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    He's the guy that owns a 1977 R100S that I want. ...

    He's the guy that owns a 1977 R100S that I want. He also has a 1984 R100. Both are in pieces but have allegedly been rebuilt but not reassembled. The '77 needs paint too.

    He wanted to sell me...
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    Yes, I follow you and thank you all for the...

    Yes, I follow you and thank you all for the responses. I read that BMW offers an improved version of the seat and because of the re manufacturing process it is $1,000.

    I have seen them on ebay...
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    77R100S solo seat value

    Been negotiating with Guessippe for a year on a 1977 r100S. He is telling me the solo seat he has is worth $1,000. Is this true? He has the dual rider seat as well but beats his chest over the dang...
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    Seems like a pretty good ding to the frame on the...

    Seems like a pretty good ding to the frame on the right side. The valve cover also looks like it got scraped up pretty good from something...might have been laid down while moving?

    I'd use those...
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    Sell me your RT. I'll finish it up. Gravity

    Sell me your RT. I'll finish it up.

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    +1 on the HID kit. Also, you could consider...

    +1 on the HID kit. Also, you could consider motolights that mount on your calipers. That gives your bike a three point light signature which is odd and of note to cagers. The lights are very...
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    Thanks, this is very helpful. I may leave it off...

    Thanks, this is very helpful. I may leave it off until I do the head bearings and then decide if the bike moves around a good bit or not in the front end. I removed the steering damper and the knob...
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    Thanks, I didn't know the name otherwise I would...

    Thanks, I didn't know the name otherwise I would have used the search function. There was an OEM stamp and the BMW logo but neither me nor a fellow airhead could identify it.

    I did, however,...
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    and the piece....

    and the piece....
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    Another question...

    The PO handed me a piece as I was leaving and mentioned that I would want to make sure I put it on before I ran the bike. I assured him I would. However, I cannot figure out where it goes. It is...
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    Rear brake??

    Ed told me that the rear brakes on this year's model was crap and they switched back to a drum system a few years later. In fact, the 84 Katrina bike has a drum rear brake and it cannot be worse...
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    I'm missing the compressed air in my garage. ...

    I'm missing the compressed air in my garage. I've been looking at them and taking advice from the guys at the office. Went to sams last night and thought I would get one but they were out of stock....
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    I figured as much. PB blaster has been pretty...

    I figured as much. PB blaster has been pretty useful so far. I'm almost finished with my 2nd can. Of course, the Katrina bike depleted the first can on the first day so...

    I'm doing the math on...
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    Can't I just squirt another can of PB blaster in...

    Can't I just squirt another can of PB blaster in there to loosen things up? I'm preparing mentally for that procedure...not the PB blaster one but the one where I remove and either replace or LUBE...
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    The waiting is over! I put gas to the beast and...

    The waiting is over! I put gas to the beast and fired it up.

    I did, however, change the oil first. I put the gas tank back on the bike and attached the fuel lines. I was a bit nervous, I must...
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    Marriage counseling had just ended and so had my...

    Marriage counseling had just ended and so had my marriage. While staying together for the sake of the kids I planned on a few things to keep my hands busy and my idle time productive.

    Plan 1. ...
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    Sticky: My fire breathing dragon. Had it for nearly 2...

    My fire breathing dragon. Had it for nearly 2 years now. Added a Remus Powercone and it really scowls at the road.

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    I rode 1,067 miles in one day and I was as comfy...

    I rode 1,067 miles in one day and I was as comfy as one can be on such a bike. I might add it was chilly, I think my arrival temp in tucson was 38 degrees.

    The bike is built for all types of...
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    Yup. Was thinking the same thing. Not sure how...

    Yup. Was thinking the same thing. Not sure how long it sat but it was at least 8 months. Any other fluids that come to mind as a "must" before first firing? I'm thinking I might actually crank it...
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    Talk about surprises! Couldn't get the brake...

    Talk about surprises! Couldn't get the brake fluid to flow to caliper bleed valve so I began to back up and find out where the pressure was building up.

    I removed the main line that attaches to...
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    I am inspired by your clean garage. It looks...

    I am inspired by your clean garage. It looks like you could to a liver transplant in there. I'm sure it helps to keeps stuff clean when you are rebuilding. I just did a transplant on a master...
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    When I got the master cylinder off the '82...

    When I got the master cylinder off the '82 airhead (the good one) you can see what I saw. It was a solid mass of rust and the piston was fully pressed into the cylinder and frozen there. That is...
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    I was thinking it had something to do with the...

    I was thinking it had something to do with the piston. I'll be taking it all apart tonight and see what is going on in there. Thanks for your feedback.

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    1982 R100RT...brakes?

    I bought another project airhead since the Katrina bike is now a parts bike. I got this gem from Jaycee in Houston and now it's home in the garage. The bike turns over, has a new battery and rubber...
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    I haven't restored a vehicle but my brother has. ...

    I haven't restored a vehicle but my brother has. He tells me that it is best to NOT count the cost of stuff otherwise you'll either quit or get a bit angry.

    We don't do it for the resale...
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