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    Enduralast Starter

    When the Bosch starter on my /7 wore out a few years back, I took it to a local starter shop to price a rebuild, and weighed it against the Nippondenso and Enduralast starter. I ended up going with...
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    It is not clear (to me, at least) what order you...

    It is not clear (to me, at least) what order you conducted the work you describe in your first post, but there are other things that affect idle to consider. The valves of that year range are prone...
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    Have you checked/adjusted the valves? I would...

    Have you checked/adjusted the valves? I would think that a timing light would be helpful to check the timing/firing of each cylinder if you are concerned that the timing is off on one cylinder. ...
  4. Thread: Brake Fluid Leak

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    There are several potential points for leaks,...

    There are several potential points for leaks, assuming nothing is broken. The seals on the master cylinder (MC) piston are one. The others include the seal on the MC reservoir cap, the o-ring under...
  5. Thread: Shipper

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    As mentioned in my previous thread Steve...

    As mentioned in my previous thread Steve referenced in post #2, I had a good experience with Federal and would recommend them. I plan to ship the RS to Oregon this summer, and will use them again...
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    I asked Paul Glaves about lead additives for my...

    I asked Paul Glaves about lead additives for my /7 at a tech discussion at the Redmond Rally a couple of years (three?) ago, and he suggested the same thing. After thinking about it, I quit using it...
  7. Thread: '82 r100rs

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    On my /7, I have Progressive springs on the...

    On my /7, I have Progressive springs on the front, and Progressive shocks (18 series, aluminum bodies, with heavy duty springs and adjustable rebound damping) on the rear. I like both quite a bit-...
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    These will work quite well. I bought a set from...

    These will work quite well. I bought a set from Northern Tool a couple of years back for my new mufflers on the /7 (EMGOs that didn't come with clamps & my old one's were toast). A great deal for a...
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    FWIW... I had Lazertecs on my /7 for years (ME...

    FWIW... I had Lazertecs on my /7 for years (ME 33/77 prior to that), but always thought the handling was heavy, and the rear tires wore down quickly. I've got Avons on the /7 now. I like the Avons...
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    I like the idea of this as well. My commute is...

    I like the idea of this as well. My commute is about 25 miles, part surface streets, part highway through an industrial corridor (big trucks). I admit I don't commute by bike as often as I once...
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    Darn it- I missed it again? :( I've got to get...

    Darn it- I missed it again? :( I've got to get this on my calendar next year.

    Looks like it was fun! Neat bikes again this year: http://the1moto.com. I like checking out the custom helmets at...
  12. Thread: VDO Clock repair

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    For what it's worth... I used Rick Borth at...

    For what it's worth... I used Rick Borth at Oversees Speedometer to repair mine and recommend him highly. www.speedometer.com
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    I converted my /7 to dual discs (ATEs) a few...

    I converted my /7 to dual discs (ATEs) a few years back. I really like it over the single disc, especially riding two-up with my wife. I bought a mix of used parts (MC, fork slider, caliper-...
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    I mounted the box under the tank just in front of...

    I mounted the box under the tank just in front of the tool tray on the underside of the main frame tube. I used zip-ties and padded it with a section of a neoprene computer mouse pad that I had in...
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    Hi Rick, Yes, to do the conversion to the Brembo...

    Hi Rick,
    Yes, to do the conversion to the Brembo calipers, you would need to change the front forks as the sliders were completely different (I'd probably select them from a '81-'84 model RT or RS)....
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    When the Bosch starter on my /7 wore out a few...

    When the Bosch starter on my /7 wore out a few years back, I took it to a local starter shop to price a rebuild, and weighed it against the Nippondenso and Enduralast starter. I ended up going with...
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    For what it's worth from my experience, I think I...

    For what it's worth from my experience, I think I prefer the under-tank MC as opposed to the bar-mounted version. I never liked having the reservoir full of brake fluid up high over the painted...
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    Oops- my bad- thanks, Lew!

    Oops- my bad- thanks, Lew!
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    You might check with any of the salvage yards in...

    You might check with any of the salvage yards in Kurt's Resources and Links thread (see post #2) to see if they have a used one, or are willing to keep an eye out for one for you. I am partial to...
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    I think the asking price is probably pretty fair...

    I think the asking price is probably pretty fair considering the condition. The visible upgrades (in my opinion), are worthwhile and not inexpensive. These include the brake lines, shocks, triple...
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    More or less, although it has had some obvious...

    More or less, although it has had some obvious additions: San Jose top triple clamp, Progressive (I think) damping adjustable rear shocks, repainted/powdercoated wheels, steel braided brake lines,...
  22. I'll say... I'm currently playing this game with...

    I'll say... I'm currently playing this game with my "new-to-me" '84 RS, which I currently refer to lovingly as "Drippy".
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    I would not recommend any sealant at all (no...

    I would not recommend any sealant at all (no need- the BMW gaskets are very good). Be sure to reference the the torque values for the pan bolts and don't over tighten.
  25. The springs might not be the problem... the cam...

    The springs might not be the problem... the cam might be worn/corroded and sticking slightly (you might try cleaning and lubricating it carefully, if you have not already). Or, it might be time for...
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