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by skychs
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 89
Views: 10466

Re: 1971 R75/5 Restoration

kingcowie wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:41 pm
Emblems have come up well. :)
Thank you. Considering how they looked when I received the bike I agree.
by skychs
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 89
Views: 10466

Re: 1971 R75/5 Restoration

First let me say I appreciate all the responses with comments and recommendations. If there was a "like" button I would certainly click on it to let you know I appreciate your responses. Anyway, today I tackled the second carburetor. What a mess. Im still wondering how the bike was running when I ra...
by skychs
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 89
Views: 10466

Re: 1971 R75/5 Restoration

Here is a closer shot of the emblems. I think they turned out better than expected. I still have a little more sanding to do but its almost there.
by skychs
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 89
Views: 10466

Re: 1971 R75/5 Restoration

Today the frame and assorted parts arrived from the powdercoater. Overall Im very happy. Now it's time to start laying everything out to start the rebuild. The first thing I have to do is install he drive shaft and swing arm bearings. After that the fun begins. For this build I had the awful engine ...
by skychs
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: Stainless vs. Chrome Exhaust Pipes with Steel Mufflers
Replies: 5
Views: 1296

Re: Stainless vs. Chrome Exhaust Pipes with Steel Mufflers

Airhead77 wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:55 am
Can someone please advise on how to recognise the type of exhaust a new to me bike might have, when there isn't rust present?
Try a magnet. It will not stick to SS.
by skychs
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1978 R80/7 engine removal
Replies: 11
Views: 1089

Re: 1978 R80/7 engine removal

With the transmission AND cylinders off its shouldn't be too bad. Good luck. Let us know how it goes. Photos are nice. In the past I have been saved by several people looking at the photos and finding something wrong. I use an old iPhone to take my photos. The images are small enough to post.
by skychs
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: Stainless vs. Chrome Exhaust Pipes with Steel Mufflers
Replies: 5
Views: 1296

Re: Stainless vs. Chrome Exhaust Pipes with Steel Mufflers

I went with the Keihan SS exhaust on my R90. The "straw" color doesn't bother me. It still shines up nicely and most important ..... will last a long time.
by skychs
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: The Incomparable BMW R90S
Topic: 1975 BMW R90S Restoration
Replies: 99
Views: 7536

Re: 1975 BMW R90S Restoration

Update on the R90S Restoration

The bike has been wonderful to ride. No issue since the restoration. I finally broke down and purchased a nice set of SS exhaust. It really completes the bike.
by skychs
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1978 R80/7 engine removal
Replies: 11
Views: 1089

Re: 1978 R80/7 engine removal

I agree with Schrader .... scissor jack or pole jack under the engine. Move it up and down just a tad until you find the sweat spot to remove the bolt. Sometimes it takes a little persuasion to get it started. I would use a metal rod/punch over whacking the nut on the end of the bolt. Like ST said ....
by skychs
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration
Replies: 89
Views: 10466

Re: 1971 R75/5 Restoration

No work in the shop this weekend. Im still waiting on all the parts to get back from paint and Powdercoating. I did however start to receive all the nice parts I have been ordering. New Ikon shocks. Stainless steel bolt kit. Rubber accessories. Air and oil filters. Bearings. Cables. Handlebars etc. ...