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    Well, I got the ME880's installed and did a...

    Well, I got the ME880's installed and did a couple of hundred miles on them this morning. My first impression is that they are outstanding tires. Of course they have the same problem as the tires I...
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    I guess I 've got what I need, ME880's look like...

    I guess I 've got what I need, ME880's look like the answer. 15 thousand is outstanding, I used to get around 10 to 12 with the ME88's and thought I had died and gone to heaven.....15 thousand is...
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    Paul I just checked my supplier, American...

    Paul

    I just checked my supplier, American Motorcycle Tire, in Scottsdale, AZ and they don't list a 130/90-17 in the ME880....at least none that I could find. They show a front, 100/90-18 but no...
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    What Tires K75RT ?

    Having been off K bikes for the past 15 years I haven't a clue what the latest favored tires are. I just last week picked up a sweet K75RT that is in need of new shoes....any recomendations? I am...
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    thanks for all your "help"

    OK guys I guess I've heard enough. I guess it's time to $hit can my BMW's and buy a Harley. I guess i'm just a dumb a$$ for wanting to pay someone to work on my bikes instead of doing it myself. As I...
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    Dealer "Support"

    A couple of months ago I picked up my "new" one owner 86 R80RT in Minneapolis. After getting it home I thought I might as well baseline the bike by getting a complete service and tune up done at my...
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    I too watched the cable special on Sturgis last...

    I too watched the cable special on Sturgis last night. All I can say is times they have changed. Back in the mid 80's I had a bunch of guys in the that part of the country doing mods on Minuteman...
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    I had a similar gig back in Albuquerque in the...

    I had a similar gig back in Albuquerque in the mid 90's. After my first retirement I was doing some consulting which allowed me a bunch of free time at home. My wife's sister was paying a baby sitter...
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    I toured on a 1988 R100GS for the 22 years I...

    I toured on a 1988 R100GS for the 22 years I owned it, and never had a problem with anything other than a lack of coverage from the weather. I tried all kinds of aftermarket windshields and such...
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    I lived in the Northwest for a number of years...

    I lived in the Northwest for a number of years and the best salmon I ever had was simply grilled on aluminum foil with a thin coat of mayo and a sprinkle of dill weed. The real trick to cooking...
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    Park it and forget about it....don't leave...

    Park it and forget about it....don't leave anything on the bike that could be easily removed. If you can't bring yourself to just park it, a cover will do the trick. Besides bad guys don't steal/ride...
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    Let me get this right....there are people out...

    Let me get this right....there are people out there that tour the country changing jets as they change altitude.....I think not.....I've known hundreds of BMW riders in the past 40 years and have...
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    The Enchanted Loop as the natives call it is one...

    The Enchanted Loop as the natives call it is one of the best rides in New Mexico. Taos to Questa, to Red River.....you'll feel right at home, most of the town is owned by Texans.....a stop at the...
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    You say the bike is "jetted for 700 feet"...are...

    You say the bike is "jetted for 700 feet"...are you saying that you have had someone actually rejet your GS or are you assuming that it was set up for your altitude?

    My guess is your bike is as it...
  15. Dave....you are absolutely right. The old...

    Dave....you are absolutely right. The old airheads are something to behold. My first new BMW was a 88 R100GS, I loved that bike, I owned it for years but was influenced by the dark side and in 96...
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    No, it's a guy named Ernie. He used to be the...

    No, it's a guy named Ernie. He used to be the Master Technician for BMW Tri-State in Cincinnatti, a gone out of business BMW dealer. He is an old time millwright, back when millwright's could build...
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    All Done

    Well, I finally got after it at about 0830 this morning.....removed the seat, tank, speedometer, bars, disconnected the battery and strapped every thing up and away from the top of the tripletree....
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    Steering Head Bearing Clean and Lub

    OK, so I'vd read all the instructions form the experts and they say this is not a major undertaking....What do I need to know that I don't know. There's always a trick or two or a piece of equipment...
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    Being in that part of the country I would not...

    Being in that part of the country I would not pass up a chance to ride from Missoula to Lewiston on US 12. You've seen the signs in a number of magazines over the years, "curves next 78...
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    You're probably right about doing some of my own...

    You're probably right about doing some of my own wrenching, after all I do have a full set of tools that came with the bike and I own a complete set of Crescent Wrenches from 6"up thru 18" so there...
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    Thanks, that looks like something I might try to...

    Thanks, that looks like something I might try to tackle. The steering head bearings on the other hand look like a major task....as I said before, I'm a rider, not a mechanic....although I have...
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    As I said in my first post, I rode about 20 miles...

    As I said in my first post, I rode about 20 miles and the odometer registered a couple hundred miles.....the speedometer appears to be OK, sorta....it's a little bouncy....but the odometer and trip...
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    24 hours later

    I took a little 125 mile circle today to see if the fairing boot removal did the trick. The fix helped, but I still have a little "sticky" feeling in the front end at low speeds. At high speed the...
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    New to me 86 R80RT

    I just got home with my new bike, an 86 R80RT with 50K miles. Right off I noticed the steering was a little difficult and diagnosed the fork boots were stiff and cracked so I removed them. Problem...
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