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    Thanks guys for the info. It is as I thought that...

    Thanks guys for the info. It is as I thought that ABC is a Chartered Club in the MOA. Somebody else disputed my saying that in another forum. I have been a member for almost 15 years.
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    Question about Chartered Clubs

    I was under the impression that the ABC or Airheads Beemer Club was a Chartered Club of the BMWMOA. I can't find any note saying this in the Airlist, published by the ABC or on the BMWMOA site....
  3. Thread: Mechanic in CT

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    This guy is one of the best. ...

    This guy is one of the best.

    http://thenickwackettgarage.com/bmw/

    His name is Bud Provin. His shop is a little farther away than the area you asked for but it may not be really too far.
  4. Thread: 1976 r75/6

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    Chip, There are a couple of easy to mess up...

    Chip,

    There are a couple of easy to mess up points. The throttle plate on the throttle shaft has been mentioned. It can be installed 4 different ways. Only one way is right. To help there should...
  5. Thread: 1976 r75/6

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    Getting the carbs matched will be a step in the...

    Getting the carbs matched will be a step in the right direction. But to try and answer your question again, carbs cause black smoke from too much gas. A problem with white or bluish white smoke is...
  6. Thread: 1976 r75/6

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    Carburetors can cause black smoke from too much...

    Carburetors can cause black smoke from too much gas. Burning oil is white or bluish white. Airheads will smoke if parked too long on the side stand. The left cylinder gets oil seeping past the rings...
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    The fuel supply is below the carburetors so it's...

    The fuel supply is below the carburetors so it's not gravity fed? May look like an Airhead but I doubt it is a reproduction in much more than looks.
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    You wanted to learn about the early machines so...

    You wanted to learn about the early machines so you bought a bike with an electronic ignition conversion?

    Find the parts to rebuild, replace the OEM ignition points. After one year of this you...
  9. Thread: 1976 r75/6

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    You have one R75/5 carb and one R75/6 carb. They...

    You have one R75/5 carb and one R75/6 carb. They are jetted differently.

    You would need the Bing Manual to see what I'm talking about. It is available from Bing;...
  10. Thread: 1976 r75/6

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    I use my regular wheel bearing grease on the...

    I use my regular wheel bearing grease on the throttle parts. They do wear out. Replace in pairs as a general rule. Not cheap, BTW.

    I don't know what the secret is to putting this thing back...
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    Square teeth on the gear do sound right. Not sure...

    Square teeth on the gear do sound right. Not sure where else the double image could be from. Almost touching should not be a problem.

    My double image has recently reappeared. It's about 2 or 3...
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    Dyna III about $300. Dyna Booster about $85. I...

    Dyna III about $300. Dyna Booster about $85. I don't know what a Boyer costs.

    The Dyna III or the Boyer seem to be the most popular. Either is a complete electronic conversion. The Dyna III keeps...
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    Must have been a really old guy at the parts...

    Must have been a really old guy at the parts counter. That's one not heard very often anymore. I've seen it work but not anytime recently. The new materials used these days I'd think it would not...
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    I set my valves at .006 & .008 on my 1975 R90/6...

    I set my valves at .006 & .008 on my 1975 R90/6
    I killed the battery the other day by leaving the ignition on. I was attempting to push start my bike for the first time in many years, Not a very big...
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    The noise from the transmission in neutral is...

    The noise from the transmission in neutral is probably from the shifting mechanism inside the trans. BMW tried to eliminate this noise by the addition of several O-rings on the shifting cams. It...
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    Chuck, Let us know if the part is a BMW part...

    Chuck,

    Let us know if the part is a BMW part or otherwise. If it is sold under the BMW part number we expect it to be the BMW part but there is no law that says it has to be. I totally do not...
  17. Thread: Pushrods

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    They are all interchangeable but you want a set...

    They are all interchangeable but you want a set of the ones on the right if you can get them. Save the others for spares.
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    You need a /6 tank. The pretty black tank for...

    You need a /6 tank. The pretty black tank for $499 was a /5 tank. It won't work on a /6 unless it's an R60/6 with front drum brakes. All the other /6's with disk brakes have a master cylinder under...
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    Mine is intermittently on also. Then it works...

    Mine is intermittently on also. Then it works right for awhile. Seems to be related to the rain. After it dries out out it does it less. The turn signals are still working but I don't always know...
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    You should always replace the gear on the crank....

    You should always replace the gear on the crank. The large gear on the cam shaft is rarely changed.

    Yes the main gasket only goes on one way. Make sure you don't forget the small donut gaskets....
  21. The problem with this kind of short is it can be...

    The problem with this kind of short is it can be ANYWHERE.

    One place that is often missed is because it is hidden. The rear harness goes through the seat sub frame. The wires inside the frame...
  22. Thread: Speedo Repair

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    Another plus vote for wirespokes, Terry, from the...

    Another plus vote for wirespokes, Terry, from the ADVRIDER. COM forum. He's much more reasonable than the big houses and he does excellent work.
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    There is only one seal shown as part #9 in the...

    There is only one seal shown as part #9 in the first microfiche photo. This is normally the only problem with these leaking and it can be replaced with the transmission in the bike. The recessed area...
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    The weird thing is the "imposter" points are the...

    The weird thing is the "imposter" points are the ones sold by most dealers. So they aren't imposters they are merely faulty. Some dealers, and Bob's is one of them, will offer you the Norris points...
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    I have reused those clamps over the years. They...

    I have reused those clamps over the years. They have very few problems. Replaced one a couple of years ago because the screw was worn and it wouldn't tighten properly. Only clamp I've had to replace...
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