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    Who's Who in BMW Land.

    The relay advice was given by the head tech at the local BMW Dealer. It seems like a case of not finding the part listed as a headlight relay. Those guys often consult the fiche like the oracle at...
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    Got It!

    Thank you Addict.
    Nailed it. Load relief relay is fritzed. Now I can scratch my head about other stuff.

    J.
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    Gremlins in the Machine.

    Good people of the list.
    I've been scratching my head so hard I've got a bald patch in the shape of a question mark.

    BMW R1100 RS 94. Started about 3 weeks ago, On turning the ignition off, the...
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    I have a pair available. say $50 and shipping ...

    I have a pair available. say $50 and shipping


    Jerry.
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    Here's the bit that stumped me. Says on the...

    Here's the bit that stumped me.
    Says on the bottle, treats up to 12 Gals. That implies the minimum concentration to be effective, not the maximum. I wonder if there is any benefit in using it at a...
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    Techron in a bottle

    After seeing numerous posts extolling the virtues of a dose of Techron to wash away my bike's past sins, I took the plunge and bought a bottle. The instructions are a little vague with respect to how...
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    What I do is take a length of tinfoil and lap...

    What I do is take a length of tinfoil and lap three edges. One edge I tuck into the space between the box and the cat. The other two sides I fashion into a spout.

    Problem solved.

    Good luck
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    Thanks all for your input.

    Thanks all for your input.
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    Thanks Kenny, I guess that puts paid to my...

    Thanks Kenny,
    I guess that puts paid to my career as a R1100 wheelie artiste..... Damn!

    Any real negatives anybody knows of?

    Thanks

    Jerry.
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    Final Drive ratio question

    My Final drive is currently in its last shaved metal gasps.
    I have sourced another but with a different gear ratio.
    My current setup is a R1100RS 94 with a 34:11 Ratio,
    The replacement has a 31:11...
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    My Pick

    Best tire I ever used on my R1100RS , wet, dry, Long or short haul has been the Pirelli Strada.
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    Carb Cleaner

    Sheesh......!
    that stuff has an aggressive edge to it.
    I did a test patch and quickly decided to relegate it to the spraycan shelf of no return.
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    I replaced my stock shocks with a pair of Ohlins...

    I replaced my stock shocks with a pair of Ohlins and suddenly the bike felt like it was on rails. My confidence level soared and now I feel like the bike handles rain, wind and shine with ease.

    My...
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    Fixed and relaxed.

    This morning while still cold, I pulled the fairings and started the bike. Yup, spot on,
    fuel leaked out of a fuel line at a clamp. Tightened it up and Voila! no more leak.

    I will pick up new...
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    Thanks all

    Thanks all,I will pull the tank and replace the vent hoses.
    Does BMW make a kit for these vents?
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    Early morning fuel freak out

    Good folk of the list,
    I commute daily on a 94 R1100RSL. The last two mornings in a row, after having ridden 1/4 mile from home and stopped at a light, I noticed fuel running down the side of my...
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    So, Its down to the wheels then, eh

    A second wheelset, one for the commute and a second for the gravel. Bear in mind, My intention is to take it relatively easy, I just want to have some options.

    Does anybody have a definitive word...
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    Wheelset

    The cast alloy wheels are pretty fragile (* I know from hard experience)
    Does anybody know of spoked wheels that would fit?
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    RS to GS Metamorphasis

    Ok,
    Hope this does not sound ridiculous, but here goes,
    I have a 94 RS 1100 which is absolutely perfect for my daily commute and numerous weekend escapes. I am a one bike guy ( 1 bike, one wife) I...
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    Dazed and Confused

    Good people of the list, a moment of your time please.
    I have a friend with a 98 R1200 C which requires, for some reason a replacement airbox and tubes. BMW claims that this is a 7 hour job. Do I...
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    Thanks Zac. I would love to get an idea of what...

    Thanks Zac.
    I would love to get an idea of what tools, environment and support it would entail.
    Can I buy you a cup of Peets and a sticky bun one of these days?

    Jerry.
    xxxxx510 798 8007xxxx
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    Thanks All, Will post a report of this wrench...

    Thanks All,
    Will post a report of this wrench from a beginner's point of view.
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    Ok, people of the List, Ive made a decision. ...

    Ok, people of the List, Ive made a decision.
    According to an old Zen saying, when faced with two extremes...... pick a third, Im going to trade it in for a scooter.
    No just kidding. This is my...
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    A tale of woe (I think)

    The bike has only 66K on her,
    Here be a list of her ailments,

    1. Transmission shift dog issue, still easily rideable, but clearly requiring a rebuild in the near future. A problem I was happily...
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    New Bike in the Cards

    I am contemplating the likely final demise of my 94 R1100RS. Too many of her systems are compromised and its probably time to wrap up her estate and scatter the bones.

    I am an everyday commute...
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