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Forum: Airheads 05-18-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,032
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
Thanks for the advice. I appreciate it.

Thanks for the advice. I appreciate it.
Forum: Airheads 05-17-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,032
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
Airhead sounds like a jiffy pop

My r75/6 sounds like a jiffy pop when it is warmed up and revved higher than 5,000 RPM or it is sitting in traffic and hot at lower RPM. There is a pop pop pop pop coming from the Left Cylinder or...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
Thanks a lot. Well I fiddled a bit today. Turns...

Thanks a lot. Well I fiddled a bit today. Turns out it was revving high because the choke was on. Duh! I adjusted the clutch cable at the handlebar and I am now having less trouble with the...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
To RI/southern MA airhead riders. I'm Looking for a bit of help

Howdy. My project (1974 r75) is back together with the help of some great students at my school. It is running and is rideable but it far from perfect. It is idling really high (between 2800 and 4000...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-24-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 714
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
craigslist find. /5 toaster. bad motor $400 Rhode Island

A little heads up on a little gem that could make someone some good money or get some good parts. Hope it's helpful for someone.

http://providence.craigslist.org/mcy/1637449566.html
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
thanks so much

Thank you so much for the helpful pictures and responses.

Doug
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
Wiring harness issues 1974 75/6

I apologize for the lack of updates about the the rebuild, but my camera went through the laundry and so a report without pictures is basically useless. Anyhow, I am installing the wiring harness...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-07-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2,608
Views: 3,317,890
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
This basically sums it up. 8500 miles on a ninja...

This basically sums it up. 8500 miles on a ninja 500. Esmerelda burns a quart of oil every 300 miles but she still runs. Ducky ate a bunch of bugs but is hungry for more...<a...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-04-2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
Replaced timing chain but worried that cam or crankshadft spun when chain off....HELP

HERE'S THE INTRODUCTION
So I replaced the timing chain on my /6 and boy am I glad that I did. The tensioner was worn nearly completely through and the chain was sawing into the engine casing on the...
Forum: Airheads 01-07-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,814
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
Thanks for the info. I think I'll at lease...

Thanks for the info. I think I'll at lease replace the chain and based on the articles, possibly the sprockets , depending on how they are worn. Still thinking about the rings....they are right...
Forum: Airheads 01-07-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,814
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
a bunch of airhead questions for all you experts. Thanks in advance.

So I have my bike in pieces and am wondering what to do next. The engine is out, I have a gasket kit on the ready but am wondering about other jobs that I should while it is apart. History: 70,000...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,315
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
Thanks a lot. Good news on the driveshaft. I'll...

Thanks a lot. Good news on the driveshaft. I'll start looking for running lights too.
Doug
Forum: Old's Cool 01-05-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,315
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
Long time since last update

Well I know that it has been a while since my last update since there has been school vacation for a while. We got our hands greasy for the first time for a few weeks and made some killer progress. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2009, 07:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,315
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
and more....

<a href="http://s941.photobucket.com/albums/ad259/squirrelscoundrel/?action=view&current=DSC00720.jpg" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,315
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
pics as promised

<a href="http://s941.photobucket.com/albums/ad259/squirrelscoundrel/?action=view&current=DSC00719.jpg" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-03-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,315
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
big progress

Kept the project moving forward today. The kids are chomping at the bit, so who am I to keep them from getting their hands dirty only once a week when we they and I want to work on it more. We got...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-03-2009, 06:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,315
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
Pictures as promised

Here are a few shots of the first day of taking the bike apart.

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad259/squirrelscoundrel/DSC00711.jpg
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Forum: Old's Cool 12-01-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,315
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
first session- taking apart

So far, so good. I started in on the project today, installed a new battery, started the bike up and then let it run for a few and then started to take it apart. With a bit of 000 steel wool and...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-23-2009, 08:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,315
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
Thanks guys. The hunt is underway for the...

Thanks guys. The hunt is underway for the Transmission and the seal/gasket kit is great. What a great looking sidecar rig. Totally sweet. Again, thanks!
Doug
Forum: Old's Cool 11-20-2009, 07:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,315
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
4th gear

I have not yet started to take the old girl apart, but I pumped the tires up a bit and took it for a spin in the driveway. I wanted to test the 4th gear as I was told when I bought it that the 4th...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-12-2009, 07:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,315
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
Yeah. That was the bike.

Yeah. That was the bike.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-11-2009, 07:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,315
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
Thanks for all of the good info and advice. I...

Thanks for all of the good info and advice. I will keep all posted with progress (is using the P word too optimistic?)
Forum: Old's Cool 11-11-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,315
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
I do have the headlight, but no for blinkers. ...

I do have the headlight, but no for blinkers. The engine is leaking oil out of the bottom so I am expecting to install new seals while she is all apart.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-11-2009, 04:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,315
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
I do have the headlight, but no for blinkers. ...

I do have the headlight, but no for blinkers. The engine is leaking oil out of the bottom so I am expecting to install new seals while she is all apart.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-11-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,315
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
I bit the bullet. 1974 r75/6

I bit the bullet and picked up the r75/6 I have been drooling over and dreaming about (literally) for weeks. The plan is to take the aquamarine bike that has been sitting for a few years and could...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-03-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,513
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
If you haven't already, check to make sure that...

If you haven't already, check to make sure that the battery terminals have not wiggled loose. This past summer, I rode for 200 miles with my bike shutting off, bump starting itself, and then...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-03-2009, 07:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,279
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
transmission

Are all transmissions from /6 bikes the same/interchangable? or would I have to find specifically a 75/6 tranny to put into the bike? I am sorry for all the questions, but I'm trying to put...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-02-2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,279
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
Thanks. Keep the advice coming. The seller...

Thanks. Keep the advice coming. The seller called me up today offering it to me for 800. I expect he'll call again tomorrow offering 700. If I can keep on pushing him down, I'll have more to play...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-01-2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,279
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
Thanks for the info. That was my gut, but it is...

Thanks for the info. That was my gut, but it is just so hard to follow my gut when I think about myself tearing around on a teal vintage with stubby little beemer wings. I think I will keep looking...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-01-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,279
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
Possible project- r75/6. $900 bike $2000 budget: can it be done?

Hi. I got into riding last year and after taking my 98 ninja 500 across the country and back (8500 miles) I have decided that a slightly classier mount might be for me. I am seriously considering...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,975
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
folding guitar

You could also get a folding guitar. This seems to me like kind of a bad idea, geometrically. Everything that I know about wood and instruments tells me that this is a bad idea, but I guess that a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2009, 06:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,975
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
mando and guitar

I travel with my mandolin and guitar on the back of my bike a lot. I put the mando on top of the guitar (both in hard cases) and use a bungee net to hold them onto the back seat of my ninja 500...
Forum: Americas 05-25-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
interesting routes across canada

Hi. I'll be headed from The Grand Tetons to Rhode Island this August and am looking for interesting routes through Canada. I don't mind going North before going east, and was was thinking about rt....
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2009, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By squirrelscoundrel
Rhode Island to Grand Tetons and back- What to wear

I am planning my first motorcycle journey. I'm going from Rhode Island to the grand tetons via the great lakes on the way out and rt. 16 through Canada on the return trip. I will be gone from July...
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