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    99% of the time the culprit is pronounced left...

    99% of the time the culprit is pronounced left side tire wear caused by spending too much time in the arc of left hand turns. I've never figured out a way to avoid it.

    Except maybe riding in the...
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    Black nylon wire tires on the boots... the OEM...

    Black nylon wire tires on the boots... the OEM clamps are metal and very inexpensive...
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    Jinbawang? Sounds like an asian porno movie!...

    Jinbawang? Sounds like an asian porno movie! :laugh

    Go buy a Sylvania Silverstar at your local auto parts store for $12.00. Don't worry, be happy. (Probably made by Jinbawang) :doh
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    I would be surprised if yours ARE made by Bosch....

    I would be surprised if yours ARE made by Bosch.

    Autozone touts that it's coils are made by Wells - a "global supplier" :uhoh - and we all know what THAT means: Probably made in China, hopefully...
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    When I went through my '79 I took special note of...

    When I went through my '79 I took special note of all the electronic goodies - and even though everything looked good - I just decided to bite the bullet and replace the coils, plug wires and caps,...
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    I used common silicone faucet grease available at...

    I used common silicone faucet grease available at any hardware store - a little dab will do ya'!

    I thing I remember reading somewhere to not use Vaseline since it can attack rubber.
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    HA Ha - pretty funny. Guess what the FIRST post...

    HA Ha - pretty funny. Guess what the FIRST post in this thread is about? :stick

    Everything does indeed come full circle! :D :thumb

    (God how I hate flying - on commercial jets. Nothing worse...
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    I get that ALL the time when I fire up the...

    I get that ALL the time when I fire up the Vergasser for a milk run. :D

    The neighbors still point and stare.

    What's the saying - you can't help but growing older, but you can act immature...
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    If you're planning on some long distance...

    If you're planning on some long distance riding...

    I'm going to have an absolutely flawless black Vetter Windjammer IV fairing up for sale on Ebay in about a week. Fabricated over a period of 18...
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    I still say its BLING!

    Looks like there's a new sheriff in town. SS braided lines are so yesterday...

    If ss braided/covered lines are so friggin' wonderful, how come I couldn't find ANY hydraulic ss braided/covered...
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    Steel wool, 3M pads or emery cloth literally...

    Steel wool, 3M pads or emery cloth literally won't cut cementite, you'll be going backward since you'll be contaminating the surface with sanding dust on every stroke. You need garnet. Chemicals...
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    What I meant to say is that I'm sorry I don't...

    What I meant to say is that I'm sorry I don't have any pita bread!

    Hey, at least my fenders aren't scratched.

    Since I've already pretty well hijacked this thread into oblivion, why not a...
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    I'm glad that you like them - but how old were...

    I'm glad that you like them - but how old were your OEM hoses when you replaced them?

    I would also like to know if you can actually stop any faster - since that is what brakes are supposed to do. ...
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    Snowbum went into detail about this - and I agree...

    Snowbum went into detail about this - and I agree with his take: (mostly)

    10. BMW stock-original type rubber hoses will last MANY DECADES, if you never hang the calipers by the hoses, which is...
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    Side view:

    Side view:
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    Open view:

    Open view:
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    My Airhead's lock box

    One of the unfortunate effects of having a vintage bike is that it draws a lot of undesirables to it. Last week I had my very important "what if" kit stolen off the back of my luggage rack. I had...
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    I doubt if there is an single "smoking gun" and a...

    I doubt if there is an single "smoking gun" and a quick fix... (but it's probably old congealed fluid inside the calipers or master cylinder clogging the passages)

    Even if you do find the culprit...
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    I am absolutely amazed. $7K for a parts bin...

    I am absolutely amazed. $7K for a parts bin special?

    In some sort of perverse way that makes me feel awfully good about my ride. :D
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    This is truly bizarre - but the volt meter has...

    This is truly bizarre - but the volt meter has somehow fixed itself.

    Steady as a rock. :doh
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    The extreme use of paint to cover many of the...

    The extreme use of paint to cover many of the components that should have been cleaned and restored (yeah, it's a lot of hard work) tell the story.

    This isn't even close to being a "resto-mod" or...
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    Kewl, sounds like you've got a plan. "Puppy"...

    Kewl, sounds like you've got a plan. "Puppy" concerned me greatly... :uhoh

    You may find that a Laminar Lip or Saeng micro swirl edging will be a big help, I've used it before and it works. I...
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    and his bed:

    and his bed:
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    His mom takes care of his needs while dad tends...

    His mom takes care of his needs while dad tends to the driving:
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    mounted and having fun...

    mounted and having fun...
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