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    Responding to post several pages back about...

    Responding to post several pages back about gassing up my bike, 2005 Rockster, the owners manual says to gas up while on the side stand.
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    I used the electrical cover idea when I was doing...

    I used the electrical cover idea when I was doing a lot of camping/touring. I used an electrical cover from a double box (like big enough for four outlets) that had the smallest hole, which was for a...
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    My 2005 Rockster Owners Manual says to fuel up on...

    My 2005 Rockster Owners Manual says to fuel up on the side stand. I used the center stand until one day I saw the note about the side stand in the manual. Seemed to work ok either way. Dunno???
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    Hacking

    I am more than a little incensed at how this is being handled by the organization. I would expect a full responsible accounting of what is going on and not have to go to a forum to find out what...
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    Crossing #1: To Butler and Smith Crossing #2:...

    Crossing #1: To Butler and Smith
    Crossing #2: (somehow got to Munich)
    Crossing #3: I took passenger liner to US with bike. Papers from this purchase still exist.
    Crossing #4: I shipped bike to...
  6. Thread: #638560

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    Need some help here please.

    This is an unusual case so if it sounds familiar it is probably you.

    A BMW is sent to Butler and Smith at the very end of 1964 and shows up in Munich in July, 1970....
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    Poll: Until some sort of methodological approach is...

    Until some sort of methodological approach is applied we are dealing with opinion, even with experience factored in, because without comparison and controlled variables it is all relative.

    My bias...
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    Yes.

    I have an '05 Rockster. Fell in love with it the moment I first saw it in the film "Paycheck". (Very entertaining.) Love it even more after a 4,626 mile round trip from Detroit to Whitefish, MT. last...
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    Thank you gentlemen. Much to ponder.

    Thank you gentlemen.

    Much to ponder.
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    Rockster Windscreen

    Looking for some advice please.

    I am pondering putting a particular windscreen on Rocky, my 2005 Rockster. (I love that bike.)

    The windscreen is a Wunderlich Trimm Style Windscreen, PN 8110350....
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    Give me new technology.

    I had a /2 and went with a 2005 Rockster (R1150R) so the contrast is more pronounced and distinct.

    Cable actuated drum brakes or triple disks with ABS?
    No turn signals to turn signals and four...
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    Pirelli Angel ST's.

    Pirelli Angel ST's.
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    Pirelli owns Metzeler. I went with Pirelli for...

    Pirelli owns Metzeler.

    I went with Pirelli for touring on my Rockster.

    Great all around tire, wet and dry.

    They just feel better.
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    I don't know all the models of BMW's and what...

    I don't know all the models of BMW's and what they come with or don't come with, but I have a R1150 Rockster. The drivers and passenger seats are separate. I do know that there is a replacement panel...
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    Thank you fellows. My Rockster is indeed an...

    Thank you fellows.

    My Rockster is indeed an oilhead and has 25,000 miles this summer. Sounds like I should be looking for replacements.

    I appreciate the help.
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    How does one adjust stock suspension?

    Howdy,

    I have a 2005 Rockster. I am able to adjust my suspension so it is adequate for various situations but being a Beemer rider there just has to be a method/procedure/technique to adjusting...
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    Thank you both. I appreciate your consideration....

    Thank you both. I appreciate your consideration. The insert isn't sloppy so I may try the Loctite this time around. The JB weld I will save as plan B iffn it gets looserer.
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    Thanks MM. Yes, you guessed correctly, a...

    Thanks MM.

    Yes, you guessed correctly, a captive threaded insert.

    The insert is brass, knurled on the o.d. with a lip like the rim on a bowl on one end to keep it from being pulled through when...
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    Loose captive bushing.

    Hi All.

    I have a 2005 Rockster. The rear rack attaches to the side grips/luggage mounts with bolts that go through the side grips and into captive bushings in the luggage rack. Well one of the...
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    2005 Rockster here. Never less than 40 mpg, when...

    2005 Rockster here. Never less than 40 mpg, when urban commuting, usually low 40's. Mid 40's touring, non Interstate.
  21. I could go on forever. You will see little...

    I could go on forever. You will see little figures along side the road usually on a low stone cut through a hill. The figures are little stacks of rock, sometimes made to look like little men a foot...
  22. I did eat here last July, 2009. I had grilled Elk...

    I did eat here last July, 2009. I had grilled Elk in a blueberry/red wine sauce. Yes!!!
  23. I did the Lake circumnavigation last July. It is...

    I did the Lake circumnavigation last July. It is some of the most dramatic scenery between the coasts. Highly recommend it. From Nipigon I headed north to Nakina. Immediately out of Nipigon you pass...
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    In my book the builders get an A+ for creativity....

    In my book the builders get an A+ for creativity. The true mark of someone who has taken technology to the level of pure Art.
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    Just two comments.

    Old VW hand here.

    A quick ID for Porsche engines is that they used a three piece case, two halves and a 'nose' cover (when installed in the automobile it was of course backwards and the nose...
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