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  1. Registrations for 2020 were apparently transferred to the new event in 2021. Scott Sturdy sent a note last week to those registered offering an alternate hotel since the host Clarion at the Asheville airport is booked.
  2. I got to see an R18 last week at the Boxer2Valve.com shop in North Carolina. It is beautiful and immediately catches your eye. For those of us who are more accustomed to an R75 or an R90, it is also huge. As Slavs suggests, I bet it would gobble up the Interstate.
  3. Got a chance to try out the new Tune Box today, and it works great! I was (pleasantly) surprised to figure out that the Box's ignition toggle switch also turns on the electric fuel pump for my tii, so it's completely remote control. It also immediately confirmed my suspicions about low voltage at idle. A great device! Thanks for making these for us, Pat!
  4. I had a similar experience to yours, described in my post below. On that basis, I would guess that yours is a 1976 steering wheel. The February 13 post by ''76mintgrün'02 in the thread below has many pictures of the pieces making up his '76 center pad that may be helpful. John
  5. Pat, Please sign me up as well, and let us know how to pay. John
  6. Pat, Please keep me on your list for the next production run. Thanks. John
  7. I went to Tractor Supply (though Lowe's would work) looking for something rubber and about the right thickness. I settled on a rubber flex joint intended to splice sections of plastic pipe. The large hose clamps are a nice extra. I then cut the rubber into strips to wrap around the fuel pump, and the thickness was a close match. Anything rubber with about the right thickness that can be cut into strips should work.
  8. I believe the whole service manual, including wiring diagrams is on this forum at the link below.
  9. My post of June 16, 2019 above describes how I got my 74 2002 to work with LED front turn / marker bulbs, and LED arrays in the rear, using an electronic flasher relay. My fix was essentially the same as 02HobieDave’s 2009 solution except I used a four-contact electronic flasher relay. After using the fix for a little more than a year, I can report that it still works fine most of the time. Bottom line is that I think the electronic flasher relay may be sensitive to system / battery voltage. When I am rolling down the road with RPM up, headlights and running lights on, defroster fan going, etc., the turn flashers work fine. But that is not when you usually signal a turn. When I slow down normally for a turn with all those loads on the system, the flasher dash indicator can get really slow, and I don’t know for sure if the outside lights are really flashing. Without those other loads, the flashers work fine. My low-tech cigarette-lighter volt meter says that at low RPM with all lights on, the battery voltage can get somewhat below 12V, but returns when RPMs go back up. It hasn’t irritated me enough yet that I want to tear out the under-dash panels and replace the relay to check it out. I think it is kind of like your old incandescent flashlights that kept getting dimmer until the battery was stone cold dead, but your modern LED flashlight will quit working while the batteries still have a fair amount of charge left. I think maybe my flasher relay may be telling me that I may need to replace my five-year-old car battery soon.
  10. I think you are exactly right, Hans! I thought about this right after making the suggestion. The cruder approach was just what I did at the time. A terminal puller should be the correct tool for both removal and re-installation. John
  11. When working on my wiper motor and linkage, I found that I could pop one of the ball joint linkage joints near to the motor pretty easily with a screwdriver. Then the wiper linkage between the two sides kind of folds up skinnier and can come out past the fan cage. The same joint then squeezes back together with a carpenter's clamp afterwards when things have been reinstalled . Hope this is the question you asked.
  12. That is a really tight bend punched in there. At first I thought it was a sleeve pressed in.
  13. Rick, Hope the attached picture is helpful. John
  14. I have never been more grateful to another human being than the day my Army buddy agreed to take ownership of my 1972 TR-6 so I could purchase a used 1972 2002tii 2761282. His Motor Sergeant had promised that he would perform all maintenance on the Triumph (no small feat for that car) since he was embarrassed to have his Lieutenant driving around in a Fiat 850 sedan. It was a good transaction for us both. The Triumph proved to be a chick magnet for him, and the BMW took me places I would have never seen.
  15. If you download your file to your computer or laptop or tablet, and open it with the "real" free Adobe Reader app, the legend is in the Adobe bookmarks / contents window panel. Your (original BMW) wiring diagram file opens that way on my android tablet, and should work for you too. John
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