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    You're doomed. My rear main replacement turned...

    You're doomed. My rear main replacement turned into a rebuild that is going on the 4th year.

    Never, ever say "While I'm in there.":laugh
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    Snowbum's site has a ton of info, as well. I...

    Snowbum's site has a ton of info, as well. I just scrubbed my GS cylinders with green pads and soapy water. So far, so good.
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    I just reringed my GS. Old rings were waaaay out...

    I just reringed my GS. Old rings were waaaay out of spec. New ones (Grant) were dead on minimum clearance.
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    Back in the yard, dog. I'm rarely in a hurry....

    Back in the yard, dog. I'm rarely in a hurry. This bike has been in boxes for three years. I had Ted do this because of quality. I'm putting the emphasis on the insides, with the idea of having a...
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    He has my RT heads for dual plugging and shaving....

    He has my RT heads for dual plugging and shaving. Great guy and great prices.
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    Gunsmith.

    Gunsmith.
  7. Spendthrift. The lawn tractor battery is...

    Spendthrift. The lawn tractor battery is cheaper. $20 and a two year warranty. If you're nice to the counter girl, you can extend that a few months.:kiss Took an angle grinder to my GS to make it...
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    We did an assault landing several years ago and...

    We did an assault landing several years ago and the bikers were wearing NVGs. Dude rolled off the ramp and took off, only to hit a runway light (blacked out). WHEEEE! Being about 19 years old, he...
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    I just put new rings in my 89 GS and changed the...

    I just put new rings in my 89 GS and changed the filter after a couple hundred miles.

    Good Lord.

    Metal in the filter and on the magnetic drain plug.

    I'll be here :lurk to see how this ends...
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    Balancing is well worth the trouble. While...

    Balancing is well worth the trouble. While you're at the machine shop, take the dedicated sockets you use for swing arm, steering, etc. and have them mill them off flat so they work on those thin...
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    Get Oak's top end manual. Great reference. I've...

    Get Oak's top end manual. Great reference. I've pulled and worked on the top end without it and with it and I'll never be without a copy again.
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    Thanks for the advice. I checked and all parts...

    Thanks for the advice. I checked and all parts are BMW. One more torquing and valve adjustment and the break-in controversy can start.

    Edit: Nothing blew up, flew out or fell off on a 70 some...
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    Once I get them cleaned up I'll know if they're...

    Once I get them cleaned up I'll know if they're OEM, I hope. Thaks for reminding me about hand spinning. I always check first.
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    Higher comp may have been a better term. Held...

    Higher comp may have been a better term.

    Held next to my RT piston there is a pronounced dome. The Rt is not quite flat, being more truncated from the piston body up to a flat top. I don't have...
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    Here's what I found: Metal gasket .74mm thick....

    Here's what I found:

    Metal gasket .74mm thick. No ridge in the cylinder.
    DOMED (I assume hi comp) pistons. Everything looks great so far.

    Now....

    I have a set of balanced conrods and...
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    Metal base gasket on R100GS

    Pulled the jugs, etc. on my 89 R100GS to do some work. Found metal base gaskets and white orings. IIRC, there were no metal gaskets on this bike from the factory.

    A bit of history: The PPO...
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    On my 89 GS. Goes like:bolt Edit: I think I...

    On my 89 GS. Goes like:bolt

    Edit: I think I paid $43 new. Flea bay has them sometimes for a buck or so, since they often get replaced with sooper dooper hi energy wallet drainers. I paid...
  18. Thread: Hot rear hub.

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    One day last week, IIRC, on the List.

    One day last week, IIRC, on the List.
  19. Thread: Hot rear hub.

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    'bum is such a good guy. I wish I didn't have...

    'bum is such a good guy. I wish I didn't have two Airheads already because I'd buy his RT in an instant. Guaranteed to make it home. It's sad he has decided to quit riding.
  20. Thread: Hot rear hub.

    by RandyB
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    Snowbum has this on his site. Pack sunglasses...

    Snowbum has this on his site. Pack sunglasses and a lunch, but it's great info.

    If the preload is correct, you can just service the bearings normally. Don't interchange them, etc. It's pretty...
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    I try not to overthink these things. Left is...

    I try not to overthink these things. Left is left....:laugh

    I adjusted my valves so the next size larger feeler gauge wouldn't fit. Runs great and now the valves sound like a sewing machine...
  22. Thread: Hot rear hub.

    by RandyB
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    Clean the axle well first. There should be a bit...

    Clean the axle well first. There should be a bit of grease on there if the bearings are correctly greased. Dry is not good. This is an easy (relatively) fix as long as the preload is still good.
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    I have an omega and solid diode board mounts on...

    I have an omega and solid diode board mounts on my GS and like it

    BUT

    Plan on installing Enduralast on my RT rebuild.
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    Backrest and a huge tankbag rock on the RT.

    Backrest and a huge tankbag rock on the RT.
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    I thought it might make a difference in the...

    I thought it might make a difference in the racket it was making.
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