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    Diode Board??

    If my Diode Board goes bad during a long trip on my R89RT, will it simple just stop functioning (charging) or will it give me some implications...indication that it is about to go bad?

    Thanks
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    Tire Pressure Concern:

    On my 86 R80RT, I have been using Metzler Lasertec Tires. My rear tire is a 120/90V18 with maximum psi at 42 pounds. I never max. out the tire pressure. Especially during the hot summer months. I...
  3. Thread: 1975 r90/6

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    GREAT INPUT!! I will toss n turn over it...

    GREAT INPUT!! I will toss n turn over it tonight. I can afford it, I just got to reason with myself and ask, do I need another bike?! Hmmmmmmm?

    Greatly Appreciated.

    Bike Mike
  4. Thread: 1975 r90/6

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    1975 r90/6

    Looking at the 75 R90/6 an older Gent is selling. Not in excellence condition, I'd called it fair condition. Has 33k miles on her, fairing, hard side bags, and trunk a little rough...aged. Engine...
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    1986 RT80RT Paint Job?

    I'd like to paint my front forks, as the black has faded away over the years and I am not an expert on painting. I can figure it out but would like to hear from one's that know and/or have done this...
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    1986 R80RT TIRE vs. Tube size??

    Ok, I have an R80RT. I am taking a distance trip this summer and trying to gather the best peace of mind possible. I fear a flat. I will bring two extra tires (Front/Back) have two tire repair kits,...
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    Portable Tire Irons

    I have a tubeless tire repair kit I carry ever where I go. I'd like to start carrying a tube and tire irons on my travels as well. In a recent BMWMOA article, one recommended an older tire irons due...
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    Before writing this post, I was leaning towards a...

    Before writing this post, I was leaning towards a vacuum leak. When it made a slight "spit" or "sputter" sound, the first time, it appeared to come from the right carb area. I will investigate...
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    R80RT Reacting

    My 86 R80RT recently return from a 1000 mile trip. Ran Great. Had the Carbs balanced two weeks prior, values adjusted 3000 miles ago, and it has always started immediately, (fast) and with no...
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    1986 R80Rt: Timing Chain?

    My R80RT with only 34,000 miles, recently picked up a sound that has a slight rattle...clinging and a little clanging when at idle. I had my vavles adjust 5000 miles ago, been riding her so-ever...
  11. Thread: 86 R80Rt

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    86 R80Rt

    Sorry...I am a confirmation guru. The Clymer Service Manuel states on a single-stock models rear wheel bolts, ( Four of them) that the Torque Specs are 106 N.m or 78 ft. lbs. Is this a true...
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    R80 Series and AirBox Modifications

    I ran across a site that illustrated how to "possibly" get better gas mileage by modifying your airbox snorkels by drilling 4 small holes at 30 degrees close to the edge of the snorkels entrances....
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    Well, looks like my R80RT is in the ball park. I...

    Well, looks like my R80RT is in the ball park. I may have to relocate and send that site where a R80RT owner charted his mileage and had a rather HIGH m.p.g.
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    1986 r80rt fuel mileage

    My fuel rate is quite inconsistent, i.e. 40 m.p.g...49 m.p.g.... Researching this issues, I came across a site where one logged and charted his fuel rate from his R80RT 1986. His average was...
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    1986 R80RT Clutch Cable?

    Called a BMW mechanic and requested a new clutch cable. He asked me to measure the length and said it is either one or the other? Or the part number should be on the cable which I haven't fun, yet....
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    Appreciate your comment from your knowledge...

    Appreciate your comment from your knowledge gained. Sounds like solid advice and one that would be hard to go against. Thanks
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    Well, I certainly open a can-of-worms on the...

    Well, I certainly open a can-of-worms on the Anti-Seize Compound issues. Interesting! Lots of comments from veteran Bikers and experiences mechanics. Agree with one subject - I never torque down a...
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    86 R80RT Spark Plug Issue

    Your thougths on to USE or NOT TO USE antiseize compound when installing new plugs?
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    1986 R80RT Clock on or off?

    When I purchased my 1986 R80RT, upon later observation, I noted the clock in the panel was not working. Further observation, I found it had just been disconnected. I also seen another R80RT that had...
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    1986 R80RT: Light Panel

    When I first pirchased my bike, the neutral, and high beam light indicators inside speedometer all worked. Now don't. My mechanic said the contacts are poor...old. Would this be the complete bulb...
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    1986 R80RT Oil Stain?

    On the back end outside engine housing of my 86 R80RT, I can see a very light stain created by oil encircling my clutch lever. Nothing dripping or really not much to swip off. It has recently come to...
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    Good views. I beleive I will lean toward the...

    Good views. I beleive I will lean toward the philosophy of "if it ain't broke".... And yes, I am new to the BMW World, and when I join the BMWOA, Ha, I did indeed say, "What"? I've got to do all this...
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    No running problems. Purchased from one owner...

    No running problems. Purchased from one owner with approx. 17,000 miles. Had carb work last year, receipts shows no diaphram replacement. Runs great! Get about 48 miles per gallon plus or minus 2.
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    86 r80rt diaphram

    Talked earlier about replacing my carb diaphram. When opening up top cover, I don't suspect nothing will "spring" out? And can I check them without pulling them out? If I pull them out, is it as...
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    I just tried to un-screw cable off. Got to the...

    I just tried to un-screw cable off. Got to the point that it was about to come off but wouldn't come off. Had it off a couple weeks ago when I replaced a bulb. I screwed it back up and then odometer...
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