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    So after a few weeks the bike is running great. ...

    So after a few weeks the bike is running great. I am so glad to have her back. I also got my 01 Dakar back on the road this week. Nice to have the pair. The R60 is leaking a little oil from the...
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    She is back on the road! I got all my DMV...

    She is back on the road! I got all my DMV paperwork finished up on friday, started her, let all the dust and muck burn off for a while (have not started the bike in a couple weeks) and I was off. I...
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    Godo to know, part of it is that it has 45k miles...

    Godo to know, part of it is that it has 45k miles on it, and has sat at times. I assume its all pretty good in there, but want to take a look at everything, and replace all the gaskets / seals in...
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    I did this a few months back to my R60/5. With...

    I did this a few months back to my R60/5. With the right tools and some patients its a pretty straight forward process.

    I purchased the tools from North Woods Airheads, and was very happy with...
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    I received my order in from Hans at Hucky's with...

    I received my order in from Hans at Hucky's with some mounting hardware and replacement rear signal bar. I finally got the fenders back on. I forgot what a bitch the rear fender is to mount, but I...
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    thats great to know. I also saw that Hans has...

    thats great to know. I also saw that Hans has konis (or ikons, i always switch them up) with the aluminum can on top, but they are much more expensive then just the standard set. Would love to keep...
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    Just a quick update, I had to take a little break...

    Just a quick update, I had to take a little break from both bike projects between work and the holidays, but i am back now. Just placed a big order for parts with A&S and going to send Hans a check...
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    Thanks, I eventually double checked with my...

    Thanks, I eventually double checked with my Cylmers manual wiring diagram, and got it working. They are both blinking now, only the right one works perfect, and the left one is really dim, and dims...
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    Lookie what finally came this morning: ...

    Lookie what finally came this morning:

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-NKVSX28cWfM/UCFUNx_z-eI/AAAAAAAABN4/M88AbQ1mSXA/s640/IMAGE_6B4D1F27-4882-44B2-9D11-8507680AE063.JPG

    Really excited to...
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    quick question about the wiring on the front turn...

    quick question about the wiring on the front turn signals. At some point I believe I removed the ground cables from the front turn signals.....Dont ask me why, I think it may have just been a...
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    Just got a call that my new fork tubes are on the...

    Just got a call that my new fork tubes are on the way from Frank's Forks. Should be here next Tuesday. Of corse all the parts for both the R60/5 and F650GS are expected at the same time, will have...
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    Havent updated in a while, so here is a quick on....

    Havent updated in a while, so here is a quick on.

    Well I removed the fork tubes all together, and they are are definitely out of spec. not terrible but not great.

    I decided while i was going...
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    Maybe picking up a used Dakar.

    I am the very happy owner of a 72 R60/5 toaster which I have been in the process of restoring. She is pretty close to 100% mechanical (once i finish the forks) and I want a new project to move onto....
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    What was the place in SF? I live in the city and...

    What was the place in SF? I live in the city and hope to get mine powder coated sometime in the next year.

    Thanks.
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    Also, should I be concerned with the 1/4"...

    Also, should I be concerned with the 1/4" difference in length between the fork springs? Should I rush out and buy some new springs.

    I was considering the Race Tech fork springs, these are...
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    That makes sense. Thanks for the info. I am...

    That makes sense. Thanks for the info. I am going to go ahead and do a full alignment, and while I am at it align the holes. Is standard facing in or out? Sounds like there should be next to no...
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    Ok, instead of filling her up I decided to dive...

    Ok, instead of filling her up I decided to dive into the front forks. May as well while she is off the ground, and this will give me a great opportunity to clean up a lot of those hard to get to...
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    screwed in all the way at the handlebar clutch...

    screwed in all the way at the handlebar clutch lever I am still about 10mm shy of 201mm. So I am thinking I simply have the wrong cable on there? May have to grab a new one next week. Bummer.
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    yup, splines are nicely greased. I am going to go...

    yup, splines are nicely greased. I am going to go through the adjustment process again, and throw some fluids in there and see if it is still happening.

    Thanks again, will post some pictures of...
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    I have the bike back together, but have not fired...

    I have the bike back together, but have not fired her up yet. She is still on the lift with the fluids drained. I did notice that once I re-attached the rear wheel and set the clutch cable all up I...
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    Mine sat for two years, I charged up the battery,...

    Mine sat for two years, I charged up the battery, and she fired right up. Then I let her sit another two years, and thats when I started this thread. As long as the bike is close to tuned (valves,...
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    So I am feeling pretty solid about the clutch /...

    So I am feeling pretty solid about the clutch / tranny / etc. I am hoping to get it back together in the next few evenings, which will bring me to my next part of the project, working on the front...
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    That all makes sense, I went ahead and ordered a...

    That all makes sense, I went ahead and ordered a new pin and grease nipple, seems like i should be in as good of shape as possible. I gave getting the nipple off a half hearted attempt and it did...
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    The circlip was missing, but there is a pin that...

    The circlip was missing, but there is a pin that goes through the mounting arms on the transmission and blocks the rods movement by aligning with one of those notches. I do not know how much good...
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    Yes, I know exactly what you mean, and that is...

    Yes, I know exactly what you mean, and that is what I was hoping.



    I got a slight idea of this when trying to reinsert the rod with the old felt on it. Is there a trick or suggested technique?...
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