i had an R75/6 (1976) in the '80s and it was a fantastic bike. i sold it along with my harleys when i bought a house and had kids. i just posted a picture of it in the "post your bike pics" thread.
now that my youngest will be going off to college next fall, i have broken the news to my wife that i am going to get another beemer.
i am kind of torn between something with a fairing, like an R100RS or RT, or an older R75 or R90. a more touring-oriented fully-faired bike appeals to the practical side of me, but in reality my wife would probably never ride on the back for more than an afternoon excursion. the R90 or R75 appeals more to me for nostalgic reasons, and will most likely be perfectly good for day trips and even week-long trips. i used to take my R75/6 on week-long trips throughout southwest VA and east TN all the time without a windshield or anything and it was fine. of course, i'm 55 now and a bit more interested in comfort than i was when i was 30.
so i am looking right now with lust at a craigslist posting for a really cherry-looking 1976 R90/6, listed at $3900. i have a few questions with that in mind:
1) is it ok to link to a craigslist posting here?
2) what would you all look for other than the typical stuff like smooth operation, good braking, overall appearance, no smoke, etc?
3) anything special i should ask the seller?
thanks in advance for your time and advice. if it's ok to link to a craigslist post, let me know and i will post it.