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    Just be sure to apply a bit to the tray, let it...

    Just be sure to apply a bit to the tray, let it dry till tacky, and do the same for both surfaces, then stick together. (Just read the directions on the weather stripping glue. it explains this)
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  2. Thread: Good parts source?

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    I've read quite a few negative comments about...

    I've read quite a few negative comments about motobins. Most comments are about receiving after-market parts (non OEM).

    I've had no personal experience with them though. Just thought others...
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    I 100th this idea. I'm a youngster who...

    I 100th this idea. I'm a youngster who recently (two years ago) fell in love with airheads. I want to continue to keep these wonderful machines alive and kicking. Would love the opportunity to...
  4. Great post Barron. Thanks for the info. I...

    Great post Barron. Thanks for the info. I went to syncing again tonight and overall so far its pretty good. My sync job by ear is not perfect, but I got rid of the after-fire that was...
  5. Just an update guys. Tried to use the method...

    Just an update guys. Tried to use the method Kurt Mentioned, but it was too risky.

    Almost impossible to get the needle jet positioned properly for the needle to just slide in.

    I ended up...
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    R75/5 CV Carbs: Base Idle Stop Settings?

    Hey all,

    So was doing a carb sync tonight using the ol' 'ear method' and a few questions came to mind.



    1. What is a good base setting to start with, for the idle stop / speed screw?
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  7. Ok that makes perfect sense! Hah, thanks Kurt.

    Ok that makes perfect sense! Hah, thanks Kurt.
  8. Another HUGE issue for me is that none of the BMW...

    Another HUGE issue for me is that none of the BMW riding gear has photos taken by real people (not pros) of what the gear looks like.


    Im all for high gloss production value photos, but those...
  9. Yeah, it's pretty straight forward. I mostly...

    Yeah, it's pretty straight forward.

    I mostly wanted to be cautious as I had heard some say you shouldnt do this procedure without removing the slide/needle assembly. Something about bending the...
  10. Replacing needle jet with carbs still attached? R75/5

    Hey all,

    Did a carb rebuild a few months ago but didnt replace the needle jets at the time of rebuilding. I've finally got all new needle jets and wanted to replace them.


    Is it acceptable...
  11. Problem Removing Rivet for R75/5 Gas Cap Gasket

    Hey guys,

    Yeah its me again.. (ugh i know).


    I went to replace the cork gasket on my gasp cap tonight and got myself into a pickle. Grounded the edges off the rivet so I could pull it out...
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    The issue that I have with the amount of vertical...

    The issue that I have with the amount of vertical wiggle on my clutch lever, is that it is considerably more than the brake lever. Enough where I know that it should not be as loose as it is. ...
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    I'd say its somewhere between 10-15mm in vertical...

    I'd say its somewhere between 10-15mm in vertical wiggle. I'll double check when I get home.
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    Awesome! Thanks Lew!

    Awesome! Thanks Lew!
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    Clutch Lever Vertical Wiggle

    Hey all,

    So I've had a bit of vertical wiggle / vertical freeplay on my R75/5's clutch lever for some time. I finally go around to take it apart and replace the spring washer. Turns out the...
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    Hey Lew! I'll be honest, I havnt really had any...

    Hey Lew! I'll be honest, I havnt really had any experience with body fillers, primer/surfacers at all.

    That being said, if I took the time to learn I'm sure I'd do it good. I'm a pretty...
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    Restoration of Craven Golden Arrow Panniers?

    Does anyone have experience with restoring craven fiberglass panniers? Wanting to restore this pair for my R75/5 (1971).

    I have a pair in pretty good condition that i want to get in tip-top...
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    Great thread so far! I'm originally from...

    Great thread so far! I'm originally from Arkansas (living out in SoCal now). Cool to see other BMW owners out there!


    Keep us posted with more photos, etc!
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    Good to know! Thanks, David.

    Good to know! Thanks, David.
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    Hey dennis, that is the problem, the old cable...

    Hey dennis, that is the problem, the old cable was already removed and new one installed. (We were stuck out on the road at night).

    Was hoping to get replies of how other people routed their...
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    Hey Kurt, Yeah it broke at the lever. I...

    Hey Kurt,

    Yeah it broke at the lever.

    I looked down at the lever and it was frayed out. I had literally three strands left.

    So what portion should be lubed, the rounded insert that the...
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    /5 Clutch Cable Routing

    Hey all,

    This is for those with low bars on their /5.

    I had a clutch cable snap on me yesterday and a friend replaced the old one, but I didnt get a chance to snap a photo of the original...
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    Thanks for the info. Definitely helps for next...

    Thanks for the info. Definitely helps for next time, but I am more curious if the carbs is irreversibly corroded or not.
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    /5 32mm Bing Carb Stained from Simple Green?

    Hey all,

    So I have a carburetor body that I am working on rebuilding (replacing all parts o rings/etc with new).

    So I disassembled the carburetor and soaked it in a 5:1 simple green solution.
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  25. Ahah! This makes total sense now! Sad the...

    Ahah! This makes total sense now! Sad the bmw microfiche shows the nut in the diagram but they put it below the hella connector and even then it isnt available by any dealerships or listed as an...
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