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  1. Intermittent problems can be quite the character...

    Intermittent problems can be quite the character builders. The worst part being that the solution usually seems painfully obvious after you have found it. I am glad to hear the problem is getting...
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    "snip... I have not checked compression or...

    "snip... I have not checked compression or valves."

    On an airhead you ALWAYS adjust your valves first.
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    Carefully clean the threads on both the pins and...

    Carefully clean the threads on both the pins and the bore. The final torque values are very low and gunky threads can result in incorrect preload or even play.
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    Drain it dry, tank, bowls and lines. Put the fuel...

    Drain it dry, tank, bowls and lines. Put the fuel in your car.
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    I have the factory oil cooler on my R100R. I...

    I have the factory oil cooler on my R100R. I added a thermostat from HPN.

    http://www.hpn.de/english/english.html

    Now worries about over cooling or over heating.
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    It only goes on one way. The drive dogs are...

    It only goes on one way. The drive dogs are offset so they only go on one way as well. Lightly lube the o-ring, roughly line up the dogs and slide it home. The "can's" flanges will be marked where...
  7. Go back to the dealer and let them fix it...

    Go back to the dealer and let them fix it properly.
  8. Random thoughts on a Transmission overhaul

    I had no particular complaint, other than the usual tractor like shifting, but my 1995 R100R has been a hack most of its life so I at 50K I pulled the tranny down as a bit of preventative...
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    You only need one, swap it back and forth between...

    You only need one, swap it back and forth between the two carbs. Uni-syns create a large restriction and dramatically affect the idle making it a wee bit tough to get a consistent reading.

    If you...
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    As rear mains go, it a very easy one to change --...

    As rear mains go, it a very easy one to change -- once you you've gotten in there that is. You have to remove the seal run from the crank after removing the old seal and replace its o-ring as well....
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    For me the big problem with HID is the lag time...

    For me the big problem with HID is the lag time for full output. I'd rather run much higher wattage halogen bulbs as I get instant full output.
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    The return port is blocked if there is no...

    The return port is blocked if there is no freeplay between the lever and the MC piston. Check to make sure the MC piston is free to travel ALL the way back.
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    I switched my 1995 R1900R to a R80G/S PD tank so...

    I switched my 1995 R1900R to a R80G/S PD tank so I have one surplus to requirements. The R100R uses the same tank as the last generation R100GS.

    Good:

    Tank is absolutely mint inside, no...
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    No thermostat in stock system though it is...

    No thermostat in stock system though it is possible to add one.

    How do you know it is not circulating through the cooler?
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    Phosphoric acid available at hardware stores as...

    Phosphoric acid available at hardware stores as concrete cleaner.
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    I fit a R80G/S PD tank to my R100R, fits right...

    I fit a R80G/S PD tank to my R100R, fits right on. Stock seat would not fit so I fit one from a R100S.
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    Why don't you ping the expert and ask him? ...

    Why don't you ping the expert and ask him?

    AskOak(at)aol(dot)com

    I did when I converted my R100R to twin plugs two years back.

    John
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    These chaps specialize in rebuilding the wire...

    These chaps specialize in rebuilding the wire wheels used on para-lever BMWs.

    http://www.woodyswheelworks.com/
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    http://www.bevelheaven.com/stuff-for-sale-shipping...

    http://www.bevelheaven.com/stuff-for-sale-shipping.htm
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    Not unusual for the gen light to be on at idle,...

    Not unusual for the gen light to be on at idle, especially with the stock system.
  21. Thread: R100R Tires

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    No RT, RS or even /2 here but I do have an R100R...

    No RT, RS or even /2 here but I do have an R100R and I run Bridgestone BT 45 tires with a higher pressure than the owners manual recommends.
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    Yes Bosch is phasing out the resistor plugs as...

    Yes Bosch is phasing out the resistor plugs as well as the standard "super" plugs. Resistor "+" plugs are their replacement. There is a fair amount of NOS to be found and I have heard unconfirmed...
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    Bump up the pressure in the front tire. I run...

    Bump up the pressure in the front tire. I run mine in the 38 to 40 psi range. It helps a great deal with the low speed wheel flop.
  24. Thread: R100R Tires

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    Second the BT45s

    Second the BT45s
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    They are called throttle shafts.

    They are called throttle shafts.
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