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    The ATF isn't messy if you simply wipe off the...

    The ATF isn't messy if you simply wipe off the excess. On the other hand, I'd contend the Scottoiler is pretty messy. Like oil and seats, everyone has a favorite. I doubt any are better than...
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    Many on the Chain Gang use ATF or Automatic...

    Many on the Chain Gang use ATF or Automatic Transmission Fluid. I've used it for years on my F650GS. Most like likely it just cleans the chain, but whatever.
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    Just a short followup on my previous post. I...

    Just a short followup on my previous post. I checked the splines on my '04 1150GS exactly two years and 20,000 miles ago when the bike had about 20,000 miles on the odometer. The input shaft showed...
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    I agree, Bikerfish, but I didn't have the gigs,...

    I agree, Bikerfish, but I didn't have the gigs, tools, or gauges to check for axil misalignment. So I did the next best thing and replaced everything else ( Clutch housing, input shaft, input shaft...
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    It is my understanding only one or two of the...

    It is my understanding only one or two of the "improved" tranny input shafts were produced in Canada. Only one was installed and to my knowledge, there hasn't been a report on the longevity of the...
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    I usually torque the pivot bolt with blue ( not...

    I usually torque the pivot bolt with blue ( not red ) loctite and wait 24 hours before torquing the lock nut. I usually use blue loctite on the nut also. It isn't a big deal to heat it up each time...
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    +1 on KOA's Roadside Assistance. It has great...

    +1 on KOA's Roadside Assistance. It has great reviews on other boards. Also, always carry your Anonymous Book with you. I've fortunately never had to use it, but I've been called four times by...
  8. Thread: crash bars

    by awagnon
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    I don't know if anyone except Wunderlich makes...

    I don't know if anyone except Wunderlich makes engine protection bars for the 1150RT. Follow the link and it will give installation instructions:
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    2013 GSW handlebar risers

    Go to the Adventure Rider forums. There are countless pages of waterboxer GS mods, including handlebar risers.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/
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    Sticky: I had an 1150RT and an 1150R Roadster. Compared...

    I had an 1150RT and an 1150R Roadster. Compared with the 1200RT I have now, the 1150RT was, in my opinion, more stable at very fast speeds. It seemed more planted and less prone to wind. The...
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    Sticky: I'd be interested in your impression of the...

    I'd be interested in your impression of the 1200RT compared with the 1150RT. I went from a 2002 RT to a 2009 RT and wish I had the 1150 back. By the way, that's a beautiful 1150RT.
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    As an oncologist, I'd like to know the source of...

    As an oncologist, I'd like to know the source of that statistic. When I was a fellow, we looked at several hundred consecutive patients with lung cancer and you could count the non-smokers on two...
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    The 1100RT is the same as the 1150RT except it...

    The 1100RT is the same as the 1150RT except it has a mechanical clutch. There is a very detailed video of the entire procedure done on an 1100RT. Search for it. PM me if you can't find it. ( ...
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    Checklist

    Thanks, Jeff, for helping get the checklist out where people can find and use it.
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    That is part of the value in doing the spline...

    That is part of the value in doing the spline lube yourself. I think most who do this on their own bikes are more willing to look for other problems and fix them during the disassembly and putting...
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    The only detailed video I know of is doing a...

    The only detailed video I know of is doing a spline lube on an 1100RT. Fortunately it's identical to the 1150RT procedure except for the mechanical clutch. There may be a few differences on the...
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    It isn't difficult to replace. Did mine ( 2002...

    It isn't difficult to replace. Did mine ( 2002 RT ) when it developed the "squeal of death". The bushing where the speedo cable attaches gets worn and the thing starts to vibrate and squeal when...
  18. Thread: R1150r

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    I've had both a 2002 RT and a 2004 1150R. ...

    I've had both a 2002 RT and a 2004 1150R. Different bikes for different uses. Clearly the RT is a better long distance bike and better in lousy weather. However, for 90% of your riding, the 1150R...
  19. Thread: Metzler Z8

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    I was "forced" to buy a set of Z8's for my '09...

    I was "forced" to buy a set of Z8's for my '09 12RT on a trip becaue that was all I could find in a bind. Last week I had a mechanic look at the bike because the front end had become unsteady at...
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    The procedure is the same except for the...

    The procedure is the same except for the mechanical clutch throw-out on the 1100RT. I sent you a PM.
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    Thanks, Josh00. I love checklists. They keep me...

    Thanks, Josh00. I love checklists. They keep me from forgetting something. At my age (66), happens all the time. Every weekend when I go skydiving, the last thing my wife says is, "don't forget...
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    Here is a checklist for the entire procedure...

    Here is a checklist for the entire procedure which I wrote after my splines failed. Plenty of illustrations on this forum and the BMW Sport Touring forums. Just do a search on them.
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    You have a fourth option: Remove the ABS...

    You have a fourth option: Remove the ABS altogether and have regular brakes which are quite good. Plenty of instructions on this forum and the BMW Sport Touring forum on the procedure. Module...
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    Another fuse box for a 1200RT

    I finally got around to rewiring the accessory outlets and adding some to the used 2009 RT I recently bought. I couldn't see paying $60+ for one of the fuse boxes like Fuzebox, Centec, etc. for just...
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    I agee with what's been said. I will usually...

    I agee with what's been said. I will usually take the RT for a test spin after any major mechanical work BEFORE I put the tupperware back on. It's easier to hear, see, or feel if anything is amiss...
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