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    Late to this, but endorse advice to spend some...

    Late to this, but endorse advice to spend some money/time to jump start your learning curve with Tom Cutter, especially given your proximity. These bikes are fundamental, mostly logical and...
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    I have seen ads for these, new made I believe....

    I have seen ads for these, new made I believe. Saddle up and hop on the web
  3. Nice to hear. Just replaced my Metzlers with...

    Nice to hear. Just replaced my Metzlers with BattlAx BT45 bias ply both ends. Find them a noticeable enhancement over Metzlers. Conti Attacks were out but not readily available. Next time Contis?
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    I replaced mine with bar-end mirrors on both...

    I replaced mine with bar-end mirrors on both sides. Soooo much better
  5. Thread: R100 Cs??

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    Per my vin#, mine is an R100T. I've been told...

    Per my vin#, mine is an R100T. I've been told that BMW purged their inventory of twin shock parts as they neared the end of production in '84. Whether the factory just gave the dealers these bikes...
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    Upgrading stock R100 side stand

    Just sharing. My side stand was literally wiggling on the boss, there was so much play. Didn't feel like spending $150 on an aftermarket item. Replacing the bronze bushing alone wouldn't solve it....
  7. Thread: R100 Cs??

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    My '84 R100 (made August, 83), 617xxxx, was sold...

    My '84 R100 (made August, 83), 617xxxx, was sold in CA as a CS, entered as such in the owners manual. Polaris silver with dark blue pinstripes, dual front discs, matching S fairing with voltmeter...
  8. Thread: Diode Board??

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    Fifteen years ago I was stranded by a bad diode...

    Fifteen years ago I was stranded by a bad diode board on my '84 R100 returning home to NJ from Mid Ohio (the only time in 35 years I've ever been stranded on a motorcycle, including several long...
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    Agree with higher (than historical) pressures

    I recently changed rubber (on a bike not ridden much in the last ten years) and was surprised to hear recommendations from several sources to go as high as 36-38 lbs in the rear for one-up, and 34-36...
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    Joe Minton article

    For years I had an article on updating 70s airheads written in the early 1980s by Motorcyclist tech writer Joe Minton using I think an R90S. The last move finally lost it. I've checked the archives...
  11. How to access the "wedding band spacer" to adjust front wheel bearing preload?

    I read the main articles on checking critical bearing preload but could not find any reference to how to access the wedding band spacer if a preload adjustment is needed on my '84 R100 with dual...
  12. I'm with Brittrunyon - $600 for carb rebuilds is...

    I'm with Brittrunyon - $600 for carb rebuilds is insane price. Plus get to puff out your chest a bit when you do it yourself...and use the $600 to get a pair of Delorto pumpers. Get a grip Bing!
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    There ya go......if the scratches are too deep to...

    There ya go......if the scratches are too deep to sand/polish out (like successive 400 grit to 1200 grit, finish with plastic polish), then this is the next best suggestion.
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    Any experience with YSS shocks?

    Relative to Hagon, Ikon :Progressive etc? Didn't find much in the forum search. My '84 R100 stock shocks finally giving up. Want to stay under $500. EPM gave me three versions of YSS and pricing...
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    BMW and Corbin report that the market for new...

    BMW and Corbin report that the market for new product orders has firmed up and seems to be sustaining.
  16. Thread: Snowflake wheels

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    I've never seen a recalled wheel in service, tho...

    I've never seen a recalled wheel in service, tho there must be at least one out there that never got turned in.
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    It's Sophie's Choice!! So I reduced my my bike...

    It's Sophie's Choice!! So I reduced my my bike holdings from 5 to 2: 1984 R100 and a 1973 Mk IIA 850 Commando. I am content...
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    Sticky: My '84 R100 "CS"

    In 1994, i drove a backroad home I'd never traveled before (or since) and saw this machine parked on the front lawn with a "For Sale" sign on it. I made it a mile before turning around. A half hour...
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    Thx guys. checked the original owners manual and...

    Thx guys. checked the original owners manual and lo! The original owner wrote down the key code. Ordered keys and hopefully they work. thx.
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    need new ignition key, '84 R100

    On the eve of the rally, I've screwed the pooch...lost my only set of keys after 15 years. Read other posts. Called the dealer in central New Jersey and they say BMW has tightened up procedures, I...
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    The folks who make naval jelly (rust remover)...

    The folks who make naval jelly (rust remover) also make aluminum jelly (tho harder to find). Brush on a dry case and let sit. it does a nice job of surface etching aluminum and works better than...
  22. Thread: CS or R100?

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    Thanks guys. Bottom line for me is the S faired...

    Thanks guys. Bottom line for me is the S faired R90 or R100 is one of the classically beautiful motorcycles of all time. Whatever the history, my R100 has been a top notch performer and eye candy...
  23. Thread: CS or R100?

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    Bike seems otherwise identical to a nonfaired...

    Bike seems otherwise identical to a nonfaired R100. Rear drum brake, 40mm Bing carbs etc. I know early S bikes came with Del'Ortos and later had rear disc. Don't know about CS bikes. I think I...
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    Did it

    After a measly 17k miles on my 84 R100 with the air injection system on, and the serious admonitions at the Vermont rally to get rid of it, I pulled my system when I returned (but saved it). ...
  25. Thread: CS or R100?

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    CS or R100?

    Following on an earlier post, my '84 serial number is 617XXXX, putting it outside the 618XXXX range for a true U.S. "CS" according to BMW SN records, yet mine appears factory stock with an S Fairing,...
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