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Old 10-09-2011, 12:44 PM   #601
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Zodiac, if you buy one of those H-pipes let us know how your bike runs. I'd be interested if you have any power loss.
Installed them today, first thing is that there's virtually no difference in sound while running, the H pipe is about as quiet as the collector box. Second is I notice no difference in power, feels identical but haven't been at top highway speeds yet.

Of course the bike lost what feels like 20lbs, and my collector box was pretty rusty/minor holes etc - I was able to finally see the backside and bottom of my transmission, and clean the area. Much sleeker look.

One thing I noticed is that all the stock BMW gaskets I bought really didn't fit from the years of cooked on old gaskets. I had to cut the 2 rears down to slip them in the cans. The fronts (soft gaskets) didn't fit at all, so I used a bit of red gasket sealant. So far no backfires.

I'm sold on Moto-bins, they're quick.
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:02 PM   #602
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I did get that, but emailed them a question and never got a repsonse - (regarding my order) - no worries, sure it'll be here soon.
If you replied to the order confirmation, I think that's an automated response and maybe a reply to that is something that isn't seen? You can reply direct to Damien from a link on the front page, just remember to include the order number. They get back to inquiries very quickly ime.
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Old 10-22-2011, 10:12 AM   #603
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How-to: Neimann keys and key codes

Neimann keys decoded

So, I had this key and needed a new seatlock: no key code, just the key. Searched the internet and it came up with the information: There are 5 cuts in equal distance from the key stop, the deepest is a 1, no cut is a 5. See a couple of examples hereafter.






Addendum thanks to Kenny from Huntsville, AL (email Kenny directly)

... I took my cylinders out and measured the actual spacing between "tumblers" at 2.68 mm and the distance to the first cut is 3 mm.



The "tumblers" are only 0.67mm thick and the slots that they ride in are 0.90 mm so there is quite a bit of flexibility and slop if you use a round file. Now i was able to fine tune the key by fitting it to the cylinder and making adjustments--it's perfect. I used SR61N blanks but had to file off the hump of the big key stop to make them work.

Also you may be interested to know that if you measure the distance from the rail slot on the reverse side (seen in your pictures key 4 and 5) to the bottom of the "cut", the distance is an even value: Codes 1,3, and 5 are 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 mm, and Codes 2 and 4 are 1.5 and 2.5 mm from the rail edge to the correct "cut depth" for that particular Code number. ... The measurement is easy using an outside-measuring caliper.



http://stephenbottcher.net/BMW/keys.htm
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:44 AM   #604
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That is priceless info, SB.
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:13 AM   #605
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Anyone know of an off the shelf (NAPA, etc) replacement that will fit the R90S gas tank. Prefer chrome, non-locking.
What color is the tank?
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:00 AM   #606
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Originally Posted by W8EJO
Anyone know of an off the shelf (NAPA, etc) replacement that will fit the R90S gas tank. Prefer chrome, non-locking.


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What color is the tank?
Why does it mater what color the tank is?

I've never heard of a generic gas cap that fits that gas tank. Then again there are many wonderful and strange things in this world that I'm not familiar with, so don't give up hope just yet.
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:32 PM   #607
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Thanks Disston,

Looks like Moto-bins have the rocker arm needle bearings for 8.50 pounds each.

The last paragraph on Anton's site there is interesting too (not relevant to my mono application, but) - "Every style can be easily upgraded one level" - /5 to 74-75, /6 to 76-84, 76-84 to 85 on.
Actually, the /5 can be upgraded two levels. I can do the mod for anyone that wants.
There are three ways to do it, I like the simplest way.
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:38 PM   #608
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What color is the tank?

Black
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:33 AM   #609
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Installed them today, first thing is that there's virtually no difference in sound while running, the H pipe is about as quiet as the collector box. Second is I notice no difference in power, feels identical but haven't been at top highway speeds yet.

Of course the bike lost what feels like 20lbs, and my collector box was pretty rusty/minor holes etc - I was able to finally see the backside and bottom of my transmission, and clean the area. Much sleeker look.

One thing I noticed is that all the stock BMW gaskets I bought really didn't fit from the years of cooked on old gaskets. I had to cut the 2 rears down to slip them in the cans. The fronts (soft gaskets) didn't fit at all, so I used a bit of red gasket sealant. So far no backfires.

I'm sold on Moto-bins, they're quick.
ive been interezted in those also. any change in carb settings ? Of course to loose 20 lbs is always a plus
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:38 AM   #610
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Originally Posted by W8EJO
Anyone know of an off the shelf (NAPA, etc) replacement that will fit the R90S gas tank. Prefer chrome, non-locking.

I've never heard of a generic gas cap that fits that gas tank. Then again there are many wonderful and strange things in this world that I'm not familiar with, so don't give up hope just yet.
I seem to recall someone mentioning that older gas caps from Lincolns (60/70/80's) work but just here-say on my end.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:40 AM   #611
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ive been interezted in those also. any change in carb settings ? Of course to loose 20 lbs is always a plus
No changes in carb settings, runs great - but not much heavy riding to test these days, busy planning a sneak attack on the front end soon....
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:18 PM   #612
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Just a little unrelated trick:

Sometimes the oil filter is hard to get out. Most of the time, for me anyway, a magnet gets it.. but on the barn-finds, the filter is usually stuck a littler harder. Then it dawned on me, a paint can opener:



Worked perfectly.
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:55 AM   #613
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Believe it or not, I found a oil filter remover just for airheads on ebay....

It is a cool airhead motor beer bottle opener too. Sold me!!!!
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:52 PM   #614
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Now that you say that, paint can openers look to be bottle openers too.

I just looked at the three I have in the garage and the handles are all identical and look like bottle openers. I'll have to buy a bottle or two of good beer to test them on.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:45 PM   #615
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Now that you say that, paint can openers look to be bottle openers too.

I just looked at the three I have in the garage and the handles are all identical and look like bottle openers. I'll have to buy a bottle or two of good beer to test them on.
Thats actually on purpose, if you know painters
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