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Old 03-05-2015, 08:27 PM   #1
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BMW R90s 40th Anniversary At Taupo

My race mate Adrian is organising an R90/S weekend in Taupo.
Seeing as this is airhead central for NZ do any of you chaps have an R90s or know of anyone who has who might like to come along.

He has discretely posted up an 'add' on TM....

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/List...x?id=855469928
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Old 03-05-2015, 10:17 PM   #2
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I could get some cans of paint and make an R90S this weekend - just a choice of which colour. Air/sea Rescue orange should be pretty close...but black is easier to find.
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I could get some cans of paint and make an R90S this weekend - just a choice of which colour. Air/sea Rescue orange should be pretty close...but black is easier to find.
There will be engine and frame number inspections and points lost for non original parts.
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Old 03-06-2015, 12:17 AM   #4
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I'm pretty sure I can get through to the finals, it's all minor stuff like engine and frame - so long as I get that paint job nailed I'll be a front runner.
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And if any RT nine or whatever they call them they be will torched and put on the bar be
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:15 AM   #6
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And if any RT nine or whatever they call them they be will torched and put on the bar be
ah we would not even know what they are, being Luddites and all.
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:29 AM   #7
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ah we would not even know what they are, being Luddites and all.
Yep...far too modern for us old codgers

Saw one the other day at the Hamilton Motorcycle Club rooms...wouldn't mind a fang but I'll stick with the real thing thanks
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Yep...far too modern for us old codgers

Saw one the other day at the Hamilton Motorcycle Club rooms...wouldn't mind a fang but I'll stick with the real thing thanks
I've got a modern ....1995

A snip at $25K
http://www.autobase.co.nz/motorbikes...ts/2222827.htm
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Old 03-11-2015, 03:23 AM   #9
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Just flipping my 6's over to 9's now. I'll tell them my R95 has got a big bore kit. I can see why they did that paint job - fogging some sliver over the black is so much easier than masking tape. Trust BMW to make a mistake into a classic.
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Just flipping my 6's over to 9's now. I'll tell them my R95 has got a big bore kit. I can see why they did that paint job - fogging some sliver over the black is so much easier than masking tape. Trust BMW to make a mistake into a classic.
they will never know. Just as well you are the right scale for a R65 to look like a R90
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I was putting my cable operated hydraulic brakes with the under tank master cylinder held on by a hose clip back together tonight and wondered why they let a British engineer loose on a German bike.
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The same guy who did the A40 Farina rear brakes ? Makes you wonder how they got the job, let alone had the design accepted....and yet I don't remember them being a problem.
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Old 03-20-2015, 01:19 PM   #13
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I bought my R90s about a year ago and its been sitting on the bike bench since....
I know the original owner Phil Scott who owns Techmoto and used to work at Cycletreads for years.
He bought the bike at Ross Jensens in 1974 when you ordered them off the brochure.
I believe it was the first one in the country.
My parents bought a Holden Premier the same year and it was $5500.
Probably could have bought a villa in Ponsonby for that.

He gave me some photos he took and this is the best one.

It had not run since 1997 when I purchased it from the SI, but came with a pile of engine receipts for pistons, clutch, carb bits, gearbox overhaul so I decided just to tidy it up and replace as many seals as possible and worn out bits with less worn out bits.
Not quite finished but near enough to get a WOF.

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Old 03-20-2015, 04:21 PM   #14
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I remember Ponsonby in 1974, to buy a house there in 1974 you'd be a landlord, and couldn't care less about who the tennants were and what they did to the house. $5,000 is a serious lot of money to pay for a bike in 1974, disposable income was an unknown concept to 98% of Kiwis.
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Old 03-20-2015, 07:57 PM   #15
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I remember Ponsonby in 1974, to buy a house there in 1974 you'd be a landlord, and couldn't care less about who the tennants were and what they did to the house. $5,000 is a serious lot of money to pay for a bike in 1974, disposable income was an unknown concept to 98% of Kiwis.
I remember being shit scared driving into Ponsomby as a kid at that time with all the stories I'd heard - could have been going into the Congo. That was also the time of random acts of violence on law biding citizens by bikie gangs trying to establish themselves.


$5000 was a great deal of money back then.
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