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    How much life left on the brushes? New rotor...

    How much life left on the brushes?

    New rotor didn't work,,,we know the bulb is good, you know the wiring is good, have you checked the stator or tried swapping out VR? Not much left to check...
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    The old gasket was completely removed and both...

    The old gasket was completely removed and both surfaces cleaned on the last rebuild? Everything seated firmly and the torque values were the same for all the bolts? You didn't change the seal or...
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    Most airheads will pack an extra diode board,...

    Most airheads will pack an extra diode board, rotor, and rotor tool just in case. Both easy to change on the road..just remember to disconnect the battery first and watch for all the hot parts when...
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    Pull the rear wheel and I'm guessing you'll see...

    Pull the rear wheel and I'm guessing you'll see the drum and shoes soaked in fluid. Common problem with rear drums...there are either 2 or 4 O rings on the brake shaft that wear out. Then the rear...
  5. Do it...been using the R80G/S as a commuter...

    Do it...been using the R80G/S as a commuter between projects all over the Bay area for years..sitting tall so you see everything, easy to maneuver, decent brakes, bags for your stuff, and high...
  6. The 85 had euro cam but the rest of the engine...

    The 85 had euro cam but the rest of the engine was pretty much the same. If someone wants to build and engine, I have a completely rebuilt late model 2v head with Euro cams ready to bolt on.
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    I'm building V2 of the 800 watt alternator kit...

    I'm building V2 of the 800 watt alternator kit that I've been installing on airheads for the last 10 years. This version is slightly smaller and a better design. Uses the Bosch Race Alternator. The...
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    Need alternator pulleys ID'd

    Can someone point me to the model and year oilhead that used these two pulleys. I was told they came off the R1200 Adventure but no one can find the correct part number.

    4324443245
  9. Would rather use the existing K100 harness and L...

    Would rather use the existing K100 harness and L system since this is an ABS1 setup and all the sensor and handlebar connections are compatible..just have to figure out how to mate the K1100 4 pin...
  10. Thanks Ken, Do you have a link to the forum...

    Thanks Ken,

    Do you have a link to the forum site?
  11. On the bottom of the MC is the number 12 or 13....

    On the bottom of the MC is the number 12 or 13. Still available from BMW.

    You have a 50/50 chance of success on a rebuild. Easier and safer to get a new one. Might check the hoses for age issues...
  12. Anyone swapped a '93 K1100 motor into an early K100?

    Have replaced the K1100 engine in the '88 K100RSSE. Mechanically no problem.

    Want to keep the K100 wire harness since it's set for ABS1 and almost all the sensors are plug and play. But the K1100...
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    GEL MAT...but the battery is just the start,...

    GEL MAT...but the battery is just the start, You'll need a carb rebuild, steering head bearing re-greasing or replace, throttle mechanism grease, all the fluids changed, possible master cylinder...
  14. Thread: Popping

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    As Airheader13 say but adjust the valves and...

    As Airheader13 say but adjust the valves and check for air leaks first. I've found that a properly adjusted air mixture screw will solve this popping most of the time
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    If you look at the lower bracket, you'll see the...

    If you look at the lower bracket, you'll see the slot that goes on the engine mounting rod is elongated so it can move vertically to help.

    I always start at the top (4 bolts for main fairing) ,...
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    Don't forget to loosen the 19mm nut on the bottom...

    Don't forget to loosen the 19mm nut on the bottom so the bracket can find it's new alignment. I has an elongated hole so it can adjust.
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    That is fine if your system is in good shape!...

    That is fine if your system is in good shape! Resistance from corroded connections, worn brushes, etc, could knock your recharge rate as low at 12.1 or so..barely enough to stabilize the battery...
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    How are they not working? Flashing lights, can't...

    How are they not working? Flashing lights, can't be reset, not stopping?

    Competent dealer changed all the fluids and reset the system?
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    If the shaft was corroded, that could mean...

    If the shaft was corroded, that could mean trouble in the hole. Get the upgraded impeller assembly and maybe consider a lower mileage unit to rebuild off eBay or one of the local parts houses like...
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    Easiest way to to remove exhaust headers, bundgie...

    Easiest way to to remove exhaust headers, bundgie carbs away from head, remove spark plugs, remover rocker arms, pull entire head and cylinder assembly away from block until wrist pin is...
  21. That's what they did..all the options till they...

    That's what they did..all the options till they found one that worked.
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    Course you could just buy the right frame for...

    Course you could just buy the right frame for around $200 with a clear title..5 bolts, triple, and some wires.
  23. Block in, crank in, head on, starter in,...

    Block in, crank in, head on, starter in, alternator in, radiator in.

    When I got my first K back in '87, CC Products (San Jose BMW now) sold an injector upgrade complete with before and after...
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    Nope...you're one cylinder short in length for...

    Nope...you're one cylinder short in length for the front mounting bolts.
  25. The saga continues

    Something else that came with the flames...lots of smoke. And I mean lots! So thinking back, the light bulb came on and I remembered that I laid out the cylinder hone but in the heat of the moment,...
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