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    But who knows what ancillary damage a hit to the...

    But who knows what ancillary damage a hit to the wheel enough to send it out for repair will do. It only takes a minute to check.
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    I would do something similar... but after the...

    I would do something similar... but after the clean step I'd make sure the screws fit the holes and could be threaded without using tools. If not the screws are possibly stretched in which case new...
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    :laugh That would be some very long term...

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    That would be some very long term planning on BMW's part.

    A friend wanted the broken parts. He said he was going to turn it into an R99S for his /2 frame with an R90 engine conversion. ...
  4. Thread: Gs question

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    Windshield has been mechanically adjustable for...

    Windshield has been mechanically adjustable for at least 10 years. The mechanical adjustment methods have changed over time. Starting in '13 it is adjusted by twisting a knob.

    Electronic cruise...
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    Why? :ear

    Why? :ear
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    With the wetheads (and possibly other bikes...

    With the wetheads (and possibly other bikes starting in at least '13) BMW doesn't publish maintenance schedules any more. When you take a bike to the dealer they put your VIN, mileage, and date of...
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    First make sure nothing is stuck on the seal/dust...

    First make sure nothing is stuck on the seal/dust cover lip. Cut up a plastic milk bottle or something similar to make a tool you can fit under the lip to clean it out. That sometimes is enough...
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    Maybe. The text that went with that image was...

    Maybe. The text that went with that image was bitching about the lack of a drain plug which is why I grabbed it. There are still plenty of examples. This link:...
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    I'm not trying to "get" you. But check the...

    I'm not trying to "get" you. But check the differential on some 4x4 vehicles. The don't put the drain plug on the bottom because they expect the bottom to be dragged over hard parts. One...
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    :laugh Awesome is invoking physics, modern...

    :laugh Awesome is invoking physics, modern design, and accepted standards to support your biases. I'm impressed.

    If the plug on the back of early hexhead FD isn't a drain plug please tell us...
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  15. Thanks, Paul. Then the answer to the second...

    Thanks, Paul.

    Then the answer to the second part of the first question will be the same as it was on my 'GS.... listen closely with ear close to the perch as you slowly depress the clutch lever. ...
  16. But is there a switch directly actuated by the...

    But is there a switch directly actuated by the lever? Could be a pressure switch actuated by the master or slave cylinders. :dunno

    There was a mechanical switch on my '05 GS, but an '05 is not...
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    BMW has been telling people to remove the battery...

    BMW has been telling people to remove the battery for charging for a long time. They've also been selling chargers that plug into the accessory socket to make charging in the bike extra easy. ...
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    You can make sure that 100% of your mass is...

    You can make sure that 100% of your mass is applied to the tang. Many don't do that. They lean back or stick their butt out. Both postures put their center of mass elsewhere.

    My experience is...
  21. Thread: RT versus GS

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    The RT has better wind protection The RT is...

    The RT has better wind protection

    The RT is heavier. That is a pro for some and a con for others.

    The RT has more plastic. It is a pain to remove if you do your own maintenance and dealer...
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