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    I just did a major renew of a 1974 R75/6 with 35K...

    I just did a major renew of a 1974 R75/6 with 35K miles over the past winter. I bought it as a winter project end of last summer: it was running, but with major oil leaks and lots of rusty bits. It...
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    I just did my tank this winter. Did not want to...

    I just did my tank this winter. Did not want to repaint exterior- so I wanted to stay away from strong strippers.
    I corked the petcock holes with rubber plugs and screws. Then I let it sit for 24...
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    I installed it on my 1974 R75/6. The bike got a...

    I installed it on my 1974 R75/6. The bike got a major renew this winter, so I also did dyna coils and new plug wires.

    The installation was simple. The hardest part was getting the new/extra wire...
  4. I brought home a /6 in the fall in similar...

    I brought home a /6 in the fall in similar condition. What worked best for me was brake cleaner and either scotch brite pads or a brass brush and lots of elbow grease. When it's all clean I use...
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    I did mine last fall with Caswell. it came out...

    I did mine last fall with Caswell. it came out great. follow the directions carefully. I have a R75/6 with the big tank.

    Since I was not repainting, I wanted to stay away from chemical cleaning on...
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    Thanks Snowbum for the technical info on the...

    Thanks Snowbum for the technical info on the pickup tube. (and for ALL the info on your site which helps tremendously)
    FYI these carbs are 64/32/ 9 & 10 - so they are very early /6 carbs. Bing book...
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    well, it just sticks down into the bowl, and...

    well, it just sticks down into the bowl, and draws up from there.
    I'm not sure if the top of the split- it's actually split in 4- is above the fuel level, but if it is, I'm thinking it would draw in...
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    75/6 Carb damage question

    I have a new-to-me 1974 R75/6 and I'm currently in the process of taking it apart to do the rear main seal.

    Took the CV 64/32 carbs off this weekend- I will be cleaning and re-building them as...
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    I've been taking my /6 to Max BMW in Danbury for...

    I've been taking my /6 to Max BMW in Danbury for beyond basic service stuff that I can't do at home. They have a couple of techs that are very good with the old Airheads. Phil Cheney is the only one...
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    nice! I'm going to try that out. Thanks!

    nice! I'm going to try that out. Thanks!
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    POR-15 or KBS Cycle tank sealer

    I brought home my second airhead today, a new to me- 1974 R75/6. Not as pretty as my (restored by PO) 60/6 but it has 1/2 the miles and the engine runs very nice. The gas tank is a rusty mess...
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    How to compression test R60 & R75

    Sorry, but I haven't done a compression test in a zillion years, and that was on my old TR6. I tried a search but couldn't find anything....

    I have a 74 R60/6 with dyna electronic ignition. Do I...
  13. Hi Scott- We're doing the Ramapo 500 July 13-14....

    Hi Scott-
    We're doing the Ramapo 500 July 13-14. It's a ride and a camp out. Haven't done it before, so I don't have anymore details than are on the flyer:...
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    Sticky: Hi Scott! I'm near Nyack, on the west side of the...

    Hi Scott! I'm near Nyack, on the west side of the TZ bridge. Do you guys ever get together for wrenching or oil changes? I would love to meet up sometime. PM me if you would!

    Kat
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    Sticky: http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r606/katcon85/...

    http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r606/katcon85/0837s.jpg

    Here's my 74 R60/6. I got her 2 summers ago, from a guy in Ohio. Supposedly a barn find that he restored in 2004. He did a great job,...
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    where are you? Duncan's Beemers in Maynard, MA...

    where are you?
    Duncan's Beemers in Maynard, MA can recode locks to an existing key (he did my seat lock) and I'm sure he could pull your lock code from your seat lock as well.
    978-897-2697....
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    Looks great! you will have a fine machine once...

    Looks great! you will have a fine machine once you've serviced her.
    You should also pull the gas tank and clean/service/replace seals in the master cylinder. I have 74 R60 and the MC was leaking...
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    Poll: [QUOTE=krpreston;828666] The webpage I linked...

    The webpage I linked says it's SJ rated, and the bottle I have here says:
    "meets or exceeds the requirements of API SJ" in the blue band to the left over the SAE 20W-50 rating.
    it also says, like...
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    Poll: Mobil 1 V-twin 20w50 motorcycle oil. supposed to...

    Mobil 1 V-twin 20w50 motorcycle oil.
    supposed to be API SJ rated:

    http://www.mobil.com/USA-English/Lubes/PDS/NAUSENPVLMOMobil1_Motorcycle_Oils.aspx
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    I've got a 74 60/6 and I get 50mpg

    I've got a 74 60/6 and I get 50mpg
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