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    Reading the article, this sounds like a brake...

    Reading the article, this sounds like a brake line routing issue. Simple to fix with a zip tie. Gotta be worth at least one black t-shirt. :laugh
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    Sticky: Dang it! Your excellent photography makes even an...

    Dang it! Your excellent photography makes even an RS look good. :laugh
  3. Thread: At what point.

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    [QUOTE=35634;946623] In my most humble...

    In my most humble opinion, BMW cars aren't built nearly as well as they once were. I owned a 635 back in the day and it was stone reliable. The only thing I ever replaced was the battery (cue...
  4. Welcome to the forum. What does your manual...

    Welcome to the forum.

    What does your manual recommend? The one for my 1100S says 10W-40 is good up to temperatures of 20C (70F) however, BMW-specified "special" oils (synthetics) are typically...
  5. Thread: At what point.

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    Can you please explain to the rest of us what...

    Can you please explain to the rest of us what exactly this has to do with this already derailed thread?

    :banghead
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    You're matching revs (blipping the throttle) on...

    You're matching revs (blipping the throttle) on downshifts, right?
  7. Thread: At what point.

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    And isn't that a fine example of a real crappy...

    And isn't that a fine example of a real crappy motorcycle.
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    You're delusional. American cars of the '50s...

    You're delusional. American cars of the '50s through to the initial pollution control, low compression '70s were much better than Beetles. Their heaters didn't work worth a hoot. They rusted out...
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    I'm feeling a deja vu thing here.

    I'm feeling a deja vu thing here.
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    Worst case is you need a gearbox rebuild in which...

    Worst case is you need a gearbox rebuild in which case I would try to source a used one.

    Best case is they simply replace the faulty bearing and send you on your way.

    Stay tuned for more, in...
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    Good discussion.

    Good discussion.
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    Not sure he needs an ECU anymore.

    Not sure he needs an ECU anymore.
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    If I'm not mistaken, your valve service interval...

    If I'm not mistaken, your valve service interval is 6,000 miles / 10,000 kilometers. You're due.

    You will likely find (as I did) that as the miles accumulate, the frequency of adjustment is...
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    Agreed. Excellent mileage from the Michelins...

    Agreed.

    Excellent mileage from the Michelins as well.
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    When I fastened playing cards in the spokes of my...

    When I fastened playing cards in the spokes of my bicycle I would have sworn it was much faster. :D

    But seriously, the removal of those items probably saved you 10-12 pounds so there's a couple HP...
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    Nicely done. :thumb

    Nicely done. :thumb
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    I would rebuild before installing. And Post #2...

    I would rebuild before installing.

    And Post #2 of this attachment should help regarding spring rates...You will need the part #s which are on the springs.
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    I've done the Danmoto decat pipe but retained the...

    I've done the Danmoto decat pipe but retained the stock mufflers. No ill effects apart from a slightly louder exhaust note.
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    The horn on my "S" is mounted directly to the...

    The horn on my "S" is mounted directly to the upper fairing mount below the ignition lock. Hope that helps.
  20. Outside diameter = 21.5mm

    Outside diameter = 21.5mm
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    Glad we could help out. :laugh

    Glad we could help out. :laugh
  22. That's odd, I can say the same thing about my '03...

    That's odd, I can say the same thing about my '03 R1100S. :thumb

    I had Hondas for years until I had to replace 4 sets of camshafts (all under warranty) and the starter button exploded in smoke and...
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    I guess I'm the odd man out. I wash the seat with...

    I guess I'm the odd man out. I wash the seat with the same soap and water that I use on the rest of the bike but I've used Armourall on the seat ever since the stuff was introduced. I do, however,...
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    Sticky: I think you mean Pencil Lead Grey/School Bus...

    I think you mean Pencil Lead Grey/School Bus Yellow. :D
  25. Does the bike need to cool down before it...

    Does the bike need to cool down before it restarts? if no, here's a shot in the dark...clogged fuel cap vent? When the bike conks out open the gas cap - if you hear a whooshing sound it could well be...
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