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    I to had a blast doing it...

    I am a sucker for a project. I currently have 4 bikes for sale that I refurbished into pleasant riders, just because it is fun. Need room for the next ones. Just purchased a 1976 R90/6 that has a...
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    Generator light on all the time

    This is a good thread, I get mixed up on electrical. What if the red gen light is constantly on ? Is that also a sign that the rotor is bad? I recently helped a friend trouble shoot a similar...
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    As far as maintainence goes, I am pulling trans...

    As far as maintainence goes, I am pulling trans to grease splines, remove clutch to measure thickness and most likely a rear main seal replacement and of course a oil pump O ring.
    The silver...
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    Drive shaft bolts stuck!

    I have a 1978 R100/7 with 60,000 miles and I am bringing the deferred maintainence up to date. The 12 point bolts have a washer under them which I find curious for a 1978. Don't know the history or...
  5. Lemon scent...but you really need to like the...

    Lemon scent...but you really need to like the smell of lemons!
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    They are not greased until you grease 'em

    I rarely depend on the previous wrench. Regarding swing arm bearings this is how I have approached them. On my 1977 R100/7 that is my favorite ride I decided to powder coat the swing arm. That meant...
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    The motovation I needed

    Oh boy. Now I am motivated to begin my 1976 R90S! I picked her up a few years ago knowing at some point I would make her all pretty again. Paint is near perfect, luckily, but the frame is...
  8. Anything else we can do for you! :laugh

    Anything else we can do for you! :laugh
  9. What's in store for the bike?

    What are your plans for the bike? Club rider, 100 miles from home? Or is it getting the heavy once over for extended trips? Also, how many miles are on the pistons? If they are just a little bit...
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    Winter storage thread

    I started a thread the other day regarding a couple of ideas I use for winter storage, and of all the interesting comments I was pleased to read a terrific comment by Snowbum, basically draining all...
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    Cosmoline

    the waxy stuff is cosmoline.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmoline
    Good idea on putting something in the exhausts, wadded piece of rag, keep out a mouse. All my bikes have a little WD40 coating...
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    Winter storage tasks, well, one of them

    I usually drain all the fuel from my bike at the end of the riding season. I use a fuel hose to drain gas into a gas can, which in turns fills up my Volvo! Carb float bowls are removed and emptied...
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    I like this statement

    I like this statement:

    " He is out traveling on the bike now , when he gets back home next week he is sending me some pictures. "

    Also, remember a week has 7 days, it will just seem longer!
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    I generally agree

    Yeah, I know what you are saying. I am one of those "wave" washer correct guys. First thing I look at on a bike is for correct washers and general fasteners. Then take a look and see if there is a...
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    1974-76 R90S painted

    The R90S models, 1974-76, had black barrels. That is the only model I can think of or visualize. I am just doing this for fun, I always stick to original specs as a rule but thought this bike would...
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    Paint the valve covers?

    I have a 1974 R90/6 that had a poor home life...she now expects better. I honed the cylinders and painted them black, used the oven to cure the paint...lucky for me my wife was away for the weekend,...
  17. replace all the fasteners

    Drive shaft bolts were mentioned, also the 6 allens holding the clutch pack, they are like $1.80 each, then the five bolts on the flywheel MUST be replaced. They are a bit more pricey, $4.50. They...
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    turn the hold down piece upside down

    Turn the hold down piece over and you gain just enough to use wave washer and nut.
    kurt
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    I have a 1977 R100/7. For years I would arrive at the destination after any number of miles and check my oil in the morning. It was always down about half way on the dipstick. And I always filled...
  20. Thread: 1978 r100

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    washer on neutral switch

    I believe the washer on the neutral switch is different from the other drain gaskets.
    Max BMW lists this as the correct gasket to prevent more leaks!
    61 31 1 355 262 GASKET RING - A 12,2 X 20-AL...
  21. Thread: 1978 r100

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    Your comment about cleaning: Quote "I have been...

    Your comment about cleaning:
    Quote "I have been doing lots of cleaning along the way too. Every area I have been working in has been cleaned and re-cleaned getting it all spiffed up for extreme...
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    Emotions are good!!!

    "This is just too cool! I have to admit I was suprised by how emtional I got when it started." :clap

    There is simply no explaining how you can feel when a project you have sweated over fires up! ...
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    Great effort!

    I have a slash 5 and the brake is maybe better than the disc on my 1977 R100/7. Once they are setup they function very well. I took it apart and removed all the old dried grease, made sure all...
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    Just the oil?

    You state that you just changed the oil...did you check the bottom bumpers? 31 42 1 231 314 this part number is the Rubber Bumper Bottom Thread Plug. usually we find this piece is mush, it is...
  25. Thread: 1978 r100

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    oil pan

    One additional item you can consider is removing the oil pan. With the low miles the bike has been sitting...lots! For less than $9.00 cost of a pan gasket you can first off see if there is...
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