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    I went through this whole process a couple of...

    I went through this whole process a couple of years ago. I followed the recommendation of several folks on the forum and took my pump off and had my local shop (Hap's in Sarasota) do the rebuild....
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    I have the setup on my '87 K75S as described by...

    I have the setup on my '87 K75S as described by Lee (Progressive 412 rear shock/Progressive front springs). Excellent combination for the money and it has given me years of good service.
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    Hylomar vs, Silicone

    I suspect that the blue material on your valve cover is either Hylomar or Hylomar AF, Both of these sealants are used a lot in dressing gaskets. As opposed to silicone sealants Hylomar never hardens...
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    Thanks for the tip

    Lee,

    Thanks for that tip - it saves having to deal with removing and re-routing that coolant hose through the case cover.

    After getting the valve cover off yesterday and do some cleaning and...
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    Oil Drip, Timing Case Cover - 1987 K75S

    Well, after much watching and examining over the last few weeks the oil drip is definitely coming from the lower portion of the timing chain cover - the span between the last two bolts on the extreme...
  6. Ditto

    Got them on my K75 and they are great.....:thumb
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    MityVac Mighty Good!

    I have used all the methods discussed - draining/bleeding in a jar, speed bleeders, MityVac, and something pretty much like the HF contraption. I have also used most of these methods on various cars...
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    Bar Backs Etc.

    I have these bar backs on my 1987 K75S and I found them to be excellent. I also went to "C" bars on mine and was able to use the stock cables and the stock brake hose - the only cable I needed to...
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    Added Relay

    Let me second the idea of adding a relay. You can assemble a set-up yourself or you can buy a ready-to-install. I used the set-up from Eastern Beaver. It took about an hour or so to install, and...
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    Air Flow Meter

    Don's suggestion on the air flow meter is one I would also suggest. I had this issue on my K75S which has had a pampered life (and it still does!). This was not a situation that you face, reviving a...
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    Update

    Thanks for the reminder on that Don. I took it out this morning for a nice run at pretty good speed, made sure everything got good and hot, etc. and so far no oil at all. So at least whatever is...
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    Headlight Relay

    I second the headlight relay suggestion - not hard to do, will increase luminosity and longevity of the bulb. I bought the Eastern Beaver kit and have been happy with the results.

    :thumb
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    Second Picture

    here's one more shot showing the lower surface. You can bead the bead of oil in this one.....
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    Drip

    Lee,

    I did replace the rubber grommets on the valve cover bolts a few years ago. I also don't think anything is coming from the oil pump - I've been through that and am pretty familiar with the...
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    Oil Drip, Timing Case Cover - 1987 K75S

    I've got a small drip started and it is collecting right at the lower edge of the timing case cover where it meets the valve cover. Based on the "oil trail" it looks to be creeping along the lower...
  16. Add a Relay

    I can vouch for the value of a relay, and if you a going to replace the headlight switch this is a very good time to do it. The relay allows the current path to avoid relying on the relatively puny...
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    The Right Monkey Nuts

    I did the monkey nuts on my K75S last year after I went through a "refurbish the electrics" campaign on my 1987 bike - which is better described as "old and fast" as opposed to the the owner (me) who...
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    Ebc

    I put EBC rotors front and back on my 87 K75S and have had no problems for 25k miles. But I must say the Spiegler rebuilds look beautiful and if the total price for the two fronts was $250 I would...
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    Falling out?

    Lee,

    That's a good comment. Here's a fuinny story regarding the tie-down job:

    At some point on the way home I stopped for fuel. As I was filling up a portly guy, suspenders, tee shirt, jeans,...
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    Original K75S

    Lee has it exactly - vin ends as 150882. It was sold out of Norcross Georgia - the dealership is now Blue Moon, but it was under a different owner and name in 1987. Originally it was silver - I...
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    Not hot

    I've lived in Florida for more than 20 years and have never felt my K75S was a "hot" bike. The only concession I made to the heat was to remove the lower belly pan because I wanted to get more air...
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    412 Shocks and Progressive Springs

    I have had Progressive 412's on my 87 K75S for about four years - I find they work well for me. I'm about 165 lbs and almost always ride solo. They have sufficient pre-load adjustability for trips...
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    K75s

    I've owned three BMWs (R69S, R75/5, and currently a K75S), also had in the past a Triumph, and a couple of Japanese bikes.

    As an old friend and long-time BMW rider and restorer of many classic...
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    Pump Rebuild

    I went through this about a year ago. I would support the idea of removing the pump and have the dealer to the seal insert etc. A lot of experienced folks on the forum have said it is very easy to...
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    Removing Driveshaft

    I've removed the driveshaft on my K75S many times and fortunately did not find the release resistance to be as difficult as you are describing. I would recommend the vice grips fastened hard on the...
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