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    If it were mine I'd start looking for a...

    If it were mine I'd start looking for a replacement. I would never feel comfortable having repaired an aluminum rim . Its not as ductile as steel. A blowout/crash can't be worth the price of a...
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    I don't see how the late model airheads can be...

    I don't see how the late model airheads can be out of alignment by tightening the cap and stem nuts. The bottom of the fork stem aluminum bracket holes are 1.25 inches deep and a tight fit . If you...
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    I use permatex form-a-gasket on mine so I don't...

    I use permatex form-a-gasket on mine so I don't have to tighten them much to get a seal and they don't back out.
  4. Good point I hadn't thought about the valves.

    Good point I hadn't thought about the valves.
  5. Thanks Jeff I'll probably pass on this idea as I...

    Thanks Jeff I'll probably pass on this idea as I can see a lot of headaches trying to unscrew them.
  6. Will 40mm Bings mount on a 85-95 airhead?

    Thanks.
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    I really appreciate all the things Matt...

    I really appreciate all the things Matt publishes. Most everything he writes translates to later bikes but I wish he had a post 1984 series airhead to tinker with. Great guy.
  8. Heres the manual...

    Heres the manual
    http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z96/lichtenau/hbkcover_zps7567d865.jpg
    http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z96/lichtenau/300-10_zps7bd68cc4.jpg


    An engineering drawing would...
  9. Fork tube capacity. What is 300-10cc ? 290-300?

    Thanks.
  10. If the closer coils are softer I think that they...

    If the closer coils are softer I think that they should go in first. The reason is the rest of the spring would remain relatively sill in the tube as the close coils compress and expand.

    If the...
  11. Fork springs, tight coils up or down? Thanks.

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    How will you get the races out and the bearing...

    How will you get the races out and the bearing off the stem?
  13. Thanks Jim. My Clymer manual said to take the...

    Thanks Jim. My Clymer manual said to take the brace off when removing the forks but I can't see why. Worse case I'll take it off if they bind up sliding out. Luckily I have a single brake which I...
  14. Fork removal brace above fender 85 R80

    Do I remove this or will the forks come out as a unit? Thanks
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    I wish I knew who made these replacements. I...

    I wish I knew who made these replacements. I bought it in Germany. Its on my RT.
    http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z96/lichtenau/sidestand_zpsab42e27a.jpg
  16. Where to get heat sink paste for mounting ignition unit?

    Its been on there for nearly 30 years. I was thinking of rermoving cleaning area and remounting> OR.......since it works,don't touch it?
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    The little 1/4 wrench on a screwdriver bit was...

    The little 1/4 wrench on a screwdriver bit was how I got them out. Also shown is a flexible driver I put on the end of a bit type screwdriver.which made all the screw removals easier. ...
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    Its funny, In Virginia Beach I replaced the hex...

    Its funny, In Virginia Beach I replaced the hex bolts with alan head screws. Then I took the R100RT to Germany. I had it serviced while there and the dealer put back in the hex head bolts. They...
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    Heres where I put the screw in 28 years ago. ...

    Heres where I put the screw in 28 years ago.

    http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z96/lichtenau/gascap_zps9007a2a4.jpg
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    I wish I could find another one like this I could...

    I wish I could find another one like this I could deploy while on the bike.
    http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z96/lichtenau/sidestand2_zps5bf04511.jpg
  21. Where do you get this paste? Is there a USA...

    Where do you get this paste? Is there a USA parts store that has an equiv?
  22. Standard BMW airheads are nice to plod along on a...

    Standard BMW airheads are nice to plod along on a sunny afternoon on a country road, but I never ever got a rush out of one like I did riding my 75 Commando or 78 Triumph Bonnieville. Nice picture, ...
  23. Do you have the original manual? The wiring...

    Do you have the original manual? The wiring chart for mine has the R80 on one side and RT on the other. You could do a comparison and see where the gages plug in.
  24. I'm glad that Bing is around although they are a...

    I'm glad that Bing is around although they are a little more expensive. I understand many BMW dealers don't work on airheads anymore. If thats true, just try going in and asking them to rebuild a...
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    Depending on how long the water was in there you...

    Depending on how long the water was in there you might have ruined the bearings. I had the same problem and flushed it like you did. Not too long after I could hear a rumbling sound from the...
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