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    Thanks.. I'll give those suggestions a try... I'm...

    Thanks.. I'll give those suggestions a try... I'm pretty sure I'll be ok on the Steering preload is ok, but will double check. On the earles sidecar setting... what do I look at/for? Tire pressure? I...
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    '68 R60 steering problem

    Hi All,
    It's been a while since I've been on here. That can be a good thing because I usually am too busy to get on the computer unless I have a problem..

    I've noticed that my R60 has an...
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    Thanks MotoradeMike.. I guess it's time to pull...

    Thanks MotoradeMike.. I guess it's time to pull the 'plastic' off....
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    In response to a couple of your responses... ...

    In response to a couple of your responses...

    The bike would start but not run... now it won't start at all....(wierd). The neutral light is coming on, but the tac isn't showing any movement when...
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    Just saw a post by GSTom on the same subject......

    Just saw a post by GSTom on the same subject... Is the fact that it seems to eventually dry out narrow down the problem?
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    R1100RT won't run..

    Hi All,

    I bought this R1100RT last summer with 10K miles on it. After riding it for a couple of months, I gave it a good wash. Next time I rode it, it died on me a mile from starting and wouldn't...
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    plastic sleeves

    I've got an R1100RT and the small black covers, just under the seat, use a grey plastc sleeve that tightens the tabs in the bottom of the cover where they slip into their slots. Mine have deteriated...
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    Update... I've got a little better 'feel' after...

    Update... I've got a little better 'feel' after puting on new tires, replacing the wheel bearings and loosining the steering head bearings a tad. Which of those made the most difference is anyones...
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    Ok.. you have convinced me to try the plate on...

    Ok.. you have convinced me to try the plate on the end... right now I have the stock side stand on my R1100RT... I might try 1/4 inch plate...

    Thanks for the feedback!
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    Has anyone ever lengthened there sidestand by...

    Has anyone ever lengthened there sidestand by adding to the length of the tube? There appears to be plenty of room for this when it is folded.. I'm thinking of doing this... Feedback?
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    Ok... lol... which way do you turn the lever to...

    Ok... lol... which way do you turn the lever to tighten or loosen the shock? ( I've got to get a manual..)

    Thanks, Dewayne
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    By the way, not to make a pest of myself, but...

    By the way, not to make a pest of myself, but since I don't have a manual, which way do you set the rear shocks for solo vs double?

    Thanks, Dewayne
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    Ok.. thanks guys. You've given me a place or two...

    Ok.. thanks guys. You've given me a place or two to start...

    Much appreciated,
    Dewayne
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    Ok.. Thanks Motard... I'm getting a new rear tire...

    Ok.. Thanks Motard... I'm getting a new rear tire tomorrow also and I'm replacing the bearings tonite... they weren't that bad...

    How do I check the rear swing arm??

    Dewayne
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    Thanks bpeckm for your response.. I suspect...

    Thanks bpeckm for your response..

    I suspect the bearings to be a little tight still because when I turn the bars slightly off center without weight on the front, they stay in place, not dropping...
  16. Sticky: My 1968 VMW ( V is for volkswagen ) Has a 1200cc...

    My 1968 VMW ( V is for volkswagen ) Has a 1200cc engine punched out to 1383cc. Carbureted with dual 1 1/4 SUs. It's a pain in the *#$ but a blast to ride.. :D
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    Thanks for the responses... I've called Vech in...

    Thanks for the responses... I've called Vech in the past, and you're right, he is always more than willing to help. I just hate to bug him too often. Besides, half the fun is tearing into your bike...
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    By the way, I'm not using the damper.. it's non...

    By the way, I'm not using the damper.. it's non functional.

    And I had the tank slapper on the expressway going 65mph... not fun... it didn't stop until I managed to get the bike down to a crawl....
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    Well, I think I might need to loosen the steering...

    Well, I think I might need to loosen the steering head a bit more... I haven't greased the pivot bearings due to not knowing how... but will work on that. The front pivot is in the rear position, so...
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    Earls Fork frustrations

    Hello All,

    I recently sold my beloved R69US and bought a 68 R60 with an Earles Fork. I'm not familiar with these frontends and need feedback as to what my problem is..
    I had a bad case of 'tank...
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    Well, After taking the time to remove all the...

    Well,
    After taking the time to remove all the fairing to get to the carbs.. :cry I removed a spark plug wire to check for spark and the dang thing started... Must have gotten something wet...
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    inexplicably died

    Hi All,

    I have a '97 R1100RT that I bought a month ago with 10,200 miles on it and I've put about 600 on it since. Acording to the PO it was maintained on schedule and I have no reason to believe...
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