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    Me too

    I had the same problem on my 74 R90/6. I ran Continentals, can't remember what size, but when I went to stock size, 3.25 Blitz, it rubbed. I put that front on my R100 and bought a 90/90 19. I think a...
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    I had the same issue of the bolts backing out...

    I had the same issue of the bolts backing out often. I removed the bolts and drilled the heads for wire and safety wired them. No more backing out.
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    I too, bought my own tire changing & balancing...

    I too, bought my own tire changing & balancing equipment. Also with no local BMW dealer, I do my own maintenance. The local "Other Brands" dealers also get around the $80 Hr. rates too. I used to use...
  4. Our city fixed the problem

    I remember motorcycle officers around for as long as I could remember. Then some years ago we had 2 of them involved in accidents in 1 year. One was killed escorting a funeral service, a lady pulled...
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    Derost, I tried to buy a reset knob several...

    Derost,
    I tried to buy a reset knob several years ago and none of the speedo shops would sell me one without a rebuild. I was told that they don't make them anymore and they are keeping what they...
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    Well,.... it's a boring tool that has lateral...

    Well,.... it's a boring tool that has lateral adjustment so you can bore a hole to accurate sizes. As for the word...It's actually a German made tool (originally) that sounds like wollyhobensheindil...
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    It was used in a mill with a wollyhobber. I used...

    It was used in a mill with a wollyhobber. I used a dial indicator. The area on my bike wasn't but about .001/.002 over. That is why I said "depending on how bad the worn area is" The loctite was not...
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    Knurling

    I had the same thing happen on one of my airheads. I work in a machine shop and thought the same thing you did but I've never seen an I.D. knurling tool. To make a long story short, I built one and...
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    Fuel quick-disconnects

    So, where does one buy these metal versions?:dunno
  10. Thread: Rotor Rehab

    by rvbeemer
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    Mike, The rotors on a car are made of cast iron,...

    Mike,
    The rotors on a car are made of cast iron, therefore they are turned on a brake lathe. Motorcycle rotors are made of steel. They have a tendendcy to get very hard due to heat plus the fact...
  11. Thread: Rotor Rehab

    by rvbeemer
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    Rotors

    Go to a machine shop that has a surface grinder. Ask them if they can grind your rotor(s) if you take them off. Do not grind them under the given min. thickness stamped on the rotors. That is really...
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    Not good for a new bike. It's either your RID or...

    Not good for a new bike. It's either your RID or the sendiing unit on the back of the transmission. I had a 94 R11RS that would only display 1st and 5th on the RID. The problem was on the sending...
  13. Thread: r1100rt tires

    by rvbeemer
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    I put some on my RT last year and so far, I like...

    I put some on my RT last year and so far, I like them. I think I've got about 6k on them.
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    I got nuttin for Christmas! So, for all you guys...

    I got nuttin for Christmas! So, for all you guys in the frozen north (of the Red River) send all your stuff down here and I'll try it out for you. It's 70 degrees right now. I'll send it back to you...
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    My RT is so well balanced that it has abrasions...

    My RT is so well balanced that it has abrasions on both sides!:brad
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    I vote

    for the headlight relay. Had the same thing happen to me and through the infinate wisdom of this forum,....It was the headlight relay.
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    . Rvbeemer, don't move to Michigan. ...

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    Rvbeemer, don't move to Michigan.[/QUOTE]

    No worries there. :laugh
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    Bob, Sent you a PM.

    Bob,
    Sent you a PM.
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    OK Here is my opinion

    If I had to choose, I would ride the R1100 untill it became too expensive to repair. The early R11RT's are not showing the final drive problems as are the later models including the 04's. This is...
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    Oil Country

    The economy here in Odessa, Tx is still pretty good but I don't expect it to last much longer if the price of oil keeps falling. My work as a machinist is still pretty busy but I'm hearing stories of...
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    Beem me up Scotty, this planet SUCKS!

    Beem me up Scotty, this planet SUCKS!
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    Gene, No, it's not the handlebar mount, it's a...

    Gene,
    No, it's not the handlebar mount, it's a full fairing that uses the mounts similar to the RS fairing steming from the 2 holes on the neck of the frame.
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  23. Thread: Bah humbug!

    by rvbeemer
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    It's Insane!

    And just today somewhere in the Norhteast. A Walmart employee was trampled to death by... not reindeer, but shoppers breaking the doors to get a bargain.
    Beem me up Scotty, this planet SUCKS!
  24. Thread: BMW loRides

    by rvbeemer
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    Puleeeze, let's not go there!

    Puleeeze, let's not go there!
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    My hands stay cold all Winter. When I shake...

    My hands stay cold all Winter. When I shake people's hands, they always coment on my "cold hands". They are warm up with the weather. My blood pressue is normal.:dunno
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