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  1. Thread: New MOA Logo

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    We did something similar: Official (and...

    We did something similar:
    Official (and approved) logo:
    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-32qXYQJYRxo/T3i6xXOOboI/AAAAAAAAJC4/5JbQ8p8aq3A/s800/BMWfinal_official.jpeg
    Unfortunately it is not...
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    My recollection is that it is not that far, but I...

    My recollection is that it is not that far, but I didn't actually measure it.

    Nevertheless, there has always been a shuttle from the CTA parking to the convention center if you don't care to walk....
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    Hi Paul, I have my '98 K1200RS apart to deal...

    Hi Paul,
    I have my '98 K1200RS apart to deal with a slipping clutch. Related symptoms include the need to top up the clutch hydraulic fluid. I found in the repair manual that the fluid should go up...
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    Hi Jack, Thanks for the info. Are there...

    Hi Jack,
    Thanks for the info. Are there operating system requirements to view this? For example, the other shop manuals are PDFs and those are actually easier to view on Linux since the Acrobat...
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    Someone posted a link to this blog on another...

    Someone posted a link to this blog on another board.

    http://blogs.motorbiker.org/blogs.nsf/dx/07112005112049MWECYK.htm

    Short answer: The official bikes are Kawasakis and a lot of the camera...
  6. Thread: K75SA Oil

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    I hope Jon's not offended ny your comments. He's...

    I hope Jon's not offended ny your comments. He's one of the most helpful and knowledgeable folks on this board. ;)

    Oh, wait! It was me that took the thread off topic. My apologies for doing so....
  7. Thread: K75SA Oil

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    Had to go to a wedding Saturday. We had hoped to...

    Had to go to a wedding Saturday. We had hoped to join the group today and really tried. We had a bit of sun when we left at 7:30 but by the time we finished breakfast in Marengo, the rain had...
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    Re: ABS locks up at slow speed?

    My rider's manual states that ABS will not work below 2.5 mph (on a '95 K75RT.)
  9. Thread: K75SA Oil

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    So, are you saying that you age your oil before...

    So, are you saying that you age your oil before you use it? :dunno

    Dom't mind me, I'm just wasting time while my wife MOWS THE LAWN :bliss
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    What the other guys said is true and I'd like to...

    What the other guys said is true and I'd like to add the following:

    The water pump and oil pump share the same shaft. Between the two pumps, each has its own seal and there is a small space...
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    Re: Re: Help! K75 has no acceleration

    There is one exception to this rule but I don't know if it applies in this situation. Many cars have a strainer on the fuel pickup. If there is a lot of debris in the tank, it can pick up on the...
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    You're more than welcome to try mine the next...

    You're more than welcome to try mine the next time we meet. In fact, I'd be delighted to have you ride my bike and let me know if everything feels like it should.
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    What about the '95 seat? I'm certainly happy with...

    What about the '95 seat? I'm certainly happy with the comfort level, but then again, I have a Brooks B-17 on my road bicycle and most would consider that an instrument of torture.

    The seat on my...
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    I think so. I don't know. I've seen some...

    I think so.

    I don't know. I've seen some different saddles on various K bikes and not all of them were aftermarket. A friend with a K1100LT told me that it had the same saddle as my K75RT (or at...
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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How Can I tell if I need a new rear shock?

    I'm not sure if your questions are rhetorical or otherwise, so I'll answer.


    1. I changed the oil last summer using the BMW fork oil. The seals do not appear to leak. Is there other service...
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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How Can I tell if I need a new rear shock?

    I'll have to look into that. As for the wobble:


    1. Front tire
    I've replaced the front twice and it makes no difference. (Currently running a ME 330)
    2. Steering head bearings loose and/or worn...
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    Re: Re: Re: Re: How Can I tell if I need a new rear shock?

    I went with a new-to-me used shock that I bought from the president of the IBMWR. He sold it as a Progressive and it came in a Progressive box, but the shock was labeled Works Performance and matched...
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    Weight wise, my owner's manual lists a laden...

    Weight wise, my owner's manual lists a laden weight of 502 lb for a plain K75 and 564 for a K75RT (fully laden - fluids and full tank.) So the RT adds 62 lb and much of that is carried high (I...
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    Actually... If you took one look in my garage,...

    Actually... If you took one look in my garage, you would see why I didn't invite you! :eek
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    Wow! Mine did not look like that. In addition to...

    Wow! Mine did not look like that. In addition to the matte black clutch lining coating, I had a little pile of rubber crumbs and aluminum shavings in the depression above the alternator.
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    Re: Re: How Can I tell if I need a new rear shock?

    Would the same hold for a '95 K75RT with 50K miles? Would I be 10K miles overdue for a new rear shock? I have no particular reason to believe it is bad other than age and miles. I've only ever ridden...
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