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Forum: Airheads 09-01-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 29,584
Posted By surtees
r90/6 stator+case

Looking for a replacement stator+case for my 75 R90/6. Alternator is labeled 0 120 340 002. It would be the 105mm case according to Anton Largiader's site but with the Y terminal - used in 74-76....
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,115
Posted By surtees
EnDuraLast cut out

Also looking to upgrade to electronics for my dual plugged R90/6. Just noticed this on the Sachse instructions. Could this relate to the cut-outs noted for the EnDuraLast?

"Irregular engine...
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,152
Posted By surtees
Checked the compression - <!--[if gte mso...

Checked the compression - <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:PunctuationKerning/> <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas/> ...
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,395
Posted By surtees
sounds great - anything like this in So Cal...

sounds great - anything like this in So Cal coming up - I know there be airheads here??
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,152
Posted By surtees
Thanks all for the helpful comments. I use (based...

Thanks all for the helpful comments. I use (based on the PO who had it dealer serviced) NGK BP6HS for the lowers and BP6ES (3/4") for the uppers. Are these in the right heat range? No fuel additives...
Forum: Airheads 08-20-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,152
Posted By surtees
spark plug read

My '75 R/90 (43k ?) runs well but does burn some oil, maybe 1 qt/500 mi. No obvious oil leaks except a bit of weeping around the oil pan. did a valve check and adjust and one exhaust was a bit too...
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,121
Posted By surtees
This Corbin was put on my R90 by the PO so I have...

This Corbin was put on my R90 by the PO so I have not dealt with the company at all but after about 4k I really like the seat. It is firm but I think that is good (at least for me) and allows for...
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 958
Posted By surtees
thanks all. Very helpful - I will probably try...

thanks all. Very helpful - I will probably try and find some 80s BMW cases with the latch system in reasonable shape and reasonable cost - and strap them in!
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 958
Posted By surtees
Help with pannier fit

My 74 r90/6 came to me with this pannier frame (has BMW stamped in the chrome) and some really nasty soft bags that were burned on the bottom. I took it all off but now would like to start some...
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 17,127
Posted By surtees
Looks great Ray, very clean and simple. I used...

Looks great Ray, very clean and simple. I used the same MC - when I first filled and bled it I saw swirls of the fluid turn dark in the MC reservoir (I had it open to check the level) - seemed like...
Forum: Airheads 02-20-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 17,127
Posted By surtees
Looks great Ray, coming along - I like the looks...

Looks great Ray, coming along - I like the looks of that triple clamp. Did you do the replacement for strength or ride or cosmetics?
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 17,127
Posted By surtees
Yes, yours should be 14.7 (sorry I reversed the...

Yes, yours should be 14.7 (sorry I reversed the numbers in my post) and mine with the 13 mm and 40mm calipers is 18.9. But at least according to that link "Single piston calipers are much happier in...
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 17,127
Posted By surtees
Yes that it as far as I understand. Here is a...

Yes that it as far as I understand. Here is a table as well.
http://roadstarclinic.com/content/view/89/95/
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 17,127
Posted By surtees
I like the looks of those shocks - how did you...

I like the looks of those shocks - how did you know you needed new ones? I used EBC FA22 organic pads - I have 40mm calipers and the 13 mm MC - So if my calculations are correct I have an MC/piston...
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 17,127
Posted By surtees
dual ATE and handle bar MC rock

Interesting thought on the piston - not sure what it means but checked the gap between the rotor and the outside (movable) brake shoe and it was between .006-.008" at rest. Have not seen that value...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 17,127
Posted By surtees
Almost done with my own conversion so thought I...

Almost done with my own conversion so thought I would show a few pics - also a question or two of course.
took off my single 38 caliper and replaced with lower sliders and two 40mm calipers from a...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,246
Posted By surtees
thank you Rob and mymindsok - I was just using a...

thank you Rob and mymindsok - I was just using a old piece of hose to test routings so it was not cut to length (sorry if that was not clear from the original post). Nonetheless as you say 'I've got...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,246
Posted By surtees
thanks a lot Rob - Your front looks very clean...

thanks a lot Rob - Your front looks very clean and tidy. When you turn the handlebar all the way right does it look like Pic 2 or where does the extra line go? Sorry if I am obsessing on this but...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-05-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,246
Posted By surtees
getting under the tank??

Trying to find the best route through the mess of cables/wire bundles going from the upper fork to the frame for my brake line from the handlebar MC to the distribution piece.
The most direct path...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-04-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,246
Posted By surtees
Thanks all for the quick and clear input - very...

Thanks all for the quick and clear input - very helpful. I will put it in with brake line to the front and make sure the tank clears.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-03-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,246
Posted By surtees
under tank distribution thingy

In process of dual disk'n and handle bar MC conversion for my 75 R90/6. With some help from other inmates I am getting there but a bit stumped with how to mount the under tank distribution piece...
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 17,127
Posted By surtees
another holiday MC install

Nice to see several of us are at about the same stage of this. On my r90/6 being converted to dual disk,I have test fitted the new handle bar MC and it fits but with little room to spare. I have...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-27-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,567
Posted By surtees
thanks, I appreciate the pictures - what a shame....

thanks, I appreciate the pictures - what a shame. The double banjo is very nice and simple and I like the idea that the hoses can move with forks instead of going to and from the frame. Does anyone...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-25-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,567
Posted By surtees
thanks all - great to know I can fit the MC in....

thanks all - great to know I can fit the MC in. guess I will go with the 13 mm MC. Can anyone tell from my picture if I have 's' bars or low euro bars? They say Magura but I can't seem to track down...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-24-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,567
Posted By surtees
Help with handlebar master cylinder conversion

Pretty new to Airheads but already a great fan of Old's Cool - so thanks to this great community. My 75 R90/6 is a bike I plan to have for a long time so decided to do something about the brakes. I...
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 17,127
Posted By surtees
thanks Oz. Opened up the other 40mm and it also...

thanks Oz. Opened up the other 40mm and it also has just a few pits. Guess I will probably bite the bullet and get new pistons in the OEM kits. Strange that there is not a source for the just rubber...
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 17,127
Posted By surtees
Here are the lowers and calipers as received: ...

Here are the lowers and calipers as received:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-AYw7gEaLR5o/TsmkZaC0hdI/AAAAAAAAAwU/tvGEEcxQdyQ/s640/PICT0020.JPG
Externally looked pretty good but lots of muddy...
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 17,127
Posted By surtees
thanks craydds for a great post. I have just...

thanks craydds for a great post. I have just gotten some parts (lower sliders, dual disk MC, caliper, etc) from a 79 R100 rt to add the right brake to my 75 R90 and this is very helpful. Will do some...
Forum: Vendors 10-31-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 638
Views: 79,657
Posted By surtees
paypal sent. looking forward to trying them. ...

paypal sent. looking forward to trying them.
thanks.
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