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    Are you sure it's leaking from that gasket? ...

    Are you sure it's leaking from that gasket? Could it be leaking further up, at the gearbox, and the gear oil is just migrating down to there? Tried cleaning it all up and spraying the whole area...
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    I have opened up the front engine cover again to...

    I have opened up the front engine cover again to start tracing the circuit and try to find the problem. First thing I tested (again) was the GEN light circuit. Blue wire at the VR gets grounded and...
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    Paul - I tested the original rotor and it showed...

    Paul - I tested the original rotor and it showed no continuity, an open in the rotor. So I replaced it. That's why I posed my original question. After putting in a new rotor (2.9 ohm resistance...
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    84 R100 Not Charging - No GEN Light

    My 1984 R100 stopped charging last weekend. I made it home with 10.25 volts on the battery (only a year or so old). Battery recharged okay and holds the charge. The GEN light is not on when I turn...
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    Westco is a reseller. They put their label on...

    Westco is a reseller. They put their label on someone else's product. For years the Westco batteries for Airheads were actually relabeled Panasonic batteries. A while back, Westco stopped using...
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    Snowbum's write-up on throttle cam positioning is...

    Snowbum's write-up on throttle cam positioning is good. If you have the original owner's manual it is also described in there. How many miles on the bike? Do you know if the throttle tube and cam...
  7. It should not have Loctite and it is a standard...

    It should not have Loctite and it is a standard thread. But, if it is that resistant to moving, a bit of heat on the screw might help encourage it to move.
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    Take a look at the Rifle Nightflight fairing....

    Take a look at the Rifle Nightflight fairing.
    http://rifle.com/Motorcycle-Fairings/Rifle-Nightflight-Fairing.aspx

    $249 in primer; + $50 for gloss black, +$100 for color matched

    43070
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    I just finished the same fix on my 1984 R100. ...

    I just finished the same fix on my 1984 R100. Thanks for the detailed step by step you provided. There were four O-rings on my brake cam shaft; two on the inner side, two at the outer side of the...
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    If possible, pictures would be appreciated!!! If...

    If possible, pictures would be appreciated!!! If not, as much detail of the repair as you can provide. I might be looking at the same issue on my R100. If got a few drops of gear oil coming out of...
  11. Pilot Actives front and rear on both of my...

    Pilot Actives front and rear on both of my Airheads. When I hear somebody categorize a tire as "high mileage", I think of a hard rubber and a good highway tire; not a sporty tire good on the curves....
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    On the right side? Isn't that controlling the...

    On the right side? Isn't that controlling the turn signals? Were you having a problem with them? The hole might be on the "OFF" setting.

    I had a similar problem with my 1974 left side switch,...
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    Note, that the OP says he CHARGED the battery -...

    Note, that the OP says he CHARGED the battery - he didn't change it. It could be as simple as loose wiring connections or some corrosion at the connections. I would check the battery terminals for...
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    Loosen the two clamps by the collar on the...

    Loosen the two clamps by the collar on the air-tube and slide the collar up, away from the carb. Loosen the clamp on the air-tube at the top and swing the air tube away from the carb and off the...
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    The tools are available on the BMW parts fiche...

    The tools are available on the BMW parts fiche from any dealer. Be sure to check the prices on the fiche before you go looking at used tools. Used tools are sometimes sold for more than you would...
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    Michelin Pilot Actives. Available in the correct...

    Michelin Pilot Actives. Available in the correct inch sizes and they give excellent performance. ContiGo is also available in inch size but my experience with them is they wear out crazy fast. ...
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    Coils or plug wires could be your problem. But...

    Coils or plug wires could be your problem. But be aware that pulling the plug wires off while running is likely to damage the coils. High voltage in the coil with no path to take. Never run the...
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    What year? The 1974 switches were unique; they...

    What year? The 1974 switches were unique; they look like they are /5 leftovers but they are different. No longer listed in the parts fiche.

    They can be taken apart. What is your switch doing or...
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    Here is a write-up for balancing a type 53 carb -...

    Here is a write-up for balancing a type 53 carb - on an R60/6: Note that this write-up describes grounding each side of the engine by laying the plug on the engine so it grounds. Most folks,...
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    Although you seem to have an oily head, this...

    Although you seem to have an oily head, this thread should be posted on the Airheads forum not the Oilheads.
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    Oak's contact info - from the airheads web site....

    Oak's contact info - from the airheads web site.

    Oak Okleshen
    22637 Ridgeway
    Richton Park, IL 60471

    AskOak@AOL.com

    708-748-8151
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    ChiTech Manual Store - Chicago Region BMW Owners Assoc

    Were you meaning these?

    http://crbmw.com/rokcart
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    Even with Euro bars, there should be room enough...

    Even with Euro bars, there should be room enough to fit the U-Bolt RAM ball. Then attach a RAM arm and cradle. Electrics - either wire the kit to the battery or if you want to move the GPS from...
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    Your '84 R100 should have a 17 digit VIN. If...

    Your '84 R100 should have a 17 digit VIN. If nothing has been replaced, the VIN should be stamped into the frame down low near the oil pan and the same VIN should also be stamped into the label on...
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    As your shocks lose their abilities they start to...

    As your shocks lose their abilities they start to sag and this could leave the rear end of your bike sitting lower - often much lower - than it did when the shocks were newer. This makes raising the...
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