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  1. BMW has remained resolutely silent.

    BMW has remained resolutely silent.
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    Tony, This is a common symptom of wear on the...

    Tony,

    This is a common symptom of wear on the throttle body shafts: when the shafts wear, the TBs squeak or rattle. Anton Largiader's article on Oilhead throttle bodies explains.

    You can...
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    Annotating

    In the Mac OS, the application Preview has annotation tools. Click on the "Show Edit Toolbar" button that's just left of the search box in the header.
  4. Thread: Hong Kong parts

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    I bought a pair of knockoff turn signal housings...

    I bought a pair of knockoff turn signal housings and lenses for the back of my R12R: I wanted amber lenses, the bike came with clear, and the BMW prices were just too high. The quality of these...
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    The dealers who initially sell or lease them to...

    The dealers who initially sell or lease them to public agencies, and then take them back at the end. A&S in Sacramento does (or did) this; there's another dealer (I think) in Southern California too.
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    Run his name through anywho.com, which returns a...

    Run his name through anywho.com, which returns a street address. You could write a letter.
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    Because of the big saddlebags, the bike in the...

    Because of the big saddlebags, the bike in the video is not leaning over very far.
  8. Thanks!

    Terence,

    Thanks for the pics and words about your trip. I really enjoyed reading about it.
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    I struggled with the same issue, and then - on a...

    I struggled with the same issue, and then - on a trip through the Alps where one really wants to power through tight corners - I learned to downshift smoothly into first with the bike still moving...
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    I wouldn't be caught dead going to that show. ...

    I wouldn't be caught dead going to that show.

    :bolt
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    I agree from a legal standpoint - BMW owns the...

    I agree from a legal standpoint - BMW owns the right to control use of the roundel. The interesting issue, however, is whether BMW is correct from a marketing POV. While allowing others to use the...
  12. Thread: Perception

    by dbrick
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    :)

    :)
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    What does this mean? Every bike HD sells has to...

    What does this mean? Every bike HD sells has to meet emissions and noise requirements. It's obvious that lots/many/most HD riders toss the stock mufflers, but their customers' actions don't give HD a...
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    Here's some notes from an email I sent a friend...

    Here's some notes from an email I sent a friend recently; sorry about the inconsistent formatting.

    We've been three times now. Each time, we've said "Well, we like it but we've seen NZ now and...
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    I think my '07 R12R is similar: the clutch...

    I think my '07 R12R is similar: the clutch microswitch is held in position by a setscrew (BMW calls it a "grubscrew") that pushes against a small metal disk. If the setscrew is loose, the switch can...
  16. Thread: Thoughts on BMW

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    I agree with many of Chris' criticisms about...

    I agree with many of Chris' criticisms about BMW's QC issues and design choices. He may well be correct about the much-bigger car side's bean counters pushing the bike side into unwarranted and false...
  17. Thread: Small Leak ?

    by dbrick
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    Interesting that the model decal and roundel and...

    Interesting that the model decal and roundel and paint on the left side of the tank survived.
  18. Thread: At what point.

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    [QUOTE=BC1100S;946629] I agree. I had a great...

    I agree. I had a great experience with a 2002 for 10 years, followed by a poor time with a 530i. I bailed for a new Saab Turbo, and haven't looked back. Too, I think I get more jollies out of...
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    It has been awhile. But we're both still here on...

    It has been awhile. But we're both still here on the top side of the grass. :thumb
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    Good work, Steve. This info - the conflict...

    Good work, Steve.

    This info - the conflict between the original shipping label's ship date and the package's actual ship date - was sufficient to get FedEx to put a stop on the package while it...
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    Looks like I had my years wrong and your bike is...

    Looks like I had my years wrong and your bike is the earlier flat-four GT without CanBus. You should disregard my CanBus answer. :whistle
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    You've correctly ascertained that when the...

    You've correctly ascertained that when the trailer and the sidecar are plugged into the bike, the lights don't work. If only the trailer or the sidecar is plugged in, the lights work. Thus, the...
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    That's what I did: it's not elegant, but it is...

    That's what I did: it's not elegant, but it is functional. If you were really compulsive, you could find a matching plug in the BMW parts fiche (BMW has plugs and sockets for many of the oddball...
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    If the bike has a canbus wiring system, then the...

    If the bike has a canbus wiring system, then the switch talks to the body controller ECU, and the ECU turns the horn on.

    The issues are a) whether the current limit programmed into the ECU (that...
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    I replaced the stock bleater on my '07 R12R with...

    I replaced the stock bleater on my '07 R12R with two Fiamms with no additional relay and no problems.
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