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  1. Thread: R75/5

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    Bob's BMW in Maryland gets a lot of my business....

    Bob's BMW in Maryland gets a lot of my business.
    Don is their designated airhead go-to guy manning the phones as far as I can tell.
    Their number is :

    800-269-2627
  2. This bunch sure tends to grow on you. Funny,...

    This bunch sure tends to grow on you.

    Funny, I visit every day pretty much and have since I bought the R75/5, and damn if CDD still hasn't finished that 40.
  3. Thread: Head Damage

    by ebeeby
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    Let me know where you get readers for 2 bucks -...

    Let me know where you get readers for 2 bucks - mine cost 10. :)
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    Ted Porter's shop returned the old parts when he...

    Ted Porter's shop returned the old parts when he re-worked my R75/5 heads (valve recession). The old seats had a bead welded to them for removal purposes. I understood this to be a well known...
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    Total bummer. Is the machinist a known airhead...

    Total bummer. Is the machinist a known airhead head man ?
  6. Thread: Head Damage

    by ebeeby
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    Is that a casting imperfection or a crack in the...

    Is that a casting imperfection or a crack in the well of the valve guide?
  7. Thread: R75 /5 or /6

    by ebeeby
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    Gosh that is the most beautiful toaster I've ever...

    Gosh that is the most beautiful toaster I've ever seen. Wow.
  8. Thread: Fixing Flats

    by ebeeby
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    You can use half of the center stand to "break"...

    You can use half of the center stand to "break" the bead on the tire. Let the bike do the work. Throw the OEM irons in the Mississippi and get some 12" irons to take along.
  9. Nicely done! I have a feeling that Moe, Larry...

    Nicely done!

    I have a feeling that Moe, Larry and Curly await the numbnuts who over-torque and strip these things. Some fingers in the eyes, hammer blows to the head, clumps of hair pulled out -...
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    Where are you located?

    Where are you located?
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    Um, rubber grommets? Do you mean the push-rod...

    Um, rubber grommets? Do you mean the push-rod tube seals underneath the cylinder openings in the case?
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    Mine didn't leak, but when I did a top end job I...

    Mine didn't leak, but when I did a top end job I discovered that the PO had assembled the headers/seals wrong. Getting that right would be where I would start.
  13. You need to send that beauty down here to Dallas...

    You need to send that beauty down here to Dallas so I can keep it for you in this nice dry, warm, salt free desert like climate. Of course I would need to ride it every week - to keep the seals wet...
  14. You left out "slightly inebriated beer swilling...

    You left out "slightly inebriated beer swilling ...."

    Then it fits to a "T" :)
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    +1 on Oak's top end manual. That and all the...

    +1 on Oak's top end manual. That and all the experience here will make it a straight-forward satisfying job.
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    Just my crusty/frugal/geezer 2 cents - The flat...

    Just my crusty/frugal/geezer 2 cents - The flat plate gasket is reusable for many many oil changes. Hang the new one on the wall for when you really need it.

    +1 on the getting the oil filter...
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    You could very easily have a bad battery out of...

    You could very easily have a bad battery out of the box. Can you borrow a battery just to eliminate the possibility ?
  18. You need to pull the fuel lines and test the fuel...

    You need to pull the fuel lines and test the fuel flow from each petcock. One bad tank of gas can clog the screen inside the tank.

    Second thing to consider is a torn diaphram in the carb - how...
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    This can't be settled until you re-check them in...

    This can't be settled until you re-check them in 1000 miles. If they have closed again you may have the dreaded receding valve seats.

    .006" and .008" are MUCH quieter than .008" and .010"
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    Sorry for the hijack - but did you ever figure...

    Sorry for the hijack - but did you ever figure out why you were breaking starter housings? I missed the denouement of that story...
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    That is how I have my Sears (but I do have a real...

    That is how I have my Sears (but I do have a real poncho) 3/8th and 1/2" torque wrenches checked - against my local indie Porsche guru's Snap-on jillion dollar, super-conducting, super-colliding...
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    Nice catch on the clutch pivot pin - that needs...

    Nice catch on the clutch pivot pin - that needs immediate attention.
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    Well, it is easy to fark up a seal on...

    Well, it is easy to fark up a seal on installation. Still, knowing your, um history with these sorts of things :) , it may not be as it appears.....
  24. Thread: My 75/5

    by ebeeby
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    What a great color! Is this a current photo or...

    What a great color! Is this a current photo or from 1983? (looks like an 80-something Ford and a 70-something MG in the background)
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    Glad it worked out , and glad I can say I told...

    Glad it worked out , and glad I can say I told you so because I NEVER get to say I told you so! :)
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