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  1. Just painted my '81 RT similar color to your...

    Just painted my '81 RT similar color to your existing. Always seemed good bike color to me. Fits well with black frame and typical BMW alloy parts IMO. Ever try painting youself? Doing my RT cost me...
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    RB2/K112 Conti Knock-offs

    Dennis Kirk sells original equipment Continentals look-a-likes made by Duro for about $90 a pair plus frt. Put a set on my son's R60/5 last spring. Don't expect much more than 3000 miles from rear...
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    I'm still P.O.'d the North Stars left Minnesota...

    I'm still P.O.'d the North Stars left Minnesota and became the Dallas Stars. Actually a H.S. classmate's son plays for the Devils so they get my vote.:usa

    Al K. N.E. Minn
  4. Thread: Garage Tips

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    Always read the lable first.

    Last spring I had to put new rubber on three bikes. Figured rather that make my usual detergent/water mix, I'd get some of the stuff the pros use, that is the brand that ryhmes with Electraglide,...
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    Rode Food

    Caught "Feasting on Asphalt" last year on the Food Channel. Last episode with the lutefisk experience at Mississippi River headwaters was great. Airing this year I wonder?
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    Yup. My R100 had gasket in place when I bought it...

    Yup. My R100 had gasket in place when I bought it and I've just now had one of those "Doh!" type realizations in that gasket being in place created a borderline/deteriorating oil pressure condition...
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    Wow! 1971? Bought one new except mine candy red....

    Wow! 1971? Bought one new except mine candy red. Honey brown color hard to get. $1,726.00 out the dealer door. Was a outstanding bike, especially compared to the POC Mach Three I traded in.
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    Idiot light sending unit located lower left side...

    Idiot light sending unit located lower left side of engine block just below pushrod tube seals. Similar in appearance and function to neutral switch.
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    81 R100RT Filter Experiences

    [QUOTE=osbornk;446484]. My shim is so thing, I don't think the presence or absence of it would make enough difference to matter.


    I'm thinking leaving the shim out if math calls for it is...
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    King What?

    How about the Abington King Dick!!
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    I am fortunate that my wife was riding her own...

    I am fortunate that my wife was riding her own motorcycle, a '68 Yamaha AT-1 Enduro when we met 30+ years ago. I had a Honda XL250 and a CR250 amongst other bikes so a perfect match was created....
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    Re: Airhead drive shaft lube. My Doc noted my...

    Re: Airhead drive shaft lube. My Doc noted my earwax build up a few years ago and used a large graduated syringe to inject solution of some sort to cleanse and flush wax build-up. I asked to keep...
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    Aero Skunk Works

    I've heard from a sometimes reliable source Aerostich is working with theoretical physicist Dr. Stephen Hawking of Cambridge U. and retired/cashiered employees of Lucas, formerly electrical systems...
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    Gotta use the 48 hour rule. I you can get some...

    Gotta use the 48 hour rule. I you can get some unauthorized purchase into the shop or garage and your wife doesn't notice it 'till after two days, you can claim: "Oh that ol' thing, it's always been...
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    On 5000 mile trip '07 with my R100RT elevations...

    On 5000 mile trip '07 with my R100RT elevations ranged from about 200' to nearly 12,000' above sea level. I can't say rideability changed at all that I recall. Adjusted idle mixture once or twice....
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    #6:Beatle: Ringo, George I carry a package of...

    #6:Beatle: Ringo, George

    I carry a package of Pledge Wipes and a soft buffing cloth in my tank bag for cleaning my plastic lensed eye glasses and my helmet shield. Works well on windshield too of...
  17. Thread: R100 Tires

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    BTW, buddy of mine has a '58 Goldie (DBD 34)....

    BTW, buddy of mine has a '58 Goldie (DBD 34). Gotta be one of the best looking motorcycles ever made IMO.
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    Thanks for the link! Good info.:thumb

    Thanks for the link! Good info.:thumb
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    I was given some old wrenches and sockets mfr'd...

    I was given some old wrenches and sockets mfr'd in odd 1/32 increments. Makes life easier.
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    It may have been mentioned elsewhere, but tying...

    It may have been mentioned elsewhere, but tying off centerstand to something forward to prevent bike from rolling off centerstand when wrenching is cheap insurance in preventing replacement of...
  21. Thread: R100 Tires

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    BT-45 Tires

    I didn't realize BT-45's were available in tube type. Checked at Dennis Kirk :type and there they were! Looks like they might be better in the wet too. Price not bad either.:thumb
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    Buy Germerican!!

    Gonna get me one of those flathead K1600FLRGTSRCS's when they come out. With white wall tires and tassles of course!
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    R100 Tires

    I've been running Metzler ME88 / 880 tires on my '81 R100RT. Usually get +/- 19,000 front and +/- 12,000 rear leaving safe margin usable tread before I install new. They handle fine. "C" load range...
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    Loyal Order of the Oiled Boot

    Wrenches and sockets are available. Google Norton, Triumph, BSA, etc and you'll get many links. Actually Whitworth was a thread form. Seems like bolt head or nut dimensions depended on what size hex...
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    Msg from Louis aka: "Lou" Dhite

    Machinery's Handbook also handy in case you need to design built-up cast iron flywheel for steam powered punch press or keep those old brit bikes in top operating condition.
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