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Forum: Airheads 09-27-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,599
Posted By rfuerst911sc
selling my bike

First off I hope it's OK to post this here, if not I apologize. I have a 1976 R90/6 that I'm just not riding enough to justify keeping her. She's in great shape recently has had valve adjustment and...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,747
Posted By rfuerst911sc
Allstate on my R90/6 no problems, maybe a...

Allstate on my R90/6 no problems, maybe a regional thing ?
Forum: Airheads 05-27-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By rfuerst911sc
brake failure indicator light- she's flickering

Yesterday I took my 1976 R90/6 out for a nice drive, weather was great and she ran fine. But I noticed at idle the brake failure light was flickering on and off. Front and rear brakes are working...
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By rfuerst911sc
The bike is a 1976 thanks for the replies.

The bike is a 1976 thanks for the replies.
Forum: Airheads 05-05-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By rfuerst911sc
I think for now I'll just consider upgraded pads....

I think for now I'll just consider upgraded pads. If I do a brake upgrade I would probably go dual front discs with master cylinder on the handlebar.
Forum: Airheads 05-04-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By rfuerst911sc
R90/6 front brake pads- better than OEM ?

The front brake pads on my /6 are getting down there so will need to be changed probably by summer. I just had her at the dealer for a general tune up and braking system was found to be working...
Forum: Airheads 04-23-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By rfuerst911sc
Yes Bill was the one that took care of the bike....

Yes Bill was the one that took care of the bike. I'm glad to see others share my opinion of the dealership. Hope to see some of you guys out on the road.
Forum: Airheads 04-23-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By rfuerst911sc
had the dealer service my bike- good results

Last year I purchased a R90 from a private seller here in Atlanta. I didn't get to run it much but started riding this spring. Bike did not want to idle and not knowing when the last service was done...
Forum: Airheads 04-07-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,307
Posted By rfuerst911sc
Last night the wife suggested we go for a ride...

Last night the wife suggested we go for a ride today, I've had the bike since last year but she hasn't ridden yet. So I figured I better get these turn signals fixed :D So I removed the front fairing...
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,307
Posted By rfuerst911sc
So the fuses are in the headlight bucket ? I...

So the fuses are in the headlight bucket ? I wonder if bumping along in the backyard could have dislodged a fuse ? Are the fuses similiar to VW/Porsche style ? If they are I have those on hand.
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,307
Posted By rfuerst911sc
all my turn signals stopped working

Fired up the R90/6 today and drove her around the yard some just to warm her up. Pulled into the garage and tried the turn signals and none of them worked. Worked fine last week what should I check...
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,139
Posted By rfuerst911sc
The full face helmets that have a " flip up "...

The full face helmets that have a " flip up " chin guard how good are they ? I like the concept of maybe flipping it up at a stop light or for whatever reason but concerned about it staying locked...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,060
Posted By rfuerst911sc
Damn I'm sorry I missed this, any chance doing...

Damn I'm sorry I missed this, any chance doing another in the spring ? Or anytime really.
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,060
Posted By rfuerst911sc
Found out yesterday that I won't be able to make...

Found out yesterday that I won't be able to make it, I'm bummed because I was looking forward to meeting some of the local airheads :D. Have fun guys.
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,060
Posted By rfuerst911sc
I'm still new to the area, where is this taking...

I'm still new to the area, where is this taking place ? And aprox. what time ? My R90/6 could use some carb tweeks :D I'm in Marietta.
Forum: Airheads 11-13-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,041
Posted By rfuerst911sc
Brad Penn oil....................do a search on...

Brad Penn oil....................do a search on the web.
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,925
Posted By rfuerst911sc
what fuel additive for winter storage ?

I am familiar with Sta-Bil and Seafoam for fuel additives I'm sure there are others. What are you guys using for winter storage ? I plan on trying to ride on any days that have decent temps but...
Forum: Airheads 10-07-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,837
Posted By rfuerst911sc
What the heck was BMW thinking when they designed...

What the heck was BMW thinking when they designed these oil filters ? On my R90/6 it's about a 20 minute service as it should be. It should not be rocket science, there is something to be said for...
Forum: Airheads 09-30-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 975
Posted By rfuerst911sc
plastic elbows from carb to air filter

Does anyone make an aluminum replacement elbow for the OEM plastic elbow ? Both of my plastic elbows seem to have a " kink " in them where they meet the carbs. Not sure if the previous owner or...
Forum: Airheads 09-28-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,338
Posted By rfuerst911sc
With the Yuasa battery that was in it there was...

With the Yuasa battery that was in it there was no way it was coming out the top. And reading the repair manual I purchased from the BMW dealer it stated that battery removal for the R90/6 required...
Forum: Airheads 09-28-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,338
Posted By rfuerst911sc
After struggling to get the old battery out (...

