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    Never heard of it either! But I spent a little...

    Never heard of it either! But I spent a little time wandering the nuts and bolts aisle at the hardware store looking for something that had a large flat top. This did the trick.



    It's a little...
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    And a closeup...

    And a closeup...
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    Another view..

    Another view..
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    Here's a simple pic of the parts I used and how I...

    Here's a simple pic of the parts I used and how I mounted it...

    (The elevator bolt and locknut may not be all that attractive, but they're concealed well/not visible in the final installation)
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    Datel

    I picked up a Datel recently (DMS-20PC-0-DCM) and finally mounted it on my /6. As some have mentioned, not much real estate on a naked /6 but I'm pretty happy with the result. Couple parts from the...
  6. Unused connections in headlight bucket?

    I'm in the process of running wires for a Datel volt meter on my R90/6. I'm thinking I'll use the switched power for the parking lamp off the headlight (easy access) to get voltage to a relay so I...
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    /5 vs. /6

    This was my understanding: on an LWB /5, you could use any /6 seat. In terms of dimensions, the LWB /5 seat and and the /6 seat should be the same. I was under the impression that the tank and seat...
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    melville, I think you've got it right. According...

    melville, I think you've got it right. According to Max, on the /6, single clamp at the airbox, double clamp at the carb:
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    Well, I don't have an S fairing or an iPhone,...

    Well, I don't have an S fairing or an iPhone, but... I did mount a GPS on the bars of my /6 earlier this summer with this mount from RAM:...
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    More encouragement...

    +1. I bought my airhead ('74 R90/6) about two years ago now, and after 15 years and an assortment of UJMs, I came to realize what I truly love about motorcycling - the "experience". Rebuilding,...
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    The cable was new last season and seems to be...

    The cable was new last season and seems to be working smoothly and in good shape. No fraying that I can see. And the pivot pin holding the clutch arm in place is secure.

    The first thing I did...
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    I installed the basic Hagons on my /6 last summer...

    I installed the basic Hagons on my /6 last summer - $220ish. After living with them for a season, I wish I had bucked for something more adjustable/rebuildable. They not terrible, but nothing special.
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    Clutch engagement point

    Out for an evening ride last night and noticed a change in the clutch during the course of the ride...

    Before: couple mm of free play at the lever, and a clutch engagement point when the lever...
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    Vintage at Saratoga

    Found an event happening this weekend at the Saratoga Auto Museum in Saratoga Springs, NY. It's really an auto event put on by the BMW CCA, but it looks like both cars and bikes are welcome. I plan...
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    Just this week, in the past three days of...

    Just this week, in the past three days of commuting (~50 mile round trip each day), my tach needle has gone from dead steady to mildly bouncy to wildly bouncy with occasional whine. The cable is new...
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    I seem to remember having about an inch or so of...

    I seem to remember having about an inch or so of space between the cylinder and the case that get's tightened up as you torque things down. That's what seats the push rod tube seals into the case. A...
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    I found the same thing when I installed the new...

    I found the same thing when I installed the new cables on my R90 this weekend. That ground wire should either have a flat connection on both ends, or be about 1-inch longer. I kinda had to wrestle it...
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    That's the kool-aid I was referring to in my...

    That's the kool-aid I was referring to in my initial post. I've been going through the number-of-strands debate regarding speaker wire in a home audio setup, too. Noone can seem to point to a...
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    I had the same problem ÔÇô intermittent dash...

    I had the same problem ÔÇô intermittent dash light but indicators worked fine. I opened up my relay but found one of the copper traces was broken, so I decided to replace it with a 3-prong unit...
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    Out of curiosity, I just tried to order the...

    Out of curiosity, I just tried to order the cables alone, plus the $10 shipping ($28.99 total), and got a message saying the items in my cart need to be at least $19. Crazy that $18.99 isn't good...
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    battery cable upgrade?

    Anyone have any experience with these? I had a surprisingly positive experience upgrading the battery ground cable in my car, so for $20 I might be willing to drink the Enduralast kool-aid. Curious...
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    Welcome from a fellow '74 R90/6 owner! RE:...

    Welcome from a fellow '74 R90/6 owner!

    RE: the battery/slow cranking, this might also be your starter motor dragging. Mine does something very similar with a fully charged 1-season-old Panasonic....
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    Thanks for the tip - hadn't heard of this mod....

    Thanks for the tip - hadn't heard of this mod. I'll do some research over on Snowbum's site and see what I can dig up.
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    Gen Light mystery

    Hi everyone-
    Bike is a '74 R90/6, and I have a gen light that never comes on. The bike was new to me last fall, and I can tell you that since I've owned it I've never seen it lit (so this isn't a...
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    I took care of some rusty bits on my /6 frame...

    I took care of some rusty bits on my /6 frame earlier this summer. I used a wire brush to get through the rust and peeling paint, then used some of that brush-on rust converter stuff to get it to a...
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