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  1. Thread: Which GS?

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    thanks for the responses,overkill ??? are not all...

    thanks for the responses,overkill ??? are not all BMW bikes overkill? Yes they are, even thogh I have been riding them for 30 + years.What does that mean anyway? Overkill?Could I find I cheaper bike...
  2. Thread: Which GS?

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    Which GS?

    Here is a good one; I am looking to buy a GS and would like some advise from GS Riders. Just sold my R1100R and must have another bike soon.
    I am not interested in off roading, shorter rides,maybe...
  3. Thread: lube mix

    by KARSTEN
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    lube mix

    planning on lubing the spline on my 1999 R1100,been reading a while back that people use a mix of honda moly paste with another grease. Cant find where I read it, what is the other part of the mix?...
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    Not worried about the record temps so much,just...

    Not worried about the record temps so much,just looking for something to improve the shifting and prolonging the life of my gearbox.there is a definitive diff. In shifting during these extremely hot...
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    Where to get non syn. gear oil ?

    I am looking for a source for 80W140 min gear Oil, been Running 85w90 syn,thinking that a non syn gear Oil Spiked will give me better service in this heat.(Southeast) Tried all the local stores,could...
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    Thanks

    Thanks
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    transmisson filters/screens

    I am sure this has been discussed before, could not find it on the forum, so here I go; I have a 1999 R1100R with about 20K on it.Have owned it for about 3 years/5k Miles. Been wanting to add moly to...
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    Odyssey it is than, only one question: no trickle...

    Odyssey it is than, only one question: no trickle charger? I have my bike on a battery charger(Battery Doc) all the time when not riding and it seems to be ok.In the past used the same setup on bikes...
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    replacement battery needed

    The battery in my '99 R1100R is about to bite the dust, no clue on the age of the Battery but bike is slow to turn over and not enough juice for the abs. What is the preffered replacement battery?
  10. Thread: DOT 3 and 4??

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    well, all is well. Installed new bleeder valves...

    well, all is well. Installed new bleeder valves in the front,Eliminated the factory fill fitting on the right caliper and installed speed bleeder on the rear wheel, flushed system and topped with new...
  11. Thread: DOT 3 and 4??

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    Michael, thanks for the info and link,I have...

    Michael, thanks for the info and link,I have found DOT 4 synthetic and plenty of DOT 3 and DOT 5.I guess as long as the heat rating is high enough and since the 3and4 is not synthetic, it should be...
  12. Thread: DOT 3 and 4??

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    DOT 3 and 4??

    I am working on installing new bleed screws and a brake fluid flush on my 1999 R1100R ABS. The book calls for DOT 4 brake fluid. I can not find 4 at any of the auto parts stores, went to the Kawasaki...
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    removing bleeder valves

    I am about to change the brake fluid for the first time on my '99 R1100R ABS.I have owned the bike for about one year.When I attempted to open the valve to bleed the fluid at the wheel, I discovered...
  14. Thread: F 650 or 800?

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    F 650 or 800?

    I am in the market for a dual purpose bike,I think I would consider an F650 or the F800. The big GS is too much $ for a toy, so a less expensive ride is needed.I have, for some time, been riding my R...
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    thanks for all the feedback. Am I glad not to be...

    thanks for all the feedback. Am I glad not to be a Dealer, the opinions expressed here should make BMW re-evaluate what is important.I have no dealer close by and can do most everything in my...
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    cost of annual sevice

    I have a 1999 R1100RT with 19K miles on it.Have owned it for about a year and done standard maint. such as brake pads,oil and filter change.I would like to have the annual service done by a dealer to...
  17. shop or qualified wrench in lower Alabama?

    Not certain if this is the right place for my inquiry but here it goes: have a 1999 R1100R that needs a spline lube for my next riding season,down here Sept. til April. Bike has only about 19K miles...
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    thanks Mr. Paul,this is what I needed to finish...

    thanks Mr. Paul,this is what I needed to finish up.Thanks!
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    well, got it all back together,replaced the...

    well, got it all back together,replaced the distributor by raising the rear frame.Sounds easy, no? That was quite a mission!!!!
    Took me the better part of the day to take apart and make whole...
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    torque value for rear frame

    Hi all,
    I just replaced the fuel distributor on my 1999 R 1100R,putting everthing back together, can not find the torque value in my clymer for the four allen head bolts that attach the the nrear...
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    so, I guess I ought to replace the fuel...

    so, I guess I ought to replace the fuel distributor instead of patching things? Not really looking forward to that mission,kind of intimidating.I once owned a 94 RS(loved that bike) had to have...
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    The plastic line on the fueldistributor that is...

    The plastic line on the fueldistributor that is cracked on my bike is one that connects with one of the lines coming from the tank.Been reading about 40psi pressure, is that only true for the lines...
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    jurgen, thanks for the link, looks like I will...

    jurgen, thanks for the link, looks like I will attempt it next weekend,am glad I don't have to pull the tranny as my clymer states.Thanks again, great link
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    Fuel distributor repair or replace???

    Just finished new fuel filter in my 1999 R 1100 R ,reinstalled everything all looked good, no leaks.... or so I thought.On the right hand side of the bike, the two flexibel lines coming from the tank...
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    Are there not any service DVDs for these...

    Are there not any service DVDs for these bikes?Can not recall where I have seen one before, does anyone know?As far as doing it myself..... Not too bad with my hands but a spline lube on these bikes...
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