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    Having had a little mishap I was glad I had some...

    Having had a little mishap I was glad I had some painkillers.
    Its hard to think what to do next if you are in too much pain. Waiting for it to kick in gives you time to calm down and assess your...
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    Getting the old paint colours

    Hi there. I mentioned sometime ago that I located the exact paint to match my '84 by contacting BASF who are now the US distributers for Glasurit paints. They referred me to a local outlet and the...
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    "Taste of Anonymous"

    I eagerly await my Anonymous to be plopped through the mailbox. Unfortunately, so does my german shepherd. It'll be luck of the draw, I guess...
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    Chicago BMW is Great

    I just had my wife and daughter who returned from a trip to the US bring back front rotors with fasteners, and a rear brake drum kit, as well as assorted other stuff. Since they were allowed $400...
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    We all need trains

    As a Canadian I understand that my country only came into being because of trains. I can't see how the US owes less to rail than us. It might be that the future energy challenges will mean that we...
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    correction

    It was the screw on the handle that you lift the bike onto the centre stand with. Never to be repeated...
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    like roping a greased pig

    I like to do some of the work with my mechanic nearby just in case. When I suggested that I could do that job myself, I added the glop of grease into the rubber and went to work. 'Chuck' just...
  8. Get the real stuff cheap

    I had a tough time finding the exact match for Glasurit paint code 544 for my 1986 R80 RT. I finally went to Glasurit and found out that their distributer in the US and Canada is BASF. I called them...
  9. Had the same problem

    It was found that my plug wires were dried out. They are recommended to be changed every 5 years anyway. The mechanic just grabbed the wires and bent them and looked for the rubber coating to fray....
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    Impossible?

    I'm no painter but to do two coats on both battery covers didn't even bread 1/4 inch from the surface. I estimate that was less than 1/30 of the small container. He spray painted the parts. Maybe...
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    Paint

    I had a heck of a time trying to match my old Dunkelblau (dark blue code 544) for my 1984 airhead.
    I tried Holts but they said it would be $90 a pint and they couldn't ship it to Canada. So I just...
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    New Shocks

    Just added new Ikon shocks to my 84 R80 RT and wow, what a difference. These shocks were originally made for these as upgrades and it will take all the sting out of those sharp unexpected bumps. My...
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    What to do?

    Joined a BMW Toronto trip to a state park in Northern NJ last September. At one point I put on my helmet as the group took off and found the sunglasses still in hand. So I slipped them under the...
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    Too many tools?

    I remember teaming up with an Englishman while in France for a tour. It was 1984. He carried a tool roll of about 30 lbs strapped along the back seat and had some more in the cases. In the week we...
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    Great Idea

    I really am happy for you to have such an invitation to learn from experienced wrenches. I wonder if anyone up here in Toronto is interested in getting a group together to do the basic maintenance in...
  16. Thread: Airhead Tires

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    what size Avons

    I have a '84 R80 RT and am interested in the Avons. What sizes did you get for yours? At a big bike show the rep was unsure of what would fit my bike.
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    Redmond not too far...

    I remember deciding to go to the Prineville Rally about 35 years ago and getting all the stuff that I was going to take out and giving it the once over. It wasn't until that moment that I opened my...
  18. Just a few thoughts

    I always take real notice of children when on or around the bike. I once moved into new digs and the landlady was so nice until I parked the airhead and as I walked away her 3 year old touched the...
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