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Old 10-25-2011, 03:51 AM   #72
WFO for 41 years
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Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Kensington, NH USA
Oddometer: 5,433
Originally Posted by lsettle View Post
I am on the fence to install the BMW filter or the spin on type, I have the spin on set up already.

I did change the oil today, 15w-40 Rotella is what I used. I have the 74 with the oil cooler. Thanks for answering my question about the oil dip stick!

I bought this bike back in May when I was across the world off the coast of Libya, (Canadian Navy). My father went and pick her up for me, a bit of a gamble considering that she was not running at the time, since then I fixed the issues and ridden about 100 miles. She rides nice, she does like around 3000 rpm onward.

She should pull cleanly down to idle, final drive tension is key, your adjustable balancer shaft chain must be set right. That involves removing the oil sump and extension and measureing backlash with an indicator on the tip of the counterweight, then loosening the locknot and adjusting the eccentric shaft JUST A BIT. Carbs are OK? Idle circuit clean and functional?
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