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by skychs
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 78
Views: 7729

Re: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration

Thanks guys..... I put another 10 miles on her today. She is smooth, peppy and a pleasure to ride. The biggest issue I have is a leaky gasket at the final drive/drive shaft. The book calls for 100-150cc of gear oil but I can't find a torque setting for the 4 nuts. I hate just clamping down in fear o...
by skychs
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 78
Views: 7729

Re: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration

Thanks
Here is short video I did today for the owner.

https://youtu.be/4YYQxJs7DXc
by skychs
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 78
Views: 7729

Re: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration

Sorry for the delay. I have been searching for oil leaks, tuning the bike and going over everything twice. The only thing keeping me from taking a long ride today is the gas cap however, the new cap is scheduled to arrive today. Instead I took it out for a quick look around the neighborhood. I like ...
by skychs
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: So where do you live and ride?
Replies: 34
Views: 3677

Re: So where do you live and ride?

Hello Patrick, There is a huge Vintage motorcycle presence in the Richmond area. If your on Facebook there is the RVA Vintage Motorcycle Riders group. There is also an RVA BMW club that gets together a lot. You can meet some of the riders at Regency Mall on Sunday mornings for Bikes and Coffee. In t...
by skychs
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 78
Views: 7729

Re: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration

New arrivals to the shop today. Hand painted pinstripes on two tanks and two fenders. Im going to be very busy tomorrow.
by skychs
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 78
Views: 7729

Re: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration

Turn Signals ...... I went over the wiring diagram several times and didn't find anything out of the ordinary. After that I went back over the photos I took while disassembling the bike. I discovered there was a short jumper wire between two of the terminals on the turn signal relay. Long story shor...
by skychs
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 78
Views: 7729

Re: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration

Progress today. I installed the new Rocky Point Cycle ignition key assembly ..... removing the old barbaric ignition circuit board so many of us HATE. :-). I have to admit it was a lot easier to install than I expected. Just like the original wiring harness I took one wire at a time and everything f...
by skychs
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: let the games begin - R69s engine rebuild
Replies: 74
Views: 10299

Re: let the games begin - R69s engine rebuild

Nice job. It's always a pleasure to see old engines/bikes come back to life. Keep up the good work and keep posting photos of the progress. Thanks
by skychs
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: So where do you live and ride?
Replies: 34
Views: 3677

Re: So where do you live and ride?

Hello from Virginia. Most of my riding is in and around the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Appalachian Mountains of VA, WV, NC and SC. I restored my 1966 R60/2 back in 2016 and absolutely love to ride it. Last year I also attached a sidecar to it and love the look.
by skychs
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 78
Views: 7729

Re: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration

OK ..... that wasn't too bad. I had a long pole with a magnet on the end but the bolt dropped down behind the hinge into the drive shaft housing. It was a PITA but it really didn't take that much time. While I was in the area I made sure everything was tight and in place. I needed to balance the rea...