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    I got mine in today's mail. The rear cover...

    I got mine in today's mail. The rear cover showed postage paid at Henry, IL, so it may not have had far to go. Hopefully you will get your copy soon!
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    Try freezer bag cooking...

    Try freezer bag cooking.
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    Jade, With the RT, there is more to overheat...

    Jade,
    With the RT, there is more to overheat than the engine. The plastic panels ("tupperware") near the exhaust headers can melt. This is most common when the bike is started and left to idle for...
  4. Thread: Camping meals ?

    by ChrisF
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    Here's a site I found helpful -...

    Here's a site I found helpful - www.trailcooking.com . Shopping at the local supermarket and using freezer bags provides more choices at a lower cost vs. dehydrated camping meals, along with better...
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    Nathan, on my /5 I removed the turn signal...

    Nathan, on my /5 I removed the turn signal housings, too. However, I re-mounted them on the fairing, so removing the fairing shouldn't require new turn signal housings.
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    Will - Yep, that's what I'm saying! The...

    Will - Yep, that's what I'm saying! The headlight had to be removed because it would have touched the rear of the fairing. The bolts holding the "bucket" to its brackets had to be loosened and the...
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    The headlight case must remain on the bike, since...

    The headlight case must remain on the bike, since it contains all the wiring connections. When I put a Windjammer III on my /5, I removed the headlight and chrome retaining ring. Vetter supplied a...
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    Geoff, thanks for the feedback. Down here the...

    Geoff, thanks for the feedback. Down here the road crews use sand only when it's too cold for salt to work, or when they're running low on salt.

    Snow up there and 3+ inches of rain down here,...
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    US 61 in WI - Snow, Sand, and Waysides

    Yesterday, I four-wheeled up to LaCrosse on US 61. I wasn't too surprised to see the snowdrifts in the shaded hills because of another tough winter. I was surprised to see all the sand on the sides...
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    Many years ago, I had my 1973 LWB R75/5 with...

    Many years ago, I had my 1973 LWB R75/5 with toaster tank converted to a single disc setup. IIRC, the conversion included a different wheel hub and fork tubes. A friend did the conversion and I was...
  11. Thread: The barn Queen

    by ChrisF
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    Mike pretty much covered the main items. Here...

    Mike pretty much covered the main items. Here are a few more -

    SWB vs. LWB. AFAIK, the wheelbase was lengthened in mid-'73 production to provide a more stable ride as part of BMW's "continous...
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    Tupperware and...

    Tupperware and more...http://bmwsporttouring.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/256875/an/0/page/0/gonew/1#UNREAD
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    I can confirm that /5's didn't come with factory...

    I can confirm that /5's didn't come with factory fairings. I bought my R75/5 (silver, toaster, LWB) in September of '73. As Kurt mentioned, there were a number of fairing manufacturers to chose...
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    The seat did come with a curved bar that went...

    The seat did come with a curved bar that went below the cross bar and attached to the main mount. I found the bar to be such a PIA to remove/re-install when I worked on my /5 that I left it off. ...
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    Check here -...

    Check here - http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=15237
  16. Thread: Horney issues!

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    Mark, I put an air horn on my airhead, but it was...

    Mark, I put an air horn on my airhead, but it was a /5 rather than a /6. The current draw of the new horn was higher than the 8A fuse that protected the circuit, so I had to use a relay (plus, I was...
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    Pete, I went from a 1973 LWB R75/5 to a 2004...

    Pete,

    I went from a 1973 LWB R75/5 to a 2004 R1150RT.

    The handling of the new bike is better at any speed except a crawl. It's heavier and has a higher center of gravity, and it's prone to...
  18. Thread: Oil filters?

    by ChrisF
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    The bmwsporttouring website has a sticky topic on...

    The bmwsporttouring website has a sticky topic on alternative oil filters and other parts - http://bmwsporttouring.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/262184/an/0/page/0#Post262184
  19. Thread: too much oil

    by ChrisF
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    IIRC, the distance from the top to the bottom of...

    IIRC, the distance from the top to the bottom of the sight glass represents about 0.5 quart. Approximating the sight glass diameter at 1 inch, 1/8 quart (1/2 cup)would be about 1/4 inch. Get a...
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    When I had my /5, I took advantage of the center...

    When I had my /5, I took advantage of the center hump in the tank along with the connecting hose through the airbox:

    1. I started out with the right petcock on, left off.
    2. When the engine...
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    Years ago, I had my '73 1/2 R75/5 converted from...

    Years ago, I had my '73 1/2 R75/5 converted from the drum brake to a single disk. Although the disk wasn't as "grabby" as the leading-shoe drum, I can't say that it stopped the bike any better. I...
  22. Thread: Spot Free Rinse

    by ChrisF
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    I visited the website, crspotless.com . $189 for...

    I visited the website, crspotless.com . $189 for the medium output wall mount system, and $127 for a set of eight replacement cartridges. Used two at a time, each pair is rated to treat 100...
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    This question appears on the BB at...

    This question appears on the BB at www.bmwsporttouring.com , so you're not alone. Some on that board talk about "doing the dance":

    1. Turn off hot engine and put bike on side stand. Theory -...
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    Glad you asked, 'cause I thought they were down...

    Glad you asked, 'cause I thought they were down by the axle. I found they were the ones by the triple tree after clicking on Stuff2C's link and looked at replies #35 and #58. Now I gotta hope Santa...
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    You can replace just the mirror. Here are the...

    You can replace just the mirror. Here are the part numbers:

    Left - 466 323 13721
    Right - 466 323 13722

    MSRP was $25.50 last year (DAMHIK).
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