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    You are not going to like my comments.... I...

    You are not going to like my comments....

    I had the same issue a few years ago...coasting along in Neutral I could hear a slight growl/hum/roar from the bike,
    roughly down under the seat. Dead...
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    For the benefit of the readers south of the 49th...

    For the benefit of the readers south of the 49th parallel....

    When we Canucks mention Princess Auto, insert Harbour Freight.
    Can't think of a better use of the cliche, same sh*t, different pile....
  3. I do have a dipstick oil temperature gauge,...

    I do have a dipstick oil temperature gauge, usually runs ~ 245 F on the highway in summer.
    I use it as a trend/relative indicator, not sure how accurate it is in an absolute sense.

    For the...
  4. Exhaust removal required with oil cooler during oil change?

    I am debating installing an oil cooler on my R80RT.

    However; I have helped change oil on a 84 R100RS and a 95 R100GSPD both with
    oil coolers and both times we had to remove exhaust pipes to get...
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    Hmmm. I did the chain on my bike at 100k miles...

    Hmmm. I did the chain on my bike at 100k miles and it had the link.
    Pretty sure it was the factory original.

    I (a punter amateur) can't imagine installing a linkless chain. I was challenged...
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    This is kinda late for your effort, maybe...

    This is kinda late for your effort, maybe relevant those that search this thread in future...

    Given the PITA it is to change these switches, and like many parts they aren't what they used to be......
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    Have you ever noticed that the tires don't even...

    Have you ever noticed that the tires don't even track in the same line??

    I can't recall which is which, front left of rear or rear left of front, but if you
    ride straight across a sandy surface,...
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    I would suggest you consider upgrading the...

    I would suggest you consider upgrading the electrical charging and ignition systems...

    The wire wound rotor and diode board were not even state of the art when the bikes were new, I would
    suggest...
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    Geez Kurt, ya scooped me by seconds...

    Geez Kurt, ya scooped me by seconds...
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    Huh??? I am totally onside with MonoRT on this...

    Huh??? I am totally onside with MonoRT on this one...the Hall Effect Sensor (or is our
    wording slightly off here?) is the heart of the electronic bean can. I too have gone to
    the ME solid state...
  11. Thread: 1978 r100

    by wecm31
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    at least it was German air cooled boxers...:hide...

    at least it was German air cooled boxers...:hide

    sorry Kurt...

    but to the OP...tools for the job. If you don't have a low range torque wrench,
    you might consider getting one. The torque spec...
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    X2... the VDO unit is far more stable and...

    X2...

    the VDO unit is far more stable and accurate. Does require a McGyver wiring mod to light up the face, no big deal.
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    Haven't tried the others so I can't offer a...

    Haven't tried the others so I can't offer a comparision...

    ...But that bit of POR-15 liner that I spilled on my work boots (leather) and on the floor
    of my shop (vinyl tile) a few years ago shows...
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    Castrol....because some of the gurus say so (Tom...

    Castrol....because some of the gurus say so (Tom Cutter amongst others) and its not a prissy boutique product, you
    can get it in Manhattan, Mattawa, Moose Jaw and even Montana...
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    Well, you've got an extra hole for starters!! ...

    Well, you've got an extra hole for starters!!

    I can't tell from the photo if they will fit or not, but the stock OEM bag mounts on my bike
    have the two bolts under the seat and one bolt on the...
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    This came up a year or two ago, consensus was it...

    This came up a year or two ago, consensus was it wasn't going to change much.
    I had a quick search, couldn't come up with the thread.

    My thought (from that original thread) is that if the BMW...
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    ...and get back to work, if you have any sense

    ...and get back to work, if you have any sense
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    Hey Mike...No answers,just questions. I too...

    Hey Mike...No answers,just questions.

    I too have the sealed front wheel bearings and have done nada to them in the ~15 years/100k miles I have
    had the bike.

    Are yours starting to feel notchy...
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    X2!!:thumb

    X2!!:thumb
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    Something I have been burned on during a long...

    Something I have been burned on during a long trip....

    ...mounting hardware for the luggage panniers. Make sure all the nuts and bolts that hold the
    chrome luggage racks to the bike are secure...
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    Update Bump.... Just heard on CBC yesterday...

    Update Bump....


    Just heard on CBC yesterday that with water levels in the Great Lakes extremely low, the
    ChiCheemaun ferry can't make it into the harbour at Manitoulin Island. Here is the...
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    Where are you in Ontario?? I'll be hosting a...

    Where are you in Ontario??

    I'll be hosting a Tech Day at my place near Eganville (Ottawa Valley) June 22/23.

    I'm sure our collection of experts could verify your carb tuning and even get
    those...
  23. Thread: Part Values

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    Just for context...I bought a used transmission...

    Just for context...I bought a used transmission on line last year for $230. Ran okay, shifted a bit chunky.

    I would think if it was rebuilt and unused, maybe $400-500.....
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    Spent a month there (Nov 2008) with a friend who...

    Spent a month there (Nov 2008) with a friend who grew up there, got out in April 75. (Yeah, right at the end)
    Nice to have a native speaker on board!! You might fake French/German/Italian, not...
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    Good time to plug for Aerostitch... Have had...

    Good time to plug for Aerostitch...

    Have had one of their covers for four years, has held up great outdoors. And it packs up the size of your fist and weighs a few ounces. Almost like its made...
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