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    Default My R50/5

    I finally got my solo seat mounted the other day and took her for a ride.
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    Jimmy

    2007 R1200RT (Gadgetmobile)Sold
    1972 R50/5 Toaster (Delilah)Sold
    1979 R100RT (Ol Road ho)
    2007 Craftsman 26hp V-Twin

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    Call Gary NeSmith or take it to Terry's Two Wheel and have Gary look at it.
    Jim Dubick
    2010 R1200RT
    BMW MOAL

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    I am taking it in tomorrow or Tues. to have a few things done, but I like to know what's wrong in case I have a problem in the future. I want to try and do all of my own work when I can. I got a reply from MOA that said there is about 150cc of oil inside the boot. I am going to check for cracks in the rubber (likely) and check the clamps. I just wasn't sure if there was supposed to be oil inside there before. Apparently there is a "wet" and a "dry" type of drive shaft.
    Got any other info I may need to know for the future? I don't like being surprised if I can help it.
    Jimmy

    2007 R1200RT (Gadgetmobile)Sold
    1972 R50/5 Toaster (Delilah)Sold
    1979 R100RT (Ol Road ho)
    2007 Craftsman 26hp V-Twin

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    There is 150 cc of oil in the drive shaft tube. Either the clamps are lose, the boot isn't on right, or there is a small pin hole in the boot (not uncommon). Take it off and slightly stretch the boot to see if its weather checked.
    Tim

    2012 G650GS BMW
    2012 Harley FLHTCUSE7 Ultra Classic CVO

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    Bead and soda blasted the motor and wheels. Painted the engine badges. Painted the air tubes. Powder coated the foot pegs, battery boxes and rear turn signal bar. Oh, and I finally washed it.
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    Jimmy

    2007 R1200RT (Gadgetmobile)Sold
    1972 R50/5 Toaster (Delilah)Sold
    1979 R100RT (Ol Road ho)
    2007 Craftsman 26hp V-Twin

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    Got my wixom fairing yesterday. I am going to get it mounted after Nauvoo. Anybody have one mounted with the original hardware? I think only two brackets are original, so I need to create some new ones. I also have to paint the back side and make a new shield. The one that came with it is really scratched up. I am thinking of making a shorty out of that one and painting it black.
    Jimmy

    2007 R1200RT (Gadgetmobile)Sold
    1972 R50/5 Toaster (Delilah)Sold
    1979 R100RT (Ol Road ho)
    2007 Craftsman 26hp V-Twin

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    Attached is my 1973 1/2 R75/5 LWB with a Wixom setup.
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    Tim

    2012 G650GS BMW
    2012 Harley FLHTCUSE7 Ultra Classic CVO

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    ooooooooooooooooo! I miss my bike.
    Jimmy

    2007 R1200RT (Gadgetmobile)Sold
    1972 R50/5 Toaster (Delilah)Sold
    1979 R100RT (Ol Road ho)
    2007 Craftsman 26hp V-Twin

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    Sorry about that Jimmy.

    Your bike was certainly a good one, but there are other other good bikes out there too. Jim Dubick, Tommy Arnold and I found good ones and I'll wager neither one of us would part with them. Riding an old airhead is something special.
    Bob Steber
    1995 R100GSPDC Long Tall Sallie
    1976 R90s Odalisque

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    I may be picking up a "new" R60/5 tomorrow! I'm still wanting a GS or a Rockster, but this bike might be another nice bike to restore.
    Jimmy

    2007 R1200RT (Gadgetmobile)Sold
    1972 R50/5 Toaster (Delilah)Sold
    1979 R100RT (Ol Road ho)
    2007 Craftsman 26hp V-Twin

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