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Old 09-29-2012, 06:50 PM   #46
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Not true. My /6's all have the weld.

Just look to see if there's about 2 inches of "wide", weld or not.

My brothers 1975 /6 has the add-on weld, and we know for a fact that the bike is original. build date of 11/74
I don't remember if my 76 had it.
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:21 PM   #47
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My '75 R90/6 (known original bike), with a 10/74 production date, also has the weld and aluminum turn signals. Just because it was a new model year, BMW didn't throw away good usable parts.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:06 PM   #48
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So if your swingarm is originally late /6 then it could be lwb with no obvious extension welded on.
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...BMW didn't throw away good usable parts.
quite right
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:02 PM   #49
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Once again a case of someone bothering to take on the laborious task of creating an actual webpage with his opinions that are taken as facts, and well they're just opinions after all, but hey, "I read it on the internet, it must be true!"
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:45 PM   #50
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It's at least a good foundation to build on and there is a lot of information there.. so you can't hate too much. But it would be refreshing if people didn't state their opinions as facts - that just confuses the n00bs!
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:16 PM   #51
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It's at least a good foundation to build on and there is a lot of information there.. so you can't hate too much. But it would be refreshing if people didn't state their opinions as facts - that just confuses the n00bs!
who said anything about "hating"?
Does disagreeing with something and pointing out important negative aspects (so that others can get a more realistic way to determine actual reality ) count as "hating"?
Gosh I hope not.
If there's one word in todays modern vernacular that is being overused and misused, IN MY OPINION, it is that one
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:57 PM   #52
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... but hey, "I read it on the Internet, it must be true!"
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...it would be refreshing if people didn't state their opinions as facts
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I'm fallible and I know it.

It's obvious to most (I believe) that the internet is not the fount of all knowledge.
I usually try to couch my posts with sufficient qualifying statements.

My apologies for being sloppy and passing along misinformation.

As you may know, my good intent was to respond to assquatch20's statement:
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I guess the definitive way to tell would be looking at the shaft housing for an extension weld?
which hadn't yet been addressed.

There's plenty to learn, some of which we learn to un-learn.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:28 PM   #53
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I think this is one of the few times I've had a thread derail. I'm honored. I guess you have to have good subject matter to begin with.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:54 PM   #54
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My Bad, I admit it. I was driving that train when it derailed. Must be related to Casey Jones
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My Bad, I admit it. I was driving that train when it derailed. Must be related to Casey Jones
Oh, I don't really mind. I'm learning from it, and it helps keep the thread alive. I'll return the favor this weekend with some pics of what I'm working with. Also, I was looking at your site. Can you do a complete set of harnesses for a /5?

And for a general question, I mentioned earlier how the fairing had a pressure gauge and a volt meter that seemed to work. Should I expect a tapped hole somewhere for the gauge?
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:02 AM   #56
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Oh, I don't really mind. I'm learning from it, and it helps keep the thread alive. I'll return the favor this weekend with some pics of what I'm working with. Also, I was looking at your site. Can you do a complete set of harnesses for a /5?

And for a general question, I mentioned earlier how the fairing had a pressure gauge and a volt meter that seemed to work. Should I expect a tapped hole somewhere for the gauge?
I don't bother with the /5 Main harness as BMW still has a bunch in stock, and they are CHEAP!
Buy one now before they go way up like everything else from them.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:08 AM   #57
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I don't bother with the /5 Main harness as BMW still has a bunch in stock, and they are CHEAP!
Buy one now before they go way up like everything else from them.
Yup. I had just ONE clipped wire on the one that came with my bike...that was enough for me to spend $65 on a new harness :)
Speaking of which, I have a spare harness if anyone needs it!
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:09 AM   #58
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in this modern world of political correctness

If you are against the established norms it is not a hate crime but a thought crime
Thanks everyone for all the information here I am enjoying the text

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who said anything about "hating"?
Does disagreeing with something and pointing out important negative aspects (so that others can get a more realistic way to determine actual reality ) count as "hating"?
Gosh I hope not.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:13 PM   #59
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More to come tomorrow I think, maybe even with a proper camera. Won't idle much and stumbles, but I made it 20 miles home on the thing. Buffeting over the fairing was trying to tear my helmet apart, but effortless movement at 65 for awhile.

Anyhow, I had to leave as soon as I got it home, so we'll dig in tomorrow + a 4 day weekend starts Saturday.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:01 AM   #60
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Nice bike

Well, I haven't been paying attention to this thread. Lots of good advice, and info.
I agree with starting slow. Just do enough to get it it going and running well.
Someone pointed out how to remove the Wixom saddle bags. Also usually the right side bag frame is designed so the upper mounts have pins that you pull out, then pull the mount out and let it drop down out of the way. This allows the seat to hinge up. On mine, I removed the hinges f rom the seat and just lift it off. The lock pin holds it in place fine.

ASAP get some PB Blaster or other good penitration oil and spray all the screws and bolts that you may be removing. Like the carb top screws (be very carefull with these, may need to use an impact driver to break them loose), the seat hinge screws (allen head), muffler bolts, and clamps, finned muffler nuts that hold the pipes to the head, etc....

I really believe that my SWB toaster tank with a fall of '71 build date has the recess for the later disc brake parts. I"ll pull it off and look again. The build date should be stamped on the info plate on the steering head.

Here is some inspiration for you. This bike had sat for 20 years in an open shed. It was a mess.



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