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  1. From your description, I can guess which unit...

    From your description, I can guess which unit we're talking about here. It is a cam driven can replacement, spinning a short cylinder that has two slots in it and a single Hall sensor. Mine has...
  2. If you've got the money for a new MC, Anton's...

    If you've got the money for a new MC, Anton's advice is the way to go - you should get many trouble-free years of service out of a new MC.

    If you don't have the cash, it is pretty easy to polish...
  3. I did not know about the circlip problem until I...

    I did not know about the circlip problem until I joined MOA. My 85 R80RT was built in early 85 and purchased by me in October of 85, so it ought to have a tranny without a circlip. I had the tranny...
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    The stock voltmeters were wired into switched...

    The stock voltmeters were wired into switched power in the main wiring harness. As the wiring ages, this gives you a lower voltage than you'd see if you were wired right in to the battery - on my...
  5. Thread: valve cover nut

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    Silicone Valve Cover Gaskets?

    I have an 85 R80 and when the bike was new and I was young and foolish, I would take the bike to the dealer for service and then notice that the left valve cover was drooling oil. I would tighten the...
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    I have an 85 R80RT that I bought new. I think...

    I have an 85 R80RT that I bought new. I think that was the first year for this rack. I do not believe that BMW ever made a hard case for that rack since the rack is not tied into the rear frame -...
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    I have an 85 R80RT and I?m still using the...

    I have an 85 R80RT and I?m still using the original style mirrors. These are good mirrors, but they do sometimes suffer from the glass getting loose between the bezel around the front and the mirror...
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    If you don't mind spending a bit more, you can...

    If you don't mind spending a bit more, you can send both forks, top cap and all (and a pair of new seals) to Race Tech and they'll choose the spring and Gold Valve settings for you, install...
  9. Back in the "old" days of bicycle hubs and bottom...

    Back in the "old" days of bicycle hubs and bottom brackets with open bearings, people used to put a couple twists of fuzzy wire pipe cleaners around the axels to keep dirt and crud out of the...
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    You know, the Emerald Island Co makes a snazzy...

    You know, the Emerald Island Co makes a snazzy (straight) stainless brake arm that they say would fit your bike. I don't know if it would cost less than a new OEM brake arm.
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    Hall Effect Sensor

    I'll bet the our moderator Kurt has links to articles about testing and replacing the Hall Effect Sensor. There have been some recent threads about how to build a tester for the Hall Effect Sensor.
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    Hall Sender?

    I have an 85 R80RT that went through a period where each day, about 10 minutes into my commute - generally on the freeway, the ignition would cut out and then pick up again. The tach would drop...
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    The rear switch on my 85 R80RT gave up a few...

    The rear switch on my 85 R80RT gave up a few years back. I can't recall if the lead from the switch was long enough to end under the tank or behind the side cover. Near as I can tell, our bikes are...
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    The DATEL digital meters are nice. I have the 4...

    The DATEL digital meters are nice. I have the 4 digit LED version - there's also an LCD version. I wired it right to the battery and added an on/off switch so that I can check the battery when the...
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    You know, the 1980s R80s are notorious for warped...

    You know, the 1980s R80s are notorious for warped rocker cover sealing surfaces - especially on the left side. When I was younger and even more of an idiot than I am now, I used to over-tighten the...
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    Sidestand Options

    I think that the two most popular replacement side stands are the Brown and Farley models. I don't know anything about fitting the Brown to a monoshock bike, but I do have a Farley on my 85 monoshock...
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    Kill Switch Test

    You can eliminate a few components if the bike will pass this test: Pull a sparkplug and seat it firmly in its boot and then ground (firmly!) the body of the plug to the cylinder. With the plug...
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    On my 85 R80RT, I've had a number of near...

    On my 85 R80RT, I've had a number of near failures with the latches that fasten the bag to the rack. The things are cast from some sort of zinc alloy and are not super strong. They like to crack...
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    I bought a Farley a couple of years ago. Browns...

    I bought a Farley a couple of years ago. Browns and Farleys are kind of a "class-B" fit on the mono-shock bikes, but I still like it and wish I'd bought one much sooner. With the Farley, the forward...
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    A Common Problem

    Most likely, the odometer's drive gear is still going around, but it is slipping on the shaft that it is pressed on to.

    This is a really common problem - I've dealt with it three times on the same...
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    Options...

    You do have a few options. You can get an aftermarket Alpha can like Rick Jones sells. I put one in a couple of months ago and it has worked just great. But that was expensive (although way less...
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    Double Seals?

    This job is so much nicer to do than, say, a pushrod seal or driveshaft boot replacement, but still, I'm lazy and don't like to have to do maintenance any more often than I have to.

    Along that...
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    I don't want to sound like I'm a salesman for...

    I don't want to sound like I'm a salesman for Datel (I'm not!), but those little LED Datel volt meters that bikemeters.com sells are great for tracking your battery and charging system. The LED job...
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    I see that Motorrad Elektrik has recently started...

    I see that Motorrad Elektrik has recently started selling a Bosch 190MM headlight assembly for $150. That's the lens, chrome ring and reflector bucket plus misc rubber and wire bits. Kinda pricy if...
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    Sorry ÔÇô I should have known better than to...

    Sorry ÔÇô I should have known better than to bring up those stories about front covers and fried diode boards. IÔÇÖve never had a problem with that either and IÔÇÖm a convicted klutz. At any...
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