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    I agree with chasman. It looks like either an EZ...

    I agree with chasman. It looks like either an EZ Berg or Mustang seat. I bought a seat from EZ when I lived in San Diego in the early 80's for a R100/7 and it was very similar to this seat.
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    I have had petcocks that leaked very slightly...

    I have had petcocks that leaked very slightly around the area of the black cap. The gasket would leak just enough to smell and feel a very small amount of gas and then stop................only to do...
  3. Thread: Repaired wheels

    by SCJACK
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    I bought a 1981 R100 a couple of years ago and...

    I bought a 1981 R100 a couple of years ago and discovered that the rear wheel (snowflake type) was out of round: most likely from hitting a pothole. I took it to a local man who specializes in...
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    I bought an 81 R100RT last year that has a Corbin...

    I bought an 81 R100RT last year that has a Corbin seat that has been re-done by Sargent Seat. It's very comfortable and looks pretty good too. I've owned a couple of Corbin seats over the years and...
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    Doesn't sound "tongue in cheek" to me. Sounds...

    Doesn't sound "tongue in cheek" to me. Sounds like a grouchy old man who's standing on his soap box ranting about airhead values.........and he doesn't have a clue what he's talking about. Of...
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    It's an interesting ad since he's been a member...

    It's an interesting ad since he's been a member since 2006 and this is his very first post...........and he shows that he's selling a 1984 R100 but he shows the engine size as 750cc. i.e., he...
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    It's directly related to the tank venting based...

    It's directly related to the tank venting based on your description of when it happens.
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    When I took the switch apart, one of the little...

    When I took the switch apart, one of the little contacts was slightly worn and had NO grease on it so I cleaned it well and put more conductive grease on it. I also know which wires to pull from the...
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    The current switch is a BMW switch and has been...

    The current switch is a BMW switch and has been mounted in the correct place for a non-RT model. I guess I'll just have to pony up the $100+ for a switch that shouldn't cost more than $20 if I...
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    Ignition switch replacement?

    I have a 1981 R100RT/fairing removed and the keyed ignition switch is now on the left side of the headlight (moved by previous owner). The switch has been cutting in and out for the last week so I...
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    Hmmmm..........never received one of those...

    Hmmmm..........never received one of those stickers when I had Russell build a saddle for me. Russell was sold several years ago so it could be from the previous Russell company if the present one...
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    Russell seats are built on the pan that is sent...

    Russell seats are built on the pan that is sent to them from the bikes owner. They do not supply a pan. (like Corbin) That seat appears to be from a /6 or /7. If the seat was built many years ago,...
  13. My first BMW (1976) was a Daytona Orange R90S. ...

    My first BMW (1976) was a Daytona Orange R90S. Loved it and wish that I had never sold it. Enjoy! That's a beauty.
  14. Thread: Easy Clutch

    by SCJACK
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    I bought one back in the early eighties and used...

    I bought one back in the early eighties and used it for several years on a /7. Worked great and never had any problems with it.
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    Here's a paper re. DOT 5. There's plenty of info...

    Here's a paper re. DOT 5. There's plenty of info available by Googling DOT 5 brake fluid.
    http://www.gabma.us/docs/dot5.pdf
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    A guy that I used to ride with bought a used...

    A guy that I used to ride with bought a used R100/7 around 10-12 years ago. Within a year, the front disc brake started getting very spongy feeling so he changed the fluid and it looked really funny...
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    Yes, that is a problem and probably THE source of...

    Yes, that is a problem and probably THE source of your problem. Easy fix.
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    My current set of tires have around 1000 miles of...

    My current set of tires have around 1000 miles of use left on them so I recently bought a set of Avons. I'm waiting for the weather to cool down so I can mount them. I have never used Avons but...
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    Every bike that comes up for sale is a different...

    Every bike that comes up for sale is a different animal. One may have a bunch of new parts such as the starter, top end job, alternator, etc that have been replaced whereas another may be close to...
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    Replace it immediately. It could break and then...

    Replace it immediately. It could break and then you'll have a much larger problem.
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    Are you positive that you have Karcoma petcocks? ...

    Are you positive that you have Karcoma petcocks? BMW used five different brands of petcocks:
    See this page: http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/fuelfltrs&petcocks.htm
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    Clean or replace the starter relay.

    Clean or replace the starter relay.
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    I have been using 75/140 full synthetic (Amsoil)...

    I have been using 75/140 full synthetic (Amsoil) for around the last ten years with both airheads and oilheads. The tranny shifts much smoother than with 80-90W. YMMV
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    My opinion is that the price is waaaaay too high....

    My opinion is that the price is waaaaay too high. If the service records and everything else checks out and the bike is in VGC, (doesn't need tires, etc) I think it's worth a maximum of $4500 in...
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    I have had Spiegler SS brake lines on three...

    I have had Spiegler SS brake lines on three airheads including my present ride (1981 R100 RT) and they are worth the money. Once you've felt the difference, you probably won't own another airhead...
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