FOUND - 1976 R 90/6 .......

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by brittrunyon, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. brittrunyon

    brittrunyon 1992 R 100 GS

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    Appreciate all the above tips.
    Just received a cylinder with key from Roland.
    He "runs a tight ship", always responds to emails and fast delivery.

    I grew up taking things apart then reassembling but it was not always successful.
    Think I'll futz a bit more with the old cylinder.
    BR
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  2. Chaostrophy

    Chaostrophy Been here awhile

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    Buy a lockpick set, or get a lock smith?

    Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
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  3. brittrunyon

    brittrunyon 1992 R 100 GS

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    The ignition switch I received from Roland installed easily.
    With a cheap Wallyworld battery on the bike I have power to the key but nothing to the bike when switched on.
    Will be tracing that problem soon.

    The carbs:
    With a rebuild kit on the way, I installed a pair from (again) Roland.

    Installed new throttle and choke cables but for the life of me I can't reason out how to attach the choke cables to the carb.
    I know the nipple needs a second nut since it's a slip fit to the carb but
    How does the actual cable get attached to the choke lever?
    As you know, when the nut is tightened it just spins.
    What am I missing?
    BR

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  4. washpark

    washpark Adventurer

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    There is a hole in the bolt between the bolt head and the washer on the carb body side on my bike. The choke cable goes there.
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  5. brittrunyon

    brittrunyon 1992 R 100 GS

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    :doh
    Thanks!
    I think maybe some new glasses on my face might be helpful.
    :lol2
    BR
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  6. brittrunyon

    brittrunyon 1992 R 100 GS

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    Well now,
    Winter has been finished here in New Mexico for quite a while and it's perfect riding weather.
    The problem, it's now time for me to go back to work guiding whitewater on the Rio Grande (my 34th year).
    This "Just Another Day at the Office" image was taken during my 2017 season on the Taos Box (Class IV/V).
    The problem, there's no snow to melt so it will be a very low water year with children and their Grandma on the easier sections (Class I-III).
    Maybe next year.

    05-28-17B_0229-PScc.jpg

    I rolled the 90/6 off the lift to make room for the GS and get it ready for my commute.

    [​IMG]Taos Junction Bridge_0054

    The Basket Case:
    After installing a used ignition switch, the bike had a working headlight and dash lights but no power to the starter.
    I then fitted the bike with carbs and fuel lines.
    .......but all that will have to wait till winter comes around again.

    Still a long way to go before I get to ride the 90/6.
    When it's back on the lift:
    1. trouble shoot the electrical
    2. rebuild carbs
    3. rebuild front end
    4. rebuild MC or go with bar mount
    5. rear shocks
    6. etc.........

    [​IMG]Looks Better_5062

    So, let the commuting begin.........



    Thanks to all the Asylum Inmates who helped me with this '76 R90/6 basket case. :beer
    BR
  7. fxray

    fxray Long timer

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    Britt, the R90 is light years from where it started. Great job on the video. Enjoy the new tourist season -- winter always seems to show up again too soon, and the bike will be there waiting.
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  8. durtwurm

    durtwurm Talented Amateur

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    Cool video. How did you achive all the different angles? Another rider with you? Most motorcycle vids only feature the front view with a Go Pro mounted on the rider's helmet. By the way I lived in the Taos area for twenty years and recognize much of what is on your video. Great effort on the video! As to the R90, you'll get 'er done.
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  9. NSR400

    NSR400 Adventurer

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    How do you like the Rigg Gear soft bags ?
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  10. brittrunyon

    brittrunyon 1992 R 100 GS

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    durtwurm - no there there was not another rider.
    All of the various angles were achieved with various camera mounts.
    I had to use my imagination.
    Here's a video of "working out the bugs" of a new camera mount.
    The GS has lots of options for mounting.
    I quickly get bored with the helmet mounted front view.
    Thanks for chiming in!
    .....your right, I'll get 'er done. :beer
    BR

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  11. durtwurm

    durtwurm Talented Amateur

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    Thank you for the info. regarding camera angles. I may try some things myself. You've inspired me.
  12. brittrunyon

    brittrunyon 1992 R 100 GS

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    As for the soft bags:
    Previously I had Wolfman bags but thought they were a bit small with too many straps.
    The Riggs are slightly larger and quicker to open and close.
    The plastic stiffener makes them quite stiff. lol
    I'll probably pull it out and see how that works.
    The fitment to the Happy Trails racks was a little odd but I got it to work.

    For my Summer commuting I usually put on the Happy Trails aluminum panniers.
    I carry way too much sh#t.
    BR

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