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    I don't think I'd trust JB Weld to hold. It...

    I don't think I'd trust JB Weld to hold. It might, but wouldn't want to chance it.

    Someone near you must have a spot welder who can tack them back on. Or braze them on, that's easy - and could be...
  2. Thread: GPS Mount Advice

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    I used to use a ram mount off the mirror mount on...

    I used to use a ram mount off the mirror mount on the perch on my 77RS.

    It worked ok, but I wasn't all that pleased with it.

    Then I came up with a simple solution - a piece of stainless sheet...
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    Stan gave good advice! It may just be the bulb....

    Stan gave good advice! It may just be the bulb. Or it can be the bulb holder/socket. Or it can be the trace on the light board. If you're good with a volt/ohm meter, checking these things out is a...
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    What broke? Describe what happened. Did the...

    What broke? Describe what happened. Did the odometer fail? (unlike the newer ones, the /5 odos seem to seldom stop working). Commonly the lube dries up, bushings/shafts run metal to metal, and next...
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    I've also seen electronic tachs on ebay that can...

    I've also seen electronic tachs on ebay that can be switched for any number of cylinders. They're not that expensive.
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    Probably replacing the rear main or oil pump seals

    Probably replacing the rear main or oil pump seals
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    Could you be more specific? What parts? Some...

    Could you be more specific? What parts? Some things sell for 1/10th BMW's price, others 2/3rds. And then there are things no longer available and don't show up used very often that sell for four...
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    The cleanest solution, and simplest, is one line...

    The cleanest solution, and simplest, is one line from the master to the right side caliper. Just a bit above the fender there's a T fitting and a second line attaches there to the left side caliper....
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    Good thing you noticed and didn't just try to...

    Good thing you noticed and didn't just try to bolt it back up and cinch it down!!!

    It may seem like a lot of extra trouble at this point but it could be much MUCH worse! I've also done a clutch...
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    I agree with all that. ;) Namely - two...

    I agree with all that. ;)

    Namely - two separate issues. And you found one of them - the loose plug. And the other is most likely the ground. When several things stop working or there are multiple...
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    Keihan in England makes a good LS copy in...

    Keihan in England makes a good LS copy in Stainless. They don't always have them, in which case you might have to wait six months for them to run another batch.

    As for black - you might have to...
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    I find your results baffling. First off, the...

    I find your results baffling.

    First off, the higher the pressure, the less heat generated.

    If your tire pressure was increasing less than ten percent, then the pressure needs to go down. Not...
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    A good rule of thumb: Tire pressure will rise...

    A good rule of thumb:

    Tire pressure will rise when warmed up - so the rule is the front should rise 8% and the rear 12%.

    My gauges aren't that accurate, so I leave it at 10% front and back.
    ...
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    When resistance builds up in the gear train...

    When resistance builds up in the gear train (shafts corroded, old sticky grease) then the gear slips on the shaft instead of turning it. It's one thing to fix the slipping gear, but addressing the...
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    DANG! Is that sucker ever UG leeeeee!!!! And...

    DANG! Is that sucker ever UG leeeeee!!!!

    And there the builder is beating his own drum: "Stunning BMW R100 Airhead based on architect Mies Van Der Rohe's principals that 'Less is more'!"

    Yeah,...
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    Sticky: The front has a 'sharper' cut than the rear which...

    The front has a 'sharper' cut than the rear which is more blunted. The back is more square to the tire. Visually, draw in a radius (axle to tire) to either end of the fender and you'll see what I...
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    Unless everything's been cleaned up, it doesn't...

    Unless everything's been cleaned up, it doesn't appear to be. As long as the hose isn't split and is sealing off the crankcase, the mess won't be coming from there.

    Usually just taking a look will...
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    I rarely have any trouble with the butterfly...

    I rarely have any trouble with the butterfly o-rings and think I've only replaced them maybe two times. I've had airhead beemers since 1990 and have had at least 30 of them and fixed quite a few for...
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    They can be dismantled and cleaned. The...

    They can be dismantled and cleaned. The electrical contacts (points) that make the thing work are hidden from view deep inside, but they can still be cleaned up.

    However, I wouldn't tear the thing...
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    The R80 is known for it's smoothness, so...

    The R80 is known for it's smoothness, so something aint right if yours is buzzing.

    I'm guessing the carbs aren't in synch. You'll be amazed what a difference it makes having them properly...
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    Interesting solution! I've replaced the plug with...

    Interesting solution! I've replaced the plug with a good used one to handle a similar problem, but your idea seems much simpler. I like the idea of drilling a hole through to the back side - and...
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    Since neither the foot or hand brake switches are...

    Since neither the foot or hand brake switches are working, I'd check the ground first. As I recall, newer bikes have the brake switches in the ground loop, not the hot side like the /5.
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    Did you ever get this sorted out? Was it a break...

    Did you ever get this sorted out? Was it a break in the wiring harness under the steering head?
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    Of course the part numbers will be different!...

    Of course the part numbers will be different! Each one is unique with different tabs and mounting points for various items. Things changed over the years...

    The frames are different for the...
  25. Thread: 84 r100rs gauges

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    All of the electronic tachs have the same wiring...

    All of the electronic tachs have the same wiring connections.
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