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    In my always humble opinion, I would forego the...

    In my always humble opinion, I would forego the manuals. I have a Clymer's that covers your bike and my R100, and other than a few little bits of info (like oil quantities in various places), it has...
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    Priceless!!!

    Priceless!!!
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    Wow, you must be a glutton for punishment! ...

    Wow, you must be a glutton for punishment! That's a lot of work! But appreciated!
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    Also, the spring must go "over center" to hold up...

    Also, the spring must go "over center" to hold up the stand. As I recall, where it connects is a moveable tab that can be adjusted to insure the "over the center" pull of the spring (as I remember...
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    You very well could be right! BTW, what is...

    You very well could be right!

    BTW, what is TCW3 ?? I've racked by brain (such as I have) and can't come up with anything.

    For me, what Lucas claims is pretty much undetectable by observational...
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    Several questions/observations. Kurt, when you...

    Several questions/observations.

    Kurt, when you "added" the arrows to the existing pic, what program did you use?

    Observation: Is this hole on the bottom of the stand perfectly round, or is it...
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    But this isn't what he was asking for!!

    But this isn't what he was asking for!!
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    My question is, "How did you determine that they...

    My question is, "How did you determine that they weren't doing any good?"

    I am not saying either way - that they were or were not, but I am just curious how you determined your view?

    This is...
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    My 2 cents worth. If you are looking to buy it...

    My 2 cents worth. If you are looking to buy it as an investment I think you will find that you will much more in it than it will ever be worth.

    However, if you are purchasing it for the fun of...
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    What I have done and had work in other situations...

    What I have done and had work in other situations is to try to find out what the industry name/number for the type of base the bulb has. Then go to one of the industrial catalogs (Grainger,...
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    Try Re-Psycle near Columbus, OH.

    Try Re-Psycle near Columbus, OH.
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    My old R90/6 is still my favorite of my BMW's...

    My old R90/6 is still my favorite of my BMW's that I have owned. Still wish I had it!
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    I am going out on a limb here as I disagree with...

    I am going out on a limb here as I disagree with the "wisdom" of the "gurus" on this topic.

    It is true that the best place to start is the lubes recommended by a previous post.

    However, the...
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    I have heard the same thing. However, I have...

    I have heard the same thing. However, I have also heard that not all trans fluids work this way. My understanding is that the ATF for Fords does not have those detergents and lubrication abilities...
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    I tried the "tube" thing and couldn't get...

    I tried the "tube" thing and couldn't get anything to work! I remember I had a dickens of a time getting that thing on! Kept turning inside out, or rolling on its side!
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    I've heard nothing but good things about Marvel...

    I've heard nothing but good things about Marvel Mystery oil. I use it myself for some things (not my airhead, though). In my airhead, I use Lucas gasoline additive to do the job. I am a big...
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    I want to get ones for stainless and aluminum!!

    I want to get ones for stainless and aluminum!!
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    If I remember correctly, the ring in question is...

    If I remember correctly, the ring in question is more like a "seal" rather than a true "O" ring. Its outer lip (when pointing the correct direction) is supposed to "spread" (i.e. get larger dia) as...
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    That 'Crazy glue' idea is a great one. Never...

    That 'Crazy glue' idea is a great one. Never heard it before and seems better than an hour or so of dropping the nut and the accompanying frustrations!
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    Grease the wheel bearings, regardless of how the...

    Grease the wheel bearings, regardless of how the wheels spin or act by doing the 6/12 or 3/9 wiggle.

    I bought my /7 and found out that the front wheel bearing was totally dry. I was lucky!
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    I always try not to tap/hammer on any...

    I always try not to tap/hammer on any shaft//bolt, especially when they connect to some precision bearings. Try the bolt torque first, then revert to the hammer. Then I bought a better, bigger...
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    I had anticipated the clutch cable situation, and "practiced" what you described. I am pretty good at it (while moving - starting out is another issue!) but I still get "nervous" when I hear those...
  23. There are two cables that you almost just can't...

    There are two cables that you almost just can't get by without. The clutch (though some have tried and succeeded by starting and killing the engine and force shifting) and the throttle cables.
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  24. Yes, I had learned that trick years ago when I...

    Yes, I had learned that trick years ago when I used to do some low level racing. Have the back-up cables already installed along side the working one, and when the working one breaks, just hook up...
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    Did you notice if, when using a puller to pull...

    Did you notice if, when using a puller to pull the driveshaft propeller from the transmission output shaft, did he tighten the puller and then give the end of the shaft a slight "tap" with a hammer...
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