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  1. This has been EPCO's story for years. False...

    This has been EPCO's story for years. False promises and no delivery.
    There are only so many months you can be told "check back next month" before you end up buying pipes from somebody else.
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    Hey there RINTY, I just got a 1966 R60/2 which...

    Hey there RINTY,

    I just got a 1966 R60/2 which i know very little about. It runs smoother then any BMW I've ridden. Yet it is the slowest and heaviest! haha.
    I am probably going to leave it...
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    Sticky: My '77 R100 S 41045 41047 I've since...

    My '77 R100 S
    41045

    41047
    I've since swapped out the Corbin gunfighter seat for a Denfeld with the glove box under your 'nuts'. It is a great seat for the wife and I.
    Instragram photo...
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    Sticky: Pair of boxers

    Here are my 2 cafe builds. Hopefully more to come... all I need is free time and money! :thumb
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    I think the main harness is only $65 for a /5. ...

    I think the main harness is only $65 for a /5.

    Regardless,
    I found this thread while investigating a possible issue with my /5.
    I posted the link just in case anybody else discovers this...
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    Just another great diode board testing page. ...

    Just another great diode board testing page.

    http://www.frankhams.freeserve.co.uk/testing_the_diode_board.htm
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    You are correct, I initially didn't have the 15mm...

    You are correct, I initially didn't have the 15mm preload. I do now though.
    Although, when i first put the forks together, the springs were at the top of the forks and I had to press them down to...
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    It is a 1972 R75/5

    It is a 1972 R75/5
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    I did all the drilling during assembly the first...

    I did all the drilling during assembly the first time. I don't think I need to do any more.

    Today I drained the 15W oil.
    I also realized that there was a serious gap (1.5 inches) between the...
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    Hey Gang, I am trying to wrap my head around the...

    Hey Gang, I am trying to wrap my head around the 15W fork oil. It seems extremely heavy for a 1972 /5 BMW. Is it due to the Widened holes on the dampener rod?

    I put my forks together with the...
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    I have had this headlight sitting around for...

    I have had this headlight sitting around for years and I am finally getting around to test fitting it.
    My headlight does not have anything that spring can hook into along the edge like yours does. ...
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    What is the spring for in Hucky's H4 kit? I see...

    What is the spring for in Hucky's H4 kit? I see that there are two holes on the retaining plate but I can't figure out how the spring ties into them.
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    I'm currently on the hunt for somebody to...

    I'm currently on the hunt for somebody to 'restore' a batch of toaster panels I have in various conditions.

    If anybody has found some sources, let me know.

    So far, I am learning to do it...
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    I was looking at the BT45 equivalents and the...

    I was looking at the BT45 equivalents and the closest rear seems like the 120/90-18 V rated.
    A 4.00x 18 has an OD of 675mm and TW of 117mm
    and the 120 has an OD of 673mm and TW of 121mm... which...
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    As i mentioned, i already searched online and I...

    As i mentioned, i already searched online and I can only find the metric sizes in the US for the BT45.

    I can find the Avons and the Continental "Conti-Go!" tires in standard sizes.

    If anybody...
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    My local BMW mechanic can't get the battleaxe...

    My local BMW mechanic can't get the battleaxe BT-45's in the standard sizes (3.25-19 and 4.00-18).

    I found the Roadriders in that size.

    Searching online isn't yielding much results either yet...
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    For those still interested in this topic, I'm...

    For those still interested in this topic, I'm having another look at the available BT45 sizes and it seems that the options are:

    Front:
    3.25-19 H
    100/90-19 H or V

    Rear
    4.00-18 H
    110/80-18...
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    So based on this theory, a wide tire is just...

    So based on this theory, a wide tire is just extra material or overkill?

    Even though you are making road contact about the width of a credit card, I would think that an extra inch or so of...
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    I've been real curious about those tires since i...

    I've been real curious about those tires since i read the article on them. What is the tread pattern like? Do you have any photos?
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    I've been there with different tire 'actual'...

    I've been there with different tire 'actual' widths.

    For example, a spitfire S11 120 is actually wider then a BT45 120 tire. I found our real quick when it was rubbing the swingarm and not...
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    110 or 120 rear tire on a R75/5?

    Forgive me if this has been discussed before...
    But i have two local mechanics that both gave me a thumbs up on my tire choice (Battleaxe BT45) but they have different opinions on sizing.

    One...
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    Tell Paul you are a MOA member. You get a sight...

    Tell Paul you are a MOA member. You get a sight benefit if you do. And tell Paul I said hello when you see him. I hope you have good weather!
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    Here is the report. Cheers and thanks to those...

    Here is the report.
    Cheers and thanks to those who responded to this topic.

    http://beemersandbits.com/2012/06/1150gs-motorcycle-trip-through-ireland/
  24. Hey Fellas, I am finally starting to build my...

    Hey Fellas,

    I am finally starting to build my forks.

    I drilled out the bottom holes of the dampener rod to 1/4"
    I drilled out a hole in the top of the pistons.

    I assume you leave the...
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    The bike deposit has been paid. We are booked...

    The bike deposit has been paid. We are booked and excitedly getting ready to go.
    It will be a 3-4 day ride from Dublin.
    We can't wait...
    my concerns are:
    - being too cold (we are going to...
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