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Old 05-17-2013, 10:37 PM   #436
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Got it covered

Thanks Kai Ju, I too have tire machine and balancer.


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Old 05-17-2013, 11:04 PM   #437
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Out with the not so old, on with the new

Michelin Activ ON, Avon Roadrider OFF










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Old 05-18-2013, 01:30 PM   #438
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I got a set of Michelin Pilot Activ to put on.
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Hi Tink,

Just put those Michelins on my '78 R100, but still doing other major maintenance/repairs. Will probably be on the road in a week or so. Took off Dunlops, so I'm expecting great things.

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Old 05-18-2013, 03:27 PM   #439
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Thanks Kai Ju, I too have tire machine and balancer.
Fine, be that way.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:32 PM   #440
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youll like the activ's theyre AWESOME!!
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:39 PM   #441
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We'll see

We'll see. Not that the Avon was a bad tire, I just don't have much experience with bias ply tires and wanted to compare the Mich Activ to the Avon Roadrider.



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Old 05-18-2013, 06:40 PM   #442
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ive ridden with the metzler, avon, bridgestone bt45, and the pilot activ........

pilot activ hands down for handling and wear.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:09 PM   #443
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ive ridden with the metzler, avon, bridgestone bt45, and the pilot activ........

pilot activ hands down for handling and wear.
That's what I wanted to hear! Will probably be on them next week. (i started to just kind of freshen it up a little bit. Then one thing led to another, and it's going to be a R105!)
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:38 AM   #444
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Am I the only one that finds it amazing that I can walk into my local BMW dealer and give them a list of rubber parts for a 32 year old motorcycle and the parts guy says “Yep, we got everything in stock”. Only BMW would be so loyal to its brand that they would continue to support a THIRTY TWO YEAR OLD motorcycle design. Now that’s nothing short of amazing.


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Great thread, just going through it page by page. I wish my local BMW dealer would carry some stock for the older Airheads. I got lucky one time and they had 1 carb bowl gasket of the two I needed in stock. Normally have to wait over 1 week to get simple things like oil pan gaskets and such.
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:07 AM   #445
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Want to ride... need to fix

Poor old PROJECT-S has been parked since mid-May. I really need to get started on the rear seal repair before I ride her again but so many other little jobs keep creeping into my schedule each weekend that I've not turned a bolt yet on the rear seal job. I soooooo want to ride her this coming weekend , but I must resist the urge and start breaking her down for the rear seal fix.

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Old 05-31-2013, 07:15 PM   #446
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Poor old PROJECT-S has been parked since mid-May. I really need to get started on the rear seal repair before I ride her again but so many other little jobs keep creeping into my schedule each weekend that I've not turned a bolt yet on the rear seal job. I soooooo want to ride her this coming weekend , but I must resist the urge and start breaking her down for the rear seal fix.

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Yep - I decided to just do a new rear seal while it was apart, just because. She MIGHT be on the road tomorrow afternoon if we get the new pistons/cylinders on. I'll have to call it "Project R105"! Got a new clutch for her today. The old one wasn't that worn, but already cracked (aftermarket something). Found a new BMW HD clutch for her. Put in the new RS cam, and all the electrics today.

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Old 05-31-2013, 09:59 PM   #447
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Poor old PROJECT-S has been parked since mid-May. I really need to get started on the rear seal repair before I ride her again but so many other little jobs keep creeping into my schedule each weekend that I've not turned a bolt yet on the rear seal job. I soooooo want to ride her this coming weekend , but I must resist the urge and start breaking her down for the rear seal fix.

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surely you can ride it over to the huntington beach concours event on sunday.
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Old 06-01-2013, 01:49 AM   #448
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YA, no

Think not, got 1/2 way through tear down tonight. Still need to get to the meat of the matter before I head over the Irv Siever for parts.

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Old 06-01-2013, 08:17 AM   #449
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That's great. Don't forget to block the flywheel. Also might get the stuff to reseal the oil pump while you're in there. Save ya a trip back to seaver's.

Have fun.
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Old 06-01-2013, 03:43 PM   #450
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Block that crank ! ! !

The fun begins... Time to take on that rear main engine seal leak.


Set the crank to TDC, or rather "OT" in German...


BLOCK THE CRANK ! ! ! Thanks Kai Ju for the Park 3-way wrench idea, works great.


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