BMW R90s Left Side Hack "Lefty"

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by SWICKED, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. FR700

    FR700 Banned

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    LSD flashbacks Dave ?

    Looks like a mid 60's Volvo to me going by the four doors.

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  2. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    I think I'll have to agree with Luke, but does he ever get a headache from all that information he carries around in there.Up here in the frozen midwest I haven't seen either in years.DB
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  3. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Ah, crap! You're right Luke, well spotted.

    Been looking for another VW for the collection so I've got them on the mind atm.
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  4. SWICKED

    SWICKED Been here awhile

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    trip 13 death valley airhead meet XXI

    2/13/14 - 1/16/14 400 miles

    let chico around 7:00pm thursday night and made it to terra bella around 1:00 am friday morning.
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    left terra bella around 8:00am and made it 40 miles when my transmission let go of 3rd, 2nd, and 5th. i was able to get it back to terra bella under its own power. while there i was able to arrange transportation for the bike to get it back north and i fixed my moms truck which had a vacuum pump failure.
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    i was able to get out to death valley with the help of my grandmas honda civic
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    death valley
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    ready to get the rig home.
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    all in all what a good trip. looking forward to next year.
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  5. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    Hope you have Lefty running soon again, like I said on FB: it's in good hands :D
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  6. Danny3zzzs

    Danny3zzzs n00b

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    Great build so far! Looks amazing!

    Makes me regret not being able to pick up a 70's BMW R90S that was being converted into a GS adventure bike for with a rebuilt engine and all, just didn't look too pretty. He was asking $900 and it seemed like a great deal! We can't buy them all though...:cry:cry:cry
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  7. SWICKED

    SWICKED Been here awhile

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    lefty will be back on the road next weekend and thank you.

    thank you for the complement. im sorry that you lost that deal.
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  8. SWICKED

    SWICKED Been here awhile

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    I was able to source a trans while at the Death Valley Airhead meet. I have to give a huge shout out to Dave Nelson who set me up with a great deal. The new to me transmission will be arriving on Tuesday and will be installed on Friday.


    Today's progress. out with the dead.
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  9. SWICKED

    SWICKED Been here awhile

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    more carnage. final drive took a shit last month. i have to give a HUGE shout out to hopskotching for loaning me one of his final drives.

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    this is what the final drive used to look like.
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  10. SWICKED

    SWICKED Been here awhile

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    i got the new to me trans
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    cleaned and installed
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  11. Jim K in PA

    Jim K in PA Long timer

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    OK - you are WAAAAAYYY overdue for an update to this thread.

    Olga wants to know how Lefty is doing. :D
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  12. Old Mule

    Old Mule Been here awhile

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    I like to see updates too, on this nice machine
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  13. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    I know he has just shifted jobs and moved so he has been busy.
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  14. Jim K in PA

    Jim K in PA Long timer

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    Dang - I hate it when real life gets in the way of fun. :D

    Chris - check your email.
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