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    Service in LR

    I would most certainly take to Barry's advice... Barry himself is a highly experienced and qualified airhead mechanic as well as working other models of BMW bikes. Anyone he reccommends is good...
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    Mikunis

    Here's a little known fact for you guys... Did you know that Mikunis were originally made under license from Amal? That's right.. Those notorious Amals that leaked fuel all over everything,...
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    Who owns it

    Jon... Sorry, I can't help you identify the owner, but you are 100% on the mark... This is a stunningly beautiful BMW! I would like to find more info on the monoshock mod... Up until a few days ago I...
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    Your bike

    Shane.. I have been following your project closely since your first post (I'm the guy who was worried about your lack of riding experience). Do not let those who would worry you about the cost...
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    Exhaust..

    Shane, just a word of warning that might affect your plans for the exhaust on your bike. I know of no chrome shop that will chrome a used exhaust system. The oil and carbon inside is impossible to...
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    A suggestion

    In over 43 years of riding I've been blessed. I've never been down on a paved road (sandy roads common in the sticks here have got me a few times when I was a teen on a dirt bike). One thing I have...
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    Your scooter

    First off allow me to compliment you as others have done on the wonderful job you are doing!

    Secondly, That is a bike for me to drool over. It is exactly what I've been searching for. As a matter...
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    Lacing and Truing

    I am reminded of a Harley Davidson mechanic's class I attended in the late 70's. This was the time period when Harley had begun to drastically improve their quality both in the assembly process and...
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    Intersections

    Mr. Frankiep;

    Some years ago I was also a part time cop with the city of Marion, AR. It is a very small town. There are just a few 4-way stops here. I had just finished a traffic stop at a highway...
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    Gas Smell

    Although it is unlikely this is your trouble, I had a similar problem with my Honda VT-500C Shadow. Turned out it was a very slight leak at the float needle. The gas would leak out very slowly and...
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    Splices

    I totally agree with Jurgen and Mike. If you think you may want to restore the wiring to its original look then the "Y' type is the way to go. Any decent auto parts store will have these. It is a...
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    Think you are a cop

    I had a similar problem years ago when I was on the local fire department. I had a strobe light bar on my pick-up truck. By state law in Arkansas all emergency vehicles other than police cars run red...
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    Favorite Scene

    My all time favorite scene... In the opening credits for "Then Came Bronson".... When the automobile cut him off, he pulls along side the car and kicks a dent in the driver's door. I have wanted to...
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    Circlip

    Mr. kickstart... If you examine the circlip closely you can determine which side the sharp edge by rubbing with your finger. The edge of one side will feel sharp and the other side will be rounded....
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    Pistons

    Geoff.... If I were you, I would think long and hard about putting high comp. pistons in the bike. With the uncertainty in the fuel market today, who can predict what kind of low octane swill the...
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    Worst biker flick

    I agree on the Wild Angels being the worst one ever made.
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    Cleaner

    You might try spritzing the piston dome with aerosol brake cleaner. I believe I saw a can of carbon remover in an aerosol can also. Check with your local auto parts store.
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    Dragging?

    Just an observation here but.... You say your starter is beginning to drag. This will be obvious upon taking it apart as the magnets or field coils along with the armature will show signs of rubbing....
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    Airhead 85

    Mr. mymindsok...I was not implying that his racer would have huge amounts of horsepower. Think about what I said and try to understand it in context. Shane said he has ZERO experience riding ANY...
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    Hard start

    If I understand your post, the bike sat for 15 months... This mis probably been done, but did you replace the fuel that was in the bike with fresh gas? Fuel that old will have gone bad and could...
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    Decals

    Paul... There is a guy in Canada who specializes in reproduction decals for bikes. Some years ago I sent a gas tank and the side covers from a '79 Yahama RD400 to him. He made the decals and did a...
  22. Thread: Cheap tires?

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    Cheap Tires

    I know I'm going to get flamed big time for saying this but.......

    I restored a 1983 Honda VT500C Shadow a few years ago. I put a pair of Chen Shing (Chinese) tires on it... They are great tires...
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    Cafe Racer

    Shane, welcome to the forum. There is more experience on this site than anywhere else and you will be able to benefit from it.

    I have no desire at all to rain on your parade but allow me to state...
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    Broken cog

    Wow!!!! With my luck, that cog would have lodged between some gear teeth, locking everything up and sending me sailing over the handlebars as well as destroying the tranny, case and all! You are...
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    Camden Arkansas????

    What road are you referring to? Camden is far away from Ft. Smith. It is near the LA state line in the south central part of AR and is not north of I-40. The roads in the southern part of AR really...
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