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    +1 on Lee's comments. Carb/thorttle body cleaner...

    +1 on Lee's comments. Carb/thorttle body cleaner was my weapon of choice. Used almost a full can. Oil change is a must.

    Good luck.
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    Hi Lost, In case Paul's suggestion doesn't...

    Hi Lost,

    In case Paul's suggestion doesn't work for you (but they almost always do work!), you can check out the link below.
    ...
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    Thanks disselyoda, I took Lee's suggestion and...

    Thanks disselyoda,

    I took Lee's suggestion and bought seal washers from a local motorcycle shop. They were copper and I figured they would work well. I'll probably switch back to OEM on the next...
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    Doh! Thanks Lee. I revisited the parts...

    Doh!

    Thanks Lee. I revisited the parts catalog and see that it was located under Stanchion. Completely missed it.

    Regards,
    Pete
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    88 K75C Fork filler plug sealing washer

    My apologies in advance for lack of engineering expertise.

    I need to replace the sealing washers on my fork tube filler plug. .375 ID .625 OD

    Does it matter if I purchase EPDM rubber, PTFE...
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    Thanks Don, I've had been working on it and...

    Thanks Don,

    I've had been working on it and had already checked off all of your suggestions.

    Turns out it was a pretty benign issue. I must be getting sloppy in my old age. One spark plug cap...
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    Thank you Tim!

    Thank you Tim!
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    1988 K75C 166k troubleshoot spark issue

    I'm pretty sure this is a spark issue and would like to get input on the potential culprit.

    Background is that plugs were due for a change, still running pretty well. I still have trouble...
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    Hi Jasper, I too am a dedicated Spitfire tire...

    Hi Jasper,

    I too am a dedicated Spitfire tire user. I've gone through five sets and they are adequate for my riding habits. I've tried the BT45's and they do handle better. If handling is your...
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    Battery voltage test

    Jim (58058D), I know you can test an auto battery using a multimeter with a min/max function by connecting the meter and starting the engine. On an auto battery if the min. voltage goes below 9.6v...
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    Sunny, Bert's symptoms are sounding more and more...

    Sunny, Bert's symptoms are sounding more and more like a sprague clutch problem. Let 98lee or P Glaves weigh in on the issue as they know far more than I. To me, starter spinning without start or...
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    If sprag clutch treatment is needed

    Hi Sunny,

    If it turns out that your issue is a sprague clutch you can read this archived thread.

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?53434-88-K75C-114k-Sprague-treatment-update

    It...
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    You can watch it here . . .

    15 sec. commercial precedes the video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srMBZiqNMaM
  14. Gilly . . . I'm stunned. Entirely plausible,...

    Gilly . . . I'm stunned. Entirely plausible, even weaving in the dead fly. You should be writing murder mystery novels!

    And I'm NEVER challenging you in a game of Clue. NEVER!!

    Btw, since...
  15. 1988 K75C 132,600 mi. Speedo "loose parts" question

    Hi Folks,

    Thanks to Fred Scott's July 2005 Trip Odometer Repair posting I decided to investigate changing a burned out bulb and address a semi-stuck trip odometer miles tumbler.

    After speedo...
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    Thanks Scott, Lucky you to be living to close...

    Thanks Scott,

    Lucky you to be living to close to Mr. Injector! I ended up using the OEM o-rings on the fuel rail side and left the Mr. Injector o-rings on the block side. The rail side went in...
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    Thanks Breyfogle. I guess "tight" is better than...

    Thanks Breyfogle. I guess "tight" is better than "leaking".

    I'll see if anyone else wants to chime in.

    Makes me wonder how removal will be. I took a lot of wiggling (myself & injectors) to...
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    1988 K75C 128 k mi. Injector question

    I've just received my refurbished injectors from Mr. Injector. Great service and highly recommended by the way. Reasonable pricing as there was nothing comparable in my area of northern California....
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    Lee, I find that if you hop on one foot and...

    Lee,

    I find that if you hop on one foot and hit the TV it works better!

    Thanks for the reply.

    Pete
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    Hi 075038, An interesting theory! I wonder...

    Hi 075038,

    An interesting theory! I wonder what some of the "black magic" folk think about this. Lee or Paul, does this actually seem like it could possibly work? I'm not seeing how there could...
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    Ian, you may want to investigate this post. It...

    Ian, you may want to investigate this post. It is a more involved treatment of the sprague clutch. Ultimately this is what solved my problem. If the additive treatment alone does not work, then...
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    This is a response to Paul F in London, Ontario....

    This is a response to Paul F in London, Ontario.

    Those that are tall enough may consider this method.

    I straddle the seat, put both feed on ground and stand (off of the seat), then push her...
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    Thanks Lee, K75 has been working well for my...

    Thanks Lee,

    K75 has been working well for my first 75 mi. round-trip commute. At some point I'll disconnect the redundant ground wire to see if the pump ground is still working.

    My physics...
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    She's alive!!!

    Thanks for all the generous help and the treasure trove of past forum posts. This repair so far has been a success, slow, but without setbacks. It would not have been possible for me to do without...
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    Reassembly is 90% complete. The redundant ground...

    Reassembly is 90% complete. The redundant ground is hooked up and checks out fine. A simple bullet connection was used as a quick release, which has been electrical taped for extra security. I've...
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