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  1. Shift Lever Adjust with Shift Assist - How?

    2013 K1300S "30 Years", which has Shift Assist. I would like to lower the shift lever about 1/2". The BMW Repair Manual DVD explains how to do this for a manual shift lever, but does not explain...
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    Thanks. There is a note on the realoem web page...

    Thanks. There is a note on the realoem web page next to the clutch friction disc [SI 2100896(737)], but I did not check it. I'll do so at the dealer when I pick up some additional parts in the next...
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    Are you opening the "Choke" lever when you start...

    Are you opening the "Choke" lever when you start the bike cold?
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    Thanks. Yes, I got the clutch disc in correctly...

    Thanks. Yes, I got the clutch disc in correctly also (with the extended hub pointing toward the transmission). That's why I was puzzled by what was the problem.

    Will reinstall everything once my...
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    Thanks Paul. Yes, I considered the effects of...

    Thanks Paul. Yes, I considered the effects of the new, thicker clutch disc, but wasn't sure if a 0.9 mm increase in thickness could have that much effect on the clutch lever adjusting bolt (even...
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    Yes, I used the BMW metal clutch centering tool...

    Yes, I used the BMW metal clutch centering tool (and quite the nice tool it is!).
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    The PR2s on my R1100RS have the same wear...

    The PR2s on my R1100RS have the same wear pattern. I run about 36/40 psi F/R. A lot of my riding is on straight roads (I do live on the Texas Gulf Coast). My next tires will probably be PR3s and...
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    This thread seems to be the best place to pose my...

    This thread seems to be the best place to pose my questions about my situation.

    1995 R1100RS with 33,000 miles. I just had to replace a leaking rear main seal on the engine. As part of the...
  9. R1100RS - Hella Driving Lights - BMW Switch?

    I'm getting ready to install a set of Hella FF50 55w driving lights on my 1995 R1100RS before I leave for the MOA rally. The plan is to trigger the relay off the high beam circuit (so the driving...
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    Great! I'll be sure to examine and check all the...

    Great! I'll be sure to examine and check all the connections VERY carefully the next time I have the tank open. Thanks for the update.
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    Uh . . . no.

    Uh . . . no.
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    D-Day Remembered

    Memorial Day is a little behind us, but the 65th anniversary of D-Day will be here on Saturday. No political point intended here . . . just seemed like something to remember and think about . . .
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    Slick Shifting

    In the June issue of MCN, Ken Condon has a good article on upshifting and downshifting. Upshifting? "Preload the shift lever."
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    $16.00/LITRE?! I can buy Mobil 1 V-Twin for...

    $16.00/LITRE?! I can buy Mobil 1 V-Twin for about $8 to $9 per quart at the local AutoZone. Even with different Canadian/U.S. $ exchange rates that sounds like a hard-to-swallow difference. How...
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    I have always been puzzled and amazed at how King...

    I have always been puzzled and amazed at how King Bernie was able to acquire such dictatorial power over F1 and the manufacturers/teams who spend all the money to compete, and make them dance to his...
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    Which could be remedied by having a larger point...

    Which could be remedied by having a larger point gap between first place (winning the race) and all the other places than exists in the current 10-8-6-5 . . . point system.
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    Maybe so, but I was thinking more from the...

    Maybe so, but I was thinking more from the driver's perspective. With today's cars and tracks, getting dropped down the grid for an engine change almost dooms you to not finishing high, although...
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    Driver's championship based primarily on # WINS,...

    Driver's championship based primarily on # WINS, with points won over the season as only the tie-breaker?! Hmmmm . . . if this holds up for 2010, I wonder how many cars not running very high in the...
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    Jumping out of second when you shift into second...

    Jumping out of second when you shift into second and then start accelerating again? Are you preloading the shift lever for the shift? There is another recent thread discussing this issue for...
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    1. Price of crude oil has been increasing. 2....

    1. Price of crude oil has been increasing.

    2. Historically, price of gasoline increases during the summer (vacation) months, when demand increases over the demand during the winter months.
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    Section 3.3 of the decision is especially...

    Section 3.3 of the decision is especially interesting. Now, THERE'S an incentive NOT to appeal! Damned if you don't . . . and really damned if you do.
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    AND, they did not have any cupholders. What were...

    AND, they did not have any cupholders. What were those crazy Swedes thinking?!

    Riiiiiiiiiing, ding, ding . . .
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    IIRC, they were derived from the Triumph Dolomite...

    IIRC, they were derived from the Triumph Dolomite I-4 engine.

    OK, now back to Pontiac Driving Excitement. :snore
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    OK, two POVs on the 1-2 shift technique. People...

    OK, two POVs on the 1-2 shift technique. People can choose which (or another) they think will work best for them.
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    On my 99 Turbo, it locked the transmission in...

    On my 99 Turbo, it locked the transmission in reverse. The steering wheel had no locking mechanism. Seemed pretty simple to me.

    OK, this is going to get me to start looking for a black 99 Turbo....
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