So while running one of the older ignition wires (Hucky's sending me a replacement cap free of charge) I rode the bike down into town (montpelier) after adjusting the rocker and valve lash.
I'm really happy with the way the bike is sounding right now! It rode sort of quirky for the first 30 miles but now it has seemed to smoothed itself out. After another 20 miles I'm going to recheck the valve lash and change the oil.
While parked in front of the Capital building to take this picture three different groups of tourist and locals came up to talk about the bike. A couple of them even started taking some pictures.
Here's my picture of the day:
She's a real beauty - nice work!
Hey, its even a self portrait. I can see your reflection on the tank chrome.
The last thing I want to be is just like everyone else...
1969 Sport Fury Convertible
is it just me, or are your mufflers really long?
"It is what you discover, after you know it all, that counts." _ John Wooden
1973 R75/5 - original owner
Stock /5 mufflers are different from /6 onward mufflers. They are smoothly tapered in a conical elipse down to the rear opening. Check around picture. Only problem with long mufflers is bumping into things in garage whilest trying to leave the premises. two sense.
Thinking about my next rebuild.....
She turned over 5oK the other evening. I slowed to watch it happen then pulled over to get a pic....
It looks like you've got /6 mufflers on the /5.
current:14 R1200RT 75 R60/6
past: 11 R1200RT 10 R1200RT 03 R1200CLC
I don't recognize the fenders as /5 or /6.
I wanted to thank everyone here who've spent time reading this thread and/or offered any suggestions to my questions.
My family and I have recently moved out of our tiny lofted apartment with the man cave basement where my rebuild took place. When we moved out, after I mopped the floor I noticed a couple of things.
1. What a pretty space to put a motorcycle.
2. My dreams of bringing the bike up from the basement to live with us in the living room could be realized (if only for a couple of hours).
So I rolled it in a took a couple of shots. The space looks like a studio doesn't it?!
Here's another with a little more text app editing.
Last one. I swear.