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    Actually that looks like the fill plug to me, at...

    Actually that looks like the fill plug to me, at just the right level. That's not to say that you might be expected to somehow suck the fluid out of that same hole, but I think that is where it'd go...
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    Mine got repaired by the PO last year, same year...

    Mine got repaired by the PO last year, same year and model bike and not very many miles, either. He fought BMW and got them to cover it somehow.
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    It seems to me you just need a longer lever arm...

    It seems to me you just need a longer lever arm on the center stand so your weight stepping down will do more of the work and your associated lifting effort will be significantly less. I think a...
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    Good suggestion and it won't hurt for keeping...

    Good suggestion and it won't hurt for keeping injectors clean.
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    Is that the Techron fuel treatment you're...

    Is that the Techron fuel treatment you're speaking of? The one that, if it has the BMW label, costs 2-3 X as much?
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    FPC is my guess, or some other electrical system....

    FPC is my guess, or some other electrical system.
    When mine went it was intermittent for a start and run cycle before it died completely. The starting fluid squirt which Rob suggested to me, as...
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    If you're willing to spend $100 every year or...

    If you're willing to spend $100 every year or couple years, spend a few percent more and buy an Odyssey every year or couple years and still have a better battery that you can then sell or give to a...
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    The Odyssey AGM has specific charging...

    The Odyssey AGM has specific charging requirements and that information can be found on their web site with some digging. They list the recommended chargers which are adequate to properly charge the...
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    Pete, I respectfully disagree. What the...

    Pete, I respectfully disagree. What the suggestions above are talking about are in-the-ear plugs that eliminate or greatly reduce background sound while, in some cases, allowing music or intercom...
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    WOW, you must have a lot faster bike than mine! I...

    WOW, you must have a lot faster bike than mine! I can't seem to get mine to accelerate out of the present, even with ethanol-free premium gas, and you're cruising around 7 months into the future. ...
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    Yes, it is OK to connect the charger directly to...

    Yes, it is OK to connect the charger directly to the battery while it is installed, and I recommend it.
    As for chargers, I recommend one that does charging specifically for AGM, like the battery...
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    This brings up a good question I've wondered...

    This brings up a good question I've wondered about myself. If AGM batteries like the Odyssey want a little higher charging voltage, and gel batteries like BMW's Exide gel OEM battery have to have a...
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    I am a fan of Odyssey AGM batteries after having...

    I am a fan of Odyssey AGM batteries after having had BMW Exide gel failures after 1 year of age. If you're at the point in life where you can afford whatever you want, I understand your frugal nature...
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    Curious if all of you with BMW gel batteries use...

    Curious if all of you with BMW gel batteries use gel specific chargers.

    Also, wondering if all of you with AGM batteries like Odyssey use AGM specific chargers.

    Everybody has opinions...:)
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    My BMW charger which came with my new to me bike...

    My BMW charger which came with my new to me bike a couple weeks ago requires no special rituals. Key can be on, off, or removed. Sometimes it takes a little while for the charger circuitry to settle...
  16. FIXED :twirl I must admit I checked the mail...

    FIXED :twirl

    I must admit I checked the mail box three times today, anxious for the part to come from MAX. They shipped USPS with online tracking so I knew it was out for delivery.
    The bike...
  17. Yes Rob, starting fluid is such an easy test, and...

    Yes Rob, starting fluid is such an easy test, and much cheaper than a GS 911, :) but having both just adds to the well stocked garage. It does come with the o-ring gasket, which I will coat with some...
  18. Which part number do I want? "fuel pump,...

    Which part number do I want? "fuel pump, electronic" commonly known as fuel pump controller
    16147720777
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    16147720776

    There is a $30 price difference (for the black paint??) and I want to be...
  19. Today I got out of work a little earlier than I...

    Today I got out of work a little earlier than I expected, and found my new GS911 waiting in the mail box. Not bad, 2 days from CA. I had picked up some starting fluid on the way home, too.
    After...
  20. I did NOT cut off the connector. So maybe my...

    I did NOT cut off the connector. So maybe my bypass was not sufficient.
    I have some electrical connector parts and I will make 2 pins to mate to the fuel pump, completely bypassing the FPC. Then...
  21. racer 7, looking at the parts online, it looks...

    racer 7, looking at the parts online, it looks like I could buy just the pump for around $350 from Max, yet you suggest I must buy the whole assembly. Is there something I'm missing?
    Jim
  22. I've had this thread posted for just over 2 whole...

    I've had this thread posted for just over 2 whole days now and I've already received really good tutoring and advice and sincere offers of help. That is pretty impressive, and makes me feel good...
  23. Thanks for the last two replies. I've been busy...

    Thanks for the last two replies. I've been busy at work and I probably won't have more time to troubleshoot before this weekend at the earliest, but by then my new GS911 will be here. (I bit the...
  24. I just ran Google Maps, it is about 1500 miles...

    I just ran Google Maps, it is about 1500 miles and 22 hours.

    I'll buy you breakfast! :) Or dinner. Or both!

    Just let me know what time to expect you, haha.
  25. I did, Steve. No difference.

    I did, Steve. No difference.
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