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    Yo Jaybird, Tell us a bit more if you would....

    Yo Jaybird,

    Tell us a bit more if you would. How many miles on the gearbox and what precipitated its removal? If it has not been worked on, have you considered having the cir-clip upgrade done?...
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    Hi Gang, OK, so I installed the new timing...

    Hi Gang,

    OK, so I installed the new timing sprocket and chain and tensioners and all that stuff. Put it back together and added oil. Went to start it and it isn't firing. Could this be due to my...
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    OK, I got the marks lined up on the camshaft and...

    OK, I got the marks lined up on the camshaft and crankshaft gears and a new linked timing chain. I have inserted a master link from the front to keep the ends of the chain together. The idea is to...
  4. When you refer to the "throw-out bearing", are...

    When you refer to the "throw-out bearing", are you referring to the bearing in the clutch control assembly on the rear of the gearbox on the outside?

    to my knowledge, that has no plastic...
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    I did not want the endless chain as I read that...

    I did not want the endless chain as I read that its installation was onerously difficult. The chain I removed had a link in it. I bought the bike 10 years ago with 24,000 miles on it and I tend to...
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    Anyone know where I can buy a linked timing...

    Anyone know where I can buy a linked timing chain? I contacted a few reputable BMW dealers for the part and it seems that the endless chain is the one they commonly carry.
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    Yo Beemerphile, i ventured out in the snow to...

    Yo Beemerphile,

    i ventured out in the snow to the barn to have a look-see and lo and behold, when I look real close, there is a faint mark on the little sprocket and a peened in kind of mark on...
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    So who can tell me how to get the camshaft back...

    So who can tell me how to get the camshaft back into synch with the crankshaft, now that I've managed to move the crank from its position?
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    43292 So these show the condition of the crank...

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    So these show the condition of the crank sprocket and the tensioners wear.

    43293
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    4329043291 This is the puller I borrowed for...

    4329043291
    This is the puller I borrowed for free at Advance. Made the job a snap.
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    OK so I put it at TDC to remove the timing gear....

    OK so I put it at TDC to remove the timing gear. As I was unable to pry it off with a crowbar, I was forced to go to the auto parts store for a puller. The guys at Advance lent me a puller and I got...
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    OK, so I am now going to hijack this thread as I...

    OK, so I am now going to hijack this thread as I am doing the same work and am a deep believer in saving electrons.
    I have gotten down to the point of being able to see the timing chain and...
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    Well men, I have read this thread and some others...

    Well men, I have read this thread and some others and have now undertaken some deep inspection of my 1988 R100RS. It has 84,000M and I bought it nearly 10 years ago when it had but 24,000M on it. It...
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    Layin 'er down extends to the retail locations,...

    Layin 'er down extends to the retail locations, as well. This one was in Pueblo last April.43195.

    The best comment on the V Twin Forum...
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    Update: After following sage advice mentioned...

    Update: After following sage advice mentioned herein, the valves were adjusted, carbs balanced and the timing was check, though not much needed there. More of a verification that timing is within...
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    Bikerfish, I didn't say that the valve cover...

    Bikerfish,

    I didn't say that the valve cover was loose. Do you ordinarily jump to conclusions before reading closely?
    Thinkin' that answer is Yes.

    Thanks.
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    Update! Took the advice of someone who...

    Update!

    Took the advice of someone who commented and adjusted the valves. Removed left valve cover first and the nut on the top-front stud was loose. This seemed like a dead giveaway that one or...
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    Bikerfish, I did the gas cap thing. The plug...

    Bikerfish,

    I did the gas cap thing. The plug leads have been switched. There is gas in the bowls. All to no avail.


    Your words will be heeded. I will get back to you tomorrow. As I am an...
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    I have not lately adjusted the valves. Perhaps...

    I have not lately adjusted the valves. Perhaps that is next.
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    Actually, I timed it with a light last week.

    Actually, I timed it with a light last week.
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    This is New Mexico. We haven't seen rain in...

    This is New Mexico. We haven't seen rain in months. It's a Dyna coil and not OEM.
    Wer it the coil, the symptom would not abate after warming up.
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    Help Troubleshoot, Please?

    OK, 1988 R100RS, 81,000 relatively troublefree miles. It's white if that matters.
    A few days ago, my bike was reluctant to start in 45 degree weather. Previously it would start in the coldest...
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    OK, all done. First I disconnected the ground...

    OK, all done.

    First I disconnected the ground (HA)! I removed the swingarm pivots to allow me ability to remove the shock.
    Second, I rigged a NEW 1/4" bit into a flexible shaft. This was needed...
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    Have you thought about calling Ohlins? In my...

    Have you thought about calling Ohlins? In my experience, an engineer has gotten on the phone with me to discuss the application and provided relevant solutions.
    These shocks take up quite a bit...
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    At the moment I am still evaluating various...

    At the moment I am still evaluating various options for thread repair. I am appreciative of the input from the community, as well. My single trepidation is that I would rather not pull the gearbox...
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