Back on an Airhead - 1975 BMW R90/6

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by tete, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. tete

    tete clown shoes

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    It's lit up pretty good. I'm under a carport because where usually work on the bike has no light or electricity.
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  2. tete

    tete clown shoes

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    Came by the local tech day. Some really nice bikes. Bummer I couldn't bring my bike but I at least wanted to see what was going on
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    I like the rearsets on this bike.
  3. tete

    tete clown shoes

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    Front wheel ready to go. I wanted a bike with mags. Now that they look the part I'm stoked
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  4. tete

    tete clown shoes

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    I'm getting there.

    The question I have is ......

    Should I leave it with no emblems.?

    I think it looks kinda clean without them.
  5. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    It looks unfinished without them......IMO.
  6. tete

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  7. tete

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    Took a few pics today on my lawn. I'll wait till im totally done for something more proper. Still need to install the acewell and figure out if I wanna keep this seat or not.

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  8. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer

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    Your rear tire looks to be very low in post #306
    I'd guess below 20 psi. Please tell me I'm wrong.
    Should be about 30 psi.
  9. tete

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    Actually it was at like 10. I forgot to refill after install / before that pic. No worries. It's where it need to be now.
  10. boxerboy81

    boxerboy81 Stay Horizontal

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    Looks good. I do find my eye drawn to the gloss side cover...how would it look if it was matt black?
  11. tete

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    I think I will omit it entirely once I make / find a battery box that fits the bill.

    I think this angle being low makes it stand out more. Not as noticeable to me in the other pics. I think this pic was posted prematurely but I could not contain my excitement of seeing the finish line.
  12. Kt-88

    Kt-88 I like everything.

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    I think this: beautiful.
  13. tete

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    My headlight is incredibly dimm. How do I remedy this. This has nothing to do with the battery or electrical. This seems to be a standard issue on these old airheads. Any recommendations would be welcomed.
  14. Kt-88

    Kt-88 I like everything.

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    Let me see what's on mine. It's like daylight.
  15. tete

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    My headlight was has always been very dim on this machine. My other problem I am noticing is the blinkers are blinking rapidly, and the amber notification is not blinking at all. I believe this would indicate a short somewhere. I also notice that the brights used to work but not when I hit the switch the headlight turns off. Leaving me with nothing. This happen on the way to work tonight. Not good.

    It would seem the dim headlight is not related to this new problem as before when everything worked the headlight was dim.

    The brights and amber idiot light issue is new since tonight, on the way to work. Perhaps a ground somewhere is loose or something is grounding, OR perhaps some wires are crossed. I did notice when installing the taillight ont he repainted fender that

    The tailight housing is broken ( the actual brake light housing made of black plastic ) and the wiring in there is rather janky, as if tampered with in the past. I could be wrong but I have a feeling that is the culprit. if anyone is familiar with these symptoms please advise.
  16. chasbmw

    chasbmw Long timer

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    What did you do with the wires that went to the under tank master cylinder?
  17. Horsehockey

    Horsehockey A GPS? Huh?

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    I'd start with removing and cleaning your two 8 amp fuses in the headlamp bucket. Clean the fuse ends, clean the clips that hold the fuses, replace the fuses and test.
  18. tete

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    When I got the bike It had the master cylinder relocated already.

    also I notice I have no horn.
  19. chasbmw

    chasbmw Long timer

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    The Brown earth wire that used to go to the level warning light switch on the under tank MC needs to go to ground as it provides a ground path for (some of) the other warning lights in the speedo casing, if a remember correctly this also resulted in the indicators running strangely . It took me a long time to work this out when I fitted the handlebar M/C to my 90/6.

    Otherwise indicators lights flashing fast are caused by poor wiring and earths to and from the indicators.

    Hope this helps

    Charles
  20. tete

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    I can't seem to remove my head light as suggests in the clymer manual. Any suggestions? Here is a shot from underneath. According to clymer there should be a screw here underneath. Not on mine.
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    I do have one near the back of the bucket.
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