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    I never gave that a thought, but that is a great...

    I never gave that a thought, but that is a great idea. Does your R100 leak more with Harley oil in it? :bolt
    I will look into Harley oil going forward, thanks chasingdaylight.
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    Type of riding and riding style can also effect...

    Type of riding and riding style can also effect reliability and longevity. My job has me driving a lot of miles in my car and I routinely keep them until 350K. Being all highway miles is easier on an...
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    Poll: Liquid Engineering Thread.

    I'm interested in what oil types we are using in our airheads. Sorry limited to 10 options. I don't want to get into any deep oil speak but if you want to add some basic info: Dino or Synthetic etc...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    RT & RS Fairings

    Do the RT and RS fairings share the same lower sections?
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    Yep, what he said. Fill tank to brim, add Stabil,...

    Yep, what he said. Fill tank to brim, add Stabil, ride 10 miles to get stabil through carbs, drain carb bowls, park, add battery tender and cover.
  7. Decision made, Granada Red! and it will look...

    Decision made, Granada Red! and it will look good. Be sure to post some after pics.

    I'm considering a 90S Orange/Silver fade for my '86RT, black out the wheels and put on some old style valve...
  8. It's up to you. Mine is getting a little battle...

    It's up to you. Mine is getting a little battle worn and when the time comes I will repaint it and refurbish some parts like the wheels. Mine will never be in a museum and I don't care about its...
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    Maybe it's your right hip joint or knee, how old...

    Maybe it's your right hip joint or knee, how old are you? :gerg

    Sorry, couldn't resist.

    :jester
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    :dance I agree, you do learn something everyday...

    :dance I agree, you do learn something everyday about these wonderful machines. Thanks for the info and I might give that a shot on my next ride. It makes sense that a carb balance under load or...
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    Haha, looks over function. Riding in the rain the...

    Haha, looks over function. Riding in the rain the Bings do become very effective water pumps.
  12. Thread: As always

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    QUOTE:>>Exact color for the wheels. (repaint...

    QUOTE:>>Exact color for the wheels. (repaint twice) Cleaning the splines with a Q tip for an hour.


    Oh my.
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    :lurk :drink :stick any progress...

    :lurk :drink :stick any progress Brewmeister?
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    I also have an '86 R80RT and it reads 45mph when...

    I also have an '86 R80RT and it reads 45mph when I am doing an actual 40mph. It reads 77mph when I am doing an actual 70mph. I just do the mental math and adjust accordingly. Wayne's idea seems...
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    Question #1: With the bike on the stand and...

    Question #1: With the bike on the stand and revving the engine in neutral is the vibration there?
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    I stick to what the handbook recommends. I am...

    I stick to what the handbook recommends. I am sure the propeller heads in the BMW R&D have reasons why they chose that tire size rather than it looking right under the fender. just my 2c.
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    I have never understood the reason someone would...

    I have never understood the reason someone would buy into the freedom of a motorcycle only to fly in formation and hence be controlled by the actions of others around you. odd.

    When I come up...
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    :brow :)

    :brow


    :)
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    I kinda agree with Osbornk. I rebuilt my carbs...

    I kinda agree with Osbornk. I rebuilt my carbs more out of fear from posts I'd read. My bike had sat for a couple of years but the fuel had been drained from the carbs. It ran the same afterwards as...
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    I have taken mine out while the carb is still on...

    I have taken mine out while the carb is still on the bike. There is a recess in the carb body that the diaphragm locates on so you get it aligned correctly. You'll see tab on the outer edge of the...
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    The fuel and air kept pumping into the cyclinders...

    The fuel and air kept pumping into the cyclinders but the spark stopped sparking. When the ignition started working again there was a lot of fuel in the cylinders and exhaust and it went boom....
  22. Thread: New Logo

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    New Logo

    Why was BMW dropped from the new logo? (MOA)
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    Poll: I'm confused, why would you let someone else...

    I'm confused, why would you let someone else decide what bike you ride anywhere?
    :scratch
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    Yeah, go ahead, rub it in for us who live in the...

    Yeah, go ahead, rub it in for us who live in the land of straight as far as the eye can see!
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    Thanks Kurt, I shoulda thunk to search..oh well.

    Thanks Kurt, I shoulda thunk to search..oh well.
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