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    That is one of the things I was curious about. I...

    That is one of the things I was curious about. I need to find a universal rack that can mount to my rockster that won't interfere with the side cases. So far I heard of the Givi sr 683 will fit fine...
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    Can I see a picture of yours BMWCliff

    Can I see a picture of yours BMWCliff
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    Cool, is that the GIVI SR683?

    Cool, is that the GIVI SR683?
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    Rockster top case

    I have a 2004 Rockster with side cases. I need a mounting plate and either a top case or a backrest so my wife or kids can ride with me. I've toyed with the idea of fabricating a backrest. There...
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    Ted is the guy I have been searching for. Those...

    Ted is the guy I have been searching for. Those old timers are a walking book of knowledge with these airheads.

    Wish we had more gatherings out here. :violin
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    WOW! You got it. What a nice guy. I take it your...

    WOW! You got it. What a nice guy. I take it your familiar with his adjustments?
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    Really cool experience

    A couple weekends ago I went to a vintage bike show and ride out in Scottsdale AZ. While a bunch of us rode to eat lunch, this older German gent heard my bike from a distance and found me and told me...
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    Wanting to buy an electronic ignition

    I just brought my bike to the local shop to get a tune up. The mechanic changed the points to correct the timing issue I had. He mentioned buying an electronic ignition for my 74 R75/6. Is there a...
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    I was going to post a similar question on this...

    I was going to post a similar question on this forum and someone beat me to it.

    I am a youngster compared to most you guys and gals. I'm only 38 and I own a 74 r 75/6 and thinking about buying an...
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    yes I think I follow you so far.

    yes I think I follow you so far.
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    No not really. I have the Cylmer manual but it...

    No not really. I have the Cylmer manual but it doesn't show maintenance.
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    Thank you. I saw Snowbums site before but I was...

    Thank you. I saw Snowbums site before but I was hoping some reference that shown pictures for the mechanically declined. :confused:
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    How to adjust the timing

    How do you adjust the timing on 1974 R75/6.
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    Thank you for the advice and redirecting me to...

    Thank you for the advice and redirecting me to the similar thread with that R100. I went to EUBMW and bought a rebuild kit for $27.95. With a price like that I don't feel too bad if I mess it up....
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    Thanks Isamemon, I do not know the history of the...

    Thanks Isamemon, I do not know the history of the bike. I bought it from a bike shop on consignment a year ago. Last oil change I adjusted the valves. Do these bikes need valve adjustments often? You...
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    Do I need a carb rebuild for that one side? ...

    Do I need a carb rebuild for that one side?

    If I were to open the carburetor and check the floats would I need to put new gaskets?
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    I only had the bike for a year. So I can't speak...

    I only had the bike for a year. So I can't speak for the history everything. It looks like I have some ideas on where to start. I was hoping it wouldn't be a carb rebuild. But I guess I will take it...
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    The gas didn't pour out, but it was enough to get...

    The gas didn't pour out, but it was enough to get on my fingers and a few drops on the ground. I didn't think that was normal. As I mentioned before, I am a novice at all this. I aspire to know...
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    I did replace the rubber O rings. I kept them in...

    I did replace the rubber O rings. I kept them in when I was trying to balance the carbs. As you can see with the picture, I attached the carb sync tool to the side of the carb and that is where I...
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    Try reversing the hoses from your carb balancing...

    Try reversing the hoses from your carb balancing tool and see if you have vacuum on the left side - otherwise maybe something to do with your tool?[/QUOTE]

    I took the vacuum screws off both sides...
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    Carburetor vacuum problem

    I am a novice at this so please bear with me. I made the $4 carburetor sync tool that the airhead club message board posted on their website. After attaching the tool to both carburetors I found that...
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    [QUOTE=Anyname;743419]I made a set of internally...

    [QUOTE=Anyname;743419]I made a set of internally expanding adapters somewhat like this one from CRG. I used it to install Napoleon bar ends on my R80. The Napoleons came with an expanding rubber...
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    I had to put a washer to stop the rubber from...

    I had to put a washer to stop the rubber from squeezing out from the handlebars. A clearer picture is on the post with the hand grip question.
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    At first I wanted to see what some of you were...

    At first I wanted to see what some of you were using. After I received some replies it got me thinking and I tried a few things. Here is what it looks like.
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    [B][QUOTE=les_garten;741500]Indeed, I was...

    [B][QUOTE=les_garten;741500]Indeed, I was referring to using Split HVAC pipe insulation as a grip.

    Yeah the insulation has tape on it. It's a tight fit on the handlebars. I went riding and it...
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