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post #1 of 5 Old Aug 17th, 2008, 8:02 pm Thread Starter
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Ok, so I got this BEAUTIFUL specimen of a 74 R90S on ebay. It's a numbers matching, carefully rebuilt looker. What a blast to ride. I noticed that the volt meter wasn't registering well. No surprise there, so the plan was to connect a proper volt meter and observe the charging. I must have touched something improperly and blew a fuse. headlight, clock and instrument lights work but nothing else, and no starter click. So. Are there fuses in the headlight bucket? Whats the trick to getting the fairing off? It looks like you have to remove the turn signals and kid of bend the fairing (eek) to get around the turn signal stalks. What am I missing here? Anyone out there had their fairing off to change the headlight bulb? Help !!!???
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Re: new R90S owner, elect question

Yes, the fuses are in the bucket. I thought you could rotate the headlight or its bezel to remove it for access. You should really ask this at: Airheads.org Those guys have all the answers!!

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Re: new R90S owner, elect question

Thanks.
I found that the headlight ring has a screw with retaining clip at the bottom. You just remove the screws holding the upper fairing brackets in place, lean the thing outward, remove the ring and the headlight comes out. It easily clears the rubber gasket and goest through the fairing, you dont even have to unplug it. the wires are long enough. There was my blown fuse, easily dealt with.
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Re: new R90S owner, elect question

Joseph, Glad you found the secret! That's a GREAT bike for Autumn rides in Vermont...

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Re: new R90S owner, elect question

you really should wire up fuse holders to a remote place i have mine neatly mounted between gages and handelbars there is also electronic voltage regulators instead of oem coil and points regulator
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