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    Sounds good

    OK,I'll change the bearings,Thank you.
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    Blue wheel bearings in Lesters 83 R100

    I am changing out the inner spacers and shims in my Lesters for the proper preload,I have all the correct BMW parts.The bearings appear blue,must have gotten hot as the preload was/is too tight,but...
  3. Motorrad Elektrik ignition for Dual plugs R100 1983

    Any first hand input on this unit for a Dual pluged 1983 R100 and how it is best timed.Thanks
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    Ebay

    There are some times beautiful finals on Ebay.If the have good pics and you can get a good look at the splines.They may be a lot less than a rebuild I've bought 2 that were at 90% or better.
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    Alter ground

    I didn't like to undo that bolt and remove the ground strap every time I went in to the front cover.So,I cut a slot in the lug at the battery and I loosen the bolt at the battery and slip off the...
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    Parabelum

    That looks like a Parabelum (sp?) wind screen,they come in different heights.Might want to try a taller one.
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    Block heater

    A block heater is for the water jacket in an engine not the oil.Never heard of one being put in the oil sump.It would seem to me that a hole in the pan for a block heater would be a lot more ooga...
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    Heat

    I'd pick up a spare oil pan and grind off the the ridges on the bottom so it is a flat surface to attach a silicone heating pad.That and a battery heater blanket or pad,seems about all you can...
  9. Thread: sourcing wire

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    Napa

    My local Napa has Arctic grade wire,flexable at any temp.and in many colors and sizes.IMO much better than the brittle stock wire.
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    Rings

    Why not just put some new rings in and break them in.I think you mentioned that it was running fine.This would be a low cost alternitive and you could run a compression check.All could be well and if...
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    Do it !!

    I just priced those parts at Moto Bins,ted Porter has them too,and maybe the same price or a little less after ship. Go for the Up Grade,dual plug the heads,then you can handle the low octane...
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    Oh,well!

    On second thought I guess I'll stick to the old lead acid type for now. I'll look up that MOA issue.Thanks
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    Thanks

    Thank you,Just what I wanted to know.Now I can spend some real money on a battery.
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    "S" Fairing

    I have an '83 R100 and an "S" fairing with a Parabelam shield which fits on the "S" fairing availible in different heights like 14,16,and 20 inch,I got the 16 inch.Looks cool and I like it.Had there...
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    Lithium Batteries 1983 R100

    Any input on Shorai batteries.Thinking of getting one.
  16. relay

    Are you looking at the right relay??
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    Parabelum

    I bought the Sport shield and it cracked across lower shield mount.
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    Timing

    You have to reset the timing at or close to TDC or the engine will be fighting itself and be hard to start.With one plug the timing is set before TDC to allow the flame front to develop.With dual...
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    Fat Tube

    So,are you saying that the fat tube type does not need/want addn'l bracing?
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    1983 R100 w/sputnic

    The deal is that it has little torque in 4th,lots of snort in 3rd,but 4th feels like mashed potatoes,as for 5th it's out of the question. There was a 33:11 final and I've switched to a 37:11 which...
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    83 R100 Compression Test

    What is the best way? Seems like I have to warm up engine,take off front cover,disconnect bean can,pull or prop open carbs pull both plugs and put tester on cyl. That unplugging of the bean is a...
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    Valve Guides ,83 R100

    I want to replace the valve guides in a set of heads.My choices are BMW original parts or Epco high temp guides,which are a little more costly.Any insights as to these valve guides.??? Thank You
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    General opinion is 5000 rpm is fine all day on...

    General opinion is 5000 rpm is fine all day on these bikes.Top rpm is like 6500 to 7000.so maybe the bike is not running smooth or has problems.My R100 has a 33;11 that might be worth a try,but I...
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    I have an '83 R100 which is the same.Engine with...

    I have an '83 R100 which is the same.Engine with out oil cooler is 2.50 lt. 2.64 qt.Gear box 800cc .85 Us qts.consescus says don't use synthic. Castrol 20w50 4T has the additives that are recomended...
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    Still Looking.

    re psycle doesn't have them either.Once again,Anyone got a S150 key they could duplicate or spare.I will pay.Please send me PM Thank You.
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