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Old 01-22-2015, 07:50 PM   #1
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1973 R75/? reincarnation

"This winter is going to a tough one" is what weatherman says every year.

For us who living in this wonderful place where has very clean four seasons, we usually have to plan things ahead of the time.

And, this is how I keep myself busy this winter.








Found this on the craiglist,














Made a call, set up time, went to ATM, pulled the trailer, and found this poor lady stood like this....











No paper, No history, NOTHING !

Well, since it has nothing, that just left me so much room for the price.

It didn't take long for us to have the "parts' on the trailer.








台灣加油 !!


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Old 01-22-2015, 08:03 PM   #2
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Congrats, and good on you for taking on this project. Not many people would take that on.

Love the Granada Red with factory tank stripes......and the matching trailer!

What's your plan, a factory correct restoration?
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:04 PM   #3
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Wife and I have few agreements for my motorcycle hobby.

One is that we will have to inform each other for any purchasing more than $300 ----- Nope!! Not even close on this one.

Another thing is I will have to inform her IF I am planning to buy a "bike". ----- well, all I can see is parts, my dear.


This is so called thinking about of box"es".


It only took two hours and was done way before wife came home.








It doesn't look like there are too many good parts left...









The more I took it apart, the more I was questioning myself for making a wrong decision.


Well, I told myself that I just bough a full set of original tool set, and rest of the stuffs were just coming with it.








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Old 01-22-2015, 08:07 PM   #4
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Congrats, and good on you for taking on this project. Not many people would take that on.

Love the Granada Red with factory tank stripes......and the matching trailer!

What's your plan, a factory correct restoration?

I didn't even notice the matching trailer !!

You will have to sit tight and look see what I have done on this one.

I bet you might like it.

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Old 01-22-2015, 08:25 PM   #5
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Woah... Tragic to look at, but I'm excited to see what you do with it!
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:34 PM   #6
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Well, there's a candidate for mods if I've ever seen one.
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Old 01-22-2015, 10:35 PM   #7
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The 1st & 2nd pics are tragic, but quite pretty as well. I'll be following this.

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Old 01-22-2015, 11:27 PM   #8
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She's a butte. You have my admiration.
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Old 01-23-2015, 03:12 AM   #9
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I'll be interested to see what you can save here. Wow, thats one rusty machine.
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Old 01-23-2015, 05:48 AM   #10
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Holy crap. You sir, are a glutton for punishment.

If you bring that back, I'll be VERY impressed.
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Old 01-23-2015, 06:37 AM   #11
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Nice to see your intention is to bring it back to life. It looks as though someone loved it a very long time ago.
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Old 01-23-2015, 07:32 AM   #12
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Aw, man, too bad I live in Middletown RI and not CT.... I would be right over to "help".....

I see some valuable salvageable parts... nice toolset, reasonable speedo, not much rust on the fenders (), wheels would be good with new spokes, tranny? final drive?...

Well, it IS winter, and you DO have other rideables, it appears, so Good On Ya for the "project".... whatever you do!

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Old 01-23-2015, 07:51 AM   #13
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You'd be a amazed at how many diamonds are in there.
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:07 AM   #14
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Curious as to where others would start with an offer on such a bike? $100, $50?

May have something coming up and everytime this happens the owner thinks, "Hey, it's a friggen BMW, must be a collector bike and worth a zillion dollars.

I think to myself, "I gotta haul this rusted piece of junk outta here, and then what? I'm stuck trying to walk around it in the garage!"

Maybe the owner should pay to have hauled away?
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:17 AM   #15
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This is what I got for $300.



One seized cylinder. One totally corroded carb. No wiring harness.

18 months later and a bunch of $$$$ I have a running engine in a rolling chassis.
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