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    I've heard some people use valve lapping paste to...

    I've heard some people use valve lapping paste to get a better grip on stripped bolts. Haven't had the need yet (crossing my fingers here) to give it a try.
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    I'm sorry, but I don't view the article that way....

    I'm sorry, but I don't view the article that way. IMO, they did not state to avoid s'mores, but rather gave suggestions to parents who would like an alternative. In fact, they gave suggestions on...
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    The diagram in the link posted by Kurt, indicates...

    The diagram in the link posted by Kurt, indicates that you need two springs (#7) for the centerstand. Item #14 is for the side stand. How many springs are you using? If you're using only one spring,...
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    Happy Birthday!!!!! IMO, it's a risk-reward...

    Happy Birthday!!!!!

    IMO, it's a risk-reward scenario. The risk has always been there, and always will. That hasn't changed. You should quit when the risk outweighs the reward. Given that we...
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    Did you make sure when you put the front end back...

    Did you make sure when you put the front end back together that the forks are in proper alignment? If not, you can get stiction?
    Rather than me trying to explain the whole scenario, it's better to...
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    You may want him to check the thickness (as much...

    You may want him to check the thickness (as much as possible) on the other side. If one side is worn thin, the other side is probably not far behind. It may make sense to have your friend weld some...
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    Rick, Glad my photo and comments helped, and...

    Rick,
    Glad my photo and comments helped, and everything's back to proper working order. Yes--I remember working on that switch is a royal PITA.
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    While this photo does not show the switch...

    While this photo does not show the switch mounted, it does show it's location. The wire in the red circle is the wire leading from the brake switch.
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    When I get home, I can look at my 88 R100 RT....

    When I get home, I can look at my 88 R100 RT. But, it looks as though the switch is installed in the wrong place. It should be higher up and on the inside of the frame, if my memory serves me right....
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    +1 I've found the lighting of the instruments to...

    +1 I've found the lighting of the instruments to be somewhat lacking and could use improvement.
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    I think there are several companies that make the...

    I think there are several companies that make the solo cowl seats. I did a quick Google search and found caferace.com

    http://www.caferace.com/

    I'm sure there are other companies if you search....
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    I would send them an email. On another forum I'm...

    I would send them an email. On another forum I'm on, people have commented about Siebenrock's aftermark products.
  13. To the best of my knowledge, the inlet spigots on...

    To the best of my knowledge, the inlet spigots on the heads are different, and I would assume that they would have to be changed out. Whether or not there other issues to consider is another...
  14. Thread: Big oil mess

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    Here's an updated on what happened to the jug. I...

    Here's an updated on what happened to the jug. I finally got around to cleaning up the mess. What appears to have happened is that air escaped when the temperatures increased, then when we had a...
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    I can neither confirm nor deny this. When I got...

    I can neither confirm nor deny this. When I got my tires replaced a while back, the service technician (at an independent shop) indicated that the modern tires today require higher pressures than the...
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    I'm sure my floor is stained already. I had the...

    I'm sure my floor is stained already. I had the container in the corner of the garage, which is out of sight. I first thought the oil smell in the garage was coming from my bike (an 88 R100 RT). I...
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    Keep in mind, I had purchased a large used oil...

    Keep in mind, I had purchased a large used oil container at the local hardware store. While I had filled it up somewhat, it was still mostly air in there. I'm sure it was the air that expanded to...
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    Big oil mess

    We've had a heat wave here, and the plastic jug I bought for used oil storage (yeah it was designed for it) burst dumping a bunch of oil on the floor. Any suggestions on how to clean up the mess....
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    Siebenrock topcase TK50

    Has anyone tried Siebenrock's top case for the monoshock Airheads? (http://www.siebenrock.com/en/products/luggage/4654160.html) As my son gets close to the age where I can take him on the back, this...
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    I guess I should reply what I ended up using. I...

    I guess I should reply what I ended up using. I went to the local hardware store and read through all the adhesives. JB Weld was the only one that indicated it worked on fiberglass and metal, so...
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    I was expecting something like..."I play one on...

    I was expecting something like..."I play one on TV," or "I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express."
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    Fairing nut insert repair

    I sure this has been discussed, but I was not successful in finding a thread on it.

    I'm replacing my windscreen and noticed that one of the nut inserts that holds the side adjustment brackets...
  23. Well, it's been a while since I've looked back...

    Well, it's been a while since I've looked back there, and from the left side of the bike, it didn't look that way. But yes, it's underneath the driveshaft boot. Thanks for the suggestion. For...
  24. I'll give it a quick look next time I'm out...

    I'll give it a quick look next time I'm out there.


    I don't see how the neutral switch or the drive shaft boot can cause oil dripping down off of the clutch lever at the rear of the transmission,...
  25. Leaking tranny oil through the clutch lever assembly

    The bike: 88 R100 RT. The issue: I'm leaking tranny oil through the clutch lever assembly at the back of the transmission. It's dripping down the clutch lever, but is not leaking from beneath the...
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