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  1. Yes. I should have stated in the original post...

    Yes. I should have stated in the original post that by VIN it was produced in January 1976...
  2. R90/6 rescue - everything wrong from the pistons up

    Hi All,

    I'm looking over an R90/6 that my friend bought without good advice. He said it was a "great deal". Well, now we are going over it looking at things that need to be fixed or are...
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    Thank you all for the great help thus far - I...

    Thank you all for the great help thus far - I will check each of these possibilities.
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    High Rev's at idle R100RT

    Hi All,

    I have a '79 R100RT with the following problem. When hot/having been ridden I'll come to stop at a light and the rev's will climb to 3000. They also climb up when I change gears (pull in...
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    Yes, I have seen some of his videos - I am...

    Yes, I have seen some of his videos - I am looking for fewer F-bombs.... :)
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    Airhead repair videos?

    Hi All,

    I'm curious to know if there is a source for repair videos for the 1970-1995 bikes? I'm aware of Cycle Works series for the vintage models and Jim von Baden's videos for the newer bikes -...
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    RS or RT fairing bracket jig?

    I'm curious to know if anyone has made a jig to check / straighten / repair the main fairing brackets of the R100RS/RT and R80RT?

    Thanks!
  8. This is certainly useful information for when I...

    This is certainly useful information for when I do get my bike to my new home in Philly. I've been to the Cherry Hill Mall several times for things for the house - now I just have to convince my wife...
  9. Philadelphia Area: Trailer rental or purchase?

    Hi All,

    I just moved to Philly and thankfully convinced my wife to find a place in the city that has a one car garage (though it will never have a car in it!). I've been overseas for the past...
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    R50S Special Parts?

    Hi,

    Would someone please tell me, or tell me where I can find, a list of the parts that made the R50S special/ different from an R50 or R50/2?

    I know it uses the air cleaner housing that is the...
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    Battery deals for /5?

    Hi All,

    It's been several years since I've had to buy a battery for my R50/5 SWB, but I have to now. I prefer the sealed type, and I believe the one I have in there now is a Panasonic 18AH. Does...
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    Black paint on R65 engine?

    Hi, Hopefully this is an easy one - I'm cleaning up my R65LS engine, and I will be putting fresh black paint on the airbox, starter cover and timing chain cover. Should this be a gloss black or a...
  13. Follow up

    Alright, I see that just a few threads down someone else was seeking help on paint codes/colors...
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    I did check Snowbum's site:
    http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/pcodes.htm
    and the info that I...
  14. Paint code deciphering help please

    Hi, I would like to paint my R80RT monoshock in this paint scheme. I see several examples on Phil Hawksleys' BMBikes.co.uk site (and this photograph is borrowed from there - the fairing says "R100RT...
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    R65 seat swap option?

    I just learned that the dual shock R65 had a change in the seat cowl design sometime in the production run. In the attached photo, the silver bike has the earlier design (roughly '78-'80) and the...
  16. Thanks

    Thank you both for the photos and the links to the ephemera - I will enjoy many hours going through those old brochures!

    I understand that the R65 never came from the factory with double...
  17. Any R65's in black with double pinstripes?

    A friend has asked me to redo his dual shock R65 (not LS) in a classic black with double white pinstripes a la the vintage Earles fork bikes. If anyone has any photos of an R65 with this paint...
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    Boxer Brackets

    Then give it a spin (gently), and you have the timing and electronics compartments in easy reach....

    It's not the prettiest of things, but it gets the job done.
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    Boxer Brackets

    The addition of the struts makes it easy to work on the rear main seal and flywheel...
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    Boxer Bracket

    Here are the same brackets with a /5 engine mounted. You can see that you even have clear access to the oil filter housing...
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    "Boxer Brackets"

    A few years ago, a friend of mine and I whipped up what we decided to call "Boxer Brackets". They are a very simple design, small compared to these other designs, and thus very easy to ship. We...
  22. Need help moving oversize BMW item from SF area to East Coast

    I have a piece of BMW memorabilia (not a bike or part thereof) that I need to move from the San Francisco area to one of the mid-Atlantic states (MD, VA, or NC). It's final destination is NC, but I...
  23. Thanks!

    Another possibility to check might be:

    http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/rs77/[/QUOTE]

    This looks like the one - thanks! I'm embarrassed - we both joined the forum in September 2005, and you...
  24. 1976/77 R100RS Registry or owner's list?

    Hi,

    I know that I have visited a site in the past that was a registry for early R100RS bikes. I don't think it had a forum per se, but there may have been an email list or something similar. But...
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    Need a little help in Reno, NV

    Hi,

    I have a BMW item that I need to pick up in Reno in the next two weeks, but I am way out of town at the moment and can't get anywhere near Reno for a couple of weeks. It's basically 4 feet x...
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