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    Sticky: Shade tree..

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    Thanks (for about the millionth time) Kurt.

    Thanks (for about the millionth time) Kurt.
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    BMW mechanics in Flagstaff AZ????

    I'm over this thing.....
    Runs fine for 20 miles then goes to ****.....
    Any mechanics in the Flagstaff az area???
  4. Thanks for the info Kurt... Not sure how it...

    Thanks for the info Kurt...
    Not sure how it could be getting too hot perched in the front of the engine....
    I'll check to make sure the post it bolts to isn't letting it ground...

    And lMO--...
  5. Condensers dying premature deaths.....

    Okay.....
    1977 R100S, still has points and condenser (and I'd like to keep it stock...)
    But the condenser keeps dying it seems....

    It happened at the beginning of the summer- went thru the...
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    New coils helped, but it wasn't the gremlin I was...

    New coils helped, but it wasn't the gremlin I was looking for...
    So swapped out my two year old condenser with a new one... and the bike cranked up like an enthusiastic puppy.....

    So from now on,...
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    Gracias!

    Gracias!
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    Bosch Coil Part Numbers?

    Looking to replace the coils on my 1977 R100S-
    I work at a vw dealership and was thinking I could get a deal on the coils via our parts dept...

    Anyone know what the Bosch part # is for the coils...
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    A buddy and I spent yesterday chasing wires all...

    A buddy and I spent yesterday chasing wires all over the bike-
    At this point we think it's got to be weak, tired coils...

    Gonna replace and see what happens....
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    Hey Jimmylee-- It is getting spark when cold.....

    Hey Jimmylee--

    It is getting spark when cold.. but once again, I'm beginning to think perhaps its not sufficient...
    Regarding moisture- I live in Colorado, we don't really have moisture here........
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    I keep going back to the fact that when the...

    I keep going back to the fact that when the bike's warm, it runs GREAT.
    When it's cold.... ugh.

    Thanks for the input so far guys, a couple of questions/comments--

    I replaced the condenser...
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    I was mindful of their installation when I was...

    I was mindful of their installation when I was reassembling the carbs- and once again, I prob drove 30-40 miles on sunday with the bike- if the enrichers where in backwards I don't think I'd get down...
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    Freakishly hard to start......!!

    First off, AAAARRRRGGGGHHHHHH!

    Okay, now that I've got that out of the way-

    1977 R100S, only 40K, has always run like a champ for the couple of years I've owned it... including starting- I have...
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    Thanks for the feedback guys-- I had already...

    Thanks for the feedback guys--

    I had already checked the diaphragms, no tears, they looked fine.....
    And, like I said, it just happened suddenly, so I doubt it was a natural/gradual degradation...
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    1977 R100S Bing Idle / pilot jet

    So.. chasing a gremlin somewhere in the bike--
    Bike's hard to start, but once started, it starts bucking and loses power at around 3000-4000 rpms... cutting out and stalling with accompanying...
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    Nice call Wayne- that's what was going on.. the...

    Nice call Wayne- that's what was going on.. the wire was in the way of the weights...

    But, I'm thinking I must of shifted the wire when I removed the cover... doh!
    So my gremlin is still on the...
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    Now do you mean sparks as in just "metal hitting...

    Now do you mean sparks as in just "metal hitting metal" sparks? Or electrical sparks?
    What was going on was it electricity arcing all over the place-- I would see just the small arcing/sparks around...
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    Well actually the points and the condenser I've...

    Well actually the points and the condenser I've got now are *pretty* new... under two years old....
    Will the arcing destroy the points? (Even if I've only driven ~15 miles since the issue cropped...
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    Bad Condenser??

    Okay...
    So 1977 R100S, last week it started coughing and sputtering at speed..
    Naturally I assumed it was time for a spring-time carb clean-out..
    But squeaky clean carbs didn't correct the...
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    Yeah... it was JUST like that!!! Except the deer...

    Yeah... it was JUST like that!!!
    Except the deer that hit me was a bit bigger- I'm guessing 150-200lbs....
    And the airhead didn't sustain as much damage (+1 for not having a plastic full fairing!)...
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    Sticky: Thanks Mysteriousfish-- They're a pair of...

    Thanks Mysteriousfish--

    They're a pair of Shinko enduro tires--
    Here's the tread from when I was trying to figure out tire sizes/if they'd fit, etc...
    (...
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    Brilliant! Add a bunch of water to gasoline to...

    Brilliant! Add a bunch of water to gasoline to remove the octane enhancer....
    I just have to chuckle over the fear some folks have of alcohols in fuel.
    I heard of you wrap your helmet in...
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    Sticky: Snow today, but yesterday, golden sunshine...

    Snow today, but yesterday, golden sunshine...
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    Haha-- GS? Not quite! But it's way more...

    Haha-- GS? Not quite! But it's way more sure-footed in the gravel, that's for sure!
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    They Fit!

    Gentlemen, not only do they fit, they fit great.
    Zero rubbing anywhere, and getting the rear wheel into the well was even easier than with lasertecs.....
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