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    R75/6 Instrument / Indicator Lights

    My instrument and indicator lights all work, but only if I push on the thick square plug in the back of the headlight shell (head, brake, tail, turn signal lights have no problem). The plug mates to...
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    Bobh41, I think you're on to something. I will...

    Bobh41, I think you're on to something. I will investigate further with BASF. No, I don't paint anything myself, unless it is some shade of flat black. I'd like to give my painter the correct...
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    It Ain't Just Yeller

    Gentlemen, please. The yellow is a Glasurit color from a paint product generally not available in the US. There are some BMW colors that are a dead match for DuPont automotive colors. For example,...
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    Airhead Bumblebee Paint?!

    I've searched about to see if I could find a DuPont equivilent to the Glasurit paint code 230, which I believe is the yellow of a bumblebee Airhead GS. I've had no luck. Any ideas?
  5. Thread: Stick Me!

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    Thanks. I will check Capital Cycle and on...

    Thanks. I will check Capital Cycle and on Advrider I found a link to Humvee Graphics in the UK, which has my enquiry. I know I can make a replica image of what is stock, but I don't know what it...
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    Stick Me!

    I am planning a repaint of my R100GS. The only problem is the stripe stickers for the tank & fairing, and the "R 100GS" stickers are NLA. I've tried three dealers (including Bob's and Max) and they...
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    Got It!

    Thanks for the directions. The trick was prying off the rubber cover for the wire connectors. Lots of cob webs and a few dead spiders in there. Replacement lamps are on order!
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    How do I Replace Instrument Lamps?

    I need to replace some of the instrument lamps on my /6. It has the speedo / tach pod separated by indicator and warning lights. I've removed the drive cables and the 4 backing screws, but I'm...
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    Sticky: And after 7 months and a few new bits..

    and many visits to the Hammersley Parts Fische...
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    Sticky: 1974 R75/6

    This is what I started with. It had been through a Kansas tornado with wind blast and a few dings.
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    So Are You Too Cheap to Post a Picture?

    I've discovered the Krylon Fusion Ultra Flat Black which is perfect for my cage wheels. Are you saying they make a product called "Dover White"? I've found a dead ringer for Feder Weiss in automotive...
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    Isn't there some German phrase that translates to...

    Isn't there some German phrase that translates to "rubber cow"? Seriously though, I've only experienced this condition on my Airhead GS with fairly fresh Metzler Tourances - and it did eventually go...
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    Cjack & Bill: I think you're both right. The...

    Cjack & Bill:

    I think you're both right. The short top hat spacer washer is what's missing. And yes, that bearing stack photo is terrific. Thanks for your advise.

    :clap
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    Rear Wheel Installation

    On my 1974 R75/6 project bike I am in the reassembly process and a bit puzzled with rear wheel installation. After fitting the hub to the final drive splines, the wheel will not turn after about 15...
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    Anton, I wish things were different, but where I...

    Anton, I wish things were different, but where I live the BMW dealer makes its nut by selling Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Ducati, some Chinese lines I don't remember, several watercraft, and...
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    Thanks so much CJack. I will give these part...

    Thanks so much CJack. I will give these part numbers a try.
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    Where can I find some boots?

    I am looking to replace the very tired rubber wire boots coming out of the lever perches on my 1974 R75/6. I can't find them on the parts fiche, and I suspect they are no longer available...
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    Airhead Luggage Rack?

    Can anyone recommend a source for a small over-the-taillight luggage rack for my /6? I'd like to find a chrome one that does not include pannier racks.
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    Thank you Gentlemen. I believe the bodge is...

    Thank you Gentlemen. I believe the bodge is several genious owners ago. I will proceed cautiously.
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    You make sense to me. Have you ever seen this...

    You make sense to me. Have you ever seen this configuration before? I am guessing it was a partial year USA only specification. I plan to temporarily cap them to see if it makes any difference.
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    Thanks for the feedback. I have taken my...

    Thanks for the feedback. I have taken my carburetion question to a new Airhead thread: What's this hose in my Manifold for? There is even a picture of the hose. You can find it at:
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    What's this hose in my Manifold for?

    I am on my second Airhead now but the `74 R75/6 is different than my `91 GS. There's an insulated fuel line connecting a brass nipple on each intake manifold. It runs under the tank and over the...
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    Thanks everyone. I think the Metzler Lasertech...

    Thanks everyone. I think the Metzler Lasertech is the ticket for me.

    While I'm here, have any of you run across a a stretch of insulated fuel line that runs over the top of the motor between...
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    R75 Tire Recommendation?

    I have a 1974 R75/6 in need of new skins. Any recommendations for contemporary tires with a decent balance for longevity and wet weather grip? A period looking tread pattern wouldn't be bad either.
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