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x95lee
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Marietta, GA
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Hi all,

Have read many a thread but this is my first post. I recently bought my first "/2" - a 67 or 68 R50US. It's in very rough shape.

I am in the beginning stages of tearing it down for rebuild (making a runner, not a restoration), and learning as much as possible about these old machines. (I have the Barrington book and ordered a parts book and factory service manual.)

Thanks much for this treasure trove of info about the /2s!

Best wishes,
Tom
Marietta, GA

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Welcome, Tom! That there,

Welcome, Tom! That there, sir, is a project! Good luck...I'm sure you're anxious to get going.

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Thanks, appreciate it.

Thanks, appreciate it. Definitely a project, but I figure it'll be a good way to get to know the machine.

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Excuse me sir, did you know

Excuse me sir, did you know there is a tear in your seat. Looks like a lot of work but can be saved. Just have your check book handy at all times.........

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Looks good and ruff. You sir

Looks good and ruff. You sir are an angel-savior for that little bike.
US Models were '68 & '69 only so probably a '68 I guess with the telescopic front forks? Enter the VIN/Serial numbers and you should have a better idea.

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Probably a '68. I've got

Probably a '68.
I've got parts that need re use....
This looks like a neat project.

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Haha, thanks y'all. Danedg

Haha, thanks y'all.

Danedg -- that's a gorgeous machine. Talk about inspiration!

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