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    Cafe

    One of Perry Bushong's creations I photographed in his shop, in Fort Worth, Texas
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    Yes Indeed

    I find that both Orbitangel (what a goofy handle) and S09 have points that are indeed polar yet complementary ! Further, I am shocked - shocked I say - that no one has mentioned Perry Bushong's...
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    Speed W Numbers and Rear Drive Ratios

    Hiya - I searched the MOA forum a bit, sorry if I missed a prior post, but I am looking for the list that matches rear drive ratios with "W" numbers in the speedo unit. I have a 1973 R60/5 with a...
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    Denfeld

    Oh what the heck, life is short - get the period correct Denfeld leather bags - they are actually quick disconnect and they look good and smell good...see foto !

    Cheers/ Ron
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    Production numbers

    OK (banging head against wall) - How many U.S. Model R100S bikes were produced ?

    I tried counting VIN numbers and came up with 1909 from 1977 to 1980.

    Mine is 6161289

    Anybody have a better...
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    Problem Solved

    As you can see in the photo, and thanks to all for advice, we now have the reed valve installed ! :bikes
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    Update

    Well, looks like the update is the recommendation, although the machine is very much unmolested, as built in 1973.
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    Pressure

    Your reasoning seems sound Kurt - I'll take another run at the mechanic I suppose, but you know how it is sometimes ....in my simple mind you would want the crankcase to be at vacuum if you could get...
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    /5 Crankcase Pressure

    Howdy ! Just had some work done on my Toaster 1973 R60, including a new rear main seal. The mech tried to explain to my limited brain that he had set the crankcase breather device (correct name...
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    Sticky: Eagle River Red

    A little elbow grease...
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    Sticky: Eagle River Red

    A better photo
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    Sticky: Eagle River Red

    This is a classic tale...with recent great success. But the tale begins far away and long ago when, as a young man in 1972, a hard charging former Marine with a Yamaha R5C 350 two-stoker in Southern...
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    Checklist

    Howdy - I am the friend per the above ! See attached word doc file. rev whatever. // RB
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    Pre Purchase Inspection

    Here is something I and a couple friends have quickly put together - please add to it & publish. Kind of a pre-purchase condition checklist.

    Thanks / RB

    P.S. Hi Mindsok
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    ?? Tubeless

    Hello - I am running tubes on the Lesters on my R100S....maybe check around and see what advice you get - I checked and ended up running tubes....not a big deal. My "retro" Continentals (period -...
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    DFW Area

    There are two DFW area BMW clubs.....
    Here is the one I joined; there is another in the Plano area...

    http://www.bmwdfw.org/
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    I need to understand !

    Per Snowbum, there is a mechanism wherein the headlight relay, via a failed diode, can cause the ignition to remain hot even when key turned off. I would greatly appreciate anyone that could point...
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    Greetings - the "proper part" would seem to be...

    Greetings - the "proper part" would seem to be one that used a headlamp on/off switch, which I do not have, so I am studying what quirks the Germans put in when they changed the design between 1977...
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    Relay info

    Hi - yes the airheads page is useful, although I am still trying to understand just what could be causing things to hang up. The key switch worked normally when I first picked the bike up. And I do...
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    Next side

    Another side
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    Next picture

    Here is another side of the headlight relay.
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    Monday troubleshooting

    Symptoms:

    Note that although this is a 1977 R100/7, the headlight bucket is from an earlier year and the left grip does not have the headlight on/off switch, it is a later grip and hence the...
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    Snowbum

    from Snowbum:

    SIDE NOTE #2: VERY rarely this happens, but when it does, it will bug you: If the diode in the headlight relay shorts, then the bike engine, once started and running will stay...
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    Good tip - several relay candidates to check ! ...

    Good tip - several relay candidates to check ! Thank you.
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    Kill Switch

    For some reason - perhaps because I was getting very cold, or was just stupid, I did not try the kill switch. What I did do is kill it in gear by releasing clutch - and then realized that even...
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