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    Yes. Making sure the mineral oil is at the...

    Yes. Making sure the mineral oil is at the correct level and tapping the hydraulic lines (with the reservoir top off) to be sure there is no air trapped in the system seems to have fixed it. As my...
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    On my 2010 RT, I use the rear brake alone mainly...

    On my 2010 RT, I use the rear brake alone mainly during slow speed maneuvering, on loose surfaces, or to keep from rolling when stopped. When stopping, for smoothness, I apply more rear brake than...
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    I agree. Any board is a target. It's bad enough...

    I agree. Any board is a target. It's bad enough when users create havoc, but much worse when someone malicious gains admin privileges. vBulletin can be made more secure, at the expense of ease of...
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    That's the quick alignment I did, top down, like...

    That's the quick alignment I did, top down, like you said. Took the fenders off to get better access to the fork brace bolts. There was some improvement, but not as much as I'd like. I'll try the wax...
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    Yes, 9.5 oz (281cc) with a 2.75 spacer.

    Yes, 9.5 oz (281cc) with a 2.75 spacer.
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    '90 K75S Bounce/Fork Seals

    I replaced the front springs (Progressive) and put the recommended amount of 5W oil in. Replaced the rear shock with a Progressive 412. It's much better than it was.

    I still have a problem where...
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    Welcome! I live near Marietta Square. Nice...

    Welcome! I live near Marietta Square. Nice photos, too.
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    Yes, when you get it right it's like an automatic...

    Yes, when you get it right it's like an automatic transmission shifting. No big clutch or throttle inputs, just enough to unload the transmission and make a smooth, quick shift. I know I screwed it...
  9. I use Bel-Ray Assembly Lube for splines and Royal...

    I use Bel-Ray Assembly Lube for splines and Royal Purple High Performance Marine 80W-90 synthetic GL5 in the final and transmission. I chose them for performance and availability. So far, so good.
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    I got it! The cap was stuck due to corrosion and...

    I got it! The cap was stuck due to corrosion and it took 3 taps to loosen it, then only moderate pressure to hold it down. The clip was slightly rusted but came out OK. Thanks for the tips.
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    Thanks, I'll try it. I used a "T" bar with a...

    Thanks, I'll try it. I used a "T" bar with a socket to push the cap down, after I removed the filler plugs. Maybe I wasn't pushing down hard enough, only about 50 lb. The front of the bike is jacked...
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    '90 K75S Fork Spring Caps

    I want to remove the fork spring caps to replace the springs, but I can't get the caps off. The caps depress only 1/16 inch, so can't get at the snap ring. These are "S" forks, still on the bike....
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    Thanks. That's like the "brake failure" light on...

    Thanks. That's like the "brake failure" light on my RT, which flashes until you get moving. I know it's only doing it's ABS/ASC self check, but it unnerves some of my passengers. It's the last thing...
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    '90 K75S Rear Light Fault Warning Question

    I recently bought a 1990 K75S, no ABS, that came without a manual. Can you help me figure out if my warning light is working right?

    The rear light out warning light comes on solid when the...
  15. Works great, map cover does yellow quickly, not...

    Works great, map cover does yellow quickly, not good in so expensive a bag. I wish it had a couple exterior pockets. Got mine used, look in the flea market and eBay.
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    You'd think BMW would admit that fuel strips have...

    You'd think BMW would admit that fuel strips have been a big problem, step up and say they'll keep fixing them for the life of the bike.

    Dealers get full labor reimbursement for warranty work, so...
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    2010 RT - 1/2 qt in first 600 miles, 1 qt (dino)...

    2010 RT - 1/2 qt in first 600 miles, 1 qt (dino) in next 5400 miles, 3/4 qt (synth) in next 6000 miles. Seems reasonable to me. I'm not far enough past the 12,000 mile mark to say if it's tapering...
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    It's a shame to have to plan like that on an...

    It's a shame to have to plan like that on an expensive marvel of Teutonic engineering prowess.



    Yeah, officially there is no fuel strip materials problem, either.
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    The word from my dealer last week is a 1300cc...

    The word from my dealer last week is a 1300cc water cooled RT with a multiplate wet clutch. Liquid cooling seems inevitable as a way BMW can increase power - and thermal load - and lower emissions....
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    Local dealer. You're hair splitting. The point...

    Local dealer. You're hair splitting. The point is, you just can't get some parts elsewhere. Tell me where you get NGK MAR8B-JDS plugs or an air filter. Can you beat dealer prices? Out the door price,...
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    Your switch should have conventional contacts...

    Your switch should have conventional contacts that could benefit from contact cleaner. Contact cleaner shouldn't hurt it. 2010+ switches use foil contacts that fail. According to my tech, that is....
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    Some additional comments about my original post....

    Some additional comments about my original post. I do a lot of my own maintenance, within the level of my competence. I did buy one of Marc Parnes' excellent spark plug coil removal tools, to make...
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    '10 RT 12,000 Mile Service. Ouch!

    Just had the 12,000 mile service done by a BMW shop. Holy cow! Maintenance is much more, compared to my '09 RT. Recommended change of spark plugs and rear drive gear oil is now every 12,000 miles...
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    I had a similar failure. Wouldn't start, no EWS!...

    I had a similar failure. Wouldn't start, no EWS! message, no errors or warnings, computer failed to do its self check. The problem was traced to a faulty starter switch. When it got hot from sitting...
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    Tried It

    I tried one on my 2010 RT, could detect no difference in performance or mileage over 1,100 miles. I expected to see something at low RPM, roll on and roll off, but didn't. I disconnected it and...
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