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Built from Scratch....
Or reenactment groups latest project after proofing by the Armouries.
https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150208284043920&oid=127422372820
The build pictures are here.......best ima...

Started 06/21/11 at 16:29:28 by Lucky_Lou
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By: Lucky_Lou
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Multimeter Problems
I have a digital multimeter from Radio Shack, don't know if they have retail outlets outside of North America or not .
About 6 weeks ago when I connected the test leads to the battery on the R65,...

Started 05/22/10 at 13:24:33 by Bob_Roller
13 2043 Last Post 06/06/11 at 10:42:01
By: Herr Stig - Ex Member
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Online Backup Recommendations?
So, my laptop has been badly, severely, infected with a stinking virus.  I'm in the process of attempting to recover my data before I reformat...
I do have a backup on an external drive, but it's...

Started 04/18/11 at 15:39:08 by msbuck
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By: Darwin_R65 - Ex Member
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Carb pot metal repair
I've got a new project to spend lots of time on, a 1960 R69.  This bike needs a lot of work - actually, it's not a bike, but a collection of parts. 
Usually I'm pretty inept in the garage, but I...

Started 04/16/11 at 09:36:21 by Darryl Richman (Ex Member)
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By: Darryl Richman - Ex Member
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Restoring a Cast Iron Stove
Any tips for this project ive just bought an ancient American King Oak pot bell stove for my Cowboy Camp, just wondered how best to refurbish the metal, most of it is in good condition just needs a mi...

Started 02/27/11 at 02:34:16 by Lucky_Lou
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By: Lucky_Lou
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Broken Garage Door Spring
Leaving for work on Thursday morning, noticed the cables that go from the bottom of the door to the pulleys that are attached to the bar with a spring over the door were slack .
Spring was broken...

Started 01/15/11 at 07:00:05 by Bob_Roller
7 953 Last Post 01/20/11 at 09:25:45
By: Bob_Roller
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I have a new (old) blower!!!!!
I installed new heat and air in the house yesterday to replace a working but 25 year old system.  When they pulled out the old furnace/AC blower I took one look and saved it from the waist bin.  <br /...

Started 11/20/10 at 09:07:05 by Semper Gumby
4 723 Last Post 11/21/10 at 15:45:32
By: Barry
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Disappearing Text
Every once in a while while posting comments, or drafting an email, I use the space bar, and the next letter is deleted, usually happens when I make a correction and are in the middle of the text, can...

Started 09/06/10 at 13:17:40 by Bob_Roller
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By: Darryl Richman - Ex Member
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Computer Maintenance Question
Got a question about my computer, I'm running Windows XP, every couple of months I would go into the section named Maintenance and Performance, to do a de-frag on the hard drive, and then clean up unw...

Started 08/20/10 at 15:05:03 by Bob_Roller
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By: Bob_Roller
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WZC problem
Calling all computer buffs.....i have a oldish laptop (dell insperon 1100) its on XP i recentley upgraded my internet connection to a Belkin notebook card which was fine for a while but im now having ...

Started 06/12/10 at 08:40:46 by Lucky_Lou
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By: Lucky_Lou
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Best Brake Pads?
Looks like I'll be needing front brake pads for the '83... Most other brake components replaced last Fall. I see numerous options, as far as manufacturer, composition, etc.-- so what's the "hot setup"...

Started 07/05/10 at 11:22:40 by Tx_Burt (Ex Member)
6 1068 Last Post 08/16/10 at 09:18:52
By: Semper Gumby
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Not always BMW...
Besides messing with  the LED oil pressure indicator lamp on the R65, I've been rehabing the German Unobtanium plastic fender flares on my 1986 VW Cabriolet... after replacing a hail-destroyed top. <b...

Started 08/10/08 at 15:26:00 by montmil
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By: montmil
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It's been a year
Well, it's been a year since I changed hosting.  Opinions?  Has it been more reliable?  Has it been about the same?  Has it been worse?

Started 02/06/10 at 07:43:30 by suraklyn
11 1438 Last Post 02/17/10 at 17:54:07
By: aussie pete - Ex Member
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Graphics editing, etc.
OK, I'm no graphics editor and can't even find my way around Paint very well.  I'm trying to set-up a shop at cafepress and all of the images I've gotten from here are either too small, or of the wron...

Started 06/16/09 at 15:46:09 by msbuck
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By: azcycle
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Inspired by our soda-powered Texans..
I am thinking of trying out this soda blaster idea to clean the old flaking paint and grunge off tillie's wheels and try repainting them myself.
I also found this small portable soda blasting rig...

Started 11/16/09 at 00:25:26 by nhmaf
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By: nhmaf
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Resistors-which end is +
For the electronic mavens, wizards and enthusiasts among us...
Which end of a resistor is the positive (+) end? Thanks for any help.
Monte

Started 11/13/09 at 18:15:23 by montmil
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By: montmil
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Whole House Surge Protectors
I was looking at the Gruber website today checking the dimensions of their motorcycle batteries, as two of our members have received batteries that would not fit the R65 battery box.
I was lookin...

Started 03/01/09 at 14:07:43 by Bob_Roller
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By: Bob_Roller
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Luftmeiser Oil Temp Dipstick
for sale on eBay... Seller says it will fit all BMWs, from /5 through 95 R100... Anyone know of any reason why this wouldn't fit my R65?
I had one on my 78 R100 and can't say it ever saved the da...

Started 10/27/09 at 20:27:35 by Tx_Burt (Ex Member)
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By: Tx_Burt - Ex Member
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Fastener source
Look what I just tripped across!
http://www.boltdepot.com/Default.aspx
Metric and SAE. All sorts of goodies. No minimums.
Gotta jet. I'm going shopping.
Monte

Started 01/29/09 at 18:47:44 by montmil
2 527 Last Post 08/19/09 at 23:24:51
By: NC Steve
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Poll: Site Performance
I haven't really heard anything about the site's performance since we moved to the new host.  I'd just like to get an idea of how its working out compared to being on the old host.

Started 05/02/09 at 20:06:29 by suraklyn
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By: msbuck
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