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Forum: Airheads 04-09-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By Starrfish
New Handle Bars

So after seeing all the great custom bikes on line with Renthal bars I picked up a set for my 76 R90/6. The O.D. Seemed close enough but upon install it seems the new bars are slightly ( .5 mm) to...
Forum: Airheads 06-06-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 760
Posted By Starrfish
Also, the issue is that my switches are all...

Also, the issue is that my switches are all corroded from being outside for years.
Forum: Airheads 06-06-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 760
Posted By Starrfish
What year do I have to swap for to get a bar...

What year do I have to swap for to get a bar mount master cylinder?
Forum: Airheads 06-06-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 760
Posted By Starrfish
I want to replace both sides electrics and all. ...

I want to replace both sides electrics and all. The bike is a '76.
Forum: Airheads 06-06-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 760
Posted By Starrfish
Replacement Switch Gear

Sorry in advance if this has been covered elsewhere. I am looking to replace the switch gear and throttle housing on my R90/6 and not having much luck. I am OK with reproductions or better more...
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,718
Posted By Starrfish
True law of engineering #1: When the small...

True law of engineering #1: When the small hammer does not work, get a bigger one.

I broke the first slide hammer last night with absolutely no success. Over lunch I traded it in for a 10...
Forum: Airheads 10-15-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,718
Posted By Starrfish
I am going torch and slide hammer tomorrow. Let...

I am going torch and slide hammer tomorrow. Let you know how it goes.
Forum: Airheads 10-15-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,718
Posted By Starrfish
Update from garage Hell. I found a hardened 8m in...

Update from garage Hell. I found a hardened 8m in 1.25 pitch and ground it to fit the adapter on the 2 pound slide hammer. I removed the front wheel and fender to get enough room to work.....and...
Forum: Airheads 10-15-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,718
Posted By Starrfish
OK, so I went to Harbor Freight over lunch and...

OK, so I went to Harbor Freight over lunch and picked up a slide hammer. It has a bolt adapter on the business end so, if I get a hardened M8 bolt, I should be able to thread it into just the rotor...
Forum: Airheads 10-15-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By Starrfish
Awesome, thanks!

Awesome, thanks!
Forum: Airheads 10-15-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By Starrfish
Disston- Still screwed on the rotor, check the...

Disston-
Still screwed on the rotor, check the other thread.
Forum: Airheads 10-15-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,718
Posted By Starrfish
Disston- You are correct, I have a 50mm piece...

Disston-
You are correct, I have a 50mm piece of a (probably unhardened) bolt somewhere inside the fron end of the rotor/crank. I have not used the rotor bolt again to try to loosen it, but I did...
Forum: Airheads 10-15-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By Starrfish
New Charging System

I ask this question knowing that it will probably ignite a debate over stock vs. upgrade but I am looking for advice on a new charging set up. I would like to go with a high output system and wanted...
Forum: Airheads 10-13-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,718
Posted By Starrfish
I was able to get the rotor bolt back out. I...

I was able to get the rotor bolt back out. I suppose I can thread in a different shorter bolt. I will give the heat gun a shot in the morning.
Forum: Airheads 10-13-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,718
Posted By Starrfish
Rotor problems

Ok, so I am pulling my stator and rotor out. The stator comes off just fine. Looked at both the Clymers and Haynes manuals on pulling the rotor. The Clymers suggested a "puller" which I don't have....
Forum: Airheads 09-12-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,262
Posted By Starrfish
I have a Clymer and am ordering a Haynes. I have...

I have a Clymer and am ordering a Haynes. I have had Haynes for all my Ducati's and like the layout/instruction better than the Clymer.

I am going to give it a thorough cleaning and will take...
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By Starrfish
R90/6 Charging Issue

OK, I may be starting another thread that leads back to where Akabeton is with his battery. But since I have a different bike and year, here I go.

I bought the bike 76 R90/6 over the weekend. It...
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,262
Posted By Starrfish
Here is a quick picture of the new ride. It is...

Here is a quick picture of the new ride. It is the LWB model, can anyone tell me if this is the regular or large gas tank. I think it holds around 4 gallons.
...
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,262
Posted By Starrfish
Thank you for all of the info. I agree that I...

Thank you for all of the info. I agree that I will need to start slowly and work in the upgrades as I get a better feel for the bike. I will also fill in my profile a bit. I am in the Chicago...
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,262
Posted By Starrfish
My first Airhead

After getting inspired by you guys and lurking for months, I picked up a well loved 1976 R90/6 with 75k on the clock. My son and I are going to do a restoration/ mild custom. Of course I have a bunch...
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By Starrfish
I am in the market also. Just got a 76 R90/6 and...

I am in the market also. Just got a 76 R90/6 and the controls are pretty shot. Don't need OEM but it would be nice if the electrics still worked.
Forum: Airheads 08-28-2012, 04:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By Starrfish
Thanks guys! This is exactly the kind of info...

Thanks guys! This is exactly the kind of info that I am looking for. I am not all that worried about hurting the value of the bike, this is a project for my son and I to work on together and in the...
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By Starrfish
OK, got it. Monolever is the single sided swing...

OK, got it. Monolever is the single sided swing arm. I am assuming this is from early 80's forward?
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By Starrfish
OK, what's a monolever? Yeah, I know....

OK, what's a monolever? Yeah, I know....
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By Starrfish
Wink Rookie Question R90/6

OK, I am new here and new to airheads. I am looking to do a ground up custom from an R90/6 and before I pull the trigger on a bike or a bunch of loosely associated parts that resemble a bike I have...
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