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Missing centre stand foot operating lever
I've just noticed my recently-acquired 1984 R65 is missing the centre stand side operating lever. The stand itself funtions well after awkwardly lowering by hand. Its  point of origin is o...

Started 10/16/18 at 12:09:26 by andrewwoodhall
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Tyre Pressures.
Subtitled: "Everything I thought I knew was wrong in respect to modern tyres"
I had new tyres fitted to the GSA on Friday. As they were offering free fitting and balance I decided that I'd let th...

Started 10/07/18 at 02:38:12 by Tony Smith
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Torque wrench
I have been wanting a torque wrench for some time now, and now I need it enough to where I can justify spending the money.
I'm going with a 10-50nm to accommodate most common tasks.
I like g...

Started 09/29/18 at 13:33:35 by Soeren
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Taller bars?
what I have discovered on a longish ride today is that i'm leaning over on my arms the entire time. Has anyone put taller 22mm bars on theirs without changing cables?

Started 09/13/18 at 21:25:14 by RG68RG
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R860 in the making
Well, the day has arrived when there will be no more procrastination. It's time and the work that has been waiting (and waiting) will be done.
First there is the K100 front end to be fitted. As y...

Started 08/03/18 at 03:25:06 by Tony Smith
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Can someone clear up the Rich/Lean Idle mixture ?s
First.. I'm still running pretty rich. I checked floats and both seem positioned correctly and the shut off works.. The original idle mixture screw is set at 3 turns out from seated. Plugs are both bl...

Started 09/20/18 at 14:42:59 by RG68RG
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K100 Front end rebuild
Here goes nothing, third attempt at posting this, I think that problem was my overly large photos.
Anyway, as some here will recall I bought what was sold to me as a K100RS front end to upgrade t...

Started 02/22/18 at 01:23:30 by Tony Smith
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Source of odometer spare parts.
The usual failure mode of motometer odometers is the gear cluster, these parts have been NLA for a very, very long time.
The last time the odometer failed on the wife's R65 I made a new gear by p...

Started 06/07/18 at 16:20:55 by Tony Smith
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Has anyone ever towed their bike using a hitch mounted tow device like the Slick Wheelie?
I know I should be riding it everywhere I go BUT when the boss wants to go out of town for a few days to ...

Started 04/19/17 at 16:23:18 by Billmc
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Heated gloves/jacket controller died
I have a Tour Master heated jacket liner and Gerbing heated gloves I have used them occasionally but don't need them too much here in Southern Ca. This week end I took a cold ride and when I really ne...

Started 01/22/18 at 21:05:00 by wilcom
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For those that still believe the K&N Filters myth
Bluntly they are crap. That my 1150GSA was fitted with one when I test rode it nearly resulted in me passing on it until I discovered it had...

Started 11/23/17 at 04:03:05 by Tony Smith
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Painting Plastic
I've talked to an auto body/painter I know and he told me there's nothing you can't paint, it just depends on how much time, effort, and, of course, money you want to spend on it.
I have a plasti...

Started 11/29/17 at 20:05:17 by BPT
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