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    That'll be the least of your concerns.

    That'll be the least of your concerns.
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    I used to have them shotblasted and powder coated...

    I used to have them shotblasted and powder coated for £60 at Jura Spray in mitcham.
    That was a few years ago so that might have increased in price since then.

    But it's a bastard time consuming...
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    I think green was the first early fluid (or...

    I think green was the first early fluid (or someones filled it with Citroen LHM fluid).

    Then it went blue, then pink. You can use a different colour fluid but don't just add it to the current...
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    Both next to each other, caused by large stone...

    Both next to each other, caused by large stone while off road. Felt the thump but didn’t notice until couple days later. Wheel was still true.
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    I wouldn’t worry to much, I once drove around for...

    I wouldn’t worry to much, I once drove around for 18 months with 2 broken spokes. I finally bought 2 and fitted them, but as said, the outer section in the rim are a bastard to get out as they get...
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    After 30 years working on all models of BMW's...

    After 30 years working on all models of BMW's i've yet to see a gearbox output shaft/ front driveshaft spline worn or damaged.
    I've seen gearbox output shafts snapped off, but that's another...
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    I think the only thing that was said couldn’t be...

    I think the only thing that was said couldn’t be done (by me) was fitting a new front gaiter with the shaft still attached to gearbox output shaft ... unless you remove the swing arm :D
  8. Thread: Dead ABS unit?

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    The Op has the earlier servo/abs system....

    The Op has the earlier servo/abs system. Completely different to the later ABS only system..
  9. Here you go :D

    Here you go :D
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    I've had a few bolts snap on customers bikes over...

    I've had a few bolts snap on customers bikes over the years. I now keep a bolt and insert on the shelf so o don't get held up if it happens.
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    Don't worry about the front shaft/gearbox output...

    Don't worry about the front shaft/gearbox output splines.
    The corrosion happens on the rear/final drive splines.
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    Bleed in the usual standard way, Pump the...

    Bleed in the usual standard way, Pump the clutch/brake lever while opening and closing the slave cylinder bleed nipple at the appropriate times. Be careful when doing the 1200 clutch because the...
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    Have you had the fault code read ? or are you...

    Have you had the fault code read ? or are you just guessing it's the actual abs modulator that's the problem.
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    The instructions that used to come with the...

    The instructions that used to come with the heated grip kits stated that if the bars weren’t pre-drilled then to drill them with a 6mm drill and file the holes smooth with a needle file so the wiring...
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    If just replacing old fluid with new bleed in the...

    If just replacing old fluid with new bleed in the normal way. If filling from dry push in and clamp slave piston then pump fluid through or fill from slave cylinder with syringe.
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    Tie down straps.

    Tie down straps.
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    I've an electric bike ramp. I attach one end of...

    I've an electric bike ramp. I attach one end of the shaft to the base and the other end to the ramp.

    I press the button, up goes the ramp, and POP goes the weasel. Separated. :D
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    At the bends on the bar just near the handlebar...

    At the bends on the bar just near the handlebar clamps. It's not rocket science, just drill a 6mm hole in the bars.
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    yes it is... and the seal is the wrong way up. ...

    yes it is... and the seal is the wrong way up. It's a set up shot showing me removing the old seal, but which is in fact a new seal (artistic license) as it made it easier to photograph single...
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    It's impossible to fit the front gaiter without...

    It's impossible to fit the front gaiter without removing the shaft from the final drive.
  21. Keep the holes in the disc clear of all the shite...

    Keep the holes in the disc clear of all the shite you have in your disc and it'll last a lot longer without any wear grooves.
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    Take out the two main spark plugs so the engine...

    Take out the two main spark plugs so the engine rotates without any compression and it’s a doddle to change.
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    Depends how fast your going over a certain...

    Depends how fast your going over a certain distance :D
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    Just cut a letterbox hole in the screen to look...

    Just cut a letterbox hole in the screen to look through, job done.
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    Whichever comes first, distance or time. ...

    Whichever comes first, distance or time.
    Similar set-up to the old K series from 1986, good to see they're finally catching up with old original tech .:D
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