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    Hi, Mind Trainer, The last I knew, 441...

    Hi, Mind Trainer,
    The last I knew, 441 Cycle, the Ft. Lauderdale BMW dealer. was a pretty decent dealer. The reason they won't sell you the caliper "O" rings is that BMW doesn't sell them. ...
  2. Thread: Spline lube

    by PHMARVIN
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    Hi, BimmerCrab, You only grease the shaft,...

    Hi, BimmerCrab,
    You only grease the shaft, NOT the clutch splines. When you reassemble the gearbox to the engine, the shaft enters the clutch splines. Any excess grease will be pushed BACK. ...
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    Hi, Rapz, The German racing color is white. ...

    Hi, Rapz,
    The German racing color is white. And German race cars were painted white - up to a point. In the late '20's or 30's, the formula allowed for a maximum weight. When the Mercedes...
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    Hi, Barrettnjones, Now that you've already...

    Hi, Barrettnjones,
    Now that you've already removed the flywheel, I hope you first blocked the crank so it can't move forward
  5. Thread: Cigars?

    by PHMARVIN
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    Hi, Peter, Good riddance to bad rubbish! I...

    Hi, Peter,
    Good riddance to bad rubbish! I hope you'll be happy wherever you go, but please go - now. I don't want to put up with this crap any more!
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    Hi, Steve, Go anywhere you want and try to...

    Hi, Steve,
    Go anywhere you want and try to buy 90wt hypoid gear oil. You can find 80w90, 75w90 and 75w140. But straight 90, no. With the final drive problems reported on a number of models,...
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    I have no idea who Howard Lee is, but I spent a...

    I have no idea who Howard Lee is, but I spent a few years in Chapel Hill - 1965-68 and again 1972-73. Since I received my degree, I have rarely gone back there.
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    What a WONDERFUL video. And Wagner's Ride of the...

    What a WONDERFUL video. And Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries was so apropos. I enjoyed it almost as much as, I'm sure, Mrs. Kline did! My hat's off to those who arranged such a treat.
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    Once I had my R90/6 fall over on the ferry from...

    Once I had my R90/6 fall over on the ferry from Liverpool to Dublin. Fortunately, I had taken out a relatively inexpensive ocean/marine policy for the trip and, without question, they paid for a new...
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    Hi, Campbell, The long bolt should measure...

    Hi, Campbell,
    The long bolt should measure 23mm in length. Back in the day, there was a batch of 30mm bolts. If you fully screw one in, you could damage the thermostat. They weren't too...
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    Hi, Look at message 3. The extras I see are...

    Hi,
    Look at message 3. The extras I see are the adjustable wrench, the thin shock wrench (probably for Koni shocks) and the long tire pressure gauge. The stock gauge was only 3 or 4 inches...
  12. Thread: K75rt gas ?

    by PHMARVIN
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    Hi, Paul, I just checked the owner's manuals...

    Hi, Paul,
    I just checked the owner's manuals on both my '94 K75 and '95 K75RTP. I was surprised. Both call for mid-grade fuel. It actually says 95RM (research method, 85MM (motor method) or...
  13. Thread: K75rt gas ?

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    Hi, BMW themselves recommend regular fuel. ...

    Hi,
    BMW themselves recommend regular fuel. 91ROZ octane is the recommendation and it corresponds to 87 pump octane here in the USA. Yes, the bike will run fine on premium, but it will cost you...
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    Hi, Randy, Remember, on I-20 a few miles...

    Hi, Randy,
    Remember, on I-20 a few miles east of Monahans and most of I-10 from somewhere east of Junction is posted at an 80mph speed limit. The 80mph stops at the El Paso County line. ...
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    Hi, Randy, If you are serious about the...

    Hi, Randy,
    If you are serious about the ride, I have a suggestion. You have 24 hours to do the 1000 miles. About 5 miles north of the Fabens exit is Cattlemens Steakhouse. It is a Very good...
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    In the past, i have used BMW batteries in my...

    In the past, i have used BMW batteries in my K-bikes (K1100LT's and K75's). The slosh ones (have to check and add water periodically) generally lasted about 3 years before taking a dump. The last...
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    Hi, Roger, Legitimate R100CS's have a...

    Hi, Roger,
    Legitimate R100CS's have a particular run of serial numbers, as do the R100, the RS, the RT, etc. Check your bike's number against the lists and you'll see what model your bike was...
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    Hi, Jwetering, I wouldn't be too sure the...

    Hi, Jwetering,
    I wouldn't be too sure the leak is from the rear main seal. Much more common is a leak from the clutch nut. There is an "O" ring behind the nut and it hardens and cracks from...
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    Hi, P2, There were very, very few legitimate...

    Hi, P2,
    There were very, very few legitimate 1983 R100CS's for the USA market. The only ones were built for people who ordered them through the (then in effect) European Delivery Program. ...
  20. Hi, Roger, I won't go into the pros and cons...

    Hi, Roger,
    I won't go into the pros and cons of tubeless snowflakes. I did it years ago and didn't have problems. I had the rim milled at the valve hole to make the inside flat. I then used...
  21. Thread: Just joined!

    by PHMARVIN
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    Hi, Freddie, The first weekend in May the...

    Hi, Freddie,
    The first weekend in May the K1100 Owners Group is having a get-together at Hungry Mother State Park. I hope to be there.
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    Hi, Dave, It was mentioned, but you made no...

    Hi, Dave,
    It was mentioned, but you made no comment about it. MAKE SURE you block the crank to be sure it doesn't move fore/aft when the flywheel is removed. If it does, and the shim falls off...
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    Hi, If you're hungry (dinner) approaching El...

    Hi,
    If you're hungry (dinner) approaching El Paso, TX, turn north into the desert at exit 49 (Fabens) and travel about 5 miles. You will reach Indian Cliffs Ranch, Cattlemens Steakhouse on your...
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    Rick Jones at Motorrad Elektrik would be my...

    Rick Jones at Motorrad Elektrik would be my recommendation.
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    They were available through the BMW parts system....

    They were available through the BMW parts system. Every once-in-a-while they crop up on fleabay. Usually they go for a few hundred dollars. Plus you'll need to have the covers painted to match...
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