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    I've gone through 2 BMW lead acids and two...

    I've gone through 2 BMW lead acids and two Panasonic/WestCos...not happy that none of them lasted more than 2-3 years...and I'm a daily rider.

    Similar to my car/truck, I presume a lead-acid...
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    Sorry to hear about your issue. Some folks like...

    Sorry to hear about your issue.
    Some folks like the Odyssey...
    http://www.lmrbatteries.com/powersport.html

    I like the Bikemaster 53030......
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    This happens more often than you think... I...

    This happens more often than you think...

    I ended up sistering the bracket with a sheet metal sleeve that I riveted to the original bracket that held the instrument cluster at the other end...
    ...
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    I think the newer ones were made by VDO.

    I think the newer ones were made by VDO.
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    I kept the stock springs as well and played...

    I kept the stock springs as well and played around with fork oil until I found the weight and brand I liked. I replaced the rear with a YSS, and I believe it to be a nice improvement to the...
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    Todd, If you want...I can mail you these...

    Todd,

    If you want...I can mail you these brackets to refab and resell to the K community. I bet you can weld a nice set to stick a fuel cell on either side that can pump into the main tank when...
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    Nice work...looks like you used a similar weld...

    Nice work...looks like you used a similar weld point to mine...

    http://www.motoedde.com/PicasaAlbums/Ulaan_Baatar/target23.html

    This can hold about 2.5 gallons per side...depending on the...
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    I share the same theory and use this... ...

    I share the same theory and use this...

    http://www.castrol.com/castrol/sectiongenericarticle.do?categoryId=9022114&contentId=7040925
  9. First, I would ask your wife what chick flick she...

    First, I would ask your wife what chick flick she would enjoy and rent it.

    Then I would take the tank into the living room and while watching, use a utility knife blade to scrape away as much of...
  10. Just got back from the RA rally...and ended up...

    Just got back from the RA rally...and ended up putting ~700+ miles on it. Didn't seem to have an issue.
    So I think I might just keep it in there and let my friend use mine for a few more weeks...
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    Another data point to consider. I had a similar...

    Another data point to consider.
    I had a similar issue a few years back on several ME-88s...but I rode the tires out. When I adjusted my inflation on the next couple sets of ME88s, that issue no...
  12. I dunno about PB blaster and how it could impact...

    I dunno about PB blaster and how it could impact the innards of the pump. I trust WD40 to be not as lethal as PB Blaster....but I am experimenting.

    After sitting for 24+ hrs, we connected the...
  13. Depending on what caused your fuel pump to die,...

    Depending on what caused your fuel pump to die, you might be able to resurrect your failed one.

    A buddy of mine just bought a K1100 who's fuel pump was making a real loud sound before it died....
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    What may have happened is that the mounting...

    What may have happened is that the mounting bracket has worn due to the vibration and you are seeing pronation in the bag. Look at the mounting bracket and you should see one spot of excessive wear...
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    I believe they are...per Beemer Boneyard's...

    I believe they are...per Beemer Boneyard's adverts...

    http://www.beemerboneyard.com/cotr.html

    IMHO...It might be cheaper to pick up a used transmission than having the input spline shaft...
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    Aside from Works, Ohlins and Wilbers...there is...

    Aside from Works, Ohlins and Wilbers...there is YSS....about $3-400.

    I bought one several years back while travelling, and have nothing but good things to say.

    You can pick one up from Tom...
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    In your earlier post you mentioned that your...

    In your earlier post you mentioned that your front was at 34psi and the rear was 40psi...


    If you load up the bike, most of the load is supported by the rear...increasing the tire pressure on the...
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    Having met Helge while on tour in...

    Having met Helge while on tour in Kyrgyzstan...he's quite the mechanic. I'm sure what he put out is quality stuff.

    http://www.motoedde.com/PicasaAlbums/Kyrg_Week_1/target6.html
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    Unload the bike...go down the road 45ishh and...

    Unload the bike...go down the road 45ishh and then off the throttle. Does the bike still continue to wobble?
    If so check the tire pressure on the front...repeat...the above...check the tire...
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    Send it to Bruno as a whole unit...he might be...

    Send it to Bruno as a whole unit...he might be able to see some other issue that you might miss when taking it apart.

    Its worth the extra $50 in shipping RT.

    http://www.brunos.us/
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    +1 on the YSS shock...an inexpensive and...

    +1 on the YSS shock...an inexpensive and rebuildable upgrade to the BMW stock one.
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    If your water/oil pump does need to be rebuilt,...

    If your water/oil pump does need to be rebuilt, you can easily pull it off the bike and take it into the shop and have them seat the seal, etc.

    I used a Permatex gasket maker......
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    Yes...checking and collecting info on symptoms is...

    Yes...checking and collecting info on symptoms is a good thing, and doing it in a certain order makes its easier.

    IMO, I think you need to eliminate the fact that spark is not your issue, then...
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    Have you checked that your spark plug wires are...

    Have you checked that your spark plug wires are snug? And that your connection between your battery and HT leads are snug?

    Intermittent fuel pump issues are usually related to their...
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    For in tank...one safe alternative is this... ...

    For in tank...one safe alternative is this...

    http://www.beemerboneyard.com/16121461576nk.html

    Where do you need the second one to go?
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