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    Sticky: Well, I had a very near miss about 3 weeks ago....

    Well, I had a very near miss about 3 weeks ago. (1975 R75/6) I was going to work (Madigan Army Medical Center, Ft Lewis, WA) It was about 5am and raining. The speed limit is 35 and I was in 3rd at...
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    Well, she's all together! :dance I didn't...

    Well, she's all together! :dance

    I didn't replace the points as I had ordered a Dyna ign from TeamStrange, but I haven't got it yet. So I decided to wait to get the dyna and not mess around with...
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    Well, been awhile, I have the fork oil drained...

    Well, been awhile,
    I have the fork oil drained and replenished. I was putting the top tree back in and one side would go all the way down (top fork nut) and the other side would not. I looked at...
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    well, the the heads/pistons are back in. one...

    well, the the heads/pistons are back in. one piston had this "wire" (?) stuck on it. it came off with light pressure on a screwdriver. (it wasn't welded on) There were no marks on the corresponding...
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    Got em off, that one stud was catching on...

    Got em off, that one stud was catching on something. Just took a looooong time wiggling and finessing.

    I did not want to mess up a stud
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    Head removal issue

    I decided to replace the leaking pushrod seals and started to take the head off. I got as far as the pic and it is "stuck" on the upper left head stud (I am pointing to it) Both sides are the same. I...
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    Thats what I thought, but the cap is tight, as in...

    Thats what I thought, but the cap is tight, as in I don't think it can vent. I was wondering how to loosen it up so it can vent.
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    I bought this a few years back from Harbor...

    I bought this a few years back from Harbor Freight. It has paid for itself at least 2 times over already. I also got the wheel balancer from there.
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    I wouldn't, IIRC its something like 80% stoddard...

    I wouldn't, IIRC its something like 80% stoddard solvent. ( and the are great internet debates as to whether its stoddard solvent, or some other form of solvent) but solvent on a tire just doesn't...
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    Is this a vent??

    Is this a vent? to me, I think it is. but.. it is on tight, I cant turn it. The fiche calls it a "cover". Is this supposed to be tight? or is it supposed to be a vent and loose?
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    Replaced the alternator brushes. ...

    Replaced the alternator brushes.

    http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e109/88sporty/BMW/Picture076.jpg

    http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e109/88sporty/BMW/Picture079.jpg

    The rebuild kit for the...
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    I got a luftpost today! My keys for the...

    I got a luftpost today!

    My keys for the luggage:

    http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e109/88sporty/BMW/Picture075.jpg

    Parts are slowly coming in.
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    I don't know if you can pull those apart, but you...

    I don't know if you can pull those apart, but you can buy packing material that is made for mufflers. Here is a link to some that cyclegear sells. They have different sizes etc.
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    It is the 4mm allen. The little slot is the same...

    It is the 4mm allen. The little slot is the same size as a dremel cutting wheel. I am still at a loss as to what it is for. Maybe started to cut and the realized it was to short and then cut it off a...
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    Tools

    These were in the tool roll of the R75/6 I just got. I think the middle one is for the points, but I don't know what the rod is for??

    Also, the 4mm allen has a groove cut on the end. What would...
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    I just took off my cables (I ordered the...

    I just took off my cables (I ordered the motoelectric ones) kind of hard to see, but both had corrosion going approx 2 in up the cable.

    neg cable, corrosion ends where I have the blade and piece...
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    i know, my wife is like" why are you spending...

    i know, my wife is like" why are you spending money on the bike you just bought"? (75 R75/6) :scratch

    "How come you are selling your car (59 Tbird) that you just put all new...
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    Busy..Finished painting the fairings on the...

    Busy..Finished painting the fairings on the ducati. the Tbird is having charging issues. I need to get the duc ready so I have something to go to work on monday.

    Cleaned the rear drive and put...
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    The offending shaft. It was loose, I could move...

    The offending shaft. It was loose, I could move it by hand, twisting it and the bolt wasn't tight as it had a little in and out play. I could press it in and out a little bit by hand, yes, it was...
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    I decided to open the trans. I just don't feel...

    I decided to open the trans. I just don't feel comfortable knowing that there is a loose shaft inside. I can't really think of anything catastrophic that could happen at speed since this is on the...
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    Ok, here is a pic with the trans out: ...

    Ok, here is a pic with the trans out:

    http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e109/88sporty/BMW/Picture031.jpg

    Now with the jbweld gone:
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    I got a reply back from Krauser, $20 and they...

    I got a reply back from Krauser, $20 and they will send keys.
    (address for anyone interested:

    "keys are available.
    About key number, please make sure, we need the number direct beside the key...
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    I got the rear drive off, and a little surprise...

    I got the rear drive off, and a little surprise dropped out! Its the washer I am pointing to. I wondered where it could have come from, but when I took off the trans/driveshaft flange, I noticed that...
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    Finally got the oil pan off. WOW, that made me...

    Finally got the oil pan off. WOW, that made me want to :bottle
    It looks like ~both~ sides of the gaskets have sealer on them.

    The JBweld is not on the neutral switch. That is to the left and up a...
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    I got my Clymers today :dance Now. is there...

    I got my Clymers today :dance

    Now. is there any trick to getting the oilpan off? Got all the bolts (14) out, and started tapping with a rubber mallet. The tapping turned into beating which turned...
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