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Old 01-25-2013, 05:54 PM   #91
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are you stating that you have started the engine and that it ran on gasoline?
yes!!!
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:31 PM   #92
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I haven't read anything but the last page. B12 is available in Ca. Good stuff. Gumout? I haven't used it for decades since I figured out that it swells up and ruins rubber. Rubber is an important element of our carbs! I really do think such carb cleaners have something to do with carb diaphragms biting it. Normally they last for decades. B12 might swell rubber too but I have never been tempted to put it on or in assembled carbs.

I read on the internet that Amorall is no good. I have used it for decades on my own bikes and have never seen any trouble for it.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:07 PM   #93
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So today I got a charge in a battery from the k1200gt.

I pulled the spark plugs and .... IT TURNED OVER JUST FINE!
I heard it's power for the first time ever I almost had the energy to do a million backflips!
It was so exciting!
There is no feeling like hearing it roar!
So now I need to work on the clutch and the transmission!
Put a little money into getting it painted and possibly re-chrome some things and putting back together piece by piece! :)

I'll update more soon!!!

It's running? Brilliant!
Looking forward to more updates.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:01 AM   #94
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The bike should have fresh oil in it and after this long in storage a new oil filter and air filter.

I don't live in California. I heard that Berryman's wasn't available there because it works too good which would indicate it might have chemicals in it that the State of California doesn't like. I was wrong but it was told to me this way.

I still don't like Amour All. I do like Back to Black but even that is not permanent and needs to be repeated.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:45 PM   #95
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Nothing to add other than these are my favorite threads, and good luck Leo!
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:22 PM   #96
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The bike should have fresh oil in it and after this long in storage a new oil filter and air filter.

I don't live in California. I heard that Berryman's wasn't available there because it works too good which would indicate it might have chemicals in it that the State of California doesn't like. I was wrong but it was told to me this way.

I still don't like Amour All. I do like Back to Black but even that is not permanent and needs to be repeated.
Amour All has always done exactly what I bought it for. I mention it just because I usually read nothing but bad about it on the net. Same thing with K+N filters and other subjects. Just trying to keep it real. I just thought that since the last time I have mentioned it I have probably seen a hundred photos here on oldscool of K+N's on bikes with no oil on the filter. I'll be the fist to tell you that they don't filter worth a crap like that.

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Old 01-26-2013, 07:01 PM   #97
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I think the prejudice against K&N filters may be unjust. I don't have any personal experience with them other than I bought one once for a car and when I found out how much work it was to clean and re-oil I threw it away. And expensive. If I was riding in off road dusty conditions I might want to investigate further. But for me the stock filter works just fine anyway.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:43 PM   #98
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Rubber grease, always worked good for me in preventing BMW rubber bits from drying out and cracking. Used to be available at autoparts but now seems to be replaced everywhere with sillycone type greases and to me they don't seem to penetrate the rubber as well, stays greasy and attract dirt.

Looked around last year, my large tube was empty after 20 or so years. Found some on fleabay UK, cheap and I am good for another 20 years. But already gave some away in little jars, stuff goes a long way.

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Old 01-26-2013, 08:30 PM   #99
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Rubber grease, always worked good for me in preventing BMW rubber bits from drying out and cracking. Used to be available at autoparts but now seems to be replaced everywhere with sillycone type greases and to me they don't seem to penetrate the rubber as well, stays greasy and attract dirt.

Looked around last year, my large tube was empty after 20 or so years. Found some on fleabay UK, cheap and I am good for another 20 years. But already gave some away in little jars, stuff goes a long way.


Never heard of this stuff. Only you would come up with something like this!
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:18 PM   #100
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PBR rubber grease is a castor oil based grease that works well on rubber to keep it well protected.
Small quantity



Larger quantity.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:01 AM   #101
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I get the rubber grease free in little sachets from my local garage, I use it on those little o-rings on the brake shaft that goes through the final drive. Great stuff to have around.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:34 AM   #102
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I see lots of rubber grease now....!Good stuff but next to impossible to find in Canada and the USAs anymore. I did find some somewhere in small quantities, but having to pay $15-20.00 for 2 Oz or so and then more than that for shipping to Canada, not cost effective.

Good stuff for rubber parts on fuel injection systems, unlike sillycone products will not pollute an expensive O2 sensor.

Big can shipped from the UK was less than $20.00. When I looked there was someone selling it by the tablespoon on Fleabay.

Castrol makes a similar product overseas, "Castrol Red Grease".

Castor grease.....well Castor is French for Beaver......
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:47 AM   #103
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Is the idea that this product, Red Rubber Grease, which is intended for use in brake systems also good as a general rubber restorative and preservative?
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:01 AM   #104
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If you look up Caliper grease, it is easy to find in the US...

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trks...at=0&_from=R40

we just use it as an assembly grease. not as a bearing grease although there is no reason why you could not use it on headstock bearings, as it is waterproof.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:36 AM   #105
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If you look up Caliper grease, it is easy to find in the US...

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trks...at=0&_from=R40

we just use it as an assembly grease. not as a bearing grease although there is no reason why you could not use it on headstock bearings, as it is waterproof.
Yes but that's the caliper grease with Moly in it usually. You don't really want to lube external rubber bits with that, makes a hell of mess. May not be compatible with brake fluids just like the sillycone type ones and that's primarly why I got rubber grease, brake calipers/MC rebuilds altough I have known for a long time about their rubber preservation properties.

As it says on the packaging for the PBR stuff up there.
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