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    I was not aware that an oil level indicator...

    I was not aware that an oil level indicator detected anything other LOW OIL LEVEL.

    You're saying it detects HIGH OIL LEVEL?

    Is this something new?

    d'milan
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    2008 K1200GT Steering Dampener

    Never bought a service CD for this bike.
    B-4 I starting wrenching away...

    Anyone have any helpful hints as to how to most easily gain access the steering damper on a 2008 K1200GT.

    I may need...
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    Ever get it remedied?

    Ever get it remedied?
  4. Been watching all the chatter regarding the GSW ...

    Been watching all the chatter regarding the GSW from the sidelines.
    Test rode a couple
    Probably gonna get one.
    Even bought some accessories already, but no bike.

    The only criticism of the...
  5. I lowered an '11 GS Adventure ESA 50mm / 2", and...

    I lowered an '11 GS Adventure ESA 50mm / 2", and I liked it very much.
    I purchased the shocks and springs from Wilbers Suspension (WESA). They were then mated with the OEM BMW actuators.
    It...
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    I was at local dealer yesterday. A fella I've met...

    I was at local dealer yesterday. A fella I've met a number of times came in that owns a 2013 GSW.
    We talked about the bike a bit.

    He said that the aluminum tank on the new GSAW would be an...
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    I was going to ask about shift assist and it's...

    I was going to ask about shift assist and it's behavior when just trolling about.
    Good to hear that it helped on your S.

    Seems many folks have issues with the shift quality on their BMWs.
    Late...
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    That ad also lists a 2014 GS @ 19,500 Beginning...

    That ad also lists a 2014 GS @ 19,500
    Beginning list base price on a GS is 16,500 or some such
    I priced a new GS without GPS Prep, LED or alarm but with everything else and with Low suspension for...
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    That doesn't mean that a spoke wheel would or...

    That doesn't mean that a spoke wheel would or would not have bent and flattened a tubeless tire in the same situation.
    You can bend a wire wheel rim too.
    ...
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    I'm with you on this air valve point. Tire...

    I'm with you on this air valve point.
    Tire pressure is critical on a motorcycle. Checking or changing air pressure is a simplified, more efficient procedure with the new cast wheels.

    I also vote...
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    I'd guess that you will be able to purchase a new...

    I'd guess that you will be able to purchase a new 2014 R1200RT without a Radio.
    Just as you can purchase a K1600GT without a radio.

    There will however, mainly be fully optioned bikes at...
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    I'll play along... There seem to be many...

    I'll play along...

    There seem to be many available.
    I'd reason that is why the prices seem lower than I'd expect.

    A dealer here in n-east Ohio recently told me that the GTL was his best...
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    Just for kicks, I've been watching flea Bay and...

    Just for kicks, I've been watching flea Bay and and the various K sites.

    Lightly used 2012 K16GTs are selling for 17,500 - 19,000
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    timing / schmining

    I had a 2002 R1150 RT that was a surger at the same speeds
    I goofed around so much, too much, trying to get rid of the condition...
    I read and was told
    Ya Gotta have..
    Proper Valve adjustment,...
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    Surge... don't even say it I had a 2002 R1150...

    Surge...
    don't even say it

    I had a 2002 R1150 RT that was a surger at the same speeds
    I goofed around so much, too much, trying to get rid of the condition...
    Valve adjustment, TB Sync, LPB,...
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    Nuts Ya got me all worked up. I'm gonna try...

    Nuts
    Ya got me all worked up.

    I'm gonna try it anyway.
    Not 5W 50, don't think that can be found. But maybe my own witch's brew.

    2 qts 5W-40 4T and 2 quarts 10W-50 4T = 7.5W-45
    Or maybe I'll...
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    5w 50.... really??? 5w 50? I'm down. I was...

    5w 50.... really???
    5w 50?
    I'm down.

    I was considering running 10w 50 in order to help with gear changes.

    The only time that my 2008 GT trans shifts nicely is when the oil is stone cold....
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    I own a 2003 K1200GT. I have Suburban...

    I own a 2003 K1200GT.
    I have Suburban MachineType I (no longer in production) on mine now and had American Machinery (out of business) b-4 that. Neither required a longer brake line.
    I believe...
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    I don't see any, but the prior edition didn't...

    I don't see any, but the prior edition didn't have one either.
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    my .02 The "pigtail" or plug, is probably just...

    my .02
    The "pigtail" or plug, is probably just whichever style Corbin or the prior owner of the seat chose to use.
    I was told that Sargent Seats, in the past anyway, were not allowed to use BMW OEM...
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    ughh... Don't own a WC yet, but looking at the...

    ughh...

    Don't own a WC yet, but looking at the radiators, noticed they are out there... lots a frontal area to catch bouncing stones on the highway.
    I don't like the appearance of most guards,...
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    nricci, I bet the R1200RT/LC will be better...

    nricci,

    I bet the R1200RT/LC will be better for you as far as RPM @ 70ish.

    I owned a couple R1200GSs and a couple R1200RTs over the last 8 years...
    Although sharing the same basic engine...
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    Pretty common complaint over at other K bike...

    Pretty common complaint over at other K bike forums...

    I just purchased a used 2008 K1200GT w 7,000 miles...
    Same issue while decelerating... not to my liking either.

    Like another wrote,...
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    Shimmy dampener.... what the fheck? MOGB? ...

    Shimmy dampener....
    what the fheck?
    MOGB?

    Forget the PC... there's no girls involved.
    And if there are, they're women, not girls.

    You own one right, a LC R1200GS?
    And you've seen the...
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    I wasn't at all confused about what you're...

    I wasn't at all confused about what you're talking about.

    I suggest your head shake condition might be somehow related to the uber light steering that these bikes display.

    In the video,...
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