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    Ditto on the Michelin Pilot Activ. I have my...

    Ditto on the Michelin Pilot Activ. I have my second one on front and am ready to put the third one on the rear. I am a gentle rider and want to get mileage out of a tire. I can get about 8,000 on...
  2. I will be celebrating Groundhog Day by having a...

    I will be celebrating Groundhog Day by having a little ground hog- otherwise known as sausage. One of the churches not too far from here is having a German Sausage dinner today. Good grilled...
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    A couple "bike" questions

    I enjoy leisure bicycle riding-not fast, not far- just around town and a little out in the country. Some of the roads I ride are gravel so I ride a mountain bike -one I picked up at a garage sale. ...
  4. What you might be able to do is put a stud in...

    What you might be able to do is put a stud in this hole. There are probably a few good threads further up inside the threaded hole. Find a bolt a couple inches long and carefully screw it in and...
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    Inquiring minds want to know! I was informed by...

    Inquiring minds want to know! I was informed by JRW of Lubbock, Texas that Ray Randolph of Lubbock who made the large fuel tanks for the K bikes also made the dual exhaust system. This sounds very...
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    Dual exhaust on K100

    This past Saturday, I went to an auction and on of the items was a 1988 K100 S(I think it was an S). It had the 22l trunk and side cases. Under each case was a conical shaped muffler similar to...
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    I like the Michelin Pilot Activ. I ride rather...

    I like the Michelin Pilot Activ. I ride rather gently so ultimate handling is not my big concern. I am more interested in mileage. I hate changing tires. My rear Michelin went 10,000 before I...
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    You probably won't believe me, but right now in...

    You probably won't believe me, but right now in Canyon, Texas it is 66 degrees F. The high today was around 78. The high yesterday was 76 which set a record for the coolest high on that day. Last...
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    My K75 had the air accumulator when I bought it...

    My K75 had the air accumulator when I bought it used 7 years ago. It does make it easier to remove the fuel tank, but I found that I was always smelling gas fumes, especially on a warm day ( I have...
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    Springtime when a young man's fancy turns to...

    Springtime when a young man's fancy turns to romance and an old man's to motorcycle batteries!

    I just ordered a new battery for my K75 last week . When I bought my K75 in June of 2006, it had an...
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    Yes Paul, I realize that the engine transmission...

    Yes Paul, I realize that the engine transmission assembly is the main structure of the cycle. I should have been a little more specific in my front engine mount. I would consider something like...
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    They put big block chevies in motorcycles, so...

    They put big block chevies in motorcycles, so anything is possible. I don't have a K100 to look at, only my K75 so I am trying to visualize what it may take. The rear of the engine and transmission...
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    The rear switch is somewhat out in the elements...

    The rear switch is somewhat out in the elements and can get dirty and gummy. I have used a light lube like WD40 to free up my switch. Hold the brake pedal down and spray into the switch. The...
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    My first tire change on my K75 I put in metal...

    My first tire change on my K75 I put in metal valve stems. They look a lot better(bling?) and no more worries about a stem breaking.
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    I put Yamaha mirrors on my K75c. Had to build new...

    I put Yamaha mirrors on my K75c. Had to build new stems to adapt to the K mounting. Took a little machining but it worked out well. I had always ridden Yamahas and I liked their mirrors. The...
  16. I think I got all my lights working again. It...

    I think I got all my lights working again. It was not the ignition switch but just a bad connection in a plug under the tank. But it was a bear to find. I did clean the switch- not to hard to take...
  17. Yes, the front parking light goes out when I turn...

    Yes, the front parking light goes out when I turn the key all the way on. From what I have read about ignition switches, I was kind of leaning in that direction. I will do a switch cleaning first....
  18. 1987 K75C no taillights or instrument lights

    On a short ride last night, my instruments all of a sudden went dark-no blinking , no intermittent off and on -just out. I wasn't real worried until I thought that the taillight might be on the same...
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    I will probably catch a lot of flack for this...

    I will probably catch a lot of flack for this reply, but I almost never install a bolt or fastener without putting some type of lubricant on it--wheel bolts and nuts included. Some of you talk about...
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    Don't sweat the final drive spline lube. After...

    Don't sweat the final drive spline lube. After you have done the front wheel where you have to remove 2 calipers and an axle shaft and its spacers just to get the wheel off, the back wheel is a...
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    I mounted a Michelin Pilot Activ on my K75 last...

    I mounted a Michelin Pilot Activ on my K75 last year and I had the same problem. The Michelins may be just a few thousandths smaller around the bead than other tires. Make sure the wheel is clean...
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    The grease of choice in my shop is Mystik JT-6. ...

    The grease of choice in my shop is Mystik JT-6. It is a very sticky, slick light grease. I use it for everything--wheel bearings, ball bearings, bronze bearings, babbitt bearings, U-joints, ball...
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    I could use a BMW cap. Count me in. :dance

    I could use a BMW cap. Count me in. :dance
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    I have no idea why the metroplex area is called...

    I have no idea why the metroplex area is called North Texas.. Northeast Texas maybe but not north . Now up here in the Panhandle is North Texas, but the Panhandle has always been the forgotten part...
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    A&W root beer in the bottle! :lurk

    A&W root beer in the bottle! :lurk
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