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    Many manufacturers have models that are only for...

    Many manufacturers have models that are only for specific regions.

    I'd ASSume H-D felt that the XR wouldn't really sell that well in the US,
    and took it elsewhere first.
    Maybe it's also a way...
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    The T and the RT were both introduced in '79....

    The T and the RT were both introduced in '79.
    The T replaced the R100/7 model of '77 and '78, and was discontinued after '80.

    The fairing of the RT/RS models wasn't because of the ignition...
  3. Wasn't the '76 R60 a drum brake front wheel?

    Wasn't the '76 R60 a drum brake front wheel?
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    Final drive gearing sometimes varied between the...

    Final drive gearing sometimes varied between the two models in the late 70's-early 80's.
    2.91's seemed most common on the RS's (with some having 3.00's).
    I've seen more RT's with 3.00's, with some...
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    That is the correct part number for the stock...

    That is the correct part number for the stock part--but it is for the rear only on the bike.

    The front signal on a K100RS is in the mirror. Totally different set-up.
  6. Thread: Mufflers

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    Addressing the OP question, the Emgo's I've seen...

    Addressing the OP question, the Emgo's I've seen are almost identical in appearance to the stock BMW /6 - /7 mufflers.
    Mac's are definitely not.
    Between the two, I'd go with the Emgo's if...
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    I don't recall any green during those years (but...

    I don't recall any green during those years (but I could be wrong).

    I remember it being the Red/White Paris-Dakar first, then renamed the R100GSPD.
    I think the black/green and white/green colors...
  8. After several hundred thousand miles (including...

    After several hundred thousand miles (including five Iron Butt Rallies) Lyle retired a few years back. He assumed that meant he'd be put out for stud service--he's been kinda disappointed in that...
  9. not everyone needs the same amount of sleep to...

    not everyone needs the same amount of sleep to function normally.
    To the guy who needs 8 hours a night, changing to 5 might have a devastating effect.
    To the guy who needs 4, three might not be so...
  10. Thread: HD news

    by Rev_Eddie
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    Something to note in the H-D story is that their...

    Something to note in the H-D story is that their net profit fell to $117.3 million dollars in the first three months of 2009. With $117 million in net profit in the last three months, I'd suspect...
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    The blue shown above (called King's Blue as I...

    The blue shown above (called King's Blue as I recall) was available in '91 and '92. Not sure if it was available in '93.
    '91 models were also available in the Classic Black shown on the prior page...
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    simply pull on it. It's held on by three posts...

    simply pull on it.

    It's held on by three posts that just press into rubber grommets.
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    + another on Kent's post. Somewhere back in...

    + another on Kent's post.

    Somewhere back in the day was a magazine article talking about (I'm paraphrasing here) how BMW was good at giving the rider what they actually wanted, not what they...
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    The Oilhead engine is a cam-in-head design. It...

    The Oilhead engine is a cam-in-head design.
    It has pushrods.
  15. Thread: oil level

    by Rev_Eddie
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    Are you certain it's the oil warning light? What...

    Are you certain it's the oil warning light?
    What you're describing is the way the charging light is supposed to work.

    Is the "foaming" what you're getting after letting the bike run for just a...
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    I haven't looked at the paperwork on it in years,...

    I haven't looked at the paperwork on it in years, but as I recall, the info sent from BMWNA to the dealers said that they brought in 50 Dakar Yellow K75s's.

    Eddie
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    Sticky: Test 1

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    All '77 R100RS models were rear drum brakes, as...

    All '77 R100RS models were rear drum brakes, as well as the early '78 RS models until the snowflake wheels with discs all around came out sometime mid-year.
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    I'll respectfully disagree on both of these...

    I'll respectfully disagree on both of these statements:

    Aside from some of the engine/transmission/electrical bits, major parts of the R65's were unique--
    different forks, front wheels, wiring...
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    K1 battery installation problem

    UPDATE---problem solved thanks to some pm's.
    Nothing to see here.....move along.



    Installing a battery in my '91 K1 that's 5+ years in storage.
    Stock BMW flooded cell battery. stock battery...
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    10x12 closed end wrench small (red? yellow?) ...

    10x12 closed end wrench
    small (red? yellow?) screwdriver

    can't recall when they started including them, but yours might also be missing 7x8 and 19x22 open end wrenches.
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    It's been known for awhile that the Hoot was...

    It's been known for awhile that the Hoot was done.
    Note that the annual HH Ride for Kids charity event had already announced that the '09 TN event was in a new location near Nashville. There's no...
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    George Carlin sez: Just because your tattoo...

    George Carlin sez:

    Just because your tattoo has Chinese characters in it doesn't make you spiritual. It's right above the crack of your ass. And it translates to "beef with broccoli." The last...
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    It's only far away when you don't go..... ...

    It's only far away when you don't go.....
    from "Two Wheels to Adventure" by Danny Liska
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    R100T erratta

    The R100T models were sold in the US market in 1979 and 1980.

    As stated before, they had the same 40mm carb engine as the S, RS, and RT models. I've never seen a US model that had 40mm exhaust.
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