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  1. Not possible to avoid the ethanol around here. I...

    Not possible to avoid the ethanol around here. I see you can get ethanol-free in a corn state like Iowa, where big agribiz and their minions would likely push for the ethanol subsidies which drives...
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    Double check and correct the throttle cable...

    Double check and correct the throttle cable freeplay at the carbs. Then synchronise the carbs after at least 15 minute ride. You have a Hall sensor ignition, so don't use the "shorting" synch method...
  3. Thread: At what point.

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    Did I read that right? third engine on a '13?!

    Did I read that right? third engine on a '13?!
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    Yes, I was thinking of just running down each...

    Yes, I was thinking of just running down each brown wire.
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    It intermittently works, then does not. The fuse...

    It intermittently works, then does not. The fuse is good. It is as if something is loose; I turn key on, voltmeter might come up. Hit starter, maybe stays on, maybe goes off
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    I have a new clean fuse in there, which is not...

    I have a new clean fuse in there, which is not blowing. The contacts are not dirty or corroded. Is there wiring to address?
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    The high, low, and optical horn headlight...

    The high, low, and optical horn headlight functions all continue to work. As do the taillight, eyebrow light (it is an RT), and clock.
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    It is not that big a deal to clean and relube...

    It is not that big a deal to clean and relube steering head bearings. You do not need to remove fairing, or front wheel, to do this. You only need to drop the lower triple about an inch to get to the...
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    Issue persists!

    I finally ws able to get back to this. I went ahead and replaced the turn signal relay. I cleaned the starter relay, which already showed dielectric grease protection. And again this morning, the...
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    This update cover of Led Zeppelin has gotten...

    This update cover of Led Zeppelin has gotten stuck in my head

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZKIfCJZvZo
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    You are very blessed to have a partner who wants...

    You are very blessed to have a partner who wants to ride. The steps you have taken to make the bike more user friendly are most helpful. You indicated in the beginning she felt the scooter was...
  12. +4 (bikes)

    +4 (bikes)
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    Good deal! It seems Airheads go cheaper in the...

    Good deal! It seems Airheads go cheaper in the East than out here.
  14. Thread: side stand

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    Farley

    Farley is at 616 896 8469

    I have several of those - work fine!
  15. Thread: Parts Question

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    "PS: You would think BMW would have put this...

    "PS: You would think BMW would have put this part with the brake caliber cam bolt parts listing instead of the fork slider tube parts listing. Arrr!"

    The parts lists are done the way they are...
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    Weird electrical problem

    This is with a 1982 R100RT, in RS dress. My horn , turn signals, brake lights go out, as if a fuse is blown. Being busy, I park it , ride another bike for awhile. When I get back to it and open, no...
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    Is there an intake air leak?

    Is there an intake air leak?
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    Exactly! IIRC, Yamaha's used a 17MM hex cavity -...

    Exactly! IIRC, Yamaha's used a 17MM hex cavity - made the job a breeze. Looks like I need to shop for an impact gun.
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    Mine is like tis - there isn't the simple screw...

    Mine is like tis - there isn't the simple screw and locknut like on the pre81's:

    http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/Diagrams/B0000595.png?v=04282014
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    Front fork dissassembly tool?

    I need to replace fork seals on a 1982 R100RS. The bottom allen bolt just spins the damper rod, does not loosen. I tried penetrant from bottom, did not help. What sort of tool would grab the damper...
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    I went in there to replace a blown fuse

    I went in there to replace a blown fuse
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    Looks like one

    Looks like one
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    Not sure where you are located, but I have...

    Not sure where you are located, but I have noticed more leaks in the cold weather; seals, orings, washers shrink and are more brittle perhaps? and I have had leaks vanish when the weather warms up...
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    That seems to be the problem - I cannot get the...

    That seems to be the problem - I cannot get the clip inside the bucket, hard as I push. And almost anytime someting requires excess effort, usually there is a problem. I keep coming back to the way...
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    Hmm. I get the top hooked on, vertical marks on...

    Hmm. I get the top hooked on, vertical marks on lens are at 12/6 o'clock, and cannot get the bottom pushed in all the way. It sure seems like the wires, but.... It is cold here, so they may be stiff....
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