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    Looks nice. Congrats. Barron

    Looks nice. Congrats.

    Barron
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    Could be something as simple as a bit of grit...

    Could be something as simple as a bit of grit between the float needle and the seat that you can flush out by taking off the bowl and letting it run a bit. Could be the float is breaking down and...
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    I have a 1974 R90/6 that I have owned for awhile...

    I have a 1974 R90/6 that I have owned for awhile and (mostly) thoroughly enjoyed. Every model/year has pros/cons (my opinion), so hard to find perfection. The '74 is unique in that it still has...
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    Some info here: ...

    Some info here:

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?58056-Original-BMW-Tool-Kit

    Barron
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    Another validation of the rule that 9 out of 10...

    Another validation of the rule that 9 out of 10 electrical problems are actually a bad battery?

    Good deal getting it fixed and great that you have Mr. Parkhouse within towing distance.

    Barron
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    Keep an eye on this Motorrad Elektrik link and...

    Keep an eye on this Motorrad Elektrik link and when the new edition of the Boxer Charging book comes out, buy it and keep it in your tank bag. Once you have the book, you won't have any more...
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    I don't have same model as yours, so don't know...

    I don't have same model as yours, so don't know which of the relays is the starter. Kurt is probably right, it is one of the three gray boxes. But, from the picture, hard to tell if those things...
  8. Food for thought - probably good you are going to...

    Food for thought - probably good you are going to go back and look at the carb sync. It is actually really simple, but something that takes practice, so you have to do it 10 times are so before it...
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    Yes. Feed the behind the diode board (kurt's...

    Yes. Feed the behind the diode board (kurt's idea about protecting with shrink tube is good), then put some armor all or a bit of silicon lube on them and slide them through the grommet. Then you...
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    Important first question. Maybe try the...

    Important first question.

    Maybe try the shorting method first. Inexpensive. Could even make your own. As an example, $10 here (half way down the page) includes instructions.
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    My 74 R90 came with the solid rotors (no holes). ...

    My 74 R90 came with the solid rotors (no holes). I could never get rid of the squeal. I tried various cleaning and deglazing methods for the rotors, replaced the pads, and it would always come back...
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    I ran exclusively Metzler's for years on my R90,...

    I ran exclusively Metzler's for years on my R90, then a couple of years ago decided to try the Avon Roadrunners. On my second set now and they seem to be as good or better than the Metzlers. Since...
  13. I think you will be happy enough with the Bosch. ...

    I think you will be happy enough with the Bosch. About 5 years ago i also had mine rebuilt by ME and it has worked really well. But, back then they didn't have the lighter, cheaper, less current...
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    Hopefully it is not oil after all, but this might...

    Hopefully it is not oil after all, but this might be a good catch anyway. The exhaust nuts should come off every once and awhile (every two years?) for a clean and fresh coat of anti sieze on the...
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    Hijacking this thread for a minute -



    I learned that the inner diameter of replacement bushings is always too small and you have to use a reamer to get the proper diameter hole. 8mm if i...
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    Here is another discussion, from Anton...

    Here is another discussion, from Anton Largiader's excellent web site, on your style of cap:

    http://largiader.com/articles/gascap/

    Anton's site is also mentioned in Snowbum's article.
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    The link to Snowbum's article on gas caps...

    The link to Snowbum's article on gas caps (embedded in the above post) is no longer correct.

    Here is the update:

    http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/fuelfltrs&petcocks.htm

    Discussion on fixing...
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    Check this out and see if it helps: ...

    Check this out and see if it helps:

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?18975-Help-stuck-gas-cap

    Barron
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    +1 on my '74 /6. Seat stays on fine for...

    +1 on my '74 /6.

    Seat stays on fine for opening and closing. Problem is when you need to take the seat off. Especially if it has been awhile, those small allen head bolts are hard to get a...
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    What did you do when you had the headlight off? ...

    What did you do when you had the headlight off? What did you replace, take apart, or disconnect before you tried to put the assembled ring and lens assembly back on?

    As info, the screw clamp on...
  21. Lots of positive feedback on the...

    Lots of positive feedback on the price/performance of the EME Enduralast starters. What makes you say that the 8 tooth is not available?

    Barron
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    At least take a look at YSS before you decide. ...

    At least take a look at YSS before you decide. The Eco line gas shocks list for $299 or the Z series for a bit more if you want rebound damping. EPM Performance sells them and (I think) so does...
  23. I can't tell exactly which plastic connector you...

    I can't tell exactly which plastic connector you are describing, but have you looked at the parts fiche (like Max BMW) at the electrical section for the 82 models? The different plastic plugs and...
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    You can replace the tail and brake light with a...

    You can replace the tail and brake light with a nice LED from Motorrad Elektric.

    http://www.motoelekt.com/lighting.htm

    Here is an add on flasher/pulse unit that adds visibility when braking
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    Good job figuring that out. Weird problem. ...

    Good job figuring that out. Weird problem.

    Barron
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