I just bought my first BMW on Saturday. It's a 1974 R90/6. A great bike from a great friend. It sat for 8 years, and I managed to get it running by Saturday evening. I cleaned the lower part of the carbs, changed a throttle cable, new battery, new fuel, and oil and filter. It's running, but I need to completely go through the carbs for it to run right. Hopefully I can pick up a kit tomorrow. I have had a few motorcycles in the past. First was a 1980 Honda XR 200 trail bike, then a 1982 Honda Nighthawk when I was in college, then a 2000 Harley Davidson which I sold in 2005. In addition to the BMW, I have a 1973 Honda SL100 dual purpose. I'm pretty excited to get the BMW in operating condition and get some riding in. I can sit and stare at it in the garage for hours.
man, we have a lot in common. my first bike was a 74 R90 /6 and I rode the wheels off a Honda SL100.
you're going to love that R90... they are sweet running bikes.
pics are in order....
welcome here, you're in the right place.
Congrats on the bike and welcome to the club! Enjoy your ride, it sounds like a great old motorcycle and kudos to you getting it running again!
Thanks Ian and Bob. I will post some pics as soon as I have some that are worthy. I just picked up the carb kits today, and hope to get those rebuilt on Thursday. I also have a faulty turn signal relay. Do either of you know if they can be disassembled and cleaned / rebuilt? Thanks.