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Old 01-14-2013, 08:01 PM   #31
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Personally I have seen a number of US models have sidecar lugs. My '69 R69US didn't. I have never noticed a earls fork model without them but I am sure they are out there.

If I ever get another vintage, I am going to make a R68S. A R51/3 with a R69S engine in it. Buy a repo R68 front fender and presto. You have got what looks just like a R68 but goes a lot better. It sounds fun to me?
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:51 PM   #32
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I have room in my garage

Congrats on the new addition
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:08 PM   #33
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Hi Guys,
Just wanted to say thanks for the kind information and helpful hints. Also thanks much for the pressure to make the purchase. I pick it up on Wednesday!
I am currently working on my 1992 R100GS and am doing a frame up restoration on a 1978 R100/7. This will be number three Beemer for the stable.
I don't have room in the shop for this one and it may be a while before I get a chance to to work on it. I am going to clear some space for it in the mud room in my house. (Us single guys can get away with having a bike in the house) I'll invite one of my riding buddies over this weekend to help me get it up the stairs and through the door. If anyone has a tail light or a lead on where to pick one up for this bike please let me know.
Take care and safe riding.
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I'm glad you pulled the trigger Congrats! By the way, I see you're in Minisoda my brother lives in St. Michael he'd be happy to store it for you. You could probably find a tail light on evilbay.
Cheers m8!
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:40 PM   #34
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Congrats on your new acquisition. you got a hell of a deal!
you will now be required to share each and every detail to the drooling, envious horde.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:33 PM   #35
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Congratulations.

The tail lights are available. Somebody has the one that came with your bike.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:30 PM   #36
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I got the bike home tonight. The owner included the original owners book and even the 1959 bill of sale. The original owner traded in a Harley with a sidecar. I'm going to make a photocopy of it and see if I can figure out how to scan a copy. It's just such a cool piece of documentation. I'll have to see if I can find a frame for it. It's my kind of artwork.

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Old 01-16-2013, 07:33 PM   #37
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:18 PM   #38
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You going to start making skidplates and other cool bits for it? I have its 1956 R50 brother.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:15 PM   #39
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The original owner bought the bike with a few goodies for $1078.95.
He traded in a 1955 Harley with hack for a $700.00 trade in value. His balance was $378.95.
The title and transfer fee was $.75.
I bet he wishes he had the Harley mothballed and stashed away.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:29 PM   #40
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I got the bike home tonight. The owner included the original owners book and even the 1959 bill of sale. The original owner traded in a Harley with a sidecar. I'm going to make a photocopy of it and see if I can figure out how to scan a copy. It's just such a cool piece of documentation. I'll have to see if I can find a frame for it. It's my kind of artwork.

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