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    OR visit almost any auto dealership who should be...

    OR visit almost any auto dealership who should be able to put you in touch with a specialized dash/seat repair company.

    I've had good luck with this, and they even are able to put the "grain" of...
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    You know, a crosswind in Kansas had me leaning...

    You know, a crosswind in Kansas had me leaning over that far almost all the way across the state. I could have dragged my knee too had I thought of it!~

    KEN
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    Yep, never miss it! Ken

    Yep, never miss it!

    Ken
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    The butterflies pivot on a shaft with bronze...

    The butterflies pivot on a shaft with bronze bushings. I can't really think of anything you could lube them with that gasoline would not dissolve.

    However, having rebuilt several, I would be...
  5. Great info Roger, and thanks for taking the time...

    Great info Roger, and thanks for taking the time to document all of this and especially to share!

    Makes me understand why my R1100RSL has so many lean pops coming out of the tailpipe!

    Ken
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    Ding Ding Ding..........we have a winner!

    Ding Ding Ding..........we have a winner!
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    Check your adjustment not only at the lever, but...

    Check your adjustment not only at the lever, but at the back of the tranny too.

    hopefully that will cure it, but if not, you will learn how to do a clutch, and a spline lube at the same time! lol...
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    Since you are the third owner, there's no telling...

    Since you are the third owner, there's no telling what the previous two did.

    No, 41k is not a normal point for a clutch replacement. I did mine on the same model when I lubed the splines @ 80k. ...
  9. Thread: Swing arm boot

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    Not really that bad of a job. you will also...

    Not really that bad of a job.
    you will also have to remove the final drive from the swingarm to get the driveshaft back on.
    At least that's the easiest way I've found to do it. Good time to...
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    Jim, try eating a tablespoon of whole cranberry's...

    Jim, try eating a tablespoon of whole cranberry's each day. It sure has helped me!

    Ken
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    Or, you can also get good ones at any Audi, Bmw,...

    Or, you can also get good ones at any Audi, Bmw, or VW parts department.
    Ken
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    Sorry you won't be able to make it too! I'm...

    Sorry you won't be able to make it too!

    I'm hoping the Monsoons stop before then!

    Ken
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    Crane Rally June 20-22

    Hey all; Just a reminder that the Crane Rally sponsored by the Springfield BMW Roadriders is coming up fast! This marks the 24th year that we've held the rally in Crane.
    This is a very relaxed...
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    Ted, this was a wonderful example of...

    Ted, this was a wonderful example of communication with the membership.
    Many of the expressed qualms and questions were put to rest as a result, thank you.

    Ken F
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    I"m pretty sure if you call a BMW Dealer, they...

    I"m pretty sure if you call a BMW Dealer, they can look up the history on the bike.
  16. Thread: Learned lesson

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    If you keep an eye on Ebay there are often...

    If you keep an eye on Ebay there are often panniers on there. LOts of "breakers" (as the English call them)
    or salvage guys to us.

    Ken
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    +1 on Carbone-Lorraine! I'm amazed at the...

    +1 on Carbone-Lorraine! I'm amazed at the stopping power.

    I've had that problem before on cars, and have had success grinding the pad down a small amount with a
    belt sander (just enough for them...
  18. Thanks guys! DBrick, that's the one i was...

    Thanks guys! DBrick, that's the one i was remembering- thanks.
    Trying to help out a single female club member who just bought a beautiful K100RS, but bad ABS module.
    She's a little cash strapped,...
  19. ABS Repair - Seem to remember Hong Kong mentioned

    Fellows of the MOA

    I guess I'm loosing it. I remember a post about a fellow in Hong Kong who was doing ABS module repair.
    I would swear I bookmarked his site (but cannot find it)

    Could...
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    Yes, it shall pass. This passage of time doesn't...

    Yes, it shall pass. This passage of time doesn't make it right.
    This was brought on by the business owner, and no one else.
    When you make a promise/agreement with another you keep it.
    A phone...
  21. Thread: BMW Demo rides

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    .....or have a really bad case of buyers remorse....

    .....or have a really bad case of buyers remorse.

    Ken
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    I can't answer your question about the aluminum...

    I can't answer your question about the aluminum bars, however mine heat up quite nicely on high, and are comfortable on low.

    Unfortunately I don't remember the brand of grip heaters I ordered. ...
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    I ordered some from ebay ($40)which were for a...

    I ordered some from ebay ($40)which were for a snowmobile. fit fine, and are still functioning for year 4.
    My bike did not have grip heaters, so I added an original switch from BMW, and used the...
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    You probably have a lot of years left! My dad...

    You probably have a lot of years left!

    My dad will be 91 in November and still rides his R1100RT. Planning to do St. Paul this summer together.

    KEn
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    I ride my R1100 RSL on unimproved roads quite...

    I ride my R1100 RSL on unimproved roads quite often, and have never felt uncomfortable, and have often seen 60-65 on some of these. Like any motorcycle on gravel, it's easier the faster you go.
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