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Old 05-15-2012, 01:44 AM   #1
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R90/6 1974 in NZ

Hi
thought I'd show u my 1974 R90/6 I just bought as a do up.Bike, came from the USA about 15 years ago and has never been put on the road legaly runs good but needs a good clean up, I have now striped all bodywork off for a repaint, taken rear sub frame off and painted rear swinging arm , shocks etc cleaned up wheels .
I was a bit shocked to find a broken front brake disk but lucky I had a spare cast iron disk doing nothing.
When I removed the front fork gaitor the oil gushed out and the fork seal popped out also is this common as I have only seen leaky fork seals.
the speedo works but the odometre goes wild can anyone tell me if I have a w1.144 speedo in mph and I replace it with a w 711 in kph will it read ok , or what gearing can I swap over inside the speedo .
I have bought new mufflers and a new seat along with new tyres so with the new paint job it will look good.
Would any one have a good chrome headlight ring

darryl from NZ


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Old 05-15-2012, 04:17 AM   #2
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Nice bike....not tempted to leave it as it is....? looks nice and aged.
I never saw that on Trade Me..
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:34 AM   #3
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I can see why you want second hand!

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Old 05-15-2012, 04:47 AM   #4
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Can't help you with any of your questions but that's a good looking bike! How hard will getting it registered be?
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:04 AM   #5
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The 711 speedo is the exact one you need! No problems there.

It looks like a good bike just as it sits - I'd have touched it up and ridden it.

I've also gotten these bikes with cracked discs - they seemed to work ok for the PO that way, but just a bit too spooky for me.
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:34 AM   #6
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Are you sure it's a '74? Drilled rotor started in '75 as did the plastic (not aluminum) turn signals.
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:09 PM   #7
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the bike shows as 74 on vin plate by the numbers and by checking on the internet..
The bike looks good in the photos. When I took the tank rubbers off rust was there also on top of tank paint is thin with rust showing most probably just caught it in time.
When I bought the bike there was no paperwork to show import etc ,I have now got permission to VIN bike without this.
thanks for your replys as all info helps
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:16 PM   #8
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Wow, reflectors on the forks - everyone will know where it came from. Get the grinder out.
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:51 PM   #9
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Wow, reflectors on the forks - everyone will know where it came from. Get the grinder out.
Nope, they are bolt on reflectors. They came standard on my UK registered '78 R100RS as well. Actually I'd rather have them there than not.
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:53 AM   #10
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Looks good Darryl. Keep us posted with your updates.
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:10 AM   #11
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Nope, they are bolt on reflectors. They came standard on my UK registered '78 R100RS as well. Actually I'd rather have them there than not.
Yeah, I've got them on my '74 90/6 as well. I like em. I found them in the spare parts that came with my bike- tried them on and pondered whether to keep them on....
Black motorbike with below average brakes (thats right, I've got twin discs so they've been upgraded from poor to below average)... yep, more visibility is good. And now I am used to them I actually like the look of them.

Nice bike Darryl.
1974 R90/6's are simply the best airheads ever made, anyone who disagrees is just jealous and I am not biased at all.
I tried zooming in on your switchgear- have you got a photo handy? Along with the lovely aluminium indicators the 74 should have come with the /5 switchgear which I am also partial to. The zoomed in pixelated silhouette I can see of your switchgear kind of looks like the later variety.
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:56 AM   #12
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thanks
I thinks it has the later model switches left has lights high beam and horn , right has kill switch,indicater and starter.
the blinkers are the black plastic type.
before taking apart I rode this for around 200miles and it went well looking forward to riding it again with good tyres, and new fork seals.
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:10 AM   #13
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Ha! Darryl, Whangarei...Did you meet Igor & Penny earlier in the summer then?
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:12 AM   #14
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Feel free to join us in the NZ section too. We've just about managed to squeeze the lesser bikes out of there so we will have a pretty free reign of the place
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:30 AM   #15
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Would any one have a good chrome headlight ring
Good luck with that ring. They were almost unobtanium back when I was hunting for one!
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