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    I think its normal

    I've noticed the same thing on my bike but I doubt its anything to worry about. It just wouldn't be a beemer without transmission noises.
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    But pad

    You might want to try some sort of but pad on the seat such as a sheepskin. Hopefully that should solve the problem as well as make riding more enjoyable......tkm
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    Cool new forum

    Just came across this great new forum. Glad to see there is a place for us wedge types to congregate and discuss these fantastic motorcycles. Thanks to all who made this happen, this is one heck of a...
  4. volonteer moderators

    Thanks for the input Don not to mention all the hard work. What is involved in becoming a moderator?. I have a feeling that we shouldn't have too hard a time lining up some victims...Uh moderators...
  5. Do we need a seperate forum for newer K-bikes

    As the owner of an 07 1200 GT I have a hard time finding any threads relating to the newer models and am wondering if separating the new K's from the old might be appropriate at this time......tkm
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    Head light bulbs

    Does anyone know of an easy way of getting to the headlight bulbs on an 07 1200GT? One of my high beams is out and I would like to change the bulb but can't reach it.Thanks...............Peter
  7. Thread: Fuel pump

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    Fuel pump

    My pride and joy, a 07 K1200GT is in the shop with what is described as burned out fuel pump electronics. The bike has 13000 miles on the clock and this is apparently not the first one to come in to...
  8. Thread: z-6 rear tire

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    Tire wear

    I'm on my fifth set of z6's now and 8000 miles is what I've been getting in normal riding. These are good tires predictable all the way to the end.
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    Not uncommon

    Both of my coils went out at about 40k miles and I understand that this is not an uncommon problem, I'm told it happens to the cars too.
  10. Thread: z-6 rear tire

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    Properly inflated and ridden normally a rear Z6...

    Properly inflated and ridden normally a rear Z6 should last 8000 miles or so, maybe 10-11000 miles for the fronts
  11. Touring sheild

    You can try the BMW touring shield it uses exactly the same mounts as the sport shield and offers a little better weather protection. I still get a lot of wind noise but feel no direct wind blast or...
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    Hapyy majority

    Thanks for the comebacks guys and I'm sure glad to be in the happy majority on this issue. My bike is an 04 1150 R which is primarily ridden solo with a light pack but sometimes also with my wife on...
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    Am I just lucky?

    I've been reading posts and articles regarding bmw final drive failures for a while now yet have not encountered a single issue with mine in 55k miles. I change the final drive oil every 6000 miles...
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    Rim issues

    In my case at least the rim is not the least bit out of round nor is their any damage to the bead groove. The upper flange is a little bent outward suggesting a previous ham fisted tire change...
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    My 2 pennies

    You might also check for air leaks around the intake boots as it sounds like your bike is running lean. The bad thing about such problems is that they only manifest themselves after a few miles on...
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    Bent rim

    I just had the rear tire changed and the same problem was noted on my rim. The tech advised me that since the bend did not interfere with the seating of the bead and the wheel is still round it is...
  17. Thread: Air filter

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    Air filter replacemant

    If you remove the tank bolt where it goes through the frame You can lift the tank up 6inches or so. I leave mine propped up with a short piece of 2x4 while I work on the filter and it's housing....
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    Hard starting

    I had very similar problems with mine a while back. Had everything professionally tuned and adjusted, to no avail.Eventually the bike would not start at all and it turns out the coils were the...
  19. Thread: Shocking

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    Shocking

    After 48000 miles the shocks on both ends have pretty much had it. I'm looking for recommendations as to replacing these suspenders. I'm looking at Wilbers and Ohlins shocks and hope that someone out...
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    Transponders

    I keep mine in the tank bag map pocket and it registers at all the bridges. Before that I used a handlebar radar detector mount which worked well enough also but seemed to take up too much space....
  21. Accessories

    Givi top case should be the first on your list. It's an amazing lie versatile big ugly box. Lots of reflective material around it makes you visible from behind. Touring, commuting or just playing...
  22. couplings

    In my experience the stock couplings are a little fragile but should hold up well if handled with care when removing and refitting.
  23. Thread: coils

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    coils

    I too have heard that dealers replace the police coils more often but I'm told thats on account of the cop bikes being left with the engine off but ignition on to power lights and radios and such.
  24. Thread: coils

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    Crappy Coils

    Low quality coils would go a long way towards explaining the failures. Right now I'm running the police type coils with extra suppression and the bike is running as good as ever if not better. I...
  25. Thread: coils

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    bad coils

    I measured mine across the pins with small aligator clip and an OHM meter and found no resistance then I threw the old ones away.l have been told by a couple of dealerships now that this is not an...
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