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    Thanks

    Thanks for the very detailed advice. With my general lack of courage, I think I'll give the o-ring replacement a go first.

    Not being up to speed on terminology, I assume the "bean can" is the...
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    Oil Leak - Front Engine Cover

    The bike is a '82 R65LS with ~30k miles. It only gets riden a few hundred miles a year. Started it a couple of days ago and noticed smoke from the bottom of the front engine cover. Shut it down...
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    Thanks to All

    for the ton of useful information. We'll see what tomorrow morning's visit to the seller brings! He is also listing a '76 orange R90S for $9500!

    rickt

    ;)
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    Numbers Matching?

    So, will a numbers matching bike always have identical numbers stamped on the frame and the engine?

    rickt
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    Differential?

    How do I verify that the differential is corrrect?

    rickt
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    R90S Keys to Purchase

    I'm looking at a '74 R90S tomorrow morning and would like a few pointers on what to look for. Most importantly, I need to know how to confirm that it is a "numbers matching" bike. The bike is said...
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    Good News & Thank You

    After a bit of searching, I did locate the fuse box (below the rear of the tank) and lo and behold one of the fuses was blown. A very thoughtful PO had left a tin of 8A fuses with the bike and the...
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    Testing the Relay

    I searched my three airhead manuals (factory, Clymer, & Haynes) for assistance on trouble-shooting the turn signal relay. Haven't even found directions on where it is located. Thanks to boxermaf...
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    Turn Signal Relay Fried?

    I noticed a couple of days ago that the left turn signal indicator bulb on the dash of my '82 R65LS was dead. The turn signals (both left and right) worked fine. So, thinking that the indicator...
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    Yes, I leave the cap off the reservoir. ...

    Yes, I leave the cap off the reservoir. Depending on the amount of fluid you push into the system, you may have to remove some from the reservoir to prevent overflow. I work in the medical industry...
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    Kurt, Thanks for the information. Hopefully,...

    Kurt,

    Thanks for the information. Hopefully, I'll be able to get to the bike this weekend. It appears that winter might really be over!

    rickt
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    I've had pretty much the same problem trying to...

    I've had pretty much the same problem trying to vacuum bleed the brakes on all my bikes. I had better luck using a 50-ml syringe to "push" the fluid in through the bleeder.

    The problem with...
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    New Ignition Switch - Which Wire Where?

    My '82 R65LS quit running several times during the last ride in the fall. Diagnosed the problem as a failed ignition switch. After approximately three months of effort on the part of MAX BMW and a...
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    R65LS Ignition Switch Replacement

    I need to replace the ignition switch in the Spring on my '82 R65LS. I've not been able to find the key code and I would like to retain the same key for the ignition, seat, and fork lock. A...
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    Electrical Problem - Ignition Switch?

    I was preparing the '82 R65LS for its long winter nap last weekend and took a short ride around the neighborhood before removing the battery. At the first stop sign the bike died - no juice as far...
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    Same problem

    This spring I completed a full brake restoration on an '82 R65LS. I diassembled both calipers, cleaned all internals, and installed new seals. The ATE seal kits are readily available and the...
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    K75 Front Tire - Recommendation

    I've narrowed down my squirrly front end to the front tire. I've run a Metzeler ME33 Laser on my '87 K75C for many, many years. I'm looking for a change. I've located a number of possibilities in...
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    Spline lube - problem encountered

    All went well on my first attempt at lubing the rear splines of my '87 K75C until.....
    I was attempting to reinstall the drive shaft. The shaft went in fine until I attempted to urge it the last...
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    Where does that fuel hose go?

    Just pulled the tank of my '87 K75C and discovered a rather dry and cracked fuel hose. This one connects to the front pipe on the tank and I believe it is the return line. Can't see where the other...
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    Surprised no one metioned

    Moto-Bins in England. I don't know the current exchange rate and, of course, there is the shipping, but this vendor has an outstanding selection of BMW parts. I've nearly completed a restoration of...
  21. Thread: Gas leaking

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    Filter in line

    Yes, I installed a filter when I put the bike back together. When I had this type of leak a couple of months ago, I removed the bowl - there was no sign of sediment. I just dried it out, put it...
  22. Thread: Gas leaking

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    Gas leaking

    from the bottom of the carb. I've almost completed the restoration of my '82 R65LS. Got the TwinMax out tonight to fine-tune the carbs and encountered a problem that I thought I had solved a couple...
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    Self Taught Painter

    About six years ago I decided I would teach myself the fine art of automotive painting. It was always something that interested me and I was beginning the restoration of a '65 Corvair. No better...
  24. Thread: New Leak

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    New Leak

    I finally found a few minutes to move the R65LS around the garage this afternoon. It would appear I discovered another issue for my restoration program. A very visible lubricant leak was observed...
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    Gettin a Grip On

    Any suggestions on the best method for replacing bar grips. I'm never certain whether the new grips should receive lubricant or adhesive when pushing them onto the bar.

    Rick T
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