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Old 04-23-2013, 04:20 PM   #16
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I hear what you say about not putting engine cleaner in a machine with slingers. Since this bike has sat for some time (do we know how long it sat?) Would it be a good idea and permissible to take the oil pan off after draining the old oil and cleaning the pan before replacing it? I just think some settlement will be on the bottom of the pan that won't want to drain easily.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:17 PM   #17
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Ahh yes. A brake overhaul would be on the list. Not being able to stop this beauty would be a crime.

I will admit that having to crack it down to the crankshaft was putting me off attempting this but now I a m feeling more confident. I have rebuilt carbs, rebuilt a few old VWs fully and feel that this is in my wheelhouse. Hope to get a few pics tomorrow to show all what we are looking at in full.

Really do appreciate the feedback from the pros here. I bow before you sensei.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:28 PM   #18
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What color is it? (Please say white!)
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:33 PM   #19
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So sorry. It is black.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:32 PM   #20
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So sorry. It is black.
Still very cool!
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:12 AM   #21
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The reveal . .
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:36 AM   #22
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Oh, you Tease. We want more. A full photo spread of the reveal with details and close ups.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:48 AM   #23
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You won't do anything but good if you remove the pan and clean it. Just getting the bike fired up will give you a lot of answers. If the bike was parked because of dirty slingers and piston slap, you can't do it any further harm by running it. Make sure it has oil and fresh gas.

I'd try allowing the float bowls fill with new gas but be ready to turn the gas off in case it starts to leak out of the carbs. If the gas tank has been left dry, take the bike outside before trying to put any gas in it as the fuel valve may have dried out and gas will pour out of the valve and all over the ground.

It doesn't need a battery to run, check for spark, check for gas getting to the plugs. It should run. Once it's running, it will tell you what it needs.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:46 PM   #24
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Thanks for the tips. We are extracting it and bringing to the secret location tomorrow hopefully. Sssshhhh. Not a word!!

More photos to come!!

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Old 04-29-2013, 12:47 PM   #25
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PS It was last inspected in 1986 according to the sticker on the fork.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:20 PM   #26
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It's an R69US

Telescopic forks. '68 or '69.
Very carefully inspect the fluids that emit.
Look for water (white stuff). Look for rust (brown stuff). Look for shiny silver bits (bearings). Take each out in the sun and look for brassy bits(spacers, shims, bushings, more bearings.)
It's only forensic at this point. But inspection of the motor, transmission, driveshaft and rear drive fluids will tell us much as to the condition of the bike, before you try and start it. If it all comes out like honey, you are good to go. If "other" stuff comes out, you will have legitimate cause for further reflection.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:48 PM   #27
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Offer to buy him a cheap scooter to ride ,maybe a Helix or something in that range,which he won't ever have to touch other than tires and oil. You keep the BMW and take his wife for a ride. I bet she'd like that as her hubby seems like a loser. I should'nt talk as I have a couple of bikes I haven't looked at in years too.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:35 PM   #28
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Bench mark works is online
From sturgis Mississippi a wealth of parts and more knowledge than most others combined when it comes to old bmws his name is Craig vecherek sp? I have an old Beemer and have gotten many parts and advice from Craig ..good luck..
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:48 PM   #29
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check the brake pads also, the glue gets old and lets go.(possibly at an inconvenient time.)
Original brake material should be riveted on if memory serves...
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:54 PM   #30
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First time it has seen sun in 26 years . .



I will definitely need this . .



Her beautiful rear end . .



Engine is not seized. Oil is dirty. Figured it had enough potential so we loaded it in the truck and hauled it to a secret location.



More to come!
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