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    92 K75RT "clunk" at 4000 rpm

    I've recently transplanted a replacement engine into my k bike and it runs smoothly with the exception of passing through 4000 rpm when I can hear and feel a noticable "clunk sound". This happens...
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    hmm. I can see the ads online but they come up as...

    hmm. I can see the ads online but they come up as "expired" when I look them up under "my listings'- guess they're still out there.
    Thanks,
    Ian.
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    Flea market ads have been deactivated....

    I posted 3 ads with items for sale on 7th June and while checking my listings have discovered they've been "deactivated". I haven't sold the items nor cancelled the ads- how do I get them reposted...
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    update on my engine transplant.

    It's been a while but I finally have an update on my K75's engine replacement- I was able to get it done at a local (non-BMW) dealership where I get my tyres changed etc. The workshop manager took a...
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    ROK Rally thanks...

    A huge "thank you" to all involved in the BMW ROK Rally this past weekend- the food was delicious and plentiful and your hospitality was wonderful as always.
    Cheers,
    Ian
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    Try a bottle of "Motormedic" ($5 from O'Reilly...

    Try a bottle of "Motormedic" ($5 from O'Reilly Auto Parts- grey bottle) in the oil before you change it. Let it warm up until the cooling fan kicks in then do an oil change- has helped my sprag...
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    I've been using Pirelli Sport demons on my '92...

    I've been using Pirelli Sport demons on my '92 K75RT for several years- reasonable price, readily available and good wear; average 12,000 on a rear and 20,000 on the front.
    ...
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    I was just curious as to the availability- the...

    I was just curious as to the availability- the one on my other bike helped smooth out the variation in tension quite well. My DAKAR has a centre stand so chain adjustment is easy :)
    Ian
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    '02 F650GS Dakar chain tensioner ?

    Does anyone know if there's an aftermarket spring-loaded chain tensioner that will fit my GS ? I used to have one on a Yamaha trail bike years ago and it worked really well.
    Cheers,
    ...
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    valve adjustment

    Hi Lee,
    Forgive me if this sounds flippant (I ask questions on here to gain knowledge that I don't have/ understand) but my tech guy said that once he'd confirmed the excessive leakdown on...
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    Technician reconfirmed today that the air is...

    Technician reconfirmed today that the air is escaping past the piston rings and through the crankcase breather- it looks like replacing the engine is going to be my best option.
    Ian.
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    Paul- I was told it was leaking into the...

    Paul- I was told it was leaking into the crankcase through the piston rings but will verify with the technician on Monday.
    Thanks for continued support and suggestions.
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    compression/leakdown test results...

    Had a compression test done and 1 & 2 cylinders showed 170 (psi ?) while 3 was only 150, I had suspected there might be a problem due to discolouration of number 3 spark plug. The leakdown test came...
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    I was overtaken by a pickup truck full of "dentally-challenged" yokels and when they hit a bump in the road the contents of the truck bed (beer cans/paintcans/general trash) was all ejected like...
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    update...

    Thanks for the additional suggestions- I replaced the temperature sensor but it made no difference to my gas mileage so I think my next action will be getting the compression checked, then I can...
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    After chatting with a service tech. today I'm...

    After chatting with a service tech. today I'm going to replace the water temperature sensor- I know it works as the cooling fan cut on several times this afternoon while idling in traffic, however...
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    '92 K75RT engine lifespan ?

    My k bike has 134,000 miles on it and the gas mileage has really dropped in recent years to a miserable 35 mpg/180 miles per tank. I used to get 50 + mpg/240 miles per tank when I first bought the...
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    By strange coincidence I was browsing the motorworks site earlier looking for handlebar switches for my K bike. I concur that even if I replace the unit the problem might repeat so will leave things...
  19. '02 F650GS Dakar 'Instrument cluster" cluster.......

    When starting the bike my instrument cluster occasionally goes haywire- sometimes the LED digits on the odometer and clock start scrolling around; sometimes the tachometer needle stays at zero rpm;...
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    Update...

    Forgive me- I've had assorted issues to deal with that took me away from the bike I was looking at. I did not persue the matter further but an grateful for your feedback.
    Scoobs.
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    There's a high possibility that your high/low...

    There's a high possibility that your high/low beam switch on the left handlebar cluster has gone bad- my '92 K75RT has burned up three switches in the last 6 years. Try putting a voltmeter across the...
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    Sticky: Scary one in North Georgia..

    While doing the "5 Corners of Georgia" ride challenge this past weekend I was overtaken by a couple of dentally-challenged locals in a raggedy-arsed pickup truck. A few seconds later they hit a bump...
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    My advice is to take a couple of short "practise...

    My advice is to take a couple of short "practise trips" where you only go a comfortable distance from home, then set up your gear while there's still light to see by. If you do this often enough it...
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    '02 F650GS Dakar Speedo calibration ?

    My speedometer reads around 9 or 10 MPH too low and I'm concerned I forget one day and get a ticket. Is there any way to recalibrate it?
    Cheers,
    Ian.
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    I was fortunate to meet Ardys at several rallies...

    I was fortunate to meet Ardys at several rallies and she always had that mischevious grin that would light up the whole room. She inspired me to ride far and often- condolences go out to her...
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