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Old 06-05-2010, 11:10 AM   #196
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Old 06-12-2010, 11:02 AM   #197
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Pitted bearing races (replaced) :


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Old 06-12-2010, 12:06 PM   #198
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Looking good Blaine. Are you re-lacing yourself? Going with knobbies?
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Old 06-12-2010, 12:51 PM   #199
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Looking good Blaine. Are you re-lacing yourself? Going with knobbies?
The shop with my parts is handling the re-lace and balance. The only way I know to balance is via audio (taping the spokes with a wrech or tuning fork to produce a pitch.) Not quite on the knobbies but I am doing some 90/10 or even beefier tires for the trip out to the grand canyon and salt flats. Any suggestions as to what will fit the stock diameter wheels?
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Old 06-12-2010, 07:30 PM   #200
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Not quite on the knobbies but I am doing some 90/10 or even beefier tires for the trip out to the grand canyon and salt flats. Any suggestions as to what will fit the stock diameter wheels?
Avon Distanzias seem like a reasonable option- high up on the possibilities of what I am going to get soon.
There are a few other options.
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Old 06-15-2010, 05:22 PM   #201
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The build is looking good. One day when I have a nice garage, I may do something similar. Now I can only watch in envy.
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Old 06-15-2010, 06:17 PM   #202
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the trip out to the grand canyon and salt flats.
If you're going before August 23rd, let me know..
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Old 06-15-2010, 07:07 PM   #203
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If you're going before August 23rd, let me know..
Actually the trip will be August 26th - Sept 7th.
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:20 PM   #204
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Hey Blaine!

It's good to see your bike coming along so well. From what you're showing us, it's going to be a nice one!

I got mine back on the road about 10 days ago and thought that you might like a little "visual encouragement"!

This time my bike is running a 1979 RS engine, thats equipped with fresh 1977 Big Valve heads, 9.5:1 pistons, Nickasil cylinders, and the Omega electronic Ignition from the R90. As you can see, the rear sets are in place and the 33:11 R90S rear end was installed, along with the correct speed-o. With wirespokes help, an electronic tach will soon be refaced 'vintage style' and the "S" fairing can go back on.

Just 50 more miles and it'll be time for the first major service but it's already clear that this is one fast Airhead.

I sure wish I could be there the first time you fire yours up!






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Old 06-15-2010, 11:04 PM   #205
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I've got 2 small tanks on the shelf. I like the looks, too, but I also like getting 50 more miles out of a tank.

New to this thread. Is the large/small tank a straight swap?

I am going to have a look at a 90/6 with about 35k miles with an asking price of 2700 dollars.
As if I need another bike!

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Old 06-15-2010, 11:45 PM   #206
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New to this thread. Is the large/small tank a straight swap?

I am going to have a look at a 90/6 with about 35k miles with an asking price of 2700 dollars.
As if I need another bike!

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Considering that this is Blain's thread about his restoration and you probably want to be polite, you should start your own thread.

And remember.... We always like to see a few pictures!
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Old 06-16-2010, 12:47 AM   #207
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Sorry.

Did not mean to crash this party.

But showing the black and cream bikes on this thread almost made my wife positive about yet another bike.........

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Old 06-16-2010, 08:54 AM   #208
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New to this thread. Is the large/small tank a straight swap?

I am going to have a look at a 90/6 with about 35k miles with an asking price of 2700 dollars.
As if I need another bike!

Mike
Hey Mike,
I don't mind answering questions here at all. As tanks go, /5 tanks only fit /5 bikes due to having no pocket under the tank for the master cylinder, all /6 tanks (large and small) fit the /5, /6 and even /7 bikes. The same goes for the /7 tanks, they fit all prior years. Now the difference between /6 and /7 was the tank on the /7 was longer with a shorter seat. My bike has a /6 tank and /7 seat which created an inch gap between the seat and tank (I'll be ordering a new seat.)
So the answer is yes, the tanks are a direct swap :)

Mymindsok:
I've been lusting after your bike for a while now haha. I think those are the ONLY colors I could have that arn't the classic black with white pin stripes. Do you have any more details on your digital tach? I'm not a fan of the stock /6 gauge unite but I had wirespokes fix mine up a bit, so I'm open to more modern options.

The whole mind set of this bike is completely stock looks with all modern guts. IE: the charging system, electronic ignition, ohlin shocks. Later down the road I'd like dual brake set up and some different gauges.
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:37 AM   #209
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Unless it's an early /6

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Hey Mike,
I don't mind answering questions here at all. As tanks go, /5 tanks only fit /5 bikes due to having no pocket under the tank for the master cylinder,.
I believe that the /5 tank will fit on an early /6 with no mstr cyl. Early /6's were still running front drum. Looking good, Blaine. Hope to see her at the fall Oldschool rally!!
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:49 AM   #210
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Actually the trip will be August 26th - Sept 7th.
We'll just miss each other..

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I believe that the /5 tank will fit on an early /6 with no mstr cyl. Early /6's were still running front drum. Looking good, Blaine. Hope to see her at the fall Oldschool rally!!
R60/6's were the only front drum /6's.
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