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    Have you thought about rebuilding them? I'd be...

    Have you thought about rebuilding them? I'd be happy to take them off your hands, if you don't want to go that route. :wave
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    Sure 'nuff. Looking closer at Hucky's lighting...

    Sure 'nuff.

    Looking closer at Hucky's lighting section, it also appears to be the very same lens he offers: 63 12 1 356 280

    The only question mark for me is the reflector. No markings to...
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    My R75/5 came with an H4 setup from the PO, but I...

    My R75/5 came with an H4 setup from the PO, but I have no idea where it came from. Can anyone ID it? Hard to tell in the photo, but it's a greenish metal back.

    http://i.imgur.com/LPApLl.jpg
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    1970s BMW:...

    1970s BMW:
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/35/Right-3qtr-bagsmall.jpg

    21st Century BMW:
    http://personal.amy-wong.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/bmw-electric-scooter.jpg

    I know...
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    Also bear in mind: by doing the work yourself you...

    Also bear in mind: by doing the work yourself you may save money on labor, but you'll spend a LOT of it on specialized tools you need to pull it apart.

    New paint, plating and a cylinder rebore...
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    Champion Coating in Hunter's Point. I'm taking my...

    Champion Coating in Hunter's Point. I'm taking my stuff over to them on Monday for the official quote.
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    I just got quoted $275-ish in San Francisco. That...

    I just got quoted $275-ish in San Francisco. That was for frame, subframe, center stand, and swingarm. The quote (more like rough estimate until they see the parts) is from a powder coating outfit...
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    Just to be clear, I was referring to the OP's...

    Just to be clear, I was referring to the OP's original shocks. The original OEM shocks were Progressive?
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    What brand of shocks are they?

    What brand of shocks are they?
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    Word to the wise: wait for appropriate humidity...

    Word to the wise: wait for appropriate humidity levels to use the stuff, no higher than about 50%. It's quite a bit higher humidity here in Northern California this weekend, and I painted a bunch of...
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    Thanks for the ideas. I've decided to just go...

    Thanks for the ideas. I've decided to just go ahead and bore to first oversize on my R75/5 cylinders with bore-tech. Keep it simple, right?
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    :) Extra oats are always welcome. Alright,...

    :)

    Extra oats are always welcome. Alright, this opens up the search a bit.
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    I hear you. My only concern would be the...

    I hear you. My only concern would be the excessive vibration that would come with adding displacement much greater than what the engine was designed for. However, I'm not sure where that line...
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    R80 Cylinders on R75/5

    While looking at alternatives to boring my R75/5 barrels, I've heard tell of people using Nikasil R80 cylinders on earlier bikes after machining down the cylinder spigots (or boring out the...
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    Give Bing USA a call. They're sure to know:...

    Give Bing USA a call. They're sure to know: 620-767-7844. Ask them for a copy of their manual as well. It's $11 shipped, and includes diagrams of their carbs as well as tuning and rebuilding tips.
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    Bear in mind, Paypal's buyer-friendly refund...

    Bear in mind, Paypal's buyer-friendly refund policy can cut both ways. If you're the seller and you have a dishonest buyer who claims they received an "empty box" or the like, Paypal's quick refund...
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    It's frustrating, for a fact. Before you go the...

    It's frustrating, for a fact. Before you go the EZout route you might try taking them to a local machine shop and asking if they have any recommendations or can get them out for you.


    In other...
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    There's another thread...

    There's another thread about just this topic with a few recommendations.

    A "miracle" solvent I've heard about but have yet to try is 50/50 acetone & ATF. You can read about it here. The test in...
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    Quoting bmwmotorcycletech.info...

    Quoting bmwmotorcycletech.info

    "[The] early model Bing 63/32/3 and 64/32/4 carburetors were a bit crude. [...] There were a number of bulletins (Service Information...or SI) from BMW on these...
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    This is the culmination of the last 3-4 weekends:...

    This is the culmination of the last 3-4 weekends:

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7207/6828524032_e381c13bd5_z.jpg

    I started by using an angle grinder with a wire brush attachment. That worked a...
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    Picking them at random, there's a 4.2% chance...

    Picking them at random, there's a 4.2% chance that you'll manage to get them all back in the right hole. Keep your fingers crossed...
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    Wow! Just get a chimpanzee in an Uncle Sam outfit...

    Wow! Just get a chimpanzee in an Uncle Sam outfit and you can make some money on the side grand marshaling President's Day and 4th of July parades! ;)

    I'm also working on an R75/5. Like yours,...
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    Soda blasting is generally considered safe for...

    Soda blasting is generally considered safe for use on carburetors, no? If not, my Bings are toast.

    You can make yourself a soda blaster on the cheap to clean carbs. Instructions here. Of course,...
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    Thanks for your input. Larry at Stoner's Beemer...

    Thanks for your input. Larry at Stoner's Beemer Stash had a replacement carb body 64/32/10, so the original Bings are rebuilt and ready to go. It's amazing (to me) how much I've learned about these...
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    The rods are gone. Another forum member sold me...

    The rods are gone. Another forum member sold me some new ones for a reasonable price with bearings in decent condition, but I'll probably buy replacement bearings anyway. I intend to replace the...
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