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    My seal is also leaking, and there is 0.005" of...

    My seal is also leaking, and there is 0.005" of play when measured at the rim.

    Can I just replace the seal, or does this play mean the bearing also needs to be replaced?

    When replacing one...
  2. Thread: K12RS Seat

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    I bought a newly new seat off EBay for $100. That...

    I bought a newly new seat off EBay for $100. That allowed me to send in my old one to Russel and still ride.
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    This sounds like the load shedding relay's...

    This sounds like the load shedding relay's contacts have fused in the on position.

    I think this relay is in the electrical box just behind the gas tank. The diagram I have shows this relay having...
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    There seems to be some confusion over the way the...

    There seems to be some confusion over the way the 2007 R1200GS tail light works, so I thought I'd clarify this.

    On this bike, and many other late model BMW bikes, the ZFE control module, which...
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    I have designed my P3 Lights specifically to work...

    I have designed my P3 Lights specifically to work with the new BMW tail light system. It detects the lower duty cycle pulses sent to the brake light and lights up accordingly.

    On the R1200GS,...
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    The fact that the lights are dim suggests it's a...

    The fact that the lights are dim suggests it's a loose or corroded terminal at the battery, or perhaps the main ground lead on the battery, rather than the starter.

    If you have 12.5V at the...
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    I mounted some fog lights on my K1100RS under the...

    I mounted some fog lights on my K1100RS under the headlight. You should be able to do the same with the PIAA's.


    You can see details here:

    http://www.skene.org/k1100/fog
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    Sticky: Sugarbush, Vermont ...

    Sugarbush, Vermont

    http://www.skene.org/K1200RS/images/Shugarbush.jpg
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    Sticky: I took this while ferrying around a photographer...

    I took this while ferrying around a photographer for the 2007 running of the Nation's Triathlon

    http://www.skene.org/K1200RS/Nations_Triathlon/priveledged%20parking.JPG
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    BMW uses quite thin wire for their electrics. I...

    BMW uses quite thin wire for their electrics. I found that on my K1200RS and my previous K1100RS, the headlight power and ground wires were dropping about 1.5 volts across them. Even a small voltage...
  11. With the Pirate's Lair lowering plates, you need...

    With the Pirate's Lair lowering plates, you need to be careful about them scraping: they do not give you a subtle warning like the stock foot peg feelers. The part that hits first is very solid and...
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    Now that the price for HID conversion units has...

    Now that the price for HID conversion units has fallen to under $100 for a pair, you might want to convert to an HID setup. There is no filament to burn out, so they last much longer, not to mention...
  13. Do the tests in this order. To test the...

    Do the tests in this order.

    To test the charging system:

    Put a voltmeter on the battery terminals and start the bike with a jump start or after charging the battery with a charger.

    As you...
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    The oil filter from the BMW 2002/320i will also...

    The oil filter from the BMW 2002/320i will also fit.

    These are pretty inexpensive online.
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    Here are the two pages you need: ...

    Here are the two pages you need:

    http://www.skene.org/K1200RS/images/k1100-battery1.jpg

    http://www.skene.org/K1200RS/images/k1100-battery2.jpg
  16. I have added an installation page to the P3Lights...

    I have added an installation page to the P3Lights website:

    http://www.p3lights.com/Installation.htm
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    I solved the heat problem on my K1100RS by...

    I solved the heat problem on my K1100RS by insulating the fuel lines that run over the engine.

    You can see the details here:

    http://www.skene.org/k1100/heat_mod/index-heat.htm
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    Most after market LED brake lights will not work...

    Most after market LED brake lights will not work on the RT, due to BMW's use of single-filament brake light bulbs on this bike. They run these as tail lights as well as brake lights, so there is no...
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