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    The drain plug threads on my 86 R80 were mostly...

    The drain plug threads on my 86 R80 were mostly gone when I got it. I figured out that the screws were noticeably shorter than threaded holes. I located some screws with the same diameter and...
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    Several alternative strategies: 1) Drive your...

    Several alternative strategies:
    1) Drive your bike right into the restaurant. Nobody will notice how you walk.
    2) Get a skydiving t-shirt. They can blame the limp on another sport.
    3) Give up...
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    I've never watched his videos, but I used to do...

    I've never watched his videos, but I used to do business with Chris and he was a good guy and, like the name says, affordable.
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    The valve covers don't get all that hot. I don't...

    The valve covers don't get all that hot. I don't think that special heat resistant paint is needed.
  5. I did that when I had my recall done. The...

    I did that when I had my recall done. The mechanic gave me one of the fittings back. Apparently BMW now uses metal for one of the fittings.
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    Maybe, maybe not. Lots of stainless steel is...

    Maybe, maybe not. Lots of stainless steel is attracted by magnets.

    The British classic bike mags caution buyers to make sure that the stainless hardware they buy is of the same grade as the steel...
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    Amen to that, I used Armorall on the seat of my...

    Amen to that, I used Armorall on the seat of my Z1B. If my butt hadn't gotten hooked on the luggage rack, I'd have slipped right off the back.
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    Hmmm, I could swear that my 86 mono shock R80 has...

    Hmmm, I could swear that my 86 mono shock R80 has a single sided swing arm.
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    For around town riding, it's hard to beat a...

    For around town riding, it's hard to beat a scooter.
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    I like the PDM60 (Power Distribution Module) for...

    I like the PDM60 (Power Distribution Module) for adding electrical farkles. it's programmable and does not use fuses.
  11. Cleaning solutions for ultrasonically cleaning carbs?

    I have an ultrasonic cleaner large enough for a carburetor, but the solutions I have are for brass, steel, anodized aluminum and jewelry. The one for anodized aluminum specifically says it is not...
  12. Could you add/modify a gasket in the gap? Maybe...

    Could you add/modify a gasket in the gap? Maybe silicon seal?
  13. I had the same issue on my 86 and it was just the...

    I had the same issue on my 86 and it was just the pivot pin needing cleaning and lubrication.
  14. Then you may want to go to the NH store, that's...

    Then you may want to go to the NH store, that's where the newly built R90S is.
  15. Thread: Recall Letters

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    I just got the recall letter for my 2011 R1200R...

    I just got the recall letter for my 2011 R1200R this morning, so it looks like the US recalls have started.
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    I did this very job on my 86 R80 (which used to...

    I did this very job on my 86 R80 (which used to be an RT). I removed the front wheel, fender etc., cleaned the parts and masked everything else. I painted the sliders with black aerosol auto paint...
  17. Some BMW connectors are available as repair...

    Some BMW connectors are available as repair parts. I'd call Max BMW in NH and ask for Rusty. If anyone knows, he will.
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    I'd consider switching gas stations.

    I'd consider switching gas stations.
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    In my area, Craig's List is full of used Harleys...

    In my area, Craig's List is full of used Harleys selling a highly depreciated prices. I'd say supply is running well ahead of demand. Some BMWs don't seem to do all that well on the used bike...
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    Or better still, a PDM60

    Or better still, a PDM60
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    It used to be true that there wasn't a market for...

    It used to be true that there wasn't a market for stolen BMWs, but airheads have become popular platforms for building custom bikes. Who would have predicted that?

    As of a couple of years ago,...
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    I have been told that radiator shops can clean...

    I have been told that radiator shops can clean out gas tanks. I have to wonder what is does for the paint.

    Does your 91 have the PITA funnel in the filler neck? I'd guess that's going to have to...
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    No value added taxes? The US prices are fairly...

    No value added taxes? The US prices are fairly close to the out-the-door-prices.
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    It does look like the R1200R is a thing of the...

    It does look like the R1200R is a thing of the past, at least for 2014
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    West Marine sells bottles of rubbery goo called...

    West Marine sells bottles of rubbery goo called liquid electrical tape. If you are worried about water in a connection, this stuff ought to cover it.
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