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    I am not recommending

    I bought MAC Whispertone mufflers for my 90/6. They appear to be well made, but are a lot louder than stock. I didn't like them at first but after riding 335-336-337 in the Texas Hill country last...
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    crancase breather

    I found the check on the breather and looks like it will be simple to examine. I am thinking that what I did was exactly as described by Jay? I fully warmed up the engine up to full operating temp....
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    gushing oil

    I have never seen this before either. It looked like the oil was being blown out, It was splashing out of the drain pan and up onto the bottom of the engine. All of a sudden it went to a normal...
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    unusual oil change on 2009 1200gs

    Warmed up bike and when I pulled the oil drain plug the oil was under some pressure. Naturally I had forgot to remove the cap on the head first, but I have done that before and never had pressure on...
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    logic. I tried to explain to my Bride.........

    I constantly get skewered about how much money I have put into my /6.

    I tried to explain to her that If I had spent exactly the same amount on a new bike when I bought this one, It would have...
  6. Thread: Fairing

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    Fairing for a /5

    Check with Parabellum in Georgia. Their fairings are not cheap but I really like the one on my /6.
  7. Thread: Helmet Paint

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    I got no dog in this fight, but

    Sounds to me that he likes his K1600 so much he wants everything to match. Couple of reasonable answers. I am assuming your reply was in jest! Now if you can get the stuffed bear in color matched...
  8. F mark on 1974 R90/6

    The F mark on my bike is full advance. Using timing light at approx 4k rpm. After static timing, my timing was way advanced. Closing points gap to .012 I could at least see the full advanced mark...
  9. third hand needed

    you are right about that!!! With no kill switch it would be a trick. I need to get a Bing book I guess. My Clymer and my owners handbook both say first notch.
    I never changed from second to first...
  10. Made in China points

    Had to dig through the garbage but found the box the points came in. They were made in China. However the rubbing block on the new points was no higher than the ones I took out. I compared them...
  11. A few things I learned about maintainance on my 1974 R90/6

    First, I got tired of my wife telling me I stink after riding the old bike. The mufflers were leaking so badly at the exhaust pipes from a split that I decided to replace them. I couldn't see...
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    option

    I ordered a starter relay from Rick at motorrad electric. I made a diagram of the wires of the old one, but unfortunately I left one of the terminal spades off of my diagram. A new one is an option.
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    shorting out to set idle, but what about at highway speed?

    after finally getting my timing right (another thread), I decided to set the carb needles in the #1 position and see how it ran. It has always been in the #2 position, but the bike was running rich....
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    Had bad luck with last two Westco batteries.

    Replaced my 2nd Westco in three years with a Panasonic AGM. If I could find a wet cell battery with proper dimensions and proper ampherage (30) or so cheaper at an auto parts store, I would use it...
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    get it running and ride!

    to the closest rat-bike competition.







    ps, that is a joke, not to be taken seriously. I am anxious to see the final product!
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    finally, a solution

    After getting the bike static timed, I hooked up the timing light and found the F mark nowhere to be found.

    So I tried adjusting the points backing plate rotating clockwise and reset the gap to...
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    point gap

    thanks, I was concerned that if I had to start at 14 thousandths then I might have problems as the points wore. I am a little concerned with the mechanichal advance slop. There was a huge...
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    frustration, setting timing on 1974 R90/6

    After getting burned on an Omega ignition that didn't last a year, I swore I would never try another electronic ignition again. But I am rethinking that.

    I can barely get my old bike static timed...
  19. Thread: RT versus GS

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    two areas the GS is better

    I have Jesse luggage on my GS. No way you can carry the same amount of stuff on an RT.

    I live where it is very hot and had a V Stream windshield installed by dealer at sale. I ride cooler than...
  20. Thread: 2015 Models

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    comparing cost of motorcycles over the years.

    In 1975 I bought a 1975 R75/6 for $3000. It was stock, nothing extra. In 1975 the American average wage was $8630 per year. So the stock BMW cost 35% of the average yearly salary.

    In 2012, the...
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    I tried two of them.

    And quickly grew to hate them both. Think the first was an 83 and last was a 07. Nothing wrong with the bikes at all. For a whale they are very agile. I just was never as comfortable on them as I...
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    speedometer corrected

    Mine used to be 10 mph off, reading low. Had it rebuilt by Overseas out of Austin Tx, and it now is within 1 mph of my Zumo. I don't think the odometer was quite as far off as the speedometer. Is...
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    30k on my Gs and last oil change is the first time I noticed oil smell:

    May just be a coincedence but last time I went to dealer for 15w50 BMW oil when I got ready to change I discovered it was actually semi synthetic Castrol not synthetic Spectro oil in that BMW bottle....
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    rotor?

    slip a piece of paper under the brushes and read continuity between slip rings. If there is none you need a new one. However since the problems started after a tip over I would start checking...
  25. my Goldwing experience

    First of all I was supprised how well the GW handled. Then I actually drug my feet off the pegs a few times in sharp curves. My first one had a nasty habit of bouncing off the road if you happened...
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