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by srankin
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 80
Views: 8272

Re: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration

I finally found a painter who does bikes and is not charging sky high prices. Fingers crossed he does a good job for me. I can't wait to get back on the road. You did a nice job in your restoration and it was nice to take the pictures to share with us. Sorry, I am not as organized so taking pictures...
by srankin
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1978 R80/7 engine removal
Replies: 11
Views: 730

Re: 1978 R80/7 engine removal

Just take the cost you figure will cover your restoration and triple it, that should give you plenty of cash, LOL. Problem I have with "overhaul" or "restoring" bikes is the old, "Gee, that part looks pretty grubby, I really don't want to put it back on my nicely cleaned up freshly painted/powder co...
by srankin
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: The Stew Pot
Topic: R18 for Demo ride.
Replies: 6
Views: 1668

Re: R18 for Demo ride.

I have skimmed the articles regarding the R18 and to be honest, I have no desire to even test ride one. They are NOT my cup of tea. To have built a bike based MORE upon the /2 and early R bikes would have appealed to me but, the conversion into a "bagger" or "cruiser" looking more like something Har...
by srankin
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1978 R80/7 engine removal
Replies: 11
Views: 730

Re: 1978 R80/7 engine removal

Ian, I can understand the learning curve, LOL, I am finishing up my overhaul of my bike and it is not my first time but I still do the three steps forward two back from time to time. There reason is I don't do this kind of thing on a regular basis and so forget things. I can say for certain, the Chi...
by srankin
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 80
Views: 8272

Re: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration

It turned out very nice indeed. Thanks for the pictures, enjoy the riding. St.
by srankin
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: Brake Cable Mystery 75/6
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Brake Cable Mystery 75/6

Did the previous owner do a handle bar change, adding taller bars? I see you have checked part numbers, are the bars stock or aftermarket? Forgive me, it has been a while since I looked under the tank of my 78RS to see how the master cylinder is mounted to the frame. Is it possible to reposition it ...
by srankin
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: Handlebar mounted Brake master cylinder on 1975 R90/6
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Handlebar mounted Brake master cylinder on 1975 R90/6

Comparing my two bikes side by side I find the set up on my 84R80RT with the handle bar mounted master cylinder is far superior to the set up on my 78RS with the cylinder under the tank. Mind you, part of the difference is obviously the much better Brembo calipers in the newer system versus the ATE ...
by srankin
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 80
Views: 8272

Re: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration

Looks very good. St.
by srankin
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 80
Views: 8272

Re: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration

Keep going in the right direction, I reading about your progress.

The progress on my bike has stalled due to other things interfering. St.
by srankin
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 80
Views: 8272

Re: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration

I know you have a freshly powder coated frame and don't want to go to the trouble of tearing things apart to fix this. I would strip off the powder coating in the area of the crack. This will give you a better idea of the damage and if in fact it needs to be welded. Welding will require more of the ...