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    I've always just loosened nut holding stem tight...

    I've always just loosened nut holding stem tight to rim enough to allow stem to angle away from wheel spoke. then hand tighten after inflating tire.
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    oil pressure

    just curious- what kind of oil pressure do you see with engine hot, at idle and at speed?

    Michael
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    78 R100S 81 R100RS
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    backfire

    Hey Dap- really nice job on bike! not really sure what may be causing misfire but I own a stock '81 RS and it does the same thing. I like the idea that the coils may be discharging when ignition...
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    Jackson Hole

    Jackson Hole
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    oil pressure sending units

    I run a VDO electric oil pressure gauge on my R100S. They make sending units that have duel output poles. One set at 7 pounds for idiot light, other for electric gauge. So you can replace stock...
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    [QUOTE=krpreston;636472]:doh How will the bike...

    [QUOTE=krpreston;636472]:doh How will the bike slow down better when that "heavy" flywheel gives its stored energy back to the crankshaft trying to keep it rotating?
    Somehow the concept of what a...
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    flywheels, transmissions, etc.

    As Kurt previously posted it's unfortunately not as easy as just swapping flywheels. Everything behind the flywheel also has to be changed. The clutch packs for each only work with their perspective...
  8. Thread: Level Carbs?

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    tilted

    whether straight up or tilted in, carb is still not "level". inlet side is higher than outlet side and this not adjustable. I've always heard 15 degrees of tilt is good for cables and level enough...
  9. my beautiful daughters--Milica and Olivia

    Michael Wren
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    '78 R100S
    '81 R100RS
  10. Thread: Pet Pictures

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    Lexie and Buster

    Lexie and Buster
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    city traffic- stop and go- 100 degree day- maybe,...

    city traffic- stop and go- 100 degree day- maybe, otherwise...
  12. Thread: r90 oilpan

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    generally I agree with tooldtocare but with a...

    generally I agree with tooldtocare but with a couple of caveats. I have a hotrodded R100S with a large capacity oil pan that burns a little oil and I like having the extra capacity on long rides....
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    you may want to try ATF and acetone in a 50/50...

    you may want to try ATF and acetone in a 50/50 solution on stuck pistons. you need to make sure valves are closed or fluid will just leak out of cylinder before it has a chance to work. leave fluid...
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    Rear brake switch

    I installed a braced large tube swing arm on my '78 R100S. I understand your problem- unfortunately I can't provide a solution. I relocated mine into the trash can. I run brake light off of front...
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    I'm reading about your project with great...

    I'm reading about your project with great interest as I've just recently acquired an '81 R 100 RS and it's always good to see what may be in my future. I notice you have soon nice non stock pieces on...
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    Keihan S.S.

    I, also, have used the Keihan stainless steel exhaust from Bob's. Excellent pipes with added advantage of availability of header and crossover pipes if needed. But, yes, they are costly.
  17. You're right Vince, most people will say keep it...

    You're right Vince, most people will say keep it stock and while I appreciate a nicely restored bike I'm not offended by a hot rodded airhead. Witch is good because I own a modified '78 R100S....
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    Wow- your loyalty is to be greatly admired, must...

    Wow- your loyalty is to be greatly admired, must have been a lot of like involved but I think you've answered your own question. I would think that after five years if you're not still or have never...
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    Well first off- congrats on your new purchase....

    Well first off- congrats on your new purchase. Having recently upgraded the brakes on my 78 R100S from duel ATE's to later model Brembo"s I'll share my experience. You have two choices of brakes to...
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    Sticky: Just out of restoration

    Just out of restoration
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