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  1. Thread: Retirement!!!

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    I love this thread! I have five years, eight...

    I love this thread!

    I have five years, eight months, and two days (Jan 15, 2020/I'll be 59 yo) until I reach the day I become eligible to retire from my second job. I retired from the Marines in...
  2. Thread: Signs of spring

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    East Texas

    Crimson clover

    Crimson '88 K75S

    1/3 Crimson Multivario tank bag


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    Texas National Picnic - 2014

    Join us on Saturday, May 17th, 2014 at noon for the First Ever, Second Annual Texas National Picnic, being held at Love's Lookout Visitor Center, just north of Jacksonville, TX.

    The Visitor's...
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    I finally took the bike on a two-hour ride. After...

    I finally took the bike on a two-hour ride. After about thirty minutes it had fogged up again and suddenly the speedometer & odometer began working. The next time I rode the bike, they both worked...
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    Both have failed. When one works, the other works...

    Both have failed. When one works, the other works too.
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    Stopped Speedometer - '88 K75S

    I have a speedometer problem on my K75S, if you can believe that!

    A year ago the trip meter broke right after my test ride, so I ended up removing the instrument cluster and sending it to Overseas...
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    Finished up after a couple long days. ...

    Finished up after a couple long days.

    http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t446/detbmw/photo15_zps44713a3e.jpg
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    Halfway there

    Jeff448 & I (mostly Jeff) started the spline lube on my 2000 R1100RT yesterday. We broke the bike down (see pic below) and lubed the side & center stand. The bike has 140K on it so I had ordered a...
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    Thanks, I'll look around for the video. This is...

    Thanks, I'll look around for the video. This is my first oilhead spline lube, but Jeff's second - he did his R1150RT a couple of years ago. Last winter we did a spline lube on my K75S, but the...
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    I should have added that you can buy either the...

    I should have added that you can buy either the dvd for around $25 or download the movie as an mp4 file for around $15. With the dvd you get director's cuts and bloopers. But the download is good if...
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    2000 R1100RT Spline Lube

    A buddy (Jeff448) and I are planning to do a clutch spline lube on my 2000 R1100RT sometime in the next month.

    I'm looking for specific, step-by-step instructions for an R1100RT. I've found...
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    I watched it. Good movie and a cool old bike. ...

    I watched it. Good movie and a cool old bike.

    We are thinking about having our December East Texas MOA club meet at a member's garage and host a movie night with this movie.
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    Headed to the RA Rally from East Texas

    A buddy and I will be riding our R1100RTs from East Texas to Asheville, NC. We are leaving on June 18th, heading over to Jackson, MS, then north up the Natchez Trace. We plan to camp the first night...
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    I don't think the 1 in 400 is accurate in Texas....

    I don't think the 1 in 400 is accurate in Texas. East Texas is forested and I see A LOT of deer on or near the road.
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    Group Picture

    Here is the group picture taken by Bill Burt last Saturday. I have a much larger version. If anyone wants it, email me at detbmw@gmail.com

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    I wrote up a post on our club blog here: ...

    I wrote up a post on our club blog here:

    http://etbeemers.blogspot.com/2013/05/first-annual-texas-national-picnic.html

    I posted all of the pictures there. We should have a group photo posted...
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    We should also have cake at the picnic and some...

    We should also have cake at the picnic and some additional door prizes besides what the MOA generously sent to us.
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    I have an '88 K75S (manufactured July '87) and it...

    I have an '88 K75S (manufactured July '87) and it has the generation 2 cases (plus a top case not in the picture). I would love to get a set of generation 3 cases with painted lids one day and have...
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    I didn't find this thread until I read Jack's...

    I didn't find this thread until I read Jack's latest blog post. Kudos to all of you who were involved in getting him back on line. My hat is off to you.

    I was fortunate to exchange emails with...
  20. Update

    I received my o-ring and clutch replacement bolts & washers from Bob's yesterday, so we have the clutch back together, the clutch splines lubed - looks like the first time since 1987 - and the...
  21. Thanks! I'll get my parts ordered tomorrow...

    Thanks! I'll get my parts ordered tomorrow morning.
  22. I found an o-ring (BMW Part: 11211460456) but I'm...

    I found an o-ring (BMW Part: 11211460456) but I'm having trouble finding the rear main seal on microfiche.
  23. K75S Clutch Spline Lube Reveals Oil in Intermediate Housing

    This afternoon Jeff488 & I pulled the transmission off of my '88 K75S. We immediately noticed oil around the walls of the intermediate housing. Not on the clutch, and not on the transmission. It...
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    Thanks for the information! I will be ordering a...

    Thanks for the information! I will be ordering a set.
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    I would like to check/adjust the valves and sync...

    I would like to check/adjust the valves and sync the throttle bodies on my '88 K75S in the next month. I bought a manometer, but I lack the two tools required for the valve adjustment. I have a...
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