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  1. Thread: Harley Recall

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    It must be that BMW now has what they judge to be...

    It must be that BMW now has what they judge to be a stock of non-defective fuel strips as replacements. After all, what's the point of doing a recall to replace defective parts with defective parts?
  2. Thread: Harley Recall

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    Dude, Do you have any line of reasoning that...

    Dude,

    Do you have any line of reasoning that controverts mine? Surely not or you would have written it. But go ahead and "almost" call me a name. You need to be able to take what you dish. And...
  3. Thread: Harley Recall

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    Hey there ClassicVW, If you were paying...

    Hey there ClassicVW,

    If you were paying attention you would know that the Harley ignition issue is likely to occur when a bike has been modified to exceed
    its 5600 RPM red line up to 5800 RPM. ...
  4. Thread: Harley Recall

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    I have ridden plenty of motorcycles without gas...

    I have ridden plenty of motorcycles without gas gauges. And I do not trust any gas gauge on any motorcycle
    or in any airplane I have ever flown.

    I do not understand all of the curmudgeonly...
  5. Thread: Harley Recall

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    Harley Recall

    "The motorcycle would stall while riding, increasing the risk of a crash," the agency (NHTSA) said.

    Sounds like what could happen if you ran out of fuel due to an erroneous fuel level reading as a...
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    Shop in Southwest Ohio for a GS

    Anybody have any hexhead GS mechanic recommendations in the Cincinnati area? Tired of going to Louisville and Columbus.
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    There is an accessory store (helmets, boots,...

    There is an accessory store (helmets, boots, jackets, gloves, etc.) in Cincinnati called Sport Tour. There is
    no dealer in Cincinnati but there are two shops that I know of - Cadre Cycle and...
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    My fourth strip was installed in December of 2012...

    My fourth strip was installed in December of 2012 and it's lasted by far the longest of all of them.
  9. Alright, well this is the last time I'll buy BMW...

    Alright, well this is the last time I'll buy BMW branded oil and filter from the dealer. I am also not cool with
    the $63 tab for four quarts and a filter+washer. $10.99 per quart? Seriously? And...
  10. R1200GS - New Viscosity Recommendation from BMW?

    BMW hexhead viscosity recommendation used to be 20W50 full synthetic right? Dealer sold me 15W50 last weekend with the caviat
    that BMW has apparently changed OEMs again. Anybody else? Just...
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    Wonder I don't get recall letters...

    My '09 1200GS is on the list and I still haven't received the letter. Never got one for the brake line
    recall either; that was caught a year after the fact when I took the bike in for service.
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    Hilarious. I thought the same thing about the...

    Hilarious. I thought the same thing about the "better made motorcycle" line. Them's definitely fightin' words.
  13. Learned something new about my GS this week

    Learned that if the adjusting screw on the clutch lever somehow works its way all the way in, you will think that your clutch
    is on its last legs.
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    So can you renew BMW Roadside after the original...

    So can you renew BMW Roadside after the original factory warranty has ended? I am two years out of factory warranty and
    have AAA Plus with the "RV" (motorcycle included) option, but the BMW option...
  15. They will cover the strip and replacement labor...

    They will cover the strip and replacement labor for 24 months. If you are living well, the first one or two or three will
    fail within the original 3/36 period and then subsequent strips will fail...
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    I am no fan of CR mainly because the products...

    I am no fan of CR mainly because the products they review are most often long out of production by the time you
    read the magazine. That being said, it's hard to argue with their conclusion on...
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    My 2009 manual says that "BMW Motorrad recommends...

    My 2009 manual says that "BMW Motorrad recommends not using synthetic oils for the first 6,000 miles". The very
    next sentence says, "Ask your BMW Motorrad retailer for engine oils suitable for your...
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    Hey Bennie - I'm in Cincinnati too. Curious to...

    Hey Bennie - I'm in Cincinnati too. Curious to know what your favorite coffee/breakfast shop is.

    - Cliff
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    I once found a dangling connector like that on my...

    I once found a dangling connector like that on my '09 GS (after getting home from my first fuel strip replacement) and it turned out that it was supposed to be connected to the fuel tank breather...
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    Sticky: Poll: Number 5 installed this week. Maybe this one is...

    Number 5 installed this week. Maybe this one is the one.
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    Well I suppose that would be any twin with...

    Well I suppose that would be any twin with engines less that 200HP, such as a Seminole or a Duchess.
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    Hey Guys - Just ran across this thread. I'm...

    Hey Guys - Just ran across this thread. I'm leave within the city of Cincinnati and although I am crazy busy at work and have little kids in the house, I'd like to see what I could do to help the...
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    Sticky: Poll: 2009 r1200GS and the fourth one just quit.

    2009 r1200GS and the fourth one just quit.
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    Would that it be so. BMW - Please do the right...

    Would that it be so.

    BMW - Please do the right thing and fix this. Please do the right thing simply because it is the right thing to do.
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    I read the same thing Ponch did. On page 114...

    I read the same thing Ponch did.

    On page 114 of the October, 2012 issue of ON author Bill Dragoo summarizes remarks made by BMW North America VP Hans Blesse during the Sedalia Ralley:

    "He also...
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