Another BMW Motorcycle Restoration: Jon Dieman's 1976 R90/6

| 8/7/2012 11:04:34 AM

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Editor's note: Inspired by the Motorcycle Classics/Dairyland Cycle Rebuild, reader Jon Dieman, sent in these photos of his rebuilt 1976 BMW R90/6 as his vote for which bike we should choose, along with the following letter. 

I bought my BMW R90/6 new in September 1976, looking just like your picture but with a 5-1/2-gallon tank. Two years later, a "little old lady" in her Plymouth folded the forks back against the engine. After four years in a box, I started the rebuild. I wanted to keep it original in its mechanics while giving it a lighter and leaner look.

Jon Dieman's 1976 BMW R90/6 

The changes:

1. A 21-inch front rim and spokes from the BMW R80GS. 300x21 Avon Speedmaster Mark II tire.

2. The frame straightened by J. C. Duke of Tulsa, Okla. with a little extra rake to keep the bike level with the larger front wheel.

Christopher Flansburg
6/12/2013 2:11:46 PM

What type of seat is that? Where was it obtained and how was it attached?

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