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    Mine is at home today and I'm at work, but if my...

    Mine is at home today and I'm at work, but if my memory is correct that is normal behavior.
  2. +1. That has solved my cold start issues. And...

    +1. That has solved my cold start issues. And the first time it happened was at higher altitude than at home too, now that I think about it.
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    Yep, I have 3 seats for my GSA. All three better...

    Yep, I have 3 seats for my GSA. All three better than the OEM one, but none are perfect. At this point I won't spend more money on another one since any one of these I can live with. One of these...
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    Well, the GS suspension is not setup from the...

    Well, the GS suspension is not setup from the factory to ride like the KLR one. It is stiffer and meant for move pavement. You can see about getting new shocks on the BMW that are set up for your...
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    I agree with the other comments. During break in...

    I agree with the other comments. During break in there is some wear that you want to have happen and components that rub on each other seat. Once that break in is done you want to get fresh oil in....
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    Yep, they are interchangeable. Basically all the...

    Yep, they are interchangeable. Basically all the 1200 Hexhead and Camhead GS and GSA seats interchange. It isn't until the water-cooled that they are different.
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    On my 09 GSA you can get the cover off without...

    On my 09 GSA you can get the cover off without removing the crash bars. However, you do need to remove the crossover to replace the belt with the JVB large adjustable wrench method.
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    And I notice a rubber smell the ride after I've...

    And I notice a rubber smell the ride after I've ridden in the rain. I just figure it is road crude burning off of the exhaust.
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    2013 what? RT? GS? If it comes standard with...

    2013 what? RT? GS? If it comes standard with the panniers like a RT or K1600GT then it would be 520 lbs in addition the cases. On a GS or GSA where they are add ons the panniers would count at...
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    Jim, I had a link to yours a couple of posts ago....

    Jim, I had a link to yours a couple of posts ago. Didn't know you could embed videos here. I really appreciate you doing the little videos like that and the maint. DVD's.

    And yes, it is very...
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    I like this video better. The head of the large...

    I like this video better. The head of the large adjustable wrench lifts and guides the belt on. No fancy single purpose tools needed. Worked fine on my GSA
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    I always keep a set of Rok Straps in my tankbag...

    I always keep a set of Rok Straps in my tankbag for times I buy something that won't fit in my topbox. I've also put the panniers on to go get salt for the water softener. One 40 pounder in each...
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    To me it isn't temperature so much as it is road...

    To me it isn't temperature so much as it is road conditions. I don't ride in snow (we don't get much anyway) or ice (we do get that). We seldom get daytime temps below freezing so my heated jacket...
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    Yep, just did the BB fix on my 09 GSA. Follow...

    Yep, just did the BB fix on my 09 GSA. Follow the instructions on the ADVrider thread, specially about allowing the sealant to set up before assembly. And drying time after. Don't rush it and plan...
  15. I have something similar to the RAM cup holder...

    I have something similar to the RAM cup holder that I use if I stop for coffee on the way to work and need to carry a full cup. First comment is that they work fairly well. Second is that I've...
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    Mine (09 r1200gsa) was a bit finicky the first...

    Mine (09 r1200gsa) was a bit finicky the first time I had it in really cold weather, but I did the TPS reset trick and basically the problem went away. I've heard from others that opening the...
  17. yep, what Don said. I'm planning on getting...

    yep, what Don said. I'm planning on getting Wilburs WESA shocks. Maintains the ESA functionallity, but with springs for my weight and riding style and the shock internals set up to match. ...
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    I have a Shorai in my R1200GSA. About a year old...

    I have a Shorai in my R1200GSA. About a year old now. Been working fine so far. I did make sure I got the highest power one they recommended. They used to spec a too small one, then upped the...
  19. What model of bike? Only posting the year...

    What model of bike? Only posting the year doesn't narrow it down enough.
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    Well, the good news is that you can give it an...

    Well, the good news is that you can give it an hour or so to cool and it will start fine. So you should be able to muddle along. You might want to watch Beemerboneyard and eBay for used starters...
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    Okay, I'm at the office now. One evening this...

    Okay, I'm at the office now. One evening this week I'll sit down on the home computer with the maps and write up some suggestions.
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    Sound exactly why I got a new starter on my 09...

    Sound exactly why I got a new starter on my 09 when it was still under warranty. If I remember correctly, the adhesive that holds the brushes in the starter softens in the heat and the brushes get...
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    Pavement only? Day trips from Austin or...

    Pavement only? Day trips from Austin or overnights okay? How many miles per day? Do you want just fun roads, or interesting things to see and places to stop at too?
  24. There are two little plastic lug that the clip...

    There are two little plastic lug that the clip goes under. They are delicate. If one breaks you can sometimes get away with the remaining one. Once it breaks you have two solutions. Replace the...
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    Well, the clutch is even more buried in the...

    Well, the clutch is even more buried in the engine than the old dry clutch. So it may be a toss up when you factor in labor.
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