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Forum: Airheads 06-05-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By RobboJ
Some kinda battery / charging problem

So - R75/6
Electronic ignition and twin plugs
800cc high comp pistons
Basically stock otherwise for the sake of this thread.

My new battery doesn't seem to hold a charge, or I have a wiring or...
Forum: Airheads 05-17-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By RobboJ
Out and out racer R100 RT donor

Now my daily is complete I'm moving onto my next project - a race bike built from a '83 R100RT donor bike.
I picked the bike up in boxes a few months back, frame and metalwork had been...
Forum: Airheads 05-10-2013, 12:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,704
Posted By RobboJ
Had a little more time to spend on my bike last...

Had a little more time to spend on my bike last week, think its all but done :clap

Here are the new seat hooks and pin I made and fitted to my seat:
<a...
Forum: Airheads 05-09-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,390
Posted By RobboJ
Checked and bled the M/C Bled R/H calliper ...

Checked and bled the M/C
Bled R/H calliper
Bled L/H calliper

No change

Bled L/H calliper some more... Hey presto! Magic brake :clap
Guess there was a tricky bit of air in the hose or...
Forum: Airheads 05-09-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,512
Posted By RobboJ
Fitted up some progressive springs from motoworks...

Fitted up some progressive springs from motoworks and they seem to do the trick. Sag is still quite a bit, but much less than before and forks feel good compressing and returning well when i push...
Forum: Airheads 05-04-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,512
Posted By RobboJ
Fork sag

Took my bike off the centre stand for the first time since rebuild and the fork sag was ridiculous.
I have replaced the oil and the original springs seemed firm, in as much that they were a pain to...
Forum: Airheads 05-04-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,390
Posted By RobboJ
So I tried every method described above and I...

So I tried every method described above and I have had no success. Every time I bleed it I still only get a bite halfway down and I can pull the lever all the way to the bar with a bit of a squeeze. ...
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,390
Posted By RobboJ
After leaving the lever tied half way back the...

After leaving the lever tied half way back the brake feels really good, with good pressure and positive feedback.
Only thing is now it seems that the pads are rubbing the disc when the lever is...
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,390
Posted By RobboJ
Thanks, will try this week

Thanks, will try this week
Forum: Airheads 04-29-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,390
Posted By RobboJ
twin ATE front brake bleed problem

Been trying to bleed my front brake but have very little feeling (if any) at the lever and brake not really working at all.

Twin ATE calipers with a splitter under the tank, handlebar m/c (not...
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By RobboJ
Where are you? I've just finished my r75/6 and...

Where are you? I've just finished my r75/6 and have an r100rt that I'm gunna start next. If you need any help/advice/parts let me know. My r75 cost me 100 and had mice living in the air box! The...
Forum: Airheads 04-26-2013, 03:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,565
Posted By RobboJ
Yeah was using bike's battery... Will try tmw...

Yeah was using bike's battery...
Will try tmw with another battery
Forum: Airheads 04-26-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,565
Posted By RobboJ
Mine was points (/6 9 tooth starter) and was very...

Mine was points (/6 9 tooth starter) and was very easy to fit.

So I'm getting all sorts of readings from my strobe, it seems to be bouncing all over the place with OT, S and F markings all showing...
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,565
Posted By RobboJ
So hold revs somewhere past 4500 and adjust the...

So hold revs somewhere past 4500 and adjust the plate until I see the F mark flashing in the bottom of the window? Have I got that right?
Forum: Airheads 04-25-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,565
Posted By RobboJ
Fitted the boyer kit all up, it works a treat...

Fitted the boyer kit all up, it works a treat with great spark at every plug. Cleaned the contacts up on the coils, made a huge difference!

Few questions:
How do I set the timing up? How do I...
Forum: Airheads 04-23-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,704
Posted By RobboJ
Pulled the pots and fitted two new oil seals on...

Pulled the pots and fitted two new oil seals on the studs, R/H rocker gear is now getting oil and bike is running great with the Boyer set up.

At what rpm should I be seeing the 'F' mark with twin...
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,340
Posted By RobboJ
My 4runner was the best and most reliable car...

My 4runner was the best and most reliable car that took me all over Western Australia, on and off road, and only ever needed a bit of tape on the air inlet pipe and an oil seal in the diff. If I...
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,704
Posted By RobboJ
You may have noticed the engine in the...

You may have noticed the engine in the background... I've been bitten by the boxer bug:D:evil:clap
I bought a r100rt in pieces for a very good price, once the 75 is done the r100 will commence!
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 417
Posted By RobboJ
DR600 green lane beater

Hi Folks,
I found a dirt cheap '86 DR600 a few months back:
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/therisingbikes/8491989912/" title="New #DR600 project. What a rat #thumper by The Rising Bikes, on...
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,704
Posted By RobboJ
New 8 tooth Valeo fitted up, along with my newly...

