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  1. Air Race, Did you replace the condenser? As a...

    Air Race,

    Did you replace the condenser? As a rule of thumb; I always replace the points and condenser as a set. Just good insurance in my opinion and condenser failure seems to "almost" always...
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    This is what I've used with great success for...

    This is what I've used with great success for packing the captured bearing in the all aluminum drum snowflake. A little time consuming working in-between each roller but in the end, I'm assured the...
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    Jim, Here's the procedure I've used more than...

    Jim,

    Here's the procedure I've used more than once with no problems...

    Adjust the valves. Set the carburetors at all the static factory settings. Make your best guess at the throttle cable...
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    Jimmy, I don't think you're going to find the...

    Jimmy,

    I don't think you're going to find the vent covers anywhere. I looked for some years ago and they were NLA then. I lost all of them one-by-one as time went on. Personally, I think we're...
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    Nick, Happy to hear my link has been helpful....

    Nick,

    Happy to hear my link has been helpful.

    After many bearing jobs since my initial post I've adjusted and refined some of my procedures. I'll mention them just to throw out some possible...
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    All good recommendations and suggestions from...

    All good recommendations and suggestions from experienced riders. I'm not going to suggest when, what or how to cross that area of the world.

    I've done it 4 or 5 times in the past and just...
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    Nick, This what you're looking for? Contact...

    Nick,

    This what you're looking for? Contact me via PM.

    -Mike V.
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    Chip, I'm going to throw out a guess for your...

    Chip,

    I'm going to throw out a guess for your correct spacer application. If you have a quality caliper do some measuring of your original and new spacers (top-hats).

    Left spacer: 13.0mm ...
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    C, Lesson learned. Document disassembly. I...

    C,

    Lesson learned. Document disassembly. I always make sketches/pictures and record measurements of the left and reight top-hat spacers, seals, wedding band and even the inner and outer spacers....
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    C, Brim in , or brim out is a lot of times...

    C,

    Brim in , or brim out is a lot of times personal choice. I like the brim in or behind the seal. There's no specification for the amount of top hat production from the seal as far as I know....
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    Jimmy, Dot 3 or 4. Preferably Dot 4. Not the...

    Jimmy,

    Dot 3 or 4. Preferably Dot 4. Not the Dot 5 Silicone base. Be sure to change it annually. You know it's hygroscopic and absorbs ambient moisture which is cancerous for our brake's...
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    Jimmy, Here's a picture link to my rebuild of...

    Jimmy,

    Here's a picture link to my rebuild of the M/C recently. I would throw in an additional suggestion with the addition of an old caulk gun tip cut to length for the assembly of the rubber...
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    Ken, I have a lot of confidence in Mahle Brand...

    Ken,

    I have a lot of confidence in Mahle Brand filters. Your selection seems like a good choice although I have no experience with that particular brand and model filter. I prefer the see-through...
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    Doug, In addition to the previous replies; a...

    Doug,

    In addition to the previous replies; a number of things come to mind. It may be a good idea to check the transmission output shaft and driveshaft universal joint connection. Slide the shaft...
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    Wasn't there a paint code sticker on the fender...

    Wasn't there a paint code sticker on the fender or seat bottom - and factory painters initials left on the bottom of the tank?

    -Mike V.
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    2012 Del Mar Concours d' Elegance

    Wife and I enjoyed a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Del Mar yesterday amongst some perfectly restored machines. What a treat, especially listening to them run during the judging. I highly recommend...
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    Simply put in my personal opinion ... Priceless....

    Simply put in my personal opinion ... Priceless.

    I'm still riding (cross country) my 78 R100/7 I purchased new, and while approaching 75k it continues to get better. It's never failed me in any...
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    Mike, I use gun bore brushes fitted into my...

    Mike,

    I use gun bore brushes fitted into my hand drill and clean out each disc hole. Get comfortable, there's plenty of them but it's a good idea to clean the gunk out of the holes to keep those...
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    Marko, Just checking you've made both...

    Marko,

    Just checking you've made both adjustments; sliding the grip outward on the throttle tube away from the perch AND sliding the entire throttle assembly outward on the handle bar to be sure...
  20. Thread: Need new grips

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    Mike, Just to throw a wrench into things -...

    Mike,

    Just to throw a wrench into things - I've tried padded and foam grips through the years and have happily come back to OEM grips. They seem to perform, last, and feel the best for my needs. ...
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    Mike, Not sure if there's a short answer to...

    Mike,

    Not sure if there's a short answer to the question. Are you sure its bearing noise you hear? Have you performed the shake test? If the bearings are damaged enough to make noise I would think...
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    Marko, have a look at the overlap on the throttle...

    Marko, have a look at the overlap on the throttle tube over the handlebar end, get the idea?
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    Excellent Lew! That one got past me. Marko -...

    Excellent Lew! That one got past me. Marko - this is an easy check for you to make. Damnit, we'll solve this for you sooner or later.

    edit... in other words; what Lew is recommending (above) is...
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    Marko, Let's eliminate one assembly at a time....

    Marko,

    Let's eliminate one assembly at a time.

    You mention your cables are free and clear, and smooth in operation with no binding.

    Let's move to the rubber grip next, make sure the flared...
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    Marko, As I suspected...try pulling the rubber...

    Marko, As I suspected...try pulling the rubber grip away from the perch just enough to eliminate any contact between the two. You may have to wrestle with it a bit. When fitting new grips I try to...
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