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by spo123
Thu Nov 17, 2022 8:59 am
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: HELP....../5 Seat Foam?
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: HELP....../5 Seat Foam?

Thanks All......As this is not for myself, I have recommended that replacement seat foam be built up in layers, of something like older, foam....backpacking/ sleeping pads. Cut to shape with an electric carving knife.
by spo123
Thu Nov 10, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: HELP....../5 Seat Foam?
Replies: 3
Views: 352

HELP....../5 Seat Foam?

Can anyone, please point me in the direction for REPLACEMENT, Factory BMW, /5 SEAT FOAM?

Thanks much!

spo
by spo123
Tue Sep 13, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: New Member, new 1977 R100/7 questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1490

Re: New Member, new 1977 R100/7 questions

Someone went to Great Lengths to prepare that fairing for your motorcycle. The correct installation, lower units and properly painted to match, enhance the motorcycle. It IS your bike. Do what YOU like. Personally, IF you do remove it, my recommendation would be to remove it carefully and save ALL h...
by spo123
Tue Sep 13, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: 1978 R80–7 cruising speed
Replies: 12
Views: 1556

Re: 1978 R80–7 cruising speed

WIND THE ENGINE UP!
They LOVE to SPIN!
5,000 RPM is fine ALL DAY LONG!
Shifting above 5,000 RPM, will get a small bit more power, however the sweet spot is TWIXT 4,000 and a bit over 5,000 RPM
by spo123
Tue Sep 13, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: R90/6 slipping in low gear
Replies: 8
Views: 1130

Re: R90/6 slipping in low gear

A more correct and accurate description would be CHATTERING and/or skipping.
This condition MAY also be attributable to a BEARING begining to self destruct.
Ask me HOW I KNOW.... :lol:
by spo123
Tue Sep 13, 2022 4:17 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: Condensor insulation melted (twice )
Replies: 22
Views: 2253

Re: Condensor insulation melted (twice )

Since my first experiences with points, dating back to 1969 or so, I have ALWAYS been taught to NEVER replace the condenser when replacing the points. A condenser, for the most part.....and we are NOT playing semantics with minimal varations of specification.....is either GOOD or BAD. With the imple...
by spo123
Tue Sep 13, 2022 3:26 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: San Jose fork brace for an ‘83 R100
Replies: 18
Views: 1351

Re: San Jose fork brace for an ‘83 R100

That fork brace is an older unit, most likely no longer in production.
While resembling a Telefix brace, it is different.
by spo123
Tue Sep 13, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: '85 R80 RT won't start
Replies: 12
Views: 1046

Re: '85 R80 RT won't start

You MAY have one of the "Crack-O-Matic" Coils.
IF, the problem returns, especially when DAMP or WET......something to check.
As I have an older Airhead, I am unsure if the flawed coil is grey or green.
by spo123
Tue Sep 13, 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: thrust rod broken
Replies: 34
Views: 2583

Re: thrust rod broken

In my OPINION, it seems, that when you adjusted the clutch "properly".......The correct and proper FREEPLAY of the clutch/ thrust rod/ bearing, was incorrectly set. IF, too tight, the later /6 and up....bearing (which are extremely thin.....Unlike the earlier 4 speed, which has a substantial Ball Be...
by spo123
Tue Sep 13, 2022 1:53 pm
Forum: Classic (1970-25 years ago) Motorcycles
Topic: Pots and pans clanging in forks of '85 R80 RT
Replies: 7
Views: 614

Re: Pots and pans clanging in forks of '85 R80 RT

Surprised that NO ONE has mentioned the RUBBER BUMPERS, located on the bottom of the fork sliders, that dissolve.
Broken springs, amongst the other suggestions, are spot on.