A bit of history and some stories about vintage bikes for sale

1976 BMW R90S

Picture 8Well, the time has come to sell my R90S. I love this bike but I think that somebody may love it a bit more.
I bought the bike a few years ago from my son’s father in law. It had been sitting for seventeen years under some boxes of vintage radios, a piece of old carpet and a couple of blankets and I wanted it. We struck a deal and I brought it home.

A good tune up, new tires and off I went to see my friend Bill Stermer (who wrote the book on airhead BMW’s and is a writer for Rider Magazine). We rode our favorite road and at the end of the ride he gave the bike the ‘two thumbs up’ and I was happy. Since that time, my wife and I have traveled California and the Southwest US on the BMW and it has never let us down. It is a great motorcycle. But, like most of us motorcyclists, we always lust for something else…new, old, or just different from what we have now. That is where I am at now.

So, here’s the deal. The bike is a 1976 R90S with 36,572 miles on the clock. It has a 1977 R100RS fairing, makes for very comfortable riding. I put new shocks on it from Bobs BMW on it about 10k miles ago and replaced the fork springs. The carbs were rebuilt and full tune up done about 2K miles ago. All the fluids have just been changed (engine oil and filter,trans,drive shaft and differential,front brake fluid). New throttle and clutch cables.

I put a ‘Brown’s’ sidestand on it because the stock BMW sidestand is a nightmare. The bike has the full complete BMW tool kit plus more tools and ignition parts, a spare throttle cable and a genuine BMW tank cover. Factory BMW saddle bags (Krauser) and the small luggage rack in place of the simple grab handle, the chrome grab handle comes with it too. I have a set of fork boots that I didn’t install that go with the bike.

What the bike needs is a new rear tire and the fairing needs a paint job, and the windscreen is cracked…that’s all.

It’s a great bike, runs perfectly and can be yours for $6000. R90S models with twice the mileage sell for more, this is a good deal. I will deliver within 100 miles of zip code 93015 for an additional $100. If you want the bike shipped I can help your shipper but all arrangements are up to you.
If you have any questions or would like more pictures just send me an e-mail paul@themotoworld.com

This R90 has been a great friend and now it needs to be a great friend to someone else.
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