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    Nice. :laugh

    Nice. :laugh
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    With respect, you've been chasing your tail for...

    With respect, you've been chasing your tail for days, making zero progress, after people with mountains of experience and credibility suggested long ago that you start with replacing your brake...
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    It'll probably go off 15 seconds after they...

    It'll probably go off 15 seconds after they launch and give 'em the nuclear equivalent of shooting themselves in the foot with a holstered gun. :laugh

    Now, back to this pointless debate. You'd...
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    Of course dealers are more expensive, there's the...

    Of course dealers are more expensive, there's the matter of overhead plus factory parts are always more expensive than aftermarket. But its nice to be confident that the parts you're buying are built...
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    Is there no dealer in your area?

    Is there no dealer in your area?
  6. Thread: 2015 Models

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    Nope.

    Nope.
  7. Thread: 2015 Models

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    So is my car. In fact, my cars have ALWAYS been...

    So is my car. In fact, my cars have ALWAYS been at the mercy of the battery. So is yours.
  8. Thread: 2015 Models

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    You make very valid points. At the same time, the...

    You make very valid points. At the same time, the world has gotten much smaller in the last 20 years. I would venture a guess that many of the parts you speak of would be available in 2-3 days...
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    Not sure what the issue is with progress. I get...

    Not sure what the issue is with progress. I get the feeling that many older riders don't like change but that many younger riders appreciate the new features. Since 2003 I've had cars that started...
  10. Thread: Oil to use?

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    Now THERE'S a thought. :thumb If you don't pump...

    Now THERE'S a thought. :thumb If you don't pump any oil into the airbox, I would keep filling to same level. Others' opinions may differ but I fill mine to the top red line when the bike is warm and...
  11. Thread: Oil to use?

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    OK, this one time only, honest. :D Per my...

    OK, this one time only, honest. :D

    Per my manual:
    Ride motorcycle until fully warm. Park on side stand and turn off engine. Wait 5 minutes. On level ground, lift bike onto centrestand. Oil level...
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    Reading the article, this sounds like a brake...

    Reading the article, this sounds like a brake line routing issue. Simple to fix with a zip tie. Gotta be worth at least one black t-shirt. :laugh
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    Sticky: Dang it! Your excellent photography makes even an...

    Dang it! Your excellent photography makes even an RS look good. :laugh
  14. Thread: At what point.

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    [QUOTE=35634;946623] In my most humble...

    In my most humble opinion, BMW cars aren't built nearly as well as they once were. I owned a 635 back in the day and it was stone reliable. The only thing I ever replaced was the battery (cue...
  15. Welcome to the forum. What does your manual...

    Welcome to the forum.

    What does your manual recommend? The one for my 1100S says 10W-40 is good up to temperatures of 20C (70F) however, BMW-specified "special" oils (synthetics) are typically...
  16. Thread: At what point.

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    Can you please explain to the rest of us what...

    Can you please explain to the rest of us what exactly this has to do with this already derailed thread?

    :banghead
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    You're matching revs (blipping the throttle) on...

    You're matching revs (blipping the throttle) on downshifts, right?
  18. Thread: At what point.

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    And isn't that a fine example of a real crappy...

    And isn't that a fine example of a real crappy motorcycle.
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    You're delusional. American cars of the '50s...

    You're delusional. American cars of the '50s through to the initial pollution control, low compression '70s were much better than Beetles. Their heaters didn't work worth a hoot. They rusted out...
  20. Thread: At what point.

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    I'm feeling a deja vu thing here.

    I'm feeling a deja vu thing here.
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    Worst case is you need a gearbox rebuild in which...

    Worst case is you need a gearbox rebuild in which case I would try to source a used one.

    Best case is they simply replace the faulty bearing and send you on your way.

    Stay tuned for more, in...
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    Good discussion.

    Good discussion.
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    Not sure he needs an ECU anymore.

    Not sure he needs an ECU anymore.
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    If I'm not mistaken, your valve service interval...

    If I'm not mistaken, your valve service interval is 6,000 miles / 10,000 kilometers. You're due.

    You will likely find (as I did) that as the miles accumulate, the frequency of adjustment is...
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    Agreed. Excellent mileage from the Michelins...

    Agreed.

    Excellent mileage from the Michelins as well.
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