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  1. I went West in April/May and the best piece of...

    I went West in April/May and the best piece of gear I had was an electric vest. One morning in the high desert of Nevada it was 29F. That vest saved me there and all the high passes where there was...
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    I'm staying 1 night and will be heading East or...

    I'm staying 1 night and will be heading East or South when leaving. I'll be going to Knoxville.
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    Louisville, KY lodging

    I'm going to be in the Louisville area in mid July (after the Rally) and am looking for a good place to stay. My first choice would be a better than average Mom & Pop Motel (park in front of room)...
  4. I used a Mity-vac to remove the old fluid and...

    I used a Mity-vac to remove the old fluid and draw in the new. The ABS unit has a separate bleed nipple and holds a tablespoon or so of fluid as I recall. Bleed the calipers and the unit. If it...
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    Be VERY careful with that throttle! If you lose...

    Be VERY careful with that throttle! If you lose your balance and use the grip to regain it you WILL be 'Propelled' into the nearest ditch, car or tree. :nono
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    PLEXUS. The "Gold" standard. Good enough for...

    PLEXUS. The "Gold" standard. Good enough for airplane cockpit shields = good enough for motorcycle shields.
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    I think to keep costs down you need to do all the...

    I think to keep costs down you need to do all the simple maintenance yourself. Oil, filters, gear oil, brake fluid and fork oil changes. Spark plugs and brake pads are pretty straight forward with a...
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    Was that $394 tires and labor? If so that's a...

    Was that $394 tires and labor? If so that's a good price around here (New England). I brought my wheels in and I think I paid $400+ for 2 Z6 tires mounted and balanced.
  9. Thread: Spline lube

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    Does anyone know the torque value for the left...

    Does anyone know the torque value for the left hand pivot pin on the paralever rear swing arm? This is the one that has loctite on it and needs heat and a 12mm Allen to undo. See attached pic. The...
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    I used auto filters before but since I had a...

    I used auto filters before but since I had a problem removing one I stay with the BMW. The filter is good for 15,000 (probably more) miles so I usually dump the oil out of it and re-install one time....
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    OK, that's what I was thinking but was not 100%...

    OK, that's what I was thinking but was not 100% sure. Thanks for the "2nd try".

    Russ
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    I decided to continue on and remove the swing arm...

    I decided to continue on and remove the swing arm so I could ÔÇ£PhaseÔÇØ the u-joints but want to be sure I correctly understand the procedure as there is a lot riding on this. Pardon the pun. ...
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    Unfortunately it's a 91 model with a paralever...

    Unfortunately it's a 91 model with a paralever rear so the Bailey's will have to wait. ;) I've completed the final drive removal and I just have had it with the Clymer "supplement" repair portion for...
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    That's what I thought but the way Clymer worded...

    That's what I thought but the way Clymer worded it made me wonder. When you don't know what your doing it's good to ask questions before you proceed to do more damage. :D

    Thanks, Russ
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    Sorry, I should have explained better. 1991 K1...

    Sorry, I should have explained better. 1991 K1 with paralever.
  16. Thread: Spline lube

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    OK I've checked the splines on the rear shaft and...

    OK I've checked the splines on the rear shaft and the end of the front shaft where it connects to the rear and they seem to be OK. I cannot get the rear shaft to break loose from the final drive with...
  17. Thread: Spline lube

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    I have the final drive removed and assume I need...

    I have the final drive removed and assume I need to remove the rear portion of the drive shaft with u-joint to inspect and lube. My question is do I just pull the rear portion off the same as the...
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    I use Prestone extended life. Nitrate and silica...

    I use Prestone extended life. Nitrate and silica free and safe for aluminum is what youÔÇÖre looking for.
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    I've changed oil and filter for 35 yrs or more on...

    I've changed oil and filter for 35 yrs or more on various MC without a torque wrench. I hand tighten the filter (means until you cannot turn it by hand anymore) then 1/4 turn with a oil wrench. I...
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    Thanks, that explains it. Not surprising there's...

    Thanks, that explains it. Not surprising there's no mention of it in the Clymer's manual. :rolleyes
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    Thanks Paul! OK what's "phase"? BTW great...

    Thanks Paul!

    OK what's "phase"?

    BTW great article in the ON. Wish we had more good tech advice for these machines. Most all the "other" bike forums put us to shame in this department.
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    Spline lube

    I'm posting this again due to server failure. If you replied please post again. Thanks.

    Guys,

    I'm getting ready to break open the final drive and swing arm to check the u-joints, pivot bearings...
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    Site problem?

    Is the web site having problems? A thread I posted on the 13th to the forum is missing. I posted to K bike tech.

    Russ
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    I just bought a ramp from Discount Ramps.com. I...

    I just bought a ramp from Discount Ramps.com. I got the "Black Widow" or some such name. Three piece folding ramp. They fit behind the seat in an extended cab K1500. Don't haul that often so a...
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    Jeesh, what's the big deal. I don't have a...

    Jeesh, what's the big deal. I don't have a problem answering any question someone has about my ride. I sort of like to talk to people about motorcycles no matter what their interest is. I even ride...
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