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    Comparo

    We rode 200 miles today across SoCal freeways, canyons and mountains.
    The F8GT is pretty damn superb, at least for me and my 177lb wimpy bod.
    Has all the power I need to do it all.
    Best part is...
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    nothinglikesuccess!

    Ah-HA!
    Now I see the light!
    That's what it was, my settings...doh!





    ...not relative...sorry for your loss :violin
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    What's up with the F-twins section?

    All these MOA members and only a dozen threads in the F-Twins section?
    Am I missing somthin' here?
    Surely there has to be more interest...

    :scratch
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    Sticky: 2013 F800GT - Le Fridge

    http://rexdog.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/F800-Bikes/i-8DLgZCV/0/XL/F800GT-XL.jpg
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    ...heh heh, good one BC! ... ;)

    ...heh heh, good one BC! ... ;)
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    I have sets ready to ship if someone has...

    I have sets ready to ship if someone has interest. We did a Spring Run last week.
    Gave the website a facelift last week as well: http://www.rapiddog.net/New%20Website/html/index.html
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    Sticky: Poll: 2008 r1200r

    Nope, no failure here...but I don't know what the fuel strip actually is...:brad
  8. Still crazy

    O.K., since my first post I'm still getting weirdness.
    The same slow turnover intermittently.

    Since I've semi-decided to sell the bike (for financial reasons only) I've completely put the bike...
  9. I keep mine on the OPTIMATE 4 if I don't ride it...

    I keep mine on the OPTIMATE 4 if I don't ride it for more than a week. My battery is new, 230+CCA, so I doubt that's a issue.

    http://estorebb.mkbattery.com/images/products/ls1208.jpg
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    ...what are the symptons?

    ...what are the symptons?
  11. Seems like I've read alot of about hard starting...

    Seems like I've read alot of about hard starting R1200 series bikes, needing throttle to start, etc.
    Up til now all I ever did was turn the key, watch the sweep, and press the starter...one or two...
  12. Yeah. I checked the connections, all tight. It...

    Yeah. I checked the connections, all tight.
    It seemed to start when I put the too long of screws in the battery due to my accessory ground/positive the first time. They felt tightened down but...
  13. Vass iss "BMSK"...?

    Vass iss "BMSK"...?
  14. socal

    Yep, so cal, but high desert. We have gotten some cold mornings here.
    Now using Rotella Full Synth 5/40W.
    ...
  15. ...appreciate that. I was wondering about the...

    ...appreciate that. I was wondering about the starter before.
    But actually it doesn't go 'click click'.
    It just turns over real slow like the battery is dying, even have to gas it a bit to make it...
  16. O.K., guess I spoke too soon. Still odd stuff...

    O.K., guess I spoke too soon.
    Still odd stuff happening.
    There's a slight drian on the battery still. Like .5V in 24 hours, get's down to about 12.8V and stops...
    Screwiestthing I've ever seen.
    I...
  17. I think it may have been loose terminals, using...

    I think it may have been loose terminals, using longer screws due to the amount of extra terminals didn't allow for a real tight connection though it appeared to be tight...

    :whistle
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    I'm having the same cold start problem. Even with...

    I'm having the same cold start problem. Even with a brand new battery. Not sure if it's got alot to do with the cold or not.
    I've heard 'vacuum leak' a couple times.
    What sort of leak and where...
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    WHOA, NOW THAT IS NEATO!....kinda pricey too...

    WHOA, NOW THAT IS NEATO!....kinda pricey too...
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    Cupism

    ...speaking of cups lol...
    I have the Sargent standard seat, I've always like them. Surprisingly there is just a bit of 'slippage' roward the front, but not nearly as bad as say, an R1100S.
    To help...
  21. Odd Battery problem - does a get off affect the brain?

    2007 R1200R 15K miles

    First off, would a tip-over or small crash affect the computer/charge system?
    I had a an embarassing 'oopsie' recently where the left cylinder hit the ground and I slide...
  22. ...bored in Cleveland?...:brow

    ...bored in Cleveland?...:brow
  23. Rear end and trans oil change, what's the schedule? 2007 R1200R

    2007 R1200R
    15K

    I've had both an '05 GS and RT, plus several other oilheads and maintained them all myself.
    It occured to me this R though maintained by a dealer up to 11K, doesn't show any...
  24. ...problem solved. It was the (probably) 6 year...

    ...problem solved. It was the (probably) 6 year old battery... OEM BMW.
    I don't have any records showing it was ever replaced.

    Replaced with a 240A Cycletron (made by Yuasa) from the local auto...
  25. Badda Bing!

    ...O.K., I'm an idiot. Checked the PO's records. Battery was never replaced.
    Must have been thinking about another bike. :blush

    That was easy. Guess I should be glad it happened in the driveway...
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