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    '73 R75/6 Generator Problem?

    I haven't been able to ride much this summer due to constant daily rain here in the mountains of NC. However, the sun came out today! I charged my battery and jumped on for much belated spin around...
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    Sticky: Lookin' good! I think we may have the same...

    Lookin' good! I think we may have the same model(?) Here's a picture of my 1973/74 R75/6. After a 30+ year storage, I have it running once again. I just sent the speedometer in for repair, had...
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    R60/6 Pinging

    I had an R60/6 that had a pinging problem. I ran high octane unleaded gas, richened the fuel mixture and periodically de-carbonized the pistons and heads. Running rich, I fouled plugs and...
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    Timing Problem

    I bought a 1977 R100 several years back - same type of problem. Just riding it home, my left shoe got so hot it changed several shades darker than my right shoe - it felt like my foot was getting...
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    Electrolysis Rust Removal

    Check out rust removal process #E at this website:

    http://www.motorcycleanchor.com/motorcycle/how_to/mc_tankrust.html

    I used this process on my 1974 R75/6 restoration - been riding all summer...
  6. Thread: Shock Sleeves

    by pandry1
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    Shock Sleeves

    I'm replacing the leaking shocks on my 1974 R75/6. I purchased a second hand set of non-leaking, stock shocks from eBay that do not have sleeves. Does anyone have instructions or advice on how to...
  7. I used a piece of aluminum foil - just stuffed it...

    I used a piece of aluminum foil - just stuffed it under the remaining copper strip and folded it down where the tab broke off. It's a quick, easy and inexpensive fix that has held up for years.
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    On-going Wiring Problems

    O.K. - so I made a schematic of the five conectors on the new three way ignition switch - four on the bottom and one on top. I used an ohm meter to determine which tabs were connected in the off,...
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    Sticky: Beautiful Bike

    Beautiful Bike! Is the fairing an original, or aftermarket? I am restoring a 1974 R75/6 and reluctant to install the old Vetter fairing - too big and clunky. If you have any information, please...
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    Wiring Color Order

    O.K. - I removed the headlight and am looking at the switch on the right. There are four posts on the bottom of the switch, and one on the top. The first post (closest to me) has the referenced...
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    Lighting Problems

    I'm about 80 percent finished with my 1974 R75/6 resurrection project. I took it for a ride yesterday evening and discovered that the tail light and spedometer / tach. lights were out, but the brake...
  12. Thread: Tail Bag.

    by pandry1
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    Bike Bag

    I used an LL Bean Bicycle Bag on the back of my R60/6 for years. It has many compartments, foam padding and plenty of space - designed to take a lickin' and hold all your stuff. Look at the type...
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    Sticky: Thanks!

    Thanks! I have the headlight bucket – just need the chrome ring and “innards”. Please let me know the cost of shipping the handlebars – they have to be better than mine… I’ve shipped some odd...
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    Sticky: Running after 30+ years in storage

    After six months of work, my 1974 R75/6 is now running! I currently concentrating on rebuilding the front brake rotor, cosmetics, replacing bits/pieces and tracking down the title. Purchased with...
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    EBC HH Brake Pads

    O.K. - so I'm convinced to purchase the EBC HH Brake Pads. Does anyone have a part number and internet vendor that sell these pads? As I'm on a fixed income, I would appreciate reference to a...
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    Soaked Brake Pads

    I am finishing the restoration of a 1974 R75/6 Airhead with a single front disc brake rotor. The brake pads appear to have been soaked with leaking brake fluid and the front brake barely stops the...
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    1974 R75/6 Choke Problem

    I'm working on a 1974 R75/6 Airhead with standard Bing carburators. After returning the choke lever to the "off" position, I have to push the chokes closed. Instead of closing on their own, the...
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    I occasionally have the same problems with my...

    I occasionally have the same problems with my r60/2. It seems that while parked on the kickstand (sidestand), the bike leans to the left allowing a bit of oil to occasionally leak past the rings...
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