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    I have /6 Wixom mounts on my /7 and I had a /5...

    I have /6 Wixom mounts on my /7 and I had a /5 LWB rear rack mounted (until it broke), as well.
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    This spring I added the clutch-ignition switch to...

    This spring I added the clutch-ignition switch to my 1977 R60/7. The bike came with a dummy piece in the clutch lever and I had to trace down the connection. If I recall correctly, it was not in...
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    I have gone through the fiche, the Bing book,...

    I have gone through the fiche, the Bing book, Clymers, Haynes, and the BMW shop manual on the type 53. I am pretty comfortable understand the parts and their place. The concern about the rubber...
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    Just to be clear, I am only having issues during...

    Just to be clear, I am only having issues during the two to five minutes the choke is on. Once warm, and the choke off, then all is well.

    The bike currently has an idle setting of about 1150. ...
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    R60/7 "Choke" Issue

    I have a 1977 R60/7 with the Bing type 53 slide carbs that I have nearly beat into submission. After four years I have it humming along nicely once warm. During the last few years I replaced...
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    I replaced the left which assembly and the...

    I replaced the left which assembly and the running/dashboard light stopped their funny pulsing but still no cranking or headlight. I had to let things sit for a month because of a screen room...
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    I played around with connects for a couple of...

    I played around with connects for a couple of hours without finding anything. Then I took off the left switch housing and started proding the light/kill switch connectors. The dashboard light...
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    Thank you all for the input. The running light...

    Thank you all for the input. The running light pulsing was steady like a turn signal, not rapid. Maybe, I can use that to help debugging. I believe I have replaced all the relays over than last...
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    Yet another electrical issue - R60/7

    Here is my tail of woe. Last fall I started getting intermittent electrical cutouts that appeared to come from the right kill switch. If I bumped it just a little I could not start or it would kill...
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    I finally dug around the basement and found the...

    I finally dug around the basement and found the package the locks came it. The place is called Cyclepsycho Motorcycle Recycling in Eugene OR. They still appear to have the locks available: ...
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    I will have to dig through my receipts at home to...

    I will have to dig through my receipts at home to get the shop's name. I bought one set from them on eBay and then called them directly to get the second set. They are sold is pairs with keys and a...
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    Are you sure you want to go to the effort to...

    Are you sure you want to go to the effort to rebuild the original locks? I removed my old locks and replaced them with a "Wixom like" lock I picked up as NOS from a motorcycle salvage place in the...
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    I had a jumpy, noisy tach on my r60/7 when I...

    I had a jumpy, noisy tach on my r60/7 when I first got it. I lubed the tach cable with motor oil (I know there are some concerns about this but I want to try something quick before ordering a new...
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    I purchased a voltage regulator from Rick a...

    I purchased a voltage regulator from Rick a couple of months ago after I had some intermetent electrical issues. It is lighter weight then stock. The body is plastic, instead of metal, and the...
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    I recently replaced the original shocks on my...

    I recently replaced the original shocks on my R60/7 with Hagons for about $225. The Hagons are nothing fancy to look at but are a marked improvement from the old shocks. In combination with new...
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    One other thing to check for rich running is the...

    One other thing to check for rich running is the accelerator piston/plunger. This is the brass barrel like thing in the accelerator pump. It is held up by a spring and pushed down on by the...
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    I have a R60/7, which has the same type 53...

    I have a R60/7, which has the same type 53 version as the /6, and I want to reintegrate the importance of cleaning the choke/enricher. The end of the choke ÔÇ£pistonÔÇØ (where the cable...
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    I truck shipped a KZ1000 from Minnesota to...

    I truck shipped a KZ1000 from Minnesota to California twenty years ago. You can do it but there needs to be a good reason for the hassle. Unless you are trailering the bike you will need to build a...
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    I have an R60/7 that a prior owner added an S...

    I have an R60/7 that a prior owner added an S fairing and euro bars to. It worked with the American cables, in a manner of speaking, but I ultimately replaced them with the shorter ones. Strangely,...
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    Here is a follow up: I cleaned the carbs once...

    Here is a follow up: I cleaned the carbs once more, synced them at idle and now found I had issues with both carbs off-idle. Opening the throttle from idle cause the RPMs to drop or stumble until...
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    In the eighties I purchased a Pichler fairing (an...

    In the eighties I purchased a Pichler fairing (an EXS) and had it mounted on a hopped up Z1R (a KZ1000 factory cafe bike.) The fairing is similar in concept to a RS but not as robust. I had to...
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    The tach on my R60/7 bounced around a lot when I...

    The tach on my R60/7 bounced around a lot when I first got it. It was to the point where it was swinging +/- 1,000 RPMs. I squirted some Triflon lube into the tach mechanism when I had the...
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    Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. I had...

    Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. I had another go at it this afternoon. I checked the static timing and valve clearance and they both looked good. I then took the left carb apart once...
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    The later Type 53 carbs has an enricher/choke...

    The later Type 53 carbs has an enricher/choke shaft. At the bottom of the shaft there is an air tub and a small brass pipe that goes to the fuel bowel. The lower part of the shaft is open to...
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    Good point on the piston "bumper". The rubber...

    Good point on the piston "bumper". The rubber stopper on the choke piston had disintegrated and I had to scrape it out with my sharpened chopstick. The immediate prior owner has mistaken the rubber...
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