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    I had one of these with my new 85 R80RT. The deep...

    I had one of these with my new 85 R80RT. The deep section of the box goes down into the space between the back of the too-small-to-be-useful 20AH battery and the front of the rear fender. I cut out...
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    The quickest way to trouble shoot your speedo/odo...

    The quickest way to trouble shoot your speedo/odo would be to use a GPS or Smartphone with a speedo app. Go for a ride and watch the GPS/Smartphone speedo vs. the bike's speedo. At the end of the...
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    OK - So the headlight flickers on lo-beam, does...

    OK - So the headlight flickers on lo-beam, does not work on high-beam, but lights the high beam in the "flash" position. That would sure make you wonder about the switch. I am also the original owner...
  4. If you are looking for San Jose clamps on e-bay,...

    If you are looking for San Jose clamps on e-bay, you might want to be careful. The current SJ clamps are made from billet. I have an older one that appears to be sand-cast and which has broken (had...
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    When the GEN light stays on, you can (at first)...

    When the GEN light stays on, you can (at first) assume that the current path from battery + through the GEN light, brushes, slip rings and rotor windings to ground is all good. You COULD have a dead...
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    The GEN light won't light at all unless current...

    The GEN light won't light at all unless current can flow through the wires, brushes and rotor. Flakey wires or connectors, short or hung brushes or an intermittent open rotor could all cause the GEN...
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    There is a pretty easy fix. Kurt's signature line...

    There is a pretty easy fix. Kurt's signature line has a link to a bunch of resource and reference sites. One of these is a step by step pictorial walk through of gluing the odometer input shaft to...
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    Yes, those oil pressure switches do fail and...

    Yes, those oil pressure switches do fail and drip/spray oil on your boots. I even bought a 24mm crowfoot wrench to make those switch changes easy. That would have be too simple and cheap. My current...
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    I have out of town visitors this weekend and that...

    I have out of town visitors this weekend and that may keep me away from tools and the garage... However, if I remove the rocker cover and find that nut loose again, I will suspect that the stud is...
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    Yes, I was able to get 33NM on the stud that I...

    Yes, I was able to get 33NM on the stud that I was worried about. Perhaps that's a good sign as far as the stud goes? If the stud was really messed up, I imagine that I could have just kept...
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    Drooling Head Gasket

    I have an 85 R80RT. A few days ago, I noticed that the left head was shiny with oil around the head gasket - that area is normally as dry as a bone. The head gasket has no visible cracks or breaks in...
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    I have an 85 R80RT that came from the factory...

    I have an 85 R80RT that came from the factory without an oil cooler. I'm not sure how much they help, and that's not what we're asking about here, but I did add an oil cooler with the large...
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    From your description, I can guess which unit...

    From your description, I can guess which unit we're talking about here. It is a cam driven can replacement, spinning a short cylinder that has two slots in it and a single Hall sensor. Mine has...
  14. If you've got the money for a new MC, Anton's...

    If you've got the money for a new MC, Anton's advice is the way to go - you should get many trouble-free years of service out of a new MC.

    If you don't have the cash, it is pretty easy to polish...
  15. I did not know about the circlip problem until I...

    I did not know about the circlip problem until I joined MOA. My 85 R80RT was built in early 85 and purchased by me in October of 85, so it ought to have a tranny without a circlip. I had the tranny...
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    The stock voltmeters were wired into switched...

    The stock voltmeters were wired into switched power in the main wiring harness. As the wiring ages, this gives you a lower voltage than you'd see if you were wired right in to the battery - on my...
  17. Thread: valve cover nut

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    Silicone Valve Cover Gaskets?

    I have an 85 R80 and when the bike was new and I was young and foolish, I would take the bike to the dealer for service and then notice that the left valve cover was drooling oil. I would tighten the...
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    I have an 85 R80RT that I bought new. I think...

    I have an 85 R80RT that I bought new. I think that was the first year for this rack. I do not believe that BMW ever made a hard case for that rack since the rack is not tied into the rear frame -...
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    I have an 85 R80RT and I?m still using the...

    I have an 85 R80RT and I?m still using the original style mirrors. These are good mirrors, but they do sometimes suffer from the glass getting loose between the bezel around the front and the mirror...
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    If you don't mind spending a bit more, you can...

    If you don't mind spending a bit more, you can send both forks, top cap and all (and a pair of new seals) to Race Tech and they'll choose the spring and Gold Valve settings for you, install...
  21. Back in the "old" days of bicycle hubs and bottom...

    Back in the "old" days of bicycle hubs and bottom brackets with open bearings, people used to put a couple twists of fuzzy wire pipe cleaners around the axels to keep dirt and crud out of the...
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    You know, the Emerald Island Co makes a snazzy...

    You know, the Emerald Island Co makes a snazzy (straight) stainless brake arm that they say would fit your bike. I don't know if it would cost less than a new OEM brake arm.
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    Hall Effect Sensor

    I'll bet the our moderator Kurt has links to articles about testing and replacing the Hall Effect Sensor. There have been some recent threads about how to build a tester for the Hall Effect Sensor.
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    Hall Sender?

    I have an 85 R80RT that went through a period where each day, about 10 minutes into my commute - generally on the freeway, the ignition would cut out and then pick up again. The tach would drop...
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    The rear switch on my 85 R80RT gave up a few...

    The rear switch on my 85 R80RT gave up a few years back. I can't recall if the lead from the switch was long enough to end under the tank or behind the side cover. Near as I can tell, our bikes are...
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