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  1. Thread: Do I really?

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    I will not use Fram anything. A little...

    I will not use Fram anything.

    A little history, they used to be excellent filters. And made in the USA in Nevada Missouri. Then management changed, and they started making them cheaper, and...
  2. Here is a good tip. Change the final drive oil...

    Here is a good tip. Change the final drive oil when you change rear tire. It is easiest then, no chance of getting any on the wheel. You can let it drain the entire time he wheel is off for the...
  3. This is NOT a fun job. Much locktite, special...

    This is NOT a fun job. Much locktite, special tool needed, rumor has it a spindle wrench for some 4X$ truck fits it.

    1. Are you using synthetic oil. If so then stop. Get some 80W90GL5, I am...
  4. Thread: Oil to use?

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    on my 2002 RS anytime I happen to fill over...

    on my 2002 RS anytime I happen to fill over halfway on the sight glass, the motor will put the extra oil in the air box. So I keep the lever between the bottom of the outer circle and the center,...
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    my canister rusted out. The carbon inside had...

    my canister rusted out. The carbon inside had broken up into powder that clogged the purge hose to the throttle bodies. It had not functioned in some time. However, the fuel tank always vented...
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    I did a trans am hood chicken decal once. About...

    I did a trans am hood chicken decal once. About 10 drops dawn in a kiddy pool to wet the entire decal. It takes very little soap. take your time, do not stretch it, work from the center out and...
  7. You are in Wisconsin. Does the underground...

    You are in Wisconsin. Does the underground garage freeze. A discharged battery can freeze, and then they are damaged. Yes, I have seen a frozen battery thaw and work, for a short time.

    I would...
  8. as long as that battery has been dead the odds of...

    as long as that battery has been dead the odds of it recharging and being reliable are low. Not zero but low. On the left hand side of the bike is a plastic cover over the starter
    here is a link...
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    This bike has paralever front suspension. All...

    This bike has paralever front suspension. All the bolts are locktited. However, with only 2 wheels, loose rear can feel like loose front. Low front tire, or something left loose from the brake...
  10. if one of the aftermarket shock mfg could get...

    if one of the aftermarket shock mfg could get something into production right now, I think the could make a wheelbarrow of money. Ohlins, etc, anyone?

    Rod
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    If the bearing was made in China, and sold in the...

    If the bearing was made in China, and sold in the USA. the country of origin would have to be marked on it or the box. Anything else is a violation of the law.

    I strongly suspect his bearing is...
  12. Look at the tach while cranking. If the tach...

    Look at the tach while cranking. If the tach does not register cranking RPM, then the hall for sure.

    Rod
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    original lasted 35K miles. Set replacement using...

    original lasted 35K miles. Set replacement using the solder method, at 95K and good. Fingers crossed.

    Rod
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    I was summoned to the bosses office, asked for a...

    I was summoned to the bosses office, asked for a detailed status report.
    I was able to read upside down on your bosses desk the letter container the names of those to be laid off, seeing my name,...
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    Just as a general note, why does BMW have such...

    Just as a general note, why does BMW have such troubles with cam chains and tensioners? Why do that allow this to continue. Obviously someone or some policy is not correct.

    Rod
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    As you tighten the plug you reach a point where...

    As you tighten the plug you reach a point where you can feel the crush washer start to give or crush. At that point you stop, there is nothing further to gain regardless of the torque. I have seem...
  17. This. I also choose to document places I have...

    This. I also choose to document places I have been by tee shirts. Conversation starter. Some folks collect salt shakers.

    Rod
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    In town, lots of starts, I use some oil. ...

    In town, lots of starts, I use some oil. probably close to 1/2 liter per 1000 miles. Take a trip, and it goes down a couple of OZ the first day, as condensation and evaporated fuel burn off. Then...
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    +3 on sergeant. 95K miles, still comfy as when...

    +3 on sergeant. 95K miles, still comfy as when new. Needs new cover this winter. foam still good. I can do a 800 mile day, but prefer 500. The seat is not the limit. My knees are.

    Rod
  20. I had a car with all but the headlights switch...

    I had a car with all but the headlights switch and a brake lite kill. I found it advantageous, very much so. That was 35 years ago. I do not think I would do that now.
    Rod
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    Cadmium was the preferred plating to screw into...

    Cadmium was the preferred plating to screw into aluminum. Cadmium and its compounds are highly toxic and exposure to this metal is known to cause cancer and targets the body's cardiovascular, renal,...
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    I rode one. It was a lot of fun, and it passed...

    I rode one. It was a lot of fun, and it passed the motorcycle made me smile test with flying colors.

    It is different, very different. And pretty fast for the size. And fun in a different way....
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    Under 500 CC BMW

    Here is the link http://cyrilhuzeblog.com/#sthash.85Z7yw8U.dpuf

    Cliffs notes version

    BMW Motorrad To Produce By 2016 A Brand New Range Of Motorcycles Under 500cc. BMW, renowned for making...
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    The originals were underengineered and had to be...

    The originals were underengineered and had to be thicker . OE is some rubber inside and fabric braid, and rubber over.

    The aftermarket uses Teflon inside, stainless steel wire, and a plastic...
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    The R850 sold really well, you see them all the...

    The R850 sold really well, you see them all the time, NOT.

    Rod
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