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    Stick coils failures

    I just finished a cross-country ride from Arizona to Florida on a 2006 R1200GS. The 2500 mile trip brought the total mileage on the bike to a little over 50K. The bike ran perfectly. However,...
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    Been there; done that. It will end up messy. ...

    Been there; done that. It will end up messy.

    I'm also building a cafe bike and incorporating an "oil catch can".
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    Thanks, Wanderer. Pictures from the rebuild show...

    Thanks, Wanderer. Pictures from the rebuild show that I did it correctly. Whew!

    However, the vibration exists. I'll have to continue the search for cause.
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    Vibration

    I realize this is an older thread, but I wanted to re-open the issue on drive shaft orientation and balance.

    I just replaced the entire clutch assembly on a '96 R1100GS with 115,000 miles. The...
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    Thanks, Mike. The gear switch is broken, and I...

    Thanks, Mike.

    The gear switch is broken, and I will not be replacing it. I will use the damaged carcass to cover and seal the neutral switch, but it will not be connected.
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    R1100GS Gear Position Switch

    There are 2 switches at the back of the transmission for this 1996 R1100GS: one is the neutral switch and the other is the gear position switch. The gear position switch is old and crumbling, but...
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    Kurt, the reason you had rub marks on one pushrod...

    Kurt, the reason you had rub marks on one pushrod is because of the head gasket. Look at it --- it's on backwards. Flip it over.

    Been there; done that!
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    I ride a R1100GS that I have considered selling. ...

    I ride a R1100GS that I have considered selling. The PO had it setup with after-market suspension that is 1" OVER-stock. Consequently, at a dead stop, I am on tiptoes (even with a 32" inseam). It...
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    Yea, I have talked with several people today that...

    Yea, I have talked with several people today that have actually used K&N pods on their Airheads at one time or another. hey all say that the stock jetting for the Bings works just as well with the...
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    Bings and individual K&N filter pods

    Are there any threads that baseline re-jetting for 40mm Bings on R100's?

    Like many others, I am also building a Cafe' bike from an '83 R100 and numerous spare parts. I plan to use the original...
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    Based on my dealings with Tom High / Rennsport, I...

    Based on my dealings with Tom High / Rennsport, I could not be happier. He is talented and conscientious in servicing my three BMWs and in mentoring me with my own mechanical endeavors.

    Oh,...
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    Back in the old days, there was something called...

    Back in the old days, there was something called a photo-transfer. They were letters, numbers or whatever in any font that were printed backwards on plastic. You would use a coin or a pencil eraser...
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    Nevermind. I have built a jig that holds and...

    Nevermind. I have built a jig that holds and compresses with one hand while the other hand installs the snap ring. :clap
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    Fork damper rod install

    I believe these are Type III forks from a 1983 R100/T. However, I am not exactly sure. What I do know is that I disassembled and cleaned them over a year ago, and now I am not quite sure how to...
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    Everything they build has a industrial,...

    Everything they build has a industrial, utilitarian look. Purely functional ---- no bling.
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    There are a set of wheels on fleabay for this...

    There are a set of wheels on fleabay for this exact type of build.

    I can appreciate the Wrenchmonkey designs.
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    Kurt, I think your post will easily point out the...

    Kurt, I think your post will easily point out the fat-finger. :dance
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    Yes, I know Tom. In fact, I spend several days...

    Yes, I know Tom. In fact, I spend several days of the week at Rennsport Motorrad since I am a Professional Slacker with NOTHING better to do.

    Neither of us know of a standard or proven method...
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    Liquid coating process? Please explain. Liquid...

    Liquid coating process? Please explain. Liquid coating soulds like "paint"!!!! :laugh
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    Convert from Rear Drum to Disk Brake

    Perhaps this subject has been covered before, but I could not find the thread. Any help would be appreciated.

    I have all the parts I need to convert a rear drum brake to disk. Why, you might...
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    +1 on POR-15. Excellent products.

    +1 on POR-15. Excellent products.
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    In my home state of Alabama, that cap would have...

    In my home state of Alabama, that cap would have to spell "Earl".
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    No sure about the Oilhead starter problem, but a...

    No sure about the Oilhead starter problem, but a Bosch starter on my Airhead was dragging on one of the magnets that had become loose in the housing. I just had it and another spare starter re-built.
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    +1 on Avons so far @ about 1000 miles

    +1 on Avons so far @ about 1000 miles
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    Sorry. Forgot which aisle I was on.

    Sorry. Forgot which aisle I was on.
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