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Old 08-06-2012, 05:48 PM   #1276
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:16 PM   #1277
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Check yer cables



On a ride to Toymakers last month, I hit the clutch and it went SNAP! The cable end snapped off at the barrel in the handle. It was an old cable.
Adventure ensued, and stories shall be told...
In the driveway the other day, I'm putting the bike away after a frisky 150 mile ride and the front brake cable SNAPS!
Brand new cable...same spot
I was pushing the R60US around in the yard and the front brake cable SNAPPED! Same place... WTF?
BMW will not replace a cable that has not been properly lubed.
At the handle.
The receiver unit should be cleaned and lubed with some nice white libdinum. Make sure the barrel unit can swivel nicely when you retract the handle. The barrel then won't cut the swaged end of the cable off at some inopportune moment.


I'm looking at your cables Lucky...
Get that zip tie off there. Your choking your controls. The throttle cables are at an odd angle. Let 'em find their own way down there.
You've got the same handles as I. Pop the big screw and clean 'em up well.
Your life depends on it.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:20 PM   #1278
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:47 PM   #1279
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can anyone ID this fender? It's on my r69s, but everyone I've talked to says the fender should be flat on bottom. hard to see, but this actually indents toward the tire in the center like a fishtail. it does not look like damage.


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Old 08-09-2012, 03:47 PM   #1280
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which tire is that

This is one of the first pics ever taken, of this bike. There is no bulge visible.
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:41 AM   #1281
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your fenders are what I usually see, which makes me wonder if this is a custom mod or a fender from another vintage
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:11 PM   #1282
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On a ride to Toymakers last month, I hit the clutch and it went SNAP! The cable end snapped off at the barrel in the handle. It was an old cable.
Adventure ensued, and stories shall be told...
In the driveway the other day, I'm putting the bike away after a frisky 150 mile ride and the front brake cable SNAPS!
Brand new cable...same spot
I was pushing the R60US around in the yard and the front brake cable SNAPPED! Same place... WTF?
BMW will not replace a cable that has not been properly lubed.
At the handle.
The receiver unit should be cleaned and lubed with some nice white libdinum. Make sure the barrel unit can swivel nicely when you retract the handle. The barrel then won't cut the swaged end of the cable off at some inopportune moment.


I'm looking at your cables Lucky...
Get that zip tie off there. Your choking your controls. The throttle cables are at an odd angle. Let 'em find their own way down there.
You've got the same handles as I. Pop the big screw and clean 'em up well.
Your life depends on it.

I have tried to route it as smooth as possible, but it looks like I still have it wrong.

Can someone kindly provide some photos of /2 cables routes for Euro bar?
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:13 PM   #1283
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Old 08-26-2012, 04:04 PM   #1284
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:31 PM   #1285
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We have nothing to fear, but fear, itself!
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:00 PM   #1286
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Milestone

On July 13, 2008 I took possession of Jezebel, and vice versa. BMW # 627630 with 49,734 miles on the oddometer.
Today, on Aug 30, 2012, we attained our 30,000 miles ridden.

:cla p

And it was 2up, at a hidden nursery in the Catskills.
She's a daily runner!
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danedg screwed with this post 08-30-2012 at 05:35 PM
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:38 PM   #1287
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Congrats on the mileage-stone!
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:46 PM   #1288
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:18 PM   #1289
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She is curvy now ....


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Old 09-09-2012, 09:36 PM   #1290
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Did you use your bag lights for turn signals or brake/running lights? I almost started putting my bags on today but got sidetracked. Take a good look at your swingarm to make sure the left bag is not rubbing on it. I've seen that happen a couple of times. Looks good.
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