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    Paul - Thanks for your great explanation....

    Paul - Thanks for your great explanation. Unfortunately, as I was typing my wife was saying, "Lets Go!". So, my post was brief.

    Let me explain my statement better. Most Digital Meters (but not...
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    Like any electronic device, the RID is sensitive...

    Like any electronic device, the RID is sensitive to voltage and current spikes. Today vehicles have relays to protect those electronic devices. Some of the relays on your oilhead have diodes in them....
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    Unusual for a clutch to be worn out at 38k. Maybe...

    Unusual for a clutch to be worn out at 38k. Maybe it wasn't adjusted correctly at some point?

    Replacing the shocks is a personal farkle. Some feel strongly about changing their shocks, while...
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    I had a Bridgestone BT-023, which lasted 6k...

    I had a Bridgestone BT-023, which lasted 6k miles. Both the Michelin PR2 and PR3 last about 10k for both the front and rear tire. The Metzler front tire lasted 18k and rear tires lasted about 7k....
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    Sounds like you are making good progress! Would...

    Sounds like you are making good progress! Would like to see a picture of how you rigged up the dial indicator. Sounds like you are at the tail-end of the project. Look forward to seeing some of the...
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    I always like Yankee Ingenuity solutions. My...

    I always like Yankee Ingenuity solutions. My first thought is that you need a larger shim to increase the play between the gears. But, before you run off to buy a new shim(s), you need to verify a...
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    See your PM.

    See your PM.
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    When I researched it, it showed that The...

    When I researched it, it showed that The Schaeffler Group has the mfg done in the 15 plants in China, Korea, and India, with Shanghai being the headquarters there. They list the Deep Grove Bearings...
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    Before I respond, let me say that I don't want to...

    Before I respond, let me say that I don't want to get off on this thread.



    The FTC does not require country of origin on products, with the exception of a few products. You can find those...
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    I can't comment on Timken's specs. The BMW FD...

    I can't comment on Timken's specs. The BMW FD crown ring bearing is a FAG 61917 bearing. It is most likely made in China by a small number of factories around Shanghai. Like most vehicle mfg, BMW...
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    The BMW manual states that the gear backlash...

    The BMW manual states that the gear backlash needs to be checked if the tapered bearing is replaced. But, I suppose if the replacement bearing/race comes from the same lot, the size would probably be...
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    Sounds like it might be time to invest in some...

    Sounds like it might be time to invest in some tools to get this job done correctly.

    Here is a source for cheaper tools that might be helpful:
    Puller
    Gear Puller
    Dial indicator kit
    Dial...
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    To replace the tapered bearing is more...

    To replace the tapered bearing is more complicated then the deep-grove bearing for the crown gear.

    Replace Tapered Bearing:
    1. Use a 2-piece puller to pull the tapered bearing off. You could also...
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    Here are the parts you will need: 01 33 12 7...

    Here are the parts you will need:

    01 33 12 7 663 482 SHAFT SEAL - 85X110X10 0.13 1 $31.90
    03 33 12 1 242 211 GROOVED BALL BEARING - 85X120X18 1.15 1 $90.79
    06 33 11 1 241 257 O-RING...
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    Look in the Yellow Pages for "Freight...

    Look in the Yellow Pages for "Freight Forwarders". You need an international freight forwarder that can do the Customs paperwork on both sides. You can pack the bike on a long pallet. There are...
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    Try crazy glue

    Try crazy glue
  17. Quick overview: On the front of the engine is a...

    Quick overview: On the front of the engine is a cover. Remove the cover. Then remove the alternator belt. Then remove the pulley. The HES is located behind the pulley. Mark where the plate is...
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    Before you can start to determine the root cause...

    Before you can start to determine the root cause or causes of your excessive carbon build up, we would need to know if there was abnormal carbon build up in one cylinder or both cylinders?

    You can...
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    The BMW manual considers (page 11.13) that...

    The BMW manual considers (page 11.13) that 1.41pints per 500 miles as the limit. What level of oil consumption would concern you for carbon build on a machine that is broken-in?
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    That's odd...because the listing of prices I had...

    That's odd...because the listing of prices I had above came from MaxBMW. So, I just checked the prices again, and they are still the same:

    10 11 31 7 688 629 CYLINDER F CHAIN TENSIONER, LEFT 0.15...
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    BMW has had a rough texture for decades, and the...

    BMW has had a rough texture for decades, and the NYS inspection stickers never fell off. But, in the last couple of years the glue has gotten worse. There was a news story about it on TV last year in...
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    New York is back to using cheaper glue again....

    New York is back to using cheaper glue again. Mine fell off within 300 miles. Third inspection sticker that fell off in the past 5 years.
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    The real question is where did the excess carbon...

    The real question is where did the excess carbon come from. If you can determine the reason for the carbon build up, you can make a better decision on the rings. If you can't, then you should...
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    This is pretty much what most of us expected....

    This is pretty much what most of us expected. Now, you have to make a decision of what you are going to replace

    1. Just the broken exhaust valve?
    2. All the valves?
    3. Ring and valve job?

    If...
  25. Not an uncommon problem for Airheads. You might...

    Not an uncommon problem for Airheads. You might consider posting the problem on their board to see what suggestions they have. I have read Airhead threads that some methods work better then others....
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