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    Did the trip last september after labor day, one...

    Did the trip last september after labor day, one of the best trips ever. Did it counterclockwise from east to west. No traffic to speak of, great scenary, nice people. Check out Mackinaw Bridge,...
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    Kenk, I sure did not come here to be your...

    Kenk,
    I sure did not come here to be your friend.
    If you owned this site I would understand your statement but you DO NOT. I see you went to great extend to investigate me and my posts. Are you...
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    [QUOTE=460Jetboat;511729]JingDog maybe you should...

    [QUOTE=460Jetboat;511729]JingDog maybe you should go find yourself a honda forum to sing praises in.
    Shoot, maybe since tomorrow is sunday you could find a honda choir to sing in.

    In my opinion...
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    Thanks Paul. I'm using moly now and will use...

    Thanks Paul.

    I'm using moly now and will use in my fd.



    I believe BMW did not recommend using any lube on the tranny splines either, some did , some did not. Can not say for sure dry...
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    Paul, When I had my R1150RT, I also used Moly...

    Paul,

    When I had my R1150RT, I also used Moly gear oil additive. I do not have a beemer anymore, instead I have ST1300 and I'm still using the same additive in final drive. I added 3%-5% ( of 1...
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    Owned an '04RT, great performance, handling,...

    Owned an '04RT, great performance, handling, tranny but those wizzy power assisted brakes I could do without. Late '90's 1100 would be my choice if I was looking for one again. Till this day, I...
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    Any brands of bikes welcomed or beemers only ??? ...

    Any brands of bikes welcomed or beemers only ??? Date ...?
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    Will be traveling there on sep. 7 of this year...

    Will be traveling there on sep. 7 of this year for few days, I hope it's not snowing by that time.
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    You're not the only one thinking like this....

    You're not the only one thinking like this.
    Unfortunatly, pre '06 models have more issues than newer ones. 20k spline inspection ??? I do not think BMW even included spline lube in their maint....
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    I'll get on the conversation here since I had...

    I'll get on the conversation here since I had both, '04 r1150rt and '06 st1300. Had an rt for over a year and 12k miles, what can I say, if I went only by the looks, I would of kept the rt, however...
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    I don't think I'm missing a point. I do...

    I don't think I'm missing a point. I do understand getting flat tire etc., it happens on the bike, any bike or a car alike, but to plan for a major breakdown and almost to expect it tells me alot...
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    WOW, I'm reading these massages and wonder. At...

    WOW,
    I'm reading these massages and wonder. At one time, BMW most reliable bikes made, now with longer drive in mind, have to be concern with carrying spare parts, wow. I better start carry FD as...
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    I did take my wheels of this summer to have the...

    I did take my wheels of this summer to have the new tires installed also on 04 RT. Removed all three calipers and was very carefull putting wheels back on. Everything worked OK. In your case I would...
  14. You got big balls taking on project like that. I...

    You got big balls taking on project like that. I love picture of your bike and stories, keep them coming. Someday I also would like to get project going like that, to learn a lot in the process and...
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    Poll: http://bmwfinaldrive.com/fd_failure_list.php

    http://bmwfinaldrive.com/fd_failure_list.php
  16. Thread: r1150 rt 04

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    You can also adjust the seat hight. My has three...

    You can also adjust the seat hight. My has three positions I can choose from.
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    There are few differences between 04 and the...

    There are few differences between 04 and the earlier ones. 04 has twin spark plug heads and linked breaks. Twin sparks eliminate surging, linked breaks, some people like them, some don't. My bike has...
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    Check your idle speed, it should be above 1100,...

    Check your idle speed, it should be above 1100, preferably 1200. You'll notice smother shifts.
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    Since you have no spark, it could be a hall...

    Since you have no spark, it could be a hall sensor or a bad coil. Actually there are two hall sensors mounted on on e plate. One for the sparks and other for fuel injectors. Few days ago I had...
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    I checked the spark plugs and there is a good...

    I checked the spark plugs and there is a good spark, I think with hall sensor being bad I would not get a spark.
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    04 RT starting problem

    Here it is, wanted to go for a ride today, put all my gear on and bike won't start.
    It does turn over, fuel pump goes on, it is in neutral, kill switch is on "run" and nothing. Pulled spark plug...
  22. On 2004 RT, how many pairs of connectors would...

    On 2004 RT, how many pairs of connectors would there be (I take it would be two) and what are the fuel line size 1/4", 3/16" etc.
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    I experienced same thing with my bridgestones on...

    I experienced same thing with my bridgestones on my RT. Should it be replaced or it can go few more miles? It only happened to rear tire.
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    You'll love it. I also have an '04 RT, as a...

    You'll love it. I also have an '04 RT, as a matter affect same color as well. Got it last year and put 7k miles, it is great.
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    Since we're on tranny subject, '04 rt with 15k...

    Since we're on tranny subject, '04 rt with 15k miles, should I use synthetic oil like castrol GL5 or stick with bmw GL5, same for FD drive.
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