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    Shortest thread ever

    Disregard. I found something on k-bikes.com indicating that the light will reset after 3 trips above 30mph, and just verified it with my own bike. :laugh
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    2008 GT brake pad indicators

    My bike started with the intermittent dash warning light for brake pads around 8K miles, and finally went steady last fall around 15k.

    I changed the brake pads this spring (front left pads were...
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    Did it fail like this? ...

    Did it fail like this?

    http://bmwsporttouring.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=731656
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    Randy's method works, but use a hair dryer to get...

    Randy's method works, but use a hair dryer to get the disc and/or saddlebag lid warm. Makes it easier, and sometimes you get lucky and it pops right off.
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    Gilly, did they say anything about changing out...

    Gilly, did they say anything about changing out the cam chain or tensioner? Just curious what the latest line of thinking is about this.
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    You can bridge across the sidestand switch...

    You can bridge across the sidestand switch connector with a thin piece of telco wire......that would be a quick way to check if its part of the problem or not.
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    Its a nice bike. I actually think the handling...

    Its a nice bike. I actually think the handling impresses me more than the motor......I think it would have made a great K900.
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    Max BMW has them listed on their site, so I...

    Max BMW has them listed on their site, so I assume all dealers can get them.

    In addition to the seal rebuild kit, I would also get new brake pad pins and a spring clip. That stuff gets crusty...
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    Chirping? Does your bike still have the SHED...

    Chirping? Does your bike still have the SHED emissions system installed?

    If you raise the back of the gas tank out of its rubber holders, there may be a hose on the right-rear side with...
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    Where are you keeping your oil level? Its been a...

    Where are you keeping your oil level? Its been a long time since I had a K1200RS, but I recall there being a lot of nitpicking back in the day to keep the oil level closer to the center dot than all...
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    My dealer did it for free. Have you asked?

    My dealer did it for free. Have you asked?
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    I'm doing a fluid change in my 1200GT right...

    I'm doing a fluid change in my 1200GT right now.....its got a 31/11 gear set.
  13. Montana Bob is up around the north side of...

    Montana Bob is up around the north side of Yellowstone.....he advertises in Owners News.
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    You may wish to move this question over to the...

    You may wish to move this question over to the Flying Brick forum.....the bikes you are talking about here have the previous generation K-four engine.
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    You'll have to change the lower right radiator...

    You'll have to change the lower right radiator hose to make it work on a K75RT. IIRC, the RT hose doesn't pass thru the right engine cover, which is necessary for the lower spoiler to work.
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    Yeah, what Lee said. Makes it a LOT easier.

    Yeah, what Lee said. Makes it a LOT easier.
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    I also had a lot of trouble with the EBC's. ...

    I also had a lot of trouble with the EBC's. After 20k miles, one of them locked up tight, and the other jangled over bumps like a piece of chain, and this design was not rebuildable.

    Its too...
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    There used to be a factory kit available to add the second outlet. I put one on my 98 RS.
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    Normally, I just park my bike next to Harleys and...

    Normally, I just park my bike next to Harleys and leave the key in place. No one wants a BMW where I live. :D
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    On the K75S, the stock horn mounted to one side...

    On the K75S, the stock horn mounted to one side of the internal headlight frame, and the factory kit adding the second horn mounted to the other. You can't get the factory kit anymore, but IIRC, it...
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    Motobins.co.uk has the identical replacement for...

    Motobins.co.uk has the identical replacement for $260-ish. I've always been happy with their service.
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    Something no one ever mentions about shocks is...

    Something no one ever mentions about shocks is that there is only one brand which fetches decent resale on the used market, and that is Ohlins.

    Spend $700 on a new one now, and when you decide...
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    It wouldn't surprise me if the oil weep is coming...

    It wouldn't surprise me if the oil weep is coming from a dried out O-ring in the clutch basket, or input shaft seal on the trans, and not the main seal. What does the oil coming out of the weep hole...
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    I only saw the one in the showroom. They must be...

    I only saw the one in the showroom. They must be hiding the rest of them. :whistle
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    The new Chicago dealer has an HP2 on the floor. ...

    The new Chicago dealer has an HP2 on the floor. Helping..... :)
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