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    I think you sort of jumped to a conclusion. In...

    I think you sort of jumped to a conclusion. In my recent reply I was speaking to the poster who said he had to loosen his muffler to get the stock size tire off the bike. In my original post I was...
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    Couldn't you just deflate the tire?

    Couldn't you just deflate the tire?
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    R1150RT Tire Size question

    I'm replacing the Pilot Roads on my 2004 R1150RT. I note however that the factory size for the rear is 170/60 ZR17, but the previous owner was running a 180/55. Is anyone else using this size? Are...
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    I did look at the paint code when I discovered...

    I did look at the paint code when I discovered the difference. I hadn't previously because I didn't need paint and saw that there was only one dark red for the RT in 2004 (Piedmont or Piemont...
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    I've had the cover off, but I can't say I saw...

    I've had the cover off, but I can't say I saw anything remarkable about the belt. What's the difference?
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    R1150RT 2003/04 oddity

    I have an R1150RT which is titled as a 2004, has the twin spark ignition, etc. and looks like any other 2004. I never gave it another thought... Until I parked next to another Piedmont red 2004...
  7. I had that problem with the cover over all the...

    I had that problem with the cover over all the wiring leading to the handlebar switches and thought almost anything I did looked like a home repair. One day, I was in JP Cycles' Daytona store with a...
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    Speaking of replacement sight glasses. I looked...

    Speaking of replacement sight glasses. I looked mine up on the fische at the Bob's BMW website and found two different ones with different part numbers. Anyone know why? Its a 2004 R1150RT.
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    I'm not sure what would be exactly right for you,...

    I'm not sure what would be exactly right for you, but I think you're onto something. My 1150RT has a fairly tall power windshield and I have had a tendency to keep it at "bridge of your nose"...
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    I'm very tall for a woman at 5'10" and probably...

    I'm very tall for a woman at 5'10" and probably could, but I've never even thought of riding any bike off the center stand. Trying to use the lift handle seems to put the whole thing off balance for...
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    If the fluid is dripping from the hose, wouldn't...

    If the fluid is dripping from the hose, wouldn't that indicate that the charcoal cannister is corrupted? I didn't think there should be any fluid being sucked up into the throttle body through that...
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    Brings back memories of a Bultaco I once had. If...

    Brings back memories of a Bultaco I once had. If the brake light bulb burned out, the engine would quit when you pressed the brake pedal. Made getting home interesting if you didn't have a spare.
  13. Thread: Shift linkage

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    As an update, took a test ride this evening. the...

    As an update, took a test ride this evening. the cleaning and lubrication restored my "smooth as butter" shifting. In retrospect, I had ridden in some heavy rain not long before the rally trip and...
  14. Thread: Shift linkage

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    Shift linkage

    I have an '04 R1150RT with just under 13,000 miles on it, about half of which I've put on in the year I've owned it. On the trip to Bloomsburg, I started experiencing downshift problems in almost...
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    Just remember to use the air bleed screws to...

    Just remember to use the air bleed screws to equalize the air pressure or you'll be blowing out the new ones pretty soon. Had a dealer do that to me. Its really a very easy job. I elected to...
  16. Thread: RT gas stains?

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    ... or Plast-X

    ... or Plast-X
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    Looking for someone to ride with

    Right now, I have lots of time on my hands and really feel the need for a long bike trip. I don't mind going by myself, but its just not as much fun without someone along to share the adventures. ...
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    Unfortunately, "twisties" are something we just...

    Unfortunately, "twisties" are something we just don't have in this area. For a pretty ride, take US-1 north out of Cocoa, through Titusville and up to St. Augustine. You can catch the famous...
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    I had the same problem and was looking for...

    I had the same problem and was looking for something that looked nice and clean and not bulky. After trying various things, I found some longitudinal wire wrap at J&P Cycles. I bought mine in the...
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    I just installed some. If they are the type with...

    I just installed some. If they are the type with the resonator box extending downward in an odd shape that's different for both sides, they will fit.
  21. Thread: 1100 cam chains

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    I have wondered about this with my 2004 R1150RT. ...

    I have wondered about this with my 2004 R1150RT. I have no way to know if the upgrade was done, but the bike does have a few accessory add ons that suggest the PO knew his stuff. When I first start...
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    If you just loosen them, make sure its enough to...

    If you just loosen them, make sure its enough to equalize the pressure according to the manual. If you don't the higher pressure will evenually blow the seal. I had a shop wrench do this because he...
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    I definitely want in too!

    I definitely want in too!
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    Thanks, I suspected as much. Now you know why I...

    Thanks, I suspected as much. Now you know why I like to do my own work (as if you didn't know already).
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    R1150RT Throttle body question

    I'm doing some general maintenance on my '04 R1150RT and discovered that the vacuum hose identified in the picture is off the nipple on both sides and both are just hanging loose. The bike was...
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