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    Check your 12 point socket to see if it was made...

    Check your 12 point socket to see if it was made with a chamfer to make it lead in super easy on an ordinary 12 point head. That chamfer on virtually all sockets (do the people that make tools ever...
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    A Colorado pothole spread the flanges on one side...

    A Colorado pothole spread the flanges on one side of both rims of my 2000 R1100RT. I'd say they were about 1/8 - 3/16 inch out of width on that side but there was no radial deformation. I used a...
  3. Ideally the points should be set to half their...

    Ideally the points should be set to half their maximum opening dimension. This will result in the points opening at a maximum velocity for a given engine rpm. Maximizing the opening velocity...
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    The 2 is the length of the Snap-on portion of the...

    The 2 is the length of the Snap-on portion of the wrench system - in inches. If you measure everything in mm, use 50.8 instead of the 2. I know you guys in BC probably have gotten used to mm by...
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    If L = the operating radius in inches of your...

    If L = the operating radius in inches of your friendly standard 3/8 drive torque wrench, assuming all are oriented in a straight line

    Tbolt = (T indicated at the wrench)*(L+2)/L

    On the other...
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    Start with a new 12 point 10mm wrench and grind...

    Start with a new 12 point 10mm wrench and grind the end so that you can get it on the bolts with a maximum engagement. This is a case where modifying a tool to do a one time critical job is called...
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    Heat will probably end up wrecking the boot, but...

    Heat will probably end up wrecking the boot, but is also probably necessary.
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    I can't offer an explanation to RichardAK's...

    I can't offer an explanation to RichardAK's problem, but another fuel/water item that shows up in aircraft, is that gasoline will dissolve a tiny amount of water into solution. How much depends on...
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    I think this is where a lot of us rural mechanics...

    I think this is where a lot of us rural mechanics get in trouble as metric threads are generally much finer than our past experience with US Coarse threads. We get by with metric threads into steel,...
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    Me too - and I still have all three BMWs to...

    Me too - and I still have all three BMWs to choose from! I'd really like to make S Utah but it is a helluva long ways from here......:heart
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    I think you'll find that backlash and compliance...

    I think you'll find that backlash and compliance in the drive line will make it impossible to hold the crankshaft fixed by just holding things thru the transmission etc. If nothing else, there is...
  12. Kurt's analysis would be more complicated but...

    Kurt's analysis would be more complicated but more correct if the compliance of the front and rear suspensions is included in side stand performance analysis. On the other hand, the center stand...
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    I realize there could be a coupling from vertical...

    I realize there could be a coupling from vertical input to steer yaw when the rear shocks forces are not similar, but I experienced a very heightened (i. e. peaked) yaw response to handlebar inputs...
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    Update 2 I see that a Michelin 400 H - 18 tire...

    Update 2
    I see that a Michelin 400 H - 18 tire is wider, larger dia, and heavier. I decided to order a new tire from Dennis Kirk to replace the one I have. There will be a nearly new Avon...
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    OP report (so far): The rear shocks (sorry...

    OP report (so far):

    The rear shocks (sorry they are original) were set to different heights. Fixed.

    The tire pressure has been raised to 36 psi. Tonight we are supposed to get 4 " of snow...
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    I bought the bike new (!). This handling issue is...

    I bought the bike new (!). This handling issue is a new one for me though. I'll try the higher pressures - I agree that makes sense.

    It may be spring before I'll have an answer...
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    What rear tire should I have for my R90/6?

    I have a 1975 R90/6, just a bare bike, no fairing or bags, small gas tank, with a new Avon 100/90-18 rear tire, which has a tube in it because of the spoked rim. My BMW owners manual specifies 400...
  18. Thread: R90s Scams?

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    Does it work to mail a check from Latex National...

    Does it work to mail a check from Latex National Bank? At least it will cost them to deposit a bad check..........
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    We want to minimize micro-motion on the loaded...

    We want to minimize micro-motion on the loaded spline teeth to prevent fretting corrosion. This is a helluva environment having no re-lubrication, high cycle loading (i. e. every engine revolution)...
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    If you don't have a precision alignment tool,...

    If you don't have a precision alignment tool, dont snug up the transmission-engine bolts without first releasing the clutch. IOW also assemble the clutch release stuff and be sure the clutch is...
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    I still have my '75 R90/6 w the small tank, & I...

    I still have my '75 R90/6 w the small tank, & I have a set of sharp blue Polo leathers that I bought in 1980 in West Berlin. My wife says they are badly out of date & I can just barely squeeze into...
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    Boy - Now I know why I couldn't make sense out of...

    Boy - Now I know why I couldn't make sense out of Ken's carb settings when I tried!:bow
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    Assuming it is a fully heat treated aircraft...

    Assuming it is a fully heat treated aircraft steel alloy like 4130 (and not just normalized 4130), you might be best off just cold or warm working it. To do a full re-heat treat would require you to...
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    Lockwashers are a tool of the devil in any loaded...

    Lockwashers are a tool of the devil in any loaded joint with short fasteners. I'm amazed that BMW got sucked into using them at this location.

    I reused these non-washered bolts too, but my R90...
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    All good ideas - except why does the GEN light...

    All good ideas - except why does the GEN light come on? Suppose it could be an intermittent short-to-ground of the lead into the points can?

    Good luck finding it!
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