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  1. I-57 south of Kankakee, Illinois; runs...

    I-57 south of Kankakee, Illinois; runs north-south, a billiard table would be hard pressed to be as flat... and with an almost unobstructed, thousand mile run off the great plains the wind is...
  2. ... which you have dutifully pre-installed along...

    ... which you have dutifully pre-installed along side the "working" cable (with the ends taped over, of course), ready to be swapped over, on a cold and rainy night, in less than five minutes.

    ...
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    The dampening rubbers are not shown for the /5...

    The dampening rubbers are not shown for the /5 because there are none.

    That isn't to say that they might not be able to be installed.

    BTW, the post is over a year old. I wonder if the OP...
  4. Thread: unknown BMW

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    Truer words...

    Truer words...
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    Admittedly, not one of the Vetter crews finest...

    Admittedly, not one of the Vetter crews finest installation details... .. :whistle

    Of course, to do it right*, would have required the installer to totally disassemble the front end all the way...
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    Just so we're clear... With the front of the...

    Just so we're clear...

    With the front of the key pointed to the left you have:

    Lo-beam - on (down)
    Hi-beam - up
    Passing - momentary "down"


    With the front of the key pointed to the right:
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    other than the oem? ...

    other than the oem?

    http://motoprofi.com/imgs/a/a/j/b/q/bmw_r_100_gspd_1993_1_lgw.jpg

    I googled "motorcycle leg shields"; unfortunately no manufacturer names - pretty obviously European
    ...
  8. Thread: advise please

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    I would hazard to say that any brake that can put...

    I would hazard to say that any brake that can put you over the handlebars is not poor. When fitted with "modern" brake shoes, and adjusted properly, /5 front brakes are more than capable of doing...
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    Which one did you replace it with? SWB...

    Which one did you replace it with?

    SWB sub-frame (reference)
    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/$(KGrHqQOKm8E1ShZNZPsBNdWpkd)Nw~~_12.JPG

    Beside the welded in drive shaft tube section this is one of the...
  10. Thread: Perception

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    Opinion

    It took me all of fifteen seconds to find that link myself by simply googling the quote itself.

    Considering that the originator of that thread was seriously considering the purchase of R9T, and...
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    That's pretty much the situation I have. Lots of...

    That's pretty much the situation I have. Lots of wear on the plastic where it's vibrated against the mount tubes, a bit of wear in the turnsignal recesses, where the #%$*&! bags have touched the...
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    Thanks for that bit of information. My Krausers...

    Thanks for that bit of information. My Krausers were/are pretty old, you can tell from the "open" style latch plate. They also have an aluminum plate riveted to the same place. The "newer" Krausers...
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    So, whatcha find out??

    So, whatcha find out??
  14. Thread: 73 R60/5 Seat

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    If your trim is in good condition I'd start with...

    If your trim is in good condition I'd start with 400 grit. Scotch Brite pads work well too if you don't need to remove a lot of material.

    Those tiny little t-bolts tend to corrode pretty quickly...
  15. Thread: 73 R60/5 Seat

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    What Kurt said. If you are referring to items...

    What Kurt said.

    If you are referring to items #10 and 18 below,

    http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/Diagrams/B0001814.png?v=04282014

    They are extruded aluminum and held onto the seat pan...
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    ah, but you know what happens when we assume......

    ah, but you know what happens when we assume... .. . :bolt

    No, I haven't got them yet. Still trying to determine exactly what hardware is required. Closer-er, and closer-er though.;)

    One...
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    Posting some detail information for anyone that...

    Posting some detail information for anyone that may need it.

    The installation instructions for the frame mounting adapter .
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    Vista cruise control ...

    Vista cruise control

    https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSyv_qQWWvArGP52plLtVGKenxHTtNOd vHsqBUGr4bxPFvXLAW2Dg

    CrampBuster
    ...
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    I was trying to locate that thread Barron. ...

    I was trying to locate that thread Barron.



    A stick type tire gauge - because they are simple, and fit in the tool roll nicely

    .006" and .008" feeler gauges

    one of those tiny flat-blade...
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    Thanks for the input guys. It was what I was...

    Thanks for the input guys. It was what I was hoping to hear.

    My hardware has the two tabs on it, so this should be an easy conversion.
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    New "Krauser" cases by Siebenrock

    My OEM Krausers finally bit it; cracks around the front mounting hardware bosses extending into the portion of the bag that fits into the mounting frame "loop". Its terminal, and it's on both bags....
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    Easy enough to check too. Just be careful if you...

    Easy enough to check too. Just be careful if you crack the filler cap open at speed.
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    Not much meat down there considering what gets...

    Not much meat down there considering what gets hung on it, especially if you ride two-up; my wife is short and always used the passenger pegs as boarding steps.
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    When you get all the way down to raw, check the...

    When you get all the way down to raw, check the areas indicated by the arrows; perfect locations to start a crack.

    But me thinks you know about that already...
  25. Thread: At what point.

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    My trusty old /5 makes about that, probably...

    My trusty old /5 makes about that, probably somewhat less than that by now. It's enough, for me. And if I need to, I can field-strip the Bings beside the road. Tool roll, spare points, a condenser,...
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