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  1. Did you measure the battery voltage while it was...

    Did you measure the battery voltage while it was being charged and while the engine was running? That is a start.

    Since you asked, I would not bother with a solar panel battery conditioner. Just...
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    I've noticed quite a big difference in the use of...

    I've noticed quite a big difference in the use of warning signs between Europe and North America.

    There was actually a law suit filed by a German motorcyclist who had a bad accident due to road...
  3. It bows inwards slightly even with the stock...

    It bows inwards slightly even with the stock muffler.

    All you have to do is remove the fender (or do this with the fender in place), heat the inner side of the plastic fender with a heat gun,...
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    Nahhh, they saw you; they just didn't like you....

    Nahhh, they saw you; they just didn't like you. :laugh

    Having eye to eye contact is hundreds of times more useful than not having any.
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    If the government is short of money, there is...

    If the government is short of money, there is soooo much money to be made handing out tickets/fines to drivers not following rules in manuals.

    I also have a beef with tinted windows amongst all...
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    So what, they have to assume responsibility for...

    So what, they have to assume responsibility for their actions.

    The old "I didn't see you" excuse is wearing thin. If they didn't see them, then they should be off the road.




    OK, so if I...
  7. Same here....mind you I joined the year after I...

    Same here....mind you I joined the year after I got my GS.

    But don't feel bad. I've been a member non-stop since 1992 and a few months ago, I noticed that I wasn't receiving my BMWMOA Owners News....
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    Another great ride, Rin and another milestone in...

    Another great ride, Rin and another milestone in that it was my 20th year in a row riding there and I'm still not bored of the place. This year, I added Denmark to my list and Skagen as the...
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    Chances are you are having other issues and not...

    Chances are you are having other issues and not battery issues.

    And your battery isn't putting a load on your electrical system...your electrical devices are. Even at idle, I charge at 13.9 V.
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    It might be Anton, but why have they failed?...

    It might be Anton, but why have they failed? Abuse in the past?

    Sort of like why batteries fail prematurely...there is usually a reason.
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    I remember there being a recall for under-crimped...

    I remember there being a recall for under-crimped Otiker crimp clamps. Some leaked fuel for that reason, probably only on the pressure side, although not in my case even though I could rotate my QDs.
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    That is what I've always said shortly after...

    That is what I've always said shortly after reading about these QD issues ages ago.

    It did't take me long to figure out that new O-rings were needed every time these connectors are split or too...
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    Fuel Line Quick Disconnects - Finally!

    Well after 11 years, I finally got around to replacing those "so-called" junk and often read about plastic OEM fuel line quick disconnects on my 2003 GS Adventure that I've owned since day-one.
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  14. I've got more pics of the rebuild which I will...

    I've got more pics of the rebuild which I will post some info, when time permits.
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    Harry, that is a new car. :laugh I would expect a...

    Harry, that is a new car. :laugh I would expect a car to be problem-free for at least 7 or 8 years other than brakes.

    I look at long term. For example, I owned my Honda that I bought new for 15...
  16. Is there any reason why it can't be installed and...

    Is there any reason why it can't be installed and located on the starter cover as it is on my R1150 GS Adventure?
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  17. By the way, this is a pic of all the parts that...

    By the way, this is a pic of all the parts that make up a Valeo D6RA75 starter...

    http://edelweiss.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Technical-Stuff/BMW-R1150-GS-Valeo-Starter/i-2bb9mx7/0/XL/IMG_5564-XL.jpg
  18. An update to my Valeo starter which I rebuilt...

    An update to my Valeo starter which I rebuilt last weekend.

    The starter was completely disassembled and all parts were cleaned with gas to remove any old grease and then washed with my favourite...
  19. The solenoid cavity actually has a thin sheet of...

    The solenoid cavity actually has a thin sheet of polished stainless steel inserted into it so that rust cannot form and the solenoid plunger is plated as well.
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    I know the feeling. Sounds like my first new car,...

    I know the feeling. Sounds like my first new car, an '81 Ford Mustang which I sold 17 months after buying it. Second and last American car I've ever owned. You gots to wonder why they needed...
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    I was wondering the same thing when I read...

    I was wondering the same thing when I read racer7's post and replied.

    You might ask him as well. I just don't put up with BS when someone makes some comment about a nutcase leader when they have...
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    It being "free", I take it it was old and run...

    It being "free", I take it it was old and run down when you got it.



    Hell, look what Bush sold you on...a bunch of lies and massive debt. :stick
  23. Sounds great, till that controller module goes....

    Sounds great, till that controller module goes. There is nothing wrong with that or fuel infection; works great when it does, till it goes south.

    I guess I am hanging onto my airheads and oil...
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    Certainly better that what the big 4 had to offer...

    Certainly better that what the big 4 had to offer at the time...late 50s to early 70s. We never had a problem.
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    It being a new car, I checked the oil every 1K to...

    It being a new car, I checked the oil every 1K to 2K kilometers and it was still at the MAX mark when I changed the oil at 9140 km (5680 miles).

    I've done some preventative maintenance like...
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