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Forum: Airheads 06-22-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By erappaport
Thank you. Mystery solved. I'd never seen one...

Thank you. Mystery solved. I'd never seen one before. :beer



And yes.
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By erappaport
Well, there, by crikey. I didn't even have to...

Well, there, by crikey. I didn't even have to find a 12-year old to help.
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By erappaport
Yup. Apologies. Working on it. Stand by..

Yup. Apologies. Working on it. Stand by..
Forum: Airheads 06-22-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By erappaport
Question Mystery Relay R90/6

http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh492/erappaport012/R90/IMG_0371_zps610c48e6.jpg

Can anybody help me ID this electrical component? (1976 R90/6) Based on its appearance, and the wires leading...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By erappaport
Well, I'm sure that like most of the stuff I did...

Well, I'm sure that like most of the stuff I did in high school, I remember being better at it than I actually was.
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,070
Posted By erappaport
Nice rigging job! And pretty bike. If you tell me...

Nice rigging job! And pretty bike. If you tell me how you got the cases so clean, I'll introduce you to my friend who built a boat in his basement and mis-measured the door opening. Boat is still...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By erappaport
Thanks. My last experience with points before...

Thanks. My last experience with points before this bike was my '72 International Harvester pickup back in high school. (And in a few lawn mower engines at about the same time.) You could just set the...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By erappaport
Good thread. I just installed a Dyna points...

Good thread. I just installed a Dyna points booster, you're right, it's a simple wiring job, though nice to have the pix and commentary to help get things in the right place without too much hunting....
Forum: Airheads 03-29-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,338
Posted By erappaport
Good on you for going riding today, there I was...

Good on you for going riding today, there I was thinking I had a couple more weeks to get rolling, but I guess spring is here. If you see a black R90/6 on Congress Street soon, hopefully it's me.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-21-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,968
Posted By erappaport
You need to work on your memory. :rofl

You need to work on your memory. :rofl
Forum: Orange Crush 09-02-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,918
Posted By erappaport
I think that this sums it up the best, these...

I think that this sums it up the best, these bikes are small-production machines meant to be ridden and worked on by people who know what they are doing, or are willing to figure it out. I used to...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-02-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By erappaport
I think any quality fuel hose of the right ID...

I think any quality fuel hose of the right ID will work fine. I've been using the NAPA stuff for years. Outboard motors use a similar product which is specifically design for exposure to the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-24-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,075
Posted By erappaport
Full disclosure: I love my 950 and don't mind...

Full disclosure: I love my 950 and don't mind (too much) all of the tinkering it asks for.. But this said, I often feel like "built for racing" can also mean "built to be torn down routinely and...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-16-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,108
Posted By erappaport
Would this be the result of clogged pilot jets...

Would this be the result of clogged pilot jets after sitting? Having some symptoms like this with a bike just out of storage, and nothing in the intake tract was messed with over the winter, so no...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-16-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,224
Posted By erappaport
Yup, I could have.. though in the interest of...

Yup, I could have.. though in the interest of moving things along I'd ordered a spare to have in hand if needed. Also, the one next door is the auxiliary start relay.. wasn't sure if swapping that...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-16-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,020
Posted By erappaport
Luggage threads are getting to be like oil and...

Luggage threads are getting to be like oil and tire threads.. But if you decide on hard bags I will throw in with all of the votes for Jesse- unbeatable for value, fit, and finish, and first rate...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-15-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,224
Posted By erappaport
Back in Business

Finally got some more time to spend with this today.. pulled and checked the old relay.. it seemed good, at least it was getting juice and "clicking" when I turned the ignition on, but things didn't...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-06-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,224
Posted By erappaport
Yeah, now that I know it will run with fuel, I'm...

Yeah, now that I know it will run with fuel, I'm going to run through the pump electrics top to bottom.. made up some jumpers today to hot wire the pump, will check relay, all connections, etc. I'll...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-06-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,224
Posted By erappaport
Well, I pressed up the tanks, and she started...

Well, I pressed up the tanks, and she started first push and ran like a champ! Looks like all fingers now pointing directly at the fuel pump circuit.. time to run through that start to finish, once I...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-04-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,224
Posted By erappaport
Well, I'll take you at your word and say yes,...

Well, I'll take you at your word and say yes, fuel taps are on.. though I've certainly used up a lot of time in my life chasing other problems with obvious answers.:rofl

If the relay is supposed...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-02-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,224
Posted By erappaport
I'm getting 12V at the pump momentarily when I...