New 8 tooth Valeo fitted up, along with my newly located ignition key switch:

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/therisingbikes/8641330894/" title="Untitled by The Rising Bikes, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,704
Posted By RobboJ
My little rubber and plastic wiring box that will...

My little rubber and plastic wiring box that will live under the tank.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/therisingbikes/8641311670/" title="Untitled by The Rising Bikes, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Airheads 04-11-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,704
Posted By RobboJ
I'm just waiting for Flickr to upload my latest...

I'm just waiting for Flickr to upload my latest pictures then I'll post them here...
Basically I have nearly finished!
The loom still needs to be wrapped but it all works, I fitted a new Valeo 8...
Forum: Airheads 04-05-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,565
Posted By RobboJ
Ordered a Boyer from motorworks. If it doesn't...

Ordered a Boyer from motorworks. If it doesn't work with that I'll be replacing the Dyna coils next.
Once that is fitted and the new Endurolast starter arrives I should have the bike running in no...
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,565
Posted By RobboJ
Is there any way of telling or testing if the...

Is there any way of telling or testing if the coils are 12 or 6 Volt?
I am quite prepared and know what I'm doing, have adjusted the ARU to limit max advance etc, its just that no matter what I do I...
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,565
Posted By RobboJ
Yeah I'd be very keen to get his number, pm me?

Yeah I'd be very keen to get his number, pm me?
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,565
Posted By RobboJ
Twin plug heads - electronic ignition?

I've got no spark.
2 Dyna 1.5 ohm dual output coils mounted in series, with standard early 70's points and condenser setup.
New leads, caps, points and condenser.
Wiring is as it should be, 12v...
Forum: Airheads 03-20-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By RobboJ
Great, thanks

Great, thanks
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By RobboJ
/5 speedo and tach cables

Are they different to /6? If so at both ends or just at the instrument?
I have a /6 with a /5 speedo, what cables should I or can I use?
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By RobboJ
Wiring woes

After spending ages rebuilding my loom on my r75/6 with a /5 headlight and speedo, I finally tested it with a battery. Starter motor turned over on the button, but no lights... No instrument lights,...
Forum: Airheads 03-13-2013, 03:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By RobboJ
Thanks for the help, will investigate at the...

Thanks for the help, will investigate at the weekend
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By RobboJ
Front hub question

On my R75/6 I replaced the front hub with one in much better condition from a 90s apparently...
The internal diameter is smaller (for the smaller type axle), and I can't seem to work out if it is...
Forum: Airheads 03-07-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,510
Posted By RobboJ
I am also thinking the same thing. If the...

I am also thinking the same thing. If the ballistic Evo2 8 cell or 12 cell can fit in my original air box then that is where I will put it, possibly editing the inside of the casting and making or...
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,779
Posted By RobboJ
I drilled and cut a hole in the starter motor...

I drilled and cut a hole in the starter motor cover and located my key there, also made an ally plate with a toggle and push switch for starter.
Have built a custom loom but I'm sure it wouldn't be...
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 69,449
Posted By RobboJ
Good luck, great job!

Good luck, great job!
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,704
Posted By RobboJ
What's a bathtub chamber?

What's a bathtub chamber?
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,704
Posted By RobboJ
Yeah unleaded valves, the head is from a later...

Yeah unleaded valves, the head is from a later R80 and has unleaded valves and twin plug conversion. Might accelerate a little better than standard - only a little
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,704
Posted By RobboJ
As it's a /6 with /5 parts i could have adapted a...

As it's a /6 with /5 parts i could have adapted a /6 harness I guess, but I was taking a few things out and adding a few things in and moving plenty around. I though it would be a nice project and...
Forum: Airheads 01-28-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,704
Posted By RobboJ
I have been making my own loom and will use a...

I have been making my own loom and will use a rubber housed terminal connector under the tank, with a spade fuse box under the tank too.
I had a chance to work on it over the weekend, I think the...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,314
Posted By RobboJ
I dig it! Once it has a spoked wheel it'll look...

I dig it! Once it has a spoked wheel it'll look rad. It reminds me of the R80 from NZ that was on pipe burn a while back.
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,704
Posted By RobboJ
It had been sitting outside of a barn (is that...

It had been sitting outside of a barn (is that still a barn find?) with 2 r50/2's for about 30 years. I live by the coast and the salt air had really gotten to it. My friend had both the /2's, sold...
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