So after riding and maintaining an F-bike, a couple K-bikes, and a few R-bikes, I still felt that my BMW ownership experience and my wrenching abilities were lacking. I had never owned and learned to work on an airhead. I had never owned a bike with carbs, for that matter. So the search has been on.
What I landed on was a 1974 R90S. It was last registered in 1988, and has been sitting on this trailer, under a canvas tarp, in the back of a metal fabrication shop, since that time.
The first day I washed the bike, unloaded it, and pulled all the 1970s crap off it.
The tank is shot and the owner did not have the S fairing.
Engine turns over easily. VIN, Frame and Engine numbers all match. Exhaust nuts unscrewed easily. Seat is good and fenders and side covers are in decent shape, though they need new paint.
So here we go with the project bike. I am armed with a manual, a restoration guide book, some tools from Jeff Trapp, and some real good local guys who over the years have been very willing to teach me to work on my bikes. Our closest dealership is 350 miles away .... without the local guys I would probably be riding Hondas. The goal is to clean it up to original condition, with original paint and fairing, etc... I will thank you all now for the help I am sure to get as I get going and have tons of questions.