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    Thanks Happy, That's what I was looking for. I...

    Thanks Happy,
    That's what I was looking for. I had wrote the part # down so that I could go get them but time passed till I wanted to do the job and then I couldn't find your post to see just how it...
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    Brown side stand install info

    I have searched as best I can for information about using an engine guard (frame) clamp for the front mount of the brown side stand that I have seen on here before but now that I need that...
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    My R80RT had a similar problem as the rpms...

    My R80RT had a similar problem as the rpms increased, the light came on brighter. My problem turned out to be the springs for the brushes were not holding the brushes down tight enough to the rotor....
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    I Don't know if anyone told you about bmw twins...

    I Don't know if anyone told you about bmw twins will sometimes smoke if parked on the side stand over night. I enjoyed your journey with the restoration.
    Ride safe and often.
    Don
  5. I had a similar problem with my 1983 R80RT. And...

    I had a similar problem with my 1983 R80RT. And it did turn out to be the brake lever rod. On this model at least in my case it has two "O" rings and passes through where oil is present. After I...
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    You might want to check for a bent mounting...

    You might want to check for a bent mounting bracket as well. My R80RT had a damaged fairing from a tip over when I bought it and the mounting bracket was oh so slightly bent. Never could get it...
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    I have an 83RT and had a similar problem. The...

    I have an 83RT and had a similar problem. The shaft that activates the brake cam goes through the rear drive and has O rings on each side. After I replaced them the leak stopped. Hope this helps.
  8. Thread: Mikuni carbs

    by donmitt
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    Do the Mikuni carbs have the same issues as stock...

    Do the Mikuni carbs have the same issues as stock with the ethanol gas?
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    You might try to re-adjust the brake. The front...

    You might try to re-adjust the brake. The front brake can be finiky.
  10. One thing not mentioned in this thread is the...

    One thing not mentioned in this thread is the jury pool. Just how many of us try to get out of being on a jury, any jury because it is an inconvenience. When that happens we are not really being...
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    I go along with the statement about handling...

    I go along with the statement about handling issues using larger tires. Some people and I was one, shimmed the wheel out to accomadate the wider tire and when it came time to change that tire I...
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    Handle bar kill switch? Could of been hit by...

    Handle bar kill switch? Could of been hit by accident. That happened to me once and before I saw it, I had removed the windjammer fairing and was digging in the headlight. I cussed myself for at...
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    quote: Which leads me to another question: how...

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    Which leads me to another question: how many people have actually ever used a warranty on a motorcycle tire?

    Good one. In 43 years of riding these things, I have never used a tire...
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    I have used these beads on both tires on my CLC...

    I have used these beads on both tires on my CLC and my friends bike with great results. As to properly balancing the tires with weights, as the tires wear that would change the balance as where the...
  15. Thread: trailer hitch?

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    Ah, but if you pull a trailer, you would be...

    Ah, but if you pull a trailer, you would be amazed at how many new friends you have asking "would you mind hauling something" for me?
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    Hi Bill, The airport in Bellville is still there...

    Hi Bill,
    The airport in Bellville is still there but its only a strip and a few hangers, but you might be thinking of the one in Brenham 15mi up the road. It has the resturant with the 1950s style...
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    Hi Bill, I congradulate you on the repair of...

    Hi Bill,
    I congradulate you on the repair of your bike. When you think about it, money while diffucult at times to come by, still can be. While the bike you just rebuilt can't. The one thing I...
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    When I bought my 83 R80RT, I had the same...

    When I bought my 83 R80RT, I had the same problem. I squrited WD40 into the bearings and the forks freed up. I had no notching that could be felt and it has never indicated any problems 30k+miles....
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    I am a member of the K1200Lt board and when I...

    I am a member of the K1200Lt board and when I wanted a trailer I used guide lines from one of the members who used a harbor frieght cargo trailer as a base and a Sears car top carrier for the cargo...
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