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    Well, we're always just a wee bit on the...

    Well, we're always just a wee bit on the hyper-sensitive side after buttoning that mess back together again - you should've seen me doing slow-speed turns for a while after a pivot bearing...
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    On my GS, the pushrod can be pulled out with a...

    On my GS, the pushrod can be pulled out with a pair of needle nose pliers once the slave cylinder is pulled. Yours is likely the same.

    I guess the question is one of whether or not you can get the...
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    Anything you can do to make the bars suit your...

    Anything you can do to make the bars suit your style of riding is ultimately a good thing, provided you don't introduce a loss of controllability. If you use a tankbag, especially the BMW model,...
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    I rode the 12 and didn't find the changes too...

    I rode the 12 and didn't find the changes too exciting - not that they're not important, just that I didn't get the "gee whiz" factor out of it. I looked at my 1150, looked at the 12, and felt like a...
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    BTW, you can get a lot of movement out of the...

    BTW, you can get a lot of movement out of the battery tray without disconnecting your brake lines from the ABS pump - you just have to pull the battery to get at the rear nuts and then pull the bolts...
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    I'm putting my 1150 back together after a spline...

    I'm putting my 1150 back together after a spline lube - it looks like you can get the distributor and lines out from in front of the air box without too much disassembly... they're clipped into the...
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    Did it a coupla days ago. Steps: 1. Swing past...

    Did it a coupla days ago. Steps:

    1. Swing past Cycle Gear and get some decent - and cheap, at about $6.00 a set - grips. You need two sets, as you'll be using the two throttle grips. Give the...
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    Thanks, Ian - I'm thinking of doing just that,...

    Thanks, Ian - I'm thinking of doing just that, but first I wanted to find out how much taller the Adv screen is over the standard one, as well as how much wider it is... not at the bottom, but the...
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    GS Windscreens: Adv vs standard

    Can anybody tell me the dimension differences between the standard 1150GS windscreen and the Adventure model?
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    Assuming the BT light is green when you take it...

    Assuming the BT light is green when you take it off - :p - have you checked your sensor gaps and such? Also, do you run auxilliary electrical gizmos which could be drawing the battery down a bit?
    ...
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    Wow, Dutch... I read a story over at ADVRider...

    Wow, Dutch... I read a story over at ADVRider from a guy who had the exact same experience :D
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    Vito, that looks a lot like the one parked by my...

    Vito, that looks a lot like the one parked by my GS in front of the Presidio HQ building during the course of the week... that ain't you, is it?
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    No problem, sir. Also check out the OREPAD...

    No problem, sir. Also check out the OREPAD (Oilhead Rocker End Play Adjustment for Dummies), a procedure to carry out during your valve tweaking... it's kind of the obsessive-compulsive way to go and...
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    Extremely (somewhat overly) detailed and rather...

    Extremely (somewhat overly) detailed and rather humorous instructions to be found in the ADVRider Hall of Wisdom's Oilhead Valve Adjustment for Dummies (OVAD) document located at <a...
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    This is with the original (or second hand, in my...

    This is with the original (or second hand, in my case) cat in place... the cat indeed acts as a muffler, and in the parts fiche it's actually called something muffler-esque instead of something...
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    Self-destructing, you mean...

    Self-<i>destructing</i>, you mean...
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    Howdy, Bug. Sounds about the same, though the...

    Howdy, Bug. Sounds about the same, though the triple clamp position looks normal... seems as though they really only changed the rear geometry of the bike.

    She's asking $7500 for it as it's never...
  18. Thread: Shop Manuals

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    A handy - and legal/moral/karmatically correct -...

    A handy - and legal/moral/karmatically correct - resource: <a href="http://www.bmwbobs.com/catalog/2003_catalog/Oil-Head_Parts.pdf">Bob's BMW's Parts Catalog</a>

    Not the complete list for any...
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    You might be very pleasantly surprised by how...

    You might be very pleasantly surprised by how quiet the no-muffler route actually is, Doug. I can't speak specifically to the R, but on my GS it's very nice.

    Try pulling that can off in the garage...
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    ... then again, I'm often surprised at how many...

    ... then again, I'm often surprised at how many BMW owners I run into who DON'T turn wrenches on their own bikes, even for simple things like turn signal bulb replacements.

    Maybe coffee cups and...
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    I had a fleeting thought years ago that if I...

    I had a fleeting thought years ago that if I owned my own dealership, as part of maintaining good relations with a customer I'd include a service manual and parts catalog with a bike purchase -...
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    Good points, Alex. Well, with all the...

    Good points, Alex.

    Well, with all the "standardization" going on between the BMW dealerships, I suppose Motorrad will make it a requirement at some point for them all to submit GPS coordinates...
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    Hm. By that logic, if they charged less, people...

    Hm. By that logic, if they charged less, people would be less likely to make copies of it? Dunno if I agree with that. People make bootleg copies of a $15 boy-band CD to hand out to their friends -...
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    Probably because they know that for every 6 to 10...

    Probably because they know that for every 6 to 10 electronic manuals in use throughout the world at any given time, maybe 1 of them was paid for.
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    Pictures are available at

    Pictures are available at <a href="http://www.clientdatacenter.com/images/f650" target="F650">http://www.clientdatacenter.com/images/f650</a>. I don't think she's keen on the idea of separating them...
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