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Old 09-15-2014, 11:39 AM   #1
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R90/6, My first Airhead!

I picked up this 1976 R90/6 today! My first airhead! I've been looking for one from my birth year for quite a while. Its got 24578 miles, and everything works. Started right up from cold this morning and runs and rides well. The only major issue is a leaking front master cylinder and the battery covers are missing. Fresh tires, new wheel bearings, rebuilt petcocks, rebuilt front caliper and new pads, inside of tank is good, paint is good. I feel like I did ok for $2500. Can't wait to get it home and cleaned up a bit!







Where can I find a service manual for my new ride?
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Old 09-15-2014, 11:45 AM   #2
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Wow, that's very nice for the price. Plenty of Clymers or Haynes manuals on eBay. I've got both and find it helps as they both have strengths and weaknesses.
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Old 09-15-2014, 12:07 PM   #3
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Looks like you scored!
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Old 09-15-2014, 03:03 PM   #4
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A nice score. A very good year. Welcome to the Asylum.
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Old 09-15-2014, 04:31 PM   #5
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Nice!

Looks complete and unmolested.....Lester mags....
Good price....especially, if it runs well.
Good Luck
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Old 09-15-2014, 04:32 PM   #6
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Nicely done. You're going to love it!
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Old 09-15-2014, 05:49 PM   #7
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Nice. It'll respond well to TLC.

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Old 09-15-2014, 05:54 PM   #8
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Very nice!

A great price, too.

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Old 09-15-2014, 05:56 PM   #9
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Oh yeah, solid price! I paid $2000 for my R90/6, and it was NOT in as nice of shape as yours. Enjoy!
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Old 09-16-2014, 06:13 AM   #10
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24,500 miles? How is that even possible? Are you sure it hasn't rolled over? If not it's lived life as a garage queen. Lots of life left in the old girl.
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Old 09-16-2014, 07:52 AM   #11
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Its possible it rolled over but I doubt it by the overall condition. The last inspection sticker it had was in 1984 so it was only on the road for about 8 years. Its missing some pieces, the underseat storage bin and tools aren't there and the side covers are gone. I did a little cleaning last night and most of the corrosion is on the surface.

Starts right up, and pulls hard. I need to adjust the idle, its a bit low. I ordered a front master cylinder rebuild kit last night and I'm going to pick up a few parts from Hucky's today.

I see that there are hinged and straight oil filters? Is one preferable to the other?

Is it normal with the ignition off, key out and left light switch off for the Flash to Pass function to still turn on the light?

Anyone willing to hazard a guess as to what that switch is for under the tach? Is it a stock switch?

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Old 09-16-2014, 08:17 AM   #12
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Its possible it rolled over but I doubt it by the overall condition.
Brake pedal: look at the diamond pattern on the tread. If the points are still sharp, it is low-mileage. Rounded, high mileage.

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pick up a few parts from Hucky's today
Good show.

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hinged and straight oil filters? Is one preferable to the other?
A hinged filter will wiggle past the crash bars better.

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Ignition off, key out and left light switch off for the Flash to Pass function to still turn on the light?
Normal-- the overtake flasher is wired into the "before the key switch" bus. I'm concerned about it being wired like that and have installed an extra fuse (8-10A) on that light circuit.

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switch is for under the tach? Is it a stock switch?
Not stock. Flip it and stand back...

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Old 09-16-2014, 09:32 AM   #13
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Thanks Bill!

The brake pedal is still pretty sharp.

I've flipped that extra switch in about every possible combination with the other switches and nothing apparent happens. Guess I'll open up the headlight bucket and see what its tied to.

Speaking of headlights, this old girl has a way better headlight than my 2000 KTM 640 Adventure does.
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:15 AM   #14
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You'll put your eye out!
Better get that up in the FleaMkt asap.
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Old 09-16-2014, 12:31 PM   #15
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You'll put your eye out!
Better get that up in the FleaMkt asap.
If you see this in the Flea Market it will probably indicate my passing!
Although I hope my daughter would hold on to it for sentimental reasons
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