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    Rick, Glad my photo and comments helped, and...

    Rick,
    Glad my photo and comments helped, and everything's back to proper working order. Yes--I remember working on that switch is a royal PITA.
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    While this photo does not show the switch...

    While this photo does not show the switch mounted, it does show it's location. The wire in the red circle is the wire leading from the brake switch.
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    When I get home, I can look at my 88 R100 RT....

    When I get home, I can look at my 88 R100 RT. But, it looks as though the switch is installed in the wrong place. It should be higher up and on the inside of the frame, if my memory serves me right....
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    +1 I've found the lighting of the instruments to...

    +1 I've found the lighting of the instruments to be somewhat lacking and could use improvement.
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    I think there are several companies that make the...

    I think there are several companies that make the solo cowl seats. I did a quick Google search and found caferace.com

    http://www.caferace.com/

    I'm sure there are other companies if you search....
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    I would send them an email. On another forum I'm...

    I would send them an email. On another forum I'm on, people have commented about Siebenrock's aftermark products.
  7. To the best of my knowledge, the inlet spigots on...

    To the best of my knowledge, the inlet spigots on the heads are different, and I would assume that they would have to be changed out. Whether or not there other issues to consider is another...
  8. Thread: Big oil mess

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    Here's an updated on what happened to the jug. I...

    Here's an updated on what happened to the jug. I finally got around to cleaning up the mess. What appears to have happened is that air escaped when the temperatures increased, then when we had a...
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    I can neither confirm nor deny this. When I got...

    I can neither confirm nor deny this. When I got my tires replaced a while back, the service technician (at an independent shop) indicated that the modern tires today require higher pressures than the...
  10. Thread: Big oil mess

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    I'm sure my floor is stained already. I had the...

    I'm sure my floor is stained already. I had the container in the corner of the garage, which is out of sight. I first thought the oil smell in the garage was coming from my bike (an 88 R100 RT). I...
  11. Thread: Big oil mess

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    Keep in mind, I had purchased a large used oil...

    Keep in mind, I had purchased a large used oil container at the local hardware store. While I had filled it up somewhat, it was still mostly air in there. I'm sure it was the air that expanded to...
  12. Thread: Big oil mess

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    Big oil mess

    We've had a heat wave here, and the plastic jug I bought for used oil storage (yeah it was designed for it) burst dumping a bunch of oil on the floor. Any suggestions on how to clean up the mess....
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    Siebenrock topcase TK50

    Has anyone tried Siebenrock's top case for the monoshock Airheads? (http://www.siebenrock.com/en/products/luggage/4654160.html) As my son gets close to the age where I can take him on the back, this...
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    I guess I should reply what I ended up using. I...

    I guess I should reply what I ended up using. I went to the local hardware store and read through all the adhesives. JB Weld was the only one that indicated it worked on fiberglass and metal, so...
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    I was expecting something like..."I play one on...

    I was expecting something like..."I play one on TV," or "I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express."
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    Fairing nut insert repair

    I sure this has been discussed, but I was not successful in finding a thread on it.

    I'm replacing my windscreen and noticed that one of the nut inserts that holds the side adjustment brackets...
  17. Well, it's been a while since I've looked back...

    Well, it's been a while since I've looked back there, and from the left side of the bike, it didn't look that way. But yes, it's underneath the driveshaft boot. Thanks for the suggestion. For...
  18. I'll give it a quick look next time I'm out...

    I'll give it a quick look next time I'm out there.


    I don't see how the neutral switch or the drive shaft boot can cause oil dripping down off of the clutch lever at the rear of the transmission,...
  19. Leaking tranny oil through the clutch lever assembly

    The bike: 88 R100 RT. The issue: I'm leaking tranny oil through the clutch lever assembly at the back of the transmission. It's dripping down the clutch lever, but is not leaking from beneath the...
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    It's definitely not the filler cap. He has a 95...

    It's definitely not the filler cap. He has a 95 RT, which has the SHED system and a non-vented cap. I wonder if the SHED system is intact or if it has been removed. I doubt it's the cause if...
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    Are you talking about the Grimeca rotors? If so,...

    Are you talking about the Grimeca rotors? If so, I purchased a set about 5-6 years ago and I've been very happy with them. They come with new carriers and the rotors are bolted on (to the carriers)...
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    It's possible that the number is wrong in the...

    It's possible that the number is wrong in the book. Just saying typos happen all the time.
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    The worst car I ever owned was a 2001.5 VW...

    The worst car I ever owned was a 2001.5 VW Passat. It made my American cars seem like pillars of reliability. The car was awesome in many ways, but it absolutely failed in reliability.
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    Perhaps, but it depends on when the shock is...

    Perhaps, but it depends on when the shock is replaced and for what reason. For those who purchase a new bike then replace the shock within the first year, then I would say you are correct. However,...
  25. I tried Lasertecs about 6-7 years ago (I think). ...

    I tried Lasertecs about 6-7 years ago (I think). The front tire wore out real quick. At that time, I was able to compare tread depth, and the Lasertecs had about 2/3 the amount of most other tires....
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