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    I found a pair of low mileage OEM take-offs on...

    I found a pair of low mileage OEM take-offs on eBay. Just couldn't see spending $1,000 minimum on a set of aftermarket shocks at the bike's current book value. Of course, the bike is worth more than...
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    Got it and that's why I'm not too confident about...

    Got it and that's why I'm not too confident about this "fix." thanks for the suggestion, I'll continue to probe before I put the tank back on...
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    Yep, which means it has 10 years and 42K of gunk...

    Yep, which means it has 10 years and 42K of gunk in it. Can't wait to see what comes out.

    Amazing what you can learn on this forum...
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    I did not know that! Here it is: ...

    I did not know that! Here it is:

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?6689-oil-in-the-airbox&highlight=airbox+drain
  5. Thread: Shock Installation

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    Regarding the rear shock, the little r1150r...

    Regarding the rear shock, the little r1150r owners manual says 1-2 turns out on the screw adjustment for solo riding and less for two-up.
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    Thanks for the advice guys. I replaced the...

    Thanks for the advice guys. I replaced the shocks without a problem and to my surprise found the rear to be more difficult than the front. The bottom fitting was very tight and a bear to line up...
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    I found the double connector for the heated grips...

    I found the double connector for the heated grips and used the schematic and advice in this thread to test continuity in the various circuits:
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    Well, I'm back after a failed attempt at...

    Well, I'm back after a failed attempt at troubleshooting but guess what -- both grips are heating up now. The left seems a little warmer than the right but that could be my imagination.
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    no Throttlemeister, just the stock bar end. ...

    no Throttlemeister, just the stock bar end.

    Tank's off and I'm about to have at it with my multi-tester. There's a two-prong connector at the top left of the frame on my r1150r, one wire is...
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    Heated Grip Failure - R1150R right side

    The right heated grip on my 2003 R1150R is not working. The left one heats up fine. I searched the forum for information on how to troubleshoot and repair but didn't find anything, can anyone help...
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    Thanks guys, I appreciate any and all input. ...

    Thanks guys, I appreciate any and all input. I"ll continue to watch this thread and learn...
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    I like Clymer better than Haynes because it's...

    I like Clymer better than Haynes because it's easier for me to understand. I also have a CD which I like for the diagrams. Then again, most of my bike maintenance has been relatively easy stuff so...
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    Replacing Strut (Shock) Question

    I'm replacing the struts (shocks) on my 2003 R1150R. The Clymer manual says to remove the front wheel before removing the strut. In looking at the bike, this doesn't appear to be necessary. What...
  14. What about those Hagons, any experience with them...

    What about those Hagons, any experience with them out there? They seem economical when compared with the others. At this point I'll be comparing Ohlins, Wilbers, and Hagon -- any other aftermarket...
  15. Rockster Shocks on R1150R? Aftermarket recommendations?

    I have an opportunity to buy a pair of low mileage BMW shocks from a 2004 Rockster that were taken off early on. Will they work on my 2003 R1150R and if so, what are the pros and cons?

    Also,...
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    thanks trashman. except for you, the silence is...

    thanks trashman. except for you, the silence is deafening.
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    Evolution of the F650GS

    I've been into airheads and oilheads for many years but now getting interested in the F650GS twin as a light-is-right alternative for a short legged person.

    Can someone point me to a good source...
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    Aha...thanks, Don, I did not know that. I...

    Aha...thanks, Don, I did not know that. I thought the R1200R camhead started in 2010. I'll poke around some more on the forum to learn about the differences between the two, or perhaps you can...
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    Following this thread with interest, as I'm also...

    Following this thread with interest, as I'm also thinking of trading my '03 R1150R for a R1200R this spring. I've read that significant changes to the bike were made sometime in 2008 and again in...
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    Thanks all for the replies. I'm renting an...

    Thanks all for the replies. I'm renting an R1200RT from IMTBike (Iberian Moto Tours) next spring, that should help with my decision!
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    Thanks all, I will dfinitely check these out. ...

    Thanks all, I will dfinitely check these out. Please keep the suggestions coming....
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    Petite MC Gear - where to buy

    Christmas is coming... can anybody direct me to a good source for women's riding gear in petite sizes? Jackets, pants, gloves, etc... thanks
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    Hex/Cam Model Differences?

    Looking for articles, websites, or forum posts that explain the differences among model years of the R1200 series bikes. Can you point me in the right direction? My 2003 R1150R is a great bike, but...
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    Not sure, but ain't gonna worry 'bout it.

    Not sure, but ain't gonna worry 'bout it.
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    Glue for Plastic Body Parts?

    I have some small cracks in one of the plastic side panels on my R1150R. I'm looking for an adhesive that will work on that type of plastic without ruining the paint. A "thin" adhesive would be...
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