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  1. That's where I jammed a piece of 2x4 into the...

    That's where I jammed a piece of 2x4 into the corner of the case. That plus engine compression was just enough to hold the flywheel to get the required torque on the clutch bolts, which isn't...
  2. IIRC, the TDC mandrel is only usable when the...

    IIRC, the TDC mandrel is only usable when the transmission is in place, as it uses the hole through the transmission housing as the stop.

    The tool BMW specifies for locking the flywheel in place...
  3. Cable clutch (2000 R1100RT) I don't know if...

    Cable clutch (2000 R1100RT)

    I don't know if it's still grabbier; it's just the way it is for me now. :) The friction zone is adequate; it seemed a bit on the small side before anyway.

    Yes,...
  4. I replaced everything, yes. My pressure plate and...

    I replaced everything, yes. My pressure plate and housing showed distinctly tapered wear.

    9k on the new clutch since January and all is well.
  5. From the FAQ: ...

    From the FAQ:



    http://www.toptiergas.com/faqs.html
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    They're currently relying on luck, so this is an...

    They're currently relying on luck, so this is an improvement in my book.


    Probably already underway.

    Some cars now -- seems to be all or mostly Lexuses -- have a nifty light in the mirror...
  7. You are absolutely certain there's continuity...

    You are absolutely certain there's continuity between the ground wire in the tank, and the ground wire on the connector that emerges from the bottom of the tank and plugs into the bike harness?...
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    Redlands CA? You could call up A&M Cycle Traders...

    Redlands CA? You could call up A&M Cycle Traders in the San Fernando Valley. BMW dismantlers, nice guys.
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    Welcome to the fatherland. Sounds normal. Here...

    Welcome to the fatherland. Sounds normal.

    Here are a couple of threads with tips on shifting technique; much of this appears to be more or less applicable across different gearbox models:...
  10. Thread: 2014 rtw

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    I'd say it's virtually certain they already are.

    I'd say it's virtually certain they already are.
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    In the first 6,000 miles, I honestly can't say I...

    In the first 6,000 miles, I honestly can't say I notice much difference between the PR3s and the BT-023s (which cost 25% less).

    Some have made the case to me that the PR3s will maintain their...
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    I was very happy with a set of Bridgestone BT-023...

    I was very happy with a set of Bridgestone BT-023 (since replaced by the T30) on my 2000 R1100RT. Replaced them at about 12,000 miles. They probably had another 1,000-2,000 miles in them if I'd...
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    You can also use the "Insert Image" button on the...

    You can also use the "Insert Image" button on the editor, as I've done to insert the screenshot below.

    45505
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    I had one (R1100RT) that was failing in the...

    I had one (R1100RT) that was failing in the opposite of the usual manner. It would, increasingly often, indicate neutral in both first gear and neutral. Replaced it during the holiday spline lube and...
  15. Will do as a first step prior to tearing in, but...

    Will do as a first step prior to tearing in, but I'll note it was so adjusted (5mm rather than 7mm; still within spec) on January 18. To have the level of adjustment creep necessary to render the...
  16. Two days and nothin'? Not even a suggestion that...

    Two days and nothin'? Not even a suggestion that I check the clutch piston, AKA throwout bearing?

    Well, JamesInCA, since you mentioned it: Might one somehow be able to distinguish a bad clutch...
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    This provides no useful information without the...

    This provides no useful information without the corresponding market share of the brands.
  18. Clutch wouldn't disengage - cable maladjusted? 2000 R1100RT

    Symptoms: Pulled in clutch lever, bike continued to move forward, difficult (i.e. near impossible) to shift. Was in 1st/2nd. Bike has 77,000 miles.

    Pulled over and backed out the adjuster at the...
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    The wheel bearing analogy helps, but my...

    The wheel bearing analogy helps, but my spatially-impaired brain is still having trouble. In the case of this bearing, the preload is (apparently) specified at 0.05mm - 0.10mm. Where would one...
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    I haven't used any of them, so I wouldn't be...

    I haven't used any of them, so I wouldn't be qualified to recommend one. But googling "motorcycle tpms" comes up with a bunch of options.

    As I understand it, they're all pretty much using a few...
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    So, can one of you answer a question for a total...

    So, can one of you answer a question for a total bearing n00b?

    I think of "preload" as a measure of force, as with springs and shocks. What is preload as applied to fitting a bearing? Where/how is...
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    If the OEM system isn't installed on your bike,...

    If the OEM system isn't installed on your bike, there are a number of aftermarket systems.
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    Welcome to 1996. :p

    Welcome to 1996.

    :p
  24. Thread: Hello BMWOA

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    You ride and camp with your co-workers? You...

    You ride and camp with your co-workers?

    You must have a great job. (Or maybe an awful one.)
  25. If it turns out to be the Hall sensor, the same...

    If it turns out to be the Hall sensor, the same part is also available from the nice folks at EuroMotoElectrics for $90 less:...
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