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    I bought a Yuasa for my R1200R on Amazon for $80....

    I bought a Yuasa for my R1200R on Amazon for $80. Pour in the acid and charge, if your time is more important than the money. You can call BMW or the dealer, but dealers have to document the load...
  2. It is hard to get the air out of the MC. I stuck...

    It is hard to get the air out of the MC. I stuck a small 1/2" diameter syringe in so the body was resting on the hole in the bottom of the reservoir, and pulled the plunger up. Sucked the air right...
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    Does anyone know the difference between Castrol V...

    Does anyone know the difference between Castrol V Twin and Racing oil? I assume the V Twin is better for air cooled engines like Hex Heads, since it made for air cooled HD's, and racing is better for...
  4. I ride a roadster which is about 70lbs lighter...

    I ride a roadster which is about 70lbs lighter than an RT, but for cruise it is happy with one gear every 10 MPH. 2nd, for above 20, 3rd above 30, and so on. At 70 that is about 3800 RPM. That is for...
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    Oops. That's what I get for sticking my nose in...

    Oops. That's what I get for sticking my nose in the wrong forum. :doh I should stick to bikes I know about.
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    Does the dash blank out when you hit the button?...

    Does the dash blank out when you hit the button? If yes, it sure sounds like a bad battery. If no, it could be a starter connection or problem.

    A volt meter is the only way to know what is...
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    I suspect, since you rode it in, they have to...

    I suspect, since you rode it in, they have to cool it down for the valve check. They should have told you that up front.

    Just a guess.
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    Good grief. I would complain to BMW that they...

    Good grief. I would complain to BMW that they will not stock shims for sale. That is not providing service. They are clearly trying to force you bring in your bike. How does buying mail order from...
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    I wish BMW would put their recommendations on the...

    I wish BMW would put their recommendations on the web for all to follow, along with an explanation. Did they change the transmission oil because engineering thought it was g good idea, or...
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    Shims are less that $5 each. I just keep the old...

    Shims are less that $5 each. I just keep the old ones in case I need it on a different valve.
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    I had been buying BMW batteries because they...

    I had been buying BMW batteries because they lasted 5 to 6 years, but they got really expensive ($165). Find a shop that sells Yuasa batteries and have them order one for your bike. I think it was...
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    Alternator belt on a 2009 R1200R Roadster.

    I hit 24K and as part of my service I did the belt. On a roadster it is more work than the rest of the 24K service.

    Here are my observations for the R1200R:
    1. Getting the cover off - I now know...
  13. I had leaky seals on my K75 because I waxed he...

    I had leaky seals on my K75 because I waxed he fork tube. The wax built up in the seal and allowed oil out. I saw it my self.
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    It gives you options. And should you ever need to...

    It gives you options. And should you ever need to get a flat wheel off on the side of the road, you will be SO HAPPY you have one.
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    I would not mess with the wrong oil filter. ...

    I would not mess with the wrong oil filter.

    A. If there is a problem using the different filter, and it kills your engine, it will cost you thousands of dollars for saving a few. You are...
  16. It may or not be related, but my K75 developed a...

    It may or not be related, but my K75 developed a bad Hall Effect sensor for the ignition. It would start and run fine for 8 minutes and then stop dead. All I had to do was pull in the clutch and hit...
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    My K75 has run 25 years and 71K miles on plain...

    My K75 has run 25 years and 71K miles on plain old green Prestone. Clean as a whistle inside.

    As for oil, it ran 65K miles on Castrol GTX 20W 50. The last two oil changes I switched it to Castrol...
  18. Thread: Dynabeads

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    Think of it this way; an object will always...

    Think of it this way; an object will always rotate about its center of mass. If the axis of rotation is fixed, the mass will try and evenly rotate around it. With solids it does not work. but...
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    Wow. Eight years has to be some kind of record....

    Wow. Eight years has to be some kind of record. My K75 batteries don't even last that long.
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    Sounds like the cam chain tensioner. The oil...

    Sounds like the cam chain tensioner. The oil could have drained out and had to build back up, or it may have been sticky after setting. If it does not come back I would not worry about it. The boxers...
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    Is that wetting your pant leg because your bike...

    Is that wetting your pant leg because your bike is on fire?
  22. My R1200R would occasionally just barely start...

    My R1200R would occasionally just barely start with the original battery. Had the dealer check it twice. First time they said tested fine, but was low on charge. Made no sense since I ride 100 to 150...
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    When you get it off, look to see if it has an...

    When you get it off, look to see if it has an original BMW seat pan, or the Corbin fiberglass pan. The Corbin pans are noted for getting stuck.
  24. This probably includes dirt bikes. Folks in rural...

    This probably includes dirt bikes. Folks in rural states have a lot more use for one than people in big cities.
  25. With stock pads, on the wheel side of the rear...

    With stock pads, on the wheel side of the rear caliper are 2 holes in the back of the inside brake pad. The front hole is deeper than the rear and is the wear indicator.
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