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    Side Stand

    I have an '04 R1100S "Boxer Prep", not equipped with a centerstand. I manage.
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    Survey Results

    It's a very small sample but would be interesting to see a compilation of your survey results.
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    Oilhead Surging

    '04 R1100S, No surge, Runs great
  4. Thread: 2001 surger

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    Vaunted German Engineering

    Do you think BMW's engineers didn't know about the surging before they let the thing go to the showroom floor? I'd seriously consider buying a Honda.
  5. Thread: 2001 surger

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    Oilhead surging

    Anyone have any luck with the dual spark conversion kit? I have an '04 oilhead with the dual spark, with no surge whatsoever. Sorry, can't recall right offhand who offers the kit.
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    Books on maintaining lower back health

    Had intermittent lower back pain now and then probably due to an old skydiving accident, which has now turned into chronic lower back pain. Excess weight doesn't help I'm sure. I have read over...
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    Steve Miller

    Steve Miller
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    scorched - thanks

    Thanks to all who commented. If I ever get the bike back (going on 10 weeks) we'll see what happens.
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    I had been revving the motor trying to charge the...

    I had been revving the motor trying to charge the battery a bit after running it down trying to start the bike on a cold morning. I figured I had done it by eccessive exhaust pipe heat, however Guy...
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    Scorch

    Yes, this is the lower edge of the large front left side body panel. I have run the engine under a variety of conditions in a variety of ways over the last five years I've owned the bike and never...
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    Lucky Me

    Wow! Nobody? At all? Must be pretty rare. Just my luck.
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    R1100S Body Panel Scorch

    Recently had a lower left side body panel edge scorch from exhaust pipe heat. There is apparently a metal bracket BMW glued to the back of the panel which holds this panel away from the exhaust pipe...
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    surging

    I must say, I don't quite understand all the effort that goes into correcting something those legendary German BMW engineers should never have let onto the showroom floor - surging. I've owned many...
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    '04 R1100S twin-spark mileage

    Usually 35 around town, 45 on the highway when I'm gentle with the throttle.
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    Animosity

    Yes, I have ridden them. Overpriced, shake a lot and not the style of machine I prefer. They REFUSE to build one. Might have bought a Buell but Harley put that competition out of business. ...
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    Skull Crossbones Hardly Ableson

    Some interesting history here. Also note the skull and crossbones is comely used to identify poison or danger. Oooooooo......dangerous Harley riders. If you gave me a Harley I'd sell it. If I...
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    Poll: Oilhead tire survey

    I voted for the Metzeler Z6 Interact because that's what I have. Honestly, I'm not Ben Spies or anything and don't know I'd be able to tell a difference even side-by-side. Mileage is not as much of...
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    Ethanol in fuel

    E-mailed BMW Motorrad USA "Customer Service" with this question and got the standard big corporation no response response. Thought perhaps one of our technologically or scientifically qualified...
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    Thanks

    Thanks to all of you for threads like this who help get me through the cold snowy Illinois winters!
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    Engine sounds

    You know..... I thought about that just as I was hitting the "enter" key. Still, I ride to escape, not take it with me....droid, blue-tooth, stereo, etc.. The wind and engine may be a little like...
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    The Great Escape

    I ride to get away. I listen to the sounds of the wind and engine, not "civilization".
  22. Thread: Regular Gas

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    Fuel Octane

    For a bunch of people who own what is a fairly expensive motorcycle (BMW) you quibble an awful lot about nickels and dimes that could save you expensive repairs down the road. It's one thing if you...
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    Trip through rural Oregon

    BRAVO! Sincerely. Thank you for sharing! Reminding me of my own similar experiences, away from Chicago. Why I ride.
  24. Cats vs. Dogs

    Are you serious!? In a motorcycle chat room!? Get lives will you.
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    Vibration

    One of the things that kind of surprised me when I got mine a few years ago, but normal for this engine depending on degree. Used to have a '98 Honda VFR800. Now THAT is one smmoootth engine.
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