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  1. I have been working in BMW dealerships off and on...

    I have been working in BMW dealerships off and on since the mid seventies and have heard mileage stories from many, many people of all kinds. Mid thirties is PERFECTLY normal for that bike and most...
  2. Thread: Oil Filter

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    You can still get the one piece non-oil cooler...

    You can still get the one piece non-oil cooler filter from the dealerships. I did just a few weeks ago. You can also get the o-rings and shims separately as well. Look up the pn's yourself and...
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    Every once in a while I see a lever that is worn...

    Every once in a while I see a lever that is worn and it causes the cable barrel to bind and break the cable. They always wear in the bottom where the material is real thin where the cutout is to get...
  4. Thread: Exhaust?

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    Why do you think the engine ran hot with...

    Why do you think the engine ran hot with 135's????

    Jetting an engine so rich that the next size bigger jet is too rich is bad for power, carbon build up, fuel mileage, and exhaust temp by your...
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    Maybe he has a clogged vent? All the later...

    Maybe he has a clogged vent? All the later models vent through the same speedo bolt. That or his threads have been heli-coiled or something.
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    There is NO need to seal that bolt. I have...

    There is NO need to seal that bolt. I have installed that bole literally hundreds of times with no sealer and have never had such a problem. The oil is coming from his crank breather. I have seen...
  7. Thread: Exhaust?

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    SuperTrapps do like fat needle jets. I would...

    SuperTrapps do like fat needle jets. I would make sure it doesn't "blip" just as well on 270's or 272's. I would go back to a 135 main. Leaner is ALWAYS more power till it melts or doesn't run...
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    Most of the time intermittent fast idle is from...

    Most of the time intermittent fast idle is from varying engine temp. Very often they only do it when good and hot and usually in those cases just a tad slower idle and/or a bit usually richer idle...
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    There is definitely no official cutoff although I...

    There is definitely no official cutoff although I would say that most lump the '81 and later model bikes together as "late Models".
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    It sounds like you know the ropes. I...

    It sounds like you know the ropes. I OCCASIONALLY learn something from the idiotnet as well. You just need to pull your waders up to your neck!

    My advise would be to remember that being a...
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    Replacing the seals with the same crap...

    Replacing the seals with the same crap aftermarket seals that are very prone to splitting will get you right back to where you are now better and faster.
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    99% percent of the time your exact symptoms are...

    99% percent of the time your exact symptoms are carb setup and not a sticking advance. Shutting of your engine and then re-starting it to a normal idle is what they do when the idle adjustments are...
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    There is a service bulletin that recommend...

    There is a service bulletin that recommend something like WD40 sprayed at the weights through the inspection cap. It is not hard to do. This is an often stated problem that I almost never see. ...
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    Tom is right that the push rod tubes are...

    Tom is right that the push rod tubes are sometimes not seated to the correct depth but he doesn't mention that "tightening up the seals" is really only for the models that have a separate and...
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    Loud pipes keep instant bikers from being...

    Loud pipes keep instant bikers from being rear-ended by deaf old ladies. If loud pipes really saved lives, they would point forward. If I ever get a Milwaukee ass hammer, I am going to put a...
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    The cap itself isn't vented but, of course, the...

    The cap itself isn't vented but, of course, the tank is through the vent hose that comes out the bottom. I like the setup. I can leave my tank bag on always and it doesn't fill up with fumes!
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    Those splines always have a lot of rust on them...

    Those splines always have a lot of rust on them unless they JUST got lubed. I have seen countless very rusty splines in perfect shape. I have seen catastrophic failure of splines that got regularly...
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    They are suppose to go along both sides of the...

    They are suppose to go along both sides of the battery and down the frame to the muffler hangers. Both hangers have a cutout right behind the main frame tube. One muffler hanger has a slightly...
  19. Man! I just read parkhouse's oil filter article...

    Man! I just read parkhouse's oil filter article and it has some serious issues!!!! The biggest one is his photo of what the o-ring is suppose to look like. I have only seen a couple compressed...
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    Now we are making more sense.

    Now we are making more sense.
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    It doesn't work like that. If the spring can't...

    It doesn't work like that. If the spring can't get the friction plate to slide back on the shaft the whole setup has got problems that no lubing is going to fix!

    As far as his problem is...
  22. I don't think the cooler and thermo holds 250cc. ...

    I don't think the cooler and thermo holds 250cc. Personally, I don't worry about what little oil is in the cooler.

    If you want to prime the filter and cooler, turn your engine over without...
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    How do grabby splines cause the clutch to...

    How do grabby splines cause the clutch to slip???????

    Grabby splines cause problems with the clutch disengaging not engaging.

    Unless you have a K75, I think lubing splines is HIGHLY...
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    That is not true!!!!!! TONS of post '76...

    That is not true!!!!!!

    TONS of post '76 bikes came brand new from the factory with gaskets AND the proper squish on the o-ring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Forums?!?!?!?!?!?!

    The o-ring should be...
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    I for one am highly suspect.

    I for one am highly suspect.
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