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  1. I took a wrong and just kept on going...till I...

    I took a wrong and just kept on going...till I got here.
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    "I don't always ride a motorcycle, but when I do, I prefer BMW."

    -The Smartest Man in the World
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    I jumpered the + and - posts on the...

    I jumpered the + and - posts on the solenoid--starter cranked OK.

    The lingering problem was the new starter relay not pulling in with the ignition switch on, but it would with it off.

    Wrong...
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    I'm getting 12.73 V everywhere in the system.

    I'm getting 12.73 V everywhere in the system.
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    R 65 Electrical Gremlin

    Last fall bike started, then stalled. Starter engaged and gave a couple revolutions then quit.

    Switched off key, tried again, nothing: no lights of any kind and no starter.

    Took apart...
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    It seems much of the thread relates to hard...

    It seems much of the thread relates to hard braking in corners. I think we'e asking too much of mechanical systems when we expect them to defy certain laws of physics.


    In my limited experience,...
  7. Oops; I misread! Thought you were looking for a...

    Oops; I misread! Thought you were looking for a way to do what I did.

    I remember hearing a rumor about engine/tranny misalignment being the cause of fast clutch wear, but can't remember model or...
  8. I pulled the starter, and the opening allowed me...

    I pulled the starter, and the opening allowed me to get enough of my vernier caliper jaws onto the friction plate to get consistent readings. I re-set and remeasured at least 4 times. I can't recall...
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    Try www.re-psycle.com. I took the mirrors to a...

    Try www.re-psycle.com.

    I took the mirrors to a glass shop and got flat ones made for 10.00 each. I just glued them over the broken ones with some real sticky stuff. (I can only cut glass in...
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    It sounds like engine parts scraping and being...

    It sounds like engine parts scraping and being transmitted through the exhaust pipes, but I'll check the alt. nuts.


    thanks
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    It sounds like rings passing through a dry...

    It sounds like rings passing through a dry cylinder.

    It's a metal to metal screech that if you've never heard, would probably not understand from a written description.

    Replacing airhead rings...
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    88 K75S Engine Noise

    It has ~90K; I bought it last winter and don't ride it much.

    So far it always starts easily and runs well.

    I just noticed a strange noise--it's like when you start an airhead after installing...
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    It's a tough call because there are no clear...

    It's a tough call because there are no clear symptoms, and the sensor is expensive (~200.00).

    When I installed mine, I took the extra precaution of wrapping the wiring in foil tape (used to seal...
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    Progress

    Apparently Clymer should show a normally closed kill switch.

    I jumpered a few conectors and got the headlight relay to chatter. (I guess 12.6V through dirty terminals wasn't enough to close it.)
    ...
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    I have a 98 RT that quit after overheating when...

    I have a 98 RT that quit after overheating when synching TB's with a fan. Pipes got cherry red.

    I was told the HES was the problem, but didn't believe it. The wires looked good, but once I started...
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    R65 Kill Switch?

    I started the bike, then killed it, then tried to start it again. It crank and almost took off, then it quit and no lights were on.

    I checked ignition switch: I get 12 V where I should (12.6), and...
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    A couple more thoughts: Doing long days...

    A couple more thoughts:

    Doing long days heading west will pay off with more time where you want to be. If you've never run 800+ miles days, you might want to take a look at the 29 Tips found at...
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    I used tape for a while, but decided that...

    I used tape for a while, but decided that allowing the mirror to break away from its mount might spare it more severe damage.

    I have an HB mounted mirror on the left side partly for a wider view...
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    I used a bit of bent wire to shim out the posts....

    I used a bit of bent wire to shim out the posts. (The force of the fall(s!) seems to have bent the plate the posts bolt to.) I had replaced the posts, but that wasn't the problem.

    Used a tiny wire...
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    I love my airhead, but I ride my oiler. I can go...

    I love my airhead, but I ride my oiler. I can go farther, faster, safer. But I still love my airhead!
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    End of Story

    Got it all back together. Went with 5 wt oil. Much better, but a bit stiffer than I'd like for the long days I put in. I think maybe a PO was heavier than I am and went w HD Progressive springs. Set...
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    The clutch cable broke in my garage while trying...

    The clutch cable broke in my garage while trying to adjust for better ergos. The cable strands breaking off and unraveling were creating excess resistance in the sheath.

    All my bikes have a spare...
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    Great stuff, Lee, I replaced FF, but didn't...

    Great stuff, Lee,

    I replaced FF, but didn't know about vib. damper.

    Didn't see the plastic washer on your list, so maybe Clymer is FoS on that. Happens.

    PO had screen over expanded metal in...
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    Thanks guys, I guess the rods/valving are...

    Thanks guys,

    I guess the rods/valving are correct. But any thoughts on the lack of the plastic valve washers? It looks like they would create even more restriction.

    When I noticed the...
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    Damper Rod Q's '88 K75S

    '88 K75S

    I found 2 different damper rod valve assemblies, and neither is exactly like the pics in Clymers.

    L side= aluminum valve housing, O-ring valve w light spring, no plastic valve washer...
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