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    Berlina leaves Monday

    Berlina is going to Bay City, Michigan; maybe the new owner will change her name to Bayerlina...

    Just noticed your question today as the new owner just called to let me know when the truck is...
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    Berlina has been sold.

    I just received payment yesterday for Berlina and am waiting to hear from the new owner/shipping company who will be transporting her to her new home in another state.

    It was a lot of fun to ride,...
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    Unable to post anything in the Flea Market

    I was going to post my bike for sale in the Flea Market but I could not get it to work. If anyone is interested in the details please send me a PM and I'll try to respond ASAP. Meanwhile I'm...
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    I have some catching up to do with this thread...so here is my LONG OVERDUE UPDATE:

    It's been quite a long time since I posted anything here but as I am preparing to put Berlina up for sale I thought it best to try to tie up any loose ends with regards to additional work done on the...
  5. I'd try powdered graphite for any type of lock or...

    I'd try powdered graphite for any type of lock or latch first.

    Might also be a fitment problem; I have to slide one bag forward a tad in order for it to release.
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    I'm with you, '88 and I stand solidly behind your...

    I'm with you, '88 and I stand solidly behind your criticism. Yes, I or we could probably make a better video. At least we'd give more than a toss about the presentation and rehearse it a few times...
  7. If that was happening on my bike I'd probably...

    If that was happening on my bike I'd probably order a new switch immediately. Unless there are dealers nearby (San Antonio, Lubbock or El Paso?) get on the horn to MaxBMW or Beemerboneyard or...
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    I agree; while watching the RS zoom down the...

    I agree; while watching the RS zoom down the Alabama highway was fun I, too, suffered greatly through all the "uhs."
    Glad to see I am not alone!
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    Airbox Wrestling 101

    The reason you will need to remove the tank is so you can stick a long flat-bladed screwdriver between the maze of wiring (underneath it) above the air filter box to loosen the cable clamp screw that...
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    On the brighter side your new fork boots look...

    On the brighter side your new fork boots look dandy; the ones I got from kbikeparts (Drake in Seattle) are OK but not as slick. They require clamps at the top and might also benfit from clamps or...
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    WD-40 is never a good idea for any lock to begin...

    WD-40 is never a good idea for any lock to begin with. Powdered graphite is what locks need on a regular basis; try some and it should make a difference. Any hardware store will have some in a...
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    Very good, Jasper; thanks for the mention of...

    Very good, Jasper; thanks for the mention of Paul's article in ON. Good luck on getting your bike back in rideable shape sooner than later. Once you are ready to polish your tank I'll be glad to...
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    Marzocchii/Showa forks changeover in 1992

    Wonderful DIY instructions for doing your '90 forks---thank you--- but just to be clear here you are talking about the Marzocchi forks and NOT the Showas used on all 1992 and later K75s, correct?
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    Sticky: Nice bike there but next time try not to...

    Nice bike there but next time try not to photograph it right next to the matching trash bin, OK?:D
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    I imagine that there's probably a great solvent...

    I imagine that there's probably a great solvent that can be used to clean out your tank with and hopefully someone will chime in with the right answer specifically. Maybe acetone or mineral spirits?...
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    Sticky: In my opinion...

    While only the last photo of the group seems to show up it's still enough to drool over.

    Your bike made me realize something that hadn't really hit me until now; the K100RS was the most...
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    Sticky: Man, that is one GORGEOUS K100 you've built...

    Man, that is one GORGEOUS K100 you've built there! I imagine it actually looks better than new with all those stainless nuts and bolts, too.

    Five stars in my opinion!
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    DIY is the way to go, IMO

    As I used to live in Hawaii I really got my fill of expensive Priority Mail shipping when anything 13oz. or less could just as easily, quickly and securely gone via First Class packet for a couple of...
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    Excellent detective work by the Lostboy-Lee...

    Excellent detective work by the Lostboy-Lee Team!:whistle
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    Sticky: Thanks, Slipster. I get a lot of people asking...

    Thanks, Slipster. I get a lot of people asking the same question about glare but actually it's not the slightest problem as far as the tank is concerned---I actually have a lot more trouble with...
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    Sticky: This is quite a kick, Lynn, as my former Dakar...

    This is quite a kick, Lynn, as my former Dakar yellow K75 was also nick-named "Dafodil" by the PO's wife!

    The main reasons I bought it despite the color were it had all the features/options I...
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    Sticky: Hey Lynn; Be aware that Lee only likes Marrakesh...

    Hey Lynn; Be aware that Lee only likes Marrakesh Red and Dakar Yellow! When I got rid of that scrambled-egg yellow on my bike in favor of a Mercedes Steel Grey Metallic and polished out a lot of the...
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    Good question, Lynn and I know others have used...

    Good question, Lynn and I know others have used certain larger diameter rubber hose to replace the Z-hose with---but if fuel line was used it would also have to be larger than the 8x13mm BMW...
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    I hope you ordered one, nonetheless! Among the...

    I hope you ordered one, nonetheless! Among the best purchases one can make. :thumb
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    Hey, Lynn; that might be part of the reason you...

    Hey, Lynn; that might be part of the reason you are getting poor mpg as posted in your other thread.

    Mine was cracked as I discovered a couple months ago during another procedure---when I...
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