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    Regarding wheel bearings, all on my (/7) could be...

    Regarding wheel bearings, all on my (/7) could be removed for inspection and repacked, except the rear wheel bearing at the drive spline. Cycleworks.com sells a bearing greaser which will grease that...
  2. I ordered a black valve cover and removed the...

    I ordered a black valve cover and removed the coating to use on my /7 - which has the same style cover but is bare aluminum. The coating was fairly difficult to remove; I ended up soaking the cover...
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    From what I have read - I have not measured the...

    From what I have read - I have not measured the change in oil quantity yet - the increase in oil volume is 250 ml. That is when using the stock /7 dipstick and the oil level at the same 'max'...
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    I recently installed a later year ('81+) deeper...

    I recently installed a later year ('81+) deeper oil pan with baffle on my 1978 /7. The center stand just clears the newer model oil pan. Here are the BMW part numbers I used:

    07119919143 screw...
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    FWIW, I mounted a dynatech points booster behind...

    FWIW, I mounted a dynatech points booster behind the master cylinder under the frame tube, which is the same location, on my /7. I have measured the starter cover temperature using an IR...
  6. Thread: 1976 r75/6

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    Motobins sells the gear w/chain:...

    Motobins sells the gear w/chain: http://www.motobins.co.uk/displayfinal.php?q=61043&topsearch=1&go=GO

    and handgrip w/gear: http://www.motobins.co.uk/displayfinal.php?q=61041&topsearch=1&go=GO
    ...
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    I have read that the higher RPM is caused by a...

    I have read that the higher RPM is caused by a faulty capacitor on the tachometer circuit board. Mine has temporarily jumped to higher RPM's; riding the bike seems to help that problem which...
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    I've used the Stubby tire levers and they are all...

    I've used the Stubby tire levers and they are all I intend to use in the future. My motion pro short levers worked using milk jug rim protectors and I changed my rear tire four times using them, ...
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    I tend to agree that the epoxy fiberglass repair...

    I tend to agree that the epoxy fiberglass repair is the way to go. However, here is a link to urethane plastic repair for motorcycle fairings that have some video of the repair. As shown in the...
  10. Thread: Fork oil

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    I replace the PJ1 7.5 wt fork oil in my '78 with...

    I replace the PJ1 7.5 wt fork oil in my '78 with Mercon V automatic transmission fluid. The forks feel about the same to me. I made the switch because some extra ATF was available and I have...
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    A patched tube will last the life of the tire. I...

    A patched tube will last the life of the tire. I have some stubby tire irons, a bead buddy II, an airman tour pump, and a patch kit. However, I can see using a can of Threebond seal-n-air to get...
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    If the bearings are blue, that means the...

    If the bearings are blue, that means the temperature of the bearings at some point exceeded 700 degrees F. That changed the metallurgical properties of the steel and softened (annealed) it some. ...
  13. FWIW, I have repaired steel gas cans using...

    FWIW, I have repaired steel gas cans using Stay-Brite low temperature solder: http://www.esslinger.com/staybritesolderkit.aspx?gclid=CI7r-P7q9bUCFcZFMgodUBsAdg

    Everyone must decide their level of...
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    I keep an official BMW tool kit with my airhead. ...

    I keep an official BMW tool kit with my airhead. This kit includes a socket to remove the spark plug. If my airhead died on the road (and I did not have my carb balancing tool) I would remove the...
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    Valve train timing is affected by valve...

    Valve train timing is affected by valve clearance. If the valves are too loose then the valve timing changes. Stretching of the timing chain affects both the valve timing and ignition timing. I...
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    +1 F.A.S.T - fuel, air, spark ,timing I...

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    F.A.S.T - fuel, air, spark ,timing

    I carry spark thread extenders for balancing the carbs, but they work great to check for spark also. The next time it dies, check for spark. If you...
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    While this may not be 'Official BMW', Motobins...

    While this may not be 'Official BMW', Motobins has such a bushing for a 1992 BMW 2 valve model: http://www.motobins.co.uk/displayfinal.php?q=24923&topsearch=1&go=GO

    Most will consider Max BMW to...
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    The zinc plating (or lack thereof) is an...

    The zinc plating (or lack thereof) is an interesting topic. Most LHS fasteners are zinc plated steel, unless they sell marine grade stainless. I found this article on zinc plating (original) parts:...
  19. Per the resources link, this diagram for the 87+...

    Per the resources link, this diagram for the 87+ RT shows the headlamp and brake light should always work when the ignition switch is 'on'. ...
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    That is an interesting perspective. I have never...

    That is an interesting perspective. I have never heard that before. None of the fasteners have any BMW markings. The McMaster-Carr fasteners meet DIN 912-A4 specifications, which is likely better...
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    Several years ago, McMaster-Carr was not the...

    Several years ago, McMaster-Carr was not the model of efficiency it is today. But, I agree they are (now) a model company. I think some of the transition came about the time they started selling to...
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    Sometimes these forums are best used to point out...

    Sometimes these forums are best used to point out the obvious:

    1. The bike started fine before you worked on it.
    2. Work was done.
    3. Now, the bike does not start - translated to mean the...
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    The arrow on the front coincides with the smaller...

    The arrow on the front coincides with the smaller pocket for the 40mm exhaust valve. The pistons can be switched provided the arrow and smaller pocket coincides with the exhaust valve (front of...
  24. No, the wiring diagram is incorrect. The Haynes...

    No, the wiring diagram is incorrect. The Haynes and (newer) Clymer manuals have accurate wiring diagrams for the ignition switch in color. As a clarification, the wiring diagram in the resources...
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    It is the attention to detail that determines...

    It is the attention to detail that determines whether the re-assembled engine will run and the healthy obsession with detail and cleanliness that determines how long the engine will run. Some work...
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