BMW 1974 R90/6 Restore (for now)

Captmilk76

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Re: BMW 1974 R90/6 Restore (for now)

I want to sell the front fairing how much should I ask?

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Captmilk76

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Re: BMW 1974 R90/6 Restore (for now)

Hey Tim one of the petcock turn knobs broke off any thoughts on a good site to find one.

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Captmilk76

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teddpage said:
You could try calling Bob's BMW in Maryland...
Thanks i'll try that. I have an XS650 so I know most of the resource site for that bike. This time around i'm going to make a list and try not to buy the same part twice. On the XS I would get the cheaper part at first and then later realize that the part I want is the better quality more expensive one.
 

MJPriceisright

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god i want a bmw bike so baddddd.. one project at a time. guess ill be living vicariously through you. keep up the good work.
 

Tim

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I just got fresh registration stickers for my R75/6 that I haven't ridden in 3 years and flipped my insurance over to it from my XS. Going up to my friend's place on Sunday to dust it off and take it for a long ride. Will be taking the Gremlen Bell with me and snap some pics.

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=14906.0
 

Captmilk76

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Tim said:
I just got fresh registration stickers for my R75/6 that I haven't ridden in 3 years and flipped my insurance over to it from my XS. Going up to my friend's place on Sunday to dust it off and take it for a long ride. Will be taking the Gremlen Bell with me and snap some pics.

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=14906.0
I'm jealous

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Captmilk76

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Re: BMW 1974 R90/6 Restore (for now)

We got it to turn over but I don't think it's getting any fuel I think the fuel lines are pretty well rotted out so going to replace the fuel lines and clean up the carbs. When we put gas in the tank it just drips all over the floor from the gas lines

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Captmilk76

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Re: BMW 1974 R90/6 Restore (for now)

I think I might be missing some pieces for the headlight does the stock headlight use pieces from the fairing

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Tim

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When you're done cleaning it up and have it running you should ride it by where you bought it and show it off :) They do clean up nice with some elbow grease, some cleaner and some #0000 steel wool on the chrome bits.
 

DoubleClutch

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Great Bikes!! Is the fairing a Butler and Smith? If so you can get a couple hundred out of it. As for the head light I changed mine over and had to get another head light ring to make it work. Also the turn signel's go on the forks just above the gattors. Heres a couple pic of my 74 R90
This is when I picked it up.

After doing the head light. Header pipes, mufflers,rear pegs,seat rail.

These are the goodies I got with the bike.
 

Captmilk76

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Re: BMW 1974 R90/6 Restore (for now)

now that we got the bike running I want to start putting some money into it.
it definitely needs new headers and a new front rim and rear rim. does anyone have any suggestions where I should get the rims and spokes

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Captmilk76

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Re: Re: BMW 1974 R90/6 Restore (for now)

DoubleClutch said:
Great Bikes!! Is the fairing a Butler and Smith? If so you can get a couple hundred out of it. As for the head light I changed mine over and had to get another head light ring to make it work. Also the turn signel's go on the forks just above the gattors. Heres a couple pic of my 74 R90
This is when I picked it up.

After doing the head light. Header pipes, mufflers,rear pegs,seat rail.

These are the goodies I got with the bike.
Are you selling those headers

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Tim

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Great mags - you got a good deal? Those should be Lesters I think and are pretty uncommon for BMW's. Look great on the bikes.
 

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