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    Mine BMW bag has also turned yellow, replacing...

    Mine BMW bag has also turned yellow, replacing under warranty only prolongs the inevitable. The new bag window is also likely to turn yellow. Maybe. I leave maps inside my bag all the time and...
  2. Does that XM antenna actually work mounted in...

    Does that XM antenna actually work mounted in that location???
  3. Thread: Oil over fill.

    by lensuz
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    Are we over thinking this issue? It's like if...

    Are we over thinking this issue? It's like if the level is just not exactly at--or slightly above--the top edge of the sight glass we're going to blow the engine up. I think close enough is...
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    My experience indicates there must be a mandatory...

    My experience indicates there must be a mandatory statement by all dealers regarding "they all do that" prior to fixing the darn thing. Well, to be fair, that's not really true...but it seems that...
  5. Thread: Oil over fill.

    by lensuz
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    IF you put 4 quarts in your bike--assuming you...

    IF you put 4 quarts in your bike--assuming you changed the filter--it won't be a problem...at least it hasn't been for me. I did this when I first started changing my oil and the bike smelled a...
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    This statement is not bad advise, although not...

    This statement is not bad advise, although not about anyone being pretty big. But, just because the display indicates one helmet, one plus luggage, etc., doesn't mean that one has to select preload...
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    Thank goodness the metal in the center stand...

    Thank goodness the metal in the center stand spring is of better quality! One more thing to check, thanks for the heads up.
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    I replaced mine with stock pads. No squeak,...

    I replaced mine with stock pads. No squeak, perform well, and I thought I would go with what was working.
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    Just for reference, I changed my '06 pads at 32K...

    Just for reference, I changed my '06 pads at 32K miles. I could still clearly see wear slits, but changed them at a convenient time.
  10. Works Performance shocks will work with ESA. You...

    Works Performance shocks will work with ESA. You must send your old shocks to them as they mine some of the ESA components. The process may take a couple of weeks (shipping, etc.), so be SURE to...
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    A reminder...you will need to ADD a small amount...

    A reminder...you will need to ADD a small amount of oil to replace what is lost when removing the head covers. Add slow and check level in sight glass (I run bike, turn off, and wait several...
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    Use this for the 12RT: ...

    Use this for the 12RT:

    http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff121/lensuz/DSCN0017.jpg
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    I have not tried the PIAA bulbs. There is...

    I have not tried the PIAA bulbs. There is speculation regarding the cause of low life duration of the bulbs in general. Some consider the cause to be frequent power cycling, hence short trips where...
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    I've played with different (expensive) H-7 bulbs...

    I've played with different (expensive) H-7 bulbs and decided to save my money and buy standard, non-brilliant, bulbs. I could not get any life out of the brighter bulbs.

    It takes a little...
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    Also a good time to check disk wear. Minimums...

    Also a good time to check disk wear. Minimums (material thickness):thumb : Front 4mm, Rear 4.5mm.
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    So, what happens when you want to cook...never...

    So, what happens when you want to cook...never mind :scratch
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    The lesson might be aimed at how little it takes...

    The lesson might be aimed at how little it takes to cause a tip-over. Extreme care, whether backing or advancing, is a lifestyle when one chooses to ride a motorcycle. Another action, following any...
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    My new shock had a slot for an allen wrench; ...

    My new shock had a slot for an allen wrench; used to hold the shaft while turning the nut. Was not obvious, perhaps yours does too?
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    I've been using Castrol GTX 20-50w in my '06 RT...

    I've been using Castrol GTX 20-50w in my '06 RT for 60K miles and nothing has blown up yet. I'm not sure why your bike heated up, but I've been in 110 deg F heat with no overheating.

    In my...
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    Are you sure you're not "riding" the rear brake?

    Are you sure you're not "riding" the rear brake?
  21. Thread: R1200RT Battery

    by lensuz
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    Battery

    I think folks are using this:

    http://ebatteriestogo.com/merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=EBTG&Product_Code=40696
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    Looks very "official"...:usa

    Looks very "official"...:usa
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    You know, I brought this issue up with a local...

    You know, I brought this issue up with a local dealer a couple of weeks ago. He stated that BMW has resolved to "take care" of any FD issues, even past the warranty period. He stated the commitment...
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    Never been to Timbuktu, but I went to college at...

    Never been to Timbuktu, but I went to college at NMSU...does that count? :dunno
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    You can always do what I do... I sit on the...

    You can always do what I do...

    I sit on the bike twice a day and buzz my lips...vroom, vroom. Sounds just like a Remus exhaust system.:brad
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