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Old 04-22-2009, 03:25 PM   #271
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at the top of the page you'll see a thing calld 'Thread Tools'. One of 'em is 'Show Printable Version."

Also, there's a way to remove everybody except for one poster which is really handy when you're trying to print out something from Infra's thread.
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Old 04-22-2009, 03:49 PM   #272
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at the top of the page you'll see a thing calld 'Thread Tools'. One of 'em is 'Show Printable Version."

Also, there's a way to remove everybody except for one poster which is really handy when you're trying to print out something from Infra's thread.
That's a real great advice !!!
As sometime I record as PDF, this would help me to save time. thanks
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Old 04-22-2009, 03:56 PM   #273
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There's a Greasemonkey script available for Firefox users.

1) download, install Greasemonkey (linky).

2) download "ADV Ride Report DeCrufter script" (clicky)

3) go to Infra's detailed fix-it reports (jump here).

4) check the box that says, "only show [original poster's] posts?"
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:47 AM   #274
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Wow... this is HUGEly valuable. It's something I've often wanted to do.
Thanks all!
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:31 PM   #275
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1980 R100gs

I just bought a R100GS. It needs some minor work and I am trying to figure out how to post a thread to get help, LOL. Anybody mind giving me a hand?
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:22 PM   #276
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I just bought a R100GS. It needs some minor work and I am trying to figure out how to post a thread to get help, LOL. Anybody mind giving me a hand?

I'd love to help. A 1980 R100GS? neat!

So you found Old School, thats a good start.. Now just look for the "new thread" button, and it'll take you to a window just like the one you wrote your post in. Start posting stuff.

Got pics on your hard drive? we'll figure out how to post em.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:17 AM   #277
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Here's the best tip I can offer. If your in a bad mood or had a bad day. Go ride!! This tip will translate well to other brands and models.
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Old 05-01-2009, 02:12 PM   #278
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1980 R100gs

I didn't know BMW made an R100GS in 1980....
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:22 PM   #279
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For anyone needing to unbolt connecting rods, I found today, Autozone carries a nice set of four 12 points including the 10mm required for this job. Best part, the price of the set sold under the name "OEM Industrial" is $12.99! I just happened into this as Solo Lobo was already kind enough to loan me his more authentic version.

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WARNING: STAY AWAY FROM THIS TOOL.

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I was hunting down the holy connecting rod tool... Advance Auto didn't have one because "we're a car store," Ace Hardware didn't have any, but I found an 8mm at Napa. I thought it was the wrong size, and I found out it was. So, I was searching on advrider, and found post #51 in "Airhead Tips & Tricks". I went and picked that ("OEM Industrial" set, part # 25015) up on 11-27-07 for $12.99 like he said. A HELL of a deal compared to the other places I looked.

I finally had some free time to work on the bike. So, I did a little research and dug right in. I went to take off the first connecting rod bolt, and "KKKKKKKK" and the ratchet almost flies out of my hand. MOTHERFU...

The POS tool killed itself:



Thankfully damage to the teeth on the inside of the bolt is minimal.. but there's now an infinite amount of metal flakes everywhere.

I sat there, staring at it, pissed off, for an hour.

...

A day later, I took it back to Autozone.
“I’d like to return this tool that broke.” - me
“Ok, [balhblahblah]. Here’s your mon--- wait a minute, this things broke!” – worker 1
“Oh, just give him his money.” – worker2
...and on a completely unrelated project/thread...

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POP! and the first bolt is loose. Hurray!!! CDD must have had a really tight bolt. Flushed with success, I move on to the 2nd bolt...apply almost unheard of human strength to tool and seconds later....POP!



THAT'S RIGHT, IT LASTED ONE FRIGGIN BOLT AND THEN BLEW CHUNCKS!!!!
Drive back to Pep Boys and boy was I Peppy. Got my money back along with a, "Yea Dude, those tools are really crappy. Sorry man". For those of you keeping score, this one was an "OEM" branded tool.
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:57 PM   #280
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autozone tools labeled Great Neck have worked great for me....


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Old 06-02-2009, 09:26 AM   #281
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Autozone has been a life saver for me with OBD code readers, radiator pressure tester, etc. available for rent.

Critical, hi torque apps, get the Snap On, Craftsman, etc. I have found any socket that has 'chrome vanadium' stamped on it to be less than trustworthy.
I know, I know...$12 for one bit seems steep, and who wants a toolbox full of 'onesies'?, but you can always lend it out knowing it will come back useable, and if you ever lay your hands on an 11mmX1.25 tap, holy cow, you'll be more popular than John Mayer on a Harley run.
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:56 PM   #282
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R100RS, New to me, Have Q's

I just aquired a 1979 R100RS. Pretty cool. I read somewhere about switching bars to the k75 bend. Anybody know about this? Also where can I get a seat cover for the stock seat. Thanks for responding
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Old 06-07-2009, 01:29 PM   #283
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I just aquired a 1979 R100RS. Pretty cool. I read somewhere about switching bars to the k75 bend. Anybody know about this? Also where can I get a seat cover for the stock seat. Thanks for responding
Steve
Bob's Bmw will be happy to sell you a replacement seat cover. K75 bars are an easy swap, you'll not be able to use the dash pad. Barbacks are still out there as well. A fork brace is an esay install and helps the most in terms of handling.
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:25 AM   #284
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I just aquired a 1979 R100RS. Pretty cool. I read somewhere about switching bars to the k75 bend. Anybody know about this? Also where can I get a seat cover for the stock seat. Thanks for responding
Steve
Sargents seats in Jacksonville Fla has reproduction seat covers and foam available, I used their stuff on my bike and it looks exactly like the old stuff that came off.


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Old 06-08-2009, 06:20 AM   #285
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Buy a backup or parts bike

Buy a second Airhead so you'll have a backup to ride if the first breaks. Also, you can wrench on one while riding the other. If you're super lucky, you can wrench on both at the same time!
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