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    Northern California Tech Day

    Chris and his family did a great job of their tech day. Everything was great and my bike has never run better and I met some great Airheads. I am looking forward to the next one. Thank You!
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    Thanks for the link to this list, which I have checked out. I was hoping for an Airhead mechanic in the Central Valley nearer to Stockton. Maybe I should just take her over to Ted Porter's.....
  3. BMW airhead mechanic near Stockton, California

    Can anyone recommend a good mechanic to work on my 1974 R 90/6 near Stockton, California? I have recently moved from Connecticut to California.
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    Your Connecticut Airhead Friends

    I am sure your Connecticut Airhead friends would be happy to help you on your way thru Connecticut. Please contact me if there is anything we can do for you.

    Dave Hemenway
    Willimantic, CT
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    Folks, I did nothing to the bike other than...

    Folks,

    I did nothing to the bike other than bring her home. She sat in the garage for a week before I thought of doing anything. I decided to try to start her and varoom she started right...
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    Barron, Please scan the booklet and post it. ...

    Barron,

    Please scan the booklet and post it.

    Thanks,

    Dave
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    I have an aftermarket electronic ignition in this...

    I have an aftermarket electronic ignition in this bike....so it can't be the points!
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    All lights work fine when the ignition is turned...

    All lights work fine when the ignition is turned on. The starter also works fine. But there is no spark at the sparkplugs when they are removed and shorted out. There is a click coming from the...
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    R90/6 Ignition Troubleshooting

    Folks,

    I was riding my dependable R90/6 to the Vanila Bean Cafe in Northeastern Connecticut this morning when the engine died. I was motoring along at 50 mph when the ngine died. It sounded like...
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    BMW vs Boats

    If you think BMW airheads are expensive, try a 36' sailboat.......
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    headlight access

    On my 1974 R90/6 there is a small slot on the bottom of the chrome ring which goes around the headlight. I put a small screwdriver, about 1/4" wide, in it and it released the ring and headlight.
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    I did read this thread and thought I was buying...

    I did read this thread and thought I was buying the right oil. The author recommended "Golden Spectro 4 in 20W50...can also have SOMEwhat extended drain intervals, as it is a part-synthetic and I...
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    Oil for R90/6

    Folks,

    I did a search on the forum to find the best oil for a R90/6 and found the recommendation to buy Spectro motorcycle oil. I bought some Spectro Golden 4 Motorcycle Semi-Synthetic Engine...
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    Annapolis Airhead, I think you have an...

    Annapolis Airhead,

    I think you have an excellent idea! What spares to you carry?? Is there a difference between a multi-day ride and a day long ride in what spares/tools you carry? I just carry...
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    Hi Kevin, This is Dave Hemenway and I live in...

    Hi Kevin,

    This is Dave Hemenway and I live in Willimantic, CT. I have a R90/6 that I greatly enjoy. There are a few other airheads in the area.

    Dave
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    Great point... I didn't think about the affect of...

    Great point... I didn't think about the affect of having a black face on the temperature gauge. I will have to see how it works out.
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    The handlebar temperature gauge is just for...

    The handlebar temperature gauge is just for measuring air temperature. Sometimes I have wondered what the temperature is...now I will know. If I want to know the temperature of my motor, I would...
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    Small Clock and Temperature Gauge

    Folks,

    I saw a small clock at a local dealer that got me thinking about adding a clock and temperature gauge to my R90/6. I went to the Formotion website, picked out a Signature series clock,...
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    Thanks for all the great suggestions. It turns...

    Thanks for all the great suggestions. It turns out the flasher relay was a little loose. I pulled it off, put a little dialectic grease on it, plugged it in and all was fine. I don't understand...
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    Turn signal problem

    All of the other lights are working properly...only the turn signals are out. I will check the fuses and the ground. Thanks for the suggestions.
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    R90/6 Turn Signal Issue

    Folks,

    Today I went on a great ride thru eastern Connecticut to Wickford, Rhode Island. It was great. The temperature was in the high 50s and my good old Beemer was purring right along. Then I...
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    It turns out that the diode board was bad. I put...

    It turns out that the diode board was bad. I put a new Thunderchild diode board in and she now runs like a champ with no generator light fading in and out. Changing the diode board took a couple...
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    Joe, Thanks for the lead about the good BMW...

    Joe,

    Thanks for the lead about the good BMW mechanic. I know the shop you are talking about. I think the shop is now called Motoconsult. It is a nice place.

    Hopefully, I will get the charging...
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    Thanks for the input! I couldn't figure out what...

    Thanks for the input! I couldn't figure out what the black wire was for and was afraid it had become disconnected from something important.
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    I went and got new fuses and put them in with a...

    I went and got new fuses and put them in with a little dielectric grease on each end of the two fuses.....and the idiot and turning signal light are now working. However, I still haven't figured out...
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