I'm getting 12V at the pump momentarily when I toggle the kill switch, but not for anything like 5 seconds. The relay sounds like it's clicking, if I get my ear really close. I'll try swapping with...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-02-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,224
Posted By erappaport
Thanks! I'll give it a go after work today. Do...

Thanks! I'll give it a go after work today. Do you know if you can force fuel to the carbs by topping the tanks right off, if the pump is not working? I seem to recall folks saying that you can..
Forum: Orange Crush 08-01-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,224
Posted By erappaport
Fuel Pump Relay?

2003/4 950A Cranks but won't fire...

Rolling my 950A out after off-season storage, put away for 7-8 months the way I have in the past without issues- End-of-year oil change, Star-tron in the fuel,...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-01-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By erappaport
As I've just discovered, you can thread a coarse...

As I've just discovered, you can thread a coarse 9/16 bolt in through the center of the old seal, and it jacks it right out. That's after I got scared using a screwdriver and went looking for...
Forum: Airheads 06-20-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,626
Posted By erappaport
I had a couple of Paralever GS airheads back in...

I had a couple of Paralever GS airheads back in the 90's.. both sold prior to 40,000 miles, so I never got the chance to do the long-term driveshaft mileage test. At the time, I heard from several...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-10-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,128
Posted By erappaport
Yeah, I struggled with clutch adjustment for a...

Yeah, I struggled with clutch adjustment for a long time after replacing my failed stock slave with an Evo. In addition to the reverse bleed already mentioned, Evo recommended snapping the clutch...
Forum: Airheads 06-06-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,246
Posted By erappaport
Interesting. I've got a 76 R90/6 that apparently...

Interesting. I've got a 76 R90/6 that apparently got a new crank at 15K, about 15 years and 25000 miles ago. I wonder if the issue there was similar.. that was what led me to ask.

Funny also you...
Forum: Airheads 06-06-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,246
Posted By erappaport
What happened? Not to be nosy...

What happened? Not to be nosy...
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 258,724
Posted By erappaport
Brand X Brake Pads

Does anyone have experience with these brake pads for /6 ATE calipers?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006922BPA/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=AU1DM21810GBD

Tempting at the price..
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,425
Posted By erappaport
Thanks. Was accustomed to using DOT 4 for the...

Thanks. Was accustomed to using DOT 4 for the later models with Brembo brakes, wasn't sure about the ATE system. Did NOT know that 3 & 4 were compatible, always kept them far apart for fear of...
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,513
Posted By erappaport
Thanks. Just added a /6 to the fleet, and trying...

Thanks. Just added a /6 to the fleet, and trying to remember everything I learned about points in high school and have since mostly forgotten...
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,513
Posted By erappaport
Any idea why Dyna instructs you specifically to...

Any idea why Dyna instructs you specifically to file the points, "old or new", when installing a booster? It seemed to me like that shouldn't be be necessary if they're in good shape..
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,425
Posted By erappaport
DOT 3 fluid for the ATE disc brakes?

DOT 3 fluid for the ATE disc brakes?
Forum: Orange Crush 12-04-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,609
Posted By erappaport
Yeah, I kind of felt the same way, someone said...

Yeah, I kind of felt the same way, someone said just re-torquing might actually beak the loctite that was there.. anybody else buy that?
Forum: Orange Crush 12-04-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,279
Posted By erappaport
Ah, yup. That's what I was hoping to avoid. But...

Ah, yup. That's what I was hoping to avoid. But you make a good point. With my luck I'll find five of them loose, and break the sixth one off. :lol3
Forum: Orange Crush 12-03-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,522
Posted By erappaport
Thanks! Good pics, I just stumbled across your...

Thanks! Good pics, I just stumbled across your thread today, by luck. It looks like you can pop the old seal out by careful work with a screwdriver or some snap-ring pliers?

Also going to check...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-02-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,279
Posted By erappaport
Presumably just go around and check to be sure...

Presumably just go around and check to be sure they're torqued? I assume that if any are broken they'd spin in place.. I'm getting ready to check this myself. (winter here) Does anyone know the...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-02-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,522
Posted By erappaport
Countershaft Seal Replacement

Are there any pictures of this job floating around, and/or sage advice? What has worked best to pull the old seal, for example? Don't see anything in the HOW..
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By erappaport
Interesting.. never heard that, I always thought...

Interesting.. never heard that, I always thought the hinged filters were just to ease installation on some models where it was very crowded around the filter cover. In any case, these are the 1-piece...
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By erappaport
NOS Oil Filters

Any known problems with using NOS BMW oil filters? I have several, age unknown, that came with a recently purchased /6. They LOOK just fine, and are the real deal. I've never had a properly installed...
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