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    neutral switch

    1976 R 75/6. Yesterday, while getting ready to go for a ride, I noticed a small oil spot under the engine on the ground. Further investigation leads me to believe the neutral switch is leaking -...
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    I've checked the timing twice since valve job,...

    I've checked the timing twice since valve job, etc. Instructions from Boyer say full advance @ 4k. I found the problem, actually by accident : After checking the output of the voltage regulator I...
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    No kidding. Neglected to say that 3000 miles ago:...

    No kidding. Neglected to say that 3000 miles ago: carbs and "chokes" were overhauled, rings and a valve job, have adjusted valves twice , new throttle and choke cables, new plugs. Bike has Boyer...
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    Hard starting and......

    1976 R75/6. It takes 3-4 tries of 5 sec duration to get the bike started. The voltage at the battery (after the bike is running) @ 2k rpm is 13.3 v. My understanding is that it should be at least...
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    Testing diode board

    1976 R 75/6. I recently replaced an AGM battery that was less than a year old. Have new voltage regulator from Euromotorelectrics installed. Could a faulty diode board have trashed the battery ? How...
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    Won't start

    1976 R 75/6. Problem has been intermittent for a couple of years, now here to stay : Battery voltage 12.88 volts AGM less that 6 months old. When I hit the start button , battery voltage drops to app...
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    Headlight bulbs

    1976 R 75/6. When I bought the bike in 2007 it came with extra headlight bulbs, age unknown. I've replaced the bulbs 3 times in the past year. Do these have a shelf life ? I was suited up for a ride...
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    Noisy Tach

    The tach on my 1976 R75/6 is quite noisy, mostly when the engine is cold . It quiets down some what as things warm up. I've read threads on lubing the tach cable. Can the tach itself be lubed ? Other...
  9. Thread: 0-ring

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    o-ring

    Let's see, whose excellent advice I should take .... 20774's sounds reasonable- I'll just torque the heads to 70-80 ft lbs ( may as well do both of them just in case). Oh yeah, Gregg Feeler, with...
  10. Thread: 0-ring

    by Travis Bikel
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    0-ring

    After replacing the rings and having a valve job done on my 1976 R 75/6, I thought I may have forgotten to replace one of the two o-rings on the top cylinder studs. 2000 miles later I noticed a...
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    winterizing

    I've read on this forum that trickle chargers shouldn't be used as they overcharge the battery. I s there a difference between a battery tender and a trickle charger ? Have my battery on a 1.5 amp...
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    Chopped BMW

    I can't imagine why anybody would do that to a BMW. IMO mixing a Harley with a BMW is akin to mating an Arabian horse with a jackass. The bike looks like crap ,and I wouldn't trade it even for my...
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    Winterizing

    I've decided the best thing I can do to my 1976 R75/6 this winter is to ride it twice a week for 30-60 minutes- here in N.W. Arizona.
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    Caliper alignment

    Thanks to all who replied, esp. manicmechanic who spelled out how to do it. Guess he was just first.
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    caliper question

    Replaced fork seals and gaiters on 1976 R75/6 yesterday. First time doing this. Clymer manual doesn't describe how to replace just seals and gaiters. It does say caliper has to be aligned with disc...
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    Which neutral switch ?

    I finally figured out, thru trial and error, which neutral switch my 1976 R 75/6, tranny # 24308 takes - with some help from Oak. Turns out th ebike has a late ' 75 tranny. However, I mistakenly...
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    Motor Works Inc. head work

    I had them do a valve job on my 1976 R 75/6 this past April. I've put about 1200 miles on it including a 600 mile trip to California and the bike runs a lot better. Don't believe the $195 ad though :...
  18. Tranny serial # which neutral switch?

    I was told by Oak that my 1976 R 75 /6 could have a 74- 75 neutral switch. Serial # is 24308. Can anyone confirm what switch I should have ?
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    Neutral switch anamoly

    According to the mfg. date of my 1976 R 75/ 6 , I have the correct neutral switch. I've been communicating with Oak via e-mail and he believes the new switch is defective. Possibly my fault, as the...
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    $4 carb synchronizer

    Would like some feedback from anyone who has built and used the $4 carb synchronizer I've read about.
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    Neutral switch anomaly

    I finally called the service manager who did a 10k on my 1976 R75/6 before I rode it to my new home state of Arizona. He said he had bit on the rear by this problem several times and that the...
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    No dust storms here in Kingman - Northwestern-...

    No dust storms here in Kingman - Northwestern- Arizona
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    Carb synchronization

    20744 says I'm making things a bit complicated. Then refers me to a site (Snowbum), a guy who could, and probably has, made filling one's tires with air the subject of a Phd dissertation. Admittedly,...
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    Neutral switch anomaly

    The switck that was leaking had 2 wires.
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    Carburetor Synchronization

    I have a 1976 R 75/6 with Boyer microdigital ignintion. I want to synch the carbs using the shorting method. I've made a "tool" as follows: a spark plug with a small clamp ( like on a small trickle...
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