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    So as it turns out, I removed the green wire from...

    So as it turns out, I removed the green wire from the ignition switch to 15U on the contact plate and the new switch works as it should. Thanks to Jimmy Lee for that informative answer.

    As for...
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    1977 headlight switch on a 1978 model

    After I had a problem with my headlight I decided to install a 1977 on/off headlight switch/horn/dip switch on my 1978 model. That was the first year for the non-switchable headlight that stays on...
  3. Thread: Dealers in Paris?

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    If you go to the the Arc de Triomphe, look for...

    If you go to the the Arc de Triomphe, look for the Avenue De La Grande Armee, its opposite of the Avenue De Champs -Elysees. Most of the bike shops in Paris are there within a short walk of the Arc...
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    That would be that little spring. I had the same...

    That would be that little spring. I had the same problem trying to remove the yellow on/off switch. It is held on the switch with a tiny 'c' clip.It is hard to remove because of the spring and ball...
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    If you take that switch apart, there is a small...

    If you take that switch apart, there is a small ball bearing that is used for the detent. If you must take it apart, I suggest that you do it inside of a plastic bag. The ball bearing is very small...
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    I have taken an old type mirror clamp from a...

    I have taken an old type mirror clamp from a British bike and clamped it onto the stand. Then I used a long bolt with similar diameter as the mirror stem was and tightened it into the clamp.
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    I heard a noise like that once and after much...

    I heard a noise like that once and after much consternation it turned out that the dual metal strap holding on the horn had one side broken. Check that out before tearing into the bike.
  8. There used to be someone who made the attachment...

    There used to be someone who made the attachment for this and I bought one. You just give it a kick and it stays down. Unfortunately, someone else bought one of these and instead of taking...
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    Can't say that others have had problems but my...

    Can't say that others have had problems but my bike is 20 years old and I made my own cable when I got the bike. It consists of a 14 gauge wire with a BNC connector on the end. The other part is the...
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    I have a Burgman 400 that I ride more than my...

    I have a Burgman 400 that I ride more than my BMW. I have taken it on trips in excess of 2000 miles. I personally find it more enjoyable. It packs more stuff and allows me to ride in a little less of...
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    Just thought I would add my experience. I was...

    Just thought I would add my experience. I was riding on a Dunlop Elite 2 that had been plugged a year earlier. Worked great for me and I just didn't think about it anymore. Now as I was going around...
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    Sticky: Looks like you have a Havana Gold color on your...

    Looks like you have a Havana Gold color on your R75/7. I am just finishing up another one like yours. It had been in storage for 20+ years.
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    I purchased a Parabellum fairing that looks like...

    I purchased a Parabellum fairing that looks like the "S" fairing. It is held in place with a couple of brackets and I used 90 degree additional brackets as attachment points for the clock and...
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    How did you get the engine that clean?

    How did you get the engine that clean?
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    I should have mentioned my Burgman is the 400...

    I should have mentioned my Burgman is the 400 model. It is several years old and is a proven model without any problems. You're right about the resale though. I only paid $2400 for it with 3k miles...
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    I got to test ride a 'Sport' model on Saturday....

    I got to test ride a 'Sport' model on Saturday. First I noticed a lot of buffeting from the top of the windshield on my 5'9" body. The seat was rather tall and putting my foot down I only was able to...
  17. Thread: Goop in gas tank

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    Good idea for the corks but where do you get E85?...

    Good idea for the corks but where do you get E85? There must be another type of solvent.
  18. Thread: Goop in gas tank

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    Goop in gas tank

    I purchased a 1977 R75/7 that has been sitting for 15 years with about a pint of gas left in it. Aside from the terrible smell, there is a thick layer on the bottom. I can see that there is no rust...
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    I have used 3M super weatherstrippping glue with...

    I have used 3M super weatherstrippping glue with great success. It is yellow and works great. I even use it on my shoes when the sole separates from the shoe. It is available in any auto supply store.
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    Why not replace it with a VDO clock with the knob...

    Why not replace it with a VDO clock with the knob on top instead of on the bottom where it is hard to reach. If time is important to you it shouldn't matter if it says BMW or VDO on the face.
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    I tried putting the letters on from a rub on...

    I tried putting the letters on from a rub on transfer but they wouldn't stick. I think I will try the sanding and putting on some smooth base coat and see if it will stick. Those letters used to be...
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    I bought this bike for my son and he is new to...

    I bought this bike for my son and he is new to riding. I thought it might be helpful to know which switch does what BEFORE riding.
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    I had the same problem with the cable lock I...

    I had the same problem with the cable lock I found under my seat. I tried for a long time to get a key made. Turns out it was less expensive to just purchase a new cable lock from Motobins then try...
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    I have a 1978 R100/7. I have kept the stock bars...

    I have a 1978 R100/7. I have kept the stock bars and added the "S" fairing. There are no problems with the installation itself. I bought a voltmeter and clock from Jegs Performance Parts. One is a...
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    Sticky: Definitely keeps the wind off your chest and...

    Definitely keeps the wind off your chest and quiets things down. It comes from Parabellum windshields. Looks decent also.
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