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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Bleemus, Apr 23, 2013.
Oh, you Tease. We want more. A full photo spread of the reveal with details and close ups.
You won't do anything but good if you remove the pan and clean it. Just getting the bike fired up will give you a lot of answers. If the bike was parked because of dirty slingers and piston slap, you can't do it any further harm by running it. Make sure it has oil and fresh gas.
I'd try allowing the float bowls fill with new gas but be ready to turn the gas off in case it starts to leak out of the carbs. If the gas tank has been left dry, take the bike outside before trying to put any gas in it as the fuel valve may have dried out and gas will pour out of the valve and all over the ground.
It doesn't need a battery to run, check for spark, check for gas getting to the plugs. It should run. Once it's running, it will tell you what it needs.
Thanks for the tips. We are extracting it and bringing to the secret location tomorrow hopefully. Sssshhhh. Not a word!!
More photos to come!!
PS It was last inspected in 1986 according to the sticker on the fork.
Telescopic forks. '68 or '69.
Very carefully inspect the fluids that emit.
Look for water (white stuff). Look for rust (brown stuff). Look for shiny silver bits (bearings). Take each out in the sun and look for brassy bits(spacers, shims, bushings, more bearings.)
It's only forensic at this point. But inspection of the motor, transmission, driveshaft and rear drive fluids will tell us much as to the condition of the bike, before you try and start it. If it all comes out like honey, you are good to go. If "other" stuff comes out, you will have legitimate cause for further reflection.
Offer to buy him a cheap scooter to ride ,maybe a Helix or something in that range,which he won't ever have to touch other than tires and oil. You keep the BMW and take his wife for a ride. I bet she'd like that as her hubby seems like a loser. I should'nt talk as I have a couple of bikes I haven't looked at in years too.
Bench mark works is online
From sturgis Mississippi a wealth of parts and more knowledge than most others combined when it comes to old bmws his name is Craig vecherek sp? I have an old Beemer and have gotten many parts and advice from Craig ..good luck..
Original brake material should be riveted on if memory serves...
First time it has seen sun in 26 years . .
I will definitely need this . .
Her beautiful rear end . .
Engine is not seized. Oil is dirty. Figured it had enough potential so we loaded it in the truck and hauled it to a secret location.
More to come!
Nice. And very nice of you to offer to get it running as a surprise.
It has some desirable options, Hella bar end signals, Albert headlamp mirror, Denfeld rear rack, Denfeld leather saddlebags, very rare rear crash bars, probably Dendeld, front crashbar, Hella dual horns. Every R-69-US that I have ever seen came with a large dual seat and optional large tank. My first street bike was a 69 R-69-US, still have it.
Hating you in the nicest possible way!
Good luck with that!
Very cool, looking forward to updates.
Can anyone confirm?
They are very similar
RxxUS models which came out in '68 and '69 had telescopic forks(as danedg eluded to earlier), as opposed to the Earles front ends found on earlier models.