1971 R75/5 Partial Restoration

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skychs
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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 short ... I installed the jumper wire and everything works.

Any idea's?
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New arrivals to the shop today. Hand painted pinstripes on two tanks and two fenders. Im going to be very busy tomorrow.
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Looks very good. St.
Owner of a 84, R80RT and 78, R100RS

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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 it. :-)
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Digging the black pipes! Nice work.

ECJ

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

https://youtu.be/4YYQxJs7DXc

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Super schweeeet!
Kurt in S.A.
'78 R100/7 '69 R69S '52 R25/2

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It turned out very nice indeed. Thanks for the pictures, enjoy the riding. St.
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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 of stripping or breaking a nut or bolt. Ive been through 2 gaskets already. If anyone knows the torque value please let me know. Thanks
chuck

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