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  1. Don't know if it's what you're looking for but...

    Don't know if it's what you're looking for but stabil has a marine grade ethanol treatment
  2. 1977 BMW R100S Oil Leak at top end of exhaust pushrod tube

    There was a bunch of discussion about it on the airheads@micapeak.com mailing list a year or so ago. (Don't think it's very common). If you search the archives you can probably find it. I'm not...
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    A good place to start is getting out a pad of...

    A good place to start is getting out a pad of paper and starting to list out everything you want done. (You've mentioned the frame - that's about $150-200 for powder coating, will go up if you want...
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    I'd be happy to help you do one if you decide to...

    I'd be happy to help you do one if you decide to take it on. (I just did my 74 R90/6 2 years ago). It's not all that hard, but keeping spending at a reasonable level can be tough if you're doing...
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    No surprise that our local crap dealer isn't...

    No surprise that our local crap dealer isn't participating
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    It's a tough one. . . I'd probably help only to...

    It's a tough one. . . I'd probably help only to find out later he wrecked it and feel horrible
  7. If that's what you get for 78k, I'll buy an...

    If that's what you get for 78k, I'll buy an r1200gs, a GTL, and probably have enough left over for a decent harley. . .that is butt ugly
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    Have you read the info on snobum's site? It's...

    Have you read the info on snobum's site? It's best source I've seen on the subject
  9. Fwiw - running 2nd notch on my 74 R90/6 and very...

    Fwiw - running 2nd notch on my 74 R90/6 and very happy with it. (Keihan exhaust)
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    If you were in my area I'd reset for you. Got...

    If you were in my area I'd reset for you. Got tired of $50 charge everytime
  11. Thread: Valve Lash

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    On an airhead if they tighten'd up you knew you...

    On an airhead if they tighten'd up you knew you were having valve recession as the seats wore due to no unleaded gas. My guess is that is not a problem with a modern cam head and that eventually...
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    Remember to factor in ambient temp. 42...

    Remember to factor in ambient temp. 42 indicated on the ride to Sedalua a couple of years ago in 109f weather was 53psi on my wunderlich gauge. Ymmv
  13. One other thing I thought of - see if the starter...

    One other thing I thought of - see if the starter switch has a tactile click. If you can feel it then it has the updated switchgear.
  14. Really not much to look at - check the heat...

    Really not much to look at - check the heat shield under the water pump for blue drops (early indicator of pump failure). Ask if they've had any issues with switchgear . . .does windshield go up/...
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    How about some pics??? ;)

    How about some pics??? ;)
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    Don't forget a rag stuffed in to keep connecting...

    Don't forget a rag stuffed in to keep connecting rod from falling and raising a ding on lower edge of the block. (Or you'll have another leak to fight! :) )
  17. Sticky: Poll: My brother took buy back and immediately ordered...

    My brother took buy back and immediately ordered 2015. I'm using tapatalk so I can see poll to vote for him
  18. I can't answer bikes, but on jeeps it goes that...

    I can't answer bikes, but on jeeps it goes that way. The way it was explained to me is that the lower portion compresses first and more easily. . . Could be bunk as I'm not a spring scientist but...
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    Would love to have that fairing and bags on mine!...

    Would love to have that fairing and bags on mine! Nice!
  20. Thread: New to GTL

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    New to GTL

    I'm just about done with my fourth set of Michelin PR3's. The first two were non-b spec and were pretty used up by 7k miles. The second two pairs have been b spec and at 7k miles looked to good...
  21. Thread: New to GTL

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    Welcome! Check you're tires and if they're...

    Welcome! Check you're tires and if they're metzlers Z-8's keep a real close eye on them when you get over 3k miles. Mine unexpectedly showed cords less than 50 miles after looking good. (Riding...
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    I've got a 74 R90/6 and had to have gearbox...

    I've got a 74 R90/6 and had to have gearbox rebuilt but it was due to sitting unused 18,900 miles in 38 years left gears pitted. If bike has a decent maint history then I wouldn't sweat it. I...
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    Sticky: Nice - congrats

    Nice - congrats
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    Sticky: http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/06/by9e7y9u.jpg

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/06/by9e7y9u.jpg
  25. Thanks! Might be tight for me to roadtrip it...

    Thanks! Might be tight for me to roadtrip it up there but who knows?
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