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    Have you tried doing a TB sync while you are...

    Have you tried doing a TB sync while you are riding?? It's possible that the reading can be way off do to a problem with the throttle cables. I found that the cables where hanging up when I used...
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    You are good to go.....anywhere in the window is...

    You are good to go.....anywhere in the window is OK.
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    I like it!

    It would be fun to ride around the neighborhood, but I think I will keep my "stock" bike for any serious riding....
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    Try Max for your parts questions

    http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/fiche.aspx

    You should be able to find all of your parts questions answered here
    No BS either....:brow
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    From my experience, its really hard to instantly...

    From my experience, its really hard to instantly discharge a fully charged healthy battery, I'd bet its a faulty or old battery. You could remove and take the battery to someone that can load test...
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    For extra insurance I use Mobile One oil....it...

    For extra insurance I use Mobile One oil....it simply takes the heat at higher temps for a longer time without breaking down.....oil that is cooked goes thin and fails to lubricate as well. If you...
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    The base gasoline is likely the same, but as with...

    The base gasoline is likely the same, but as with many other things...like oil, its the additive package that makes the difference. And if one tank here and there is off spec, it matters little...
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    This is good news.....sort of.....

    Because, the attached data on the new Kawa says that the police bikes are "limited" to 130 mph.....so, if you gotta run.....you better run HARD.....or you will be caught.

    BTW, this will be a real...
  9. Thread: Regular Gas

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    Personally, I'd be very careful to run regular in...

    Personally, I'd be very careful to run regular in an oilhead, unless it is a high mileage bike. I'm guessing that all high mileage bikes (over 80k+mileage) have significantly reduced compression...
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    It's my un-informed opinion that since "we"...

    It's my un-informed opinion that since "we" started sourcing these little buggers from China....it has become way too frequent for them to fail. I have had 2 fail that were no more than 3 years old....
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    For those with OLD single cable TB controls, if...

    For those with OLD single cable TB controls, if you have not, I suggest that you replace the throttle cable with a new one. Long before the cable breaks, it no longer slides reproductable in the...
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    I'm not an expert, but it looks to me that there...

    I'm not an expert, but it looks to me that there is a lot of carbon build up on the part of the valve that was not burnt. When I had my heads off, I did not have that much build up on the valves. I...
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    Glad to hear that you were not hurt any worse. ...

    Glad to hear that you were not hurt any worse.

    I hope you heal quickly, at your young age, you should.

    Maybe after you are a bit more healed, you can reflect and share your experience on what...
  14. Is your trip on dirt roads or single track? ...

    Is your trip on dirt roads or single track?

    Either way, good luck
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    Its pretty easy for an 8 year old bike to have...

    Its pretty easy for an 8 year old bike to have corrosion on the rear brake caliper. when you do the service, I suggest that you clean and lubricate the rear caliper well. Also, it's very possible...
  16. From my experience, some high quality gas(Shell...

    From my experience, some high quality gas(Shell Super is my favorite) and a long trip of 3-500 miles running in no higher than 5th gear and keeping the RPM above 4,000 will do wonders for any carbon...
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    The only time I have seen a similar condition is...

    The only time I have seen a similar condition is when the bike was running very rich and burning lots of fuel.....check the plugs to see if this is occuring.
    Has the bike been dropped or banged on...
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    The local people kept telling us to "Come and...

    The local people kept telling us to "Come and visit in Oregon, but please don't move here"

    And, "the air is too thin here and my bike has no power"

    And finally, "the sun is too hot and I am...
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    I just updated my brake lines on my 2001 R1150GS...

    I just updated my brake lines on my 2001 R1150GS with 60k miles.

    the rear brake line started to leak with no apparent damage.

    I replaced with SS braded lines and they feel great.

    I should...
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    Have him contact Russ at DreamRider

    http://goedr.com/

    Russ usually has a BMW or two, if not he will fix him up with a great bike.
    Russ is the owner and a good guy, he will be in good hands.
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    Going over 5,000 RPM a few times is "nothing" for...

    Going over 5,000 RPM a few times is "nothing" for the motor in your bike. You should ride with the RPM above 4,000 RPM on an ongoing basis with regular RPM going to the redline when you are...
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    While riding local mountain roads, I have learned...

    While riding local mountain roads, I have learned that the faster rocket riders will not hesitate to pass on either side on the twisty roads up the local mountains. At first I would be pissed at the...
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    In the local SoCal area, there is NO 3 second...

    In the local SoCal area, there is NO 3 second rule. If you are managing it, you can access a 1-2 second area in front of you and somewhat less behind you. If I have to choose, I will take more room...
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    I'm shocked that you have gone 15k without a TB...

    I'm shocked that you have gone 15k without a TB sync and you are still riding it.
    My guess is that the vibration is much worse than I would allow before I would do a TB sync and tuneup. I suggest...
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    I am getting the impression that you are use to...

    I am getting the impression that you are use to riding a low RPM bike and you are not running your bike at high enough RPM for proper engine breathing and performance. I suggest that you start...
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