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    When replacing the clutch microswitch, do not...

    When replacing the clutch microswitch, do not install it upside down, it will not work, my bad. thanks for all the attempts to help.

    Sam
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    Thanks for your reply, I tested the new and old...

    Thanks for your reply, I tested the new and old clutch switches outside of the lever assy so I could "make" and "unmake" the switches, kickstand was up, still could not swart in gees. I used a...
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    Thanks for your reply. Yes it does, so my...

    Thanks for your reply. Yes it does, so my thinking the problem is not in the kickstand switch circuit but in the clutch switch circuit but not the clutch switch itself. I'm thinking the next step...
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    2008 GS will not start in gear

    During a ride last week, my 2008 GS would not start in gear. I have replaced the microswitch that is actuated by the clutch lever but did not solve problem. I then checked the old switch for...
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    If you make it safely from Athens down Hwy 316 to...

    If you make it safely from Athens down Hwy 316 to I 85 to I 285N to Hwy 400 to Alpharetta, you have passed the ARC! Good luck.
    Sam, ( Lula, Ga.)
  6. I had this issue with my 05 Rt, use your sight...

    I had this issue with my 05 Rt, use your sight glass. The oil level sending unit is about $90 and is located on the right side of the engine, not hard to replace but I replaced the Rt with an 08 GS...
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    The best size MH

    I have had 6, the best all around was a 24 ft Coachmen Leprechan (1996 Ford 460 chassis). It fit in any campground , hookups or primative, had a REAL bumper that held my DRZ 400. I got caught up in...
  8. I just had the 24 K service done on my 08 GS by...

    I just had the 24 K service done on my 08 GS by Blue Moon of Norcross (where the bike had been serviced by PO). I asked them to save the old plugs and air filter so I could have some reference...
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    Had an 05 DL650 , motor never used a drop of oil...

    Had an 05 DL650 , motor never used a drop of oil but had to add skid plate to protect oil filter, geared to high for steep downhill rutted trails even with counter shaft sproket change, front springs...
  10. Thread: Deer Impacts

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    Yesterday at 9:30 AM while driving my F150 4WD of...

    Yesterday at 9:30 AM while driving my F150 4WD of Hwy 378 west of McCormick, S.C. a doe streaked accross the road in front of me, slammed broadside into an oncomming car. The impact knocked her back...
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    Its probably the oil level sensor assuming that...

    Its probably the oil level sensor assuming that your visual sight glass checks show normal oil levels. This sensor is on the rt hand side under some of the plastic. Cost is about $90.00 and not...
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    I recently traded my 05 RT for an 08 GS. I had a...

    I recently traded my 05 RT for an 08 GS. I had a stock RT seat covered with the Alaska Leather Saddle which was comfortable. The 08 GS seat was so bad (pushed me forward) that I bought a Sargent...
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    I had a 05 Rt that used about a quart of oil...

    I had a 05 Rt that used about a quart of oil every 6, ooo miles which my Atlanta dealer said was within BMW spec. The oil level sensor drove me nuts, exclamation point was on/off/on/off, dealer...
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    Re; bad front wheel rotors. Acc. to advrider...

    Re; bad front wheel rotors. Acc. to advrider there is a spring loaded retainer clip that has tabs that true the rotor assembly (this is enduro talk). This clip was breaking causing rotors to be out...
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    When your helmet sweats and your head's not in it!

    When your helmet sweats and your head's not in it!
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    I did the same thing on my08GS 2 Sundays ago...

    I did the same thing on my08GS 2 Sundays ago about 9AM on a dead end road N of Gainesville, Ga., looking for the construction rd. to a new state park. Unfortunately the bike was lying downhill and I...
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    I have a 08 GS witk 17K miles (new to me) that...

    I have a 08 GS witk 17K miles (new to me) that does this also, but only the rear brake. I am taking it to Boxerworks in Watkinsville, Ga 1st week in Aug. I obviously use the rear mostly on gravel...
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    Poll: As a former 05 RT owner, I learned a lot on this...

    As a former 05 RT owner, I learned a lot on this forum about my bike. Seems there are more issues with the more accessorized RT, ie temp senders, moving windshields, headlite bulb replacement,...
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    On the 2005 Rt the oil level sensor is behind the...

    On the 2005 Rt the oil level sensor is behind the lower right side faring. Mine was giving me issues when I traded for a GS. Now I can change a headlight bulb, ride forest service roads and do...
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    Travel rods break down into 1" sections. I have...

    Travel rods break down into 1" sections. I have a spinning and fly rod to carry on my GS

    Sam
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    2 years ago I had a $ 450 quote from Wicked Ways,...

    2 years ago I had a $ 450 quote from Wicked Ways, Lawrenceville, Ga. to repaint my 2005RT sidecases (original color) Dark Charcoal Grey. So I just leave them off the bike and day trip with a tail...
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    Park the GS', ride the RT, It will be more...

    Park the GS', ride the RT, It will be more comfortable in cold and rain; you'll have down pat in no time. It's just like a new gun or a new wife!

    Sam
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    High mileage 05 GS

    Thanks to all for your suggestions, I will check the brakes out as well as possible. My dealer says that these servo brake pumps are very sensitive to water. I am prepared to spend some money on...
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    High mileage 05 R1200 GS probable purchase

    I've found an 05 R1200 GS with 70K miles that I can afford without selling my 05 RT. What and how do I check high $ wear items, transmission, shocks, engine, etc on test ride to make sure I don't...
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    ESA may need reprogramming, mine did (05RT). Mt...

    ESA may need reprogramming, mine did (05RT). Mt headlite beam was way high. Dealer did a (while u wait), cost 1 hour. Thought I won the lottery vs new shock cost
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