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    Read on...

    Get a attentive to the machine. Get a tool kit.. Google it.. the are out there..
    Get a repair manual.. read and research.. it is all here and other places.
    If you have a specific question.. this...
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    The /7 frame is different than the /6.

    The /7 frame was stiffened and the /6 vetter mount will not work on a /7 frame due to a cross gusset.
    The /7 mount is tough to come by.
    The/6 mount seem to come up occasionally.

    Jim
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    Pull the Starter..

    The starter itself may have shorted or has a bad winding.. or maybe the solonoid switch unit failed. Pull it out and take to an auto electric place..and have it checked. You can do some direct...
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    Safety clip for the sidestand.

    I like the extra clip to hold the side stand.. can you show more detail..

    I have installed a weaker spring on my side stand so that it can be deployed easier as I have as shortage in the...
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    Im with Stan.. check the diode board

    I would also check the coils and your electronic ignition system. Clean and check all connection points. You might see what happens with a stock system while you sort all of this out.
    It is a by...
  6. Wash it to when dirty.

    To me logic says wash it when your ashamed to wear it. Dirt imbedded in the material will damage a suit and the threads will break down. I wash my stuff when dirty. Follow directions on the tab...
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    am just a swim up the channel!

    Howard,
    am just up the way in "raincountry". I live in Ketchikan, Alaska.

    We come through Prince Rupert regularly mostly in winter heading for
    Smithers.

    Mostly, I don't ride in the rain and...
  8. Sticky: Rain City 1960 R50's

    These are most likely the only 1960 R50's in Alaska.
    Meet Hanz and Heidi, just good friends.

    Jim N Jeff Ketchikan, Alaska
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    Airplane Gas

    Before I had my engine rebuilt. I was able to get some 100 Octane Leaded AV gas and added a bit to each tankful just to be safe. It ran great on the 100% AV gas but 100 % was over kill an so I did a...
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    call Ted!

    I had my R1100S lowered and the side stand modified.

    Ted will quiz you on your weight, riding style and ask questions on bike sage, etc.
    I am completely satisfied with the result.. no more tippy...
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    CorTech

    Well made, reasonable price, magnetic, non mar backing. Lots of compartments.
    Flexable for other non bike uses.. a bargain. I would buy another.

    Jim
    Ketchikan, Alaska
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    Tranny needs wearing in?

    You said the bike is low miles.. The tranny may be a bit tight.
    I suggest you consider that it is not worked or broken in yet. Getting on it, so to speak is tough on new stiff units.

    A break in...
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    rx is right on

    I did the lowering bit to my R11 and did it with the help of the beemershop.

    The bike is transformed.. my weight, style and height. It is about the "ride" and when covering the bumps the ride is...
  14. Thread: Noisy Tach

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    Noise in tach.

    lubing it may prolong it's death, however I don't think it will kill it.
    very light weight lubricant.

    After death.. it can be rebuilt.. check the resources MOA Mag.

    jrd:buds
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    love my lower R11S

    I lowered my R1100S and inch and shortened the side stand. Bought a lower custom seat. I ordered Wilbers and the ride and shock value is worth it. The shocks are way superior to the stock ones. I...
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    I would never free spin my motor.. just to hear it.

    All that enertia with no where to go??? I cringe when I see this being done.
    I have no problem with redline with a load. Never under free spinning.

    It"s your stuff.. whatever!!.:dance
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    Laquer spray

    I bead blasted my covers and wheel rims and hubs on my R50 3 years ago. I used laquer spray a couple of coats. Holding up well in soggy SE Alaska rain country.
    Cleans up easy and no sign of...
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    wow!

    The 7mm clutch system is not for the 1960 R50.. so maybe my pressure plate is a tad bit too tall.. and when the engine gets hot.. the clutch is inclined to easily release..
    It does, but you have...
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    just wondering??

    What is a "Rocket Surgeon"?

    Ever heard of a 7 mm stock clutch disk?



    jim-Ketchikan
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    Also, there is a flange that the drive shaft...

    Also, there is a flange that the drive shaft slips over.. so you have to have the alignment just right... either the swing arm or the engine..

    make sure the spacers on the engine are in the...
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    Yes

    It is fun... isn't it??

    congrats.
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    Review fork rebuild threads.

    sounds like you need to to do a rebuild on the forks..
    the kit is under $100 to do a rebuild.. easy with common tools.
    research the threads on fork rebuilds.. check out snobums site.
    get a...
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    Am still trying to understand JB repair.

    What is it? What caused it?

    Is the tranny a 4 speed?

    I have seen back tranny covers come up on the "bay" on occasion.

    I went out and looked at the back of my tranny... and it is all smooth...
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    all of the above plus...

    You may have to re-align the shoes to the disk. Upon re-assembly they may have become mis-aligned.

    Just a little twee-king may help.

    jim, ketchikan
  25. Thread: The next mod

    by gertiektn
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    Questions, and information

    Questions, how many miles on the chassis? How long since the fork oil has been changed. Have the forks ever been serviced?


    I bought a tired 1977 R75/7 with unknown miles... fall 2009.

    The...
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