Yesterday a friend and I went to the AMCA's Rhinebeck national meet. It's a pretty big deal with tons of vendors and it gets bigger every year. Most years we take a truck just in case . This year we rode down as I had no intentions of buying anything. 2 Years ago I got a pretty complete Woodsman and I figured that was enough. In fact I recently sold a bike to a board member to thin the herd. So we walk through the gate and down the first row and I spot a RE bitsa single. Late frame with some kind of 350 motor early forks etc. Passed it right by and thought I was safe for the day. Well I had worn an RE Tshirt and not 1/2 hour later as we walked one row a guy spots my shirt and calls out to me. He's got an area about 6x6 full of RE stuff and says he wants it out of there. Well with my friend(?) egging me on I bought the whole pile. Fortunately my local BB dealer was pitched about 1/4 mile away so we spent an hour with hand trucks schlepping the stuff to his site. Anyone ever notice how heavily built REs are? I didn't have time to inventory as I am picking the stuff up Tuesday the next day the shop is open but here's a partial list from memory. 3 complete 700 twin motors with tranny's,one 350 or 500 single motor mostly there , a 250 preunit single motor, 2 late model frames with swingarms,several primary cases,1 really nice chief tank,a couple fenders,1 front and 2 rear wheels,a pair of SR2 mags,some carbs and other stuff. Whew. So much for downsizing.
Phl Sorry there was not much tin there. As I recall 1 early front fender and a cut down rear. Will keep my eyes open . I spoke to one guy at the meet who said a major RE collector in New England somewhere had passed so there may be othe stuff on the market soon. BTW when I first got into REs your site helped me out a lot. Thanks