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  1. I always use non detergent for break in. Less...

    I always use non detergent for break in. Less additives keep the cylinder walls from glazing. Drain it as soon as you get a few hours on it and are happy that its not using oil.
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    Sometimes they just give up. New spring is...

    Sometimes they just give up. New spring is cheap.
    Not trying to criticize, and maybe thats how it was when you got it, but please don't use split lock washers anywhere on our beloved BMWs.
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    I always assumed those extra holes were for a...

    I always assumed those extra holes were for a sidecar.
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    Check the bulb anyway. They can get a little...

    Check the bulb anyway. They can get a little corroded in their socket.
  5. 1. Nice, but not critical 2. Orings and Ultra...

    1. Nice, but not critical
    2. Orings and Ultra Grey
    3. Replace
    4. Check the end gaps, you may be surprised. I missed how many miles this engine has on it, but I never topped my 75/7 until 96,000...
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    Just loosen the valve adjustment screws all the...

    Just loosen the valve adjustment screws all the way so the valves are closed at bottom dead center. Probably easier to tell if air leaks out the exhaust if you take the mufflers off. Likewise with...
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    I'd just run it. Probably some over zealous PO...

    I'd just run it. Probably some over zealous PO put it on there "just in case". My thought is if it was really leaking, that glob of silicone wouldn't change anything. Besides, it doesn't look like...
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    Something to keep in mind when fueling: Nearly...

    Something to keep in mind when fueling: Nearly every gas station's tanks are underground, so when it goes in the tank, its 60 or 70 degrees. When you put it in a steel tank that sits right above a...
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    Water froze in the float bowl, thats how it split.

    Water froze in the float bowl, thats how it split.
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    Mine is a 72, and as far as I know, that system...

    Mine is a 72, and as far as I know, that system was used on all the /5 levers. If you were working on a /6 and up, the post from Kurt above would work.
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    You have to push the cable into the lever the...

    You have to push the cable into the lever the opposite way as when you pull on the clutch cable. Once its far enough into the internal recess of the lever, the barrel will slip out of the bottom and...
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    Been a while since I've had Dellortos, but in...

    Been a while since I've had Dellortos, but in general, any carb that runs better with the air screws all the way in is because a vacuum leak is replacing the controlled vacuum leak that goes through...
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    The squeaky hinge noise is probably the crankcase...

    The squeaky hinge noise is probably the crankcase breather. You can take the breather housing off and verify, its the piece the breather hose attaches to at the forward end, next to the starter.
  14. Bob's BMW sold me the Ultra Grey as a replacement...

    Bob's BMW sold me the Ultra Grey as a replacement for DreiBond for my /7 cylinder resealing last weekend.
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    Maybe I'm missing the point, but the maintenance...

    Maybe I'm missing the point, but the maintenance you're talking about doesn't require engine removal. Very little does, except powder coating the frame. Anyway, the easiest way I've found is to...
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    This is a good reason to never use a pressure...

    This is a good reason to never use a pressure washer (even if you didn't)
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    That part number is listed for a 75/5. Look at...

    That part number is listed for a 75/5. Look at diagram 63_0341, item 3. Something else to consider is to buy the original /5 reflector, 63 12 1 351 652 for about half the price, then buy an H4 bulb...
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    Have you checked the timing on both cylinders? ...

    Have you checked the timing on both cylinders? If I remember, the Dyna 3 uses two different pickups, one for each cylinder. So you can't just rely on timing the left and assuming the right is...
  19. Thread: Instead o'lead?

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    I thought all air cooled engines had hardened...

    I thought all air cooled engines had hardened valve seats because of the higher operating temps.
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    On a /5, you have two connectors. One has two...

    On a /5, you have two connectors. One has two wires crimped into it. This wire (green with black stripe?) is hot whenever ignition is on. The other one runs to the horn button. So you need to...
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    I have an 857 as well, and regardless if it is...

    I have an 857 as well, and regardless if it is 1cm longer, the amount of inner cable that sticks out from the outer is the same as a 400 cable. It is also a larger cable, 7mm, vs 6mm for the /5...
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    Disc brake cable too short?

    I am using /5 lever perches with an under tank master cylinder on my /7. So I bought the front brake cable for an early R90/6 that used this setup. The part number ends with "400". In fact, I've...
  23. Thread: /5 headlight

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    What are you asking for it?

    What are you asking for it?
  24. Thread: /5 headlight

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    The reflector is made in Germany with a 1 305 313...

    The reflector is made in Germany with a 1 305 313 902 stamped on it. The lens is a Bosch, so I am assuming it is original. It has no tabs for the the bulb holder to lock on to, nor do they look...
  25. Thread: /5 headlight

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    /5 headlight

    Attached a pic of my /5 headlight reflector and bulb holder. (Original type) Trying to figure out what is missing. In other words, what holds the bulb, bulb holder, and spring onto the reflector? ...
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