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    Barn find R 69S

    Numbers matching with title 1969 R 69S that was last ridden in 1975, not a lot of money to move it to a good home. The pictures and information showed a bike that was dismantled by the original owner in 1975 after a minor crash, apparently he wanted to repaint the bike. I heard about it and had to go take a look after I saw the bike was mostly there, had a clear title and had a good price attached so I took it home.

    Needless to say my offer was accepted and the bike (if you could call it that) was loaded and hauled home. Are you out there Vech? I have in my shop now an extreme example of what happens when the slingers no longer sling oil and the rider runs it like he stole it. I have been at the dismantle for a couple weeks of spare time and almost have the motor apart, chassis is fine except for some fresh paint but one thing I have determined is regular service was neglected and caused a big problem.

    I will get around to posting some pictures and adventures in the restoration but I have to warn the interested I am no Brooke Reams so be patient and understanding.

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    #4869 DennisDarrow's Avatar
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    Sugar Valley, Ga
    Glad you found this one......Make it YOURS, which I am sure you will do in your own determined pace of a way. So proud for you that this is one that has found a good home......God bless.....Dennis

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    I think I got a couple pictures loaded

    I am well into the dismantle of the once proud machine. If the picture actually comes up the frist one shows the front oil slinger bulging out from between the front bearing holder and the front crank shaft throw. The second one shows the backside of the front bearing carrier and the front of the motor with the carrier removed. The backside of the carrier has melted away and into the front slinger. Amazing what damage can occur when a slinger service is ignored. more later
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