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    Why not ask the dealer? I guess if I had a...

    Why not ask the dealer? I guess if I had a warranty concern the first place I would go is the dealer that did the work.
  2. The nice policeman laughed when I asked if he was...

    The nice policeman laughed when I asked if he was really sure it was me in the all the traffic. He said the laser was pointed on my face shield so he was very sure.
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    I thought it was '83 or '84. But yes, before the...

    I thought it was '83 or '84. But yes, before the early '80's there was no standardization for VIN numbers.

    And you need to be old enough to know that -:)
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    Vin numbers

    The current standard for VIN numbers didn't start until around 1983 or 84. I had an '81 RT that was titled (new) as an '81. When I tried toget a new title in another state they insisted it was a...
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    Can I ask how tall you are? I'm going to order...

    Can I ask how tall you are? I'm going to order one and can't figure which one. Usually I like to look over the shield but this is my winter bike and I prefer to look thru it. Then again, in heavy...
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    I'll try it.

    I'll try it.
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    Final Story

    Ended up taking it to Capital Cycle in Raleigh. The transmission shaft was nicked on both ends causing both seal to leak. They replaced the shaft, rebuilt the transmission and talked BMW into...
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    I ended up going to Bobs and they are the best. ...

    I ended up going to Bobs and they are the best. Don't ask me why I didn't think of them first since I've does business with them at rallies and at there store. I think I never used them on line...
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    Fuel line and MAc 2 into 1 exhaust.

    I was replacing the fuel lines on my '83 R100RS and pulled the fuel line out that runs under the air filter housing connecting the two carbs. Course I can't get the new one to slide in. I'm afraid...
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    I have an IMAI 1/12 model of a dual shock R100RS...

    I have an IMAI 1/12 model of a dual shock R100RS and one of a Krauser MKM1000. (ya'll know what that is right?). Anyway I've been saving them to put together in the nursing home when they take the...
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    Good dealer to buy parts from

    My dealer is so far away that I have to pay shipping AND taxes to get parts. I bought from Hammersly in Lynchburg, VA for years but they no longer answer the phone or ship parts if you use their...
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    Odds are that other years will fit but not always...

    Odds are that other years will fit but not always - how's that for an answer. BMW would often make new model year parts retroactive to previous models. Your best bet is to check out one of the...
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    That's all I'm doing, covering up the rust spots....

    That's all I'm doing, covering up the rust spots. Just did want it to be too obvious.
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    Paint

    Yes Rustoleum is good, but what flavor of black, gloss, flat black, ?
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    Frame paint, need quicie answer

    I used to know the answer (but then I used to know a lot of things) but what is a good touch up paint for the frame of an 1983 R100RS. I got the trannie out out and just want to touch it up. Prefer...
  16. Thread: Front axle

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    Plumber's wrenches used for flush valves - see ...

    Plumber's wrenches used for flush valves - see

    http://www.doityourself.com/invt/0648972

    Look around the hardware store and you'll find the one size you need for less than $5.

    They probably...
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    Warning Indicator malfunction

    The warning indicator on my R1200ST came on (and stays on) coming back from WY. According to the manual the symbol indicates that one of my front light bulbs (hi / low beam, turn signal, etc) is...
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    Good point about the shaft. Did a lot of...

    Good point about the shaft. Did a lot of internet searching and see leaking shaft seals seem to be a new BMW design feature.
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    R1200ST leaker

    At 18,000 miles the output shaft (of the transmission) seal started leaking. It was replaced under warranty in Feb or March of this year. Tonight I noticed it's leaking again, with only about 2000...
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    R100 Trannie problems - repair where?

    First gear is going out. Can anyone recommend a repair shop withing 400 miles of Wilmington, North Carolina? I'd rather drive it in than remove it and ship. If I have to ship it I'll send it to...
  21. Oil change without removing fairing

    You need to get a long allan wrench with a ball head. Mine looks like a 6" screw driver with the allan head on the end. Then you drill two holes on the fairing just large enough to pass the wrench...
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    R1200ST saddle

    Someone out there must have had a new saddle made for their R1200ST. I know all the usual players and have an extra seat to send off for custom work. Who should I send it to? Any recommendations? ...
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    US distributer

    Yes, I see the address on the French Web site. They have a US distributer. Do they have any dealers? Or do I have to buy it direct from the distributer who doesn't even have a web page.
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    US distributer

    Now where did you find that -:). I went to there web page and all I got find was France info. I'll go look again.
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    Who sells bagster?

    Searching the web I can't find a US distributor. DOes the bra cover the whole tank or just the mid section?
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