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    Problem solved

    Glad to say my beloved R1100RT "katarina" now consistently starts with the 1st push of the starter button!

    She also seems to run smoother and with more pep.

    Resolution of delayed / difficulty...
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    Fix completed

    Well I did end up cutting off the old stuck on rubber fuel lines in order to remove the fuel tank. These original fuel lines were bonded so tightly there was no non-destructive alternative. Found...
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    Rubber fuel line stuck tight

    I'm removing the tank on my 1997 R1100RT. In attempting to depressurize the fuel system I find the external rubber fuel line hoses are very stuck. I don't want to cause damage with force. Any...
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    For further clarification of the starting problem...

    For further clarification of the starting problem ....The starter button has to be pressed 4 separate times. Each time I hold the button in for roughly 3 to 4 seconds. So before actually starting...
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    Idle speed has seemed fine, very close to...

    Idle speed has seemed fine, very close to specification, and would increase as it should when the "choke" was engaged.

    (rxcrider ... To aid diagnosis I will check the exact idle speeds as you...
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    Yes. I always open the "chock lever/fast idle...

    Yes. I always open the "chock lever/fast idle switch" prior to trying to start it and I leave the lever in that position for few minutes of riding until it is warmed up.
    It surprises me how...
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    R1100RT starts on 4th try each time!?

    Hi everyone I just joined BMWOA and this is my first post.
    Mid summer I purchased a 1997 R1100RT with 54K mi but no know service history.
    Former owner mentioned that it would only start after 3...
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