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    Sticky: Poll: NO - fuel strip failure. Please note year/model in a comment

    I just noticed this thread. I've had my 2007 R1200R since new, and have not experienced a problem with this part. 50,000 miles and slowing (due to buying a second bike in 2009). My 2009 F800GS...
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    Sidekicker adjustable sidestand

    If anyone is interested in participating in a group buy of Sidekicker adjustable sidestands for their F800GS or F650GS twin, please go to the following link for further information. >> Sidekicker...
  3. It might be worth it. I just placed an online...

    It might be worth it. I just placed an online order with Chicago BMW. Their discount is now down to 10%. The discount is supposed to appear in a second manually generated email, rather than the...
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    I'm a moto-ref as well. I was recruited by a...

    I'm a moto-ref as well. I was recruited by a moto-commissaire and attended the first moto-ref seminar in DC, and I keep my license going, but honestly, I prefer moto-marshaling duties for larger...
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    Flea market photo problems?

    I thought it was me, but it appears photos are not uploading to anyone's flea market ads.

    Fred
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    I like the bike, but it has more than its share...

    I like the bike, but it has more than its share of recalls.

    Fred
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    Or buy a case of OEM filters from Chicago BMW at...

    Or buy a case of OEM filters from Chicago BMW at discount. Save gas by not driving around looking for alternatives.

    Fred
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    I spoke to my mechanic again at the dealership,...

    I spoke to my mechanic again at the dealership, and clarified a few things. My mechanic advised he is unsure if one can use a used unit. A replacement unit has to be programmed using the dealer's...
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    Good point. I'm not going to scrape it off just...

    Good point. I'm not going to scrape it off just to use stuff dyed blue. :D

    Fred
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    About 5 gallons total. Looks like you're bang...

    About 5 gallons total. Looks like you're bang on!

    Fred
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    What a great idea! I'll reuse the rusty bolts...

    What a great idea! I'll reuse the rusty bolts that I wanted to be rid of, and even better, I'll use blue Locktite instead of the red as specified by BMW Mottorrad!

    On second thought, nah! I'll use...
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    Try before you buy. Fred

    Try before you buy.

    Fred
  13. Thread: Battery

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    My original factory-installed glass-mat battery...

    My original factory-installed glass-mat battery failed within months of new bike purchase. BMW replaced it under warranty, and the dealer wisely installed a standard BMW sealed battery rather than...
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    Forget the retaliation. Your concern is the...

    Forget the retaliation. Your concern is the other party's interference with the relationship you have with your employer, and the damage to your reputation. You should put a stop to those. ...
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    My R1200R gets 280 - 300 miles on the 5-gallon...

    My R1200R gets 280 - 300 miles on the 5-gallon tank, 93 pump octane, small screen, 175 lbs rider plus 10lbs of tools and gear. The ol' R1150R got 100 miles less on the same 5 gallons. I think BMW...
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    I agree. It seems unfortunate that the vendor...

    I agree. It seems unfortunate that the vendor would push them on a dual-sport rider.

    Fred
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    Thank you! Fred

    Thank you!

    Fred
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    Diver, This is one of the most asked questions...

    Diver,

    This is one of the most asked questions up there with seats, oil and tires. The answer to your question is directly related to your seated height and your willingness to trade-off more...
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    R1200R - Torque for bolts for front discs

    I am replacing the rusty torx bolts on the front pair of discs on my 2007 R1200R with new OEM torx bolts. BMW sold them to me with red Locktite on the threads.

    What is the torque specification...
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    I compared several aluminum and steel top cases,...

    I compared several aluminum and steel top cases, and saw no advantage to them over the expandable Vario top case.

    I removed the F800 screen and installed the lower F650 screen for a quieter ride....
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    And this is how the others got to the top.

    And this is how the others got to the top.
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    and another

    and another
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    Here are three from the mountain. Fred

    Here are three from the mountain.

    Fred
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    Does anyone know where the video of the Saturday...

    Does anyone know where the video of the Saturday off-road climb up Hunter Mountain has been posted? The MaxBMW employee who was wearing the camera said it would be posted, but I cannot find it.
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  25. Len, I have an F800GS and an R1200R. If you...

    Len,

    I have an F800GS and an R1200R. If you plan to buy another motorcycle just for highway riding, the F800GS will be a waste of money and a disappointment. You don't need the suspension...
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