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  1. Thread: Valve Lash

    by tinytrains
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    Don, A tight valve is one were the the gap is...

    Don,

    A tight valve is one were the the gap is less than spec (tight). If the gap gets too small, the valve will not seal when the stem expands at hot and as a result the valve seat will be burnt...
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    Wow. A "checking oil thread" is almost as much...

    Wow. A "checking oil thread" is almost as much fun as a"type of oil thread". Who knew! :fight
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    I never understood how putting it on the...

    I never understood how putting it on the side-stand good do anything good for oil measurement. Once cylinder up draining oil, one down pooling oil. Depending on piston position this will add a lot of...
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    Someone here, or another forum, just kept running...

    Someone here, or another forum, just kept running his until it shredded its self. It took about 48K miles as I recall. So they do really wear out a lot faster than a car. I changed mine at 24K. It is...
  5. Thread: Oil filters

    by tinytrains
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    What I thought was a really nice touch is Max...

    What I thought was a really nice touch is Max puts the M&Ms bag in their own perfectly sized zip lock bag!

    No chocolate on your parts.
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    The internal electrical paths develop cracks over...

    The internal electrical paths develop cracks over time. Eventually, the remaining conductor area is too small for the starter current and poof. That is often why they turn over and die. My K75...
  7. How many miles on those splines? Here are mine...

    How many miles on those splines?

    Here are mine at 71K miles. Some day I need to get the clutch. It shifts fine, but I am sure after 25 years they can use some grease.

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    If it was a Cycle Gear battery, that is longer...

    If it was a Cycle Gear battery, that is longer than I got. 7 months in a bike (K75) that normally goes 5 years. I now stick with name brand batteries..
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    1. Is there oil in the sight glass? Check. 2....

    1. Is there oil in the sight glass? Check.

    2. Is it the correct weight per the manual for the temperature? Check

    3. Does it have less than 6000 miles? Check.

    GO RIDE! :clap That is all that...
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    As they all have said. This is normal. Mine...

    As they all have said. This is normal. Mine finally slowed down about 18K, and now at 27K uses a window full (1/2 quart) in 3000 miles. My K75 did the same thing, and now at 72K uses hardly any oil....
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    I have always thought the R1200 would make a fine...

    I have always thought the R1200 would make a fine aircraft engine. Use a belt drive to a propeller for reduction and avoid thrust loading the crankshaft. I makes more HP that the old Continental...
  12. Math. These things are calculated out very...

    Math. These things are calculated out very carefully. The 3 year warranty that comes with the bike is not free. It is built into the price. Actuaries and statisticians figure out much it will cost in...
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    I bought my K75 in 1989 and still have it. In...

    I bought my K75 in 1989 and still have it. In 2009, I decided I needed a bike that was not so old for daily riding and got the R1200R. Size wise, the bikes are about the same, but I find I ride the...
  14. Thread: ABS on K75

    by tinytrains
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    It could be glazing on the disk, or a warp. Does...

    It could be glazing on the disk, or a warp. Does EBC make rotors and pads for old K bikes? Might be worth a try.
  15. Thread: ABS on K75

    by tinytrains
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    At least you have a disk. The standard K75 rear...

    At least you have a disk. The standard K75 rear drum has two modes. On and off. It locks up on most hard stops if you are not careful.
    The good part is the shoes last forever.:D
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    France's answer to the R1200R?

    Kind of cool.

    http://blog.motorcycle.com/2014/08/18/motorcycle-category/standard/2016-midual-type-1-prototype-revealed/

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    My dealer just confirmed the 12 year warranty. ...

    My dealer just confirmed the 12 year warranty. :clap
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    Are you filling above the filler neck? Excess...

    Are you filling above the filler neck? Excess fuel can run into the evap canister and make it so wet, the tank cannot breath.

    Just a thought.
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    I keep thinking about putting VHF/UHF on my...

    I keep thinking about putting VHF/UHF on my R1200R, but I am not sure I want the distraction on 2 wheels.

    73's
    AB6YS.
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    My R1200R runs almost exclusively on Chevron with...

    My R1200R runs almost exclusively on Chevron with Techron, and the fuel strip still failed. So I don't that helps the fuel strip.

    The plus side, it Chevron has excellent stability. It takes me a 2...
  21. Interesting. According to my 2009 R1200R manual,...

    Interesting. According to my 2009 R1200R manual, no fuses, and I have never seen one. I guess they are not all the same.
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    BMW can make an air head to me emissions laws,...

    BMW can make an air head to me emissions laws, but it will not make anywhere near 125 HP of today's boxers. The V-star makes maybe 50HP, nothing compared to what a modern 650 can make. Plus it is way...
  23. There are no fuses to pull on a current BMW bike....

    There are no fuses to pull on a current BMW bike. Circuit protections is done electronically in the controller module. That is why it complains if you install a bulb that pulls too much current.
  24. Has anyone found a simple, "water tight" volt...

    Has anyone found a simple, "water tight" volt meter you can put on a bike, besides the Battery (drainer) Bug?
  25. I had the same problem with the battery bug. My...

    I had the same problem with the battery bug. My battery voltage was just high enough to keep the back light on, tripling the current draw, draining the battery in a week or two. Given the current...
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