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I'm in the process of buying a complete set of bodywork from a paint shop for my 1975 R90S. I'm being told it should be ready in the next 2-3 weeks. Once that happens I will be selling the bodywork from my R90S. All the bodywork is original. Its the grey/silver. All of it is in very good shape with patina to match its age. The bike is currently a rider. The BMW emblems will be removed from the seat and tank. I will need all of the mounting hardware to reinstall my new parts.

The parts will include ......

1. Fairing .... probably without the shield. No mounting hardware.
2. Front fender
3. Rear fender
4. Seat bench with or without seat
5. Tank ... very nice inside and out.
6. Both side covers.

Why am I selling it? Im switching to Daytona Orange.

I do not have prices for the parts yet. Im still new to this bike and will have to evaluate every part as it comes off the bike. Advice on pricing is appreciated. If your interested in buying all or part please contact me via email at skychsva@aol.com.
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Realizing that you may be

Realizing that you may be using the sale of the current bodywork to finance the purchase of the DO set, I'd still recommend carefully prepping the tank for long-term storage, and then packing the original body bits up and putting them away someplace cool, dry, and dark. That stuff, particularly the tank, will likely only go up in value with time. And, you're only an unfortunate moment away from needing one or more of those bits yourself. Squirrel away some money over time, and send them off to Holt or someone similar (someone who can really replicate an OE silver smoke paint scheme, not just a black/silver fade). Then you'll be ready, with only a couple of hours of switchy-switchy work, when the moment arrives that you want to throttle back from your present "loud paint saves lives" preference--but I really like DO paint, too.

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I like the Orange better

I like the Orange better myself. But why didnt you just strip down the old parts and paint them Orange? Must be a reason?

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R90S

truth be told ......
I found a set of bodywork right out of the paint shop for just a little more $$ plus .... I don't have to wait 6 months to a year to have it done myself. If I can recoup some of that cost up front and provide parts to others "here" its a win win situation. I can also use some of the cash for engine work. A new timing chain is going in this week.

I appreciate and understand your theory of hanging on to everything but I don't really have the room to store everything.

If I have a problem selling any of the parts I will certainly prepare them for storage. I may even start prepping them for paint down the road. Its going to be a long winter.

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Bodywork

I’ve had several inquiries regarding parts and prices. Since I have not received my new bodywork yet everything is still mounted. I’m still riding the bike. When the parts come in I will let everyone know.

Help with fair pricing would be appreciated.

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R90S bodywok for sale

The new body work is in so the old set is officially for sale. If your interested in something just let me know. My email is .....
skychsva@aol.com
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The side covers are in very good shape. Even the decals look good.

The seat tray is in good shape. I will include the seat as well. If I take it apart Ill probably booger it up. There is a tennis ball size melt on the seat on the left side. Apparently the PO had a light there while he was working on the bike. There are no mounting brackets. They are going on my new seat unless a set comes with my new seat. There is no rack on the back of the seat.

NOTE: The BMW badges are coming off. They are porcelain and are going on the new bodywork. If you have a spare set you want to trade Ill consider leaving them on. I will not take off the R90S badge.

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The tank is in very good shape. No real dents. Some good scratches but just into the paint. The inside is clean and is still lined in red. The will be "NO" petcocks and the BMW badges are NOT included unless you have a set you want to trade. Has to be the Porcelain. I am undecided if Im taking off the gas cap.

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The two fenders are in very good shape. No cracks that I can see. The front fender is faded on the front.

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The fairing is ok but not great. Im just being honest. It has a couple hairline cracks and has been repaired in the past. All the hardware has been removed for reuse on the new bodywork. There is NO windshield.

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Id like to sell the bodywork as a set if I can. To help pay for the new bodywork I need to get somewhere between $1500 and $2K. Buyer is responsible for shipping. If Im way off (either direction) please speak up. Im open for suggestions.

Here is what Im replacing the parts with ...... Trust me it wasn't cheap.

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Prices

Yesterday I was educated on the value/demand of R90S body parts. Apparently my local advise was way off so Im back to square one.

Maybe this is a good place/time for more opinions. You will not hurt my feelings nor will I be offended. Id rather sell the parts here to local members than put everything on eBay.

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There isnt a lot of people

There isnt a lot of people that need $1500+ worth of parts they will need to repair and repaint. You could post on IBMWR as a whole for a while. If not, piece them out on ebay or IBMWR. Now thats just my .02 worth. & MHO.

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For most of the body parts,

For most of the body parts, which are readily available from a lot of sources, you're probably right, Twocams. But the tank is where the money is. There aren't any repro flip-top 6.2 liter tanks available (I don't know why some low-volume metalsmith doesn't do this), and the originals are like hens' teeth. Flush-cap 6.2 tanks are on every post-'77 /7 bike made, but that substitution will deduct ___ points off your resto with any show judge worth a shop rag, and will have the 90S cognocenti sniffing around for other indications of poser-ism. Real flip-top 6.2 tanks are worth money ($1200++?, even if it needs a repaint) to those who are concerned about these things, when a decent flush-top 6.2 can be found for $350.

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SOLD SOLD SOLD

Thanks for all the interest. The entire set was sold today to a local BMW enthusiast. Everything is gone.

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