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    Checked all of the online fiches. I will call...

    Checked all of the online fiches. I will call the dealer next but normally they guy I get on the phone there has only vaguely heard of motorcycles, never mind obscure airhead trivia.

    Thought I'd...
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    Connector contacts

    Hey all. I used the search tool but found nothing.

    Does anyone know where to get to crimp contacts that live inside the various plastic connectors on our airheads? A few of mine are looking...
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    + 1 That would be cool

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    That would be cool
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    San Jose BMW also sells an upper fork brace...

    San Jose BMW also sells an upper fork brace exactly like the toaster tan. Very nice.

    Not sure you need to lube the splines inside the drievshaft tube. They are in an oil bath and the manual...
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    I have bought some very large items and some very...

    I have bought some very large items and some very small items from motobins. Always had good service, good pricing, and cost effective shipping.

    The ONLY thing I am unhappy with from motobins...
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    Those are all great examples of where the...

    Those are all great examples of where the experience of others communicated to a wider group can be useful ways to improve your BMW, and advice that should be taken. What they also have in common is...
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    Not to be condescending but... As an engineer...

    Not to be condescending but...

    As an engineer trained in internal combustion engines - both in theory and practice - who went on to become a designer of commercial and military product....who then...
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    Found it!!

    135 mm center to center.
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    Con rod Trivia

    Just curious if anyone knows the center to center dimension for an airhead con rod. An R80 monolever con rod to be specific.
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    I have the exact same kind of dent on the exact...

    I have the exact same kind of dent on the exact same bike. It really used to bug me just knowing it was there. I looked into getting it fixed and eventually decided to live with it. I think of it...
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    Meet Brigitta

    1987 R80. Canadian model. Factory low bars and dual discs. Sweet as apple pie!

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    Maybe obvious, but did the oil rings go in the...

    Maybe obvious, but did the oil rings go in the "right way up"? Meaning the gap is at the 12 o'clock position and not 6 o'clock. You'll see oil consumption for sure if it's the latter.
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    Oil Filter Cover O-ring

    When you replace the oild filter cover o-ring, I suggest using the BMW part and nothing else. I've tried the motobins o-rings and they always leak. And that leaking always looks like an oil pan...
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    What does this look like? Does this go from the...

    What does this look like? Does this go from the diode board to the battery?
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    Remind me, Paul. Are you a proponent of...

    Remind me, Paul. Are you a proponent of upgrading airhead charging systems?
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    Great information guys. Thanks. I'll look into...

    Great information guys. Thanks. I'll look into this a little deeper. The bike always starts and eerything always works, so I'm not terribly worried. More curious than anything (plus I have a bad...
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    Similar Question

    I'm not checkink voltage while riding, but it is "normal" when at rest. My question is.....whenever I come back from a ride I plug in my battery tender right away. Immediately the tender goes into...
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    What he said. $50 plus taxes. Note that this is...

    What he said. $50 plus taxes. Note that this is $35 CHEAPER than paying for entry to the park as a non-summerfest goer (it's actually a Parts Canada Superbike weekend primarily. Lots of people...
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    BMW Summerfest Coming Up

    http://www.bmw-motorrad.ca/summerfest/

    I went for the first time last year and really enjoyed myself. Kind of a mini rally with a Superbike race going on in the background.
    Great food and people...
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    Combat lites: Superb boots! BMW Street Guard...

    Combat lites: Superb boots!
    BMW Street Guard pants. Very nice also. They've protected me me many-a-burn from my hot cylinders.
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    I installed the new gasket last night and...

    I installed the new gasket last night and followed the Snowbum instructions. I don't remember being so painstaking last year when I replaced it so I'm hoping that is the root cause. It was...
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    Interesting point since I happen to also be...

    Interesting point since I happen to also be breaking in new psitons/rings at this time.
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    Torqued it with an in-lb wrench when I installed...

    Torqued it with an in-lb wrench when I installed it. Then loosened and retorqued this season when I noticed some weeping. It only got worse and then leaked so much it coated my rear tire in oil...
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    Oil Pan Gasket Failed

    I replaced the oil pan (sump) gasket and it has started leaking after only @3000 miles. Any thoughts on the early failure?
    Dealer part. I installed it dry.
    R80 Monolever
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    Compared it to a Carbtune

    I made one. Works great. But just to make sure, I recently (last week) compared the readings from mine with a carbtune unit I borrowed from my friend. Same results. In fact, I find my home made...
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