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    Loose tail on my 94 R1100RS

    By loose tail, I mean the entire tail section. I can move it up about 1/2" very easily by lifting on the tail rack. Almost seems to "pivot" up on the rear subframe tubes going to the back, which...
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    My 1st wife rode with me, back in the late...

    My 1st wife rode with me, back in the late 70's/early 80's. Went separate ways in 94. 2nd wife (late 02) loved to ride with me when we dated and were engaged, then next to nothing after we married....
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    Before just replacing the module, I'd want more...

    Before just replacing the module, I'd want more details about what is "blown". It is very possible the module is serviceable or maybe even good yet. I would want specifics before dropping the bucks.
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    Ahhh,...as expected Paul provides clarity to a...

    Ahhh,...as expected Paul provides clarity to a perceived response. Interesting though that BMW used a different material for two different fuel tanks.

    Any input on what the two materials are?
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    Like BMW saying, "I gots your Rondels right here,...

    Like BMW saying, "I gots your Rondels right here, bud!"
  6. My 94 RS started life on dino oil. At about 10K I...

    My 94 RS started life on dino oil. At about 10K I switched to synthetic. Been that way for 175K miles and almost 20 years of trouble free riding. Never had the engine opened up for anything other...
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    Interesting. The fuel tank on my 94RS is plastic,...

    Interesting. The fuel tank on my 94RS is plastic, which I would assume is the same plastic as used on the GS fuel tank.

    In almost 20 years of owning/riding my RS I have not had ONE issue with the...
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    I have ridden a buddies late 70's Maico 250 and...

    I have ridden a buddies late 70's Maico 250 and was impressed how easy it was to ride in the samd and loose stuff. Of course, comparing his Maico 250 to my Honda XL600 was like comparing a Sherman...
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    Yeah, I guessed as much. I have no blood pressure...

    Yeah, I guessed as much. I have no blood pressure issues, no trauma issues, only noise I really subjected myself to was 42 years of riding, much of that behind windshields and wearing a full face...
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    Sticky: I agree, cold tires take at least five miles, to...

    I agree, cold tires take at least five miles, to more like ten miles to come up to temp if the air temp is below 40 F. I found this out for real about four years back. Used my 94 RS to lead a demo...
  11. I agree. After my minor crash of my 94RS back in...

    I agree. After my minor crash of my 94RS back in May of 98 (bike laid on its side, running, laying on me), the ABS lights would not stop alternate flashing like they would after a cold morning start....
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    Anyone have any success with the miracle cure...

    Anyone have any success with the miracle cure vitamin/drugs available online? I really doubt any of it is effective in the least way, but I am curious if it does anything to reduce the effect?
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    I'll be watching progress on this as well. I am...

    I'll be watching progress on this as well. I am just starting my 2007 R1200RT conversion project to a R1200RS. I bought the bike with only 5,900 miles on it, not even broken in at all. I'm curious if...
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    Not sure why, but BMW seems to insist on...

    Not sure why, but BMW seems to insist on designing seats that cause the rider to "run into" the back of the fuel tank. Seems all modern BMWs other than airheads have this anomoly, that the rider...
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    Paul, as always is spot on. I wrote the...

    Paul, as always is spot on.

    I wrote the article for the April 07 issue that detailed the bobbins replacement. My 94 RS had about 115K on it at the time I replaced them. some were very worn. Side...
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    At Nick's BMW in the Green Bay area, we've sold...

    At Nick's BMW in the Green Bay area, we've sold maybe a total of eight S1000RR over the years since it's been out. So I look at the S1000R as another model too closely associated with the 1000RR, and...
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    You and me both Paul. My 94 RS now has over 175k...

    You and me both Paul. My 94 RS now has over 175k on it. The tranny was replaced under warranty at 68,000 miles, and the rear drive is all oroginal. Its been a great bike.

    I still have my 76...
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    swapping parts, RT to R, R to RT

    Anyone have any experience/knowledge of swapping parts from an R onto an RT?

    Specifically, the fuel tank and seat. I wonder if the fuel tank and body panels of a R1200R can be mounted in place of...
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    True, dirt bike experience helps a LOT and we...

    True, dirt bike experience helps a LOT and we instructors can always tell when a student has dirt bike riding experience. A strong assertive bicycle rider has good potential to quickly progree to a...
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    Wow, that R11R tank looks stock until you look...

    Wow, that R11R tank looks stock until you look closer and realize how much wider it has been modded.

    If I go the route of modding an R12R tank, it would be to raise the front of the tank, with...
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    Modify/enlarge a metal fuel tank?

    Anyone ever done it? I am working on a custom R1200RS project, and it may involve modifying a R1200R fuel tank because I want more capacity. I would think it can be enlarged by, in a sense, cutting...
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    Maybe yes, but mostly no. You have to at least...

    Maybe yes, but mostly no. You have to at least pick a bike you CAN get used to. If it's too big, too heavy, too strong, to begin with a new rider may never have the chance to "get used to it." A...
  23. Thread: 500 cc Harley?

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    I find it interesting and curious too, that the...

    I find it interesting and curious too, that the new HD Dark Custom 750 and 500 look almost identical. Strange marketing if you ask me. one should be very different from the other in my opinion.
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    I have had numerous female MSF students in that...

    I have had numerous female MSF students in that size range, so her height is mid-size, but could be a challenge for some of the bikes offerred by other posters. How are her body/motor skills? Does...
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    Cool reports and stories of about our connections...

    Cool reports and stories of about our connections to these great machines. The satisfaction is not always having the newest, most flashy, new model. But more in the long term comfort of finding a...
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