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  1. Thread: Where to sell

    by ridenrd
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    Where to sell

    I have had the best luck with CycleTrader.com and IBMWR. Sadly, I never got a response from any of my MOA Flea Market ads.

    2007 F650GS (sold)

    2004 R1150RT (daily rider)
  2. Time For New Tires

    Time for new tires on my '04 1150 RT. The last two sets have been Metzeler ME880 Marathons and have given incredible mileage. I recently read reviews of both the Michelin Pilot Road 2's and 3's...
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    +1 I am on my second set of Metzler ME 880's...

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    I am on my second set of Metzler ME 880's (R1150RT), with the first set I experienced cupping on the front tire when running solo pressures. With this second set I run two up with luggage...
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    Ride to Work

    Now that I live in sunny so cal, I ride to work every day. Each day I ride a different way there or back to keep it interesting (about four different routes). I have to admit when I rode to work in...
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    Plexus. works on the luggage, windshield,...

    Plexus. works on the luggage, windshield, fairing, switch gear, helmet, faceshield, etc.
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    R80rt

    I owned an 84 R80RT. Many carefree miles. Smooth running and plenty of power. Loved the sound from the dual exhaust. The only drawback? I did not have a battery tender at the time and seemed to...
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    R1150RT Warning Light On

    Thanks to all who responded. PICINISCO hit it right on! The smaller of the "stop light" bulbs had indeed burnt out, leaving the larger bulb above it to take up the slack. From a safety stand...
  8. Silicone Spray

    Just a word of caution...a mechanic friend of mine warned to not use silicone spray around a running engine as it might damage the O2 sensor (if equipped). Anyone else ever heard that?
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    1150RT Warning Light

    Here's my R 1150RT story.......ignition on, ABS does it's thing, start the bike, ride off, ABS light goes out, warning light stays lit. Seems to be no problem with ABS or servo's (?). All light...
  10. Clutch Spline Lube

    Here's my story......I recently moved to Southern CA from WA state. Stopped by the local BMW dealer (BMW Escondido) to get acquainted, check inventory, prices, etc. Since my 04 RT has just passed...
  11. Thread: Fuel Leak

    by ridenrd
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    Fuel Leak

    Thanks to both of you (Henzilla / Jurgen). My next door neighbor happened to have a set of Oetiker clamps and the crimping tool. I will give the repair a try. Looks pretty straightforward.

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  12. Thread: Fuel Leak

    by ridenrd
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    Fuel Leak

    Hello all. I need some advice regarding a fuel leak on my 2004 R1150RT (43K). Started smelling fumes in the garage yesterday with no sign of a leak on the floor. Today the telltale leak appeared...
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    One of my favorites.........

    One of my favorites.........
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    Shortly after my 04 RT warranty expired my tach...

    Shortly after my 04 RT warranty expired my tach lens did the same thing. Although the moisture comes and goes it hasn't caused any service problems. I figure if it gets bad enough I would look for...
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    Poll: Tire Poll

    I am on my second set of Me 880's. Great mileage. Great handling. Minimum front cupping. I spend a lot of time on wet pavement and they tend to grip well and not encourage hydroplaning.

    Bob...
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    Oilhead Battery

    Replaced The stock BMW battery (after 5 years) in my 2004 R1150RT with an Odyssey PC680. Excellent cranking power and cold weather starts. Easy install. Cost $124.65 from BatteryMart.com with free...
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    Replaced the stock battery in my 2004 RT this...

    Replaced the stock battery in my 2004 RT this January with an Odyssey sealed battery. Thats six years of life from the stock battery (always on a tender). The workshop manual says that after...
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    Federal Transport

    Is this Federal out of Peoria, IL? For what it's worth, I have shipped two BMW's with them (3 years apart) and had excellent service and deliveries. The first was an '04 RT from St Louis to central...
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    weather

    Here in Olympia, WA the lows have been in single digits (6, 7), under clear skies. I have been riding to work each day. BRRRR!





    Bob Ridenour
    2004 1150RT
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    I would like to see a step by step on fuel filter...

    I would like to see a step by step on fuel filter replacement for the 1150RT.
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    I am fortunate enough to have a wife who not only...

    I am fortunate enough to have a wife who not only supports my riding but rides her own 2007 F650GS. We have logged many miles together, both two up on our 2004 R1150RT and each on our individual...
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    Exxon Profits

    Why is it that only Exxon profits seem to make headlines? BP, Chevron and Shell make within a billion or two of Exxon's profit annually yet you seldom hear them mentioned. When the price of a...
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