How to Wake Up a 1975 r90/6?

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

Post by The Veg » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:55 pm

Welcome Eatin, or is it Mr. Bugs?

All good advice above but one question: what's your level of experience with BMWs? If you have little or none, don't sweat it- these bikes are tough and forgiving.

And do keep us updated on your adventures with it. Ride well and ride often!
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Re: How to Wake Up a 1975 r90/6?

Post by SteveD » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:56 am

^ good post wobbly.
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Re: How to Wake Up a 1975 r90/6?

Post by richard t » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:04 pm

Where are you located? one of the inmates might live near you

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

Post by Eatinbugs » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:20 pm

Hi! Thanks for the welcome and the great feedback!

I've learned a bit more about the bike: The owner did some work in 2006 and 2009, rebuilding the carbs (including replacing the floats), installed new coils and a battery (then took it for a short ride, I assume). However, he still didn't drive it much (only added 11 miles since 1993!). Hopefully the carbs won't need work. Inside of tank looks good. I had to remove the fairing in order to get it through the door to my workshop. No sign of any furry little stowaways yet!

I bought all the new fluids the other day and intend to change everything (oil, trans, rear drive, brake fluid). Going to empty and flush the gas tank and install two in-line fuel filters as a precaution. Will then ride it a bit and change out the oil and brake fluid again. New tires are definitely in order before riding it too. I'll lube the spline while the rear wheel is off. Then see if anything else develops. I'm in Michigan, near Detroit so I have a bit of time before its riding season again here. :shock:

I'll keep you posted on progress. Here's a few pics of the bike.
Regards, Mr. Bugs
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Re: How to Wake Up a 1975 r90/6?

Post by Steve in Golden » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:34 pm

That's a real nice bike Mr. Bugs.

If it were mine, I'd lose the barndoor Luftmeister fairing ASAP. I had one of those on my '78 R80/7 and it was just too big and heavy for it. It was very liberating to take it off. Sold it on Craigslist pretty easily too.

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

Post by Kurt in S.A. » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:46 pm

Looks like the fairing is by Arthur Fulmer. Just sayin! :lol:

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

Post by Steve in Golden » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:17 pm

Arthur Fulmer? Never heard of 'em. Well it looks like a lufty to me, but what do I know? Not much.

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

Post by Rob » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:57 pm

I have to agree with Kurt in S.A.
But I also agree with Steve in Golden...
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Re: How to Wake Up a 1975 r90/6?

Post by Kurt in S.A. » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:32 pm

Arthur Fulmer, top on this page:

http://w6rec.com/cycle-world-fairing-re ... eview-3-2/

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

Post by Steve in Golden » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:48 pm

I have no doubt that you are correct Kurt. In my previous post, I should have said, "Well it looked like a lufty to me".

Still a barndoor that I would remove immediately if it were my bike. But that's just me. Me no likee giant fairings.

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