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    Here's a link to an interesting read about...

    Here's a link to an interesting read about windshields, including measuring for height. Hope it helps.

    http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/Fairing.html

    Cheers
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    Hi Kirk - I have attached some pics - seems to...

    Hi Kirk - I have attached some pics - seems to work from my at work computer but not at home - only allowed 3 pics per post - send me a pm with your email if you want the rest and my notes - Jim
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    Thanks Paul - I learned something new. Cheers

    Thanks Paul - I learned something new.

    Cheers
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    Thanks Kurt, I will read the link to Wikipedia. ...

    Thanks Kurt, I will read the link to Wikipedia.

    Maybe synthetic is the only way brake fluid is available. I just didn't know.

    Cheeers
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    Sticky: I used paint to reduce all the pics I want to...

    I used paint to reduce all the pics I want to upload. The largest is 123kb, 384x288 pixels.

    The file I tried to upload last night is 77.4kb, 370x519 pixels. I left it for about an hour while I had...
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    Synthetic brake fluid

    Yesterday I read Snowbum's article on brakes top to bottom.

    He says to use DOT3 or 4 and to flush every year.

    I'm currently using DOT4 synthetic but I didn't see any reference good or bad...
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    Yesterday I read Snowbum's article on brakes top...

    Yesterday I read Snowbum's article on brakes top to bottom. lots of info.

    http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/brakes.htm

    Cheers
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    Sticky: pic won't upload

    I've done this before so I know it works.

    Currently when I try to upload pics (jpegs) using Manage Attachments and I click on Upload the circle of dots appears to indicate it's busy but nothing...
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    Hi Kirk I've been trying to upload the pics I...

    Hi Kirk

    I've been trying to upload the pics I took with "manage attachments" but it's not working. I've used it before with no trouble and will try again another time.

    Cheers
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    Since my Hannigan is no longer attached to my...

    Since my Hannigan is no longer attached to my bike, I will take pics and post, hopefully tomorrow.

    Cheers
  11. More circlip info from an ADVrider thread....

    More circlip info from an ADVrider thread. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=939692

    Another on Snowbum's site http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/transmission.htm
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    There are businesses that "weld" plastic (much to...

    There are businesses that "weld" plastic (much to my surprise). They could weld on new tabs that then could be trimmed to size. I once broke a plastic piece that was no longer available (not from a...
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    Thanks for the input. My next step then is to...

    Thanks for the input. My next step then is to seek input from local wrench Al Blanchard.
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    Thanks guys. Looks like I have some home work to...

    Thanks guys. Looks like I have some home work to do.

    Cheers
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    Thanks Kurt, I will look for that discussion.

    Thanks Kurt, I will look for that discussion.
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    85 R80 throwout bearing noise

    Hello

    Some winter we're having!!

    I'm sure I have a throw bearing noise. With a warm engine, trans in neutral, I hear a "rattle" noise. It stops when I pull in the clutch lever.

    When I look...
  17. Welcome from Cobourg, On (well, slightly north...

    Welcome from Cobourg, On (well, slightly north of).
  18. Thanks Kurt. Seeing the Tech Article list gave...

    Thanks Kurt.

    Seeing the Tech Article list gave me the impression they were available online.

    And, now I know where to find past digital issues of ON.

    Cheers, Jim
  19. Are past Tech Article accessible on the MOA site?

    Hello

    In "links and References" there is the "Owners News Tech Article Index". Are these tech articles accessible on the site? The dates on these tech articles predate the electronic versions of...
  20. Thread: back rack R100RS

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    orig luggage roll

    Hi Jim

    If your interested, I've attached an image from the 1985 "Equipment" brochure of the luggage rack and luggage roll. When I bought my 85 R80, I bought the luggage rack ($60) but not the...
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    The tube I referred to is called a "pipe" in the...

    The tube I referred to is called a "pipe" in the fiche (33 11 2 301 699). It's the same p/n for both our bikes. I'm not suggesting it needs replacement, but referenced it because that's where mine...
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    Mine leaked too. As you know there's a tube...

    Mine leaked too.

    As you know there's a tube that's pressed into the diff housing where the brake cam goes.

    Mine was leaking from the area between the tube and the diff housing. When I took it...
  23. stripped thread

    Try looking at Snowbums site. I think he prefers helicoils.

    Try this google search. site:bmwmotorcycletech.info helicoil

    Thanks to Kurt, it's my favorite search method.
  24. Thread: 86 R80Rt

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    My owners manual specifies 78ft.lbs. Using...

    My owners manual specifies 78ft.lbs. Using Snowbums formula of .74, 106N.m = 78.44ft.lbs.
  25. Thanks Ken. A search of Bob's site has found a...

    Thanks Ken. A search of Bob's site has found a page of roundels.

    Cheers
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