old R90/6

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by US_Marshall, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked

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    Just a thought, if you turn that fender around and moved the brace, wouldn't the gap fit the shock? I've been thinking about doing that on a Rennsport replica.
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  2. US_Marshall

    US_Marshall Adventurer

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    It probably would, it is too narrow for the rear tire though. I had to remove the center brace just so it would sit on top of the tire.
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  3. Kt-88

    Kt-88 I like everything.

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    Digging this. Excited to see where you go with it.
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  4. US_Marshall

    US_Marshall Adventurer

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    I laced up a wider rim, not to bad but it is just a test fit. I need to order new spokes about 8mm shorter. It looks like the swing arm brace is going to have to be bolted together at the center so I can spread the swing arm to get the tire in.

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  5. US_Marshall

    US_Marshall Adventurer

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    I want to install a /5 head light bucket/speedo but the price that people are asking is a tad on the high side. Since my stock bucket is beat I decided to modify it.

    I started by beating out the dent and the 2 spots that are for cluster clearance.

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    I then welded on some tabs to hold a HID projector, it has a shutter inside for High/Lowe beam function.

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    I used an old ford (1935?) head light bucket to extend it out.

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    I have a speedo that has an electronic tach inside that I will be mounting on top. I need the big sheers at the shop to trim the ring so that is as far as I made it tonight.
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  6. Kt-88

    Kt-88 I like everything.

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    This is cool.
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  7. US_Marshall

    US_Marshall Adventurer

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    I screwed up, I didn't account for the cable it'self. The speedo fits in and clears the back of the projector but the cable will not fit. I have started searching for an all electric gauge, looks like harleys have some nice ones that will do the job.

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  8. Captdan

    Captdan Been here awhile

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    I like the look of the speedo inside the headlight... ( could use a/5 set up too?)

    Btw, I located a lens like you have. In fact located a pair on eBay and grabbed them both...:1drink
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  9. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    CD,

    He did want a /5 but didn't like the prices people want for them these days. Understandable, I guess. So far the later model looks good but now there's a problem with the speedo cable or something.

    US_Marshall seems to be a very talented builder. So everybody thinks. Maybe he's just lucky?:lol3 Wish I had one half this sort of talent.

    Charlie
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  10. US_Marshall

    US_Marshall Adventurer

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    Thank you.

    Yes I would like a /5 bucket and speedo but they go for more then I have in the whole bike.

    I am also looking at getting a head light bucket from a late 30's chevy. They are a long tear droop head light and would give me lots of room on the inside to work with.
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  11. Captdan

    Captdan Been here awhile

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    I understand the cost of the /5 speedo. I picked up one and mounted it on my /6 cafe. I wanted a bare and basic look, but also wanted a speedo and tach. Had to do a bit of wiring, and made a mounting bracket from aluminum sheet. I admire and appreciate the work you have in the headlight mods, well done!
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