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    If you really want just one, BMW classic has...

    If you really want just one, BMW classic has 5.5mm ones you could file down for $0.50 each

    07 11 9 986 255 BALL - 5,5MM III
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    And the Bently kit is in the mail, will update...

    And the Bently kit is in the mail, will update with the results.
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    Picked up the oil today, neat can! I have an...

    Picked up the oil today, neat can! I have an unopened bottle of Castrol 4T 20w50, but my BMW 20w50 (the current Castrol formula) has been opened so I'll have to pick up a new bottle to send out for...
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    You are much more trusting than I am, or maybe...

    You are much more trusting than I am, or maybe less cynical. I still tend to think that companies place more emphasis on profits than quality, but maybe that's because I work in the oil industry.
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    weird, I sent it twice now, but it won't show up...

    weird, I sent it twice now, but it won't show up in my sent folder so I guess it's not getting there.

    Just figured it might be a good idea to run the same tests that were done in the Oil Analysis...
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    I went to Porsche and they couldn't give me any...

    I went to Porsche and they couldn't give me any info on it, also had none in stock as they tend to not work on the older cars. I wanted to physically hold the can to see what info I could find on it,...
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    I have unopened bottles of Castrol 4T SG rated...

    I have unopened bottles of Castrol 4T SG rated and BMW conventional, maybe I'll add those to the test just to see if they really are just the same oil. I use the Castrol in my Aermacchi and it seems...
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    from first post "I pulled the voltage...

    from first post

    "I pulled the voltage regulator and grounded the blue wire and the GEN light lit up, so I know the bulb and the instrument cluster wiring is okay."
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    Yeah I know the API stands for American Petroleum...

    Yeah I know the API stands for American Petroleum Institute, no need to condescend, but the US is and has always been a major market for Porsche. I really like how car manufacturers can set their own...
  10. Something else to consider. A few months back I...

    Something else to consider. A few months back I went on a day trip that totaled about 300 miles or so. There was plenty of stopping in between, but on the way home my bike did the same thing as...
  11. FWIW, when I rebuilt the carbs on my '75 R90/6, I...

    FWIW, when I rebuilt the carbs on my '75 R90/6, I found that the owner's manual stated needle to be in the 1st position, but my Bing book stated 2nd position (richer). I tried both and found the bike...
  12. Thread: Fork Rings

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    Thanks Kurt! I guess I'll just clean them...

    Thanks Kurt!

    I guess I'll just clean them well, rotate them and check for smoothness and any cracks. Seems all of the gurus are in agreement not to buy new.

    P.S. - I am actually a member of the...
  13. Thread: Fork Rings

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    Fork Rings

    When I rebuilt the forks on my R90/6, I didn't replace the "wiper" rings, following Snowbum's advice below:



    That being said, my forks were in excellent shape, and I was rebuilding as a kinda...
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    I was thinking of stopping into the Porsche...

    I was thinking of stopping into the Porsche dealer myself as well. I scoped the Porsche forums briefly to see if anyone sent a virgin sample to Blackstone Labs, but I think it's still too new of a...
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    Cheaper than I thought it'd be, but doesn't...

    Cheaper than I thought it'd be, but doesn't mention any API rating anywhere (I'd hope it's SG for use with a 356).
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    Excellent! I followed last year and will do again...

    Excellent! I followed last year and will do again this year... If I only had the time and $$$$$ to do this myself ;)
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    The tranny input seal is actually somewhat...

    The tranny input seal is actually somewhat difficult to remove without a proper seal removal tool. Snowbum recommended drilling little holes into it and then extracting it, personally when I did mine...
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    I have the cyckeworks puller. Easy peasy

    I have the cyckeworks puller. Easy peasy
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    Yeah, I was aware of the /2 frame changes, I had...

    Yeah, I was aware of the /2 frame changes, I had planned on adding the gussets and actually making my own centerstand mounts as one is broken on the current frame.

    As far as the wheel goes, /2...
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    That method can be used if you are going to use...

    That method can be used if you are going to use the /2 final drive. Unfortunately I have 1 /5 final drive, and 2 /6 final drives, but no /2. If the later final drive is retained, the flange needs to...
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    After some searching it looks like BMW is using...

    After some searching it looks like BMW is using Shell Retinax EP2, though I can't seem to find any US stores that carry it. It's probably fine, but when I pack bearings they look like a greasy mess,...
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    BMW Bearing Grease

    Picked up new steering head bearings + races for my R90/6 at the local dealer and it t seems that the original part was superceded by p/n 31 42 7 663 941 which is currently used on the G650 bikes. As...
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    "Custom" Conversion Swingarm

    According to Chris Bynum's site on conversions, a custom swingarm can be used to use a /5+ tranmission with the corresponding final drive and the LWB /6 drive shaft. It appears in the picture that...
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    Not necessarily. When my R90's rotor went at...

    Not necessarily. When my R90's rotor went at first I got the gen lamp on constantly and within a few miles of that it wouldn't go on, at idle or with the key in. My lamp was fine, the rotor was the...
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    I have K34s on my Aermacchi, front and rear (it's...

    I have K34s on my Aermacchi, front and rear (it's universal). That is also what MaxBMW stocks for the /2s. It's a completely different pattern than a K36, so I don't see any benefit of using that...
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