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Old 08-22-2011, 04:49 AM   #5971
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local find, serial# 184. one owner, 10,000 miles. as found condition.


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Old 08-22-2011, 06:29 AM   #5972
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Work in progress....

Thing had a dead bat in the fairing, a lifetime supply of acorns and pine needles packed in the aribox, and a cracked subframe when I picked it up in July. Also had a ridiculous ton of old velcro and some weird brown super glue on everything....




So far added;

Enduralast charging system
stock seat & welded the pan
welded a cracked sub frame
many many new hard and soft part hardwares from Max BMW
New fuel lines, K&N filter, petcocks, battery, bushings, etc etc.
Progressive rear 465
Plugs and fluids (twin plug heads)
Hepco tail rack (from an ADVer)
San Jose top triple clamp
Brake pads F&B
battery and spark cables from Euromoto
speigler ss brake lines
Clutch, choke and throttle cables from Max
Progressive springs and new fork seals
Odyssey battery
New front wheel bearings
SS H pipe collector box eliminator
wheel and steering bearings
New fork stanchion tubes








After that calling it a day and riding it for a couple years. Maybe a good paint job in the future...
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:16 AM   #5973
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My new Old School ride. 1974 R90/6. I'm the third owner, 19k miles.
Nice.
- Like the Short Hood as well - '76 ? - '77 ? - 2.7 ?
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:47 AM   #5974
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Thing had a dead bat, a lifetime supply of acorns and pine needles packed in the aribox, and a cracked subframe when I picked it up in July.



So far;
Enduralast system
stock seat (welded pan)
welded sub frame
many many new hard and soft part hardwares from Max BMW
New fuel lines, K&N filter, petcocks, battery, bushings, etc etc.
Progressive rear 465
Plugs and fluids (twin plug heads)
Hepco tail rack (from an ADVer)


Next up is the front end - San Jose top clamp/ Progressive springs/new seals.

After that calling it a day and riding it for a couple years. Maybe a good paint job in the future...
These are nice bikes, well worth sorting and riding.

Just a heads up from a guy whose been down the airhead road for a long, long time... Pass on the Progressive springs and simply add a preload spacer (abs plumbing tubing cut to length) to the stock springs until you're happy with the ride height.

Makes for a vast improvement in ride quality and comfort over Progressive springs, which are altogether too firm.

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Old 08-22-2011, 12:29 PM   #5975
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Pass on the Progressive springs...which are altogether too firm.
I couldn't agree more!!!!

If you feel like spending the money, invest in a set of cartridge emulators instead. But that front suspension is already pretty good on those bikes.
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Old 08-22-2011, 02:16 PM   #5976
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These are nice bikes, well worth sorting and riding.

Just a heads up from a guy whose been down the airhead road for a long, long time... Pass on the Progressive springs and simply add a preload spacer (abs plumbing tubing cut to length) to the stock springs until you're happy with the ride height.

Makes for a vast improvement in ride quality and comfort over Progressive springs, which are altogether too firm.

I've heard that, but only before I ordered the new springs... The front was really soft, does a dive more than I like - The Progressive springs came with 2 pieces of tubing as well. I'll give it a try - probably in the next week or 2.

I just put the San Jose triple clamp on today, wow, why didn't BMW do this...
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Old 08-22-2011, 05:22 PM   #5977
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1975 CB360T. I am the third owner.

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Old 08-22-2011, 06:36 PM   #5978
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:01 PM   #5979
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1975 CB360T. I am the third owner.

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Nice!!
I see your 360 and raise you one.
Twin 1974 360Gs
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:18 PM   #5980
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:51 PM   #5981
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local find, serial# 184. one owner, 10,000 miles. as found condition.


The paint looks like the original " Candy Root Beer & Orange", but the wheels are all wrong. Cast wheels first showed up on the LTD models in 76, and I'm pretty sure those bikes weren't that colour.Yellow, i think, not sure what else. But that looks like a 16" rear and 19" front which would have been correct for an LTD.The seat too says LTD, but it's got an earlier 900 fork with the mounts for the extra front disc( with the calipers mounted on the front of the fork, changed by 76 to behind, I think) which was an accessory at the time. The LTD's didn't have them I'm pretty sure.I don't think the LTD's had a 4 into 4 exhaust either.
Either way, it looks like something worth keeping and spending some time and effort on. I would be curious about what the serial number says it is. It looks like a combination of two different models.
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:03 PM   #5982
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its not an LTD seat.

those are Lester wheels.
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Old 08-23-2011, 03:13 AM   #5983
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Looks like it had a Windjammer on it at one time, so sad.
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:26 AM   #5984
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Geezzlouieezzze,
Back in the day, when the '73 came out there was one model. There wasn't a race rep, sport touring, naked, full boat touring, cruiser, etc. as is the case these days.

So what people did was change the standard model to suit their needs.

Seats,exhaust,wheels, shocks,handlebars and if you wanted wind protection hang a big ass Windjammer on it.

That's how it was.

I was there . I made changes to my bike too. No regrets. Get over it.
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:35 AM   #5985
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Nice!!
I see your 360 and raise you one.
Twin 1974 360Gs
And a country road by a lake darn you. If those are consecutive VIN's I don't even wanna know it.

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