The other day, my friend tagged me in the comment section of his other friends Instagram post. The other guy just picked up a barn find /5. I'll steal a few pictures to help tell the story. Indeed, a lovely candidate. So, since the guy was fairly local to me, I offered to come over and get it started for him. In the mean time, I messaged some tips and facts. Before I visited, he removed the petcocks to find that neither had their tubes, which is quite odd. When I got there, I did a timing check, valve adjustment, carb rebuild (they were nasty!), fuel line and air filter replacement, and an oil change with filter. This filter was stuck tight and it came out in a couple pieces. I hadn't seen that before. I noticed that his bike has a nearly identical broken Luftmeister side stand as my R60/6. He got a replacement stock stand with a few other parts from the previous owner. I also found that the petcock screens were still stuck up inside the tank, so I pulled them out. The tank itself looks decent on the outside (except for a dent), but the inside is the worst I've ever seen on a BMW. It miiight be saved with liberal shaking of nuts and bolts inside. (He's in the market if anyone has a good tank for sale.) The previous owner told him that he had the tank boiled out and coated, but I think they forgot the coating step because it was pure heavy chunky rust. So, when the time came, he fashioned a gas tank out of a Mountain Dew bottle and held it upside down while I worked the starter. It started almost immediately and settled into a nice (cold) idle. Mission accomplished. I then explained a little about changing the other fluids and cables, and let that be an exercise for him when he gets the gear oil and parts. His plan is to keep the fairing on just long enough to ride it in this configuration back to the previous owner to show off a little. I will sleep better whenever that fugly barn door is removed from a beautiful /5. Anyways, that's my story. Maybe he will find this thread and update it.. or I will whenever I see him next. Oh, and I accidentally bought his '69 Beetle in the background and hauled it home.