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    JB Weld

    I did the same thing a month after I bought my bike. I was able to fill the scratches with JBWeld and then paint over them with 'German Wheel Paint' from Griots Garage. The paint matched perfectly...
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    Great pictures, fantastic event, and a lot of...

    Great pictures, fantastic event, and a lot of fun. Thanks for hosting this Darryl, and for the awesome Ribs.
    Rick
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    I shoved a screwdriver shank in to expand it. Too...

    I shoved a screwdriver shank in to expand it. Too far for comfort.

    DW, that makes sense. The yoke would fit nicely with 36mm tubes. Now what? I guess I'll wait until Ted is back in town and see...
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    Fork Tubes, yoke replacement

    I'm doing long deferred maintenance on my 85 R80 and tumbled into a problem.

    I replaced the steering yoke with one from ebay (same part number as the original). It's been bead blasted and the...
  5. My dad always said start with the basics... This...

    My dad always said start with the basics... This bike is new to me and it was ridden hard and never put away. I don't yet trust it.
    When I started looking into the problem I heard an occaisional...
  6. Headlights or brakelights- electrical problem

    Hi folks,
    The bike in question is an '85 R80. The problem is that when the headlight switch is in the high position (all the way down) my brake lights and turn signals work. In the low-beam position...
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    My bike is an 85 RT. I bought a non-working tach...

    My bike is an 85 RT. I bought a non-working tach thinking that they were all the same. Silly me.

    So last night I looked for tabs and found none. Then I got violent and started prying. The metal...
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    I'll try that tonight. Did you have an super...

    I'll try that tonight. Did you have an super duper prying tools to get under there with?
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    removing tach needle

    Hey floks,
    I bought a broken tach to strip needle from and use it to replace the broken needle on my working tach. All is well until I tried to remove the needle. I was hoping it would merely pull...
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    I just posted a message to Bob's BMW to see what...

    I just posted a message to Bob's BMW to see what they know. Thanks guys.
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    Hard case interchangeability

    I just found what I think is a good deal on some BMW hard cases from a late 80s K1000. I have an 85 R80 standard, no racks no nothin'. Does anyone know if these are the same cases that would be used...
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    Sticky: Dan, Great looking bike. What kind of windscreen...

    Dan, Great looking bike. What kind of windscreen is that?
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    New throttle cables went on today. Plenty of...

    New throttle cables went on today. Plenty of slack if needed. Life is as it was meant to be.
  14. Nothing less than pheeenominal. My hat is off to...

    Nothing less than pheeenominal. My hat is off to you. Great workmanship.
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    Oh yeah, and the fray I referred to is the metal...

    Oh yeah, and the fray I referred to is the metal spiral wound liner in the cable that keeps it from compressing. It wasn't so much frayed as it was stretched such that the cable housing is longer...
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    The barrel was screwed in all the way and the...

    The barrel was screwed in all the way and the cable was still slack. The only way to screw it in further was to remove the lock nut. Since the locknut won't slide over the lead doober at the end of...
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    It very well could be a mongrel bike. It's 23...

    It very well could be a mongrel bike. It's 23 years old and who know how many owners have done what. It does have the throttle grip with both cables coming out and one each routed directly to the...
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    It is a monoshock. I will try the 'locknut on...

    It is a monoshock. I will try the 'locknut on the bottom' approach and reinspect the cable ends to make sure they are seated all the way. I thought they were, but honestly did not think about junk...
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    Well that is the problem- I've been riding on...

    Well that is the problem- I've been riding on reserve. I love simple solutuions! Thanks. Can you tell I've only had it a few weeks and it's my first bike???
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    That's a good idea. I have indeed been all over...

    That's a good idea. I have indeed been all over the cables and there are no kinks nor twists. I can't think of anything on the carbs that would explain it. I'll try swapping the cables and see what...
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    That makes sense. It's so befuddling to me that...

    That makes sense. It's so befuddling to me that the solution must be obvious. I'm setting the switch such that the long end of the handle points 12:00 and the short pointy end at 6:00. I think I will...
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    Thanks Kurt. I have the model where the two...

    Thanks Kurt. I have the model where the two cables both run to the throttle grip. I've opened that and the cam aligns with the index on the grip, both cables are seated in the connector at the end of...
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    Carb synch- cables

    All the various carb synch articles say to ensure 4mm of slack in the throttle cables prior to adjusting the carbs. My right side throttle cable adjuster is screwed all the way in (max slack) but...
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    Reserve not reserving

    I have run out of fuel twice now because my reserve doesn't work. The first time I attributed it to the rust and other gunk that was clogging the petcock/fuel filter. After cleaning the tank,...
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