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  1. Thread: First Bike

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    do what you are doing and then...

    buy the bike that you feel/think, after making a well-informed decision, is the right bike for the riding you want to do.

    brief history, a baby when is comes to riding, let alone a bmw. but i...
  2. Thread: exhausted r1100s

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    heard 'em all...and

    had the staintunes on the 02 and now the laser race system on the 04, friend and father both have the vanderlinde on an 02 and 04. heard the ztechnik and the two brothers is a poor qaulity piece of...
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    so many threads on seats...

    over on the pelican parts board. i happen to be one of the few content with the stock seat. the wunderlich looks good though.

    repoe3
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    have heard various conversations about the...

    have heard various conversations about the charger and never got a straight answer out of 'em.

    but i can say this about gel vs. gel in the S bikes..

    the battery has its vent/drain line out...
  5. Thread: BMW Sportbike???

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    no doubt it can be done...i know people who have...

    no doubt it can be done...i know people who have done it. but with hard bags with integrated mounts, other equipment that is meant for the long haul, the S fills the bill.

    back to the subject...
  6. Thread: BMW Sportbike???

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    first off the K bikes are not sports bikes and no...

    first off the K bikes are not sports bikes and no where close to it. i went from my first bike, ducati 916, to the R1100S at the ripe old age of 22. what the youth market, as a whole doesnt realize...
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    that attitude spills over in greensboro..

    there is a relationship between the two..like father and son. my father and i have purchased 5 bikes from Carolina BMW in the past few years. great people.

    repoe3
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    hmmm

    not sure if that has anything to do with the slipping or standing up while braking. what shop do you have doing the work?

    repoe3
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    probably a seal leaking

    most notably on the S bikes a leak will cause this. have you checked out the bbs for the S at pelican parts? there are lots of threads that dicuss this very thing.
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  10. Thread: How old are you?

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    Poll: used to be the youngest on an S

    but then that was back in 99 and now i know of a few younger riders on an S...that being said...

    27 back in may, was 21 when i got my first bike (a 916), then picked up an S when i turned 23,...
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    guten tag!

    speak of the devil and he shall appear. i concure, the pelican board is the epitome of S resources and information. let your eyes be opened.

    repoe3
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    if this was a feed store..maybe

    but this is a motorcycle shop and refering to way of doing things as a "southern thing" is a poor excuse from someone that is either obnoxious or arrogant regionally. having lived in and/or worked...
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    have you ever had to do this type of repair before?

    i know the guys at Carolina BMW and would recommend them to anyone. their techs ride BMW's. some shop techs don't.

    one thing i would ask is you be careful how quickly you jump on the "southern...
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    it does not already have them

    even the S has them, but a lot of people do not realize it...

    repoe3
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    have seen just beyond...

    an indicated 140mph on my prep before i let up. had my first stock w/ ABS up to an indicated 155mph going down a large bridge in varina. i would not assume the prep is any "faster" aside from about...
  16. Thread: Oilhead Dyno

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    dyno printout..may be of some use

    this is my baseline for the S and then my modifed S. runs are about 12 months apart in time and about 11k miles between...we first thought it was running lean, but it looks like a perfect mix for...
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    thats where i bought my first motorcycle...

    ducati 916 from moto europa. know m. stubbs the (used to be) owner well, he adopted my greyhound when i moved from richmond up to alexandria. quick question, do they have an existing relationship...
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    i would run those numbers while riding in the...

    i would run those numbers while riding in the hills, as for touring, lots of highways, i tend to bump them up 3-5 psi to retain tire shape a longer wear especially if carrying extra weight. i think,...
  19. Thread: Spline Lube

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    any input on the procedure...

    could anyone share their experience of lubing the splines? that is something that may be looming over the next year of riding and want to be prepared to do the deed.

    repoe3
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    they should last for the trip and then some

    mine currently have a trip to daytona and back from northern virginia and a few weekend blitz through the hils/mountains around 211. keep the air pressure up while on the highway and lower it a just...
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    so what about all the other stuff?

    like the bbp chip, etc. did you have those installed prior and they are now gone or left in? thanks fro teh write up.

    repoe3
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    metzler M1 sportecs are the only choice!

    having gone through many a sets on S's, unless you are PURELY a touring type, get the sportecs. if you are already getting about 5k out of the other tires and you are getting squirrly rear end (the...
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