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    That's awesome that it was an easy and decisive...

    That's awesome that it was an easy and decisive fix. Sometimes these problems will have you tearing your hair out. It's not unheard of to have the hose pop off like that. Excellent advice from Bob to...
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    When the Hall effect sensor fails it does so...

    When the Hall effect sensor fails it does so intermittently. The spark you are seeing at home may not have been there when it stopped on you out on the road.

    You should confirm that the bike is...
  3. In fact I removed it to investigate if I could...

    In fact I removed it to investigate if I could repair it and ended up just leaving it off.

    Problem solved.

    Like you said, the chances of me adjusting it are pretty slim.

    I could glue...
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    Hey there Tony - thanks for the tips. In fact, my...

    Hey there Tony - thanks for the tips. In fact, my fork seals and rear master are seeping already a bit and my front master isn't exactly bone dry. I also noticed that my exhaust manifold nuts looked...
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    Sticky: Just a crappy Blackberry photo for now. I'll do...

    Just a crappy Blackberry photo for now. I'll do better when I get a chance.

    I Picked up this 1996 K1100RS SE for $1500. 51K miles and it needed some spark plug wires and some fettling but now it...
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    That is exactly the plan Lee. The K75 is eligible...

    That is exactly the plan Lee. The K75 is eligible for collector status next year according to local rules,which means insurance goes to 100 per year or so.

    Problem is that I'm not allowed to...
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    Again with better lighting and angle....I should...

    Again with better lighting and angle....I should be working:blush
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    1996 K1100RS rescue

    I saw this bike on Craigslist for $1500 so I bought it unseen. The seller was a gentle soul type of guy. He had the bike for about 6 or 7 years during which time he parked it outside under a cover...
  9. I haven't even taken it apart yet, but I've seen...

    I haven't even taken it apart yet, but I've seen so many diagrams and had so much input that I can totally visualize what's happened and what I can do to fix it.

    I like the idea of making a metal...
  10. All good stuff. Thanks for the insight gents. ...

    All good stuff. Thanks for the insight gents.

    As it happens I haven't had chance to take this system apart yet. I got down the list to the spark plugs and wires and gosh dang the wire terminals...
  11. '96 K1100RS slipstream deflector questions

    So I've just bought a 1996 K1100RS SE to add to my collection of k-bikes (I have two K75s - one of which is a project the other of which is going to get collector plates next year.).

    The K1100RS...
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    That's funny - I just bought a 1996 K1100RS SE...

    That's funny - I just bought a 1996 K1100RS SE with 58,000 miles on it to join my K75s in my shop.

    I haven't picked it up yet, that comes next week, but when I do I'll post photos.

    What a...
  13. 1990 K75s - wobble during high speed turns - problem solved

    Hey guys - sorry it's been a while....I've been busy :hungover

    So good news.

    Some of you may remember that I was experiencing a pretty significant wobble while making sweeping turns -...
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    +1. My Progressive 412 has been a great,...

    +1.

    My Progressive 412 has been a great, basic, economical piece of kit.

    It is mostly black - with it does have some shiny parts. If your "friend" is that concerned about the aesthetics then...
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    Thanks for the clarification as well....but the...

    Thanks for the clarification as well....but the real story here is that "they all do that".

    I was talking to a guy a while back who was reminiscing about his K75. I asked if he ever had any...
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    I just did mine recently. It took me about three...

    I just did mine recently. It took me about three and a half hours...but I had done it before....or more correctly I hadn't done it well enough before which is why I was doing it again.:banghead

    My...
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    Thanks for all of the suggestion gents. I ended...

    Thanks for all of the suggestion gents. I ended up buying an Avon AM26 Roadrider because of price and availability.

    We'll see how it goes.
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    Thanks Ron; Is anyone using the Avon AM26...

    Thanks Ron;

    Is anyone using the Avon AM26 Roadrider?
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    1990 K75s - tire recommendations ?

    I've had my K75s for two years now and have put 18K miles on it in that time. Mostly commuting, but lot's of short hops and burns around the town and on one or two day highway trips. I never ride...
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    So I purchased from A&S: 1) New clutch cable -...

    So I purchased from A&S:

    1) New clutch cable - same as for S and C

    2) Barbacks.

    3) C Brake line.

    I put it all together and it all fit fine.
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    Thanks Lee - I'll drain and refill the forks this...

    Thanks Lee - I'll drain and refill the forks this weekend. I tried cranking up the rear already - it made no difference. In fact I just recently backed it down a notch. It's one click off the maximum...
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    Thank you for describing a problem I have been...

    Thank you for describing a problem I have been having since the start of the riding season. I also get a wallow when I corner at high speeds, especially if I encounter a bump.

    In my case - I...
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    Awesome Lee. So I can order the clutch cable...

    Awesome Lee.

    So I can order the clutch cable now and decide about barbacks (and a new brake line) later.

    cheers
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    1990 K75s clutch cable length?

    I had the transmission off the other day because I had to apply lube to the clutch splines. I hadn't put *nearly* enough on when I replaced the clutch 2 years ago and the clutch plate was starting to...
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    Yes sir - it may well be that my bench test...

    Yes sir - it may well be that my bench test didn't pick up the fault because it was the wires that were fried rather than the sensors. Either that or it was a *heat* issue rather than a *temperature*...
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