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    The mechanic that I was working with always just...

    The mechanic that I was working with always just goes by a set number of cc's, at least on the GS, so we didn't measure. These springs were the full length of what had been stock springs and preload...
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    Sorry, that was my mindless typing. We put in 420...

    Sorry, that was my mindless typing. We put in 420 right, and 390 left. The idea was to reduce the amount of fluid to match the larger amount that a progressive spring displaces. Problem is, no one...
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    No, it was called Aeroshell 4 something or other,...

    No, it was called Aeroshell 4 something or other, I have it written down, but I was told that it is a 4 to 5 weight oil depending on who you talk to.

    I thought we looked at a Haynes. Maybe not....
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    Progressive springs question R100 GS

    I posted this at ADV Rider, didn't get much. I thought I would post it here too.

    I put some progressives in my 89 GS last week. I couldn't find any info from progressive, or from BMW, about how...
  5. I wave because I don't want to be a jerk, but...

    I wave because I don't want to be a jerk, but honestly, mid-summer, I get sick of all the waving. Can't we all just assume we like each other and leave it at that? I mean, come on.

    I have a pretty...
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    '89 R100 GS with R80 top end. Gets right at 40...

    '89 R100 GS with R80 top end. Gets right at 40 around the valley, or on short trips nearby, mostly slower mountain roads and some dirt. A little higher, 45 or so, on very slow, mostly dirt rides....
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    My brother, a 50+ year BMW rider, has an R80 G/S....

    My brother, a 50+ year BMW rider, has an R80 G/S. He rides some dirt, but not much. He likes Avon Gripsters. I think they are considered a 70/30 tire. I use K60's and like them on and off road. Both...
  8. Thread: Agatt

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    I can't see it very well in that picture, but...

    I can't see it very well in that picture, but that almost looks like a bicycle helmet - like it has vent holes in the front above the visor. That would fit with escaping on a bicycle.
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    So you are saying that you would reduce the...

    So you are saying that you would reduce the torque on that rocker? Or all four on that side? By what, a pound or two? Just wondering.
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    I think that's where we are at this point. It...

    I think that's where we are at this point. It simply isn't right, but since it is getting oil, and seems to move, maybe no harm is being done.
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    I should mention that this bike is generally...

    I should mention that this bike is generally under the care of my brother who has been working on Airhead BMW's for 50+ years, and IMHO is one of the finest pre-1995 BMW techs in the country. I do...
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    No shims.

    No shims.
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    When the adjusting bolt is loose the rocker moves...

    When the adjusting bolt is loose the rocker moves freely.
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    R100GS Rocker Getting Tight

    I have an odd problem on my R100GS. This is actually an R80 top end BTW. The right side exhaust valve rocker keeps getting tight vertically. The heads, valves, and cylinders are all in good shape....
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    My R100 GS did that one day out in the boonies....

    My R100 GS did that one day out in the boonies. It was just one of the wires that plug onto the coil that had worked loose and become a bit crudded up. I pulled it off, cleaned it, tightened it a bit...
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    Yikes.

    Yikes.
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    It's funny, my one and only experience with MC...

    It's funny, my one and only experience with MC Superstore was one of my worst Internet buying experiences ever. Got the wrong item, their mistake, and when I called to get a replacement set up, I was...
  18. Thread: 2013 First Ride

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    All roads snowpacked and icy. Morning temps way...

    All roads snowpacked and icy. Morning temps way below zero, daytime highs had been in the single digits for weeks, but jumped to 18 yesterday. 10 to 20 more inches coming over the weekend. GS is...
  19. Thread: Share the road?

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    Having been an avid mountian and road bicyclist...

    Having been an avid mountian and road bicyclist for 30 years, a car driver, and a motorcycle rider, I don't think it has as much to do with the vehicle in use, as it does the prevailing self-absorbed...
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    Sorry to keep such an old thread going, but I was...

    Sorry to keep such an old thread going, but I was so glad to read this. After a lifetime of wanting a Beemer, and 30 years off motorcycles, I finally got my dream bike (different strokes remember) an...
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