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    http://www.motofoto.cc/polis_bmw2.jpg Only in...

    http://www.motofoto.cc/polis_bmw2.jpg

    Only in Sweden... . .
  2. :thumb I didn't even think of the "stiction"...

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    I didn't even think of the "stiction" element. You're right (I'll bet). From the clearance around the plunger (pictured above) it sure looks like it could get packed with crud; 28 years...
  3. Hey, when I yank on my front brake lever a cable...

    Hey, when I yank on my front brake lever a cable actuates the shoes down below, and the front brake light switch is actuated directly by the lever.

    Is the R80 switch hydraulically actuated? From...
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    Duane Ausherman's write-up on the fork work is...

    Duane Ausherman's write-up on the fork work is pretty good as well, and include PICTURES!! :dance

    http://w6rec.com/duane/bmw/fork/title.html
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    Sounds like you're good to go. For future...

    Sounds like you're good to go.

    For future reference, here's what Aushermann has on seats. http://w6rec.com/duane/bmw/seatmod/

    Note that there's a link at the bottom of the page for a seat-hinge...
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    My '73 R75/5 never had the "clips", and there is...

    My '73 R75/5 never had the "clips", and there is no groove in the hinge pins to accept them.

    But it really does not need them. The hinge pins oppose each other; the front one points aft, the...
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    The "depress-able" tab is on the /5 machines, and...

    The "depress-able" tab is on the /5 machines, and after 40 years of ownership I still never know when it will "catch" and when it's going to fall off in my hand.

    The /6 head light ring is...
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    It wasn't built to be a cream puff Ben. Ride it!...

    It wasn't built to be a cream puff Ben. Ride it! And when the valves start to recede, if they ever do, have the heads rebuilt and run it another 100K.
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    Sticky: http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h298/1951otter/B...

    http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h298/1951otter/BMW%20R90%20SRS/IMG_2541_zpsd80b9f7a.jpg

    That looks suspiciously '37-'39 Indian-like, except for the disc brake bits... building a Bobber?
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    A buddy of mine runs a Nippon-Denso on his R90S...

    A buddy of mine runs a Nippon-Denso on his R90S with no complaints in the three years he's had it. It's a monster too when it comes to spinning that engine, it doesn' even sound like a BMW turning...
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    just an after thought .... there's a pretty good...

    just an after thought .... there's a pretty good chance that you'll spill some of this stuff on the exterior of your tank, and that will be the end of the shiny parts. If you're going to repaint the...
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    The "stripper" part of the POR kit contains...

    The "stripper" part of the POR kit contains methylene chloride and methanol. These are the same chemicals that makeup Dad's Paint stripper that you can get at an Ace Hardware store for $18/gallon...
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    I've used 1/4" diameter bungee/shock cord for...

    I've used 1/4" diameter bungee/shock cord for years ... you can buy any length and various diameters off of a roll at most Home DeePots. Snug it up, tie a square knot, and you're done. It's also...
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    And don't forget the five retainer "dents" in the...

    And don't forget the five retainer "dents" in the rim (across from the valve stem hole).

    http://w6rec.com/duane/bmw/5dents/5dents2.jpg
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    but, but ... what would happen if the string...

    but, but ... what would happen if the string broke... . . .. . ? :whistle
  16. Curious. Just an observation; literally every...

    Curious. Just an observation; literally every auto parts store I have ever been in answers the phone ahead of customers standing in front of the counter... whassupwidat? :dunno
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    9.5" ? I'd have to drop the gaiters on my /5 to...

    9.5" ? I'd have to drop the gaiters on my /5 to tell you. But I'd bet a buck the Progressives have bumped your ride-height up a tad. If I understand you correctly, you did not have Progressive...
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    See>...

    See> http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?71982-Lotus-C-01-Superbike
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    Barrett, is that with the bike on the stand, or...

    Barrett, is that with the bike on the stand, or on the ground?

    Short of machining length off of the stanchion tubes, there is no provision for "lowering" the front of the bike. I suppose you...
  20. Nope, it's a "rivet" alright, albeit a forty+...

    Nope, it's a "rivet" alright, albeit a forty+ year old one. Aside from trying to drill it out, you might have some luck with a Dremel tool and trying to grind out the center until you end up with a...
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    It's the other way around ak - all composites...

    It's the other way around ak - all composites are considered plastic, but all plastics are not composites. "Fiberglass" parts use a cloth/fabric (glass or graphite) and a thermoset resin (usually...
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    Overall vertical displacement on my /5 clutch...

    Overall vertical displacement on my /5 clutch lever (measured at the "ball"): 10mm

    Other than "it wiggles", is there a problem? :dunno I've never noticed any audible vibration, at least nothing...
  23. Jonathan, I'll get back to this this evening with...

    Jonathan, I'll get back to this this evening with specific materials, tools, etc. But in the meantime, to familiarize you with the subject, here are two pretty good YouTube vids on the subject; at...
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    Comparatively speaking, how much is "a lot" ?...

    Comparatively speaking, how much is "a lot" ? 5mm, 10mm, 15mm?

    I'll measure the slop on my /5 clutch lever this evening.
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    3D prinitng would be interesting, if you had a...

    3D prinitng would be interesting, if you had a solid-model file to work from.

    If anyone has one in pristine, or near pristine, condition I, or anyone else, could make a single cavity RTV silicone...
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