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    Torque settings?

    Specifically, the 23-32 Nm spec is for hexheads, but likely applies to others.

    24 Nm is also a common BMW automotive oil drain plug (and filter cap) torque spec.
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    The BMW RepROM calls for oil drain plug torque to...

    The BMW RepROM calls for oil drain plug torque to be applied in two steps (to avert over-torque). Initial torque 23 Nm, final torque 32 Nm. Filter is indeed 11 Nm.

    A BMW master technician that I...
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    Sticky: http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/13/gynetusa.jpg...

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/13/gynetusa.jpg
    Fall colors in Corvallis, Oregon.
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    I used an outlet and wiring from Powerlet for...

    I used an outlet and wiring from Powerlet for both front and rear outlets on our 09R1200RT to an Eastern Beaver fuse block. No cutting of factory wires.
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    What didn't see in the poll was a choice for...

    What didn't see in the poll was a choice for those that use forum readers (like Tapatalk) to access the forum. I suppose that you could browse with a reader without being logged in, but one of the...
  6. Thread: Tire Mystery

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    Tire Mystery

    That's a stripe of conductive rubber that Michelin moulds into the tire to discharge the build up of static electricity.

    Read more here:
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  7. Thread: Metzler Z8

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    Our 09R12RT came with Z6s and we started running...

    Our 09R12RT came with Z6s and we started running Z8s when they became available. I found that the Z8s handled much better in wet and dry conditions.

    The wear bars a slightly better for reading...
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    Ted Porter's BeemerShop sells and services the...

    Ted Porter's BeemerShop sells and services the Wilbers WESA system in California. Cost is about $1400. Highly reputable and many other brands options available. It's also the place to pick up a...
  9. Pad wear limit (rear. 1mm): 3 rings visible...

    Pad wear limit (rear. 1mm): 3 rings visible Brake-pad thickness min. 75%, 2 rings visible Brake-pad thickness min. 50%, 1 ring visible Brake-pad thickness 50-25%, No ring visible Replace brake pad.
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    This is the only solution that I've seen to add...

    This is the only solution that I've seen to add pillion armrests to the 49L topcase. Yet, they don't appear to be available for sale.

    http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showpost.php?p=293738&postcount=8...
  11. Thread: gs-911 clone

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    Using your mobile device's WiFi (or Bluetooth)...

    Using your mobile device's WiFi (or Bluetooth) antenna doesn't mean that you are connected to the Internet. Using WiFi to talk between your mobile device and the yet-to-be-released GS-911 doesn't...
  12. Thread: gs-911 clone

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    ^^^ I should have said this to indicate the...

    ^^^ I should have said this to indicate the independence from Windows or Apple. Instead of device independent, I meant platform independent. But, this description captures it best.

    Stephan has...
  13. Thread: gs-911 clone

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    The new version will use WiFi. So, it is device...

    The new version will use WiFi. So, it is device independent (Windows, Mac, or phones with WiFi).
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    Talking to the same reps at the rally, I learned...

    Talking to the same reps at the rally, I learned that the Z8 is also a dual-compound tire in the rear (and single, softer compound in front). That's a change from the Z6 Interact that was a single...
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    After going through a pair of inexpensive amber...

    After going through a pair of inexpensive amber LED wedge bulbs from Autozone, I got a pair of these from PIAA:...
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    Of those options, I would suggest the Alsea Hwy...

    Of those options, I would suggest the Alsea Hwy (34) from Waldport to just west of Philomath where you'll turn north (heading west slightly on 20), then through Kings Valley (223) to Dallas, then...
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    Here's a note that helps me remember... ...

    Here's a note that helps me remember...

    Headlight Adjustment:
    13mm, clockwise turns adjust beam higher (clockwise=up counterclockwise=down)
    The lever is at about 2 o'clock from the left side low...
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    Here is the manufacturer link to tap into the...

    Here is the manufacturer link to tap into the 194-style bulb socket: http://www.electricalconnection.com/wire-harnesses/02350.htm

    Cheers!
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    The front parking light wire is a popular option....

    The front parking light wire is a popular option. I don't believe that it is part of the CAN-bus and therefore won't trigger any faults (there are adapters available that plug into the bulb socket...
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    Your symptoms sound like the bike is running...

    Your symptoms sound like the bike is running lean. "They all do that." I've heard that some use a Boosterplug or similar to trick the bike into a richer mixture during acceleration. If you search for...
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    How to organize panniers on R1200RT ('08)?

    We use Kathy's liners in the side-cases and 49L top-case, along with the BMW tank-bag. For solo camping, I use Seal Line waterproof bags (http://cascadedesigns.com/sealline) for extra capacity tied...
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    Oregonians - Speed Advice

    In Oregon, the only speed posted above 55 mph on any road is on non-urban sections of I-5, I-205, and I-84 (either 60 or 65 mph). Elsewhere, the speed is set by the 85th-percentile speed of motorists...
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    2008 R1200RT electrics question

    Wiring accessories directly to the battery through a fuse (or through a fuse block to allow for more accessories - either always powered or switched with the ignition) is the way to bypass the...
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    Based on the size of the wire, it must be pretty...

    Based on the size of the wire, it must be pretty low. 1 amp, maybe? Searching for GPS current draw suggests that the draw is less than an amp.
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    2008 R1200GS - what is this plug ?

    Yes, if it's a low-current accessory. I used it (with a repair connector) as a trigger wire for a fuse bock (from Eastern Beaver) to power other accessories.

    This post gives the BMW part number...
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