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Old 02-26-2013, 11:05 PM   #751
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All fasteners that are intended to lock by deformation are specd' one time use only.

I pretty much agree with you here except for the ALL comment.

That goes against what ARP told me about the fancy Rod Bolts I bought from them for my Porsche 930.

They can be torqued by Ft Pounds or a stretch spec.

They also advise unlimited torque cycles.

I guess they are made so well and so over spec'd they can advise this.

Just thought I would advise this before some folks jumped on the ALL statement.

I still stand by my Cost vs Catastrophe analysis.

Now maybe we need ARP drive shaft bolts...
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:09 PM   #752
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I use Blue Locktight on old bolts because I'm cheap. May not be perfect but it's a damn site better than the washers BMW gave me originally that I had to pick out of the rubber boot. Other than the time several washers broke and two bolts were loose I've never had the short bolts with Locktight and no washer come loose. I replace the bolts every other time if I think of it.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:32 PM   #753
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This is getting silly. If it's a matter of a n00b to the marque such as myself looking for airhead tips and tricks, here's what I got from this discussion: make sure whatever you have in there is torqued and isn't coming out. Not much of a dark secret, but I'll take it.

Assaulting each other's keyboard egos is silly. The other annoying part of this is that it clouds my ability to believe the information given here. If your facts are different than those posted before, I'm a lot more inclined to believe you if you simply post them and don't worry about their defense.

Anyway. Thanks (from a n00b) for taking the time to share your information.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:56 PM   #754
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Alright campes. Lets all go back to our corners and think about unicorns and rainbows for a little bit.

Thanks.

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Old 03-01-2013, 11:37 AM   #755
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WHAT HAPPENED TO THE "TIPS & TRICKS' THREAD?

WHO GIVES A F#%* ABOUT ENGINEERS?

oops sorry, i guess engineers need love too....................................
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:05 PM   #756
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Paul,
If you were to replace the forks on your GS what route would you take?



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I am new to the ADV forum but not to airheads, I've paid my bills working on them full time since October 1984. I was BMW certified from then to 1999. I still keep up on the new stuff too. If I can be of any help, I probably have seen or fixed it. I'm currently building a Eastern woods R100GS, light, minimalist, more off road than on. I have been riding this beast off road for 2 years. (see my profile picture) Hello again to all, Paul
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:28 PM   #757
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Alright campes. Lets all go back to our corners and think about unicorns and rainbows for a little bit.

Thanks.

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You're reading my mind. But after a couple hours of unicorns and rainbows last night I don't feel too good this morning .

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Old 03-01-2013, 03:22 PM   #758
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Keep it up and I'll lock this thread, gentlemen. I expect this type of behavior from my 13 yo niece, not a bunch of middle aged men.

If you have personal disagreements, take them elsewhere, or get a nice long vacation from ADV to work on your bike.

Seriously.

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Old 03-02-2013, 06:22 PM   #759
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Good tip -most rotor failures are in either the this first two or three inches of the wire or the soldered joint at the slip ring

If you can work out how to press off the slip ring it is just a case of unwinding a turn of wire, replacing the slip ring and re soldering the wire, and often just re soldering the wire will do.

You can check for continuity on the remainder of the windings with the Fluke and a couple of box cutters to cut through the lacquer on the wire

If you have to buy epoxy for the job most electronic supply houses have a potting compound, although I dont know if it is any different to normal epoxy.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:56 AM   #760
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By now staring at those parting lines is really bugging me. They get smoothed out while I have it at the bench.



It's getting out of hand. I'll have to replace the cracked shifter rubber next. Beer thirty, walk away.
Yeah, watch out for that--you may not have enough winter for this:



It's removed here, but my Kinematic shifter has a zerk on it. Different year? Mine is not original to the bike.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:00 AM   #761
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That's a clever fix for the bushing - and better than simply replacing it with a new one. I bought a new one to replace the sloppy bushing on my ST. The new bushing was as sloppy as the old one, so I didn't bother changing it.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:59 PM   #762
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Yeah, watch out for that--you may not have enough winter for this:



It's removed here, but my Kinematic shifter has a zerk on it. Different year? Mine is not original to the bike.

WOW, pretty stuff. But now you gota keep it that way.
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:00 PM   #763
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That's a clever fix for the bushing - and better than simply replacing it with a new one. I bought a new one to replace the sloppy bushing on my ST. The new bushing was as sloppy as the old one, so I didn't bother changing it.

On mine there was a lot of wear on the pin. I would have had to replace both. Only about $35 but then I gotta spend money and wait for parts...again.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:31 PM   #764
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Testors Yellow 1114 enamel, very close match....

I just purchased a '92 R100GS Bumblebee. Are the forks and the Roo bar supposed to be the same color? My forks are a much lighter yellow than the Roo bar (which is a bit of an orange/yellow) and I'm wondering if one or the other has been repainted.

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Old 03-14-2013, 06:28 PM   #765
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I think so Dave - Mine were the same. Both of em...

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I just purchased a '92 R100GS Bumblebee. Are the forks and the Roo bar supposed to be the same color? My forks are a much lighter yellow than the Roo bar (which is a bit of an orange/yellow) and I'm wondering if one or the other has been repainted.

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