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1 month 17 hours ago - 1 month 4 hours ago #6717 by ebkbmw
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Hi All
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Sooo I just got my hands on a 1974 R90 BMW that's been sitting it a barn/garage for about 33 years. I'm planning on getting it running again and using it as a daily reliable rider and not turning it into some object of worship. Here's the catch...I'm kind of that DIY guy that get's into projects that I've never done but eventually figures out how to survive them and make shit work. Here's a rookie question...
1. what are the first things to do before I see if it actually runs?

ps. I've been riding on and off for about 48 years but really haven't been tearing bikes apart that much.
currently ride a R1200GS

I'll post some pics of the R90 when I can

Big thanks
eric
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1 month 7 hours ago #6720 by 8166
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ebkbmw wrote: 1. what are the first things to do before I see if it actually runs?


First, I've moved your post into the appropriate Category so it will get the attention it deserves. The Category descriptions were written to provide guidance to posters so they land in the best place; have a look and see if they don't help you.

Wobbly has posted a sticky that will go a long way toward getting you off to a great start on our R90. You'll find it at the very top of the Wrenching Category.

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1 month 7 hours ago - 1 month 4 hours ago #6721 by Scott Ambler
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Welcome Eric!I have been working on a barn find for the last year and doing it to much the same level you are talking about. My best reference is the step-by-step videos on Boxer2Valve. He did exactly what you are embarking on, and did it with an R90/6. I also got a lot of good information on Brook's Airhead Garage. Both of these sites have more videos than you can imagine. They will keep you busy for a while. Don't hesitate to let me know how I can help. My resurrection is a 1975 R75/6. Pretty much the same bike you have, with smaller jugs.

Scott
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1 month 5 hours ago - 1 month 4 hours ago #6723 by ebkbmw
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Hey Thanks!!
Planning on flailing around here until I get up to speed a bit.
cheers.
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1 month 5 hours ago - 1 month 3 hours ago #6724 by ebkbmw
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Awesome! Thanks so much Scott
Definitely going to be checking in on those.
And will hit you up with Q's when I start unscrewing stuff.
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1 month 4 hours ago - 1 month 4 hours ago #6725 by ebkbmw
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Just checked out the Wobbly thread...thanks so much. Lookin like I'll be getting kinda hooked on this stuff. : )
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