Two Airheads. Don’t hate me. $60!

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by 70sbudget, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. 70sbudget

    70sbudget Adventurer

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    Well, I’ve joined the club. Rather new to the two wheel game and these are my first BMWs. I enjoy projects and have built a few of my daily drivers consisting of 2 1970 vehicles. 1970 camaro and a bronco.

    Now it’s time for a 1976 r90/6. She came with a fairly complete basket case , or 2 milk crate bike if you will. Total cost. $60. He was asking $50 but I honestly couldn’t ask for change at that price!

    Last time she ran and was registered was 1990 so I have my work cut out. Should be fun.

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  2. SculptD

    SculptD Smells like tech

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    Head on over to the Airhead section. We appreciate milk crates...
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  3. 70sbudget

    70sbudget Adventurer

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    ill repost over there. thank you
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  4. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Long timer

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    Great score, that 2 into 1 looks interesting, oh, most excellent patina :-)
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  5. Tarka

    Tarka Strangely strange. Oddly normal.

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    You got ripped off. :D
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  6. Overdog

    Overdog 'Burghherfer.....

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    "That'll buff right out"
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  7. 70sbudget

    70sbudget Adventurer

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    Speaking of buffing, what is everyone favorite way to clean their engine to remove oxidation? Obviously the good old soap and water and elbow grease is always good. I watched an impressive video using Marvals Mystery Oil the other day that has me intrigued.
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  8. brg

    brg 1977 XT500, 2000 ST1100, 1995 r100r Mystic

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    It's really hard to do with any success. It seems to knock off the top layer off oxidation and leaves crapola in the pores leaving a blotchy, shiny finish, not very nice IMO. Some have used products that sort of leave a silver color behind, I'm not a fan of that look at all, a matter of personal taste i guess. I just clean with a mild degreaser and follow with a dish soap and water and enjoy the patina. My mystic came with 3k miles and always lived in a So Cal garage, looked like new. It seems once oxidized, it's permanent unless its disassembled and soda blasted, etc..
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    my r75, 30,000 miles and just clean with soap and water.
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  9. R100PDave

    R100PDave Super Dave

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    I don’t know you ,but you’re dead to me now:dirtdog........ seriously good haul! Why can’t I find shit like this:baldy
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  10. brg

    brg 1977 XT500, 2000 ST1100, 1995 r100r Mystic

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    There are perks to living in S California, lots of non corroded motorcycles and every day of the year riding conditions. My most recent.
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  11. nobbylon

    nobbylon Long timer

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    You obviously live in a different town in Southern California to the PO. :)
    To the PO. I don’t hate at all, I worry for you as this is going to get expensive and time consuming but good luck.
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  12. Pokie

    Pokie Just plain Pokie.

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    I don't think any of us would hate you for finding such a deal, BMW owners are usually tight wads, so finding such a good deal suits us well. Hate is such a strong word, envious is a much better word.
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  13. OdyBandit

    OdyBandit Long timer

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    Owning an old airhead is kind of like owning a horse. The actual horse is always the cheapest part. It’s all the other stuff that goes with it.
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  14. R100PDave

    R100PDave Super Dave

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    And that's what makes it interesting!:jive
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  15. brg

    brg 1977 XT500, 2000 ST1100, 1995 r100r Mystic

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    What Pokie said, the cheapest thing on a BMW (airhead especially) is the rider. Put me in that camp..
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  16. CNRED

    CNRED It'll be OK Supporter

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    Two Airheads for $60.00 is a great deal, I wish I had found them, but it puts me in mind of an old saying my Dad used to tell me, "There's no such thing as a free Puppy".
    Good luck with the rebuild, you will have a lot of fun and satisfaction.
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  17. 70sbudget

    70sbudget Adventurer

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    Well, my handle is 70sbudget for a reason! :). Definitely the thrifty diy guy and more about cleaning and making mechanically sound than correct from the factory. Think the patina is here for the long haul as it just looks so cool. Brush up the aluminum wheels and see how they look. If it’s cleanable and rideable, that’s the plan. Obviously lots of work ahead and that was the point. A project. To be able to say it was built and not bought. :)
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  18. 70sbudget

    70sbudget Adventurer

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    E5076673-9B3C-4C75-9C6F-868731A6D512.jpeg 3DB1A693-2E67-4DF2-A063-7FDFE509D484.jpeg Celebrating the small victories.
    The key is the right key.
    The wiring is correct and functional between the key and running lights.

    Back to your regularly scheduled programming.
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  19. 70sbudget

    70sbudget Adventurer

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    B8BA69E8-35B7-4AE1-AE29-3AA84340EDA5.jpeg Let’s add a working horn and turn signals to the mix. What is this thing and where does it go and what does it control?
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  20. 70sbudget

    70sbudget Adventurer

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    Dirty girl!

    What is this box that looks to be added to the harness? Otherwise I’d say everything looks original. This includes the master cylinder leak!
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