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    Check your 12 point socket to see if it was made...

    Check your 12 point socket to see if it was made with a chamfer to make it lead in super easy on an ordinary 12 point head. That chamfer on virtually all sockets (do the people that make tools ever...
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    A Colorado pothole spread the flanges on one side...

    A Colorado pothole spread the flanges on one side of both rims of my 2000 R1100RT. I'd say they were about 1/8 - 3/16 inch out of width on that side but there was no radial deformation. I used a...
  3. Ideally the points should be set to half their...

    Ideally the points should be set to half their maximum opening dimension. This will result in the points opening at a maximum velocity for a given engine rpm. Maximizing the opening velocity...
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    My 2000 R1100RT has a thermostat. I can tell by...

    My 2000 R1100RT has a thermostat. I can tell by the excellent oil temperature control in service. The hot vs cold drain back issue is a revelation though. I was surprised by the low sight glass...
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    Yeah - I understand from somewhere that only hot...

    Yeah - I understand from somewhere that only hot oil will drain back to the sump while parked. After posting, I decided that access isn't so bad but what I can get to the drain and filter after the...
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    Oilhead oil drain Q

    My 2000 R1100RT is apart in my shop for brake lines & routine maintenance including fluid changes and I want to change oil. But it seems a lot is trapped in the oil cooler etc since it was a very...
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    It is kind of a mess, but you can use a small...

    It is kind of a mess, but you can use a small amount of water to strip the ethanol out of E10. The ethanol would infinitely rather bind to water than to a pure hydrocarbon. This is also a way to...
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    I agree that the factory throttle stop screws...

    I agree that the factory throttle stop screws don't necessary hold their factory intended settings for a number of reasons. The big brass screws air flow is paralleled with the main throttle plate...
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    GSAddict is right. Heating & cooling won't do...

    GSAddict is right. Heating & cooling won't do anything for removing the crown bearing. I was mentally confusing the tapered roller bearing and its aluminum shaft with the crown bearing and its...
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    The crown bearing shaft is aluminum - not...

    The crown bearing shaft is aluminum - not hardened steel. That's probably why they don't want you to use a bearing splitter & recommend a puller instead.

    Since the shaft is aluminum, you might...
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    Notice that 23217 mentioned 1 mm dia solder. It...

    Notice that 23217 mentioned 1 mm dia solder. It has to be that small so the 4 pieces don't crush so much they over load the bearing during the measurement phase. It might not hurt to repeat the...
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    Has your bike ever been near salt water? If so,...

    Has your bike ever been near salt water? If so, disconnect the battery, wash out the switch with regular water, and then de-mineralized or distilled water (such as water collected from a...
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    try completely disconnecting the battery for a...

    try completely disconnecting the battery for a few minutes. That should reinitialize the flasher module.

    It could also be caused by moisture around the flasher handlebar contacts
  14. Notice when buying a set of metric tools, that...

    Notice when buying a set of metric tools, that frequently there are certain intermediate sizes that are not included even though they may be needed. It must be a visual marketing thing as there are...
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    The 2 is the length of the Snap-on portion of the...

    The 2 is the length of the Snap-on portion of the wrench system - in inches. If you measure everything in mm, use 50.8 instead of the 2. I know you guys in BC probably have gotten used to mm by...
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    If L = the operating radius in inches of your...

    If L = the operating radius in inches of your friendly standard 3/8 drive torque wrench, assuming all are oriented in a straight line

    Tbolt = (T indicated at the wrench)*(L+2)/L

    On the other...
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    Start with a new 12 point 10mm wrench and grind...

    Start with a new 12 point 10mm wrench and grind the end so that you can get it on the bolts with a maximum engagement. This is a case where modifying a tool to do a one time critical job is called...
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    Heat will probably end up wrecking the boot, but...

    Heat will probably end up wrecking the boot, but is also probably necessary.
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    How do you know the A/F ratio of each individual...

    How do you know the A/F ratio of each individual cylinder? Short of calibration verification of each injector and individual air flow sensors can you be sure. How can you verify an individual...
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    After aggressively cleaning ports (including the...

    After aggressively cleaning ports (including the BBS ports) with a carb cleaner dipped Q-TIP, I just eyeballed the throttle butterfly opening to be an equal sliver with a bright light behind.
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    You might check the number of turns each of the...

    You might check the number of turns each of the big brass screws (BBS) is open. If there is more than a turn of difference for a smooth idle, it suggests either the throttle stop screws are now...
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    BC 99 is the very best I've ever experienced...

    BC 99 is the very best I've ever experienced though.:wave
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    GSAddict - You already have 100,000 KM on you...

    GSAddict - You already have 100,000 KM on you lengthened spline?

    FWIW - Otherwise my reaction before reading of your experiences would have been to replace the part.
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    Aside from being very slightly conical, is it...

    Aside from being very slightly conical, is it warped? depression in the black area? Is the flywheel warped? (I understand it is not.) How about those three flexplates around the perimeter? Any...
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    How did he squirt epoxy into the alignment spools...

    How did he squirt epoxy into the alignment spools after it was assembled? or was he just that quick? I recall from one of the forums years ago there was a factory assembled bike (i. e. nearly new)...
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