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    Thanks for the input. The handle in question is...

    Thanks for the input. The handle in question is #4 in the picture. I used a mini grinder to cut the latch release handle off. Then I was able to stick a screw driver in the hole to release the...
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    Thx. Searched there....and here. I see lots of...

    Thx. Searched there....and here. I see lots of posts related to the latch that holds the cases to the bike; resulting in cases falling off down the road.

    My situation is the latch handle that you...
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    Side case latch broken. R1200ST

    2005 R1200ST

    Got home from work today and unlocked my side cases. When I tried to open the right side case by lifting the latch up, "something" snapped. The latch handle came up but the case will...
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    COOL! I'm gonna try that tonight! I can just hear...

    COOL! I'm gonna try that tonight! I can just hear my wife now..."What the #@&! are you doing now!" :scratch

    Lou.
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    The pipes on my 05 R12ST are now the S#!T Brown...

    The pipes on my 05 R12ST are now the S#!T Brown color (like Jim's).
    Is there any negative consequence to the pipes turning either color (blue or brown)?
    Is there any way to clean them? Is there any...
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    Thanks for the recommendation, I will check it...

    Thanks for the recommendation, I will check it out in my guide book. It (Victoria) sounds like a great place!

    Regards, Lou.
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    Victoria accomodations?

    I don't like to put too much "planning" in my trip planning; keep a loose itinerary and wing it.
    Leaving Monday (7th) from SFO, will super slab I-5 to Oregon, then head over to the coast for the...
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    Vibes.

    Martysan
    IMHO, it is just the nature of the beast, with those two big pistons pumping away. The more pistons you have doing the work, the smoother the engine will run. I have an 05 R12ST and the...
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    Hesitation..........Check the plugs. My '05...

    Hesitation..........Check the plugs.
    My '05 R12ST did this after about 8000 mi. It would misfire under heavy acceleration. It wasn't bad gas, so I checked the plugs. The left cyclinder primary spark...
  10. Baja!!!

    Jeff,

    I just got back.....SF to Cabo and back. 12 day trip.

    I sent you e-mail.

    Lou.
  11. Jeff, I'll be ahead of you by about 2 weeks!...

    Jeff,

    I'll be ahead of you by about 2 weeks! Myself and two others leave SF area tomorrow (Oct.17th) for a 12 day-er all the way down to Cabo. Paved roads all the way, but one day, when I get a...
  12. Thread: GPS, R1200rt

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    I have the Zumo 550 on my R1200ST. Here's my...

    I have the Zumo 550 on my R1200ST. Here's my 2-cents:
    1) I (personally) did not like the Ram ball mount stuff that came with it. I bought a mount from GadgetGuy. I HIGHLY recommend his stuff; great...
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    Exact-amundo! Check out this very nice pictorial...

    Exact-amundo! Check out this very nice pictorial of the procedure compliments of Jimvonbaden.

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=17496

    Very easy to do. Have fun.

    Lou.
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    Ditto. I have stuffed mine to near bulging and...

    Ditto. I have stuffed mine to near bulging and not exceeded the 22lbs. Of course, I don't know what she is bringing. Spiked-heels, whips and chains weigh a lot, but that's none of my business. :brow...
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    Zumo mounts for R1200ST?

    I just ordered my Zumo; WOO-HOO can;t wait to get it. Anyone out there mount one on a R1200ST? And how? I've seen lots of postings for mounting on RT's. Any "ST" specific advice apreciated.
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    Congrats on the new RT Sean!! :thumb I bought...

    Congrats on the new RT Sean!! :thumb
    I bought the manual (CD) from my local dealer (very expensive) and it covers my (2005) R12ST, as well as the RT and GS. I have heard of some cheap (assume...
  17. David, thanks for the advice and the book...

    David, thanks for the advice and the book recommendation! I'll track it down.
    Regards, Lou.
  18. SF bay area to Cabo.......advice, info, suggestions........

    Myself and a few others are considering taking a trip down to Cabo San Lucas, probably in June '07. All street bikes (no GS's) so no back country roads. I'm sure some of you have done this route. I'm...
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    There are numerous threads here. Try this one:...

    There are numerous threads here. Try this one: http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=8784&page=1&pp=15&highlight=garage+door+opener

    Regards, Lou.
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    R12ST 12k svc and using a Twin Max.

    Getting ready to do the 12,000 mile svc. I did the 6k svc, valve adjustment and all. But I admit I skipped the throttle body sync. :rolleyes
    But, I've broken down and bought a Twin Max, so I'll do...
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    I bought the CD; it covers the GS, RT and ST. Its...

    I bought the CD; it covers the GS, RT and ST. Its great, very detailed, but assumes the user has not only some mechanical apptitude, but also some basic knowledge of BMW bikes. In other words, its...
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    My R12ST and I got about 8500 miles on my Z6's...

    My R12ST and I got about 8500 miles on my Z6's before I replaced them. I liked them a lot, but I'm trying out a set of ContiSports now.
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    I have used two stiff, non-metallic scrapers with...

    I have used two stiff, non-metallic scrapers with reasonable success. Put one in the groove on each side of the coil and gently pry it out. It works, but I like having the right tool for the job, so...
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    ST paniers

    I recently weighed the hard bags on my ST. They are 13 lbs. each, just like the RT. I found I could put a lot of stuff in them (clothes, tools, etc.) without exceeding the max weight of the bags.
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