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  1. Thread: r90 oilpan

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    Briel

    I think the sandwitch plate with the cooling tubes were sold under the brand name "Briel". Wunderlich still sells a spacer plate but not the type with internal tubes.

    Remember that adding a...
  2. Thread: LWB vs SWB

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    /5 frame ok

    The later frame does have a stronger top tube, an extra transverse brace between the front down tubes, a longer swing arm and longer rear loop to suit. But as for sidecar use, I doubt those changes...
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    front fender?

    Once again BMW has gone for form rather than function with the very short front fender. Can't see the point of that....

    I've got a high - miles Funduro, with carbs, and the new machine certainly...
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    do the dark test

    It is very hard to see any arcing in normal light. However have a look at the coil while the bike is running in a darkened garage. I've certainly seen coils that seemed fine in daylight that were...
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    gearbox seal problem

    Many '05 R12GS's suffered a failure of the seal on the input shaft of the gearbox. Most would have been fixed under warranty. ISTR reading that the seal was improperly installed from the factory. ...
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    MRA screens

    Check out the MRA screens from Twisted Throttle. I have one on my R100R, after having had an R90s type screen, and I'm very impressed with it. There are a variety of styles and sizes, and the...
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    In the bad old days...

    In the bad old days. before we knew better... a fire extinguisher filled with carbon tetrachloride sprayed in through the timing hole would flush a lot of crap out of the clutch. But that was the...
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    Easy, if you've done it before...

    Pushrod seal replacement is one of those Airhead jobs that are easy to repeat, but not easy if it's the first time you've done it, or if it is the first time for an old Airhead. There are some...
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    BTDT - melted oilhead boot

    Same thing happened to my used 2002 R1150GS with only 12,000 km on it. Swing arm boot melted; disc pads worn out; rear drive needed to be shimmed. Turned out the former owner had put lower footpegs...
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    master cylinder stuck?

    I've encountered a similar problem, on a Brembo - equipped Guzzi. In my case the piston in the master cylinder was sticking. There was lots of free play at the pedal, but the brake was stuck "on". ...
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    Not reverse engineered, maybe licenced

    PM Dave wrote:
    "Curiously, when the German army abandoned Russia, they left behind more than a few motorcycle/sidecar outfits. Both the Chinese and the Russians reverse-engineered some good samples,...
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    How about a CCM?

    Studs... winter... ice racing!
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    Trenton Aug 13 - 15

    Why not check out a rally closer to home? You can do this in a day ride. The Return to Trenton Rally put on the by Loonie-Tics, at the same location as the 2002 MOA National. Small compared to...
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    common relay substitute

    This is from our local BMW club newsletter, about, oh, 20 years ago.

    " The turn signal flasher unit on older twins is made by Hella. You'll find it in the headlamp, a black box about 1"x1"x1.5",...
  15. Thread: Motobins #1

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    Motobins yes!

    I've been dealing with Motobins for years and always had good service, usually five to seven business days to Ontario.

    Franchised BMW dealers take note: how is it that we can order genuine parts...
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    August 13 - 15!

    Here's the URL for the rally page, and entry form:

    http://www.ltbmwr.ca/html/return_to_trenton_rally.html
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    Crushed Filter

    I've certainly seen this before, several times, but it's been a lot of years. Unfortunately one involved the dissection of an R100/7. A connecting rod end had failed and ripped the balance weight...
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    Michelin Pilots ok

    I've just put a set of the Michelin Pilot Activ on my 93 R100R in the stock sizes. I haven't had an opportunity to ride in the rain yet, but in the dry they grip very well indeed. :thumb
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    John Deere Plug $20 Cdn

    I just bought two male plugs yesterday at a John Deere Tractor dealer here in Ontario that fit just fine. The JD part number is RE11344, and the cost was about $21 Cdn. You can adapt this to any...
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    Lots of possible sources...

    The Mystic and R100R use a unique spoked tubeless 18" wheel. But the front fork is reportedly the same as used in many K bikes, so it is quite possible that a K wheel would work. Looking quickly at...
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    ISTR 3 different Bosch starters...

    If the starter is the original one, then it is the least powerful Bosch unit. The starter's rated power was increased for /6 and again for /7, along with the larger battery. You could try turning...
  22. Wunderlich. Measure the length of your existing...

    Wunderlich. Measure the length of your existing dipstick, there are two lengths available.

    http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/8154002.html
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    forks legs parallel?

    Aha, been there, done that, fixed that, with several /5's.

    First, are the springs up to the job? They were pretty soft even when new. Expect about 2 inches of sag with the bike on its wheels but...
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    I'm pleased to see these positive responses as I...

    I'm pleased to see these positive responses as I just bought a '93 R100R. Apart from a major pushrod seal oil leak, it seems very good, and certainly a much better machine than the /7's and G/S BMWs...
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    Lots of good info

    A very good place to look would be http://largiader.com/

    Not only is Anton a top notch tech, he's very active on BMW lists, AND he rides an R100GS.
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