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1976 R90/6 Havana Gold

1976 R90/6 - Havana Gold - numbers matching - 4970812I picked this bike up as a barn find/basket case in March of 2017. The prior owner was a retired motorcycle mechanic who did new gaskets/seals and rings and then got tired of the project. I dropped the oil pan upon receiving bike and it was spotless inside and gaskets had obviously not been through any heat cycles as they were not adhered to either pan or block.

The paint on the fenders and tank that came with the bike was faded/tired and not an original color for the bike. A set of Havana Gold NOS tank and fenders along with a NOS gas cap was sourced from a former dealer in Florida. The tank fender set had been removed from a 76 R90/6 and put on the shelf for the next 42 years. (sidecovers are Siebenrock repops)

The following service/maintenance items have been addressed in putting this bike back on the road:

New points, condenser, plug wires and plugs.

ATU cleaned/lubed and new advance springs installed

Carbs rebuilt with new floats, float needles and diaphragms (in addition to standard o-rings, gaskets)

New air filter

New 7mm continental braided fuel line.

New steering head bearings

New wheel bearings and wheel bearing seals front/rear

New stainless steel spokes and nipples.

Rebuilt front forks

New fork gaiters

Installed EBC HH compound pads and Galfer braided stainless brake line. (aligned pads properly)

New Hagon rear shocks

New Sargent Seat

New BMW Airhead toolkit with proper dogbone wrench and steering head bearing hook wrench.

New rider foot peg rubbers

New MotoBat 30ah battery

New neutral switch

Transmission input shaft cleaned/lubed with Honda Moly 60

All electrical connections cleaned. Eastern beaver headlight relay installed to accommodate higher power H4 bulb (stock wattage currently installed)

New headlight relay

New chrome headlight trim ring

New throttle cables

New tach and speedo cables

Speedometer cluster sent off for clean/lube.

Katdash instrument cluster LED’s installed along with new seals and rubber hoods

All of the work above was completed at 25681 miles. I’ve been shaking the bike down making corrections and adjustments and at 26101 miles the heads were re-torqued, valves checked/set and all fluids/filters swapped.

The bike is very strong and runs really nice. It would be an excellent candidate for a full restoration or make a nice bike to ride to vintage bike events, lunches with your motorcycle buddies, etc.

The horn works intermittently - I’ve checked continuity all the way to left switchgear and it’s good, and horn works fine on the bench. I suspect switch button needs to be disassembled and cleaned.

I will continue to ride this bike on nice sunny days so mileage will go up slightly over the course of the summer.

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Receipts for all parts.

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Price: $4400 OBRO

Location: Lexington IL

Contact: Dave Fahringer

Telephone: 309-826-8332

Posted Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 6:27 pm (CDT)

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