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  1. Thread: Tire size

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    If it handles like a whale with a 140/80 it will...

    If it handles like a whale with a 140/80 it will handle like a whale - maybe just a little bit smaller whale - with the 130/90. I have swapped back and forth over the years and can't tell a bit of...
  2. Thread: Tire size

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    I have used 140/80-17 and 130/90-17 tires on the...

    I have used 140/80-17 and 130/90-17 tires on the rear wheels of K75s, a K100, and a K1100LT. They all had identical wheel sizes, although the k75s came OEM with a 130/90 and the K1100LT came OEM...
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    Since the '85 models they have used sealed,...

    Since the '85 models they have used sealed, greased bearings. They are intended to be replaced when the seals fail and the grease all oozes out. They tend to last a lot of miles - typically at...
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    What dealership?

    What dealership?
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    That has perplexed me for almost 20 years. R1100...

    That has perplexed me for almost 20 years. R1100 lefts side tensioners. F650 tensioners. F800 tensioners. K1200 or K1300 tensioners and then the need for a goofy "jump guard".

    These things are...
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    Oh, so, since you have no interest in some member...

    Oh, so, since you have no interest in some member benefits the rest of us shouldn't be interested either??
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    My smart phone is too thick to conveniently fit...

    My smart phone is too thick to conveniently fit in my wallet.
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    That particular bike - 1986 K75C - has a very...

    That particular bike - 1986 K75C - has a very rigid cast aluminum fork bridge between the forks - separating the front half fender from the rear portion. There is no need on K75s for an aftermarket...
  9. Thread: 2015 Models

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    Dang! You sure go a lot of places. :) I'd be...

    Dang! You sure go a lot of places. :) I'd be careful in Ukraine though. There is a war going on.
  10. Thread: Oil to use?

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    Generally neither of the above. What usually...

    Generally neither of the above. What usually happens is that the rubber surround hardens and loses its elasticity. Then as the engine case warms and expands a little oil can seep between the engine...
  11. Find a way - landline probably - to call the...

    Find a way - landline probably - to call the Sheriff's office and leave a message with you specific location to pass on to the other person. First person to contact the Sheriff's office stays put -...
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    Get an in-line spark tester that clips on the...

    Get an in-line spark tester that clips on the spark plug and the wire clips on the tester or an inductive timing light. Crank and or start the engine and watch the spark tester or light. If you...
  13. Don't assume you will both have adequate cell...

    Don't assume you will both have adequate cell phone coverage. In congested urban areas you might. But you might not. You probably ought to have a non-electronic backup plan. Ours is to contact...
  14. With the exception that I use Castrol Limited...

    With the exception that I use Castrol Limited Slip (used to be named Hypoy C) conventional gear oil, I agree completely!
  15. Thread: Oil to use?

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    No! If the glass is dry and not seeping it is...

    No!

    If the glass is dry and not seeping it is highly unlikely to pop out. If it is all grungy and seeping, then oil between the rubber abd engine case may do what oil does - make things slippery.
  16. Thread: Oil to use?

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    The BMW specification for a 2003 R1150R is API SG...

    The BMW specification for a 2003 R1150R is API SG or SH rated oil, and per a viscosity chart that for Florida in the summer means 20W50.
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    I have a PC680 in my R1150R. I use a maintenance...

    I have a PC680 in my R1150R. I use a maintenance charger if it is going to be parked for at least a week - otherwise I just park it. It sits on a charger most of the summer too while we are...
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    A couple of GPSs, a rdar detector, and an XM...

    A couple of GPSs, a rdar detector, and an XM antenna is not a lot of cockpit add-ons for serious long distance travelers; especially those who happen to participate in competitive rallies. Aikin's...
  19. Thread: Rubber Cap...

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    The line has hardened and lost some elasticity -...

    The line has hardened and lost some elasticity - at the end at least. If it is long enough, snip about 1/2 inch off the end and put it back on the stub pipe. It will be tighter.
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    We toured NZ with Fred Rau and Ted Simon a few...

    We toured NZ with Fred Rau and Ted Simon a few years ago. We loved it. The "museum" is the displays at the hardware store in Invercargill where they have Burt Munro's Indian as well as the bike...
  21. I don't see any obvious pieces that concern me...

    I don't see any obvious pieces that concern me but do think the "hairs" are a bit more than I would expect with 62,000 miles on the transmission. The metal appears as I would expect while the...
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    Fuel leak stain on the powder coat. And the...

    Fuel leak stain on the powder coat. And the stain is probably permanent. It will get darker if heated and may fade some over time.

    Voni's R1100RS had a leak and a modest stain on the...
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    Well, I think attack the simple guess first. I...

    Well, I think attack the simple guess first. I think water in the bottom of your fuel tank. Filling the tank stirs up the water/crud lying at the bottom of the tank. Some gets sucked into the fuel...
  24. Thread: Rubber Cap...

    by PGlaves
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    The auto parts store type typically last less...

    The auto parts store type typically last less than a year before cracking or hardening. The BMW caps typically are still good ten years later. I gave up buying the cheap ones several years ago.
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    It would seem the folks in those service...

    It would seem the folks in those service departments must not travel much. In vast expanses of this country the nearest Chevron station is hundreds of miles away, making it a bit hard to "always,...
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