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    Keep the drain hole clean and rust free

    The hole also allows water to drain from around the fuel filler area, it could be rain water or from washing your bike. I found that the metal tube runs down vertically a couple of inches and then it...
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    I have had the best results finding DOT 4 fluid...

    I have had the best results finding DOT 4 fluid at my local Walmart.

    Beemer Boneyard has a good deal on the funnel needed to service the servo assisted models such as my 2004 RT:...
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    ABS fluid change instructions

    I printed these instructions from Advrider and change the fluid every 2 or 3 years.

    http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/service_abs3.pdf

    Mark
  4. Thanks for the advice, I will check it out.

    Thanks for the advice, I will check it out.
  5. Thanks. I got a reservation at the Best Western...

    Thanks. I got a reservation at the Best Western just south of the main area of Daytona.
  6. Daytona area accommodation recommendations

    Can anyone recommend some hotels/motels in the Daytona area for Bike Week?

    Someplace in or near Daytona will be okay since my wife will be with me and prefers to enjoy the beach while I check out...
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    Novus plastic polish

    I have been using Novus 1 plastic polish for about 10 years on my windshield and face shields. You can find it at Harley dealers.
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    Success!

    I ordered the metal quick disconnect fittings from Beemer Boneyard last week. Today was the first day I had to work on the bike. I installed the new parts and I have no more leaks!:dance

    I also...
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    Roger will this work on our bikes? I like that...

    Roger will this work on our bikes? I like that idea for draining the tank.
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    I love carrying spares, it should guarantee never...

    I love carrying spares, it should guarantee never having to use them and I will have one for someone else if they need it. I have a spare oil sight glass and a spare valve for my tire. I also keep my...
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    I installed new o rings on both quick...

    I installed new o rings on both quick disconnects. The one that leaked was still leaking.

    I ordered a new set of the all metal version from Beemer Boneyard.
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    Thanks Paul. I spoke to my BMW dealer parts guy...

    Thanks Paul. I spoke to my BMW dealer parts guy and he says they change the o ring every time they disconnect the halves.

    That will be my project for tomorrow morning. I'll let you know how it...
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    The replacement fittings I bought from BMW 4...

    The replacement fittings I bought from BMW 4 years ago have a metal male part and a plastic female part. The part that was leaking has a female part on the fuel line that comes directly from the...
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    fuel line quick disconnect

    I replaced the male part of my fuel line quick disconnects in 2008. BMW only recommended replacing the male parts and now one of my disconnects is leaking. I cant tell if the female part or the...
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    I'm not holding my breath that this will be a...

    I'm not holding my breath that this will be a long term fix but it works for now and I now know how to take everything apart if I have to replace the speedo. I cant find fault with a learning...
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    update

    I put a drop of oil on the speedo gear and put the bike back together.

    I rode to work yesterday with the temp at 35 degrees. Rode home last night at 37 degrees. So far no whine or needle...
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    Battery Doc

    I have a Battery Doc and bought it because my dealer uses them for their bikes. It also plugs nicely into my accessory socket.
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    I will make sure I hand tighten the cable so I...

    I will make sure I hand tighten the cable so I can get it loose again with my hand.

    I now have the frame apart that holds the speedo. The speedo wires are bundled with other wires but I can turn...
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    I will install a new cable and hopefully I will...

    I will install a new cable and hopefully I will be able to tighten the speedo nut just enough to be able to remove it without having to take the fairing apart. I wish I had a GS at times like...
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    My speedo only has 33k. I was going to replace or...

    My speedo only has 33k. I was going to replace or rebuild the unit but will try the oil first since the other options are pretty expensive.

    I like the idea of the authority speedo for better...
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    I wish the nut on the speedo cable was loose...

    I wish the nut on the speedo cable was loose enough to fall out. At least I would be able to turn it by hand. Mine has probably never been taken apart since it was new. It is so tight that I can't...
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    The area I have to access to get to the speedo...

    The area I have to access to get to the speedo cable is quite tight. I cant even get my hand in there to change a light bulb without removing the side panels. The speedo cable goes even higher than...
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    Yes it could be the cable. I have a new cable...

    Yes it could be the cable. I have a new cable ready to install but it takes almost as much work to dismantle the bike to get to the cable where it attaches to the speedo as it does to remove the...
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    Speedometer removal/replacement

    It looks like I will have to remove and replace the speedometer on my 04 R1150RT. I am getting a high pitched whine with needle fluctuations. If I take the bike apart I will most likely go for a...
  25. Thread: Low Idle

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    Idle adjustment is done with the Big Brass Screws...

    Idle adjustment is done with the Big Brass Screws on the throttle bodies. It is recommended to use a Twinmax or Harmonizer when adjusting these screws so that you keep the throttle bodies balanced. I...
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