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    AK & YT riders

    Greetings from Whitehorse! I ride an '81 R100 RS. I am in the anonymous book - had quite a few folks stop by for help or just to stop by. There are few BMW's in Town - nothing in an organized sense....
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    Ignition troubles

    One of the routine tasks that you should perform, if you have not already done this, is to apply dilectic grease to the bottom of the ignition control unit. It could be that this unit is over heating...
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    just cut out

    I have an '81 R100RS, I was lucky enough to drive down from the Yukon this summer to two rallies - one in Menlo Wash. and the second was in Nakusp BC. About 50 Kms from Nakusp my bike died - very...
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    replacement coil

    Greetings believe it or not but a Harley Coil part #31614-83A, new they run about $50.00, ebay $1.00 or so. I am running one on my '81 RS with no problems.

    Mike.
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    Alaska

    Zinger, you have picked the best time to come north to Alaska. Most folk seem to want to come up north in late July/August. I live in Whitehorse Yukon and August is Fall and the weather can be cold....
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    Alaska/BC trip

    Greetings from Whitehorse Yukon, as the previous writer mentioned it is a quick trip to Whitehorse (1.5 - 2 hours) from Skagway. How far north do you want to go or are you palning on heading straight...
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    pushrod seals

    Greetings, I replaced the pushrod seals last spring and used yamabond on both surfaces, but only a thin coat - no leaks. As for the carbon, I took the heads, pistons to a local machine shop and had...
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    exhaust wrench

    I bought mine from San Jose BMW, $19.95. you can find it at www.sjbmw.com/parts. If you are going to keep your bike and do your own work it would be good to have this wrench as part of your tool...
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    Riding with Kids

    Greetings, in 2005 my 12 year old and I rode back to the Yukon from Virginia - through Ontario, Michigan, Wisconsin and back roads south of I90 through to Oregon and up through Vancouver Island then...
  10. Thread: Airmail

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    '81 R100 Airmail article

    I am glad to hear from others about the state of their '81 vintage bikes. I have an'81 RT with a RS fairing and have encountered none of the problems that Oak has written about. Maybe it is the '81...
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    Greetings from Whitehorse, Yukon. Right now it is...

    Greetings from Whitehorse, Yukon. Right now it is a balmy -35 and looks like it is going to be around for a while. I have driven the alcan more time that i can count, as others have stated it is...
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    Pushrod tube seals

    Greetings, I have to concur with Jeff, this is a fairly simple process. Look for the tech article on the Airheads website and it is quite straight forward. I just did mine and it took about 15...
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    Tires on the Alcan

    Greetings from Whitehorse Yukon, I did a trip from Virginia back home to the Yukon last summer on an '81 R100RS. I probably should have replaced the Dunlops before I reached Victoria, British...
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