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    got the R90 out in the sun

    Pushed the R90S outside this morning, not all together yet, ran it to center the trans, old Honda fender looks OK, had to use it because of the Kenda 100/90 front tire, a few scratches, matches the bike.
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    I remember having a problem on my brother's R75/6 when we put some metric tires on. I just removed the stamped fender brace/mount and skeletonised it with a plasma cutter. I wish I had a picture of it. It looked stock and the front tire cleared with no problem.

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    Sure looks good!

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    lloks real good, except Id make the fork brace black, not orange

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    I agree, paint it. Also, it does not look like my San Jose brace. Nice bike too, love to see the progress. Thanks.

    Wayne

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    Looks great ! I like the orange brace too !





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    I like your bike. I did not see that this thread is a poll on the color of the fork brace, but my $0.02 is paint it. Orange, being one of the brightest colors really attracts the eye. As no other parts on your bike are orange the brace and chrome fender become the focal point of the machine. If this is the intent of the restoration, then it succeeds.

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    Ninety degree petcock

    Got the twisted petcock installed, makes alot of nice room for the dipstick, the timing plug and the gas filter, if you're interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ninety8 View Post
    Got the twisted petcock installed, makes alot of nice room for the dipstick, the timing plug and the gas filter, if you're interested.
    Why didn't I think of that. . Sweet bike, coming together nicely.

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    I like how the dipstick handle has been drilled...that'll improve airflow and reduce the sprung mass of the bike...
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    I give up

    Great pictures, that is a sharp looking ride.

    But what is the cylinder with the wires just to the upper left of your oil dipstick? I can't figure out if its some emission thing....
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    Quote Originally Posted by wecm31 View Post
    But what is the cylinder with the wires just to the upper left of your oil dipstick?
    I think it is a remotely mounted oil pressure switch. Looks like a hole is drilled through the case to hold the bracket. Strange that something like this would need to be done.
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    oil pressure

    just curious- what kind of oil pressure do you see with engine hot, at idle and at speed?

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    Above 120 mph keep head behind windscreen

    Okay...If I find myself at that speed, I'll try to keep that in mind
    Gerald P
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    My favorite color for a BMW, smoke. Nice.

    Wayne

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