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  1. Jason, Been following your thread. I say Ride...

    Jason,

    Been following your thread. I say Ride it. Allow yourself and the bike some time to get acquainted with each other after some of the work you've done. Put it to work, get some air moving...
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    Happy to help out Slim. I'm also happy to see...

    Happy to help out Slim. I'm also happy to see you share an interest in those often overlooked and important seals.

    I try to replace mine annually and keep an eye on the top hats for wear grooves...
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    Slim, Don't be fooled by the Fiche Schematics...

    Slim,

    Don't be fooled by the Fiche Schematics to be used for assembly, they are a valuable visual tool but not necessarily intended for the reason of assembly order. Those schematics have ...
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    Slim, Some of these seals get superseded from...

    Slim,

    Some of these seals get superseded from time to time and get replaced with alternate part numbers. Here's some info I have on a recent wheel bearing project I did on a 1981 R100RS with...
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    I just ordered the Volt and Clock gauges from...

    I just ordered the Volt and Clock gauges from eGauges.com. Not installed - yet.

    Careful what clock you purchase if you want to adjust from front bezel. The clock listed below is adjustable from...
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    Dj, I share Kurt's opinion with this subject,...

    Dj,

    I share Kurt's opinion with this subject, you'll get as many recommendations for batteries as you will tires, or motor oil.

    Let me just share my recent experience with a battery I haven't...
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    Sticky: George - Pops - Godfather ... Stunning 78's you...

    George - Pops - Godfather ... Stunning 78's you have!

    My favorite year for aesthetics, reliability and raw hard working function.

    Love my Special Edition R100/7 more every day since I rolled...
  8. Jason, The last thing I want to do is...

    Jason,

    The last thing I want to do is complicate things any more than they are, or increase your frustration level. I'm more curious about the deviation of pumping power of your right side...
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    Hi Lew, I was with Scotter all day today. ...

    Hi Lew,

    I was with Scotter all day today. He's getting ready to move to NY Monday so he and his wife Susan can be closer to their daughter Lauren who currently resides in NY. I was moving all...
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    +1. Sounds like what we're seeing here is a...

    +1.

    Sounds like what we're seeing here is a list of testimonials for using a lubricating solvent to mend some motor ills that may have never been necessary with good mechanical maintenance and...
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    Jim, I wouldn't disturb that pin unless you...

    Jim,

    I wouldn't disturb that pin unless you are 100% sure it is leaking. I agree with toooldtocare's advice above. I'm guessing the discoloration may not be coming from the pin you're speaking...
  12. Air Race, Did you replace the condenser? As a...

    Air Race,

    Did you replace the condenser? As a rule of thumb; I always replace the points and condenser as a set. Just good insurance in my opinion and condenser failure seems to "almost" always...
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    This is what I've used with great success for...

    This is what I've used with great success for packing the captured bearing in the all aluminum drum snowflake. A little time consuming working in-between each roller but in the end, I'm assured the...
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    Jim, Here's the procedure I've used more than...

    Jim,

    Here's the procedure I've used more than once with no problems...

    Adjust the valves. Set the carburetors at all the static factory settings. Make your best guess at the throttle cable...
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    Jimmy, I don't think you're going to find the...

    Jimmy,

    I don't think you're going to find the vent covers anywhere. I looked for some years ago and they were NLA then. I lost all of them one-by-one as time went on. Personally, I think we're...
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    Nick, Happy to hear my link has been helpful....

    Nick,

    Happy to hear my link has been helpful.

    After many bearing jobs since my initial post I've adjusted and refined some of my procedures. I'll mention them just to throw out some possible...
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    All good recommendations and suggestions from...

    All good recommendations and suggestions from experienced riders. I'm not going to suggest when, what or how to cross that area of the world.

    I've done it 4 or 5 times in the past and just...
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    Nick, This what you're looking for? Contact...

    Nick,

    This what you're looking for? Contact me via PM.

    -Mike V.
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    Chip, I'm going to throw out a guess for your...

    Chip,

    I'm going to throw out a guess for your correct spacer application. If you have a quality caliper do some measuring of your original and new spacers (top-hats).

    Left spacer: 13.0mm ...
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    C, Lesson learned. Document disassembly. I...

    C,

    Lesson learned. Document disassembly. I always make sketches/pictures and record measurements of the left and reight top-hat spacers, seals, wedding band and even the inner and outer spacers....
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    C, Brim in , or brim out is a lot of times...

    C,

    Brim in , or brim out is a lot of times personal choice. I like the brim in or behind the seal. There's no specification for the amount of top hat production from the seal as far as I know....
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    Jimmy, Dot 3 or 4. Preferably Dot 4. Not the...

    Jimmy,

    Dot 3 or 4. Preferably Dot 4. Not the Dot 5 Silicone base. Be sure to change it annually. You know it's hygroscopic and absorbs ambient moisture which is cancerous for our brake's...
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    Jimmy, Here's a picture link to my rebuild of...

    Jimmy,

    Here's a picture link to my rebuild of the M/C recently. I would throw in an additional suggestion with the addition of an old caulk gun tip cut to length for the assembly of the rubber...
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    Ken, I have a lot of confidence in Mahle Brand...

    Ken,

    I have a lot of confidence in Mahle Brand filters. Your selection seems like a good choice although I have no experience with that particular brand and model filter. I prefer the see-through...
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    Doug, In addition to the previous replies; a...

    Doug,

    In addition to the previous replies; a number of things come to mind. It may be a good idea to check the transmission output shaft and driveshaft universal joint connection. Slide the shaft...
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