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  1. Thread: Paul B.

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    Looking through the Lens....

    Paul was such a good guy and always got your "good side". He gave so much to the BMW community and will be missed but not forgotten.

    Fred
  2. Thread: Coffee drinks

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    What Next?

    Plushies? Talk about Cross pollination ... ouch!
    BFF
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    Dead K75

    Mark,

    Glad to see you got to the bottom of it. It likely was caused by either a "bad spot" on the motor's commutator or the positive (+) post was dirty. It happened on my 75S it turned out to be...
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    Iom Tt

    Hobby,

    I recommend that you fly in from Gatwick (or Heathrow - God forbid) to Ronaldsway airport (Castletown) and rent a small car. I would avoid Douglas, unless you're going for the partay. In...
  5. Thread: Coffee drinks

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    Nescafe

    Ahem... I beg your pardon? I only serve instant to my best friends. You got the real thing.

    BFF :stick
  6. Gummikuh Rally

    Funny, I was just asking Titania about the Kummikuh, wondering if it is still being held. Shows you how much I read this board, huh? I was last there in 1996 and Ernie Williams and the Wildcats was...
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    Barge...

    Never. And I was on a '96 K1100 RS. Go figure...

    :stick BFF
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    New member of the family ... 2004 1200GT

    No comment other than they are both barges.... The GT is just a heavier barge.

    :) BFF
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    Garth and Family

    Garth lent us his happy and confident persona whenever he was around. We always looked forward to his 'guest' appearance at motorcycling events. I had hoped to hear the Tenor as his career blossoms....
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    R1200GS Instrument Setup Ideas

    Black Fly just went to the dark side and bot a 12GS and have a bunch of toys to transfer from the K11RS.

    If you know the RS, you know there isn't much room for electronic farkles and still see the...
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    K11RS Auxillary Lighting mounts

    I have a 1996 K11RS and want to mount Hella Micron HID lights. I have not been successful in finding a good mounting system for this bike. Hint: I do not want to mount them directly under the...
  12. Thread: IOM Wav Clip

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    Fun quotient

    Does a bear shi! in the buckwheat?
    It was mainly a trip to recharge the batteries, but it turned out to be much more.

    We observed the event from several venues on the course including:...
  13. Thread: IOM Wav Clip

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    IOM Wav Clip

    Hey Posers!

    Here is the sound of REAL motorcycles that you missed out on at the 2004 Isle of Man TT. (Change to a *.WAV file after downloading)

    Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk!

    BF
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    K75S cylinder head (speak)

    I had a 1988 K75S with a 1992 shortblock (long story). At ~93k miles I took down the cylinder head for port and polish. What what learned from the flow bench is a bit different from what you have...
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    I might suggest that you take the bike to the...

    I might suggest that you take the bike to the dealer, rather than spend any more time on this and potentially creating more problems for yourself than you know. In my previous post, I figured that an...
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    Gell

    It was the Gell Cell.
    BFF
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    Mick's reply

    Thanks for the reply, Mick.

    Next time around, I'll go the Digi-key route. I ended up calling Chicago BMW and they sent me a BMW/Exide model for about $65.00 (20% off all BMW parts). I thought that...
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    The Hiss

    Rick,

    The early K-bikes had this problem, by the cure is likely different, given the configuration.

    Assumption: This is your K1100LT and the vent pipe and hose is plugged!

    I recommend that...
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    Replacement battery for K11RS

    TECH:

    We're looking for an (aftermarket) replacement battery for a 1996 K11RS.
    I am familiar with BMW's offerings and that from Westco. Are there any others that make the grade?

    BFF
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    RHBS

    Rob is our red-headed Black Sheep. Baaahh!

    BFF :eek
  21. Thread: Maine Foliage

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    Maine Foliage

    The foliage is 110% along the coast of Maine. It is nice and should remain that way throughout the weekend (What a difference a day makes: snow yesterday). The leaves are in full bloom from York to...
  22. Thread: Used Parts

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    Black Fly Central

    Stace,

    I'm working on K machine.

    I was listening to the bike a couple of weeks back and heard the ominous ticking of the exhaust. After loosening the exhaust assembly for removal, the header...
  23. Thread: Used Parts

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    Used Parts

    FYI:

    Hey K-bike riders,

    I thought I would pass on a (new to me) and most helpful used parts guy in NC. Fred's Cycle in Morganton (828-433-1067).

    He came as a referral from BMW of Charlotte...
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    Mr. Happy and his 45th

    So....How was the private tour with the Docent?

    and the pool?

    Enquiring minds want to know?


    fredly:p
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    K11 ABS Question

    Hi Mike.

    As it turns out, this is a characteristic of the beast and is usually caused by a voltage variance.

    Apparently it is not a problem. It is one of those things that we acknowlegde and...
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