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  1. Thread: Which GS?

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    thanks for the responses,overkill ??? are not all...

    thanks for the responses,overkill ??? are not all BMW bikes overkill? Yes they are, even thogh I have been riding them for 30 + years.What does that mean anyway? Overkill?Could I find I cheaper bike...
  2. Thread: Which GS?

    by KARSTEN
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    Which GS?

    Here is a good one; I am looking to buy a GS and would like some advise from GS Riders. Just sold my R1100R and must have another bike soon.
    I am not interested in off roading, shorter rides,maybe...
  3. Thread: F 650 or 800?

    by KARSTEN
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    F 650 or 800?

    I am in the market for a dual purpose bike,I think I would consider an F650 or the F800. The big GS is too much $ for a toy, so a less expensive ride is needed.I have, for some time, been riding my R...
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    Alabama Airhead wanted

    Hi all,
    I am looking to get back to the basics,Airheads,need some advise on what and where.I have owned K-bikes,Airheads and some oil heads.Currently am on a beautiful 1999 R1100R,black of course.I...
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    the K 75 and K 100 "getting a bit long in the...

    the K 75 and K 100 "getting a bit long in the tooth" would not bother me, nor the prospect of having to be my own mechanic.Previous bikes have been a 1971 R60/5 ,1994 R1100RS and a 1984 R80RT, so I...
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    K bike ergonomics

    good morning to all,I am looking to buy a K bike,due to the lack of dealers in my part of the country and the fact that there are relatively few BMWs locally, I will be using the net to find my next...
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    how to identify carb size

    I am working on my still new to me '85 R80RT.having some issues with the bike not running smooth while cold,running with choke.the previous owner changed the cylinders out with the 1000cc.Now in...
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    I have taken everything apart,cleaned,lubed and...

    I have taken everything apart,cleaned,lubed and re-installed and made the proper adjustments
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    I have taken everthing taken apart,clened,lubed...

    I have taken everthing taken apart,clened,lubed and re -installed
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    transmission question

    I have just installed a new clutch and cable in my 1985 R 80.I took the bike for a short(15Miles) test run and and noticed that once the bike warms up,after a few miles,2nd and 3rd gear scratch when...
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    clutch measurement needed

    Replaced clutch on my *5 R80,I remember the freeplay should be about 4mm at the lever,for the second adjustment what should the bottom measurement be? I had made a coathanger for this purpose but can...
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    locktite needed or not

    Hi all,I am installing a new clutch in my "85 R 80.Got 6 new bolts and lockwashers,my question is this: is locktite needed here or simply apply proper torque?
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    what year trann?

    Wondering,me bike is apart waiting for parts, if there is a source that can clarify what actual year the tranny is in my bike by using ID #s>thanks in advance
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    vielen dank Kurt,tapped with rubber mallet...

    vielen dank Kurt,tapped with rubber mallet several times,spun the flywheel and took a long screwdriver a pc of wood and did pry a bit,tapped a bit,rotated 1/3 and repeat.It came off,measured the...
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    clutch removal help needed

    pulled the tranny out of my 1985 R 80RT to lube the splines and to check how much clutch is left and clean things up while in there.the bike shows 30K on the odometer but who knows?Anyway, removed...
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    Kurt, thanks a lot,will attempt tonight to...

    Kurt,
    thanks a lot,will attempt tonight to correct the problem.
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    odometer issues

    I have a '85R80RT with some odometer issues.The tach and speedometer work fine all the time,the odometer and tripmeter will work,suddenly stop and eventually will work again.I have installed a new...
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    Tires and Monoschock needed

    Only two items left to do on my '85 R80RT(besides repainting)I need to replace the monoshock with a good all purpose shock,also want to replace front and rear tires.Again looking for something that...
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    electic gremlin

    I have corrected most of the issues,actually all,that are of mechanical nature on my (still new to me) 1985 R 80RT.Bike has 29K on it and I replaced all fluids,cables,cleaned and synced the...
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    replacement spark plugs

    Still going over my new to me '85 R 80 RT,got most of the basic stuff done,changed all fluids,replaced seals,cables,adjusted valves and timing.These bikes,so I am told, are jetted real lean and have...
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    thanks for the suggestion on how to remove the...

    thanks for the suggestion on how to remove the screw with the modified screwdriver,will give it a try this PM.The trigger unit is pretty much centered but I am not clear if the "S" mark is what I see...
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    timing mark question

    I am still woking on the new to me 1985 R 80RT,finally got all leaks(pushrod seals and oilpan)fixed,replaced needle bearings in rocker arms and set valves.Took the bike out for a 25 mile testrun and...
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    thanks Kurt,also found an article on Robert...

    thanks Kurt,also found an article on Robert Fleisher's site that explained it in great detail.Measured the endplay and found a lot of play.Shims will be placed on order.Thanks again
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    to shim a rocker or not

    I have a 1985 R80RT,had to replace the needle bearings in the rocker arms on one cylinder.When I took the rockers apart to replace the needle bearings,I noticed that only the "intake-rocker" on one...
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    o.k. got the old needle bearings out,what was...

    o.k. got the old needle bearings out,what was left of them,went back to reassemble the cylinder to the con rod.I do not know why but now it looks like the wristpin will not go back in,what gives???It...
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