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Old 09-20-2010, 11:16 AM   #91
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[quote=danedg]Do you mean Wixom's like these?

Love the Woxoms, want a set dearly for the R60/5....can I say /5 here?
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Old 09-20-2010, 04:04 PM   #92
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That bike really REALLY does it for me.


...even without knobbies.
Wow. Perfect.


It's clean... but does he ride it?
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Old 09-20-2010, 04:18 PM   #93
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This guy just picked up this R90.... he's in CA, and those might be the brackets you're looking for..... they look mighty familiar....
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Old 09-20-2010, 04:20 PM   #94
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Do you mean Wixom's like these?

Love the Woxoms, want a set dearly for the R60/5....can I say /5 here?

What's a Woxom?.....
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Old 09-20-2010, 04:23 PM   #95
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... but does he ride it?
How could I not?
It's a nice pic, several years old now.

This pic is more current.
Thanks all for the appreciative comments.

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Old 09-20-2010, 07:49 PM   #96
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So....how many miles have you ridden that motorcycle?....
What's her name?...
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:00 PM   #97
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My /2 earlier this summer on a 200 mile round trip up to Pecos, NM from Abq.









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Old 09-21-2010, 07:01 AM   #98
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Chobro, those are the first bags I've seen besides Carl's GIVI system that I actually like on a /2. (sorry Dan)

They actually seem to blend, if that is the right word, with the bike. Short seat is a nice touch too.

Renner has now convinced me that one of these days, I will have to get the sport tank on my /2. For now, I just need to get it built and running, but that tank with the solo seat makes it just look... kinda tough. Like it's muscular but still with the /2 elegance. I dunno, maybe that sounds weird, but it just fits, ya know?
The big heinrich tanks are just too big. Too much of a good thing.
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Old 09-21-2010, 07:23 AM   #99
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Here is my R50. It isn't a /2, but most can't tell anyway.
BTW, anybody who has restored one knows, it's a Cash 2!



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Old 09-21-2010, 07:44 AM   #100
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Here is my R50. It isn't a /2, but most can't tell anyway.
BTW, anybody who has restored one knows, it's a Cash 2!



Why would that not be a /2?
With the Earl's, slingers, and that frame... it fits my definition of a 2....
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Old 09-21-2010, 07:49 AM   #101
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It was made in the first part of 1955. They were just called R50's. They put a larger tail light and some other things on it and called it a /2 later that year.
I have the larger tail light because my friends highway peg took out my original one, and I have been unable to find one since.

Essentially, the same bike, but R50s are more rare.
Also, the tiny tail light is dangerous, and I ride mine.
I could call it a /2, but it is not.
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Old 09-21-2010, 07:59 AM   #102
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I know so little about these bikes....
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:38 AM   #103
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I know so little about these bikes....
Me too. Somebody corrected me on that. 1955 was the first year of the enclosed driveshaft model, I am told. The R50 had that, a small tail light, and some other sucky features. They changed those, and the /2 was born, and had a great run.

It was my first bike, I never want to sell it.
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:38 AM   #104
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Here is my 1966 R69S, I have had it about 5 years. I woke her up from an eight year nap, under a tarp on a friends patio. She came home in the configuration in the top photo. within a few weeks she was converted into her sportier new identity with a big Hoske tank, Euro market bars and the comphy wide touring seat. Its not a total restoration . Just a very shinny rider.

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Here is my 1966 R69S, I have had it about 5 years. I woke her up from an eight year nap, under a tarp on a friends patio. She came home in the configuration in the top photo. within a few weeks she was converted into her sportier new identity with a big Hoske tank, Euro market bars and the comphy wide touring seat. Its not a total restoration . Just a very shinny rider.

So you prefer the "couch", as I call it?
How does it compare to the solo? Comfort wise?
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