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    Battery low

    Don't sweat it... if the ABS was working well before you parked it, then it will be working fine after you charge the battery. Mine does the same thing after I come back from a long trip.

    The ABS...
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    Any Pictures

    Any pictures of the modifications? I'm interested in removing the switch, but don't want to add another relay (don't want something else that can break) is it as simple as closing the circuit?
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    Mine does the same

    I've had the same problem with mine. I'll be moving along (60 mph or above)and grab the clutch to switch gears or downshift and the engine dies. I've had it die in the middle of turns, on straight...
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    Colorado Trip Ideas?

    Ok I'm heading to CO tomorrow (evening) to look at some property in Southern CO.
    I don't have to be in Southern CO (San Luis) til Thur afternoon.

    Does anyone have ideas where to fill in the...
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    It's not broken in!

    I bought my R1100GS with 10K on it, and it ate as much oil as yours has been.

    It has 30K on it now and doesn't use oil. Somewhere around 19K it stopped. I've run Mobil 1 since I've owned it....
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    To Gs

    As a rider recently new to the BMW community, I can add a little light to the question.

    Is the GS a dirt bike, no!

    Can the GS travel 1000's of miles on the road, then transition to gravel,...
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    "Must See's" In the Northwest

    Ok guy / gals,

    For the long weekend, its going to be me and my motorcycle, heading Northwest out of Iowa. I'm planning on taking it by as it comes with no real plan. But IÔÇÖd like to know...
  8. Fuel Indicator- Reading Errors after Tank removal

    Has anyone had troubles with their fuel indicator after taking the tank off? I've had the tank off before, and haven't had any troubles. After this last time with the tank off, the indicator only...
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    100 miles into flushed system

    I just bled my front brakes after an install of a new front MC. I used the mighty vac. to get the old fluid out, once the clean started flowing; I used the speed bleeders to finalize it. 15 minutes...
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    Front Master Cylinder Rebuild - R1100GS ??'s

    Awhile ago I noticed a thread where someone mentioned using a "glass" sight glass. Has anyone done this or have any information on this?

    Any tips of what not to do when rebuilding the "R1100GS"...
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    Self Induced timing problems

    Ok, While replacing the head gasket on my GS I screwed up the timing, any tips to add to the directions in Chilton's, once I get the timing chain cover off to get the timing correct again? :dunno
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  12. Break in

    I bought my R1100GS with 11K on it and it started running much smoother around 16K. So you have a way to go before break in is complete. I use Mobil 1 from Walmart and Wix filters from any auto parts...
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    Own work

    I do all of my own work and I believe in the motto, if it ain't broke don't touch it!

    So I haven't touched the heads. Wanted to do some homework first.
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    Leaky head gasket

    I've got a leaky head gasket on my 97 R1100GS (19K miles), Is this a common problem? I posted this question to the Adventure board and I got a reply mentioning that I might have some stripped out...
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    Wheelie a GS

    I have to be very careful with my throttle otherwise, my GS will wheelie too easily.
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    Must get the right filter wrench

    Aftermarket filters can be used if you buy the correct oil filter wrench to go with the filter.

    Its simple mechanics...no more. :doh
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    Wix filters

    If you have fram# you should be able to get a Wix filter, I've been using a Wix on my GS since I bought it, I'd stay way from the grip shedding Fram. :doh

    Good luck
  18. Thanks for the ride reports

    Sorry to hear about your knee, wish you a quick recovery.


    Follow the doctors orders, no matter how painful and you will be on the road again.
  19. AMARC

    So how do you get in to wander are there? I like you have been wanting to see the AMARC for years

    I'm enjoying your ride reports, hating that you are kicking our a## on the rounders, but you are...
  20. Continue riding the Goldwing or Buy an Airhead?

    Ok, Ladies and Gentlemen,

    I need a little advice about airheads. This spring IÔÇÖll be starting a weekend job, once or twice a month for the Naval Reserves in Brunswick, Me. Since, IÔÇÖll...
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    Fellow IowanCongratulations to Boxer Girl & Gene!

    Congratulations to Boxer Girl & Gene! Great report, unfortunately it only makes me more jealous for not going with Gene. Damn!

    Its on the schedule for a rally not to miss, and win.

    Looks...
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    Congratulations to Boxer Girl & Gene!

    Congratulations to Boxer Girl & Gene! Great report BG. Unfortunately it only makes me more jealous, that I didn't ride out there with Gene. Damn! :mad

    It's on the schedule for a rally not to...
  23. Thread: First SS1000

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    Great Report

    Congradulations! Great ride finished with a great report!
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