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    I agree from a legal standpoint - BMW owns the...

    I agree from a legal standpoint - BMW owns the right to control use of the roundel. The interesting issue, however, is whether BMW is correct from a marketing POV. While allowing others to use the...
  2. Thread: Perception

    by dbrick
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    :)

    :)
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    What does this mean? Every bike HD sells has to...

    What does this mean? Every bike HD sells has to meet emissions and noise requirements. It's obvious that lots/many/most HD riders toss the stock mufflers, but their customers' actions don't give HD a...
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    Here's some notes from an email I sent a friend...

    Here's some notes from an email I sent a friend recently; sorry about the inconsistent formatting.

    We've been three times now. Each time, we've said "Well, we like it but we've seen NZ now and...
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    I think my '07 R12R is similar: the clutch...

    I think my '07 R12R is similar: the clutch microswitch is held in position by a setscrew (BMW calls it a "grubscrew") that pushes against a small metal disk. If the setscrew is loose, the switch can...
  6. Thread: Thoughts on BMW

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    I agree with many of Chris' criticisms about...

    I agree with many of Chris' criticisms about BMW's QC issues and design choices. He may well be correct about the much-bigger car side's bean counters pushing the bike side into unwarranted and false...
  7. Thread: Small Leak ?

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    Interesting that the model decal and roundel and...

    Interesting that the model decal and roundel and paint on the left side of the tank survived.
  8. Thread: At what point.

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    [QUOTE=BC1100S;946629] I agree. I had a great...

    I agree. I had a great experience with a 2002 for 10 years, followed by a poor time with a 530i. I bailed for a new Saab Turbo, and haven't looked back. Too, I think I get more jollies out of...
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    It has been awhile. But we're both still here on...

    It has been awhile. But we're both still here on the top side of the grass. :thumb
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    Good work, Steve. This info - the conflict...

    Good work, Steve.

    This info - the conflict between the original shipping label's ship date and the package's actual ship date - was sufficient to get FedEx to put a stop on the package while it...
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    Looks like I had my years wrong and your bike is...

    Looks like I had my years wrong and your bike is the earlier flat-four GT without CanBus. You should disregard my CanBus answer. :whistle
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    You've correctly ascertained that when the...

    You've correctly ascertained that when the trailer and the sidecar are plugged into the bike, the lights don't work. If only the trailer or the sidecar is plugged in, the lights work. Thus, the...
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    That's what I did: it's not elegant, but it is...

    That's what I did: it's not elegant, but it is functional. If you were really compulsive, you could find a matching plug in the BMW parts fiche (BMW has plugs and sockets for many of the oddball...
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    If the bike has a canbus wiring system, then the...

    If the bike has a canbus wiring system, then the switch talks to the body controller ECU, and the ECU turns the horn on.

    The issues are a) whether the current limit programmed into the ECU (that...
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    I replaced the stock bleater on my '07 R12R with...

    I replaced the stock bleater on my '07 R12R with two Fiamms with no additional relay and no problems.
  16. The "site:" part is unnecessary and may be...

    The "site:" part is unnecessary and may be omitted.

    Enter bmwmoa.org/forums [search terms] into Google and it'll work.
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    Kurt sent you a Private Message. Click on...

    Kurt sent you a Private Message. Click on "Notifications" that appears to the right of your name at the top right of the page.
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    I agree that the shocks should be rebuilt. I had...

    I agree that the shocks should be rebuilt. I had Ohlins on my prior R1100RSL, and an experienced mechanic advised me that a rebuilt every 20K-40K was required.

    A little searching reveals this as...
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    In California, the language is fairly broad, and...

    In California, the language is fairly broad, and applies if the vehicle is "out of service" for more than 30 days since original delivery, and is unable to be repaired by the manufacturer.
  20. Let us know how this works out.

    Let us know how this works out.
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    This is a common failure mode in these old...

    This is a common failure mode in these old clocks; I had the same issue on my son's 1988 Volvo. Replacing the capacitors wasn't difficult, but removing and replacing the rim (which holds the clock...
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    The OP said he'd checked and the bulb was good....

    The OP said he'd checked and the bulb was good. Still, Kent's idea to change for a known good one couldn't hurt - some bulbs look or even test good, but don't work when installed.

    I'd look...
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    Moto Ace surely has a business license from the...

    Moto Ace surely has a business license from the City of Leeds. Applications for business licenses usually require the applicant to furnish an emergency contact number. The City likely won't give you...
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    Cheryl, If someone could ride down to Moto Ace...

    Cheryl,

    If someone could ride down to Moto Ace and look, some businesses have an "in case of emergency telephone" note on the front door. Good luck!

    Or, given that Moto Ace had some connection...
  25. Thread: Fuel strip poll

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    Sticky: Poll: Probably because fewer BMW riders have complained.

    Probably because fewer BMW riders have complained.
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