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    It's a smart move to ensure that the fill plug...

    It's a smart move to ensure that the fill plug can be removed, BEFORE draining the transmission. If the old oil is drained and the fill plug is then found to be stuck, then you're left with an empty...
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    Is your bike a late-registered 'hexhead' or one...

    Is your bike a late-registered 'hexhead' or one of the newer 'twincam' bikes?

    If it's a twincam model, fear not - the final drive is improved (vented) and the fuel sensor strip has been replaced...
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    Unfortunately, fuel strip recalibration is not a...

    Unfortunately, fuel strip recalibration is not a DIY job. It requires the bike to be hooked up to BMWs diagnostic computer. The fuel level sensor strips are notoriously unreliable - at least yours is...
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    jduke has it right. The bike needs to be put...

    jduke has it right.

    The bike needs to be put on the sidestand when hot, to drain the oil from the cooler into the sump. Then check level after a further 10 mins or so on the centrestand.

    I know...
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    There isn't an 'official position' as such. The...

    There isn't an 'official position' as such. The stickers come on a loose sheet, in the documents pack supplied with the bike from new. Dealers place the sticker at a location of their choice, usually...
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    The latest software version for the ZFE only...

    The latest software version for the ZFE only allows 'headlights off' if the bike is stationary. As soon as rotation of the back wheel is detected, the lights come back on. The 'lights off' status is...
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    I usually remove the RHS upper fairing panel. It...

    I usually remove the RHS upper fairing panel. It doesn't help much with better access, but gives improved vision, so at least you can see what you can't reach!:scratch

    You will also need a box of...
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    The lock cylinder can get stuck if the panel...

    The lock cylinder can get stuck if the panel alignment is a little askew. I've seen this happen if one panel bolt is fully tightened before the remaining bolts are inserted. The panel needs then to...
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    Common problem. The headlight always seems to be...

    Common problem. The headlight always seems to be set 'high' from factory build.

    As previous poster said, the headlamp can be adjusted down via the plastic knob under the flip lever. Set the beam...
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    TADT!:D Don't worry about it. Worry more about...

    TADT!:D Don't worry about it. Worry more about the awareness of your dealer!!!

    Left side tyre wear is also common in the UK, where we (usually!) ride on the left, so it's not related to any...
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    Yes, it is available as a separate part. P/n...

    Yes, it is available as a separate part. P/n 71117691446 'open oil cap'.
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    No problem! :D:D:D - I wasn't grumbling - just...

    No problem! :D:D:D - I wasn't grumbling - just trying to ensure you got the 'best exposure' for your question.

    Hope you can get it fixed.:thumb
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    See my reply in this earlier...

    See my reply in this earlier thread.......................


    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=49670


    ...........and yes, this should be in the 'hexhead' area!!!
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    Looky here: ...

    Looky here:

    https://www.bmwmc.net/catalog/62%20001%2006%20%28005%29%20-%20Ambient%20temp.%20reading%20incorrect.pdf

    ................and then think about finding a new dealer!

    The bulletin...
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    Crazy, I know! I discovered this when fitting...

    Crazy, I know! I discovered this when fitting mirror tether cables.

    Wait til you have to change a RHS headlamp bulb! :)
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    If you remove the left mirror and look through...

    If you remove the left mirror and look through the gap in the fairing, into the area between the back of the headlight and the back of the instrument panel, it's much easier to locate the lever.
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    Hassle your dealer some more, or go 'regional' if...

    Hassle your dealer some more, or go 'regional' if you don't get any joy locally.

    It's a recognised problem, which has been acknowledged by BMW by the omission of the foam on later models.
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    Conti Road Attacks

    I've had a few pairs on my previous '06 R1200RT and I'm on the second pair on my '08 R1200RT. They appear to be well-made and usually require only minimal balancing.

    I like them. They seem to suit...
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    Apologies - the OE cap is bayonet-type fitting. I...

    Apologies - the OE cap is bayonet-type fitting. I wasn't aware that the Moto-Techniques cap was threaded.
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    I just put some small pointed-nose pliers into...

    I just put some small pointed-nose pliers into the recess of the piston, where the brake lever normally sits to push the piston into the mastercylinder. Have a look at the diagrams on RealOEM or...
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    It looks like the Allen recess has rounded off....

    It looks like the Allen recess has rounded off. You might be able to remove it by jamming a slightly-oversize Torx bit into it and turning it whilst pushing down into the valve cover. The cap is not...
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    I buy a lot of parts from 'MotorWorks' in the UK....

    I buy a lot of parts from 'MotorWorks' in the UK. I think they will ship to the USA. See this link to the 'brake parts' page of their parts ordering website:
    ...
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    Seal failure is fairly common. It seems to occur...

    Seal failure is fairly common. It seems to occur more on bikes that are not frequently used. A slight film of brake fluid dries out and the crusty deposit rips up the seal. Constantly-used bikes...
  24. Downloadable riders manuals

    Marchyman is correct. There are manuals in PDF format to download at BMW Motorrad Denmarks website, see here:

    http://www.bmw-motorrad.dk/dk/da/index.html

    Click on the 'Service' menu, then...
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    Aahh, sorry no can do! They're on the hard drive...

    Aahh, sorry no can do! They're on the hard drive of my now-dead previous PC. :doh
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