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    Thanks a bunch. We will be Oahu for a week as...

    Thanks a bunch. We will be Oahu for a week as well.

    50th state! Wow! If i get to ride in Hawaii, it will be my 4th state :-)

    Does renting a scooter count?
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    Its a good feeling knowing it was done right....

    Its a good feeling knowing it was done right. Amazing shop, no?
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    Big Island Hawaii vacation bike rental

    I'm going to Hawaii at the end of December. We will be on the big island for most of the trip.
    Can anyone recommend a bike rental outfit? I found a Harley rental place on the big island online but I...
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    He had all kinds of BMWs in his shop. I am pretty...

    He had all kinds of BMWs in his shop. I am pretty sure he will work on any model.

    I dropped mine off on Monday and was riding it Friday. It was a totally different bike when I got it back.

    I...
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    "I'll assume you are going to the AMCA in...

    "I'll assume you are going to the AMCA in Davenport and then the Springfield Mile. I live near Peoria and have ridden airheads for 20+ years. If you want me to have a listen or do a check up, or if...
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    Good advice. Thanks a lot guys!

    Good advice. Thanks a lot guys!
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    Thanks.

    Thanks.
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    Thanks! This is exactly what i was looking for....

    Thanks! This is exactly what i was looking for. Even a couple landmarks to search out will be fun.

    My wife and two sons will be in the car, me and two buddies will be on bikes.

    I am really...
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    List of what he found wrong with my bike: ...

    List of what he found wrong with my bike:

    -Forks put together wrong so they were "pinching". The right side was pulled in tight to the caliper
    -stripped threads on the right side of the center...
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    Great river road

    I am taking the great river road from MPLS to Davenport.
    Does anyone have any suggestions? Have you done this or any of the river road through Ioway?
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    Thanks, it's with Charlie right now. What a shop!

    Thanks, it's with Charlie right now. What a shop!
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    Awww, that's a nice post. I feel kinda dorky...

    Awww, that's a nice post.
    I feel kinda dorky going on and on about my bike but this is probably the place to do it.

    It was idling really rough last night and making some noises. I thought for...
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    BMW mechanic twin cities needed

    Can anyone recommend a good mechanic who can work on my 79 r100?

    I'm in a jam.
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    You guys rock. maybe its just a sloppy sounding...

    You guys rock. maybe its just a sloppy sounding bike.
    Either way, i'm riding it to davenport and springfield next week. :-)
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    It says: " install and size exhaust...

    It says: " install and size exhaust guides(diamond hone)"
    The writing on the receipt is hard to decipher but your last post was a great clue :-)

    Either way, it could have not been done right.
    ...
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    I trust the guy I bought it from. Not to...

    I trust the guy I bought it from. Not to stereotype, but he is an Austrian engineer and I can tell he took good care of the bike. He said the engine was rebuilt last year and I have all the receipts....
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    Roger the proper puller. This is what I wanted...

    Roger the proper puller.

    This is what I wanted to hear. Thanks. Does it make sense to change the timing chain while I have the damn cover off? I've got to stop somewhere.....
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    I used the socket method to squeeze the play out...

    I used the socket method to squeeze the play out of the rocker arms when I did the valve adjustment. Thanks for the links.

    It runs well although it bogs a little at high rpms. I have the omega...
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    oil leak from behind alternator

    It seems like I have an oil leak from behind the alternator. It drips down around the bean can and out the cover and onto the exhaust.
    Would this be a timing chain cover gasket leak?

    Thanks!
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    I didnt have them set properly the first time.I'm...

    I didnt have them set properly the first time.I'm not going to say what i did wrong but it was definitely operator error.
    They were pretty loose. Do you think I could have wrecked the valves by...
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    There is no faring on it but that is a good...

    There is no faring on it but that is a good point.

    I brought it up to a mechanic, he said they are set too loose. They are to the book's specs but I knew something didnt sound right. :-)

    Thanks...
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    valve noise?

    Please excuse my noobness.

    This is my first airhead (1979 r100rs) and I intend on doing most of the work on it myself.

    I want to know how much clickety-clackety is "normal" for my bike. I have...
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