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Old 10-15-2012, 10:08 PM   #181
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I have never heard of a 50th anniversary edition bike. It just looks like a well worn 90/6 with a crappy paint job.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:26 PM   #182
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And a little more history on the fleabay R90/6 in question from

http://www.motorcycle-house.com/Moto...102437989.html

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1974 BMW R90/6, This is a numbers matching machine that runs and drives,
This is a project bike and needs cosmetic repairs, inop speedo,electrical concerns,and general TLC, and no longer retains the factory paint work. eng#4930699,Frame#4930699, good tires,nice gold anadized wheels, A good start for a resto, or fixer/beater commuter bike.
I'm really doubting the 50th anniversary "heritage" of this bike.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:39 PM   #183
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This one needs to be reported to eBay.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:46 PM   #184
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This one needs to be reported to eBay.
Probably should.
I sent him the link above and suggested his info as rubbish.
Feedback is zero. Good reason to be very wary under normal circumstances.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:52 AM   #185
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I sent him this message on eBay.
"In my 25 years of collecting these bikes, studying the various models and being in the business restoring them I'm really sorry to tell you but BMW never made such a model. They made one special model in 1972 and they did not do another special model until 1992. Other than that in 1982 they offered a few VIN numbers to a German company to build a special sidecar.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:09 AM   #186
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BMW have done various last editions, but never an anniversary edition with a new model bike, special editions seem to be when BMW have been wanted to get of a model run.
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:58 AM   #187
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Ah yes, same one as in the ad from "The Motorcylce House" (sic):

http://www.motorcycle-house.com/Moto...102437989.html

But... there's more: Russian Brides--Russian Single Women--and Russian Girls
from their banner ad.

But wait... there's even more: "This is a numbers matching machine that runs and drives"
Whoa. A motorcycle that drives.

Collectors. Patooey.

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Old 10-16-2012, 04:38 AM   #188
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couldn't resist so I asked seller about the origin; claims he purchased it last week in AZ.

As I originally posted, this bike was news to me.

I'm thinking that if this seller isn't trying to take advantage of someone, he may not have been so lucky.


I have to say, the first issue which made me dubious was the gold paint; BMW makes some ugly bikes now(imo), but I never thought them capable of gaudy!
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:49 AM   #189
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I sent him this message on eBay.
"In my 25 years of collecting these bikes, studying the various models and being in the business restoring them I'm really sorry to tell you but BMW never made such a model. They made one special model in 1972 and they did not do another special model until 1992. Other than that in 1982 they offered a few VIN numbers to a German company to build a special sidecar.
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Sellers response;

This Bike was one of the 1974 5o anniversary bike that was exposition in Paris France in 1973. It is rumored that it was given to Charles Lindbergh in that same year (not confirm yet).
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:57 AM   #190
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Sellers response;

This Bike was one of the 1974 5o anniversary bike that was exposition in Paris France in 1973. It is rumored that it was given to Charles Lindbergh in that same year (not confirm yet).

But oem.com says the vin in his listing has it as a 4/1974 production date.It was in France at least 4-5 months before it was made!
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:13 AM   #191
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It is rumored that it was given to Charles Lindbergh in that same year (not confirm yet).
Wow. This just got so much better.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:13 AM   #192
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Now just who takes a one off factory spezial and REPAINTS it non-stock?? And just why would BMW use a 90/6 rather than the 90S sitting right there next to it? Looks to me worth nothing more than any other 74 90/6 barn find, just brought out and washed for display.

Didn't see how much they are asking, but the hype tax I bet is stupid high.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:14 AM   #193
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1. glass face on the tachometer side has been replaced
2. later style(GS) plug wires
3. wrong mirrors-aftermarket?
4. aftermarket grips
5. aftermarket shocks
6. Reynolds backrest
7. non BMW headlight and chrome ring
I can keep going on about how wrong this thing is.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:47 PM   #194
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It is rumored that it was given to Charles Lindbergh in that same year (not confirm yet).

That would have been an amazing thing to do as Mr. Lindbergh was in Maui at that time and dieing of Lymphoma. Lindbergh spent time during his final years on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Aware that he was dying he arranged to be transported to his home there where he oversaw every aspect of the final stages of his illness, the planning of his memorial service, and his burial. He succumbed to cancer on August 26, 1974 and was laid to rest at the Palapala Ho'omau Church in Kipahulu, Maui.

So I seriously doubt he was available to accept the "gift".

But, the man did do some amazing things in his life. Maybe that was just one last amazing feat.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:42 PM   #195
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Nothing really special, as far as I am concerned. I always felt the /6 bikes were just interim ones that were waiting for the /7s to come out. I would rather either a /5 or /7.


I have three /6's.

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But, the man did do some amazing things in his life. Maybe that was just one last amazing feat.
I was recently reading a book by Gene Kranz (NASA flight director from 1960 to 1990's) and he said that during the moon landing, he looked over and Charles Lindbergh was sitting next to him. Imagine being there for that. Man!
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