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Old 08-06-2014, 05:42 PM   #1
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P r o j e c t "toaster tank"

I'm at it again, from the makers of PROJECT-S a new project is in the works...

I'm buying a 1973 R60/5 Toaster Tank. Picking her up tomorrow (photos coming soon).

Bike looks to be all original, red paint white pin strips appear to be factory.

Apparently, or so the story goes, there was some sort of fairing on the bike so the current owner collected the bits necessary to bring the bike back to stock, but never got around to finishing the project (the guy has some 50+ bike, so it's understandable)

Headlamp bucket is in a box and the wiring loom is hanging all over the front forks like so much spaghetti.

I won't know what I've got for sure until I get her home, but I have a good feeling that I can piece her back together and get her fired up without too much time or money... I hope.

The $64K question is the California DMV fees!? I have no idea what this will end up adding to the cost of the bike. It has not been registered since 1979, so she's going to be out of the DMV system for sure. We'll see.

Stay tuned...

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Pic added...

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Old 08-07-2014, 06:28 AM   #2
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Old 08-07-2014, 08:49 AM   #3
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Look forward to following your progress - so I would suspect the purchase of a K75 is on hold?
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Old 08-07-2014, 05:34 PM   #4
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K75 Too?

I don't know, could still be a K75 in the garage too if the right one comes along...
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:40 AM   #5
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TINK, I just acquired an R75/7 and will be doing a restoration of sorts. You're inspiring me to consider a P R O J E C T thread here documenting it as well. I look forward to the new project, and thanks for all the great info on Project S!

ps. I sure wish this forum allowed embedded pics rather than links only.
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:54 AM   #6
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I'm buying a 1973 R60/5 Toaster Tank. Picking her up tomorrow (photos coming soon).
Good show. We like projects

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Headlamp bucket is in a box and the wiring loom is hanging all over the front forks like so much spaghetti.
/5 wiring is not that hard, it lust looks like a mess inside the headlight bucket. Start at the beginning and work systematically to the end and you'll be OK.

I think it was Renner's photo that had the most disgustingly ordered and organized /5 h'light bucket wiring I've ever seen.

One tip-- before you start, paint the inside of the headlight bucket white or with grey primer-- makes the inside look much less cave-like. If ever I have my bucket gutted I plan to do that.

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The $64K question is the California DMV fees!? I have no idea what this will end up adding to the cost of the bike. It has not been registered since 1979, so she's going to be out of the DMV system for sure. We'll see.

Stay tuned...

TINK
We'll watch while you run that gantlet.

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Old 08-08-2014, 10:12 AM   #7
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Congrats tink
Sounds like you got a good deal, when do we get to see photos.
We like photos. and you like to take them. it's a great combo...
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:05 AM   #8
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I'm interested in hearing where you end up with the DMV fees!
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:20 PM   #9
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I've ran across Tink & Project S at a number events here in SoCal.. S is amazing to see, nothing is left undone. Attention to detail is just a pleasure to see.

S in Huntington Beach last year
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:39 PM   #10
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First Pictures of my new baby

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Old 08-08-2014, 08:46 PM   #11
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Score!

I purchased the bike from the second owner, who never transferred the title from the first owner, so, technically this is a one owner bike.

Bike is all original, from what I can tell. It appears I have all the pieces I need to put her back together.

Original factory paint is in very good condition. Chrome toaster tank panels and side covers are in great shape too.

I'm optimistic that I should have a runner in short order.

Odometer says 24K miles, so she's a low mile bike.

Stay tuned...

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Old 08-08-2014, 09:06 PM   #12
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Just read your "Project S" thread from start to finish...nice job!

As a /5 fan / owner I'll be following this build.
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Old 08-08-2014, 10:00 PM   #13
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In the Box

Here's what was in the box...
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:21 PM   #14
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Bike is all original, from what I can tell.

Stay tuned...

TINK
Thats a great bike to start with. Much better than a bike which had 5 owners who all thought they new what they were doing

It looks like the mufflers are not the ones that should be on a /5.(but i can not see them very well)
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:29 PM   #15
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Thats a great bike to start with. Much better than a bike which had 5 owners who all thought they new what they were doing

It looks like the mufflers are not the ones that should be on a /5.(but i can not see them very well)
You are correct, Prutser, the mufflers are the later /7 style. They are new aftermarket with some minor rust due to sitting in storage for 10 years. They should clean up okay.
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