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  1. Thread: Cylinder honing

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    Compared to my cylinders ('78 R100S), it looks...

    Compared to my cylinders ('78 R100S), it looks like someone has already worked yours.
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    BMW Motorcycles of Countryside near Chicago works...

    BMW Motorcycles of Countryside near Chicago works for me. Inquire about their discount plan if you order parts.
  3. Thread: Spark Plugs

    by BobZ
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    Thanks for the replies. I am trying to avoid mail...

    Thanks for the replies. I am trying to avoid mail order, I'll try the auto store equivalent.
  4. Thread: Spark Plugs

    by BobZ
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    Spark Plugs

    I've been searching for spark plug brands and numbers suitable for my '78 R100S and haven't had much luck. What are you guys currently using?
  5. Thread: F800GS break-in

    by BobZ
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    You need to get the rings seated quickly. Takes...

    You need to get the rings seated quickly. Takes some heat cycles to accomplish.
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    The older the better.

    The older the better.
  7. Thread: Tire prices

    by BobZ
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    I've searched Amazon when looking to buy specific...

    I've searched Amazon when looking to buy specific tires and don't normally find much the first time.

    But, the next day they usually show up at great prices from several sources.
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    Agree that it's too bad you didn't do a...

    Agree that it's too bad you didn't do a compression check.

    However, if the bike wasn't smoking or using much oil between changes, I wouldn't change the rings. Your's are probably well seated and...
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    Swollen and burst suggests freezing, but your in...

    Swollen and burst suggests freezing, but your in Texas.
  10. Thread: Cheap tires?

    by BobZ
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    I bought some Chens from JC Whitney on the cheap...

    I bought some Chens from JC Whitney on the cheap one time. Couldn't wear the damn things out. They worked great but looked like Ural OEM skins. Ugh.
  11. Thread: Matthew Parkhouse

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    hobomatt, Great to hear of your interest in...

    hobomatt,

    Great to hear of your interest in doing some publishing. Sounds like a deluxe semi-retirement project. Sign me up for a first edition.

    You guys must have dodged the drug-lord bullets...
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    Received mine today.

    Received mine today.
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    My ignition switch has terminals coded 15 on one...

    My ignition switch has terminals coded 15 on one end, 58 on the other end, 56 on the diagonal terminal and 30 marked between the middle two. It is a '78 R100S.
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    lostboy, The wire leading from headlight relay...

    lostboy,

    The wire leading from headlight relay to hand grip is actually yellow and white.

    I'm thinking headlight relay is ok and will turn my attention to the ignition switch. I've had trouble...
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    Here's what's going on at the headlight relay...

    Here's what's going on at the headlight relay with ignition in run position.

    Test light is lit on green wire, grey and red. When I push hi-beam flash to pass, yellow is live. Black, no test light....
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    Didn't realize this fact. I've long struggled...

    Didn't realize this fact. I've long struggled with wiring diagrams and terminals.

    Max BMW has relay listed at $95. The price made me think maybe it did more than just warning flashers.

    Thanks...
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    Headlight Problems

    I cannot keep the headlight working on my '78 R100S.

    Inside the headlight bucket I found a rely on the left side (facing light) with the clip broken that attaches it to a bracket. About half the...
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    There may be numbers in there but my old eyes...

    There may be numbers in there but my old eyes aren't able to see them and I'm not inclined to pull the switch back out for a closer look.

    I have had the fairing on and off so many times...
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    Hi Phil, I always wondered how to do this but...

    Hi Phil,

    I always wondered how to do this but never asked. Thanks for the explanation.

    Bob
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    Thanks for your replies. I switched a couple of...

    Thanks for your replies. I switched a couple of wires and crap, the starter didn't work.

    Switched the wires (red and green) another way and hold and behold everything seemed to work more or less...
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    "78 R100S Ignition Switch

    Put in a new ignition switch. Trying to reattach wires using wiring diagrams. Of course two sets of drawings contradict each other.

    Switch has 4 vertical terminals and one horizontal. I currently...
  22. Thread: Tire Help

    by BobZ
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    New tube for sure, might want to patch the...

    New tube for sure, might want to patch the puncture and carry the old tube as a spare.
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    BMW Service Manual

    I was able to download the BMW service manual for my K1100LT; does anyone know whether the manual for an R100S is available?

    Thanks.
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    Despite a very interesting mix of interest groups...

    Despite a very interesting mix of interest groups opposing expanding ethanol use requirements, the ethanol train appears to be squarely on the tracks.

    I wonder how many taxpayer dollars have been...
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    Hopefully the new administration will "get real"...

    Hopefully the new administration will "get real" and not encourage expanding the ethanol myth as our great gasoline alternative.

    Promoting diesel is much more sensible. If just 30% of our...
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