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    Thanks so much! I'll skip the spring oil change...

    Thanks so much! I'll skip the spring oil change and make sure the Bike Barn is well anchored.
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    What oil to use?

    It seems many change their oil before putting their bike up for the winter then change it again once spring rolls around. Are folks using a cheaper oil for winter storage or the same stuff they run...
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    I just use the feeler gauge provided in the tool...

    I just use the feeler gauge provided in the tool kit, all the feelers you need, marked for what they're for.
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    I installed a Heads-Up Voltage Monitor...

    I installed a Heads-Up Voltage Monitor on my nekkid R75/6. It is a single LED that indicates voltages from <12V to >15.2V with various colors. Flashing is bad, steady green is good.
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    Modern Tubeless Spoked Rims

    This is a question for which I like to hear an answer. Does anyone manufacture tubeless rims of the correct diameter, width and number of spokes that could be laced to stock hubs? If so, has anyone...
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    Back of the Backbone

    A PO of my R75/6 mounted the Dyna III to the underside of the backbone, just forward of the tool well. For this to work, the band clamp was moved from the middle of the unit its end. When the unit...
  7. It's not the tires that require the tubes, it's...

    It's not the tires that require the tubes, it's the rims.
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    Avon Road Riders on my /6

    In the correct inch size no clearance problems in the front. Coming up on 10k miles w/out a problem except they slip on wet manhole covers. I've heard good things about the Michelin Pilot Active,...
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    Be Careful Tightening The Screw Plug.

    The screw plug bolt is 13mm. I use one of Joe's Tools fork drain tools.
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    DO NOT OVER TORQUE THE NUT! Is very easy to shear off the screw plug. DAMHIK.
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    Very easy to do

    As mine was doing nothing, I removed mine. Took off bolts and it just came off.

    ps. Where in Arlington are you? I'm just over the line in Somerville and work at Quad Cycles on Mass. Ave. in...
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    Apropos of nothing, I have some on my Vespa P200E.

    Apropos of nothing, I have some on my Vespa P200E.
  12. Thread: Tire Pump

    by stanley83
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    My favorites

    My favorite bicycle pump is the Topeak Road Morph G. It has an aluminum barrel, a built in gauge and pumps like a floor pump. Filling high pressure road bike tires is never a problem. For MC use,...
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    That's what was happening. As soon as I could...

    That's what was happening. As soon as I could pull over, I adjusted the cable and am now out of threads on the barrel adjuster.
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    On my last ride, on a steep uphill in top gear,...

    On my last ride, on a steep uphill in top gear, the clutch began to slip. I've about run out of cable adjustment and the clutch engages right at the start of the lever pull. Are my assumptions...
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    Time to replace clutch?

    My clutch is showing signs that the end is nigh, about how much time should I budget for the job?

    TIA
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    Orange Dyna Coils

    Yes, the orange Dyna 2-wire coils are the dual plug replacement for the stock single wire coils when all else, but the heads, remains the same. That's what I have on my dual-plugged R75/6 w/points...
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    Control Cables

    The short cables are for the Euro bars. It looks like you've got the USA bars which need the long cables. When I switched from the USA to Euro bars, I kept the long cables for a while, but switched...
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    Avon Road Riders

    in Inch size. Recently I have heard good things about the Michelin Activs from Tom Cutter @Rubber Chicken Racing Garage.

    What oil are you running? :bolt
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    PPO of my '76 R75/6 dual plugged it, PO didn't...

    PPO of my '76 R75/6 dual plugged it, PO didn't like how it ran and went back to running single plugs. I continued with the single plugs until the Dyna III electronic ignition went flaky. I then...
  20. Thread: Spokes

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    On bicycles, the spoke nipples are either plated...

    On bicycles, the spoke nipples are either plated brass or alloy. Boiled linseed oil is a traditional lubricant/locking compound. Some folks use Spoke Prep, SpokeFreeze or purple loc-tite. I've had...
  21. Thread: Spokes

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    Nickel plated spokes cost less, stainless steel...

    Nickel plated spokes cost less, stainless steel spokes won't rust.

    If bicycle spokes are any indication, the metallurgy of stainless steel spokes is excellent and there's no good reason for an...
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    This summer I replaced the timing chain and crank...

    This summer I replaced the timing chain and crank sprocket on my R75/6 and found Snowbum's article very helpful.

    He states explicitly "It is important NOT to let the sprocket get over 290??F!!!...
  23. Flander's Euro Bars

    I switched from the US to the Flander's version of the Euro bars shortly after acquiring my R75/6. I did not change the cables right away and using the originals is do-able, just not as neat as the...
  24. Thread: work stands

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    It all depends on how high I need to raise...

    It all depends on how high I need to raise things. I sometimes put the center stand on one or more lengths of 2x6.

    To keep the rear off the ground, I put an adjustable jack-stand under rear axle....
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    Next time I buy half a pig, I'll have to pick it...

    Next time I buy half a pig, I'll have to pick it up myself, rather than having it delivered. That way I might get lucky, bike wise, as well.

    How was the duck?
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