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    Hard to figure out how that bearing (9) could...

    Hard to figure out how that bearing (9) could come loose. But it also seems like it would be hard for a bearing to come out of the enclosed ring (11) unless the ring was cracked or broken. ...
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    :clap

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    Uh-oh, Gear Box Bearing Found.

    My 99 R1100R is in for routine servicing. While draining the gearbox oil, a bearing was found on the magnetic drain plug.
    They're going to pull the gearbox to find the source. Yeah, expensive to...
  4. Fairness

    This happened at San Francisco BMW, where I've taken my ride for all servicing (since Marin BMW closed :() All my previous encounters with the service crew at SFBMW have been highly successful and I...
  5. Hall Effect Sensor Replacement-Wrenchable?

    Thanks, everyone, for the feedback. When Michael first mentioned the "Hall Effect Sensor", I thought he was pulling my leg as I have NEVER heard about this! I thought HES was in the same league as...
  6. Oilhead + Bike Washing = Electrical Issue. Maybe?

    Got back from a weekend ride and decided to wash bugs and road grime from my 99 R1100R. I'm always careful about using a water stream with pressure on my bike for fear of getting moisture into the...
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    Yup, tried that. The pressure from the caliper...

    Yup, tried that. The pressure from the caliper pistons seems to hold them tightly pressed against the brake disk but they seem like they'll just flop around once the pads wear down a bit.

    I'm...
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    OEM vs. EBC Brake Pads

    After having had OEM brake pads on my ride for its entire life, I decided to try out the EBC pads instead. Better gripping, longer lasting, and half the cost were some of the reviews I heard about...
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    Random Hole Question

    So I've had this bike for over ten years and still haven't figured out what this hole is for in the front frame piece?
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    Just saw this. Did you end up going? We saw...

    Just saw this. Did you end up going?

    We saw it in Emeryville, CA (other side of the Bay Bridge from San Francisco) and a good time was had by all! It was close to a sell-out and Deadheads were...
  11. Belated Appreciation for the Anonymous Book

    http://takimoto.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Journeys/29936-Mt-Lassen-Trip-July-30/i-HxTTR5x/0/L/8529762020103-L.jpg

    I was just reading the forum discussion on the pros and cons of creating an...
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    :laugh

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  13. Thread: Color codes

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    Black is still the fastest...

    Black is still the fastest...
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    Thanks, Lee, for the info. I was hoping it...

    Thanks, Lee, for the info.

    I was hoping it was something as simple as the tensioner but the noise was coming more from under the front cover than the cylinder head area. It seemed to get worse...
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    Diagnostic Needed Please: Rattling Noise?

    My 1100R has developed a rattling noise from under the front cover near the generator/starter area. I pulled the front cover to see if the belt was loose but it's not.

    The interesting thing is...
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    On my way up to the Spokane Rally a few years...

    On my way up to the Spokane Rally a few years ago, I did the Wind River Hwy. from Hood River north to 25 which runs along the east side of Mt. St. Helens. Some great twisty, forest roads with great...
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    Thanks, Bill. It sounds like it will work...

    Thanks, Bill.

    It sounds like it will work out OK. Once I get Nalu back, let's figure out a ride!
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    and guess whose ride is currently in the service...

    and guess whose ride is currently in the service center at MotoMarin?? Fortunately, Nick and the service guys are (whew!) going to finish up my bike before closing the service area. Sad to say that...
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    Good questions, Paul. I'm not sure! Here's a...

    Good questions, Paul. I'm not sure!

    Here's a pic of the actual broken lever. You can see where it snapped off.
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    How easy to replace clutch lever?

    This morning while riding to work, I thought I snapped my clutch cable but after pulling over, discovered the clutch lever (Part #6 in diagram) had snapped off near the base.

    Replacement part is...
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    Thanks Junebug's Towing!

    Had my ride stall on the way to work this morning (electrical problem of some sort) and Googled motorcycle towing to get it towed home. I was fortunate to find Marc Aley from Junebug's Towing who...
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    Waving at Scooters

    There have been many threads about waving at fellow motorcyclists on the road over the years. I wave at everyone including HDs and LEOs. But what about scooters?

    I work on a university campus...
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    The fairing and screen are not adjustable but...

    The fairing and screen are not adjustable but this size shield perfectly deflects wind around my chest and over the top of my helmet (I'm 5'10"). It's been awhile since I installed this but I seem...
  24. This was my solution a few years ago for...

    This was my solution a few years ago for replacing the BMW touring shield on my 1100R:

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=6644
  25. Sage advice. My problem is weaving through all...

    Sage advice. My problem is weaving through all the people on the sidewalk to get to the ATM machine, especially difficult around lunch time.
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