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  1. How to access the "wedding band spacer" to adjust front wheel bearing preload?

    I read the main articles on checking critical bearing preload but could not find any reference to how to access the wedding band spacer if a preload adjustment is needed on my '84 R100 with dual...
  2. I'm with Brittrunyon - $600 for carb rebuilds is...

    I'm with Brittrunyon - $600 for carb rebuilds is insane price. Plus get to puff out your chest a bit when you do it yourself...and use the $600 to get a pair of Delorto pumpers. Get a grip Bing!
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    There ya go......if the scratches are too deep to...

    There ya go......if the scratches are too deep to sand/polish out (like successive 400 grit to 1200 grit, finish with plastic polish), then this is the next best suggestion.
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    Any experience with YSS shocks?

    Relative to Hagon, Ikon :Progressive etc? Didn't find much in the forum search. My '84 R100 stock shocks finally giving up. Want to stay under $500. EPM gave me three versions of YSS and pricing...
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    BMW and Corbin report that the market for new...

    BMW and Corbin report that the market for new product orders has firmed up and seems to be sustaining.
  6. Thread: Snowflake wheels

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    I've never seen a recalled wheel in service, tho...

    I've never seen a recalled wheel in service, tho there must be at least one out there that never got turned in.
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    It's Sophie's Choice!! So I reduced my my bike...

    It's Sophie's Choice!! So I reduced my my bike holdings from 5 to 2: 1984 R100 and a 1973 Mk IIA 850 Commando. I am content...
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    Sticky: My '84 R100 "CS"

    In 1994, i drove a backroad home I'd never traveled before (or since) and saw this machine parked on the front lawn with a "For Sale" sign on it. I made it a mile before turning around. A half hour...
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    Thx guys. checked the original owners manual and...

    Thx guys. checked the original owners manual and lo! The original owner wrote down the key code. Ordered keys and hopefully they work. thx.
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    need new ignition key, '84 R100

    On the eve of the rally, I've screwed the pooch...lost my only set of keys after 15 years. Read other posts. Called the dealer in central New Jersey and they say BMW has tightened up procedures, I...
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    The folks who make naval jelly (rust remover)...

    The folks who make naval jelly (rust remover) also make aluminum jelly (tho harder to find). Brush on a dry case and let sit. it does a nice job of surface etching aluminum and works better than...
  12. Thread: CS or R100?

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    Thanks guys. Bottom line for me is the S faired...

    Thanks guys. Bottom line for me is the S faired R90 or R100 is one of the classically beautiful motorcycles of all time. Whatever the history, my R100 has been a top notch performer and eye candy...
  13. Thread: CS or R100?

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    Bike seems otherwise identical to a nonfaired...

    Bike seems otherwise identical to a nonfaired R100. Rear drum brake, 40mm Bing carbs etc. I know early S bikes came with Del'Ortos and later had rear disc. Don't know about CS bikes. I think I...
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    Did it

    After a measly 17k miles on my 84 R100 with the air injection system on, and the serious admonitions at the Vermont rally to get rid of it, I pulled my system when I returned (but saved it). ...
  15. Thread: CS or R100?

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    CS or R100?

    Following on an earlier post, my '84 serial number is 617XXXX, putting it outside the 618XXXX range for a true U.S. "CS" according to BMW SN records, yet mine appears factory stock with an S Fairing,...
  16. Thread: Bing float kit

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    Bing float kit

    Anyone install the Bing float kit that replaces the foam floats with two black plastic floats that ride independently on seperate posts? (I'm told these were developed for aircraft use of the...
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    If your bike was made in the early 80's bad diode...

    If your bike was made in the early 80's bad diode boards were a common problem. The only bike that ever stranded me (including several British bikes) was my '84 R100. Diode board crashed on the way...
  18. Thread: R100S Website

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    Amen!!:type

    Amen!!:type
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    Veg, is it possible timing slipped and piston hit...

    Veg, is it possible timing slipped and piston hit the valve? It seems unlikely that the valve simply broke off, although anything is possible.
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    Metzlers. Very happy, good milage, good ride,...

    Metzlers. Very happy, good milage, good ride, good in the wet, good road feel, good grip in the twisties.
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    Changing brake fluid

    Ok - having learned courtesy of this forum that I screwed up putting DOT 5 into the front brakes of my '84 R100cs, what process and equipment can I use, one-man, to best purge out the bad and in with...
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    If you intend to ride the bike, the wheel is a...

    If you intend to ride the bike, the wheel is a safety item and replacement should be taken seriously. However, you indicated that the bike was largely retired, and my understanding is that cracks...
  23. Thread: need mufflers

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    Ah yes, EPCO stainless steel mufflers. Google 'em

    Ah yes, EPCO stainless steel mufflers. Google 'em
  24. Thread: need mufflers

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    There is an outlet for stainless steel slip-on...

    There is an outlet for stainless steel slip-on mufflers that are claimed to be a bit louder. Now if I could only remember the name!!
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    Calipers were rebuilt and I did replace the...

    Calipers were rebuilt and I did replace the master cylinder before going to vermont (plunger on old one wasn't releasing). So the guidance seems pretty clear. Flush thoroughly and replace with 3/4....
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