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  1. Thread: Big oil mess

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    Here's an updated on what happened to the jug. I...

    Here's an updated on what happened to the jug. I finally got around to cleaning up the mess. What appears to have happened is that air escaped when the temperatures increased, then when we had a...
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    I can neither confirm nor deny this. When I got...

    I can neither confirm nor deny this. When I got my tires replaced a while back, the service technician (at an independent shop) indicated that the modern tires today require higher pressures than the...
  3. Thread: Big oil mess

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    I'm sure my floor is stained already. I had the...

    I'm sure my floor is stained already. I had the container in the corner of the garage, which is out of sight. I first thought the oil smell in the garage was coming from my bike (an 88 R100 RT). I...
  4. Thread: Big oil mess

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    Keep in mind, I had purchased a large used oil...

    Keep in mind, I had purchased a large used oil container at the local hardware store. While I had filled it up somewhat, it was still mostly air in there. I'm sure it was the air that expanded to...
  5. Thread: Big oil mess

    by 88bmwjeff
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    Big oil mess

    We've had a heat wave here, and the plastic jug I bought for used oil storage (yeah it was designed for it) burst dumping a bunch of oil on the floor. Any suggestions on how to clean up the mess....
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    Siebenrock topcase TK50

    Has anyone tried Siebenrock's top case for the monoshock Airheads? (http://www.siebenrock.com/en/products/luggage/4654160.html) As my son gets close to the age where I can take him on the back, this...
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    I guess I should reply what I ended up using. I...

    I guess I should reply what I ended up using. I went to the local hardware store and read through all the adhesives. JB Weld was the only one that indicated it worked on fiberglass and metal, so...
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    I was expecting something like..."I play one on...

    I was expecting something like..."I play one on TV," or "I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express."
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    Fairing nut insert repair

    I sure this has been discussed, but I was not successful in finding a thread on it.

    I'm replacing my windscreen and noticed that one of the nut inserts that holds the side adjustment brackets...
  10. Well, it's been a while since I've looked back...

    Well, it's been a while since I've looked back there, and from the left side of the bike, it didn't look that way. But yes, it's underneath the driveshaft boot. Thanks for the suggestion. For...
  11. I'll give it a quick look next time I'm out...

    I'll give it a quick look next time I'm out there.


    I don't see how the neutral switch or the drive shaft boot can cause oil dripping down off of the clutch lever at the rear of the transmission,...
  12. Leaking tranny oil through the clutch lever assembly

    The bike: 88 R100 RT. The issue: I'm leaking tranny oil through the clutch lever assembly at the back of the transmission. It's dripping down the clutch lever, but is not leaking from beneath the...
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    It's definitely not the filler cap. He has a 95...

    It's definitely not the filler cap. He has a 95 RT, which has the SHED system and a non-vented cap. I wonder if the SHED system is intact or if it has been removed. I doubt it's the cause if...
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    Are you talking about the Grimeca rotors? If so,...

    Are you talking about the Grimeca rotors? If so, I purchased a set about 5-6 years ago and I've been very happy with them. They come with new carriers and the rotors are bolted on (to the carriers)...
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    It's possible that the number is wrong in the...

    It's possible that the number is wrong in the book. Just saying typos happen all the time.
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    The worst car I ever owned was a 2001.5 VW...

    The worst car I ever owned was a 2001.5 VW Passat. It made my American cars seem like pillars of reliability. The car was awesome in many ways, but it absolutely failed in reliability.
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    Perhaps, but it depends on when the shock is...

    Perhaps, but it depends on when the shock is replaced and for what reason. For those who purchase a new bike then replace the shock within the first year, then I would say you are correct. However,...
  18. I tried Lasertecs about 6-7 years ago (I think). ...

    I tried Lasertecs about 6-7 years ago (I think). The front tire wore out real quick. At that time, I was able to compare tread depth, and the Lasertecs had about 2/3 the amount of most other tires....
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    With regards to the transmission, the telltale...

    With regards to the transmission, the telltale sign is usually gritty bits on the magnetic drain plug. This requires draining the tranny of its fluid and then refilling it. However, it's possible...
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    The bikes about 19 years old and the head...

    The bikes about 19 years old and the head bearings have never been serviced. I think it's time to have the head bearings serviced. IMO, the head bearings are a big unknown in the equation since...
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    akbeemer, in your conversations with him, was...

    akbeemer, in your conversations with him, was there a particular reason he converted the bike to carbs (other than just because)? Also, did he say how the bike rides now in comparison to it being...
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    Here's some questions to answer so those who know...

    Here's some questions to answer so those who know can give you better information. When was the last time the head bearings were services? Did you (or have someone) work/repair/service any part of...
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    it's National Ride to Work Day and National...

    it's National Ride to Work Day and National Nature Photography Day. So if you've got nothing to do, go for a long ride and take lots of photos of nature. Unfortunately, I've got to work and take my...
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    Thanks for all the responses. I've ordered the...

    Thanks for all the responses. I've ordered the 21.5" with the recurve and vent. I will take about three weeks for them to manufacture it plus three days shipping. So, some time in early to mid July...
  25. Thread: Won't Start

    by 88bmwjeff
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    You might want to check the air filter to make...

    You might want to check the air filter to make sure no rodent (aka a mouse) has thought that they found the best new home in town.
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