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Old 06-11-2012, 11:38 AM   #1
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R90 Airhead Scrambler

I am in the process of building an R90 scrambler.

Got a 1976 R90/6, upgraded the front suspension to dual disk, the steering to GS, rebuilding engine to 0 time with all new seals, gaskets, rings and anything else that needs to be changed out. I will be painting it all black with a cream tank.

The frame has been stripped, painted, new head bearings, machined triple tree, struts painted, rebuilt, progressive springs, progressive rear shocks, metal rear fender...

This is my inspiration


Progress so far rebuilt front end




I have to finish painting cylinders and engine block. I will then start assembling and keep this forum updated.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:49 PM   #2
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What bars are you using?




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Old 06-11-2012, 09:26 PM   #3
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What bars are you using?




A 7/8 in set of pro taper bars I had sitting in my shop.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:32 AM   #4
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3/4" ???
Not if you plan on using your BMW controls.
Who makes 3/4 bars?
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:54 PM   #5
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Thanks for fixing your miss-type, but 7/8 won't work well either without modifying the controls or the bars themselves.
They are bigger than the original 22mm bars and you risk distorting and cracking the control assemblies.
Luckily some of the cheaper aftermarket (chinese etc) bars that are sold as 7/8 are actually 22mm when measured.
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:56 PM   #6
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Thanks for fixing your miss-type, but 7/8 won't work well either ...
Nothing a bit of beer can won't fix.
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:36 AM   #7
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You can hog out the control units and avoid cracking them when installed on the 7/8 bars. Some do this but then if you ever try to put those controls on a real set of Magura bars they won't fit.

It's one of the mods that us old guys have trouble with but I'm feeling in a gregarious mood today so I won't complain.
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:16 AM   #8
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You can hog out the control units and avoid cracking them when installed on the 7/8 bars. Some do this but then if you ever try to put those controls on a real set of Magura bars they won't fit.

It's one of the mods that us old guys have trouble with but I'm feeling in a gregarious mood today so I won't complain.
Are the controls that rare? The controls on mine slipped right onto the Renthal bars with no drama...but I'd have opened them up without a second thought.
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Are the controls that rare? The controls on mine slipped right onto the Renthal bars with no drama...but I'd have opened them up without a second thought.
Good point. The controls are not really rare.
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:19 AM   #10
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And now to completely hijack the thread: anyone know which UJM controls that will sub in without too much drama? It's that throttle mounted turn signal switch that's making me crazy...
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:37 AM   #11
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Thanks for fixing your miss-type, but 7/8 won't work well either without modifying the controls or the bars themselves.
They are bigger than the original 22mm bars and you risk distorting and cracking the control assemblies.
Luckily some of the cheaper aftermarket (chinese etc) bars that are sold as 7/8 are actually 22mm when measured.
7/8 will work perfectly as will my new controls and Nissin front brake master cylinder. Some people like to try to piss on others work. Hang on and watch what the build comes out like.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:59 AM   #12
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My engine is under way
  • the block is painted and assembled with new bearings and seals
  • transmission has been inspected, closed, and painted with new seals
  • front brake calipers overhauled with new pistons
  • clutch and flywheel sent out to be resurfaced
  • rear drive disassembled inspected reassembled painted with new seals.

I am in the process of stripping and repainting the frame and will start reassembly with photos 2nd week in Aug, due to time constraints and work travel.
I also will rewire the front controls. I purchased a control set moving the blinkers to the left bar with a blinker switch that slides left and right. All that is left on the throttle side is the power on off switch and the starter button.
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