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    R nine T Customization Options

    BH - Different handlebars are not an official accessory for the R nine T. Here's what's being offered (see below). I got the MSRP of three items from the BMW exhibit at the recent Progressive show....
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    1972 R75/5 Sidestand - Favor?

    Could someone with an R75/5 do me a big favor? With the bike on the center stand, pull out the side stand and measure the distance from the bottom of the "foot" to the ground?

    I believe my side...
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    Thank You Tooldtocare

    You were absolutely correct tooldtocare, the rubber "grommets" or bushes go over the springs that connect to the center stand. My original ones were obviously long gone when I bought the bike. ...
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    Over The Springs?

    Hmm. That's an interesting idea - hadn't considered that. Over the springs might also help keep them somewhat in position, so they don't pop-off the lugs on the stand when they are not under...
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    R75/5 Center Stand Question

    I'm about to replace the center stand on my 1972 R75/5. Can anyone tell me where the two rubber "stoppers" go? (referred to as grommets in other diagrams). They are #6 and #7 on page 671 of the...
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    All good comments and suggestions gentlemen. ...

    All good comments and suggestions gentlemen. Disconnecting the battery is a must before removing the front engine cover. Getting the cover off, past the horn, almost inevitably means it's going to...
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    I've never had much success using the kick-start...

    I've never had much success using the kick-start on my 1972 R75/5. It seems to be difficult to get enough muscle into it to turn the engine over fast enough to catch. I agree with the other guys -...
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    Thanks - put my multimeter on the diode board and...

    Thanks - put my multimeter on the diode board and it's fried.

    Here's a useful link for bench-testing the board:
    http://jhau.maliwi.de/mot/r-elec.html

    The board has conductivity almost...
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    Doh, I think I understand now. The diode chassis...

    Doh, I think I understand now. The diode chassis is actually in 2 halves. The lower half has the B+ terminal for power and the lower mounting holes are insulated from the engine casing. The top...
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    Diode Board - Mounting Bolts Short the Battery?

    I think I'm getting a clue to what's going on. I replaced the diode board a while back with one made by Wehrle (pic attached). While it looks identical to the original factory board, closer...
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    Thank you all for your input. Consensus is I...

    Thank you all for your input. Consensus is I have a pretty massive short somewhere, which fits with my previous experience of flattening two batteries so badly they could no longer be charged.
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    Thank you all for your suggestions. I'll post...

    Thank you all for your suggestions. I'll post the outcome when I get it sorted.

    Regards, N.
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    Thanks David & Tom. David - yes, the battery...

    Thanks David & Tom.

    David - yes, the battery ground strap bolts onto the rear side of the transmission housing etc. So like you, 13+ volts between the negative side of the battery and the frame,...
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    1972 R75/5 Voltage to Ground Question

    I'm a new member, so thanks in advance for replies.

    I have a 1972 R75/5 Toaster. Can anyone tell me whether 13+ volts between the battery ground strap and the frame is normal for this bike? I'd...
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