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Forum: Airheads 07-26-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 974
Posted By ChristianJS
I've heard good things about the Super Venoms...

I've heard good things about the Super Venoms (discontinued and replaced by Road Riders?). What are your thoughts?
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 974
Posted By ChristianJS
See MFP,, my bike just sat. tire looks perfect...

See MFP,, my bike just sat. tire looks perfect otherwise. I'm used to ducatis, and very grippy tires. This is a whole other animal. I don't like the Metzlers at all.

Dave, i don't...
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 974
Posted By ChristianJS
Ok, thanks for the responses. Based on...

Ok, thanks for the responses. Based on testing, it appears there are bearing issues that I will attack soon. But....It's funny what MFP said. I have a Metzler on there, and upon closer...
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 974
Posted By ChristianJS
Ok, my manual has not arrived yet. Any links to...

Ok, my manual has not arrived yet. Any links to a how to on tightening?
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 974
Posted By ChristianJS
I had a couple of airheads in the past. I...

I had a couple of airheads in the past. I recall the stiffness or lack of, but the wobble is not something I noticed in the past. I will check this stuff out and go from there.
Forum: Airheads 07-25-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 974
Posted By ChristianJS
Front End issues (wobbles)

Hey guys. I'm having some front end issues with my 75 R90. I get some wobble in the corners, and a bit on straights. Also feels overly spongy. I'm thinking steering bearings? I have not...
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By ChristianJS
only put a 10 in to test, as i didn't have any...

only put a 10 in to test, as i didn't have any 8's on hand. I'll grab some before I wrap everything back up. I left it inside the bucket, but in front of the rats nest of wiring
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By ChristianJS
In the top fuse slot. I didnt like the way the...

In the top fuse slot. I didnt like the way the german fuse was sitting in there, and it was a bit hard to access so I had a spare part from a gps unit, and soldered the wires to each end of fuse...
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By ChristianJS
after looking thru some diagrams, turns out I had...

after looking thru some diagrams, turns out I had a couple of wires crossed on the ignition switch. I cleaned everything up and soldered in a 10amp blade fuse.
Forum: Airheads 07-12-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By ChristianJS
strange, now when I went to put the fuse in and...

strange, now when I went to put the fuse in and turn the bike on, it popped immediately. any ideas? must be a short somewhere. THe strange thing is that at least the blinkers and things would...
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By ChristianJS
it blew after about 5 test honks on the horn. ...

it blew after about 5 test honks on the horn. I'm thinking that I will replace the fuse, clean horn connections and then only use it for emergencies. You saved me some serious time with...
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By ChristianJS
yup, total loss. all this after I rebuilt carbs,...

yup, total loss. all this after I rebuilt carbs, flushed tank, replaced lines, brake job, etc. I will dump it in your driveway on my way to the Stowe car show in august
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By ChristianJS
great. thank you. I tracked it to a bad fuse, ...

great. thank you. I tracked it to a bad fuse, replaced it, put it all back together, and everything stopped working again. This will speed up the process when I go back in today. Where in VT...
Forum: Airheads 07-10-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By ChristianJS
makes sense, that is kind of what i was thinking...

makes sense, that is kind of what i was thinking but I was not sure if there was enough clearance on the bottom
Forum: Airheads 07-10-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By ChristianJS
How to remove s Fairing

Sorry for another thread. Still trying to get used to ADV forums. anyway, I think I have a blown fuse and with the turn signals, it seems like a bitch to get to the headlight bucket. So, I'm...
Forum: Airheads 07-10-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By ChristianJS
Any tips to removing S fairing. Removing the...

Any tips to removing S fairing. Removing the front turn signals seems to be the tough part
Forum: Airheads 07-10-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By ChristianJS
75 r90/6, lost turn signals, horn and brake light

I got the bike running great, but i seem to have lost front and rear turn signals, brake light and horn. I seem to have found that there are fuses in the headlight bucket, but with the fairing,...
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,700
Posted By ChristianJS
Mine should be out of the shop today. A couple...

Mine should be out of the shop today. A couple months of messing around to get everything dialed in. The weekend looks good, so I'll be logging my first set of real miles on it. I love the look and...
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,298
Posted By ChristianJS
synced up the carbs. noticed something strange. ...

synced up the carbs. noticed something strange. when the bike is leaned to the left it idles high, leaned right, it levels out. when on the center stand and leaned back, it idles high, and...
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,298
Posted By ChristianJS
I just noticed when i went to take the right carb...

I just noticed when i went to take the right carb off, that the top of the plastic airtube is kinked/collapsed around the edges where it meets the airbox. could this be causing an air leak large...
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2012, 04:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,298
Posted By ChristianJS
I'm going to tear into carbs. when i had it...

I'm going to tear into carbs. when i had it running last night, it would start to idle high, and i tapped the top of the right carb with a screwdriver and the idle would drop back to normal. it...
Forum: Airheads 04-02-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,298
Posted By ChristianJS
I don't know, I'm still leaning towards the...

I don't know, I'm still leaning towards the cheap, small walmart battery as the reason for my stalling issues. I bought a smaller one with the intention of tucking it under the seat. I know I...
Forum: Airheads 04-02-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,298
Posted By ChristianJS
The high idle seems to have worked itself out a...

The high idle seems to have worked itself out a bit. Not nearly as often as before. The bike runs well, but is still stalling when I come to a stop sign/traffic light. The bike idles around...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,298
Posted By ChristianJS
adjusted valves today, ran a bit better, not...

adjusted valves today, ran a bit better, not great, still stalls. High idle seems to be better. Looks like I'm going to have to break down and rebuild the carbs. Any good guides? (i used...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,298
Posted By ChristianJS
ok , thanks for all of the input guys! I feel...

ok , thanks for all of the input guys! I feel comfortable doing it myself, but here is a question... which shop manual would you suggest?
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,298
Posted By ChristianJS
I will check the filter...Also, have not checked...

I will check the filter...Also, have not checked the points, although I did replace the plugs, which were in pretty funky shape. Have only checked the oil, have not replaced or even checked any of...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2012, 04:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,298
Posted By ChristianJS
I picked up a battery at walmart, although it...

I picked up a battery at walmart, although it starts the bike up just fine, could be too small.
I will check the connections. As far as the air filter goes, I have not checked it, but my...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,298
Posted By ChristianJS
I have not done timing or valve clearance I...

I have not done timing or valve clearance
I have not gone on a long ride yet because of the stalling and because I did not want to goof anything up ( although I think I'm being a wuss)
The cables...
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2012, 04:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,298
Posted By ChristianJS
I should also add, that I replaced the battery,...

I should also add, that I replaced the battery, although I did not use the specified one. I have not had any problems with it, as the bike starts almost instantly. Possible cause for stalling?
Forum: Airheads 03-28-2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,298
Posted By ChristianJS
Idle issues with R90/6

Hey everyone, I'm brand new to the forums. I just purchased a 1975 R90/6. It had not been running in a couple of years. I got it running, it idled fine, would stall when revved above 4k...
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