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Old 09-29-2011, 06:18 AM   #496
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got access to a dial indicator? maybe check to see if the boyer plate is running true and center it?
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:38 AM   #497
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Turns out my mixture screw on one carb was all the way in
I think I may have done that when rebuilding them on the side of the road

All is well now gentlemen!
Timing is set to full advance at 4k, carbs perfectly in sync, sounds good, idling very well. Life is good....now please don't throw my cam out of round and blow up!

Time to pull off the highway bars and fairing
See you guys at barber on the r90!!
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:03 AM   #498
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Turns out my mixture screw on one carb was all the way in
I think I may have done that when rebuilding them on the side of the road

All is well now gentlemen!
Timing is set to full advance at 4k, carbs perfectly in sync, sounds good, idling very well. Life is good....now please don't throw my cam out of round and blow up!

Time to pull off the highway bars and fairing
See you guys at barber on the r90!!

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Old 09-29-2011, 07:08 AM   #499
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P.S. Where would I be w/o beater being a bottomless resource!
One day you'll have a problem that only I can solve, I hope!
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:04 AM   #500
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Hey Blaine. You could still make it this weekend!! Congrats on the repair.
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:17 AM   #501
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:26 AM   #502
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P.S. Where would I be w/o beater being a bottomless resource!
One day you'll have a problem that only I can solve, I hope!
I'm only 'bottomless' because there's nothing in that cavity where my brain should be.

Besides the airhead love continues ... someone here is donating a pair of nikasil R100 jugs and pistons to the continuing 'Greta' revitalization ... What goes around comes around!

This place rocks.

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Old 12-05-2011, 09:45 AM   #503
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Oh hey guys,

Haven't updated in a while but there are new things! I ordered some stock G/S bars to try out the scrambler look for a little while (to match the k60 tires.) Also ordered some new rubber bits and LED tail light and LED gauge lights.
Got it all at a great discount at eurotech motorsports.
Lastly, I park the bike in a very cramped shed (r1200gs, r90, r75 /5 and husky wr250) and my brothers GS happened to topple over on my bike, knocking it onto the r75. The tank slammed the valve covers and left a massive dent and bent my turn signal bracket on the back.
End of the story is a get my tank fully restored for free. Might have them do my fenders (I'll pay that out of pocket) to match. If ya'll didn't know...I never did paint on my bike (except frame) because I'm not huge on shiny paint jobs..but hey, if it's free...I'll take it.
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:01 AM   #504
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Oh hey guys,

Haven't updated in a while but there are new things! I ordered some stock G/S bars to try out the scrambler look for a little while (to match the k60 tires.) Also ordered some new rubber bits and LED tail light and LED gauge lights.
Got it all at a great discount at eurotech motorsports.
Lastly, I park the bike in a very cramped shed (r1200gs, r90, r75 /5 and husky wr250) and my brothers GS happened to topple over on my bike, knocking it onto the r75. The tank slammed the valve covers and left a massive dent and bent my turn signal bracket on the back.
End of the story is a get my tank fully restored for free. Might have them do my fenders (I'll pay that out of pocket) to match. If ya'll didn't know...I never did paint on my bike (except frame) because I'm not huge on shiny paint jobs..but hey, if it's free...I'll take it.
You going with the gloss black? When are you having it done? Mind if I throw a couple of fenders and a headlight dome in with them? I'll pay of course ... Getting it done at APEX?
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:51 AM   #505
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I'm getting it done with Dave Pfieffer, as recommended by Wes at Apex.
I don't know the complete details and how insurance will handle it but if it comes back nice, I'll throw him my fenders and side covers too and you and I can go in together or something.
He does pin striping as well for them and is used to doing BMW stuff. I'll be going with the stock colors
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:15 AM   #506
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The International Incident

Crowded parking can be a bitch. I have to push several bikes out to work on anything in my garage.

A few years back we had the "International Incident", a friend's Ducati E900 toppled off it's sidestand, falling into another friend's R100GS, which fell against my Norton, which landed on a CB750. Only minor damage, a few scratches, etc, but all the bikes had lot's of "experience" anyway.
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:55 AM   #507
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Turns out my mixture screw on one carb was all the way in
I think I may have done that when rebuilding them on the side of the road
We are going to remember this. You won't get off too easy either.

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Old 12-06-2011, 09:31 AM   #508
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Progressive is cutting me a personal check for $850 after the AWESOME adjuster came out to check the bike.
Think that's enough to get all the paint and tank repair done on my bike?
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:17 PM   #509
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Yay, it's time to drag this thread out of the grave with questions!
I've been riding the hell out of the r90 this year so everything is dialed in pretty well with the exception of a few things.
My r90 refuses to start unless it's on full choke. I seem to recall it didn't really need choke on even a mildly warm day prior to rebuild. Any thoughts on this or do some bikes just always prefer choke?

My r90 also refuses to start unless I give it some throttle upon cranking. Are they all this way or is there a way to improve that?

My front brake squeaks bad. I don't think I've set it up wrong and the wheel spins freely without really scraping the pads when on the center stand. Anything that can be checked for that?

On very, very rare occasions, the throttle will hang at 2k when I come to a stop...very rare. I assume it's just a throttle cable sticking but jiggling the cables at the carb or anywhere doesn't really do anything. Putting it in gear and letting the clutch out slowly brings it back down to idle and fixes it.

I think that's all I have for now. She sure is treating me well though!
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:32 AM   #510
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On very, very rare occasions, the throttle will hang at 2k when I come to a stop...very rare. I assume it's just a throttle cable sticking but jiggling the cables at the carb or anywhere doesn't really do anything.
This can be sticking ignition advance weights. I've also had one of my butterfly plates come a little loose in the shaft and it moved a little off center so it wouldn't seal well when the throttle would close. A quick chop and release of the throttle would center it again return it to idle temporarily.
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