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    /5 ignition switch

    I?m looking for a good diagram, picture, or video of how all the pieces go together for a 73 /5 ignition switch. It?s a nail type switch.
    I have all the new pieces, circuit board to the ?key?. But...
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    I did ride it around the block this weekend. The...

    I did ride it around the block this weekend. The clutch is grabby, anyone ever try spraying brake clean through the inspection hole to clean the clutch plate? But it went through the gears ok. It...
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    Heres a picture of the bike now. It's still has...

    Heres a picture of the bike now. It's still has the frame mounted tire pump.
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    This is what the PO did with the switches. I put...

    This is what the PO did with the switches. I put the lables on with the blue tape. I wasn't getting any spark because the ones I labled ingnition, headlight and tail light all had to be on. You can...
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    IT?S A LLLIIIVVVEEEE!!!!! ? Gene Wilder, Young...

    IT?S A LLLIIIVVVEEEE!!!!! ? Gene Wilder, Young Frankenstein?
    After 12+ years of sitting it ran
    It wasn?t pretty but it ran for about 10 minutes. A mouse must have built a nest in the left exhaust...
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    I have spark:thumb but not fire YET. The no...

    I have spark:thumb but not fire YET.
    The no spark problem was unique to my bike. At some point the ignition switch must have went so the original owner replaced it with 4 toggle switches and 3 of...
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    Thanks for all the input so far. I haven?t worked...

    Thanks for all the input so far. I haven?t worked on anything with points in about 20 years, this is also my first Airhead, I had to go to MAX?s to verify what the switches on the handlebars do, so...
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    No Spark, I need HELP!!!!

    I have a 73 R75 /5 that on and off for about 2 years I've trying to get running.
    It was sitting in a garage for at least 12 years. It needs a lot of TLC and my plan was to get it running, ride it...
  9. Thread: Fuel strip poll

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    Sticky: Poll: The strip has a 2 year warranty. Save your reciept

    The strip has a 2 year warranty. Save your reciept
  10. Thread: Fuel strip poll

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    Sticky: Poll: 06 R1200RT I've had 5 strips fail if you include...

    06 R1200RT
    I've had 5 strips fail if you include the one that failed on the bench while MAX's was calabrating it.
    The first one was at about 34K Then just inside 2 years for each one after.
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    The projects on hold for a while. I mounted the...

    The projects on hold for a while.
    I mounted the carbs and kicked is over untill I was blue in the face but got no love. It's has spark and fuel but it just won't even give a pop like it wants to...
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    Starting the carbs

    Over the winter I worked on the carbs. It came with Bing 64/32/9-10 CV Carbs. These were gunked up pretty good. I let each one sit in a gallon of parts cleaner overnight before I tried to take them...
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    Tank Cream

    This is tuff to use without getting on the paint. You need to roll the tank around to make sure you cover the inside of the whole tank and some came out the filler. I did damage the paint slightly....
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    I used Tank Cream on the inside of gas tank. And...

    I used Tank Cream on the inside of gas tank. And this is what I got out of the tank after I let Part A sit over night. This is just the bigger pieces I picked up off the ground. After this it was...
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    The gas tank

    Registration in hand I was ready to start.

    This I donÔÇÖt know if I would have started if I had know how much time I would end up putting into it.

    When I took the gas tank off it felt pretty...
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    The back story

    He was home when his father called and said a friend of his was getting rid of a couple of old BMWÔÇÖs for free and did he want them. Of course he said yes and the next thing he knew his father...
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    1973 R75/5 project.

    Hi all
    IÔÇÖm going to give documenting this project a shot and hopefully anyone that starts to read it wonÔÇÖt be too disappointed.
    This is my project. Looks straight forward enough. The...
  18. Thread: Nova Scotia 2011

    by Ctrod
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    Nice pictures. I really liked the fact that there...

    Nice pictures. I really liked the fact that there wasn’t a lot of traffic. Thanks for sharing.
    My wife and I are leaving for Nova Scotia 6/22 for a week, I hope we don’t get as much rain you got!...
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    Thanks for the help. I've also read about the...

    Thanks for the help. I've also read about the troubles with the 64/32/3-4 and I was concernd that if I rebuilt them and the bike didn't run right I wouldn't know if it was something I did or the...
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    73 R75/5 Bing Carbs?

    I have a 1973 R75/5 thatÔÇÖs been sitting since 88 IÔÇÖm trying to get running. The carbs on it are Bing 64/32/3-4 but are amazingly gummed up. Leaving them in cab cleaner over night...
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    It might have started with a push start but it...

    It might have started with a push start but it wouldn't have be easy. I wasn't on a hill and standing over it I'm on my toes which means I would have to run next to it and jump on once I got it going...
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    Man you aren't kidding. I went for a ride the...

    Man you aren't kidding. I went for a ride the bike started normal. Stopped to look at a used car and the bike wouldn't restart, The lights on the dash were bright, didn't dim when I hit the starter...
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    My FD failed 40 days before I was leaving for...

    My FD failed 40 days before I was leaving for vacation, Unfortunately it took the dealer 44 days to fix it. And it was a lot more then a seal. I needed a whole new FD. At least the new one has a...
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    Bingo. It was the battery EVERYONE else was right...

    Bingo. It was the battery EVERYONE else was right and I was WRONG. :bow :bow :bow :bow :bow :bow :bow :bow
    I've never had a battery start a bike and then nothing.
    Thank you everyone that...
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    Just called Max BMW and was told the bike won't...

    Just called Max BMW and was told the bike won't start with under 12.5V. Also they've benn getting 3 to 4 years from a battery and mine is 5year old so I'm going to put a new battery in because its...
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