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    breaking-in

    Take a look at the web sites below. I broke in my 79 R100RT using the hard breakin method recomended by both sites and was very happy with the results. I am a helicopter pilot with some experience...
  2. Good Grief!!!!!!!!! I am starting to think it was...

    Good Grief!!!!!!!!! I am starting to think it was a mistake thanking Motorrad Elektrik on the forum. It was a M-E Omega 400 watt charging system purchased at least 2 years ago, so I don't know off...
  3. It was replaced by Motorrad Elektrik with a new...

    It was replaced by Motorrad Elektrik with a new diode board at a cost of $20 US including USPS surface mail to my Calgary address.
  4. Re;Motorrad Elektrik Omega 400 watt alternator

    Just a short note about the great service I got when my diode board started acting up. Thr diode had gotten a jolt and started comencing charging at 4800 rpm, although it would charge down to 2000...
  5. If the Battery Tender doesn't do the job it might...

    If the Battery Tender doesn't do the job it might be worth it to take the battery to the shop to give it a good hard charge. Trickle charging a very low battery may not work. I had an Odyssey battery...
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    I had a similar problem with the attaching point...

    I had a similar problem with the attaching point of the fairing on my 79 R100RT. I got the tip to use rifle bedding compound, namely Brownells Acraglas to glue the broken off piece back on, from a...
  7. The game is actually being played between the BC...

    The game is actually being played between the BC Lions, and the Toronto Argonauts. Saskatchewan lost the playoff to BC on a last second 47 yard field goal and an overtime missed 17 yard FG by...
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    I used silicone seal and it worked great. I had a...

    I used silicone seal and it worked great. I had a lot of trouble keeping the gaiters properly connected until I used it.
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    I have used the Twin Max for the last 3 years for...

    I have used the Twin Max for the last 3 years for balancing the carbs on my '79' R100RT. It has worked very well and is very easy to use and seems to do a good job. It eliminates the need for that...
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    Thanks for the response. Gears 1 through 4 work...

    Thanks for the response. Gears 1 through 4 work totally normally. The roughness in 5th, almost like it is snagging something, seems to be intermittant. The first time it happened, it reoccurred...
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    Concerning the exhaust smoke after being on the...

    Concerning the exhaust smoke after being on the sidestand; a recent thread mentioned that if the bike was maintained vertical for 10 seconds after shutdown and then put on the sidestand the smoking...
  12. I did the bing alchohol proof float mod 2 years...

    I did the bing alchohol proof float mod 2 years ago, and at the same time did a complete carb kit o/h on my 79 R100RT. I have got as good as 60 mp imp. gal. but 50 is more normal. The carb kit...
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    5th gear problem

    I recently encountered a problem with 5th gear on my '79' R100RT. The gearbox had an overhaul 1 1/2 years ago when I had major repairs done to the engine top-end, gearbox and FDU. This last weekend I...
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    Sticky: post a pic of your airhead

    I had to have the centre stand lugs welded on my 79 R100RT over the winter so decided to bite the bullet and have the frame powdercoated. I've had it for 7 years now and have had many mods installed....
  15. Thanks a lot for the suggestions. I have managed...

    Thanks a lot for the suggestions. I have managed to get the front brake working by removing the actuator assembly , immersing it in brake fluid and working the brake lever until it was obvious that...
  16. Brakes Not Pressurizing After Reassembly

    I'VE GOT A PROBLEM WITH MY BRAKES. I HAD MY 79 R100RT TOTALLY APART OVER THE WINTER TO DO SOME WELDING AND POWDERCOAT THE FRAME. THE BRAKE SYSTEMS WERE APART FOR 31/2 MONTHS AS I WAS IN CHILE...
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    Further to my break-in info, the other source of...

    Further to my break-in info, the other source of information about the hard breakin is:
    www.one-ring.net/vfrfaq/general.html#breakin

    Frankly it and the moto tune article made a lot of sense.
  18. yes. I am fighting fires down here and we have...

    yes. I am fighting fires down here and we have another 7 weeks of normal fire season left here. I can hardly wait to get back to start putting things back together. I'm planning to get involved in...
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    tach tops out at 5000rpm

    Anybody else have a tach that tops out at 5000 rpm. mine initially suddenly stopped totally, but soon started up again but only indicates no higher than 5000 rpm.
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    I got a Parabelum for my 79 R100RT and am very...

    I got a Parabelum for my 79 R100RT and am very happy with it. the bike fell over in my small garage and the parabellum hit something a glancing blow and it wasn't cracked at all.
  21. Just a follow-up on the bike repairs. I am...

    Just a follow-up on the bike repairs. I am working in Chile so won't be able to do any assembly until I get back early in April, however the frame, various brackets and the engine covers are at...
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    It is too late now but in the future you might...

    It is too late now but in the future you might want to try a hard break-in. there are at least 2 references for this on the internet but the only one I remember now, (I'm in Chile, far from my BMW...
  23. Thanks for the great suggestions. I'll be giving...

    Thanks for the great suggestions. I'll be giving them all consideration. What a great gs you have. I've been wanting one like that for a long time.
  24. Thanks for the powdercoat suggestion. My prime...

    Thanks for the powdercoat suggestion. My prime aim is to get something durable that looks good. I'll look into it. I'll try to keep the forum updated on progress. I'm hoping to get everything back...
  25. THANKS FOR THE INFO, HOWEVER THE CENTRE STAND...

    THANKS FOR THE INFO, HOWEVER THE CENTRE STAND LUGS ARE BOTH BADLY TWISTED SO SOME WELDING WILL BE NEEDED. FOR THAT THE ENGINE WILL HAVE TO BE REMOVED AND I MIGHT AS WELL GO WHOLE HOG AND PAINT THE...
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