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    Very cool!!! Gotta love the inspirational stuff that an article like this provides.

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    nice

    Quote Originally Posted by toooldtocare View Post
    My favorite color for a BMW, smoke. Nice.

    Wayne
    I'm with Wayne on the color ! It looks Sick (my sons lingo). That is the best looking bike I've seen in a while. Great job on the build!
    Jerry

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    yes great looking bike

    about oil pressure. I was thinking of switching out my clock for an oil pressure gauge someday ( far away day, low priority). isnt ther a sending unit that would fit in stock location ??

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    Very nice!

    Now, about the colour of the brace...
    Rinty

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    Imaginative build up to a very nice bike.
    Sometimes,nothing is a real cool hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ninety8 View Post
    Nothing else to do this winter, knew I had to get new guides sooner or later, if anyone wants to look at an old set of seats and valves from a 900.

    I was not expecting no recession. Looks like a valve job with new guides should get by for now. Don't think this needs new valve seats? Maybe new exhaust valves depending on what the tec says? Awhile back, somewhere, somebody said the older valve seats presented no problem as to the use of unleaded gas? Definitely oily.
    So whats up with that valve and seat?

    Maybe its a poor photo but that valve appears to be recessed and the seat looks narrow. OTOH, I ran a set of R90 heads for huge miles and 10+ years and still had good seats.

    I'm also curious about why you installed a second lower triple clamp. I've never seem that before!

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    Nice, look like they just came out of a machine shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ninety8 View Post
    Can't git that red 90S out of my mind.
    Guess you saw the 77RS on Ebay today? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-R...t_12568wt_1296 I can't get that one out of my head either.

    Your heads look nice. Hope for an early spring to break in those rings.

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    I never worried about the spring gap as long as there is some. I always thought its purpose was it to keep the two scrappers separate, that is tight in the grove in the piston, not push it towards the cylinder. Anyway, I have had lightened wrist pins in my bike since 85, still has not blown up.

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    Move-a-fuse holder

    Hope this isn't boring, but there's nuthin else to do until it gets warmer. Took out the fuse blocks, cleaned'em up, a little dielectic grease. Was going to buy new ones, can't find anything like these units, tough cases, thick brass fittings, fat wires, sold usually at rallies way back, put disconnects on ends for easy service.

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    I would make my own, go to Radio Shack (http://www.radioshack.com/family/ind...amp=PPC:Google) and pick up a fuse holder you like in the amp range needed. Add a couple crimp on lugs and you are set. I would use a blade type holder since those fuses are easier to come by.
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    Very cool, anything to not take off fairing to get to headlight bucket. I'm checking out local surplus store later, see if I can scrounge up some old radio junk with old panel blocks.

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    i lke those inline blade holders. If preferred, you might be able to find some dropin barrel fuse holders at Ace Hardware.
    Ride Safe, Ride Lots

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    Not Boring

    Excellent reportage. Keep it up, please.

    I saw your reference to Quickseat, and looked at the info. Have you used this stuff? OK on precious jewelry?

    Regards,

    Walking Eagle

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    Can you please send link or more info about "Aero" where you got the weights?

    Regards,

    Barron

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