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    were are taking R80 G/S and not R80 GS Basic...

    were are taking R80 G/S and not R80 GS Basic right??? My 1st choice for gasket sealer would be Hylomar, or 2nd choice permatex. Stay away from silicone. Make sure the surfaces are good and clean with...
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    I have both a R1150RS and R80 G/S. The G/S...

    I have both a R1150RS and R80 G/S.

    The G/S gets more use, around town, secondary roads plus, exploring gravel, fire roads and dirt roads. But it's a dual sport bike. It require a little more...
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    I would replace the clutch slave while your in...

    I would replace the clutch slave while your in there....I had mine fail early on in the bike's life, a leaking slave can ruin the clutch....

    of course inspect the clutch for wear and replace if...
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    only have an R1150RS, which has a more relaxed...

    only have an R1150RS, which has a more relaxed riding positon, so if your tall would be more comfortable. RS sport touring,,,S sport, pretty much sums it up
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    the OEM neutral switches are junk, I've have...

    the OEM neutral switches are junk, I've have three that lasted one year or less. The aftermarket brass ones are better. On three ..or is it four years on it. Hucky's sells them ($25) also Motobins,...
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    It's such a small area I think you could get away...

    It's such a small area I think you could get away with 5 minute epoxy to fill and sand. The pict looks like there is enough material left for strength. If you buy fiber glass or even bonda your...
  7. 1993-2001 (?) R1100's- early R1100's had a better...

    1993-2001 (?) R1100's- early R1100's had a better tranny, not sure the designation though, surging issues on all 1100's. Clunky shifting. Cable clutch, (+/-)
    R100RS colors-
    Avus Black Scheme Code:...
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    If you don't require mind blowing acceleration,...

    If you don't require mind blowing acceleration, then buy it. Airheads require a little more hands on mechanic work than later bikes, but they are so easy to work on there is no need to pay...
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    Maybe try Beemer Boneyard???

    Maybe try Beemer Boneyard???
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    I can't say for sure about the battery or...

    I can't say for sure about the battery or starter, but a one year old battery "should" be good. I had an 04 R1150RS starter fail, seemed like bad battery symptoms and wasn't. Two known weak points on...
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    well obviously your results may vary... I've...

    well obviously your results may vary... I've taken great care to lightly sanded or honed those being rebuilt and inspected inner surfaces for nicks and such still have had them leak. I don't rebuild...
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    if you rebuild give yourself a 50% chance of it...

    if you rebuild give yourself a 50% chance of it holding up for a year or less....just my experience on rebuilding MC's. Check with Motobins for a price of a new one. They are usually quite a bit...
  13. Thread: Which GS?

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    The 100GS will be cheaper to maintain, but will...

    The 100GS will be cheaper to maintain, but will require more basic maintenance than the 1150. The 100GS is easier to work on for mechanically minded people. Lighter off road and will take more off...
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    the R100GS front bolts right up. Just a couple of...

    the R100GS front bolts right up. Just a couple of minor things, the G/S lower headlight bracket is shorter than the GS so either make one or buy one. Turn signal mounts are different on the latter...
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    For the Acerbis fender just about any for a bike...

    For the Acerbis fender just about any for a bike with a 21" front wheel will do. I think I sourced one from like a Honda 450CR...just poke around on eby and get one. The HPN/Acerbis tanks are hard to...
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    iI f you fully restore it then you might be more...

    iI f you fully restore it then you might be more concerned about wear and tear to much to enjoy ridding off road. If wanting to enjoy the bike...how about taking care of any major corrosion, and...
  17. exactly what happened to mine a couple of years...

    exactly what happened to mine a couple of years ago.
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    If I recall correctly the recommended interval is...

    If I recall correctly the recommended interval is yearly for the lower brake system and bi-annual for the complete system, upper and lower. That being said I only do mine every 2 years. If the bike...
  19. another vote for inspecting the starter motor,...

    another vote for inspecting the starter motor, could be loose magnets, or the gear reduction making contact w/ the armature.
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    When rebuilding MC you have maybe a 50% chance of...

    When rebuilding MC you have maybe a 50% chance of it not leaking. So you might want to consider that when rebuilding. New prices in the states are quite expensive, check w/ motobins you may be...
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    worst case you can buy a car battery and use it...

    worst case you can buy a car battery and use it until it almost goes dead then charge from an outlet.
  22. I wouldn't even take into consideration points or...

    I wouldn't even take into consideration points or electronic ignition, may arguments for both..124,000 miles on my electronic ignition...points won't last that long..:laugh
  23. I assume your drive shaft housing is in an oil...

    I assume your drive shaft housing is in an oil bath??? Do you have the old style clamp? If so when tightening it up the rubber will wrinkle under the screw allowing oil to ooze out. The newer style...
  24. I've had a 70 T100C, and currently have a R1150RS...

    I've had a 70 T100C, and currently have a R1150RS and R80 G/S mono. My take on the Mono vs the T100C, the T100C was a great bike in town but not much fun to ride on back roads as it would start...
  25. most likely it's a lean stmble when opening the...

    most likely it's a lean stmble when opening the throttle, try backing out the air fuel idles screw about 1/16 of a turn, see if that helps.
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