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Old 03-24-2010, 08:01 AM   #31
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I just learned that 2 years of the /2 US models came with telescopic forks.

WHO KNEW
I don't think peein' in the crankcase would hurt it much...but after seeing the above comment, I'm not sure if he could find the right hole....
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:25 AM   #32
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I have been wondering what I've been doing wrong, I guess I've been peeing in the timing hole this whole time..

Damn, Dat, that is a HOT ROD. Is that seriously your /2?
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:32 AM   #33
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I want one of these bad. An R50 with Earles ... Know of one I can get an spend a year rebuilding ... let me know. Experienced /7 wrench.

Beautiful bikes.
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:51 AM   #34
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I don't think peein' in the crankcase would hurt it much...but after seeing the above comment, I'm not sure if he could find the right hole....
OOOOOoooooooooo ZING!

Hey Jason, peeing in the timing hole is a feature!!! It clears out the dust and makes the timing marks easier to see. You can also use PBR, I think they're the same.


No, that's my father in law's bike, picture taken a couple years ago. It's ALOT of fun to ride. It's a R69US. I was TERRIFIED of dropping it.
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Old 03-24-2010, 11:46 AM   #35
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So What Actually Showed Up At My Door?

I named the bike before it arrived. Jezebel.
She's black.
She's beautiful.
She's seductive.
She's a temptress.
She's a whore.
She's a backstabbin' witch.
She'll give you a thrill.
She'll make you cry...
She will steal all the money from your pant's pockets.


At this point I know NOTHING about this bike. Motorcycles in general. The story was thus:
The bike was a "daily runner" with 49,734 miles showing.
The slingers will HAVE to be done, cause there is no documentation indicating that they were ever done.
It's in original condition, not ratty, but well used.

I mean REALLY???? WHAT could go wrong?
It looks like minimal maintenance had always been performed, which could be a good thing...as you know...too many chef's can spoil ze broth.
I'm told, that with luck, a gasket set and some bearings I can be roadworthy
for an additional $1000...
Gee! That sounds pretty good! I was SOOoooo cute at that age!......
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:00 PM   #36
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OOOOOoooooooooo ZING!

Hey Jason, peeing in the timing hole is a feature!!! It clears out the dust and makes the timing marks easier to see. You can also use PBR, I think they're the same.


No, that's my father in law's bike, picture taken a couple years ago. It's ALOT of fun to ride. It's a R69US. I was TERRIFIED of dropping it.
The bike? or the Baby?

Looks like you got a good grip on her.....the bike I mean...
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Old 03-24-2010, 03:26 PM   #37
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The bike? or the Baby?

Looks like you got a good grip on her.....the bike I mean...
Bike matches the car. I guess I'm the same way, black /2, black 02 GT.
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:17 PM   #38
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...both you guys are color blind?...right!!??????
Red?......Black?
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:05 PM   #39
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Ok, everyone else here is doing it. (nice pictures danedg!)

Here's my (not) slash-two story.

1990, I was into British bikes. (Royal Enfield, the ones built in England!)
I didn't care for BMW's. Ponderous handling, sedate accelleration...
(but they didn't seem to break down!)

My introduction was a basket case that my BMW riding friends convinced me I needed to buy. After listening to thier nagging for 6 years, I finally put it together to get them to shut up and leave me alone!
Didn't take long to figure out how good these things are, and the old Britbikes got left in the garage to be taken out once or twice a year for vintage events.

This is what I got! (not the kid, I put her together in 1990 just before I got the BMW)


12 years later, still going strong, and about to hand an R100GS its ass on a rough forest service road.



Later. We let the guy on the GS catch up.
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:08 AM   #40
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I remember that foto...it's the only other 2 I've seen with Buco's


There was talk that you might be exaggerating the facts a bit about "...handing the GS his ass..."!
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Old 03-25-2010, 12:35 PM   #41
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I remember that foto...it's the only other 2 I've seen with Buco's


There was talk that you might be exaggerating the facts a bit about "...handing the GS his ass..."!
Mine has them. Missing one of the lenses and thinking about setting up led turn signals in them. Any thoughts on that idea?
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Old 03-25-2010, 01:16 PM   #42
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6V or 12?
I think my 6V is working fine...but it won't recharge the battery well...hardly keeps the headlamp workin' at idle....fuggedibout any accessories...including the extra 25 watts for the Bucos.
I wired it up...still didn't work...much
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Old 03-25-2010, 03:07 PM   #43
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Thanks

Danedg,

Thanks for the info. Yes it would be 6V. I figured it would be close on the amount of electricity.
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Old 03-25-2010, 03:16 PM   #44
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nice tag, today...
....yes I ride the bike everyday!
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Old 03-25-2010, 03:35 PM   #45
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How do you like those Hoskes?? I've currently got a set of the other pipes that are mentioned in this thread, and they are, indeed, LOUD !

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