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    A puzzler. I might try Permatex Ultra Gray or...

    A puzzler. I might try Permatex Ultra Gray or Yamabond.
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    Well any tool can be broken I think, but would...

    Well any tool can be broken I think, but would not expect that to happen in this case. The Irwin-Hanson tools are not Harbor Freight quality tools - they are premium tools. I have used my Hanson...
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    The S mark is normal idle advance, the OT or OC...

    The S mark is normal idle advance, the OT or OC mark is top dead center. These 2 are on a tab and are about 3/8" apart. The other tab is at something like 32 degrees advance and is total advance at...
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    Check that the transmission vent - the axial hole...

    Check that the transmission vent - the axial hole in the bolt that holds the speedometer cable and ground cable in place - is clear. The seal will sometimes retain oil in the transmission if...
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    I would use a Hanson straight fluted extractor. ...

    I would use a Hanson straight fluted extractor. Drive into damaged recess - rotate!!

    See: https://www.fastenal.com/web/products/details/3297098
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    I wonder what that tech-rep would say if the...

    I wonder what that tech-rep would say if the question was - "I have a Metzeler Z8 rear tire and wonder if it would be OK to use a PR3 or PR4 on the front, or should I just get a Metzeler front tire...
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    With the belt off you are able to raise the...

    With the belt off you are able to raise the alternator quite a bit to get the connector through.
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    Folks: The logo is what the logo is. Bitch,...

    Folks: The logo is what the logo is. Bitch, moan, wimper, it is what it is. I don't like it. But guess what. It avoids the conflict with the registered trademark "BMW" (yes the three letters)...
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    Some back lash is normal. Look for leaks. ...

    Some back lash is normal. Look for leaks. Listen for ugly sounds. Otherwise, some back lash is normal. Ride her!!!
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    BMW allocates new bikes on the basis of past bike...

    BMW allocates new bikes on the basis of past bike sales. Sometimes it works fine - sometimes not so much.

    You need to simply GO SEE the various posssible diealers - Leos, Moon and Hopkins.
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    The circuit is battery to ignition switch to kill...

    The circuit is battery to ignition switch to kill switch to light bulb to regulator to hot brush, through rotor, to ground brush to ground.

    9 times out of ten it is an open rotor. Or occasionally...
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    Most oilhead surge is a lean surge. Thus,...

    Most oilhead surge is a lean surge. Thus, suddenly appearing surging is usally a lean condition issue. I think you have a partially clogged fuel injector.
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    As reliable as a brick.

    As reliable as a brick.
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    Those (both K and R) alternators are simply car...

    Those (both K and R) alternators are simply car alternators with half of the case different so they can be motorcycle mounted. Any decent auto electrics shop can rebuild them. The internals -...
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    You might encounter a stray truck somewhere but...

    You might encounter a stray truck somewhere but that route is south of the Baaken shale formation where all the fracking and oilfield activity is taking place.
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    BMW specified a ThreeBond (Treibond) gray...

    BMW specified a ThreeBond (Treibond) gray sealant. It is very similar to Yamabond sold at Yamaha dealerships and Permatex Ultra Gray. Go to an auto parts store and get Ultra Gray or an equivilent...
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    My best guess is that the clutch lever (back of...

    My best guess is that the clutch lever (back of transmission) is binding in its pivot as soon as the transmission case warms up. I would remove, thoroughly clean, lubricate, and reinstall the lever....
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    My opinion is that we often do, and should, adapt...

    My opinion is that we often do, and should, adapt as we go along. I don't do 1,000 mile days any more. Due both to decreased night vision and increased critter quotient I almost never ride at night...
  19. I have had a Smartire system on my R1150R for...

    I have had a Smartire system on my R1150R for about ten years. It is a superb system - no longer available - that has never failed or given either a false positive or negative alarm. I have a Tire...
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    Some quality tire pressure monitoring systems use sensors that screw onto valve stems. Then there are the cheap little plastic thingies with a plastic plunger that is supposed to show green or some...
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    Let me emphasize this wisdom! That cover plate...

    Let me emphasize this wisdom! That cover plate is sealed with an O ring in a groove. As the capscrews are tightened the cover plate goes metal-to-metal against the bottom of the oil sump,...
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    If this were my bike I would use a drill and well...

    If this were my bike I would use a drill and well greased tap to enlarge and rethread the hole to the next larger size for which I could get good crush washers. I would then use a capscrew long...
  23. Thread: Sheepskin pad

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    +1 Superior people, superior product!

    +1

    Superior people, superior product!
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    Gaps too large almost never do any harm.

    Gaps too large almost never do any harm.
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    I don't think so. None of the manuals for any of...

    I don't think so. None of the manuals for any of our BMWs has.
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