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  1. Thanks for the input! Im not going to hot rod my...

    Thanks for the input! Im not going to hot rod my /5, thats the one that I want to keep original. Since a R65 is not a good starting point, what engine/bike would you suggest? Maybe a R80 or R90? ...
  2. I'm starting to think about making a souped up cafe/custom bike.

    I was at the Sipapu rally in northern New Mexico over the weekend and saw some pretty interesting bikes which made me want to make a cafe racer sometime in the future. I know most people on here...
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    Avon hard bags... do they exist????

    I was recently at a rally here in AZ and was told that i should get a pair of Avon hard bags to go along with my Avon faring. Does anyone know if such bags exist? I have never heard of Avon making...
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    Glasurit is the OEM paint for most of the...

    Glasurit is the OEM paint for most of the airheads (I believe!) and it is still available through a select paint shops around the country. On their website you can choose the make/model of your...
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    watch out for battery rub if you put a tractor...

    watch out for battery rub if you put a tractor battery in... my grand father used one for years and it ended up rubbing a hole in the frame
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    I'm taking the sub frame in to get it...

    I'm taking the sub frame in to get it straightened but I don't know if it was completely straight and level stock or if it had some sort of curvature. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
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    hey does anyone know of a good shop to get...

    hey does anyone know of a good shop to get cylinders rebored? I ordered 2 first over pistons but now i need to find a good person to re-bore the cylinders.
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    thanks!! i will give them a call... and I talked...

    thanks!! i will give them a call... and I talked to Matt Parkhouse in Paonia this year and he said it would almost be easier to just buy another tranny but I want to keep this bike as close (parts...
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    Grandpas 1973 R75/5

    Some of you may recognize this thread for I made a similar one months back but sadly i couldnt find it... probably got deleted. Anyways... my grandpa gave me the only bike he bought brand new off...
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    thanks for all the responses!!! I'm going to be...

    thanks for all the responses!!! I'm going to be pulling into Johnson City tonight so I will have more time to try and figure out the problem! I have never emptied the gas tank so it very well could...
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    '93 GS acting like its out of gas?

    I was on the interstate doing about 80 (5000 RPMs) and my '93 R100GS sputtered like it was out of gas. I promptly reached down and flipped the petcocks to reserve and it seemed to fix it but in the...
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    Hank, did you have any trouble with the coating...

    Hank, did you have any trouble with the coating being too thick in some places? I've heard that if it gets into bolt holes, its a pain to work with. I was also reading your thread about the...
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    I have been wanting to try one out since all of...

    I have been wanting to try one out since all of you are saying they are very uncomfortable, but I dont know anyone that has one :dunno. Maybe I can find a dealer around me that has one for sale that...
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    Doesn't powder coating put too thick of a coat on...

    Doesn't powder coating put too thick of a coat on though?
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    Haha yea, I have had that experience with some...

    Haha yea, I have had that experience with some shops. Thanks for the info. Do you know if there is a company in the US that imports Glasurit paint? I know this is going to sound picky but I want...
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    Restoring a /5: Paint

    My grandfather recently gifted me his 1973 (and a half... cant forget that he says haha) R75/5 LWB toaster tank and it needs alot of work. I have the engine out and have sent out the heads and...
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    Thanks everyone!!! No I haven't sat on one,...

    Thanks everyone!!!

    No I haven't sat on one, but i would imagine a K1 wouldn't be any more cramped that a crotch rocket, and i have ridden one of those.

    Any more tidbits of info I should know...
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    Looking to buy a K1

    Ive always loved the styling of the K1 and I finally have the resources to get one. Can anyone help me on what to look out for when buying one? Ive been riding airheads for many years now so I dont...
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    thanks!!

    thanks!!
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    4 Speed Tranny repair

    Hey everyone, I'm trying to restore my grandpas '73 r75/5 and need to have the tranny repaired. I have heard that there is a really good 4 speed tranny repair man located in California. Does any...
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    Anyone know where i can find a R17?

    Ive been wanting a R17 for some time now but cant seem to find any one or any place that has one for sale. I realize that they are super hard to find and therefore want to find one before they...
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    yea i doubt the original owner broke it in...

    yea i doubt the original owner broke it in properly seeing as he was a lufthansa pilot and only rode it a couple of times a year... if this is the case is there anything i can do to properly break it...
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    It has about 20,000 miles on it and had been...

    It has about 20,000 miles on it and had been sitting on the centerstand in my neighbors garage for this guy to ride a couple of times a year. I ride it around town a couple times a week but no long...
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    Another one on oil usage

    Hi all,

    I recently(6 months ago) purchased my first bmw, a 1993 R100GS which had been kept in a garage and ridden a couple times a year. After i bought it i took it on a a few "mid length" (300...
  25. At the national rally in Gillette WY this year i...

    At the national rally in Gillette WY this year i was in the airhead tent when a problem very similar to this arrived. A 93 GS whose high beam could flash but the low beam wouldnt go on. After...
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