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    I have 185,000 miles on my original front wheel...

    I have 185,000 miles on my original front wheel bearings on my LT. I always use a torque wrench when I re-install the tire & wheel so I don't over torque the axle.
  2. On springs that have coils closer to each other...

    On springs that have coils closer to each other on one end that end should always go to the end that does not move. On forks or shocks it would go on the top side. On a valve spring in a cylinder...
  3. I don't worry about it one bit.

    I don't worry about it one bit.
  4. I've rebuilt almost 50 final drives & all but a...

    I've rebuilt almost 50 final drives & all but a few had excessive preload from the factory. The few that had the proper preload from the factory had no bearing damage after I cut the bearings apart....
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    The clutch in my 2004 LT lasted 180,000 miles....

    The clutch in my 2004 LT lasted 180,000 miles. The clutch in my 2000 Lt has 93,000 miles on it & it still feels like new.
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    I would rather see this post as a permanent...

    I would rather see this post as a permanent sticky to warn others about what I think should have some kind of criminal charges brought against him.
  7. I was under the impression that the leaking water...

    I was under the impression that the leaking water pumps was no big deal & you could still ride with it leaking. :scratch
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    I use $100 battery's available at any auto part...

    I use $100 battery's available at any auto part store for both of my LT's & replace them every 24 to 30 months.
  9. I always wave & most wave back, Anybody know what...

    I always wave & most wave back, Anybody know what the wave means ?.
  10. They are ABS plastic. You can get two part epoxy...

    They are ABS plastic. You can get two part epoxy for ABS at most auto part stores.
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    If it is a fine powder it should be fine. If...

    If it is a fine powder it should be fine. If there are any flakes at all it could also be that they are flakes from the original bearing failure. I have rebuilt about 50 of those final drives &...
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    I eat & drink what I like. I sleep 3 to 5 hours a...

    I eat & drink what I like. I sleep 3 to 5 hours a day. I'm on my feet or riding most of the time I'm awake. Very seldom do I sit & do nothing.
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    On long rides requiring fuel every 250 miles I...

    On long rides requiring fuel every 250 miles I usually stay on the bike for three fuel stops. I still put it on the side stand though while fueling. I try to get off & back on the highway in under 5...
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    I rode every day but one last year & I hope to...

    I rode every day but one last year & I hope to make it 100% this year. So far this winter has been the worst. My normal 45 minute commute home took 1 hour & 15 minutes in a snow storm 1 1/2 weeks ago...
  15. Thread: Max BMW

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    Is Max BMW still owned by the Penske Automotive...

    Is Max BMW still owned by the Penske Automotive Group ?.
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    It is actually Geoff Bodine (NASCAR driver & team...

    It is actually Geoff Bodine (NASCAR driver & team owner) that started the Bo-Dyn Sleds in 1992. Bo-Dyn sleds took gold & bronze medals at the 2010 Olympics. There looking fast this year too.
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    I have a few of the 30mm custom made cutout...

    I have a few of the 30mm custom made cutout sockets left over from a group buy. They are impact sockets, CNC milled, deburred & nickel plated. Our cost was 35$ plus shipping.
  18. Thread: Dynabeads

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    With dynabeads you should check the pressure with...

    With dynabeads you should check the pressure with the valve stem at the 4 or 8 o'clock position to avoid the beads getting in the valve.
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    Just like what Paul said if it happens to break a...

    Just like what Paul said if it happens to break a long way from a dealer your screwed. I spent a fair amount of time trying to find out if the belt was available from any parts store. It is a custom...
  20. Here is the worst hit I ever had. It was about...

    Here is the worst hit I ever had. It was about 5:00 am on my way to work on a two lane 55 mph HWY. I saw a big white object come off of a flatbed truck going the opposite direction in a corner. I...
  21. Too many to mention I wouldn't know where to...

    Too many to mention I wouldn't know where to start.
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    I just plug, ride & never think about it again.

    I just plug, ride & never think about it again.
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    Reason To Mark Your Driveshaft

    I just installed the third driveshaft in my 2004 LT. The bike has 180,000 miles on it & I just replaced the first clutch. I replaced the original driveshaft a few years ago with a used shaft when the...
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    Welcome to the asylum. We have a local BMW club...

    Welcome to the asylum. We have a local BMW club in the Charlotte area. Carolinas BMW Motorcycles Owners Association #220. We meet for breakfast two times each month at the Light Rail Restaurant 8045...
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    I have seen some of the inlet manifolds with...

    I have seen some of the inlet manifolds with cracks in them. The last R1100 I worked on the left side had several cracks in the manifold & the right still looked like new.
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