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    Spencer--the idea is to try to help someone with...

    Spencer--the idea is to try to help someone with a request by supplying relevant tech info. I assume the original poster was looking for upgrades to an Airhead and there is much information to be had...
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    I agree with Ikchris--the '85 and on Airheads are...

    I agree with Ikchris--the '85 and on Airheads are way better. You have a choice: Keep the older Airhead stock, keep it maintained and ride it. Or sell it and upgrade to one of the '85 and later...
  3. Northern Wisconsin and the Michigan UP have good...

    Northern Wisconsin and the Michigan UP have good availability of non ethanol fuel and the stations have signs promoting it. But octane will generally be no higher than 91.
  4. Thread: Recall Letters

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    Thanks.

    Thanks.
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    cjack--since TCBMW is closed, I was wondering...

    cjack--since TCBMW is closed, I was wondering which dealer you will be going to for the work?
  6. Thread: brand new R90 S

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    I'd like to know where they got the flip cap...

    I'd like to know where they got the flip cap style gas tank. I had to replace my tank in '78 due to a crash and only the /7 style tanks were available--it is my understanding that BMW changed the...
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    Jeez. I thought Orange County Chopper had gone...

    Jeez. I thought Orange County Chopper had gone out of business.
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    What you have to do is get things cleaned enough...

    What you have to do is get things cleaned enough to where the nut will start. Then, apply valve lapping compound to the threads and gradually work the nut on further and further with alternate...
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    The Max BMW R90S is just begging for a separate...

    The Max BMW R90S is just begging for a separate thread,isn't it?
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    20774's advice is well taken. I had a Boyer...

    20774's advice is well taken. I had a Boyer Branson unit on my R90S back in 1977 or so and it failed on me one morning at home. Went back to the points set up after that.
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    Racer7--What type of plastic was used?

    Racer7--What type of plastic was used?
  12. Ikchris--I agree fully with your thoughts on...

    Ikchris--I agree fully with your thoughts on BMW's inputs on the pump design. Very common for an OEM to rely on a component supplier's expertise and only provide interface dimensions and performance...
  13. rbryson--yes, one of the Li-ion battery vests...

    rbryson--yes, one of the Li-ion battery vests should work fine for you. I have one (Gerbings) and I use it to ride to work 15 miles on cold days in Indiana. I also use it for deer hunting--keeps me...
  14. I am an R1200R rider and materials engineer with...

    I am an R1200R rider and materials engineer with automotive experience in metals and plastics.I have been involved in NHTSA recalls. From what I see in tribble99's photo, the problem looks to be...
  15. I will be watching this thread, but I plan to...

    I will be watching this thread, but I plan to wait for the recall letter before taking action. My '07 R1200R has the all the original fuel fittings and I have left them alone--never had any reason to...
  16. Thread: Instead o'lead?

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    The discussion boils down to this--do you want to...

    The discussion boils down to this--do you want to spend the money to change to hardened valve seats? If you ride your Airhead 1000 miles per year, the answer is probably no--just check the valve...
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    As a metallurgical engineer, I do not advocate...

    As a metallurgical engineer, I do not advocate straightening of rims or any other critical safety parts. One is advised to proceed at one's own risk in this matter. For what it is worth, the wire...
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    "They all do that" is not an acceptable answer....

    "They all do that" is not an acceptable answer. Head shake, as the previous post indicated, is a symptom of loose or badly worn steering head bearings. Front tire size or type can be an issue, but in...
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    In my opinion, Ebay, in the auction format, is...

    In my opinion, Ebay, in the auction format, is the great leveler. The market sets the price. I just sold my '78 RS for $4450 and felt that I got a good price. The bike was good cosmetically and...
  20. Thread: Airhead wheels

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    Darryl--I suspect that buying the BMW outside...

    Darryl--I suspect that buying the BMW outside spoke hole rims won't work for a conversion--the geometry at the hub won't match up. But you might put that proposition to the guys at Woody's.
  21. As others have suggested, it is not the twin...

    As others have suggested, it is not the twin shock vs mono-shock issue per se that makes the difference. It is the upgrades that came along with the model change that included the mono-shock. I have...
  22. I have been very pleased with my '07 R1200R....

    I have been very pleased with my '07 R1200R. About 24k miles on the bike.Main issue I have had is battery life--first one failed at 2 years and was replaced under warranty. Replacement failed 2...
  23. Thread: Fuel line issues

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    Fuel line issues

    In the latest issue of MOAN Paul Glaves wrote about common/often reported problems on on Hexheads one of which was the fuel line quick disconnects . I have a 2007 R1200R and am wondering what action...
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    When I bought my R90S in late '75, the old line...

    When I bought my R90S in late '75, the old line dealer told me that with the /2 air pumps, 4 strokes=1psi. The /6 pumps were less. So, maybe not quite 3000 strokes.
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    I am using the CeeBaileys on the BMW mount. Very...

    I am using the CeeBaileys on the BMW mount. Very happy with it.
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