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    Your concern is understandable. No one wants to...

    Your concern is understandable. No one wants to part with a chunk of change ($$$$) only to face the same thing not too far down the road. IMHO, I agree with Paul Glaves that leaking rear mains are...
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    May I suggest an R1150RT or newer. I have had...

    May I suggest an R1150RT or newer. I have had negative experience (read: $$$$ Gone with the Wind; yes that's a 4-digit whole number) in clutch problems with the R1100RT. I understand that the clutch...
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    +1 on that! Additionally, I wonder WHY one...

    +1 on that!

    Additionally, I wonder WHY one would want to skip sprocket replacement? When I changed the timing chain @ 75,000 miles on an 83 R100RT, the sprocket teeth were worn to such a sharp...
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    I am a bit perplexed by those of you who say to...

    I am a bit perplexed by those of you who say to crack the throttle open slightly when doing a cold start. :scratch

    I always opened the enrichener to max and purposefully held the throttle OFF....
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    The phillips screwdriver in the tool kit will...

    The phillips screwdriver in the tool kit will also fit the narrow opening to turn the screws.

    If the rubber sticks to the glass so that your fingernail cannot lift it, just squirt a little WD-40...
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    That's why I owned a rice burner at that time -...

    That's why I owned a rice burner at that time - did not think that I could afford a Beemer.

    But it was false economy. I babied that Suzuki with all the necessary maintenance and then some, but at...
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    In the mid-80s, a friend of mine and I were...

    In the mid-80s, a friend of mine and I were riding down the freeway at about 70 mph. I was on a Suzuki GS850 shaft drive and he was astride an R75/5 of someone else's that he intended to repair.
    ...
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    Steering head bearings which are properly...

    Steering head bearings which are properly adjusted but have gone bad (frozen / rusted / aged without grease) will cause a stiff feeling in the steering as you ride. However, your bike is in a group...
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    I always pay special attention to any comment...

    I always pay special attention to any comment made by Lostboy.

    He's one of these guys that doesn't say much, but the gears are always turning in his head. He is perceptive and sharp as a tack, and...
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    If the cam chain is worn that badly, the mileage...

    If the cam chain is worn that badly, the mileage would be 129K, not 29K.

    The 129K makes more sense considering the bike's age and wear issues that you're finding.

    If this is the case, best to...
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    You could start by purchasing the Haynes and/or...

    You could start by purchasing the Haynes and/or Clymer manuals for your bike. Both are excellent and it wouldn't hurt to have both.

    Usually the first thing to look at in trying to decipher a...
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    The fuses are in there, all the way to the back...

    The fuses are in there, all the way to the back of the headlight shell, behind all the wires, hidden from sight and attached to a board. They are (usually) made of a white porcelain material with the...
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    Ditto. You stand only to lose time and money...

    Ditto.

    You stand only to lose time and money by trying to change the original engineering of this engine. Yup, the parts are pricey, but -- how many 29-year-old rice burners do you see being used...
  14. Thread: 94 R100rt

    by BRICKRIDER
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    +1 Amen. Ride Safely, BrickRider

    +1

    Amen.

    Ride Safely,
    BrickRider
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    I put SS lines on my 83 R100RT. My experience...

    I put SS lines on my 83 R100RT. My experience with them is about 10+ years and about 80,000 miles. The brake lever feel was more firm and precise than with any rubber hose except maybe brand spankin'...
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    I went to a place specializing in customized...

    I went to a place specializing in customized replacement of boat cushions + interiors and RVs. I took the seat pan along and just asked one of the workers how they would install the new stuff....
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    One of the problems associated with a bike that...

    One of the problems associated with a bike that isn't ridden much is that water gets into the brake system, and if not flushed out regularly (every year as suggested by the manfacturer) that moisture...
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    They did - for later model bikes. The German...

    They did - for later model bikes. The German engineers are slower to bring about changes into the marketplace, as in the case of tubeless tire rims; the idea being that more of the bugs are worked...
  19. +1 Makes a lot of sense. Ride Safely,...

    +1

    Makes a lot of sense.

    Ride Safely,
    Brickrider
    2000 K1200LTC
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    +1 Another excellent post, as usual, from...

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    Another excellent post, as usual, from 'Fish.

    Ride Safely,
    BrickRider
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    +1 Excellent Post! Ride Safely, BrickRider

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    Excellent Post!

    Ride Safely,
    BrickRider
  22. Thread: New LT

    by BRICKRIDER
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    Gawd I hope it is not a 6-cylinder. On the...

    Gawd I hope it is not a 6-cylinder.

    On the last ride for last fall's color tour my 2000 K1200LTC got 55 mpg, its best ever (60,000 miles). MPG never goes below 45 and is usually close to 50. This...
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    Excellent Post! BrickRider

    Excellent Post!

    BrickRider
  24. Quotation taken from first post: "If you're...

    Quotation taken from first post:

    "If you're interested, the lawsuit is public record and can be found by anyone with similar gumption to do so."

    Brick
  25. Duhhh...Try reading the originating post to this...

    Duhhh...Try reading the originating post to this thread...

    BrickRider
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