My r90 restoration.

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by blaine.hale, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    Thanks Chrome, I think that may be what I am going with for the lining. Currently there is no lining in my new tank, just very very slight rust.

    Few questions for you guys about resources.
    I am definitely putting on Ohlins rear shocks. Anyone know a better/cheaper resource then : http://www.jcmotors.com/p-13808-hli...r756-r80rt-r906-r90s-r100cs-r100rt-r100s.aspx

    What do you guys think about dual sparking, is it worth it?

    What starter do yall recommend? Is valeo thrustworthy?
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    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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  4. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    Rick has the Nippondenso. It's the starter that comes from a Toyota pick-up truck but has a different gear to mesh with your flywheel. Never heard a bad thing about them but they cost twice as much as a Valeo.

    They are both lighter than the stock Bosch and draw less amps. I haven't read anything showing that the Nippondenso is better than the Valeo at all, much less twice as good.
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  5. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    Hmm, paying twice as much for something that will do the same job.
    The valeo sounds like it will suffice. If not I will have my crust Bosch back up.
    Basically I'd like to replace anything Bosch on this bike :D
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  6. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    The stock Bosch parts have definitely been surpassed by better options. An old bike with modern electrics makes me happy.

    I borrowed a r90s for several weekends. It had Del'orto carbs and dual plugs. I guess technically it was faster than my bone stock r80 but I think saying that it's a 'lighter shade of slow' is more accurate. It got worse gas mileage.

    Dual Plugging threads can sound like oil arguments. You'll have people on both sides argue 'til they're blue in the face. Most will agree though--it's not easy to get it right. You can always do it later if you want to. It may be a better idea to wait on that one.
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    No. I had it done per advice from the person working on the bike. Honestly, I don't notice a different. The bike never pinged to begin with, and it has not made any difference in fuel efficiency. It actually was more efficient prior to the dual/plug, and its one more thing to think about when tuning. It was a waste of money for me and kind of a pain in the ass, the bike hasn't really been the same since. No. I don't think its necessary.
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    blaine.hale Long timer

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    Who has two thumbs and is picking his frame up in a few hours? This guy. :evil
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    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    It's really only necessary for high compression motors - which the ST isn't. At this point, it would probably be a good idea to increase your compression ratio to get the benefits: more power, more mpg, and even better starting when cold.
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  12. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    ka-bam!

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    Nice.

    You keeping the time lapse going at all?
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    fresh powdercoat is a thing of beauty
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    Time lapse is only possible on tear down and rebuild. HOPEFULLY I'll have everything in place for a rebuild all at once for video sake. I'm trying my hardest to get all the parts sourced though I may have to use some crusty stock parts (shocks) in the time lapse but I'll replace them later.
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    My goodness ... That powdercoater knows his stuff ...
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    I forgot I had this pic from the tear down. I liked it so much. The peace of working in a shop alone at night with the right light brings much joy to me:

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    Forgot to mention I'm restoring a 1964 Vespa GL at the same time :D
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    Sweet! I also having mine repainted, though it's not a collectible (a late 90s PX150E). In fact, I'm looking for ideas on colors (off-white colors and other light colors are preferred). Know a good site for these?
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