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    What kind of milage?

    Checked today and got 27.5 mpg with my 99 R1100RT w/EZS sidecar. That's a combination of city/hiway, cruising at 60 to 65 mph. Who ever said it is totally right. I ride for the fun and enjoyment,...
  2. Thread: new rear drive

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    new rear drive gears

    My '99 absolutely loves 4500 rpm. Anything much less and it starts to act like the old VW Beatles. Hit the slightest grade and it's down a gear. 4500 rpm and almost all grades on an interstate are...
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    New final drive

    Sorry to have to tell you that I don't know the new ratio. I have great faith in Cheshire Motorsports here in Portland, OR. Simply told Daric what I wanted and left it to him. His only comment is...
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    splines

    I'm not a mechanic so truly don't know much. I do know, though, that before BMW dropped the required 40,000 mile spline service people had very little if any problem with the splines. Though it's a...
  5. Thread: new rear drive

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    new rear drive

    I'm am thrilled to death with the new lower gear ratio I just had put in my rear drive for the R1100RT that's the tug for my EZS Summit sidecar. Only rode it home from the shop that did the work. It...
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    sidecar addition

    Absolutely beautiful rig. Is that an Oregon plate? Thought for a minute it might be my old K100 until I remembered yours is a '95. Mine was a '91. Wasn't into sidecars when I owned it but I have...
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    right turn signal

    On my R1100 that I bought used the signal on the bike is disconnected. With the wide EZS car, if it were not, I think it would definitely look like four way flashers. Too many cage drivers are all...
  8. car tires on sidecar rigs?

    I am so glad that my R1100 w/sidecar was built originally with three auto tires on it. I've ridden it since purchase approximately 10,000 miles and can see no tire wear at all. I also ride a...
  9. Input spline failure

    Those of us who have been riding BMW's for a long time will all remember that up until about the year 2000 lubing the spline every 40,000 miles WAS part of normal maintenance. I bought a 2000 K1200...
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    Sidecar help in Florida

    I'd suggest you check out the United Sidecar Association (USCA) forum. Dedicated completely to sidecars of all kinds with world wide membership. Very helpful folks.
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    4th try starting R1100

    My '99 R1100 always starts on the first try. Because of the way my GPS sits I can't use the fast idle lever. I just twist the throttle slightly while pushing the starter button. Starts every time...
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    Ethanol

    Don't know what problems will be encountered with E-15 but I do know that here in Portland, OR it's almost impossible to find "real" gas without it. My '99 R1100RT w/EZS sidecar has been running 10%...
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    spline lube

    What I don't understand is why BMW stopped telling owners to have splines lubed every 40,000 miles. My '87 K75RT had that in the owner's manual as required maintenance! By the time I bought my 2000...
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    Another use for a sidecar rig

    How's the Triumph do as a tug. I've got an '09 T100 that I've been debating hacking since I find myself enjoying my BMW rig more and more. I figure if one rig is good, two might be better. Any...
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    BMW Mechanic in Portland, OR

    Daric Cheshire has kept my '99 R1100RT w/EZS Sidecar running fabulously since he first arrived here. Very meticulous, very good, and very honest. I won't go anywhere else.

    Karl :)
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    "Choke" lever question

    Because of where my gps is located, I can not use my "Choke" lever at all. I've never had a need for it. Twist throttle slightly at start up and just hold it for a minute or so. Let go and even...
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    100,000 mile R1100

    Surely hope mine runs that long with no major problems. It gets a workout "dragging" around my EZS sidecar (235 lbs). 47,000 miles with no problems at all.

    Karl:bikes
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    2004 Stock R1150RTP - Fuel Grade

    Don't know what the differences are between 2004 and 1999 other than engine size. I do know that my '99 R1100RT w/EZS sidecar runs perfectly on 87 octane. No pinging at all, summer or winter. Keep...
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    spline lube or not

    Definitely do it. Don't know when BMW "changed the rules" but back in the day, splines were to be lubed every 40,000 miles. Been riding BMW's since 1990 (bought a used '87 K75). Have had splines...
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    What Happened to BMW

    When I bought my first BMW K75 in 1987 there Inspection 1 at 6000 miles and Inspection 2 at 12,000, there after alternating every 6 or 12 thousand miles for as long as you owned the bike. No doubt...
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    04 R1150RT Starting problem-kickstand?

    After reading this somewhat lengthy report I find myself yearning for the "good ol' days" when all that was needed was the proper mixture of fuel, spark, and air. Mind you, I appreciate the fact...
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    Recommend Transmission Shop

    I can recommend Cheshire Motorsports in Portland, OR very highly. Very capable/competent. Reliable as well.

    cheshiremotorsports.com/

    Karl
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    R1100 shut down

    Don't know nearly as much about R1100's as I did my old '50 Chevrolet PU. It quit almost every time I turned right (quickly) at an intersection. Coast to the side, start it, and drive on was the...
  24. Thread: Regular gas

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    regular gasoline

    After reading the information my Triumph Dealer gave me I now run regular (87 octane) in both my Triumph T100 (factory recommends 89 octane) and in my '99 R1100RT w/ EZA sidecar. Apparently premium...
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    a fill up riding riddle

    Don't know whether this will be relevant or not. My 2000 K1200LT had a similar problem but only if I over filled the tank. If I accidentally filled up over the fill tube it took very little gas in...
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