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  1. If its sticky action in the brake lever that...

    If its sticky action in the brake lever that you're referring to, I had the exact same problem after a MC rebuild, new brake lines, etc. In my case, the brake lever was not smooth, and the action...
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    by the way...you already have the part you need...

    by the way...you already have the part you need highlighted in your post! Hope this helps!
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    I had this same problem last year on my '83 R80. ...

    I had this same problem last year on my '83 R80. Id be willing to bet that your leak is a result of worn out o-rings on the brake cam-shaft itself. I replaced the rings on mine and greased the...
  4. Thread: 87 R80RT issue

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    Does it bog down or just shake? If there is a...

    Does it bog down or just shake? If there is a loss of power then I would suspect a fuel delivery issue, specifically the idle jet...but definitely something in the carb. If it just shakes but no...
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    If the bike is (for the most part) mechanically...

    If the bike is (for the most part) mechanically sound...Meaning maybe a few wear items need replacing, but overall runs/rides good...Id be all over it! You can probably count on it being...
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    Sounds like a valve clearance has closed up and...

    Sounds like a valve clearance has closed up and holding a valve open. A similar thing happened to me recently. I've been breaking in freshly rebuilt heads and suddenly one day the bike was VERY...
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    Maybe disconnect the cables at both ends and make...

    Maybe disconnect the cables at both ends and make sure twist grip and carbs themselves function smoothly? If they do its probably time for new cables.
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    Sent mine to Ted Porter back in January and had...

    Sent mine to Ted Porter back in January and had them back in less than 3 weeks. Superior quality work. Talked to him several times throughout the process and he was great about explaining every...
  9. Thread: neutral switch

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    I just had to replace one two weeks ago that was...

    I just had to replace one two weeks ago that was virtually brand new. It had 250 miles on it. It came from Max BMW, and they were great about replacing it. They said it was a "warranty matter" and...
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    Congratulations! Great bike. Great color. ...

    Congratulations! Great bike. Great color. Paint looks good from here! Im a big fan of original paint on these bikes unless it has MAJOR issues. Those pinstripes were hand painted at the factory...
  11. Thread: As always

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    Agreed! I like things that come with tool...

    Agreed!

    I like things that come with tool kits. Theres a mutual understanding there between you and the factory. As the end-user you're not only encouraged to roll up your sleeves...you're...
  12. Thread: Max BMW

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    As technology goes, you will completely forget...

    As technology goes, you will completely forget about how it used to be within a month.
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    Same thing happened on my 83 R80RT. It was the...

    Same thing happened on my 83 R80RT. It was the fuse, which is in the headlight on my bike.
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    Aha. It all makes sense now. Your explanation...

    Aha. It all makes sense now. Your explanation also uncovered a mistake I made. When I went to order replacement bearings, I opted for the far less expensive tapered rollers from Cycleworks (the...
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    Forgot to mention, the only parts listed for my...

    Forgot to mention, the only parts listed for my bike are along the bottom row. 1,2,4,8, and 9.
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    83 R80RT Swingarm Bearings Question

    Changing out the SA bearings and hoping someone can clarify a couple of things for me. In removing the old bearings, I had to first remove a seal to get to the tapered rollers. Went to order the...
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    Just saw this and immediately wondered if it was...

    Just saw this and immediately wondered if it was a valid statement, because it greatly conflicts with what I've heard. Just re-built my engine, and as it turns out...there is assembly lube with Moly...
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    How many miles on these? How does the cam look? ...

    How many miles on these? How does the cam look? It doesn't look terrible, but my understanding is that these things are somewhat of a cancer, and eventually it will worsen. I think the bigger...
  19. Thread: Airheads.org

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    Just posting something here in hopes that maybe...

    Just posting something here in hopes that maybe someone from Airheads will see this. If so, please PM me. Im in the same boat as above. Paid for membership over a month ago and never heard...
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    About to embark on a MC rebuild myself...Just...

    About to embark on a MC rebuild myself...Just wanted to point out that all of the master cylinder parts are in the "Steering" section of the parts-fische. I was very confused also when looking in...
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    I just went through this exact same process. For...

    I just went through this exact same process. For me it was just trial and error. When I first set it up I had very little travel in the pedal, so I had to move the lever on the drive a few teeth...
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    What is your intention?

    You started this thread stating that you were working through some kind of resolution with this person, correct? I mean, I could be wrong, but I got the impression that there were still some steps...
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    Thats a great list! Im still pretty new here so...

    Thats a great list! Im still pretty new here so I didn't know that even existed! I know what I'll be doing for the rest of the night. Thanks Gary.

    Unfortunately, I didn't see anything on...
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    Vendor Recommendations

    In the process of basically doing a frame up rebuild of my R80. The focus has been much more on the mechanical aspect than the appearance, but certain things only make sense to freshen up while I...
  25. Thread: Top End Rebuild?

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    And now I wait

    Well heads are officially en route to the Beemershop. I have no idea yet as to how long I'll be waiting to get them back. In the meantime, I want to take care of as many little things as possible. ...
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