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    Avgas

    Yeah it is slightly off the books, so to speak, but I have never been stopped and had anyone test the fuel in my tank. And I don't do it for the octane- It is just because it is so good for storage....
  2. Thread: Bike in storage

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    getting it on the road again

    An R100S in storage? I can do you a really big favor by taking that off your hands. :-)
    I would get a hold of the owners manual (must be online somewhere) and going through the entire annual...
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    long tire irons

    I still have my original BMW irons, but ever since I got a long set (like the first poster mentioned) I consider the BMW iron for emergency use only. The long ones are pretty easy to use, and they...
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    R90/6 tires and stability

    1-Get the steering, swingarm and wheel bearings absolutely right and replace them if at all questionable. Steering bearings too tight will give spooky weaving at moderate speeds, but at high speeds...
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    R75/5 charging w grips

    I have to say I found the 180W /5 rather marginal unless I was really on the highway. I upgraded to a /7 280W system 30 years ago and can't believe the difference. It actually maintains charge...
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    280 watts works for me.

    I do the same. I have a Gerbing jacket liner. I also turn off the vest for the last minute or two- I'm going to a warm insides, anyway. I have used it on the R75/5 (/7 electrics), R90/6 and R60/6....
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    fuse relocator

    As I recall, the fuse relocator was essentially a fuse replacement that had wires that shunted outside to an external holder. So I sacrificed two fuses to make two. I cut the fuse metallic element,...
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    winter is icummen in

    (with apologies to Chaucer)
    I drain the gas, be sure there is no moisture in the tanks, inspect with a light, and replace it with avgas (100LL). It has a shelf life of two years. I drain the bowls,...
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    New Gerbing controller on older airhead

    Hi- I've posted this in the Gear section it might belong, upon reflection, in Airheads.
    Essentially, I can't get one of the new Gerbing single controllers to work on a /6 or /7 electrical system,...
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    My suggestion as to why the wiring block melted...

    My suggestion as to why the wiring block melted is a dirty, high resistance connection somewhere at he board. Did a screw loosen in 40 years? Maybe. Also, lots of improper connections in those pics,...
  11. Thread: Consumer reports

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    sampling error?

    One of the things that I think others may have sort of touched on, but not directly addressed, is the sampling. I noticed that two Japanese brands (I think Suzuki and Kawasaki) had 'too few responses...
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    What a choice!

    Well, I've had a SWB R75/5 since 1976 and it is still my daily ride. My wife has had an R90/6 since 1984 and it is her daily ride. And sometimes mine, if I'm lucky. I would give a gently nod to the...
  13. Thread: vintage road trip

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    Ride That 1955 R50

    We also have a 1955 R50, and may ride to West Bend as well. But for us, it's only about 75 miles. But we toured a lot on the 'old ones' (our new ones are a R75/5 and R90/6).
    In addition to those...
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