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    Thanks all

    Sounds like I may be able to do this. A speed bleeder might make it easier but doable without as well. I wonder what size hose fits the nipple? Flare wrench? Don't have one. Have to look into that.
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    Bleeding brake on R90/6

    Never did this. Need a walk thru or a video of how.
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    Thanks

    OK! Looks like something I can do. Appreciate the input guys. We had spring for two days and now back to winter. below freezing again today. Got to end soon.
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    Alpha classic digital ignition

    Looking for reviews from anyone who knows or has used this or installed it. I have a '74 R90/6 and am thinking of putting it on my bike. Is it good and/or easy to install? The ad makes it seem simple...
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    NAPA fix?

    As the turn signals work I don't think the ground connections are the problem. It may be the relay, probably is, but it's fairly new, replaced a year ago or so. Tried a "Airhead" fix from Matt...
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    Turn signal indicator always on.

    This just happened today. Left the house on my 74 R90/6. Turned the key to turn on the headlight and the turn signal indicator on the instrument cluster came on and stayed on. Everything functions....
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    Had a flat. Replace tire?

    Rear went flat, rode slowly about a mile to a place to leave bike and go get truck. Have not inspected as yet, should I get a new tire or if I don't see any damage just a new tube for my R90/6?
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    Motorrad Elektrik has been around a long time, so...

    Motorrad Elektrik has been around a long time, so if they say it works I tend to believe them.
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    I went to MAX BMW and it's $60.

    I went to MAX BMW and it's $60.
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    Spare part

    After checking several sources for a starter relay at prices from $66 to $80 plus tax, tip, shipping & handling, I went with the $12 substitute part from Motoelekt. So I will have a spare, either the...
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    do I get a new relay?

    Long delayed update.
    Finally got a round toit on my airhead problem. At first I suspected SBD (sudden battery death) because it would not charge after the dead at the pump incident. However the...
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    Tires/battery

    Need new rear tire and a battery. I've been using conti k112, now about $150. Any other options? Have seen people using tractor batteries from Walmart, not sure of exact models that would fit my 74...
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    Looking for a hack

    My wife is looking for a hack for her R1200C. She likes the bike but it's just to heavy for her. We saw a sweet Hannigan at the National two years ago, but are open to suggestions.
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    Died at the pump

    Took my '74 R90/6 to get gas. After filling the tank, turned the key to the first position, panel lights lite, turned to second position, all lights out, totally dead. Like there was no battery in...
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    Alot of people talk about the ethanol but that...

    Alot of people talk about the ethanol but that changed a long time ago and as you can see the mpg went up from 36 to 45 after the carb and tune up work.
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    crappy mileage update "74R90/6

    After not being able to determine an exact cause for my 33 to 36 mpg I went to the dealer for a carb rebuild and basic tune up. To recap had new air filter, checked compression, adjusted valves,...
  17. Thread: tire wear

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    Thanks for all the input, humourous and serious....

    Thanks for all the input, humourous and serious. What's a Lasertec?
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    Maybe I should ride sidesaddle for awhile? Or...

    Maybe I should ride sidesaddle for awhile?
    Or maybe move to England.
    Well I've been running Contis. for 30 years on that bike, it's what I'm used to and I am not a road racer, canyon carver kind...
  19. Thread: tire wear

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    tire wear

    It has been noticed that my Conti. RB2 is about down to the wear bars on the left side, center groove and right side are ok. Out of curiosity has anyone ever accidently or on purpose run a tire in...
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    Air filter is new. No crap out at high(?) RPM's....

    Air filter is new.
    No crap out at high(?) RPM's. Don't get much above 5K unless passing.
    No problems with performance, starting, cruising, passing at 60 to 70 plus.
    Have not ohmed, I will check...
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    I have not been inside the carbs. As Clint...

    I have not been inside the carbs. As Clint Eastwood once said " A man's got to know his limitations"
    Odometer is ok. Compares with my wifes bike.
    Diaphrams? Maybe. No other symptoms with bad...
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    mileage prob. makes my head hurt

    The ongoing saga of my '74 R90/6. Mileage was 33 on recent trip. Don't constanly monitor mileage but this seems to be a big drop from I think the mid 40's. Jumped to the conclusion of bad floats but...
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    Bing CV carb floats

    If one suspects the carb floats due to age, running rich, poor mileage etc. can one infer bad floats by how much gas is in the float bowls? Is it necessary to remove the bowls and floats to see how...
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    I'm Airhead 3596 and which finger are you wagging...

    I'm Airhead 3596 and which finger are you wagging at me? LOL
    I'm a wimp, wussy and a witeweight. Would love to find a local tech day, unable to host one myself at this time.
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    Bing CV carbs

    The quest for info continues. Does anyone know of a shop that will exchange the carbs off of my '74 R90/6 for two rebuilt ones? I know my limitations and would not attempt to do the rebuild unless...
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