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    Startron

    This stuff is about 98% naptha according to their MSDS. In other words........ Coleman lantern fuel. I think this is the one. There's another new one out there which is 99% ethylene glycol. That's...
  2. Trace your wiring. The brake lamp gets it's power...

    Trace your wiring. The brake lamp gets it's power from a single output which is controlled by inputs from each brake switch. You should see 12 volts on one lead and some continuity on the other where...
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    Find a socket that slips over the OD of the pipe...

    Find a socket that slips over the OD of the pipe or just inside the ID of the pipe and JB Weld it in place. Then heat the base where it is threaded in and remove it with a cheater bar and extension....
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    As Paul suggests, the model of your bike would be...

    As Paul suggests, the model of your bike would be helpful. If it's a K1200LT then you do need to unlock it to fuel it up. However there is a simple modification you can look up over on bmwlt.com to...
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    "I Had to Lay Her Down"

    AKA.......... I'm lazy and rarely if ever use my front brake properly which results in me "having to lay her down" when I panic and lock up the rear wheel.
  6. You are filling it using the view window inside...

    You are filling it using the view window inside the left side bag, yes?
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    For anyone interested, Rick's 1150RT was showing...

    For anyone interested, Rick's 1150RT was showing a front motor fault. So after a good brake flush he worked up the courage to engage the ABS. First the foot pedal and then the hand lever. From the...
  8. That just happened to be where I found the MSDS....

    That just happened to be where I found the MSDS. I would think it unlikely that he would falsify an MSDS, but I suppose requesting one from the manufacturer would be prudent. Interesting though, what...
  9. Here's the link to the MSDS for K100. ...

    Here's the link to the MSDS for K100.

    http://www.fuel-testers.com/MSDS_K100_MG_Marine_Gas_Treatment.html

    Draw your own conclusions about putting anti-freeze in your gasoline.
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    It is normal for FI pumps to become intermittent...

    It is normal for FI pumps to become intermittent when they are in the beginning stages of failure. It is very possible that as suggested, there was a loose connection or the vibration of removal...
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    Get a gallon of E85 and use that to dissolve the...

    Get a gallon of E85 and use that to dissolve the old varnish.
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    The whites power the heater and allow the O2...

    The whites power the heater and allow the O2 sensor to come online much sooner. One needs to be supplied with switched power and the other goes to ground. A four pole O2 sensor will not work properly...
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    Check to see if your plastic quick connects are...

    Check to see if your plastic quick connects are leaking. Just had to order a good metal set for my 2002 1150RT.
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    The return or relief port is inside the master...

    The return or relief port is inside the master cylinder reservoir. Simply take off the lid and you'll see two holes in the bottom of the reservoir under the fluid. Most likely the second, smaller one...
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    Back to drying the plugs. I replaced the nozzle...

    Back to drying the plugs. I replaced the nozzle on my air gun with a threaded 1/8" barbed fitting and just connect a length of hose to it. Slip the hose into the plug opening and a few seconds later...
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    First, I freely acknowledge I am not normal. ...

    First, I freely acknowledge I am not normal.

    Second, I have a five lane road close to my house which has minimal traffic on it.

    Third, lane markers work very well as a substitute for those...
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    I wrote a bunch of tickets in my time. I also...

    I wrote a bunch of tickets in my time.
    I also let a lot more go.
    Here's the two rules to live by:

    1: It's real hard to talk yourself out of a ticket.

    2: It's real easy to talk yourself into...
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    Over on the LT website one of the members posted...

    Over on the LT website one of the members posted the results of a controlled study which compared all the major penetrating oils vs. the ATF/acetone mix. The home brew won hands down. Yes, acetone...
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    Sounds like you have a bad connection in either...

    Sounds like you have a bad connection in either the wiring or the socket itself. If tapping the lense assembly made the lamp come on then it's very likely the problem is very close to the "tap"....
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    I remember back in the 80s when the vice...

    I remember back in the 80s when the vice president of ABATE here in kansas died in a low speed accident where his front tire/wheel got caught up in the wheel well of a left turning car at about 10...
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    Ask the boys at NAPA to get a good Borg-Warner...

    Ask the boys at NAPA to get a good Borg-Warner bulb out of the box they keep in back. Cost you twice as much. Lasts three times as long.
  22. If you can drum up an air hose or leaf blower...

    If you can drum up an air hose or leaf blower give her a good blow dry. Check your pickup coil, fuses and ignition coil closely as well.
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    Mine used to. I went with a Techlusion which...

    Mine used to. I went with a Techlusion which pretty much fixed it. A meticulous valve adjustment and throttle body set helps too.
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    Go to Home Depot, buy the Ryobi corded drill with...

    Go to Home Depot, buy the Ryobi corded drill with the twelve foot cord and the built-in clutch. It's a wonderful thing.
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    Funny you had the QDs go out first thing. My LT...

    Funny you had the QDs go out first thing. My LT did that 180 miles from home on my first trip. 5/16 double barb and two clamps later back on the road. Then a week later was the pin-hole in the front...
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