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    No Way

    Glad I missed the sitting still chaos-- I commute on a K12RS everyday from Bellingham to Burlington- A great place to ride "alone"-- Like over the mt on Hwy 20 or up to Mt. Baker or "solo" rides...
  2. Thread: 98 k1200rs

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    02 sensor

    I had a similar situation with poor mileage and exhaust pipe bluing- - the local ds mechanic at RPM Cycles in Ventura CA said to drive at 3K rpms and suggested the problem was a clogged air filter-...
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    Brings back memories

    Superb photos-- You gave me the ole 5 sense experience-- Thank you so much for sharing from Virginia- Like a lot of former Marines, I spent a lot of time at Quantico (lived in Dumfries) and had the...
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    Surf to Summit II

    Thought I would add some shots of the "33"-- I live in Ojai CA and ride the twisties to work in Ventura almost every day-- The Channel Islands and Pacific Ocean are at the top of the photo-- Talked...
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    Surf to Summit and Back

    What a great day to ride-- I included some pics of the "33" -- from the beach (Ventura) to 5K feet (Los Padres Nat. Forest) and back-- about 80 miles of twisties-- spotted a "Slow" sign that one of...
  6. Thread: Oil leak cost?

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    Cheap or Boutique?

    Oklahoma Sweet-T
    Thank you so much for the information- Yes , I am of the cheap/value/frugal generation- the BMW mech says the oil leak will cause the clutch to slip-- Drilling a hole sounds like a...
  7. Thread: Oil leak cost?

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    Beemer woes

    Nate,
    I bought the '99 (dark metallic grey)-- ironically, I was looking at a '98 at the BMW shop in Newbury Park for about the same price-- it had more miles but was serviced and prepped for sale by...
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    Who to trust?

    Nate,
    I went to the BMW dealer because RPM Cycles failed to fix my fuel (23mpg) problem,- In fact I bought the bike from RPM and was told everything was in working order and had just been serviced--...
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    Oil leak cost?

    Ole wise ones-- The local (Ventura County) BMW deakership says it will cost $900.00 (labor) plus parts to replace a transmission seal (a drip a day)-- Is this so, or am I experiencing the boutique...
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    Ya call this german engineering?

    Crazy! Your bikes pulls and the advice is to put 14lbs on the left side-- "been like this since '84?"... Reminds me of how Jefferson Davis would ride into combat with one arm in the air for some kind...
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    Thanks again-- Rich is not always good?

    Gator Tim,
    I will pull the plugs and check-- Looks like I will need to take it to the BMW doc for a full checkup-- Thanks again for your help-- I am trying to get educated on the BMW cult and what...
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    Thanks Greg

    I bought the K with 37k miles on it from RPM Cycles in Ventura CA in Feb of this year-- was just "completely" serviced, according to the BMW mech who has serviced this bike sense it was new-- After...
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    Thanks Timgator

    Tim, thank you so much for the suggestion--- Just took the K on a 400 mile jaunt last weekend-- same thing- 27mpg-- Now the exhaust is bluing-- Guess it is time for the ole $$$BMW$$$ mechanic again--...
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    K2000RS gas mileage

    My '99 K1200RS is getting about 27 mpg on 91 octane-- cheaper to drive my V8 Silverado (87 octane)-- this makes my touring range intolerable for a planned trip in Canada--the local Beemer mech who...
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