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I am now an airhead - new 1974 R90/6

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I didn't need it, but I bought it anyway. 1974 BMW R90/6. It's in good shape, and the major things have been checked recently - good compression test, rear main replaced, carbs rebuilt. I still have to work on getting it shipped, but I'll post pictures when I get it.

Very cool. Spent the weekend cleaning the garage to make a bit more room.......

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Very cool! ove the early BMW R series motorcycles; here's a photo of a neighbor's 1974 R90/6; he also had a '74 2002

Tim

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Ken - how in the world are you going to fit that bike in your already crowded garage?

Sounds like you need to expand something other than your lust for transportation....

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Tim -

Yep - that's it. I'm pulling the bags off of mine when it shows up, and I've found a seat that is more cafe' style. Plus - I got a fairing that is more R90S type, and I may try that on it as well.

Jim -

Hah! That's why I spent the weekend cleaning.

I threw out a laundry basket full of miscellaneous junk, a bag of soda blasting media that had gotten wet and solidified and an old stool from our kitchen. I moved my generator into that hole.

I put the spare back seats for the 911 in our guest room closet (shhh - don't tell mama).

I moved my work cart from between the cars to in front of my workbench.

I moved the Bultaco closer to the mini. That leaves a huge hole between both cars!

But, yeah - I'm at maximum maximum capacity. Still - the reason I bought this one was because I don't anticipate work. I should be able to just get it and ride. I hope anyway. I don't need another project.

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Ken,

You have a Bultaco as well; friend of mine had a Bultaco middle 70's; another guy I know had a DKW motorcycle. You don't see either around

anymore, even Husqvarna. Some guys I know did a lot of motocrossing and hillclimbs back then, 1970's, thses guys had Husqvarna's, Can-AM'S, Bultaco's as far as the rarer cycles today. I remember when the fella down

the street from my folks' place got his '74 R90/6 new, best of luck with it, great touring motorcycle

Tim

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Ken,

Some guys I know did a lot of motocrossing and hillclimbs back then, 1970's, thses guys had Husqvarna's, Can-AM'S, Bultaco's as far as the rarer cycles today.

Tim

I was a big Bob Hannah (Yamaha) fan. We didn't see too many of those other brand bikes around here (only in magazines).

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Jim,

A few of my friends went to Gary Bailey's motocross school in the 70's; they had Suzuki 'RM' cycles. I remember when I was a kid friends and myself would take a walk to 'Robinson Cycle Sales', downtown Rochester; just look around at some of

the neat bikes they had.

Tim

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I still recall the first time I saw "On any Sunday" playing on the TV. I was a few dollars shy of owning my first bike (Honda CR-75) when my best friend almost sheared his leg off as he and his brother crossed paths on a trail behind our house. Big brother with 500cc bike versus little brother on 100cc bike = trouble. I rode three and four wheelers (ATVs) later but stick with enclosed vehicles now.

The sport bike guys around MD and VA are crazy. They do extended length wheelies on the 495 Beltway and zig-zag in bad traffic.

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Tim -

Yep. I have a 1966 Bultaco Mercurio under construction. here's where it is now:

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Right now, it's stuck in 1st gear. I think I'm going to have to take apart the gear selector and see what's wrong. Dang. Plus - when I powdercoated the frame, I ripped out the whole wiring harness, so I have to re-do that. Finally - all of my fenders and tank need to go to paint. So - lots to do.

Jim -

I've been on 495 and seen those guys. Crazy. I'm not going to do that. I live about 2 miles from work. I see myself commuting, since I don't even have to get on the interstate. Plus - we have a severe parking problem at work, so a bike would be way easier.

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Guys,

This fella I know that in the 70's did a bit of motocrossing with his Can-Am also had a Hodaka; Ken, very cool '66 Bultaco

Tim

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Got shipping set up today with Allied Speciality Shipping/Federal Motorcycle shipping. 1133 miles = $608 to get from just outside Columbus OH down to Houston. Kind of like shipping seats from SoCal to Houston?

Anyway - bike is picked up next week. Should be here between the 20th and the 27th. I'm all excited. The seller is putting the title, keys and other paperwork in the mail tomorrow.

Can't wait.

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Kind of exciting waiting on a new project. These bikes were on the same trailer as my '69. I think the driver picked them up from an auction in the Mid West.

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You are right Jim. The wait is killing me.

To help get there - I'm doing two things:

I'm working on motorcycle #1. Got the electrical harness partially in place today, and ran the throttle cable. That was a lot of work.

Second - I bought a fiberglass fairing on e-bay that looks a lot like the fairing on an R90S. I took it all apart, and I'm currently filling and sanding some holes that were drilled into it to mount some aux gauges. I may drill and mount gauges of my own sometime (clock and voltmeter - which is what was on the R90S), but for now, I thought I'd try my hand at fiberglas patching.

I'm not good at it. But - I think I'll get this to look decent.

Finally - I dropped all of my Bultaco "tin" at the body shop today. Get an estimate for paint on Monday. We'll see.

My wife saw me make so much progress on the Bultaco today she said "What are you going to do when all of these are running?".

"Build a bigger engine for the mini!". I have a 1275 block in the garage.....

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you probably know this, but lots of goodies at www.ibmwr.org

I haven't ridden in years, but am going for my license soon. Not sure what the ride will be, old or new, but late 70's early 80's or the new 800GT....hmmmm?

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Jack -

I hadn't found that site yet. Thanks for it. Between that and CD posting the great link to Bob's - I'm in business.

Got a nice e-mail from the seller this morning:

"They are picking up the bike tomorrow at 12:30 PM EST time. It has fresh oil in it, new oil pan gasket, new head gaskets, new push rod tube seals and all the other stuff as well. It should be a great bike for you for many years. A few things I would like to mention. The battery is new however it has been sitting in my shop this winter and is on the trickle charger , it could stand to sit like that at your place as well. Another thing is the head gaskets have very few miles on them and I would advise to adjust the valves and re-torque the heads after a short ride to ensure they are set as needed. Carbs are in sync and she runs well. I miss the bike and would take her for a last day ride however its snowing here and I am not going to ride your bike in the snow. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Feel free to ask any and all questions."

It's always nice to get something from another enthusiast.

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