P r o j e c t "toaster tank"

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by TINK, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. Renner

    Renner combustophile

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    very nice, but...
    First time I had a /5 speedo rebuilt, North hollywood returned it with the needle on the wrong side of the pin, same as yours.

    I sent it back and they made it right, no problem.
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  2. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Wouldn't sweat it. Mine's been like that for decades-- in the sunlight the heat makes the (plastic) needle warp and bow upward so that it clears the stop. Put some spin into the speedo and see if it will indeed clear the stop.

    Wirespokes replaces the plastique needles with brass ones.

    --Bill
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  3. Renner

    Renner combustophile

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    Ah... I see the arc of which you speak.
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  4. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    IT'S HERE! I have an official state of California Title :deal for my 1973 BMW R60/5 Toaster Tank. :clap

    Let the games begin... :freaky

    TINK
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  5. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    Great news, I'm looking forward to watching the progress on this bike.
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  6. Whiteguyphil

    Whiteguyphil Been here awhile

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    That equates to about $10,500 in today's money :evil

    Congrats :lurk
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  7. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    READY TO RUMBLE!!!

    Placed my first parts order for Project Toaster Tank; a pair of Michelin Pilot Activ (3.25/19 front, 4.00/18 rear) and fresh IRC tubes, both from www.americanmototire.com.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Doing some research on battery options too. Since I have a LWB (Long Wheel Base) 1973.5 R60/5; I "might" be able to put the later /7 battery box in the frame which would allow a larger 30ah battery install. If not, I'll go with the smaller 19ah Yuasa YT19BL-BS AGM battery... stay tuned. :freaky

    TINK
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  8. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Well, my joy was premature...:huh Seems the CA DMV did a typo on my Title, the engine number xxxxx58 was typed in the Title as xxxx59, D'Oh! So, now I'm waiting (again) for my "corrected" CA DMV Title. :deal

    TINK

    PS
    No work on the Toaster Tank project to date; she's still sitting under a cover on the side of the garage. :cry


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  9. Whiteguyphil

    Whiteguyphil Been here awhile

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    Hmm, they did that to me too, not in the vin though, but model. Wonder if it is worth getting it corrected. Vin check says "R100/7T US," title says "R100RS." :evil
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  10. drj434343

    drj434343 Adventurer

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    As a guy who has been on the receiving end of a title with a mistake in it, let me implore you to please correct it so the next guy doesn't have to go through extra pain!

    It always seems like the DMV suspects foul play when a new owner is trying to register a bike with a non matching VIN. In Oregon, I've had to fill out an extra round of paperwork and drive to the Sheriff's headquarters to have it inspected and checked against reports of stolen bikes. It took several months of inspections and paperwork between the DMV and sheriff to get it sorted.
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  11. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    I've already been through the hard part, just a simple typo this go around. Should be fine... but then again, these ARE under payed, under appreciated government workers after all. :tb


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  12. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Well, I got the corrected CA Title today. Time to get off the dime and start working on PROJECT-TT (Toaster Tank).
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  13. OLD GREEN

    OLD GREEN Long timer Supporter

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    Way to go! I can't wait to see this one come together as I'm starting on a slash five this winter as well.
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  14. Bill Harris

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    Yay. I was wondering when/how that would get resolved.

    Bureaucrats. Feh.

    --Bill
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  15. Ben Carufel

    Ben Carufel Boxer Addict

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    Looking forward to this one!
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  16. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Well, it's been over a year and I've done nothing on this project, zero, zip... Soooooo, it's time for someone else to take this one on.
    Sold the Toaster today to my good friend (and fellow Honda retiree) Flip.
    Flip will breath life back into her. Flip had a "real" R90S back in the day and knows his way around an Airhead.
    Sorry to see it go, but, I've got 4 other bikes including PROJECT-S in my garage and more than enough maintenance work on them to keep be busy.
    So long...
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  17. OLD GREEN

    OLD GREEN Long timer Supporter

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    Well it's good to clean house every now and then, keeps us from becoming hoarders. Good on you for passing it on to a friend that will make something out of it.
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  18. CafeDude

    CafeDude Ride to eat.....

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    We're all just caretakers of....everything. Eventually someone else must take over the task. Good on you for passing it along to a fellow enthusiast.
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  19. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Parting shot...
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  20. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    bummer tink, was looking forward to seeing what ya came up with.

    will project "S" make an appearance tomorrow?
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