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  1. Thread: Teaser -

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    Yes! and YES! Don't leave us hanging...

    Yes! and YES!

    Don't leave us hanging...
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    To me, it looks like the driver "caused" the...

    To me, it looks like the driver "caused" the accident.
    Also looks like the rider chose not to avoid it.

    Both lose.
  3. Um, my letter and all other reports say 12 years....

    Um, my letter and all other reports say 12 years. Still good news.
  4. Well, as Greg noticed...

    Well, as Greg noticed, all of rockbottom's posts disappeared, except as quoted in replies. I could not reach the Flea Market part of last night, and the entire site was down this morning.

    We do...
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    Did the starter crank the engine at all? If the...

    Did the starter crank the engine at all? If the bike was down long enough, there is at least a possibility that the cylinder has collected some oil, which of course does not compress. Using the...
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    Didn't realize the R 9S was the predecessor to...

    Didn't realize the R 9S was the predecessor to the R nineT...
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    I have my original '06 owners manual and two...

    I have my original '06 owners manual and two slightly different downloaded manuals. None mention anything about FD oil change requirements. Running-in check, service/inspection intervals at 6000 and...
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    46259 I believe this shows the edge of the...

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    I believe this shows the edge of the drain plug located on the lower right side. Appears to be low enough to drain the oil, even though not on the absolute bottom of the housing. Is there a...
  9. Might want to read that again. "The system is...

    Might want to read that again.

    "The system is available on the R 1200 GS / GS Adventure as an ex-works option, and is standard fitment on the R 1200 RT and the K 1600 GT / GTL."

    I'd rather have...
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    I don't know which wheels it will work with, this...

    I don't know which wheels it will work with, this link mentions some it does not work with, including some RTs. I do know none of the HF balancer adapters have been available for years, even though...
  11. Thread: Tire size ?

    by lkraus
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    Actual diameters vary by tire brand and model. ...

    Actual diameters vary by tire brand and model. http://www.tirerack.com lets you check the diameter and revolutions per mile of most currently available tires, so you can compare your current tires...
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    I can pretty well guarantee that if I needed this...

    I can pretty well guarantee that if I needed this tool, it would be in the pannier under the bike. (Un)fortunately I know from experience I know I can lift the bike without carrying extra gadgets.
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    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/S-n0c_B5RMY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Fine song for scootin' down the road...
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    If there is a wiring fault, the ZFE (the portion...

    If there is a wiring fault, the ZFE (the portion of the CANBUS system controlling the headlight) can shut down the power to the left headlight. If the wiring fault is corrected , the ZFE will...
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    Is the multi-pin connector that connects the...

    Is the multi-pin connector that connects the wiring harness to the headlight assembly securely plugged in?
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    I've had problems in the past with the rear brake...

    I've had problems in the past with the rear brake dragging, causing lots of brake dust on the rear wheel and rotor temps high enough to cause discoloration. After replacing the pads and all the...
  17. Thread: Big oil mess

    by lkraus
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    Don't know what is best, but a gallon milk jug is...

    Don't know what is best, but a gallon milk jug is one of the worst. Seems to break down within a week or so after filling with oil, regardless of temperature. Recycle ASAP.
  18. Thread: 2015 Models

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    Not sure where Tewster2 saw them but the official...

    Not sure where Tewster2 saw them but the official BMW press release says changes to the 2015 R1200RT are:

    "As of model year 2015, the R 1200 RT will be supplied in a new two-colour paint finish...
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    Download a manual...

    Download a manual here:http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/index.html?content=http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/services/manuals/manuals_main.html

    On the right side scroll down: R Models->R...
  20. Might be a drain from the air cleaner housing?? ...

    Might be a drain from the air cleaner housing?? Oil usually accumulates there if the crankcase has been overfilled, or the bike has been on its side. I have no idea why this small amount would only...
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    And add a tether, so if it pops off, it is not...

    And add a tether, so if it pops off, it is not lost, just dangling. There are products designed just for this purpose, but a simple 12" cable tie, or even a strong cord can do the job. Though it...
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    I did not order error code eliminator and have...

    I did not order error code eliminator and have not needed it. The HID lights worked fine, and I had no errors until I put in the LED running lights.
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    The HID bulbs have a brief (1-2 seconds) warm-up...

    The HID bulbs have a brief (1-2 seconds) warm-up period before reaching full brightness. General consensus seems to be that this makes HID impractical for high beam flashing. After upgrading the low...
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    35W. It's more than enough light and I had...

    35W. It's more than enough light and I had concerns about excess light "spillage" causing glare for oncoming traffic. Also heard tales of shortened ballast life with the 55W bulbs; don't know if...
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    I'm pleased with the DDM HIDs, though if I'd seen...

    I'm pleased with the DDM HIDs, though if I'd seen them before ordering, I might have tried the 4300K instead of the 4500K version. The 4500K is very white and takes some getting used to.

    Changing...
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