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    OK, after going up the street to Ace, the place...

    OK, after going up the street to Ace, the place with the helpful hardware man, to retrieve an 8 X 1 mm nut for the brake switch, I thought this job would be a no brainer. The mounting hole is neatly...
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    I will try to locate where else the switch may be...

    I will try to locate where else the switch may be located. I am expecting a Homer Simpson moment at that point. "Du-oh"
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    I will look into that. I recall that there was...

    I will look into that. I recall that there was some other setup on the bike when I bought it 10 years ago. Whatever it was has gone the way pf the dinosaur.
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    Rear brake-switch set-up?

    The rear brake switch on the 1988 R100 seems to be now missing a critical linkage.
    It now looks like this 46201 There is now a large airspace where something once interfaced between the actual...
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    Any idea what this is?

    I was rooting through an old coffee can filled with BMW parts, looking for a decent and serviceable muffler return spring, when I ran across this little beauty. Anyone have a clue what this is or...
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    there is a simple way to do this job that Matthew...

    there is a simple way to do this job that Matthew Parkhouse wrote about in the Owners News. rather than removing the cylinder from the piston after removing the head, and removing the nuts holding...
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    Matthew happens to live not a mile from me. I...

    Matthew happens to live not a mile from me. I have been more acquainted with Matthew than he with me, I somehow imagine. I have been in and out of the Pikes Peak BMW club over the years and that's...
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    Just asking for knowledge of...

    Just asking for knowledge of availability.........OK, next?
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    it maybe too late for this fix'em post....

    it maybe too late for this fix'em post. nonetheless, I have found myself in the same position. I used a piece of a broken hacksaw blade to cut through the nut by hand. cutting in one direction only,...
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    Tool Box Availability?

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    The image in the attached line drawing shows a deep tool box for a BMW. I took this image from bob's microfiche for the 1988 R100RS. As you may or may not know, this part is unavailable from...
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    by Manitou_Commando
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    This cannot be accomplished. Flat out. I have...

    This cannot be accomplished. Flat out. I have really long needle nose pliers and interference is too great. Removing the front muffler on this bike is the ticket.
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    OK, I tried lowering the power plant and there is...

    OK, I tried lowering the power plant and there is too much interference for it to lower in height.

    However, I removed the rear mufflers and the front muffler and viola, plenty of room! That was...
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    Wayne, I can see that working! Lowering will...

    Wayne,

    I can see that working! Lowering will be only ~ 1", though. Lowering the engine with a floor jack will make it a controlled exercise and help it get back up ictnto place with less teeth...
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    Oops.

    Has anyone else re-installed their airhead gearbox (in this case, 1988 R100) and neglected to connect the neutral switch wiring?
    Does anyone have a way to connect the two wires to the neutral switch...
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    Matthew observed the relative scarcity of the...

    Matthew observed the relative scarcity of the problem - battery showing adequate voltage yet unable to sustain a load - in that in his experience, he has seen this less than a handful of times in the...
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    OK, update. What appeared to be the starter relay...

    OK, update. What appeared to be the starter relay was not indeed the starter relay. The bike would not start a few days ago, after several days of running just fine. Keep in mind that nothing was...
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    Your gearbox most likely needs a rebuild. By...

    Your gearbox most likely needs a rebuild. By 80,000 miles, all of the bearing are compromised and the seals could stand to be replaced.
    I paid a guy $500 who did it for me overnight. He has all the...
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    I cleaned the female contacts for the first time...

    I cleaned the female contacts for the first time in 10+ years and wiped the dust off the spades. Stuck the old relay back in and the starter turned right over.

    This gave me pause as experience...
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    I bought a new relay at NAPA - $17, cheap - and...

    I bought a new relay at NAPA - $17, cheap - and stuck it in. Oddly, when I pressed the starter button with the key in the OFF position, the relay would open and close, audibly. When the key was...
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    How does one diagnose whether or not the starter...

    How does one diagnose whether or not the starter button is working?
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    Starter not turning....

    Hi Folks,

    Pressed the starter button today (after turning the key) and not so much as a solenoid click. Charged the battery (2 years old). Valeo starter installed 5+ years ago. Did a rudimentary...
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    The Tick Tock Shop...

    The Tick Tock Shop (http://www.ticktockshoponline.com/ 719/475-8585) in Colorado Springs has twice repaired my 1988 BMW clock. Both times they told me it has a capacitor that goes bad and is simple...
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    Instrument glass: replacement?

    Hi all.
    The glass on my speedo has cracked. It's a 1988 R100RS. I don't see the replacement glass listed on the microfische anywhere.
    This must be a relatively common thing that breaks from time...
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    It sounds as though the stud with the loose nut @...

    It sounds as though the stud with the loose nut @ the ex. rocker tower has stripped its threads in the engine case. Remove the nut and unscrew the stud from its thread. If it withdraws easily, you...
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    Yo Jaybird, Tell us a bit more if you would....

    Yo Jaybird,

    Tell us a bit more if you would. How many miles on the gearbox and what precipitated its removal? If it has not been worked on, have you considered having the cir-clip upgrade done?...
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