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Old 06-01-2011, 07:59 PM   #16
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Wow, that tank looks horrible inside! PARTS BIKE!
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:27 PM   #17
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How much did the PO pay you to take it off his hands?

If anything, Old's Cool will have an enjoyable thread for the next...few years?

Looking forward to the build!
thanks! I'm anticipating a few trips around the sun before this bike tappets back to life.
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:31 PM   #18
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Wow, that tank looks horrible inside! PARTS BIKE!
That sure would be a boring thread.... besides these parts are to crappy to sell.
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:37 PM   #19
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That sure would be a boring thread
People told me to part out my R90.. and I just hit 10,000 miles on it.



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Old 06-01-2011, 11:10 PM   #20
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My first BMW(72 R75/5) looked this bad. After a couple of years of cleaning and replacing parts I had a show winning bike. Don't get discouraged and have fun!!!
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Old 06-02-2011, 06:22 AM   #21
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I have gotten the itch to bring back a bike from near death out of my system.
I'll enjoy watching somebody else do it.

Here's 2 drinks for courage and staying power. you're gonna need both.
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:44 PM   #22
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That sure would be a boring thread.... besides these parts are to crappy to sell.


The air filter looked awesome (thinking positive)
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:45 PM   #23
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Finally someone as sadistic as myself

This would serve as a good example why we should not store our bikes in a box of salt.
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:32 PM   #24
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Continued teardown highlights and notable findings...

Cable booty was in surprisingly pliable condition.

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Drive shaft...... being all drive shafty.

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Non-OEM bolt.

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Yanked the tranny... I mean gearbox.

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Siamese singe.

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No obvious tomfoolery with the rockers.

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Decent plug.

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hmmmmm.... not often you see a water fouled plug.

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Old 06-03-2011, 09:41 PM   #25
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HURRAY, GREAT PIX

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Old 06-04-2011, 01:04 PM   #26
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Thumb May the farce, ah force, be with you!

May the farce, ah force, be with you!

I have a /5 project standing by, but compared to yours, it is a wash and wax job. I do understand the "wrenching and learning" benefit of it all - sounds like my justification for some of my projects.

Wish you the best of luck and good flea-bay purchases; Huck will send his grandchildren through college thanks to you.

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Old 06-04-2011, 01:49 PM   #27
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There was a thread on ADV about using malt vinegar to neutralize rust. It would be interesting to see what that would do to the inside of your gas tank.
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Old 06-04-2011, 02:03 PM   #28
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Yeah and electrolysis would work even better!
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Old 06-04-2011, 04:23 PM   #29
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Wish you the best of luck and good flea-bay purchases; Huck will send his grandchildren through college thanks to you.
Thanks, and yes… I'll do my best to keep parts suppliers in the black these next few seasons.
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Old 06-04-2011, 04:54 PM   #30
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↑ ↑ ↑ The tank is actually worse than it looks, if at all possible. It's quite thin and fatigued from rust in a few areas. Good idea with the vinegar... I'll let it stew for a few months and see what slurry emerges.

Luckily, tanks dangle like fruit in my workshop, so I have the best option of all. Replacement.

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