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    Well put, I agree 100%. Each bike has it's...

    Well put, I agree 100%. Each bike has it's maintenance requirements and I always learned as I went along, I learned very fast on my PD because it needed lots of fiddling to keep it running tip top....
  2. It looks to be separate, the window is oval and...

    It looks to be separate, the window is oval and the LED is offset. I have had the alarm on the bike almost since new (six months after purchase) so I can't remember it turning on without the alarm...
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    I believe it is the input shaft/bearing speeding...

    I believe it is the input shaft/bearing speeding up and slowing down (as you say). It gets louder with - slower engine speed, hot transmission, more miles on the bike. My GSA started doing it at...
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    Does it go away when you pull in the clutch?...

    Does it go away when you pull in the clutch? (lever to the bar)
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    It should be noted that this form is for the...

    It should be noted that this form is for the Police version of the RT as indicated by the "special vehicle" designation and the need to check the second battery.
  6. On my 2008 GSA there is an LED beside the light...

    On my 2008 GSA there is an LED beside the light sensor that is used to indicate that the alarm system has been triggered.
  7. BMW and the supplier are likely the only ones who...

    BMW and the supplier are likely the only ones who know for sure! And they are not providing the engineering reports for distribution on the internet! But I am betting that there are many people on...
  8. Thread: Why ESA

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    Average German male - 184 pounds, 5' 10.5"...

    Average German male - 184 pounds, 5' 10.5"
    Average German female -143 pounds 5' 6"

    So you were pretty much right on, the average German would be about 163.5 pounds.:german
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    I have seen a couple of different side covers,the...

    I have seen a couple of different side covers,the first picture is the '86 on (until the body style change in the early '90's) that seems to be the most common K100 cover. The second picture is the...
  10. Fluid on the tire, have the shock come apart...

    Fluid on the tire, have the shock come apart while you are scraping the pegs in a corner or piece of shock wedged between tire and swing arm is pretty much the same -nasty- result.
    I just had the...
  11. BMW has indicated that it was reported by the...

    BMW has indicated that it was reported by the supplier of the component. One can imagine that it may be something like "We noticed in production that some of the shafts were not heat treated...
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    Here is a table of current capability of various...

    Here is a table of current capability of various wire sizes for free air (not in the middle of a wire bundle) chassis wiring (not your house, which is more conservative).
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    Just put my first set of Michelin Pilot Activ on...

    Just put my first set of Michelin Pilot Activ on my K100RS, I only have about 1000 kms on them but I like them a lot. Seem to stick well in the wet, they don't stand the bike up while braking and...
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    It is also possible to put an R1200 GSA on the...

    It is also possible to put an R1200 GSA on the centre stand using the same method.
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    Check the nut holding the handlebars.:)

    Check the nut holding the handlebars.:)
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    I believe that there are some Japanese bikes that...

    I believe that there are some Japanese bikes that use the same diameter shim and that they can be interchanged. See note from Internet BMW Riders website as follows:

    Yamaha/Kawasaki shims for...
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    I believe that there are some Japanese bikes that...

    I believe that there are some Japanese bikes that use the same diameter shim and that they can be interchanged. I haven't done it but if it is possible I am sure that someone else has.
  18. One of the K100RS's (about 1988 I think) came...

    One of the K100RS's (about 1988 I think) came with 110/80-18 front and a 140/80-17 rear. I have used a 140/80-17 on the rear of my 86 K100RS and there was a spacer (BMW part) that went between the...
  19. I have a version of gearshift assist on my 2008...

    I have a version of gearshift assist on my 2008 HP2 Sport. This version only does upshifts, not down and it does a full throttle upshift as smooth as a good automatic transmission. Not much to break,...
  20. No, not in my experience and I have ridden in...

    No, not in my experience and I have ridden in temps as low as 20.
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    I think that you will find that the turn in...

    I think that you will find that the turn in capability has much more to do with the nut holding the handlebars than it has to do with spoke or cast wheels. The GS (spoke or cast wheels) is a very...
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    Probably the way that every custom chopper...

    Probably the way that every custom chopper builder in the US registers their "bikes". Just because it looks like a 1975 BMW R90S doesn't mean that it necessarily needs to be registered as one. They...
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    Thanks, that's good to know. Ferndale is a nice...

    Thanks, that's good to know. Ferndale is a nice day trip for me and I don't have to deal with Seattle traffic. Funny, I bought my first Vetter fairing for my 1974 750 Honda from a dealer in Ferndale...
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    Who is the dealer, I only know of the two in the...

    Who is the dealer, I only know of the two in the Seattle area?
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    They seem to have changed the password, I used it...

    They seem to have changed the password, I used it a lot to determine what options were on various motorcycles. The advantage of this parts site was that since you put in the VIN you get the actual...
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