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    carefull with the neutral switch

    If you are replacing the neutral switch, I would strongly recommend that you use the all brass switch available from motobins. The OEM switches have been giving people a lot of problems in that they...
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    bike gone

    Sorry bike has been sold and is long gone. But really it was cheap and easy, and totally returnable to stock if desired.
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    Diy

    Here's what I did on my RS:
    You can buy OEM mirror mounts (called "mirror base") for not much $.
    46 63 1 236 129 MIRROR BASE LEFT - BLACK $8.98
    46 63 1 236 130 MIRROR BASE RIGHT - $8.98
    I...
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    consider YSS

    I rebuilt the suspension on my recently purchased '88 RS two years ago.
    I used YSS shock and Hyperpro/YSS spring and cartidge emmulator in the front. Dealt with Tom Cutter who was most helpful. I...
  5. Thread: Paint options

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    Poll: 88 vs 74

    James
    I also added an 88 RS to the garage after bonding for years with the /6. I agree with you about the competence of the RS. The extra horses I could do without, but I don't complain. The stiffer...
  6. Thread: Paint options

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    Poll: 2 tone

    James,
    Once the original paint is gone, it's gone. No point repainting in the original white. So I would use that as an excese to do whatever pleases you. Two tone sounds good to me, but not pearl...
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    new switch?

    May be best just to replace the ignition switch, and forget about the seat and steering lock. I never use the seat or steering lock anyway. If that's the route you want to take, I have a switch with...
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    keeping a cool head

    Ah yes. On further inspection I see the small web of passages around the valve seats.
    Thx
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    interesting heat management strategy

    Interesting to see how the water cooling is designed. It appears that only a very small portion of the cylinders contain water cooling passages, and there are no passages in the heads. Seems like...
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    Is there, possibly, a crush washer that should go...

    Is there, possibly, a crush washer that should go there, before installing the switch? I don't know, just wondering...

    There is a flat washer, not a cruch washer that comes with switch

    (is it...
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    one more question

    Should I be using a thread sealer on installation (red loctite?)?
    Thanks
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    neutral switch----again

    This is frustrating.
    Had a leak of what seemed (smells like) to be gear oil from the rear of the oil pan on my '88 R100RS. Presumed it was the neutral switch. So I attempted replacement. But I broke...
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    topping out

    So were the new springs longer then the old ones? Before you just remove the PVC spacer, I recommend that you make certain that the progessive springs are the correct ones. Can you compare their...
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    maybe you are topping out

    I re-did the suspension on my '88R100RS last year. Hyperpro springs and oil, YSS valve emulators. However, the springs that I received for the job were too long. As a result the suspension sag was...
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    fried odyssey

    Well, I suppose that running that battery low last year for so long probably did it in. The charging system on the bike seems fine. The voltage regulator keeps the charging voltage maxed at 14.3V....
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    Fried Odyssey Battery

    I recently went for a 80 mile ride on my '74 R75/6 in 90 degree temps and when I got home, bike wouldn't start. Usually I just use this bike around town for shorter commuting. Charging light on the...
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    correct size filter

    Last year I did an oil change on a new to me '88R100RS. On disassembly, I realized that the last person to change the filter used the wrong filter (way too short). The white O ring and associated...
  18. Thread: RS vs RT

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    RS ergos

    I was not sure that I was going to be able to keep my '88RS due to the ergos with the far forward lean. I am 57 and with a history of cervical spine surgery.
    For $50 I replaced the bars with those...
  19. /6 brakes

    Spiegler makes a nice semi-floating rotor which they will fit to your carrier.
    Dual disks are a significant (and costly) improvement.
    Ferodo pads work best in my opinion.
    Stainless steel line is...
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    the airbox cover horns

    Isamemon,
    I'm not refering to the horns from the airbox to the carbs, but rather the funny intake horns on the piece on the top of the airbox.
    Theo Marks
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    removing intake horns?

    How do recommend removing intake horns? Do they need to be cut off (like with a saw) from the top of the piece that holds the filter down, or can they be removed in a less traumatic manner?
    Thanks...
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    Ferodo

    In my experience, the best pads for the ATE are Ferodo, by a long shot. Can get from Vintage Brake.

    www.vintagebrake.com
    FDB155P Early BMW ATE swing caliper ...
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    short filer in long canister

    I was faced with this yesterday when doing the firtst filter change on my '88RS. The last person to change the filter put a short filter (like the one in my R75/6) instead of the correct long filter....
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    brakes

    Attention payed to brakes is always worth the effort.
    Especially fluid renewal, lubing eccentric pin on front caliper, pads (I recommend Ferodo platinum), ss brake line, making sure all hydraulics...
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    also try the ferodo pads

    I agree with all of the above. Make sure that everything is adjusted correctly (eccentric bolt) good cable, hydraulics bled. After all of that, I have found that Ferodo pads (from vintage brake) can...
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