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    Quote Originally Posted by STEVENRANKIN View Post
    Hey, at least you only had a mono shock to change a tire on, try changing a tube on a city sidewalk with a twin shock equipped with a ride off stand, fun I hope never to have to do again, LOL. St.
    My favorite was sitting in the rain on a muddy shoulder, being occasionally splattered by mud from trucks going by a few feet away, several miles outside Chicken, Alaska. Sometime about then I decided that tube type tires were a deal killer for any of MY future motorcycle purchases. YMMV.
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    My luck

    LOL, I hear what you are saying Paul, only problem I would have is the darn nail would go into the sidewall and not the tread with my luck, I have never plugged a sidewall on any vehicle, supposed to be a no no, but perhaps to get to were the tire could be repaired or replaced, I would try it to limp there.

    Lord, protect us from flat tires while we ride along with the other nonsense. St.

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    Picked up from Max all fixed up today, remounting on bike tomorrow.

    Thanks everyone for all the information and help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowpokepete View Post
    Picked up from Max all fixed up today, remounting on bike tomorrow.

    Thanks everyone for all the information and help!

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    Back in action.

    June 12, 2021 by SPP™ SlowPokePete, on Flickr

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    Very nice bike, enjoy the riding. St.

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    Aired up and ready to ride and enjoy.

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    Rear Brake Arm

    Is it my eyesight, or is the brake arm adjustment off by a spline? Not sure it's even adjustable (by slipping the arm 1-2 splines on the shaft), but 90 degrees, or slightly less, would be best for max mechanical advantage when applying the brake. Heaven knows, the rear brake needs all the help it can get. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhall View Post
    Is it my eyesight, or is the brake arm adjustment off by a spline? Not sure it's even adjustable (by slipping the arm 1-2 splines on the shaft), but 90 degrees, or slightly less, would be best for max mechanical advantage when applying the brake. Heaven knows, the rear brake needs all the help it can get. LOL
    Yikes...I have no idea!

    I backed the wing nut off a few turns to pull the wheel and put it back in the same spot upon re-install...did not change the position of the brake arm at all, though.

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    Looks like it's been that way for a while...here's a picture from earlier:

    https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...=1#post1242720

    Do you have another ST, with a P-D type of tank? I noticed on some earlier pictures that the angle of the arm-rod was also less than ideal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    Looks like it's been that way for a while...here's a picture from earlier:

    https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...=1#post1242720

    Do you have another ST, with a P-D type of tank? I noticed on some earlier pictures that the angle of the arm-rod was also less than ideal.
    Funny, I checked the old pics and confirmed that's how it was previouslyset up as well.

    Max BMW left it as is after going through the bike, and it feels ok to me, so I think I will leave it.

    Yes, this bike used to have a P-D tank (from an '88 GS) before switching back to the original tank...

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowpokepete View Post
    Max BMW left it as is after going through the bike, and it feels ok to me, so I think I will leave it.
    Just to note, as jhall said, if you had that angle slightly less than 90 degrees, once pulled and the angle opens up to near 90, you get the best mechanical advantage on the brake. Just a matter of geometry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    Just to note, as jhall said, if you had that angle slightly less than 90 degrees, once pulled and the angle opens up to near 90, you get the best mechanical advantage on the brake. Just a matter of geometry!
    But note that is 90 degrees to the rod, not 90 degrees to the ground.
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