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by schrader7032
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: Sealing a master cylinder reservoir 75r9/6
Replies: 2
Views: 17

Re: Sealing a master cylinder reservoir 75r9/6

I read something on Brook Reams rebuild site where he said on the '75 /6 models, a threaded sleeve with an Allen head inside the hole of the sleeve is used to seal the reservoir to the body. The head of the Allen bolt is pretty wide so should pull the plastic reservoir down tight to the body.
by schrader7032
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: upshifting from 1st to 2nd gear, very abrupt
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: upshifting from 1st to 2nd gear, very abrupt

As they say, go back to the last thing you touched!! Have you had an opportunity to ask the repair shop about the problem? Maybe they might have some suggestions. But if the problem is not something inside the box, it could be that the input splines on the transmission need lubing. If the shop did t...
by schrader7032
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Help ID this Bike
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: Help ID this Bike

Interesting to see the Schorsch Meier tag on the front fender. It does appear to be early seeing the flat blade hand levers...later in the run, they had a ball on the end of the lever along with finger cutouts. The intake tubes don't appear to be the standard R69S style...might be the wrong carbs. I...
by schrader7032
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: A small hole in the carburetor
Replies: 11
Views: 418

Re: A small hole in the carburetor

No, I didn't say that. I was basing it on the fact that the other carb did not have the hole. Maybe someone with a similar model carb can check theirs.
by schrader7032
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: A small hole in the carburetor
Replies: 11
Views: 418

Re: A small hole in the carburetor

Darryl Richman has mentioned a compound called Muggy Weld to seal up large holes. I suspect with something like JBWeld, a small drop on the hole should seal it up well.
by schrader7032
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Handlebar risers
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: Handlebar risers

I read what Vech has said in the past...even Duane Ausherman. Both basically say to do it slowly and only as much as needed. If working with original parts, the wrinkling will go away once the part is returned to normal shape. Vech says he uses some nuts on threaded stems to open/close the riser.
by schrader7032
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Spark plug caps originality
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Spark plug caps originality

Look at page 36...maybe that was what he was referring to.
by schrader7032
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Chasing down rough running on R69S
Replies: 9
Views: 831

Re: Chasing down rough running on R69S

Thanks, James. No I have not touched the carbs in a long time. I did wonder about running lean, but I've had the plugs out several times in the past few months and nothing jumped out at me as being unusual. Certainly worth a look, though. I get between 45 and 50 mpg and have been getting that for ma...
by schrader7032
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Chasing down rough running on R69S
Replies: 9
Views: 831

Re: Chasing down rough running on R69S

I've checked valve clearances several times in the past couple of months. I also run the highest test octane I can get. So I'm scratching my head. Thanks for the ideas!
by schrader7032
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Vintage (1948-1969) Motorcycles
Topic: Chasing down rough running on R69S
Replies: 9
Views: 831

Re: Chasing down rough running on R69S

Well, a bit of a follow up. I was able to get out on the bike. I was going through my start routine and did not have the key pushed home. I was priming the engine when the bike rumbled to life. I pushed the key down and began coaxing the throttle. So, it started rather easy. I'm going to have to fol...