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    see realoem...

    see realoem.

    Part 8 is the breather
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    Clutch to transmission input spline problems have...

    Clutch to transmission input spline problems have not been much of an issue since the hexheads were released about 10 years ago now. Sure, there have been problems... I have some pictures of one...
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    Normal scheduled maintenance is no harder on a...

    Normal scheduled maintenance is no harder on a modern bike compared to an airhead. Easier, actually, as there is less to do and it is done less often. If there is a down side it is that some may...
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    Yup. Mentioned in several posts in this thread. ...

    Yup. Mentioned in several posts in this thread. Have you measured your end play, yet?
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    You may receive many opinions. They will boil...

    You may receive many opinions. They will boil down to one of these three common answers

    1) Would you trust your life on anything but a new tire
    2) If you pull the tire from the rim and patch it...
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    Almost random is about right. :D I don't know...

    Almost random is about right. :D

    I don't know what BMW did. Others have written that the ZFE takes into account battery state and current draw and ??? to determine when to shut things down. My...
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    http://www.snafu.org/pics/r1200gsw/2014/0620-12k-s...

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    Have you looked at this:...

    Have you looked at this: http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?33661-HEXHEAD-Tech-R1200XX-Rocker-Arm-End-Play-Adjustment-All-Years in the DIY/Tech library? The end play has a large allowable...
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    What year R1200RT? The comments in the...

    What year R1200RT?

    The comments in the carbtune manual related to old airheads that might not draw enough vacuum at idle. First of all your bike will draw more than that. Secondly, the only...
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    It does confuse a lot of people. There are...

    It does confuse a lot of people. There are multiple forms. The referenced form describes the things to be done at the INITIAL 6K service and repeated every 12K thereafter. That is BMWs way of...
  15. According to their FAQ shell supplies "Top Tier"...

    According to their FAQ shell supplies "Top Tier" fuel (at least in the US). The "Top Tier" standard says "Contain enough denatured ethanol such that the actual ethanol content is no less than 8.0...
  16. I once plotted the voltage drop on my '05 using...

    I once plotted the voltage drop on my '05 using the GS-911 to capture the data. With a good battery (that lasted many more years) the voltage dropped below 8.5V as measured by the GS-911. 11.5...
  17. Normal. The heat from the cylinder causes the...

    Normal. The heat from the cylinder causes the fuel in the float bowl to expand where it dribbles int the carb and out the idle air mixture screw. It will be worse on warm days. As Kurt mentioned,...
  18. My '05 gs had a draw of about 7 ma. My '13 GS...

    My '05 gs had a draw of about 7 ma. My '13 GS has a draw of less than 10 mA (I didn't check to see how much less). 4-5 mA sounds about right. That amount will drain your battery if you let the...
  19. Your bike has partially integrated brakes. Every...

    Your bike has partially integrated brakes. Every time you squeeze the front lever you are applying some amount of rear braking in addition to front braking. In that manner you did not "ride without...
  20. Thread: 2014 1200gs

    by marchyman
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    Irrelevant. The final drive big bearing is NOT...

    Irrelevant. The final drive big bearing is NOT in the oil.

    OK, I am making an assumption that the wethead FD is roughly the same as that on the hexheads other than which side of the bike it is...
  21. Thread: 2014 1200gs

    by marchyman
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    Don't. But I'm not an expert. I only play one...

    Don't. But I'm not an expert. I only play one on the internet. :nyah

    I really don't know if it will make a difference. I don't think there is enough experience with the wethead FDs to know...
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    Guess: With (much) less oil in the FD it takes...

    Guess: With (much) less oil in the FD it takes more time to wash out the assembly lube used during manufacturing.

    I forget how many changes it took on my '05 bike before the stuff coming out looks...
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    The current KLR with new everything was released...

    The current KLR with new everything was released in 2008, i.e. not all that old. The 2014 version has suspension changes.

    Those looking to Japan for their carbureted airhead inspiration should...
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