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    Interestingly I noticed the big Panasonic...

    Interestingly I noticed the big Panasonic (LC-X1228P) available for $30 through amazon:

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    Happy user of the Panasonic AGM from Digikey...

    Happy user of the Panasonic AGM from Digikey here. 2 1/2 yrs on my /6 without charging or problems so far.

    Less than $50, too.
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    Available from the dealer.

    I paid about $50-60 for one.
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    I'm afraid I don't have an answer for you, but I...

    I'm afraid I don't have an answer for you, but I the same problem with my '75 R60/6. I posted questions here, on airheads, and boxerworks about a year ago when it first started.

    The bmwmoa thread...
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    They sell the individual toolkit tools... the...

    They sell the individual toolkit tools... the flat wrench for the steering stem and swing arm, and the pin wrench for the fork tops. They are the same tools that come in the toolkit, and are chicago...
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    Bobs sells individual factory tools, as do...

    Bobs sells individual factory tools, as do chicago bmw.
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    If I recall, a reverse thread is involved......

    If I recall, a reverse thread is involved...
    Before you start, make sure the big nut attached to the petcock turns where it attaches to the petcock itself.

    The trick is to snug everything down...
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    I must agree that techron is a wonderful thing....

    I must agree that techron is a wonderful thing. My old 911 with a pair of 3 barrel webers would pop and spit like heck if it hadn't been driven for a while - techron in the spring always cured it...
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    if your not in a hurry, chicago bmw is hard to...

    if your not in a hurry, chicago bmw is hard to beat for price. if i recall, i paid $79 for a /6 toolkit.
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    Sticky: 78 100s

    The 'before' picture is at the second to last on page 17. A winters worth of work to get it cleaned up and running...

    http://www.users.qwest.net/~peteremsley/R100S_files/image013.jpg
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    They are both guide books that contain some...

    They are both guide books that contain some suspect info - both are useful but neither are complete nor 100% correct. I have both - one contains 140 or so pages of stuff I don't completely trust, the...
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    Having just removed a battery from a 78 I would...

    Having just removed a battery from a 78 I would have to say no - I tinkered around for 1/4 an hour thinking 'it must come out' because it does on the slash 6. Something subtle, but different, was my...
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    my recently aquired R100S came with a monster...

    my recently aquired R100S came with a monster 120/90/18 on the back. It didn't rub on the swing arm (just), but has definitely been rubbing on the fender as the suspension was compressed.
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    yup, looks just like the one on my 100S.

    yup, looks just like the one on my 100S.
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    I bought a large /6 tank of ibmwr.org. I...

    I bought a large /6 tank of ibmwr.org.

    I received several offers for tanks at various costs and in various conditions.

    They are out there...
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    Thanks Joe, that is exactly what I need! ...

    Thanks Joe, that is exactly what I need!

    bugtussle, sorry for hijacking your thread.
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    while the handle bar experts are here, is there...

    while the handle bar experts are here, is there anything available that is slightly flatter than the S bar?

    Thanks,
    Peter.
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    Ive just stripped a 78 R100S down to the frame....

    Ive just stripped a 78 R100S down to the frame. The only special tools I've used so far are:
    the 27mm socket (ground down) for the swing arm.
    32mm spanner thing to remove the fork caps and...
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    Sticky: speechless... I agree

    that is one of the nicest bikes I've ever seen.
    :clap
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    side panel stickers

    This guy seems to have a lot of different versions (I presume they are repro). Is it there?
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    Sticky: Rob, it looks beautiful... how about a pic or two...

    Rob, it looks beautiful... how about a pic or two of the 'before', to give me some hope (3pics up) ! :)
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    Sticky: winter project...

    78 R100s
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    Sticky: Red R100S

    scjack - is that an original color?

    I just picked up a '78 100s that is now silver but was originally red. I didn't think they made solid colors for the s in that year, just the smoke version....
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    Lucky me - I'm in the Rockies! My 75' R60/6...

    Lucky me - I'm in the Rockies!

    My 75' R60/6 will cruise at 75-85 all day on the highway in the CO rockies ... I do change down to 4th every now and again on the steep parts and passes. The looks I...
  25. Can someone with a stock /6 seat and grab rail do me a favor?

    If you have one, can you measure how wide your grab rail is at the widest part. I'm struggling to mount some bags I've rececntly bought and I'm wondering if I have an aftermarket grab rail or...
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