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  1. Surging?

    Here's my experience with surging... First, I have a 96 GS. Never did anything funky until the last couple years, then it developed what I termed a surging problem. Even at a steady highway speed...
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    Most probably your neutral light switch. I can't...

    Most probably your neutral light switch. I can't tell you how many times I've had my swing arm off for this issue. Such a simple thing but a pain to get to. Gear oil has seeped into the switch...
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    I just so happen to have my '96 R1100 GS apart at...

    I just so happen to have my '96 R1100 GS apart at the moment, replacing flywheel (damaged by the starter that fell apart) and clutch. Not too tough to get to the rear main seal or front seal on the...
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    Optimoly MP3 = Honda Moly 60

    Thanks for your thoughts "RTNewbie", much appreciated.
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    Optimoly MP3 grease

    My question concerns a clutch rebuild on my 96 GS... Haynes manual (pg. 2-51) says to use a light smear of Optimoly MP3 grease on diaphram spring and flywheel, where these parts touch. I've done a...
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    Clutch rattle???

    Kurt,
    My '96 GS has that same noise, more like a rattle since new. I hear mine decelerating at about ten MPH or less... Pull in the clutch and it goes away. Release it, rattle is there again while...
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    Didn't mean to alarm anyone... Took me by...

    Didn't mean to alarm anyone... Took me by surprise because I hadn't heard anything about it. Hopefully end of thread.
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    NHTSA Investigates R-bikes & Michelin recall

    Anyone see this?

    http://www.productsliability.net/resources/auto-and-tire-defect-news/

    While checking on auto tire recalls I ran across this info on R bikes and a recall of Michelin Pilot Power...
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    Thanks Jim & wanderer for the imput. I'm...

    Thanks Jim & wanderer for the imput.

    I'm going to give the ME880's a look.
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    Conti's & Bike Mag.

    Thanks for the heads-up on the Conti's... I'll do some checking on them as well as the article in Bike Mag.

    I ran across a set of Bridgestone street tires (BT-020) in my size, but they are an...
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    Tire question for R1100/1150GS riders

    I haven't posted for a while... My first post yesterday gave me my own moniker "maniags" which I didn't intend to do, but somehow did. So here goes again! Hopefully this thread will be "Tire...
  12. Thread: GS Tires?

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    GS Tires?

    I have a 96 R1100GS... Have been buying Metzler Enduro 4 and Torrance tires but have never been thrilled with the wear pattern (flat) of the rear. Would like to try a set of street tires on my bike...
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    RT -vs- K

    Jayson... Before purchasing my GS in '96 I looked long and hard at the RT. I though it was very stylish and would fit the bill for long distance touring. The intervening years have not proved that...
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    another update...

    The job is done. Neutral light switch is working right again... Checked, cleaned and greased the splines (although they were fine.) Bearings looked really good, too. No apparent wear at 28K! Since I...
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    Humor?

    I'm a newbie here... Jayson, you're going to get all sorts of opinions when you ask a question as your's. But I have to admit that when I read fish, site instigater's reply: "Three types of people,...
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    Ditto that.

    I wasn't going to fool with just a light until something else went. Nothing else was broken but when I get back around to it this weekend I will be regreasing the splines. Other than the pivot bolts...
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    Follow-up: Neutral Light Switch

    Got over to my local BMW dealer today and picked their collective brains and got a look at an expanded view of neutral light switch on their computer. This view explained much... There is an oil seal...
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    Chickenman_26: Thanks for your reply... I know...

    Chickenman_26: Thanks for your reply... I know the switch is the culprit, I'm just trying to understand why the switch is the way it is. It looks like I am the only one that has ever disassembled the...
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    Neutral Light Switch

    Hello everyone... I just joined the group. I've been an MOA member since '96 and own an R1100GS. I've got a doosie of a first question which I haven't seen any posts on either here or Yahoo Groups....
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