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    What is the new FD ratio? Who did the work?

    What is the new FD ratio? Who did the work?
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    I'm 6' 2", size 12 feet, 33" inseam, and 215lbs -...

    I'm 6' 2", size 12 feet, 33" inseam, and 215lbs - while I Really enjoyed my 88 R100RT (monolever frame) the fairing lowers did pretty much restrict foot position a bit more than the carbs and...
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    It is possible that you've just gotten 'lucky'...

    It is possible that you've just gotten 'lucky' with a few bad parts - this happens increasingly often with more of these old electric parts being sourced from China.
    Or, it may well be a...
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    One thing that probably isn't helping your...

    One thing that probably isn't helping your situation any is that it appeared that the cap of your vent was shoved all the way down to the top of the threaded nut insert in the final drive. It...
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    Another source of quite active sidecar...

    Another source of quite active sidecar enthusiasts around the country at at the US Sidecar Association forum (USCA) at www.sidecar.com

    They have members all over the place and this is also...
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    I would recommend getting the Bing carb parts...

    I would recommend getting the Bing carb parts manual from Bing USA, and / or the rebuilding DVD, before you dive into rebuilding those carbs:
    http://www.bingcarburetor.com/
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    Poll: 10W40 with some ZDDP additive. Brand? Well,...

    10W40 with some ZDDP additive.
    Brand? Well, usually whatever is on sale.
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    +1 with the above.... Don't go over the halfway...

    +1 with the above.... Don't go over the halfway point between MIN and MAX and your oil blowout will significantly decrease, assuming that you don't have shot piston rings and are getting blow-by from...
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    I think that your LS looks very nice with the...

    I think that your LS looks very nice with the R90S inspired paint job!

    That said - with the cosmetics changes you've made, it doesn't really make sense anyways to try to put on original looking...
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    sigh. For the edumakation of the masses -...

    sigh.

    For the edumakation of the masses -
    http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t138/nhmaf/1978-1985R65bodyparts.jpg

    Note that the small fairing (option available for R65 and R45 as they didn't...
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    The OPs picture does look similar to the BMW OEM...

    The OPs picture does look similar to the BMW OEM cockpit fairing option that was available, but it isn't quite it.

    You can go toan online parts fiche, like at Max BMW, and see the fiche part and...
  12. Thread: 1982 r65ls

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    Possible that you might have an airleak, or...

    Possible that you might have an airleak, or possibly a carb diaphragm isn't quite fully seated in the proper position (small tab on underside must be in little slot on inside edge of base that the...
  13. Thread: 1982 r65ls

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    Some of the bikes came with 3.56:1 final drive...

    Some of the bikes came with 3.56:1 final drive (like mine) instead of a 3.44:1 as noted in that spec sheet.
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    The lighter clutch action of the post 1980 models...

    The lighter clutch action of the post 1980 models are still my preference, though I also have a 1978 bike. I'd have to say that gearshifting between the 1982 and the 1978 differences include both...
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    To me, the behavior still sounds like too rich...

    To me, the behavior still sounds like too rich condition. Unfortunately, I have "0" experieince with Dellortos. How are you feeding air to the carbs? Did you plumb in the airbox, or you using...
  16. Thread: 1973 r60/5

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    +1 I am with 20774 - if the rear main seal or oil...

    +1 I am with 20774 - if the rear main seal or oil pump cover is leaking, the (engine) oil will come out of the bell housing/transmission interface seam and end up on the top shelf just above that...
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    Well, at least they will have shiny,...

    Well, at least they will have shiny, steam-cleaned pistons if they plan to actually ride the bike in the rain.
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    The 100/90x19 will probably be fine - the...

    The 100/90x19 will probably be fine - the important bit (besides fender clearance) to consider is what the manufacturer specs for minimum rim width. Not all 100/90 tires are the actual same...
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    I've got this alcohol resistant float kit on my...

    I've got this alcohol resistant float kit on my R100/7, and Im not overly thrilled by them - seems more fiddly to get adjusted than the single beam design, which I am still running in my R65LS with...
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    Ken - that is right/how the bike should start -...

    Ken - that is right/how the bike should start - occasionally I might not need to use the choke (or can shut it off much more quickly) when cold starting the engine if the temps are up around 90F or...
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    IF I let my modern tires' air pressure drop down...

    IF I let my modern tires' air pressure drop down to the levels that were on the under seat sticker from 1978, the bike is hard to control, corners like it has an extra hinge in the frame and I get...
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    From the looks of that switch - it appears that...

    From the looks of that switch - it appears that it may be leaking gearbox oil - which is a not-uncommon failure. This could be due to it cracking (Which they tend to do). IF you're going to ride...
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    I've visited some tire manufacturing plants in a...

    I've visited some tire manufacturing plants in a previous employment, but any tires I've observed being made where auto/truck/heavy equipment tires and not motorcycle tires. While I am not a tire...
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    For a rear tire, you really do want it going in...

    For a rear tire, you really do want it going in the proper direction for traction when accelerating. If it were on the front, well, that's what we used to do with bikes anyways (turning the tire...
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    Also, be sure to get the CORRECT switch - there...

    Also, be sure to get the CORRECT switch - there are (2) basic versions based on the model year of the bike/transmission you have installed. If you pick the wrong one-it won't work. Rusty the...
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