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    Went for a ride down the coast today with AFR at...

    Went for a ride down the coast today with AFR at 12.6:1 and it was difficult to tell much difference from 12.8 but did seem to run and idle about as smooth as you could ask for much like a multi...
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    I should also say that all 800 miles were on two...

    I should also say that all 800 miles were on two lane roads at around 60 - 65 mph all in 5th gear so revs were always in the 4K range. Lots of 25 mph curves with temps 80 to 95 degrees with...
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    Just got done with an 850 mile trip and mpg came...

    Just got done with an 850 mile trip and mpg came in at 41.6 mpg. Before, at 13.8 AFR, mpg was 43 so I didn't loose much. I think with this rich setting I simply didn't open the throttle as much to...
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    Hi HW, take your laptop out to the garage and...

    Hi HW, take your laptop out to the garage and give 12.8:1 AFR a try and tell us what you think.
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    I kind of liked the idea of simply buying an...

    I kind of liked the idea of simply buying an Odyssey charger to maintain an AGM battery so that you are only using the motorcycle alternator output to maintain what amounts to a float charge on the...
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    Hi HW, Speaking of the LC-1, I recently set my...

    Hi HW,
    Speaking of the LC-1, I recently set my AFR to 12.8:1 on my '04 1150 and all I can say is..OMG! She's a keeper now.:clap
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    Morning HW, We plan on making your rally as...

    Morning HW,
    We plan on making your rally as well.

    Jim
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    Matthew Parkhouse and/or Oak Okleshen. Oak, as...

    Matthew Parkhouse and/or Oak Okleshen. Oak, as most of you know, is the ABC (Airheads Beemer Club) Technical Consultant as well as "Friend of the Marque". Oak is the main reason I joined the ABC. ...
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    Oops, I stand corrected. It was a Panasonic...

    Oops, I stand corrected. It was a Panasonic LC-X1220P that I installed in the 1150RT.
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    Hi Wanderer, Yes, I see your point. I recently...

    Hi Wanderer,
    Yes, I see your point. I recently installed a Panasonic LC-X1228P in my 1150 and hope I get your results. In the case of the 1150RT with the difficulty in checking the condition of a...
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    Well, if it had a single sided swing arm with two...

    Well, if it had a single sided swing arm with two shocks and no electronic adjusted suspension..I'm just saying.
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    OK, ordered the Yuasa 53030 from Amazon for $91...

    OK, ordered the Yuasa 53030 from Amazon for $91 and free shipping. My battery box measures 7-4/16" long inside at the base while the 53030 is 7-7/16" long but I think that's measured at the top...
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    battery??

    OK, I must be maybe getting a little senile but I could swear I once installed a Yuasa 53030 liquid cell battery in my '79 R100T that I used to own. Now I have an '81 R100RT that needs a new battery...
  14. Thanks Doug, donation made.

    Thanks Doug, donation made.
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    plug wire resistance test

    Evening all,
    I can't remember what the measured resistance is supposed to be when measuring from spark plug cap to cap. My '81RT has stock coils and plug wires. I get 18K ohms and it seems to me...
  16. I wouldn't bet much on the shock being the only...

    I wouldn't bet much on the shock being the only problem. After reading these and other forums since I bought my oilhead (new '04) I would expect problems and some could be very expensive as well. ...
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    Without the ECU ignition with proper timing would...

    Without the ECU ignition with proper timing would be a challenge I would think.
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    How interesting, a set of 100mm Bings on an...

    How interesting, a set of 100mm Bings on an oilhead. Might work pretty good on an R1100 with the 2.2 ECU but might be not so good with the 2.4 ECU mainly because the 2.4 needs to see that O2 sensor...
  19. And how many cars have you ever seen or heard of...

    And how many cars have you ever seen or heard of that strip their input shaft splines? Come to think of it most cars today have auto trans anyway.:wave
  20. I can definitely say that I will never buy a BMW...

    I can definitely say that I will never buy a BMW again. I have a very interested buyer for my '04RT that has 45K one owner miles that has never once been to a dealer for service not even the 600...
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    I bought a Rick Mayer saddle for my '04RT in '05...

    I bought a Rick Mayer saddle for my '04RT in '05 and one year later replaced it with a Russell Day Long and never looked back. IMO the Mayer seat was no better, nor worse, than the OEM seat. I even...
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    Well, here's one for you...just received the June...

    Well, here's one for you...just received the June issue of BMW/ON and I see that on Thursday July 24 none other than Rick Mayer is scheduled to deliver a seminar at 3:15PM at the MOA International...
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    One more thing, my '04 is not a hex head and I...

    One more thing, my '04 is not a hex head and I don't own a hex head and have no experience with the beasts. I do believe the FD problem with oil heads had to do with proper shimming of the carrier...
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    First, to clear the zip tie thing up I was not...

    First, to clear the zip tie thing up I was not referring to the new water cooled machines. The comparison was between my '04RT and my '94RSL. Second, my '81RT has a double sided swing arm with the...
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    About the last thing I would ever do is buy one...

    About the last thing I would ever do is buy one of the new water cooled bikes from BMW in the first year of production and probably not in the first 3 years just to be safe. You know the rubber boot...
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