1974 BMW R90/6

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BMW R90/6

1974 BMW R90/6

In 1972, I turning wrenches at BMW Motorcycles of Massachusetts, a European-style urban where I cut my teeth as a professional At the time, my only transportation was an a dangerously slow vehicle in the city traffic. Until I an R75/5 engine and transmission, is, at which point it became fast. In those days, the represented for me the prohibitively-expensive but ultimately-cool of German motorcycle engineering. ve have vays of making you this bike.”

As received, the red R90 now in the stable had a Luftmeister fairing, guards and saddlebags, and a stock handlebar. I sold these off to help finance The Resurrection, and fitted shiny new Euro-bars and Fresh tires, rear wheel bearings and a thorough up were next, followed by of a factory-optional steering damper.

The missing tool kit was replaced (a major item on an old BMW), and a base-gasket leak was corrected by the cylinder base on a lathe. recently, the machine began to its full potential with the of dual sparkplugs in the heads, by a new electronic ignition which the old breaker points.

As a bonus, sometime in the foggy the front end had been replaced the dual-disc setup from an and the optional factory six-gallon tank fitted. As a whole, motorcycle is an impressive package, and not far from the more collectible, but less practical, R90S.

about the BMW is “different” — but It having been refined a design originating in 1926. For the bike starts with an boot, supplemented by a transverse starter awkward but very when an old battery gets

The early style four-speed has wide, evenly-spread ratios leverage the engine’s table-flat curve, but shifting must be and deliberate only true is rewarded with clunk-free changing. At real-world riding the engine is turbine-smooth, with the primary balance and excellent air more than offsetting the width of the boxer engine.

The feeling while underway is heavenly, with a great layout that balances the against the airflow at travel It’s as though nothing ever stress this twin as it eats up miles like a low-flying classic than a primitive surface

Simplified maintenance and great are also designed into big horizontal jugs — it is to not only adjust the valves but to a connecting rod using only the toolkit, although the BMW’s reliability makes the need The stout, shaft-type final eliminates chain chores and breakage, at the small cost of smooth throttle action in

Competence is the single best to describe the R90 — whether 600-mile highway days, up canyon twisties, or even down a bumpy jeep The relaxed engine character a fairly amazing suspension with a rigid, well-damped fork and Ikon Dial-a-Ride shocks providing wheel comparable to motocross bikes of the era. Compared to its contemporaries, the just seems to laugh at the soaking them up and asking for

No wonder road-dirt-encrusted world have so often chosen the BMW twin. Could the rumored complex of many BMW owners be

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