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    One of my winter projects was to make my own...

    One of my winter projects was to make my own greasing tool to grease both my front and rear wheels using a grease gun with bearing grade tube of grease.

    The grease path that I created was to do...
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    It might also be wise to drain all the oil out of...

    It might also be wise to drain all the oil out of the trans to see if any small items also come out like one of tose little thrust bearing rollers!

    It sounds to me that the previous installer...
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    Having a machine shop background, I also always...

    Having a machine shop background, I also always check with a bearing house (Bearing
    distributors (BDI) and many others).

    However, I have found that sometime Max's is cheaper! Other times the...
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    You mean that there are no spacers to keep the...

    You mean that there are no spacers to keep the bearing races (cones) separated? That would need proper shimming to produce the correct bearing pre-load?

    If they do, then the axle nut should be...
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    My son got an Advance Auto parts battery for his...

    My son got an Advance Auto parts battery for his K-bike, '87, and he loves it. Turns it over faster than ever.
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    On my /7, I went to hardware store and purchased...

    On my /7, I went to hardware store and purchased two miniature "hair pin" clips. Work great!
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    Using two or three of the "o-rings" or very good...

    Using two or three of the "o-rings" or very good rubber bands should be OK as it is very unlikely that all would break at the same time. Replace them each year before they can deteriorate.

    Also,...
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    I'm trying to figure out what this means???

    I'm trying to figure out what this means???
  9. I vote for the drill and tap procedure. Just be...

    I vote for the drill and tap procedure. Just be sure the drill doesn't lead off due to uneven top (reason to grind smooth before drilling) or because of air pockets part way down which could also...
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    Did you first use the browse feature to tell the...

    Did you first use the browse feature to tell the computer where the file was before you try to upload it?

    Also is the file a hi-res that may be too big for the limitations of the MOA software?
  11. I had found this too, but had heard that these...

    I had found this too, but had heard that these numbers were modified over the years. For example, I think the current thinking on the fork amount is now something else (I am not sure what!).
    ...
  12. I am not knowledgeable about THIS particular one,...

    I am not knowledgeable about THIS particular one, but from you pics, it appears to me that the "rivet" could have been part of the actual cap. In that case, it probably was swedged at the time of...
  13. Thread: '82 r100rs

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    I don't think the originals are re-buildable. ...

    I don't think the originals are re-buildable. And even if they were, the original BMW shocks were pretty bad when new. I don't know who would want them as they rode pretty bad.
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    If you look at the wiring diagram for the 1978,...

    If you look at the wiring diagram for the 1978, there is a wire that runs from the ignition switch to the headlight relay labeled "USA only." this wire is what took the place of the light wires that...
  15. Is the cloudiness on the outside surface? Or on...

    Is the cloudiness on the outside surface? Or on the inside left from moisture residue over the years?

    I have a '78 R100, and over the wintertime, I took mine apart to fix the trip meter. While...
  16. "follow the books" - Apparently you are unaware...

    "follow the books" - Apparently you are unaware that there are differences of opinions as to what the proper amounts are supposed to be (particularly in the driveshaft). This as well as many other...
  17. Though I only have Windows 7, I have heard that...

    Though I only have Windows 7, I have heard that Windows 8 isn't much different. I really like 7. I ran XP at work, and don't remember any issues going back and forth.
  18. Until Apple tells you you need to upgrade to do...

    Until Apple tells you you need to upgrade to do most everything! although I understand that Apple has less bugs.
  19. Thread: '82 r100rs

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    I purchased a set of IKON's last summer, based...

    I purchased a set of IKON's last summer, based upon the advice of Kurt and others like Kurt's above, and am very satisfied. Mine (original OEM - 35 years old) were totally shot, and after fiddling...
  20. I went through the changes to Millenium and Vista...

    I went through the changes to Millenium and Vista (and hated them both). Then, with my new computer (3-1/2 years ago), I got Windows 7. I think it runs great.

    Only problem I have had is one of...
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    There are only two ways to stop the lever from...

    There are only two ways to stop the lever from wiggling up and down. They are 1) decrease the gap that the lever must fill - down to where lever has little clearance, and 2) increase the thickness...
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    Good reason why all the bikes ought to have a...

    Good reason why all the bikes ought to have a back-up kick starter! I miss mine from my /6 and my /2 !!
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    Does one need to be insured by Progressive...

    Does one need to be insured by Progressive Insurance to get the motorcycle roadside assistance?

    I live fairly close to Progressive's headquarters, but do not use their insurance.
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    Roadside help - like AAA for motorcycle

    I have been tossing over the idea of purchasing a motorcycle roadside assistance program. I am not a member of AAA or Allstate, but I checked into both of them abput 2 weeks ago. Both AAA and...
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    Thanks to this thread, I already found a leftover...

    Thanks to this thread, I already found a leftover from somewhere.

    However, the tabs are so small, that using the "vent" once will do it in. Apparently they were made never to be removed, and if...
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