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    My own solution to the unnumbered pins on the...

    My own solution to the unnumbered pins on the bottom of the relay deal:

    http://forum.boxerworks.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=148&hilit=woo+hoo&start=125

    Note that it has the blessing of Saint...
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    You should be encouraged that they are making new...

    You should be encouraged that they are making new batches of parts, therefore the rise in price. You should be a little discouraged that you've broken the same part two years in a row, therefore...
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    With that early shaft there's probably also a...

    With that early shaft there's probably also a full weight early flywheel. Probably not so much a "bang shift" as a "BANG SHIFT."

    Very glad for you that it didn't lock up, Rogue!
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    Check the max would be check the timing at 3K...

    Check the max would be check the timing at 3K rpm, or wherever it quits advancing.

    You don't want to leave it idling on the first start-up, nor should you expect it to idle well.

    Don't use syn...
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    There's a whole chicken and egg problem--your...

    There's a whole chicken and egg problem--your carburetor adjustments won't be right until the rings are sealing, but you can't get out to get the rings to seal unless your carb adjustments are in the...
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    If it's a Weber, it's a DCOE. I like it. Is...

    If it's a Weber, it's a DCOE.

    I like it. Is the plating more nickel or more copper? Sometimes colors shift a bit on my monitor.
  7. Theory is all fine and wonderful, but how about...

    Theory is all fine and wonderful, but how about some actual testing?

    How about a spring scale anchored to the frame at the rear of the tank to measure the amount of force ACTUALLY required to lift...
  8. Thread: Air in forks?

    by melville
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    I had caps that wouldn't seal with the currently...

    I had caps that wouldn't seal with the currently supplied crush (that don't seem to) washers. I replaced them with Viton o-rings and found quite a difference. Not so much a shower as a modest sheen...
  9. Thread: Air in forks?

    by melville
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    There are forks that use only air for a spring. ...

    There are forks that use only air for a spring. A few on MCs, but fairly common with early mountain bike suspension forks. Changing the air pressure would change the spring rate, and changing the...
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    Maybe not the best angle: ...

    Maybe not the best angle:

    http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/melvillelgz868/BMW108.jpg

    Pretty sure this is the 18" rear from my /6 when I was tensioning and truing it during the rebuild.
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    Tubeless tires have an additional layer of butyl...

    Tubeless tires have an additional layer of butyl rubber on the inside to hold air. Tube-type tires do not, and may be somewhat porous as a result. This is what Krpntr was getting at.

    There was a...
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    A centering tool can be made quite easily. From...

    A centering tool can be made quite easily. From the Haynes manual:

    http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/melvillelgz868/BMW357.jpg

    Find a socket that approximates the 20.7mm diameter, and a...
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    I get a bit of a clack clack sound when I push my...

    I get a bit of a clack clack sound when I push my /6, clutch disengaged and in first gear. Quiets right up when I tip the lever into neutral. I think it's the normal freeplay in the trans when a...
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    I've got mine mounted on the right frame loop...

    I've got mine mounted on the right frame loop just aft of the backbone. It's (barely) visible from the side between the tank and battery cover.
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    That's likely a MAC pan. The extension is...

    That's likely a MAC pan. The extension is probably made from soft alu--make sure the bolts holding it on bear against steel washers, or they'll dig into it over time, and the pickup will become...
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    I fight it every day. Stopped for a fabulous...

    I fight it every day. Stopped for a fabulous burrito the other day, and after I got a "nice bike" from the dude in the burrito line he said, "You know, a friend of mine has one of those all busted...
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    Didja gut it out yet? Seriously, glad you're...

    Didja gut it out yet?

    Seriously, glad you're OK!
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    Mine wasn't chrome, and took a nice polish along...

    Mine wasn't chrome, and took a nice polish along with all the other alu bits of my bike. Several rounds of sanding, 120 to 180 to 220 to 320 to 400 (180 and up wetsanding) and then two rounds on the...
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    Can't hurt! You should also have three...

    Can't hurt!



    You should also have three nuts. The nuts are up against the clutch and the bolts are threaded in minimally. Hold the bolts and loosen the nuts--it's probably a two wrench job. ...
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    I was able to remove clutch on my /6 with 45mm...

    I was able to remove clutch on my /6 with 45mm bolts. YMMV. Check the thread on the clutch bolts--mine were M8 X 1, a finer thread than standard M8.
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    Does this mean that you have some ATE sliders and...

    Does this mean that you have some ATE sliders and calipers for sale?

    :ear
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    I'm not surprised--Harleys all have roller cam...

    I'm not surprised--Harleys all have roller cam followers and therefore do not need the ZDDP like Airheads do.
  23. Thread: Spokes

    by melville
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    Buchanan's include a bottle of their preferred...

    Buchanan's include a bottle of their preferred lubricant with purchase of a set o' spokes. Looked like linseed oil to me. The Airhead wheel went together quite easily for me, a former pro bicycle...
  24. Here's how the Fehlings fit: ...

    Here's how the Fehlings fit:

    http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/melvillelgz868/BMW221.jpg

    I'm 5' 8". At freeway speeds, I move back on the seat a bit so my lean offsets the rush of air,...
  25. Thread: Paint options

    by melville
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    Poll: Another fan of Red here: ...

    Another fan of Red here:

    http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/melvillelgz868/BMWFickle.jpg
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