Souping up the R75/6, one mistake at a time.

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by gasolinePony, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. gasolinePony

    gasolinePony Adventurer

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    OK, so begins the slow chronicle of the soup-up of my R75/6. I'm new, and I'm starting from the ground up.

    My first real job was to take apart my brakes, and change the piston. I added a new stainless steel line, and bled my brakes, with some help from a buddy, a tube, and a water syringe (sounds fetishy). Thanks for al the good advice fellows.

    New issue: I started my bike after some time sitting (say 3 months), and now I've got an oil leak pooling from one of the heads, and a hissing sound.

    Where do I start? Help.
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  2. Horsehockey

    Horsehockey A GPS? Huh?

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    Well GP, with winter setting in, we oughta be able to get this sorted by Spring. What year is your /6? Are you any good with pics (I'm not)? If you can post a pic of your oil leak we can start there.
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  3. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    Have you had the valve covers off, for setting valves, maybe? What other things have you messed with other than the brakes?

    Can you describe "hissing noise" a little better. Where is hissing noise coming from maybe?
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  4. Horsehockey

    Horsehockey A GPS? Huh?

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    Any chance you washed the bike before you fired her off? Water can accumulate at the junction of the valve covers and heads and will "hiss" if it gets hot enough.....the bikes are known to "chirp" or "clunk" but hissing is fairly unusual.
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