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    Kind of a giggle to mention API. That A stands...

    Kind of a giggle to mention API.

    That A stands for American.

    Think Germans care about that?

    And to clarify again, "BMW oil" is something that only exists in the USA. Just a repackaging of...
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    Simple. If the light bulb for the GEN light is...

    Simple.

    If the light bulb for the GEN light is burned out, the charging system will not charge the battery.
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    Classic Motoroil

    See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98VZnXtRzvY
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    Feet on passenger pegs is another option.

    Feet on passenger pegs is another option.
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    http://holtbmw.com/gallery.html

    http://holtbmw.com/gallery.html
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    Bike comes from the factory broken in. ...

    Bike comes from the factory broken in.

    Synthetic oil evaporates way less than dino oil.
  7. Might work on early versions like 2005 and 2006,...

    Might work on early versions like 2005 and 2006, but on later R1200RT headlight resumes as soon as the bike moves.
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    Unless there are clearance issues, it makes no...

    Unless there are clearance issues, it makes no difference which end goes where.
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    At our just finished for the 30th time Bavarian...

    At our just finished for the 30th time Bavarian Mountain Weekend at Sipapu, NM, we had an attendee wearing a WW II Veteran hat. Seems he's 87 and he and his recent bride rode to the rally from the...
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    67 in a week, and no plans to stop. OP's...

    67 in a week, and no plans to stop.

    OP's reference to the SUV is relevant ... motorcycling is supposed to be fun and riding in traffic and commuting can't possibly be. Haven't done that in...
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    Here's a good way to think of it. Say you just...

    Here's a good way to think of it.

    Say you just bought a new Mercedes or Porsche. Would you expect the service to be inexpensive?

    If you bought a new BMW car, the service would be free, but...
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    They do indeed and that in some since is "normal"...

    They do indeed and that in some since is "normal" ... but not particularly useful. It's a screw fix, not a lever fix.
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    All gasoline engines require two things to start...

    All gasoline engines require two things to start cold

    Extra fuel
    Extra air

    Extra fuel because lots of it doesn't get to the combustion chamber but rather comes out of the fuel/air mixture and...
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    The only real, comprehensive answer to your...

    The only real, comprehensive answer to your question is get a job at a BMW dealer and have them send you to factory training.

    When you get that job and that training you'll understand the need for...
  15. Conclude that BMW read the riot act to its...

    Conclude that BMW read the riot act to its supplier, who has now corrected the problem and is paying all replacement costs.
  16. Nevertheless, the warranty exists because the...

    Nevertheless, the warranty exists because the supplier and BMW feel they now have a reliable product.
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    Does K1300S owners manual have tie down...

    Does K1300S owners manual have tie down instructions?
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    R9T comes with tubes in its tires.

    R9T comes with tubes in its tires.
  19. Before there was ethanol in gasoline, i.e. in the...

    Before there was ethanol in gasoline, i.e. in the 1980s when these bike were new, they were notorious for vapor locking at higher altitude.

    The fuel rail system just heats the fuel too much. One...
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    Have never understood why things like this or...

    Have never understood why things like this or Slingshots would be of interest to motorcyclists.
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    Here's a little engineering information based on...

    Here's a little engineering information based on my experience in the USA nuclear weapon complex.

    There's such a thing as a "certified part."

    Certified means the actual engineers that designed...
  22. It is dirt simple to just remove the carbs from...

    It is dirt simple to just remove the carbs from the intake tubes when doing a compression test.

    If the compression varies by this much doing it that way, then the next step is a valve job, as it...
  23. First step is to join your local BMW club. This...

    First step is to join your local BMW club. This will have the following advantages ...

    Someone in the club will know the answer to the question you've posted.
    Someone in the club can actually...
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    At minimum, turn off ignition and then let it do...

    At minimum, turn off ignition and then let it do its check thing before attempting start.
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    The wire shown is to the accessory power socket. ...

    The wire shown is to the accessory power socket. Just follow it.
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