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Richard W
Richard W
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Joined: 03/05/2016 17:59
Last seen: 04/21/2024 07:06
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RE: Low speed vibration R80RT

Anything they can repair you should be able to see right now. Tape a 6" length of mechanic's wire to the front fender or fender stay. Bend this wire s...

6 days ago
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RE: Exhaust Muffler/Silencer Replacement Advice

Take the same Never-Seize compound that you use on your finned exhaust nuts and spread that liberally onto the inside of the new muffler input spigots...

1 week ago
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RE: '75 R90/6, Bing Carbs, inconsistent spark plug appearance

BMW was one of the first to start complying with early Federal DOT standards. This means the jetting tended to be on the lean side on all "US models"....

2 weeks ago
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RE: Finned Exhaust Nut Removal

• Nice project. Thanks for the JPEG photo !! • There are only 3 RED wires on the whole standard bike: Battery Pos to Starter Relay 87 Starter R...

2 weeks ago
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RE: '75 R90/6, Bing Carbs, inconsistent spark plug appearance

Poop happens. One can set the needles distance perfectly, then the needles can get knocked down 1 or 2 notches if extreme care isn't used replacing th...

2 weeks ago
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RE: Low speed vibration R80RT

• 1) Unlike "wobbling", "weaving" or some other side-to-side movement, "up/down" vibration almost has to be generated by something mechanically loose ...

2 weeks ago
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RE: Low speed vibration R80RT

• In a laced wheel, there will always be small imperfections, if not from the factory, then after 40 years. This is the advantage of cast or machined ...

3 weeks ago
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RE: '75 R90/6, Bing Carbs, inconsistent spark plug appearance

Scott - Buddy, we want to help you here, but you are still not telling us very much. If you want to take a casual approach to the solution and guess...

3 weeks ago
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RE: '75 R90/6, Bing Carbs, inconsistent spark plug appearance

David has given you an excellent suggestion. 99% of your riding is done at mid-range on "the needle". The intake pulse basically takes the needle (whi...

3 weeks ago
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RE: Low speed vibration R80RT

I like James' suggestion of checking the drive shaft output flange bolts. • Modern "block pattern" tires do not tend to steer the bike like the olde...

3 weeks ago
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RE: '75 R90/6, Bing Carbs, inconsistent spark plug appearance

1) No one said it was "garbage" or absolutely useless. Please stop mis-quoting others and/or blowing their comments out of proportion. 2) A lot of ...

3 weeks ago
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RE: '75 R90/6, Bing Carbs, inconsistent spark plug appearance

An owner can't simply "pull the plugs" at any random time and expect to take a meaningful "plug reading". Before you go through the trouble of posting...

3 weeks ago
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RE: '75 R90/6, Bing Carbs, inconsistent spark plug appearance

• The new style breather is preferred because the /5 version used a phenolic disc as the flapper. After opening and closing a couple of million times ...

4 weeks ago
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RE: R75/5 Seat question

Back in the 1970's and 80's all sorts of seat mods were made to make room for sidecars and extra tall transcontinental saddle bags. These were needed ...

4 weeks ago
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RE: '75 R90/6, Bing Carbs, inconsistent spark plug appearance

Your bike is coming up on it's half-century birthday. Also, to have that low of mileage, the bike has had to do a lot of sitting. Agreed, that's not v...

4 weeks ago
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