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    Hey Randy.. just thinking.. I just put a...

    Hey Randy.. just thinking..
    I just put a Heidenau 140 on the rear and a Mefo 100 on the front.... so far they ride great, and am hoping for use of them for this summers entire trip: Mass to Rally...
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    I have a 92 PD which I bought used about 7 years...

    I have a 92 PD which I bought used about 7 years ago and have taken it many places and many miles.. finally gave into the lust for a new GSADV this Fall .. 2007 and beautiful. I did, however, keep...
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    I believe you're correct... it is the shorter...

    I believe you're correct... it is the shorter wheel base. I probably remembered it wrong and it's a '73. You must forgive me, I just picked up my new GS ADV. and can't think of much else...
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    all orig. R75 for sale

    Posting this message for a friend... he has a '74 R75 (shorter wheel base) for sale that is entirely original with 15,000 miles on it. I've seen the bike and it's as if it left the factory...
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    Those collector boxes do break down inside and...

    Those collector boxes do break down inside and can cause a block... had a 79 Datsun that did that... heated the catalytic converter and pipe to cherry red, just before it blew. Ran fine after that,...
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    Have a 92 GSPD that did that exact same thing,...

    Have a 92 GSPD that did that exact same thing, particularly when it was cold out... all carb parts and cables ok and adjusted so I went to electrical. Replaced the coil and problem all but gone. ...
  7. Have the Enduralast on my 92 PD. Great...

    Have the Enduralast on my 92 PD. Great improvement, and I agree that it puts out about 350 watts and starts charging at about 2500 rpm. What that translates to is all day running with PIAA's,...
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    Oh yeah, forgot to mention.... I found the same...

    Oh yeah, forgot to mention.... I found the same thing, not much info on the website, especially for older or unusual bikes. Better info if you call their tech department. Very helpful I found...
  9. Thread: oil leak

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    Have a 92 GSPD with 48k on it. At about 30K the...

    Have a 92 GSPD with 48k on it. At about 30K the diode board fried (shocking..) and when I had it replaced (I was on a long trip) the shop said my alternator rotor was pretty shot too, even though the...
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    New bike (to me), first BMW...first ride, Sunday...

    New bike (to me), first BMW...first ride, Sunday morning..... set the petcocks to main tank (or so I think)...ride a bit, bike sputters, flip to reserve, so I think.... ever try to get a ride on...
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    An 86 and only it's first oil leak? Sure there's...

    An 86 and only it's first oil leak? Sure there's oil in the crankcase?

    Got a 92 and love it, leaks and all. Best part, you can fix 'em yourself.

    Check out the Airheads Beemer club. I can't...
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    Have a 92 PD myself and replaced the rear shock...

    Have a 92 PD myself and replaced the rear shock about 12k miles ago (bike has about 50k on it). I ride about the same,too. As much dirt as possible and long tours. I used a Fox Twin Clicker with the...
  13. Thread: Rubber GS

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    Spent the weekend tweaking the suspension. Re-...

    Spent the weekend tweaking the suspension. Re- aligned the forks, set the pre-load correctly with a little help from my wife (turns out it was quite a bit soft) and tweaked the compression and...
  14. Thread: Rubber GS

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    Got two very nice torque wrenches. I think...

    Got two very nice torque wrenches. I think they've been spending a little too much time in the tool chest. Always been a fan of the feel method, but, alas sometimes it's not very accurate. If it...
  15. Thread: Rubber GS

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    The more I think about it, the "wallow" we'll...

    The more I think about it, the "wallow" we'll call it, started after I changed the fork springs and tubes. Next warm day I'll try changing things around, i.e. back to stock. Still have the old...
  16. Thread: Rubber GS

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    Yeah. I think all these replies make me think...

    Yeah. I think all these replies make me think that what I've been thinking is correct, I think. Sounds like that vague rolling motion felt under the butt and in the steering head is probably...
  17. Thread: Rubber GS

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    Yes, the rear is 17"... that's what I get for...

    Yes, the rear is 17"... that's what I get for typing on New Years day...

    The tire pressure is cranked up because it seems to be one thing that helps the handling/rubbery feeling. Probably left...
  18. Thread: Rubber GS

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    Shows up with or without gear/panniers. ...

    Shows up with or without gear/panniers. Certainly less pronounced with bags, etc. removed. I'm running about 42psi in front and rear tires. Set up the preload for the shock with bags on: however,...
  19. Thread: Rubber GS

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    It's like the entire frame goes soft. It happens...

    It's like the entire frame goes soft. It happens without inducing it on the highway, just the wash from the traffic. I just ride with it, but it's a little disconcerting.. gets worse at higher...
  20. Thread: Rubber GS

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    first noticed the problem on a trip to...

    first noticed the problem on a trip to Newfoundland. A new set of Dunlops and a full gear rack and saddle bags. I'm thinking that the rubbery symptoms were there, just made more noticable by the...
  21. Thread: Rubber GS

    by willtraubel
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    Rubber GS

    Have a 92 GSPD with almost 50k on it. About 15k ago started to notice that she seemed to get "swishy" or "rubbery" at about 45 mph.: not unsafe, but noticable, especially on the highway with all the...
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