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    not so retired henzilla's Avatar
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    Another rescue project '74 75/6

    Well, went and picked this up from same owner I got the R69S from. He finally decided it needed a real home as well and wasn't going to do anything with it other than look at it.





    Original owners grandson has been sitting on it since '86...ran it for about 6K in 2000 and replaced a few things that year. Hasn't run since he moved it back to TX from CA when he got out of the service.
    It needs some TLC to say the least. Original owner kept records until last tires and service in 1979 with 18K miles...it has almost 21K on it now.

    First thing will be yanking the Windjammer off and letting it go to someone else who could use it.It has a Wixom topcase and two sets of sidecases that were in the barn as well.





    Not sure if it's a keeper yet. The 69S has my attention at the moment and my $$$.
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    Someone just posted they were looking for a topcase like that!
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    Looks to be in nice shape. Engine cases look great compared to my rescue baby.

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    Low miles and decent storage I guess...the paint needs some compounding for sure!

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    Look at the patina on those naturally-aged badges!

    Good Luck with all of those projects.
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    And a "early" '74 at that ... welded insert in the swing arm tube.
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    No good at all. . .

    Let me be the first (on this thread) to say that you should get rid of that horrid machine just as soon as possible. . .not worth anything, really. Just set it out in front of your house, and "somebody" will pick it up so you don't have to pay to have it hauled off. . .Same goes for that crappy R69S. . .

    Old jokes are the best, right? Kinda like old bikes.

    Seriously -- a nice find, and resurrecting these is sacred duty, all the way. Meant to be ridden, and not just looked at in the dim and dusty light of a barn.

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    Last edited by Walking Eagle; 10-25-2012 at 12:47 PM. Reason: add/l mirth

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