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Bullett

I think it's just residue, the bore looks great in person. I didn't see anything looking at them, but the spots showed up in the picture.

 

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Rocer

The R26 is looking great. Can't wait for pictures of the first ride. :wave:

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ESokoloff

 

I guess no one looked at my pictures, because on this forum, you can't post something like this and not get slammed. ;)

 

No slam here :thumbsup:

Just redundancy :lurk: :lurk:

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Bill_Walker

I guess no one looked at my pictures, because on this forum, you can't post something like this and not get slammed. ;)

 

It looks like the nuts that hold the barrel on are missing. :)

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tallman

The charging cord fell out of the wall socket.

Be careful, your engine may not be fully charged.

:lurk:

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HairyCannonball

The Head and cylinder are on backwards. The intake is 'sposed to be facing rear. Where do the pushrods go? :)

 

But I'm not going to slam you..especially since you're bringing a great old bike back to life. Very cool project.

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Bullett
The Head and cylinder are on backwards. The intake is 'sposed to be facing rear. Where do the pushrods go? :)

 

But I'm not going to slam you..especially since you're bringing a great old bike back to life. Very cool project.

 

Hey, Hairy. :wave: Thanks. :grin:

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Bullett

I'm told my bike won the prize for best bike shown at Beehive Beemers' Beemerfest. I wasn't there to confirm, but it's pretty exciting! :grin: My mechanic's v/m was all :grin:!

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Glenn Reed
I'm told my bike won the prize for best bike shown at Beehive Beemers' Beemerfest. I wasn't there to confirm, but it's pretty exciting! :grin: My mechanic's v/m was all :grin:!

 

Without pics, it didn't happen, or so I'm told. Congratulations and we'd love to see the finished product!

 

:lurk:

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Bullett

DSCN4951.JPG

 

Lifted from the Beehive Beemers Beemerfest photos page.

 

Another one

 

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johnlt

Sharon, tht is a beautiful bike.

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Bullett

Thanks, John. I am really excited to see how it is coming together.

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Rocer

Sweet! I hope you're keeping it in the living room. :grin:

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W. Mazelin

Looks great, Sharon! Good luck with the final details.

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Bullett

I brought the bike home today!!! :grin:

 

Jan snapped a few shots to memorialize the day.

 

R26 Comes Home

 

Bike ran pretty good but throttle response was a bit dodgy. When I got home, I realized the top of the carburetor where the slide is, came unscrewed. :P

 

I also remembered how to use both brakes. A couple of nice guys in a Mini Cooper rolled down their window to tell me I have a nice bike. It's good to have the R26 home in my own garage!

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mbelectric

Grins all around!

 

She looks good Sharon. Nice job, love the color.

 

Now, to get you some leathers... :grin:

 

:wave:

 

MB>

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Mrs. Caddis

Thanks for the update.

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Paul Mihalka

Nice! Great feeling when a plan comes together.

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Rocer

Sweet, sweet, sweet! I can't imagine what a thrill it was riding it again. Thanks for the update and a special hi :wave: to both you and Jan.

 

P & K

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tallman

Sweet.

You need a leather jacket, goggles, and a silk scarf.

:clap:

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roadscholar

Sharon, that is a great feeling when a long term restoration gets completed and you get to experience what the machine was like when it was new. Those old airheads are like a Swiss clock the way they ride. A friend has been tinkering with my R60/5 for about a year and I got to ride it some last night, I must say it was sublime, I'd had one 30 years ago and had forgotten how nice they feel. Before heading out tho' you have to remind yourself that the brakes are only there for casually reducing one's speed, the art of stopping had not yet been invented. :)

 

Congratulations, it is a thing of beauty. :thumbsup:

 

 

 

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BFish

i'd park that mutha in the living room. it's absolutely 2 wheeled eye candy. stress relief with spokes. congrats.

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johnlt

That's just beautiful Sharon.

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Bullett

Thanks y'all! :grin:

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bayoubengal

Sharon that is just so cool thanks for sharing!

 

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Bullett

Bumpity bump. A couple photos of my bike are in the January 2012 edition of the BMW ON, in the reader photo submissions for "restoration." We are on page 15. :grin:

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Huzband

RA is better. Just my opinion.

 

Good on ya for the resto. :thumbsup:

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mbelectric

Great write up. It's a keeper. Dad's proud.

 

Now I need your autograph, :thumbsup:

 

MB>

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