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  1. Parking light

    Did you use a relay? Snowbums article says that although not necessary it will improve light output and prolong switch life. Saw some possibilities at www.cycleterminal.com for what its worth. Not...
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    Grease

    So what do you suggest to grease the captive bearing? By hand or one of those needle like devices? Bum says you can do it by hand and do a good job. With the seal out of course.
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    Bearings

    Snowbums article explains the fish scale technique thoroughly. According to him it is much more accurate than Duane's "shake test". I am also getting new rubber and Bum says to have it balanced...
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    Bearing change

    Heatgun takes too long so a torch was in order. Also picked up new bearing/seals as the bearings were a bit sketchy. Races came out fairly easily with heat but there is some slight grooving in the...
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    Bearing Preload

    I read Ausherman and Snowbums articles about bearings and I will try to drive out the stack today with the aid of a heatgun. Hopefully it all goes well. Anybody who may want to do this needs to read...
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    /5 front wheel bearings

    Changing the front tire for the first time since I bought the bike and I am having some reservation about driving out the stack for service. Everything seems good and tight, left race is tight in the...
  7. Thread: LED headlight

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    Led

    I believe it is a light/reflector is all one unit according to the picture.
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    LED headlight

    I saw over on the airhead request-micapeak list about some LED headlights that use the standard H 4 connector. I guess HD has them available for their bikes and there are a couple other brands such...
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    Seat pins

    Thanks Lew, I think the PO swapped parts to fix his wife's bike including the rear subframe and sold me the funky one. Its now mechanically sound but needs some things. If you recall I posted about...
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    Pins face the same way.

    Both of my pins face the same way and if your not careful the seat slides off when you raise it, and it is a pain to put back on. I ordered the clips.
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    R75/5 seat mounting.

    What holds the seat hinges from sliding off the pins? I don't have anything on my bike. Looked at the parts fische at Max BMW and didn't see anything in the seat section.
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    LWB/Touring

    My /5 is a LWB and I plan on using the windshield for touring and to take it off when not going long distances. The I am kinda leaning toward the Parabellum shield for the /6 as it is a...
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    resources

    WOW! That is much more organized than the last time I looked at Resources-and-Links thread! Nice!
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    Slash 5 windshield

    Anybody know a source of windshields for /5 LWB toaster besides Parabellum? Everything I see is for 74 and up. They may fit, but if someone is running a particular windscreen I would like to know...
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    Trim

    Should have known to look at Huckys, thanks Kurt!
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    Seat trim for 73 R75/5

    I am getting my seat redone locally and the man says he can't get the 2 pieces of metal trim around the bottom of the seat. Anybody know where this might be obtained? Thanks in advance!
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    Speedo on 73 /5

    Gotta send in the speedo for new numbers, needles and a calibration. How do you get it out after popping off the headlight? Just getting a head start and some advice from you learned hedz before I...
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    100 ll

    I lived down the road from a small airport in SC and that is all I ran in my /5. It loved the gas, but it was also about $6.00 a gallon.
  19. Thread: R90s Scams?

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    I was looking at a Triumph a year ago and the...

    I was looking at a Triumph a year ago and the same deal........Cruise ship employee. I saw the same bike in another publication about a month ago, same pic and info. Beware!
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    Here are some more pics. Perhaps the rear hinge...

    Here are some more pics. Perhaps the rear hinge is bent a bit. Everything else appears straight.4174741748
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    Actually, the hinge looks straight as a pin....

    Actually, the hinge looks straight as a pin. Anybody else have this problem or have any suggestions? I guess i have no choice but to bend the hinge.
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    Seat Position on my 73 R75/5

    The seat sits a bit to the left in the back and I was wondering how to straighten it. It is good in the front and opens and closes smoothly. Can I bend the hinge a bit? Everything seems to be...
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    73 R75/5 trans oil level

    Thanks for the info, I guess it would be impossible to fill it to the black plug on the left side of the tranny since it is higher than the fill hole! Guess I should read the manual correctly where...
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    73 R75/5 trans oil level

    No, not that rubber plug. I just finished torquing the head, setting the valves, and after a little warm up ride, I changed the oil and am about to change the tranny oil, there is a black rubber...
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    73 R75/5 trans oil level

    I was wondering about how to tell how your trans oil is at the correct level without measuring 800 CC as the Clymer manual says. Is there a plug you can pull at the proper level and the oil comes...
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