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    Bob's

    I've ordered from Bob's http://bobsbmw.com/ with good results. Plus they have the online microfiche.
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    The Harbor Freight balancer had all the form but...

    The Harbor Freight balancer had all the form but only resembled the function. There are four bearings at the top of two upright arms. All the bearings were so tight I couldn't turn them by hand. The...
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    Mounted

    Finally got time to mount the new PR3s. Now it seem that was the easy part. I thought I could rig some sort of balancing apparatus. Ha! If I had a lathe at my disposal I'd have been all set. No such...
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    Mounting new PR3s

    A couple weeks ago I experienced my first motorcycle flat tire. The 3/8 inch slit makes me wary of repair so, today Big Brown dropped off a new pair of PR3s. I don't remember where I recently read...
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    Towel Day

    Towel Day
  6. Hi Michael I did the same job a couple years ago....

    Hi Michael I did the same job a couple years ago. The biggest problem I can think of with the procedure you described is with the front drive shaft yolk. There is a spring clip that holds it on the...
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    Originally I was concerned that there was a...

    Originally I was concerned that there was a sealed bearing that could be failing. I couldn't tell from diagrams if any of the bearings were sealed. After some careful inspection and a couple of rides...
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    I've got PR2s with about 4000 miles. They're in...

    I've got PR2s with about 4000 miles. They're in great shape still. I run 38 psi in the rear. I changed the oil today but haven't been back out for a ride yet. Turning the wheel makes no noise on the...
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    Final drive noise

    The bike: '96 R11RT, 37,000 miles. Two years and 3000 miles ago I put in a new clutch, had the tranny rebuilt by Rubber Chicken, did a spline lube. I've had the bike for nine years and 15,000 miles....
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    Iss

    Go to http://spotthestation.nasa.gov
    You can sign up to receive notices for visible passes in specific locations.
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    try this first

    If you have enough room to work try a center punch and a hammer to back the bolt out. Place the punch near the edge of the broken bolt. Make a punch mark like normal. Then lean the punch over to push...
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    Castrol Hypoy C 85w-140 is the stuff the Rubber...

    Castrol Hypoy C 85w-140 is the stuff the Rubber Chicken guys recommend. I found it on the shelf at my local Auto Zone.
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    That's what I needed to know. I've read a lot of...

    That's what I needed to know. I've read a lot of descriptions of how to install them new but no descriptions of how to maintain or disassemble them once they're in place. I'm going to finish the...
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    Pivot bushing maintenance

    So, I'm reattaching the final drive on my '96rt. I decided to replace the pivot bearings with the Rubberchicken bushings. I test fit the assembly before slathering the on the death grip Loctite, fool...
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    Help with the horse

    The pivot pins can be filed nicely but seem harder than 6061. And do spark on the grinder.

    I'm going to do a density test today.

    We have to beat this horse to death. :D[/QUOTE]


    Magnesium...
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    de KB9RLT in north west central Indiana.

    Some kid named Drew used to play football across the river from here.
    I hear he's doing pretty well these days.
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    Qrz?

    W9BUD de KB9RLT FB on the new call K
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    1K on PR2s

    I replaced the Conti Attacks on my '96 RT about six weeks ago with Pilot Road 2s. At 8,000 miles the front tire was just getting to the wear bars and seemed to be losing some grip. The back tire was...
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    Voltage

    The only problem I've had from a Dyna ignition was in keeping a solid voltage to it. Above a certain voltage it's on. Below that voltage it's off. I once had an electronic tach malfunction that kept...
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    It's working!

    Due in part to the housing market drop and in part to petroleum feed stocks prices I've recently lost my job at an injection molding factory. So, while it's nice that prices are coming down I won't...
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    reset cable

    The trip meter reset knob is connected to the speedo housing by a cable. If the knob doesn't turn fairly easily I would say it's time inspect the instrument pod. The cable could be broken or just...
  22. KB9RLT I was looking at the FTM - 10R to put...

    KB9RLT

    I was looking at the FTM - 10R to put in the tail of the RT.
    Way too expensive for a radio that needs expensive accesories to be useful on the bike.
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    Pivot bolt

    I have the same bike and had the same problem. Check the brake lever pivot bolt. It goes in from the bottom of the housing and has a split bushing that lightly presses into the lever. Mine had...
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