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  1. Rally: Bavarian Mountain Weekend Sept. 5-7

    This Sipapu New Mexico rally has been on my radar for a long time. Perhaps this year will finally be the one! Question for those familiar with it: what is the elevation of the rally site? What sort...
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    custom saddles

    :rofl
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    That is an excellent idea. Oak always reminds us...

    That is an excellent idea. Oak always reminds us of his "tech index" available for purchase. Matt should take the cue from him and offer something similar. I go straight to his column when a new...
  4. Thread: 2015 Models

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    BMW fascination with Technology

    I think BMW at times tries a bit too hard to bring advanced technology to its vehicles, along the lines of the old saw about "the answer to a question no one asked." It's been that way for a while,...
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    You're correct, Guenther. I should have stated ...

    You're correct, Guenther. I should have stated 2.25 +/- milliamps. However, I'm not sure that level of current drain is as insignificant as you might suggest. When my efforts to solve the problem...
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    I've heard it said that the engine actually runs...

    I've heard it said that the engine actually runs cooler with the lowers in place. Wives' Tale?
    Whatever the case, do take seriously the comment above regarding the rider drinking water. A few...
  7. Are you sure it's necessary to drill holes? On...

    Are you sure it's necessary to drill holes? On my R100RS I secured the side covers without resorting to putting holes anywhere. On the inner surface of the covers, secure fender washers that have...
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    high/erratic idle on 83 R100RS

    Some time back I was struggling to resolve a puzzle. My 83 R100RS' idle climbed when it was warmed up. Long story short, I was convinced it was something related to the carburettors or their...
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    1983 R100RS after market ignition

    Yes, this is a dual-plugged bike. It has been since the late 80s. I've been all over the carbs and intake system. There is no air leak. I used a good quality timing light when I originally...
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    1985 K100RS cooling system

    I've got to deal with this in the course of repairing the oil/water pump. While doing that I thought I'd replace the old thermostat. Then, I checked the price with the BMW dealer. $55 for a common...
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    1983 R100RS after market ignition

    After the last test ride showed the problem on my '83 R100RS was growing worse, I have decided to park the bike until I have time to remove the after market bean can replacement and install once...
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    I found the exhaust valve on the left cylinder a...

    I found the exhaust valve on the left cylinder a tad tight - about .02mm; the intake less so, but tighter than it should have been. I discovered one spark plug cap has questionable resistance and...
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    K100rs

    I first rode this model back when they were current. Coming from an R100RS, the K-model did not suit me in the least. It was heavy and it irritated my hands due to the vibrations. Fast forward...
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    1983 R100RS after market ignition

    Today I checked the engine with a timing light while it was operating in the "high idle" mode. The timing marks seem to be consistent from one cylinder to the other, and all the HT leads (its a...
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    I don't wish to be mysterious or "handcuff" the...

    I don't wish to be mysterious or "handcuff" the hands of those who may offer help. Let me further clarify. The unit I installed does away completely with the bean can. It bolts on in place of that...
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    digital ignition

    I prefer to keep the trade name out of this, as I do not want to unfairly damage the reputation of products if the bike's problem ultimately is due to some other issue. There is a very limited...
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    digital after market ignition on 1983 R100RS

    Is it possible for an after market digital ignition for advance the timing on one cylinder only? I've had problems with the idle on my '83 R100RS since shortly after I installed the ignition after...
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    Coolant Temp Gauge 1985 K100RS

    I bought the bits I thought were necessary to fit a temperature gauge to my 1985 K100RS, but when I began to install the instrument on my bike, I discovered there was no obvious mate for the green...
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    This doesn't worry me in the slightest, as the...

    This doesn't worry me in the slightest, as the H-rated tires work just fine, and last longer too! :)
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    Many thanks for the time and effort put into the...

    Many thanks for the time and effort put into the oil research and subsequent writing of the article, Kurt.
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    I used the Caswell product two years ago and...

    I used the Caswell product two years ago and continue to be very pleased with the result. It was not too fussy to use and the end result was everything I had hoped for. In planning this work, I...
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    Battery Cables

    I wouldn't be too swift to dismiss this as a scam. Old airheads typically have old cables. You can service the cable ends and miss the build up of corrosion under the cable insulation farther down...
  23. Of course there are other options. Why not...

    Of course there are other options. Why not consider a Wrist Rest or some other gizmo of essentially the same design? They are widely available, can be easily removed and used on any motorcycle, and...
  24. Kevin Ash passes

    It's been reported that Kevin Ash suffered a fatal accident at the South African press launch of the new GS. I've yet to read much detail about the circumstances of the tragedy. Needless to say, he...
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    Pannier locks

    I could have written the post above. The locks on my panniers seem okay, but the latches don't release readily. I've lubed them but the results have not be great.... What's up with that?
    These...
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