After struggling to get the old battery out ( what a stupid design ) I went to Batteries Plus to see what they had. I wanted to get a battery that was equal to or better than OEM and I wanted one...
Forum: Airheads 09-27-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,338
Posted By rfuerst911sc
battery for a R90/6

The battery in my 1976 R90/6 won't take a charge and is low enough that it won't engage the starter. Bike is new to me since June and I know it is a wet cell battery but that's about it. So what...
Forum: Airheads 09-23-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By rfuerst911sc
R90/6 front brake pads

Since purchasing my new to me 1976 R90 I have thought that the front brake performance could be better. It seems to be working fine just not what I'm used to on previous bikes. Still has the under...
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By rfuerst911sc
I have to check the records that came with the...

I have to check the records that came with the bike but I believe the points have been replaced with some sort of electronic replacement.
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By rfuerst911sc
Thanks for the advice gentleman. So far I have...

Thanks for the advice gentleman. So far I have only done fluid changes ( all ) and air filter replacement. Sounds like I need to dig deeper and I will. I assume valve adjustment is done with the...
Forum: Airheads 09-02-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By rfuerst911sc
Metzler Lasertech's is what they installed. I've...

Metzler Lasertech's is what they installed. I've been away from bikes for 30 years so I had no baseline to start with but now I do. Thanks for the advice.
Forum: Airheads 09-02-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By rfuerst911sc
I'm talking about coming to a stop sign or red...

I'm talking about coming to a stop sign or red light, don't you let the bike idle in those situations ?
Forum: Airheads 09-01-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By rfuerst911sc
wants to stall coming off high speed

1976 R90/6 that starts and runs fine but when coming to a rolling stop from speed she wants to stall and sometimes does. Usually a blip or two of the throttle corrects the situation. It feels like a...
Forum: Airheads 09-01-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By rfuerst911sc
Drove to BMW of Atlanta this morning I arrived...

Drove to BMW of Atlanta this morning I arrived there right as they opened. A little over an hour later she was done. From what I could see they did a fine job. She drove home with no issues just...
Forum: Airheads 08-31-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By rfuerst911sc
This is a BMW dealer and I'll chime in tomorrow...

This is a BMW dealer and I'll chime in tomorrow after all is installed.
Forum: Airheads 08-31-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By rfuerst911sc
I have way too many projects going to be mounting...

I have way too many projects going to be mounting tires by myself. But I appreciate the advice.
Forum: Airheads 08-31-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By rfuerst911sc
tires for the R90/6

I stopped by the local beemer dealer today to find out about tires. My 1976 R90/6 that I purchased two months ago has decent tires but I have no idea on age so I decided to replace to have a...
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,912
Posted By rfuerst911sc
I went out to the garage and found a half gallon...

I went out to the garage and found a half gallon of Coastal 80/90 GL5 gear oil so that's what I'm going to use. I also had about a third of a quart of Mobil One synthetic 80/90 so I mixed it with the...
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,912
Posted By rfuerst911sc
Excellent feedback gentleman thanks. I learned...

Excellent feedback gentleman thanks. I learned long ago ALWAYS remove fill plugs before drain plugs. And thanks for the tip on 150ml for the driveshaft fill, I read the procedure on line on how to...
Forum: Airheads 08-16-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,912
Posted By rfuerst911sc
transmission,final drive and driveshaft oil

This weekend I want to change the transmission , final drive and drive shaft gear oil. Is conventional 80w90 good to use ? I looked in the owners manual and it looks like 2 quarts is enough is that...
Forum: Airheads 08-11-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,802
Posted By rfuerst911sc
Today I did an oil/filter change along with an...

Today I did an oil/filter change along with an air filter change. The oil/filter change went fine I'm glad the R90/6 is an easy filter change with no drama about shims and other crap :D. My bike has...
Forum: Airheads 08-10-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,802
Posted By rfuerst911sc
USPS delivered a box today and I'm happy to...

USPS delivered a box today and I'm happy to report everything I ordered was in the box and all arrived safely. I'm happy with the transaction and would use them again. Tomorrow the bike gets a full...
Forum: Airheads 08-02-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,802
Posted By rfuerst911sc
Wow I feel like a dope !!! I didn't notice your...

Wow I feel like a dope !!! I didn't notice your name.........love the Pelican forum.
Forum: Airheads 08-02-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,802
Posted By rfuerst911sc
I just received an email from the beemer shop and...

I just received an email from the beemer shop and two filters are on back order but should be in today/tomorrow. I'm happy with the follow up email and communication. I will say their prices are very...
Forum: Airheads 08-02-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,802
Posted By rfuerst911sc
Any chance you have the NAPA part number for the...

Any chance you have the NAPA part number for the filter ?
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