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    BMW dealers will have the correct oil filter. ...

    BMW dealers will have the correct oil filter. Rotella is not what it used to be as it has had it's Zinc levels reduced in recent years and it is a 15W40, but still a good product.

    I don't want...
  2. Thread: 1975 r90/6

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    The /6 BMW's are good machines. 74 was the last...

    The /6 BMW's are good machines. 74 was the last of them with kick starters. The 900's have alittle more torque, the 750's were alittle smoother running.

    The price is not out of line if everything...
  3. You are so right. A few years ago I traveled from...

    You are so right. A few years ago I traveled from California back and forth across the country motorcycle racing. I hauled my equipment in a old Chevy truck, Carburetted and no cat, so it would burn...
  4. In California it's hard to avoid. In my old...

    In California it's hard to avoid. In my old bikes I run Airplane gas or race gas.
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    Is it charging? If it's not you may have have a...

    Is it charging? If it's not you may have have a bad diode.
  6. For Ohlins, from door to door was three days....

    For Ohlins, from door to door was three days. Many motorcycle parts places carry them.

    For a different spring for the rear shock took about 10 days from Ohlins.
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    I was headed home to No California from Phoenix...

    I was headed home to No California from Phoenix on my motorcycle on one of my convoluted routes and stopped in Wickinburg AZ at a McDonalds for a bite. In the parking lot was a Suzuki Burgman with...
  8. Pad thickness is easy to see. But there are...

    Pad thickness is easy to see. But there are grooves on the pin that locates the pads, the inner surface of the metal backing lines up with the grooves as the outter pad moves inward to indicate wear.
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    I've never had to fix a flat on a modern bike...

    I've never had to fix a flat on a modern bike with tube type tires. Tubeless ones yes, straight forward, if the hole is not too big.

    Stuff like fix a flat may get you home, but that stuff can...
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    I have a 75 R75/6 and installed dual disc along...

    I have a 75 R75/6 and installed dual disc along time ago. The right side fork slider, disc and caliper came from a 78 RT. It was a bolt up deal. Be shure and get the master cylinder as well.

    I...
  11. I have a/6 with a factory cooler installed. Every...

    I have a/6 with a factory cooler installed. Every now and then I would reach down and touch the cooler to see if it was working, it was cool most of the time. It would open on a hot day in traffic....
  12. The later model twins had a frame reinforcement...

    The later model twins had a frame reinforcement tube on the frame down tubes just below the headstock, the cooler in the photo clamps to that tube.

    /6 models did not come with that frame tube. ...
  13. Install a oil temp gauge, it the oil temp doesn't...

    Install a oil temp gauge, it the oil temp doesn't go much above 230 for any length of time a cooler is not needed.

    I installed a oil temp gauge on a R75/6 oil temp would run around 190 to 210,...
  14. Thread: Cylinder honing

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    As I said, clean the carbon from the top of the...

    As I said, clean the carbon from the top of the cylinder and put them back on, they look fine.

    To hone plated cylinders you need a hone with diamond or carbide blades.

    I've made many cylinder...
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    Some tires make noise. The Metzlers my bike came...

    Some tires make noise. The Metzlers my bike came with sang when cornering. I went through a pair of PR2' that were quiet when they were new but got noisy as they wore.

    Installed a new pair of...
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    I agree with Racer7, you can buy a battery load...

    I agree with Racer7, you can buy a battery load tester for lawn a garden equipment, they use the same size battery's as motorcycles and they are not expensive.

    They are also handy for checking...
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    The cam drive chain is link less from the factory...

    The cam drive chain is link less from the factory and you have to remove the sprockets to install a new one. If you install the chain with a master link, you should install it with the clip to the...
  18. Thread: Cylinder honing

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    I worked on Porsches for 30 years. The later...

    I worked on Porsches for 30 years. The later 911's came with nickasil or plated cylinders, other than a good clean up I would reuse them with new rings, never touched them with a hone.

    Sometimes...
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    It would be cheaper all around to lighten your...

    It would be cheaper all around to lighten your current flywheel. Installing the later parts will make it shift alittle smoother, I don't know that it's worth the expense.
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    BMW changed from the seat belt type latch for...

    BMW changed from the seat belt type latch for reason, they tend to be alittle less reliable than the clamp type.

    I have a R75/6 with the seat belt type latch. I've gone through 2 pairs of the...
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    Yes the S fairing assembly is available from BMW,...

    Yes the S fairing assembly is available from BMW, it is expensive, but when you consider it's nicely made, it comes with all the mounting brackets and it fits, it's not a bad deal.

    I've seen...
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    Early Yamaha two stroke twins ran backward as...

    Early Yamaha two stroke twins ran backward as well.

    I worked on German cars for most of my life and some of their engineering came into question several times over the years.

    The brother in...
  23. I know the city of Tempe removed the red light...

    I know the city of Tempe removed the red light cameras because the short light trick was creating too many accidents. Once the traffic signals were restored to a normal time interval the program no...
  24. I agree that sometimes British engineering,...

    I agree that sometimes British engineering, machine work and assembly quality left alittle to be desired, at least the Germans would change the tool bits on the machines from time to time.

    With...
  25. I've ridden and driven a lot of miles in Arizona....

    I've ridden and driven a lot of miles in Arizona. I have found that 80 seems to be safe in the 75 mph areas.

    What one has to watch for in AZ are speed and red light cameras, they are in use from...
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