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    measuring fork oil

    I read somewhere that you can measure the amount of front fork oil by removing the top cap and inserting a welding rod then measuring the length of the rod that is covered in oil. Does anyone know...
  2. Thread: Fork oil

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    fork oil

    I have the same year, though different looking forks. A&S Motorsports recommended BMW Motorrand Grade 7.5.
    SnowBum is an amazing source of information. Unfortunately I don't always have the band...
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    Jad01

    I think I will just rebuild the calipers and get back to the thread with results. It's the only thing that make sense.
    When I first adjusted the calipers/pads, I used a feeler gauge to get the...
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    Jad01

    I thought I replied to the thread but it may be in space. I have a single puck caliper. I assume they are stock. The bike only has 24,000 miles so it hard to think a rebuild would be in order. I...
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    Jad01

    I am not sure about the calipers, at the moment. I assume they are stock as the bike only has 24,000 miles. They are single caliper though. Maybe a rebuild is in order but it seems early to...
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    Kurt, Lmo1131 and Barron

    Thanks for sticking with this. To Kurt, the push rod is the same on both ends so no help there. My MC looks like one in Lmo1131 photo (without the rust). The only way for me to achieve free play...
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    Kurt is correct

    Yes Kurt, you are correct. The piston is in place with the snap ring. If I back off the cable far enough to get free play then the piston plunger is in danger of falling out. Still perplexed, and...
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    Thank you all for your replies. The problem, for...

    Thank you all for your replies. The problem, for some reason, is not with the piston position. Even if I slacken the cable so the barrel end is not touching the master, I still don't have enough...
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    1980 R100 front brake free play

    I am completing a frame on restoration of a 1980 R100. I am having trouble with the front brake free play. The front wheel turn with just a little drag, as does my 1984 R100. The master cylinder...
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    thanks Chris

    Interesting info Chris. I also have a third bike, a 78 (built in late 77) that is an R100S but the small fairing was replaced with an after market (may be a vetter). Maybe I'll take the S fairing...
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    Thank you both

    After finding the vin I find out I have purchased a 1984 R100T not the S that had been represented. Stupid novice mistake. Oh well, now I have another R100T only now with an S fairing
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    Identification by the numbers

    I have a 1984 R100 something. I have looked at engine numbers on line until I am cross eyed. On the left side of the engine are there are two numbers. 83346285 and below that DBMS 098042A3
    The...
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    Filter Housing

    The filter housing is square with the two cone shaped tubes protruding toward front of bike. I suppose I am left with cutting out the K&N filter and installing a paper one from a car. Seems so...
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    Air Filter 1980 R100-T

    I have a 1980 R100T under restoration. It arrived with an K&N air filter. After reading Snow Bum, I purchased a new "thought to be OEM" from A&S Motorsports in Sacramento. The filter did not fit,...
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    Thank you all for your considerate help. I do...

    Thank you all for your considerate help. I do have a manual, but it does lack certain instructions. I realized in the middle of the night that it should have been obvious to me that taking off both...
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    Thanks

    Thanks for the info. I took off the lower keeper nut and washer but nothing happened. Do I tap on the inside of the shock to get the lower part to drop or does the fluid come from around the...
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    changing shock oil R100/7

    I am new to the Forum and new to BMW ownership. I am doing a cosmetic restoration on a 1980 R100/7. I read a post about changing shock oil that said the shock spring must be released to allow for...
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