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    Pick up either a Haynes or Clymer manual. Or,...

    Pick up either a Haynes or Clymer manual. Or, buy both as there are some differences in each. Just spitballing here, but regarding your cables, there were two different types of handlebar sold on...
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    to Bobmws: yes, always the first thing to check. ...

    to Bobmws: yes, always the first thing to check. Sidestand up is second.
    to 98lee: starter switch was disassembled and thoroughly cleaned with contact cleaner.

    A thorough cleaning seemed to...
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    Some of these were addressed in my original post...

    Some of these were addressed in my original post but I'll answer them in order.

    Yes, it will start with the bike in neutral, provided I use the 9volt battery on the relay.
    Gear indicator switch...
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    '94 K1100RS Starter Issues

    I picked up a '94 K1100RS last week. The bike has about 78k miles and was in storage for a couple of years. Installed a new battery a few days ago. All lights, horn, turn signals, flashers work...
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    Here is the link to Euromotoelectrics. You may...

    Here is the link to Euromotoelectrics. You may still be able to catch them at this hour.

    CONTACT US:

    2505 W 2nd Ave
    Unit # 14
    Denver, CO 80219 USA
    (303) 526-0901 ...
  6. The turn signal wiring runs from the headlight...

    The turn signal wiring runs from the headlight shell then under the headlight ears, then under and out the turn signal stalks to the bulbs. It is not difficult for those wires to become pinched or...
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    My first BMW was an R60/6 with Luftmeister...

    My first BMW was an R60/6 with Luftmeister fairing. I found it to be a bit underpowered. Overtaking another vehicle required some planning. The Luftmeister was pushing a lot of air and was...
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    I was looking at a friends R1100RT yesterday and...

    I was looking at a friends R1100RT yesterday and saw his Saeng-Ta blind spot mirrors. http://www.saeng.com/product.php?id=253 He mounted them on a shelf under his windscreen that also holds his...
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    Good comments on the floats. However don't...

    Good comments on the floats. However don't overlook the crossover fuel line that runs through the clamshell. Make sure that all fuel lines are correctly attached and clamped. Sometimes it the...
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    Just in the last day or so there was a guy that...

    Just in the last day or so there was a guy that had a similar issue being discussed on the "bmwr65.org" forum. Look in the technical section. Usually this will be related to the master cylinder and...
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    J.C. Whitney has the Emgo exhausts for BMW...

    J.C. Whitney has the Emgo exhausts for BMW airheads. Look is identical to OEM, easy installation and quiet. If you are looking to replace the headers I would try the internet auctions.
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    Absolutely. Best airhead mechanic I know of.

    Absolutely. Best airhead mechanic I know of.
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    Congratulations Brian. The R90/6 is a solid...

    Congratulations Brian. The R90/6 is a solid reliable bike. Now that you have the valves adjusted try a carb sync and you'll really be delighted. Quite a few airheads still around in this area,...
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    Ken, as to the issues about the throttle...

    Ken, as to the issues about the throttle "snapping back", if memory serves on your /5 you do have CV carbs but they may not have springs on the slide. Your R65 does I believe. Just pull the top off...
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    I have a pair of EMCO mufflers on my R90/6 and...

    I have a pair of EMCO mufflers on my R90/6 and they were an easy install and work just fine. I'm not sure if these are the same as Empco mufflers.
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    Suggest that you inspect the coil. They will go...

    Suggest that you inspect the coil. They will go bad after this time. Inspect carefully for hairline cracks.
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    Ooooo, shiny! I like your hubs and wheels, Ken.

    Ooooo, shiny! I like your hubs and wheels, Ken.
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    Whether you use the pull down type or the ratchet...

    Whether you use the pull down type or the ratchet straps, suggest you not use the hooks as they can easily come loose if you hit a bump. Instead buy a set of good quality caribeeners. Put them...
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    Can you share a little more information, please? ...

    Can you share a little more information, please? Is the starter turning over? Have you actually grounded a spark plug and checked for spark? I'm going to presume that you have. Remove the float...
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    Ken, it's not a H-D so no need to polish, just...

    Ken, it's not a H-D so no need to polish, just give them a good cleaning with a baby bottle brush. This way you save yourself a bunch of time as well as having a "patina" on the bike. Send pix, we...
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    One more week from me and I'm punching out for...

    One more week from me and I'm punching out for the last time. It's been a good long run of almost 28 years with the same company. I've done everything that I can and it's time to pass it on to the...
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    Take a look at Hagon shocks. If you like what...

    Take a look at Hagon shocks. If you like what you see then call Dave Quinn a call and he'll help you size them. Hagon does have shocks with chrome shrouds although not Girling look alikes. I put a...
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    Saw the article but haven't read it yet. I'll go...

    Saw the article but haven't read it yet. I'll go back an do that. Probably right now because Dancing with the Stars is on my my wife must watch it. Usually the R90 gets a good quality oil, most...
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    Kurt you are correct, I have not re-torqued the...

    Kurt you are correct, I have not re-torqued the heads since the push rod seals were replaced. If Bruce told me to do it I completely forgot about it. I'm sure there are less than 1,000 miles on the...
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    Great write up Kurt. Your bike looks exactly...

    Great write up Kurt. Your bike looks exactly like my first BMW, except it was an R60 and had the black bags. Airheads rule! Just curious to know if Mr. Porter recommends adding a ZDDP additive to...
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