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  1. My concern is being in timbuktu and having the...

    My concern is being in timbuktu and having the starter relay activate out of the blue. As long as battery is charged, will the relay remain open or is there now the potential for it to get stuck?
  2. K75 Compatible Bosch Starter Relay Replacements

    Hi Gang,

    Mine is an '87 K75s - About 2-weeks ago, last time I rode her, forgot to unplug the always hot GPS connection. Was short on time today trying to meet a friend for the Twins Game and my...
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    I've had good luck going to a Car-Co, bringing in...

    I've had good luck going to a Car-Co, bringing in a part I want color matched and having them mix a small quantity.

    Went through a similar situation trying to match a metallic brown on my R60/5 -...
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    IIRC bought the bag liners on eBay from the...

    IIRC bought the bag liners on eBay from the company in Georgia - am very pleased with them!
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    Update . . .

    Partially removed the tank - now know it doesn't have to be completely removed to check coolant! My Bad! I'd lost about a pint or so when I was fiddling with fitting the new O ring under the thermo...
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    I had good luck with Overseas Speedometer -...

    I had good luck with Overseas Speedometer - unlike my Airheads, who I have had another shop overhaul, the owner of Overseas is pretty competent with K clusters - I found his prices to be reasonable...
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    Wouldn't have thought to change them if not for...

    Wouldn't have thought to change them if not for the leaking coolant near thermo cap / maybe was just a worn O ring but new hoses will provide me with cheap insurance from a breakdown.
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    Fan was definitely working - surmise there is air...

    Fan was definitely working - surmise there is air in the system - replaced all 4 coolant hoses & probably should've removed tank again after she ran for a couple minutes to recheck coolant level in...
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    Overheated!!!

    Went for a test ride & all was well.

    Left with wife towards Omaha & @40 miles out red temp light came on - stopped & let it cool down - was coolant in overflow reservoir - anyway only thing I...
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    Know when to hold 'em and fold 'em

    Rode my '73 R60/5 to the MN Hiawatha Rally this weekend. Naked bike, drum brakes, old school.

    Ride down was awesome - great weather, great scenery, bike ran awesome.

    Ride home was another...
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    Update:

    Received (4) new coolant hoses from Motobins today - about a week delivery - not bad at all for saving about a Franklin.

    Changing hoses was pretty straightforward except for the one that goes from...
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    Hi Sunny - I bought my rebuild kit from motobins...

    Hi Sunny - I bought my rebuild kit from motobins and had to also buy an impeller blade - 41177 - I did not need to replace the shaft. It was a pretty straightforward project. Mine is an '87 K75s
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    Side-note - received current issue of MOA...

    Side-note - received current issue of MOA yesterday and lo and behold Paul Glaves writes about maintenance and mentions hose replacement on K bikes - good timing for sure!
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    Decided not to experiment with silicone hoses and...

    Decided not to experiment with silicone hoses and besides the seller in China only sells (3) and I need (4). Motobins has them all in stock at a reasonable BMW parts price - $12 worth of rubber for...
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    As always, thank you, Lee What's your take on...

    As always, thank you, Lee

    What's your take on the silicone hoses?
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    I had an interesting issue when I tightened my...

    I had an interesting issue when I tightened my rear break pedal - while riding through Glacier National Park I noticed the brake was engaging at a high altitude - seemed the high altitude affected...
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    Looks like the replacement hoses I need are as...

    Looks like the replacement hoses I need are as follows:

    Hose 17121460691
    Hose 17121460694
    Hose 1712160692

    + the O Ring 17111460718

    A company in China is offering (3) silicone radiator...
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    Thanks guys. Looks like it's time for a new...

    Thanks guys.

    Looks like it's time for a new set of coolant hoses - removed the long hose today that fits through the engine case and at the top there's a very small indentation and a pin-prick...
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    '87 K75s Coolant Dripping

    Hi Gang,

    Took the K for a spin today to visit my son today - he pointed out a small amount of coolant spray near the right fairing where the hose connects to the radiator - upon closer inspection,...
  20. Thread: side stand

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    Hi Guys, I have the Farley on my LWB R60/5 and...

    Hi Guys,

    I have the Farley on my LWB R60/5 and it works great.

    Just purchased and returned a stand for my SWB R65LS - stand was too long.

    I think his product works great on the LWB frames.
    ...
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    Glad you got the carbs sorted out - definitely...

    Glad you got the carbs sorted out - definitely feels good to be able to get these machines running properly.

    And - I like your taste in bikes!
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    Shorting method is about the only way to balance...

    Shorting method is about the only way to balance the carbs on your R60/5

    This video will show you how:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HShbaC9ORSo
  23. Back on the Road

    I attended an Airhead Tech Day today and got help replacing the Hall Sensor - wow - what a job!

    The good news is, my R65LS is back in service! I held my breath all the way - it's quite a...
  24. Thanks again, Darryl - I've got a new Honeywell...

    Thanks again, Darryl - I've got a new Honeywell sensor :)
  25. Thanks, Daryl! Did not know how to test it but...

    Thanks, Daryl!

    Did not know how to test it but Ignition Control Unit under the tank was replaced by an aftermarket from Rick Jones about 2 years ago. From all I've read, the symptoms are a dying...
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