How to Wake Up a 1975 r90/6?

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Kurt in S.A.
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Re: How to Wake Up a 1975 r90/6?

Post by Kurt in S.A. » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:10 pm

Bikes are so personal. I'm a fairing guy...I've had the Luftmeister on my '78 R100/7 since I got it in 1980. My Honda 750-4 before that had a Windjammer. I don't have the wind-beaten effect after riding all day. But as they say, YMMV!

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Re: Fairing

Post by Steve in Golden » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:19 pm

Yeah, nothing at all to block the wind is not good.

I prefer a medium sized windshield. Or the "S" fairing. Had one of those on my R100/7 and it was decent wind protection.

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Re: How to Wake Up a 1975 r90/6?

Post by Eatinbugs » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:19 pm

The fairing is actually a Wixom Bros, Inc., out of Long Beach, California (tag riveted on). A high quality piece in excellent condition, including the scratch-free windshield. It does look almost identical to the Fulmer pictured in the link from Kurt in S.A.

However, I prefer smaller fairings and have taken the Wixom off. I may ride without a fairing for a while, then look for an S-fairing, or a pick up a smaller Dart "Marlin" fly screen (pics attached). I had an r90s for a half dozen years and for me that fairing worked well and is quite pretty. The Wixom will probably head to Craigslist.

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Re: How to Wake Up a 1975 r90/6?

Post by Kurt in S.A. » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:43 pm

If I'm not mistaken, Arthur Fulmer and Wixom merged as time went on. A picture of a Wixom is the lower right on this page:

http://w6rec.com/wp-content/uploads/201 ... iew-17.jpg

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Re: How to Wake Up a 1975 r90/6?

Post by Roy Gavin » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:22 pm

Givi do a similar screen, the A210 which fits fits direct to the headlight bolts.
After widening the LH slot if you have the ignition switch at that location, of course.
Looks neat and works surprisingly well, as long as you like your head in clean air.
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Re: How to Wake Up a 1975 r90/6?

Post by Zombie Master » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:55 am

I'd replace the gas line. I've been told the weaved stuff isn't as good as modern fuel line. There are some fuel line sold for Airheads, that is close to fitting, but too tight. You don't want to have to force the line on to the fittings. I would loose the giant fairing in favor of better handling. Lovely bike. Rode one just like it for 11 years.

I once saw a MV Agusta 750 America with a Windjammer....unholy.
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Re: How to Wake Up a 1975 r90/6?

Post by Wobbly » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:11 pm

Zombie Master wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:55 am
I'd replace the gas line. I've been told the weaved stuff isn't as good as modern fuel line.
► Agreed. The ethanol now in the fuel will make the older fuel line deteriorate rapidly. You'll be forced to replace it within the first 6 months for one reason or another. The newest fuel line is usually stamped with the SAE J30 spec for use with alcohol laden fuels. On my R100, regular US-made 1/4 inch ID black automotive fuel line worked best. Simply grease the barbs before sliding the hose over the fittings.

http://www.volksbolts.com/faq/fuelhose.htm

► I highly recommend that you plan the air filter inspection, mouse clean-out, and fuel line replacement as a single maintenance quest. This is becasue both the air cleaner housings have to come off to route the cross-over portion of the fuel line.

Take your time and trim the fuel tubing to very close tolerances. Otherwise the T-fitting may be pulled up or down which can kink the cross-over tube and thereby cut off the fuel supply. Don't ask me how I know this. :roll:

Hope this helps.
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