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    Clutch switch replacement

    Thank you Anton.
    Once I removed the assembly it was an easy job, but I had to buy a thinner wall 11mm socket from Sears as the Mac socket wouldn't fit.
  2. Thread: Choosing a Dealer

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    Choosing A Dealer

    181341,
    Did you get your F800GT yet?

    I also live in the Stuart area (Palm City) and have had good experiences with Fort Lauderdale BMW (formerly 441 Cycle Shop). As a long time S. Florida...
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    R1100RT Clutch Switch Removal - Tool?

    Couldn't find a previous message about this.

    How does one unscrew the clutch switch on a R1100RT (99)? It is surrounded by the handlebar switch clamp, and quite tight. Needle nose pliers won't...
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    Paint for K100 frame

    Can anyone recommend a paint to touch up the frame on my FYK100?
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    Thanks for the reply Bikerfish. The original...

    Thanks for the reply Bikerfish.
    The original wheel is not too badly tweaked to be repaired at a reasonable cost. In fact I rode on it for several months not knowing it was slightly bent until I...
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    Front Wheel Runout R1100RT

    A pothole at a railroad crossing bent the front rim of my RT.

    The front wheel I received from a well known used parts dealer for my 1999 model has 1.8mm axial, 2mm radial runout, using a dial...
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    Some owners did put in a manual fan switch

    It makes sense to have a manual fan switch to assure the fan can be turned on in case the relay or temp sending unit fail, assuming the rider is aware of the need before the engine overheats.

    The...
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    Thanks for the suggestion Lee. Since I became...

    Thanks for the suggestion Lee.

    Since I became the owner I've wondered if the added rheostat that is tie wrapped to the frame behind the air intake and the associated temp probe inserted into the...
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    K100 Radiator Fan - home made controls?

    My FYK100 has been reliable for the 4 years I've had her, but recently the radiator fan has stayed on when parked after a ride, not turning off till disconnected.
    The PO had installed a rheostat,...
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    Rich, except for the clutch cable replacement,...

    Rich, except for the clutch cable replacement, I've had the same experience shifting my '99 R1100RT for the 4k mi. I've ridden her since November.

    I read on a forum that the 2nd to 3rd gear-change...
  11. Thread: Poor Attitude !

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    You should have read her reply to my rant about...

    You should have read her reply to my rant about the Marathon Key camp grounds and the way some folks were behaving. (No, I don't want to start THAT again) Had she been a man, standing face-to-face,...
  12. Thread: Harley-haters

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    When the new owners of the Harley shop here in...

    When the new owners of the Harley shop here in Greenville first opened-up they had an 883 don very much like the STORZ Sportster you pictured. Inverted forks, Koni's, 110 cid engine, dual 4 piston...
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    I think they will sell a bundle of them. Maybe...

    I think they will sell a bundle of them. Maybe Harley will finally see that a lot of people will buy their bikes that are not heavy-weight cruisers. Hope so anyway.

    MTBATP
  14. Thread: Harley-haters

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    But H-D DID make that bike in the middle '80's...

    But H-D DID make that bike in the middle '80's and it was called the XR-1000! According to one magazine it had "the strongest brakes of any bike we have ever tested...not just street bikes but any...
  15. Thread: Scuffed-off at RT

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    Friend of mine did that to his CJ-5 Jeep! ...

    Friend of mine did that to his CJ-5 Jeep!

    MTBATP
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    Do yourself a favor and buy the BMW factory...

    Do yourself a favor and buy the BMW factory manual for the bike. My 40 years experience has taught me that nothing beats the factory manual.

    MTBATP
  17. Thread: Scuffed-off at RT

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    I use MeQuires 'Spray&Wipe' that is intended for...

    I use MeQuires 'Spray&Wipe' that is intended for between wash/wax cleaning. Works very well. Also, their vinyl treatment that is similar to Armour-All but IMHO much better because you can control the...
  18. Thread: Harley-haters

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    The only thing that looks like a '36 kunckle IS a...

    The only thing that looks like a '36 kunckle IS a '36 kunckle.

    MTBATP
  19. Thread: Employee Loyalty!

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    Worked for the number 1 UNC Chapel Hill fan in...

    Worked for the number 1 UNC Chapel Hill fan in the world in 1967/8 in Burlington NC and one employee parked his car with an NC State bumper sticker in the lot one day...well...Mr. 'K' (he won't allow...
  20. Thread: Harley-haters

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    Harley-haters

    For all you Harley-Haters....a new V-Rod...1/4 mile in under 10 sec. 1300cc.

    And a 35 anniversary FX. :clap

    Looks like I'll be working more o.t.

    MTBATP
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    A lot...how much money did he spend? And can he...

    A lot...how much money did he spend? And can he document it? I can.

    MTBATP
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    How about you meet me in St, Louis at my...

    How about you meet me in St, Louis at my brother-in-laws house...or maybe in Sturgis?

    MTBATP
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    Ok, point number 1..I never bad-mouth another...

    Ok, point number 1..I never bad-mouth another brand of motorcycle....even the ones I do not care for. I have in my garage a 1977 XLCH with 125,000 miles on the clock that I can document from new on...
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    Ok, point number 1..I never bad-mouth another...

    Ok, point number 1..I never bad-mouth another brand of motorcycle....even the ones I do not care for. I have in my garage a 1977 XLCH with 125,000 miles on the clock that I can document from new on...
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    Dave told me that you guys were strange. Like...

    Dave told me that you guys were strange.

    Like the Marine told the draftee who weighed close to 380 lbs @ 6'2" in 1968 as to what his health problems were caused by:

    "Son, the way I see it, you...
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