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    FWIW, my HB bags from Bob's came with the Krauser...

    FWIW, my HB bags from Bob's came with the Krauser emblem on the side as well. Bob's included two BMW roundels to replace them with if you choose. I don't know what they mean about the latches… there...
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    Here is a close up of the mounted mirrors on the...

    Here is a close up of the mounted mirrors on the fairing, showing the snap-on bolt cover. I did have to retighten the mirrors after my first ride, as they were folding inward- they need to be good...
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    I also tried to construct a base extension...

    I also tried to construct a base extension (similar to the Nick Greer extensions), but didn't care for them too much… my effort with sheet aluminum left something to be desired. You can see the...
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    Here is the order in which I assembled the parts.

    Here is the order in which I assembled the parts.
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    More info

    The mirrors I chose were EMGO number 20-35222 (left) and 20-35221 (right) for a Honda CBR 600 RR. They cost $29 each at Cycle Gear. I decided to use the factory mirror base since it fit the fairing...
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    Well, I'm finally getting the ol' RS back on the...

    Well, I'm finally getting the ol' RS back on the road after a top end renewal and some other bit work, including the mirrors. I tried the convex spot "stick-on" mirrors, which were a significant...
  7. Thread: 75W90 Gear Oil

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    I've been using the heavy shockproof gear oil in...

    I've been using the heavy shockproof gear oil in my /7 for a few years now. I like the operation of the transmission relative to when I've used 80w/90 (with or without moly)- it shifts more smoothly...
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    I like Martindale Motorcycle Works. Mikey has...

    I like Martindale Motorcycle Works. Mikey has been very helpful to me over the years. 512-357-2842 or info@martindalemotorcycleworks.com
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    Regarding the seat, my new-to-me '86 K75 came...

    Regarding the seat, my new-to-me '86 K75 came with a Corbin already on it. I don't have the original to compare to, but I like it quite well. It's firm but quite comfortable (more so than the seat...
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    I would send a note to Mikey at Martindale...

    I would send a note to Mikey at Martindale Motorcycle Works. I'll bet he'd have one at a reasonable price.

    info@martindalemotorcycleworks.com
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    512-357-2842

    :beer
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    :laugh Maybe your problem isn't springs......

    :laugh

    Maybe your problem isn't springs... maybe you have a ghost. It is almost Halloween. :wow If the bike starts making eery sounds next, we'll know for sure. :laugh
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    I have a pair- they fit fine.

    I have a pair- they fit fine.
  13. They (Portland ABC) are a pretty good group- I...

    They (Portland ABC) are a pretty good group- I wouldn't be surprised if someone might come out and give you a hand. I built a homemade manometer to balance mine, but I found the starting point...
  14. There is a really good airhead group in Portland...

    There is a really good airhead group in Portland that has regular gatherings and tech days. I sent you a PM with the Portland air marshal's contact info.
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    I installed mine (gasket) dry when I replaced the...

    I installed mine (gasket) dry when I replaced the final drive on my /7.
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    Well, to be precise, two clicks is twice as many...

    Well, to be precise, two clicks is twice as many as one click (representing an increased effort of 100%!). :stick :ha Sorry- couldn't resist.:jester :beer
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    I have this same problem on mine. I posted awhile...

    I have this same problem on mine. I posted awhile back:
    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?70807-RS-mirror-extensions

    I have been tackling some other tasks with the bike, but will likely...
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    Hmmm... interesting. You can get virtually...

    Hmmm... interesting. You can get virtually anything these days- pretty neat. Once installed, I'd be curious to hear how you like them and maybe see a picture of the backlighting. No doubt they...
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    Honestly, I would not hesitate to use an airhead...

    Honestly, I would not hesitate to use an airhead of any variety as a daily commuter. For a number of years in the early nineties, my only vehicle was my /7. It served me very well, and I still...
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    It's been awhile, but I'm pretty sure I used the...

    It's been awhile, but I'm pretty sure I used the tools in the tool kit to get mine out. I think it was easier to work from the bolt side (Allen wrench?) than the nut side.
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    Thanks, all- I'll start poking around on it this...

    Thanks, all- I'll start poking around on it this week. I'll start by loosening the front axle and bounce the front suspension and then retightening everything carefully before taking it out again. ...
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    Oops! Will do- thanks!

    Oops! Will do- thanks!
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    '86 K75C Brake drag

    I picked up a new to me bike today: '86 K75C. 48K miles, newly repainted, well maintained and lightly ridden, all new hoses, rear shock, tires, runs sweet. My question has to do with the front...
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    Well, I decided to join suit. Picked up an '86...

    Well, I decided to join suit. Picked up an '86 K75C to live in the northwest with one of the Miatas... definitely a different beast than the R's. I like it so far! :)
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    That's my recollection as well. The plastic is...

    That's my recollection as well. The plastic is pretty sturdy, and the washers keep the whole thing pretty well sandwiched together (plate, plastic bag housing, washers) in my opinion. I don't see...
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