dropped into it.



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Old 03-27-2010, 09:20 AM   #65
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Another recent one. Seller was asking $1000.00, looks like a $100.00 bike to me....Think it has a Harley seat and rear fender.



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Old 03-27-2010, 10:13 AM   #66
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Another recent one. Seller was asking $1000.00, looks like a $100.00 bike to me....Think it has a Harley seat and rear fender.

To tell you the truth, I've paid $100 for nicer bikes than that!
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:02 AM   #67
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This seemed like a cool thread. Thought I might bump it back up to the top. These definitely qualify, pics taken a few weeks ago in a barn and a shed belonging to a friend of my father's.

1969 R50/2. He wants me to help him sell this one.


R69 Parts Bike, a '61 or '62. The tank for this bike is in another shed and is actually really nice.


And the best one, R69S. Not for sale (I tried). Corroded, but not stuck and very complete. We pushed this one outside for the picture because it rolled easily.


Anyone got any others to keep this thread revived?
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:33 AM   #68
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I think your bike sneezed!
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Old 09-08-2010, 05:00 PM   #69
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Not a barn...worse

leaning up against a workshed for 15 years, my old R80G/S.

I got it back for free, finally.
coastal Mendocino is not good for bikes




after a lot of money....

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Old 09-10-2010, 06:22 PM   #70
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Bought this one last winter....paid way to much.
Parted it out to break even and get a few spares I needed.


Bought it sight unseen via photos...looked bad in the photos...actually worse in person!










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Old 04-16-2012, 09:01 AM   #71
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Stumbled upon this.................

Sitting forever, wrong size tires but all there down to the BMW issued shop towel.



















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Old 04-16-2012, 09:11 PM   #72
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Nebraska Barn Rat find from last Fall. Dual Plugged R60/6 motor in a /5 frame.
Got it running without much effort. Ran like a top. ...Mufflers were on upside down & reversed.
Actually was in an open front barn for 10 years or so.



Found some fenders and other missing pieces.




Had to let it go to a new owner due to "too many irons in the fire"....
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:00 AM   #73
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This bike had been sitting in the back corner of a stone shop next to a wrecked Harley Fat Boy.
I negotiated a deal to fix the Fat Boy in exchange for R90. $1288 plus my labor to fix Harley.





Cleaned up nicely


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Old 04-17-2012, 05:19 AM   #74
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Old 02-25-2014, 02:25 PM   #75
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So are all the barns empty over there now
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