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Old 08-12-2011, 08:19 AM   #496
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Awesome blaine! It looks like you are going real slow too. I never did learn how to wheelie motorcycles going real slow. I guess I never tried much but still. I am sure I would do it anyway if it came easy!! I always wheeled dirt bikes standing on the pegs. It's a lot more useful when you are actually ripping versus sitting down IMO. I never have really learned how to ride wheelies on a street bike. I can pull them up with the right bump and ride them for a while or luck into a good on once in a while but I can't just pull one up any time anywhere at any speed like I could on dirt bikes. Still though, I have heard many a person say "I didn't know beemers could wheelie". I bet you have heard that one a time or two!
I'm just the photographer
I'll let Brad take all the wheelie credit!
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:28 PM   #497
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My Intro.

I'm new here and will have a lot of questions about my 1994 R100RT. I have had many bikes in my time but now only three that I ride. Two Harley's and a BMW. The BMW has been with me for just over two years and has 52 K on it. It is showing signs of much needed maintenance. I will be doing the forks soon and need advice on that (parts) but right now I'm looking for a speedo and mufflers. Maybe complete exhaust system. I'm sure I will learn more about this forum, like where to post "looking for parts", but for now it is just a HELLO.
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:11 AM   #498
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World's Most Expensive Springs

Based on DaveF's recommendation, I decided that I too would replace the carburetor slide return springs on my /2. He noted a distinct improvement in motor operation with fresh springs. I call Bing and order them. The nice man says they are $3.36 ea., and with with regular USPS charges the total is $11.32. I chuckled that these were by far the least expensive parts I've purchased to date for the bike.
3 weeks go by...I call Bing. Ummm I never got my springs?
That's the mail for you, was the answer.
I order them again, this time UPS shipping and they arrived .




The price of the springs went up from 3 weeks ago and the shipping was more.
The two springs have now run me $33.32. The old ones look compressed about 1/4" than the new.
Sure hope they make the bike run better

Update

I put them in and the bike settled into a steady idle better than ever....

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Old 11-03-2011, 10:03 PM   #499
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WTB Monza blue front fender and right side battery cover

Is this the right place for this post? The title says it all.
I have a white one to trade if that helps! Thanks
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:03 PM   #500
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WTB Monza blue front fender

Is this the right place for this post? The title says it all.
I have a white one to trade if that helps! Thanks
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:04 PM   #501
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WTB Monza blue front fender for a '76 R90/6

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Old 12-01-2011, 03:05 AM   #502
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Fork lower interchange question

I'm on the lookout for a right fork slider for a duel disk conversion on the '76 R90/6 with 40mm ATE calipers. They're somewhere between rocking horse poo and hens teeth.

Can I use the fork slider from a R100RS? My reading on the Haynes suggests the stanchion diameters won't match. Is that correct, is there no other right-hand slider, other than a R90S right slider that will fit?

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Old 12-01-2011, 03:12 AM   #503
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I'm on the lookout for a right fork slider for a duel disk conversion on the '76 R90/6 with 40mm ATE calipers. They're somewhere between rocking horse poo and hens teeth.

Can I use the fork slider from a R100RS? My reading on the Haynes suggests the stanchion diameters won't match. Is that correct, is there no other right-hand slider, other than a R90S right slider that will fit?

Cheers.
I have a set from a 1978 R100RS and one earlier one (not sure where it came from) do you know the part number you are looking for?

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Old 12-01-2011, 03:41 AM   #504
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I have a set from a 1978 R100RS and one earlier one (not sure where it came from) do you know the part number you are looking for?

John (Brisbane) 0411-226 503
Hi Bulldust,
According to the MAX BMW Parts Fiche I'm looking for Part #31421233511 (RIGHT FORK SLIDER - 17MM)

Edit: It looks like the 1978 R100RS sliders are a different part number, but R100/7 1976-1978 sliders are the same.

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Old 12-01-2011, 03:55 AM   #505
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Hi Bulldust,
According to the MAX BMW Parts Fiche I'm looking for Part #31421233511 (RIGHT FORK SLIDER - 17MM)

Edit: It looks like the 1978 R100RS sliders are a different part number, but R100/7 1976-1978 sliders are the same.
Sorry just checked my 1978 RS ones have a larger axel, and my brand new NOS 1974 17MM fork leg is a left hand one 31421233151.

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Old 12-01-2011, 04:08 AM   #506
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Sorry just checked my 1978 RS ones have a larger axel, and my brand new NOS 1974 17MM fork leg is a left hand one 31421233151.

John
Thanks Mate,

I'll keep looking for a non R90S slider for the project.

Cheers.
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:13 AM   #507
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Thanks Mate,

I'll keep looking for a non R90S slider for the project.

Cheers.
Alloy weld a later one and have it bored to 17mm.
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:21 AM   #508
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Alloy weld a later one and have it bored to 17mm.
Oh Bullbust, you ask too much. I've read about that sort of carry-on. I'm impressed by those who have the skills and not any sort of purist, but as far as this item goes, it's a matter of just tracking down the right part.
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:10 PM   #509
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:00 PM   #510
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Fork Rubber Boot Substiture

Has anyone found a substitute to the BMW Rubber Boot used on the forks? My '91 GS uses the 15 rib boot. I'm starting to look at some of the local 4-wheel drive shops to see if they have any rubber boots they use on shocks that might be usable on the forks.

Any help is appreciated and I'll report back on what I find.
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