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    All: I would add to this that putting the bike...

    All:

    I would add to this that putting the bike away with CLEAN oil that's run for a short while in the bike is best for storing. You don't need to change again when you take it out of storage. ...
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    foy... I've found that real BMW brand full...

    foy...

    I've found that real BMW brand full synthetic multi-weight gear oil works better in these transmissions. It's the only BMW brand fluid that I will not substitute with anything else. ...
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    Wyman: You're issue is that you can't...

    Wyman:

    You're issue is that you can't downshift to first gear when you come to a stop in neutral with clutch pulled in for a while and then push down on the gearshift pedal.

    If the gear you...
  4. JT and All: Seriously, just try the PR2 or PR3...

    JT and All:

    Seriously, just try the PR2 or PR3 or the combination (3 on the front, 2 on the back) next time. 3 sets I've used have each given me terrific wear. They feel good about until they...
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    :bow:bow:bow OK. Now that we've covered...

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    OK. Now that we've covered that...

    I attended several tech sessions put on by BMWRT.COM about 1999 or 2000 by some very experienced and well versed, iron butt riding guys who...
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    ...dan: In my head, I was seeing the piston...

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    In my head, I was seeing the piston pushing outward farther as the clutch wears. You are correct.

    Doh!

    :drink
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    [QUOTE=martyhill;891599] Marty: If you're...

    Marty:

    If you're flogging them with the break-in oil in, that might explain the success in sealing the engines. I've been following BMW guidelines for the first several thousand miles. I don't...
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    ...dan: If you're thinking Porsche, you're...

    ...dan:

    If you're thinking Porsche, you're thinking wrong. They haven't been air cooled for years. Before when they were air cooled, they had break in requirements. I have an '06 Cayman S and...
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    Wyman: Don't feel bad. BMWs are not...

    Wyman:

    Don't feel bad. BMWs are not completely intuitive, especially when new. It takes a while to know if something is "wrong" or if it's "OK". Even checking oil can be challenging. I...
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    natrab: I went to a tech session about these...

    natrab:

    I went to a tech session about these transmissions when i first got my '05 R12RT. They say there is a drag device or something to slow the gears faster so you can upshift faster than...
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    Motodan: I would seriously NOT use synthetic...

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    I would seriously NOT use synthetic at the first oil change. Assuming you have a hex-head and not one of the new water-cooled boxers. Use 20/50 dino oil until at least 20,000 miles. ...
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    I have an '05 RT with 78K miles. It's my 3rd RT....

    I have an '05 RT with 78K miles. It's my 3rd RT. I bought it new. I had an 1100 that I traded after putting 62K on and an 1150 that had about 30K on when I got this one. I will run the wheels...
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    Manx: Since I've already replaced the...

    Manx:

    Since I've already replaced the carriage, I'm not anticipating any problems with the install. Just doing it to avoid future problems with the windscreen anyway. My suspicion is that there...
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    D: Since you asked... I was on my way to...

    D:

    Since you asked... I was on my way to Falling Leaf Rally from the west suburbs of Chicago. Was leading the ride. A couple guys had stopped at my house that morning. It was cold, about...
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    Bob and all: This is way after the fact, but I...

    Bob and all:

    This is way after the fact, but I thought maybe someone might read it and benefit from my experiences with rear brakes... I do car track weekends as well as motorcycle stuff. I've...
  16. Spencer and all: Until I tried the new Pilot...

    Spencer and all:

    Until I tried the new Pilot Road tires, I thought all tires were just different flavors of the same thing with the possible exception of a just-out, miracle Dunlop tire that...
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    Warning on lower bolt torque!

    Deilenberger is correct about all this but do NOT over-torque that lower bolt. If it's too tight and certain other conditions exist, the entire swing-arm casting can break. (Ask me how I know! ...
  18. Thread: R1200RT Clymer?

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    Agree! +1 ! It's really good to have more than...

    Agree! +1 ! It's really good to have more than one manual for repair and maintenance projects.

    I'm VERY happy with the JBV Hex Head and Oil Head CDs. They're the best, but they use a GS for...
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    RT folks: I've broken several of these arms. ...

    RT folks:

    I've broken several of these arms. First and second time, they were uppers and were replaced under warranty. Finally, I located a pair of the upper arms with some made by a forum...
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    David: Too many posts on too many forums. ...

    David:

    Too many posts on too many forums. Sorry about my post. I apologized at the end of my post if you got that far. I'll do it again. Sorry. My theory was right but not an appropriate...
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    David: I'm not understanding. You and your GF...

    David:

    I'm not understanding. You and your GF were in perfect comfort with the preload adjusted almost full and shock adjusted full on, so adjust it full on! When she's not on it and you don't...
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    A lot of these new recommendations have to do with mpg and with BMW being able to claim better mpg on its newer bikes. Thick oil is not conducive to high mpg. All Euro bike builders are under a lot...
  23. Marty: Your experience sounds normal to me. ...

    Marty:

    Your experience sounds normal to me. "Run it hard with dino oil and it will stop using oil". I've never "flogged it after the first 50 miles", I've waited until the break-in oil was out...
  24. Doh! Sorry, I'm on another thread about bulbs. ...

    Doh! Sorry, I'm on another thread about bulbs. Got mixed up. :banghead

    There is a difference between little bulbs. I think someone said the front bulbs are H7s??? I have a friend who was...
  25. Ya know, ya tell people, they don't believe you. ...

    Ya know, ya tell people, they don't believe you. Did you put synth in it? If you did, take it out and run non-synth. I'd change it again, with filter change again at 1500 miles just to make sure...
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