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    you crimped or crushed the vent hose when you...

    you crimped or crushed the vent hose when you reinstalled the tank. A lot of forum traffic (BMW sport touring site) on this topic a couple of years, well maybe 4 years ago.
    I've an '06RT and I...
  2. Get the key, stick it in, and use a small probe...

    Get the key, stick it in, and use a small probe to extricate the lock cylinder. there is a link on the site to rekeying.
    I shuffled the existing brass slides and was able to get 4 of 5 to work -...
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    You did not get it hot enough to open the...

    You did not get it hot enough to open the thermostatic valve.
    Some oil is in the cooler.
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    Put a camelback type bladder in your tank bag....

    Put a camelback type bladder in your tank bag. Easy to access the hose to drink while riding, and does not interfere with bars during full-lock U-turns. Keeps the liquid cooler too!
  5. I've an 06. Most used are heated seat, heated...

    I've an 06. Most used are heated seat, heated grips and cruise. I have ESA -- I only use the damping function given I'm 70Kg and ride one-up (and now with 55,00Km wondering if I should go for the...
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    +1 60,000km on it too!

    +1
    60,000km on it too!
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    check the wire to the ABS sensor on the front...

    check the wire to the ABS sensor on the front wheel. sometimes the wire gets moved and contacts the disk. once the insulation wears through a fault is triggered.

    also ensure you don't have the...
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    Buy a BMW tire repair kit and stuff it up in the...

    Buy a BMW tire repair kit and stuff it up in the tail piece. Better yet, buy two and try one out on any bike with a flat.
    I've fixed mine and 5 other guys flats at various times without fail. Best...
  9. Regret I can't confirm the part#, but the FPC I...

    Regret I can't confirm the part#, but the FPC I bought came with 'o-ring' and qty-2 Torx-20 screws.
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    Also check out Boxertrix R1100S site...

    Also check out Boxertrix R1100S site http://www.boxertrix.com/

    Had my '99S for 7 years and 60,00km. Only failure was the cat. Installed a Z-Technik titanium exhaust that improved both performance...
  11. Are you running stock or aftermarket exhaust?

    Are you running stock or aftermarket exhaust?
  12. Looked at an F800GS today and pointed out to the...

    Looked at an F800GS today and pointed out to the owner the rocks, debris and obvious prior water evidence in his fuel pump depression despite the rubber condom. Methinks carrying a spare FPC is a...
  13. Ashmuelli My FPC failed last weekend -- Racer7 &...

    Ashmuelli
    My FPC failed last weekend -- Racer7 & Marchyman helped on this forum to diagnose the fault. I cut my FPC apart (thread with pics here here...
  14. Never put silicone SEAL / RTV on an o-ring. For...

    Never put silicone SEAL / RTV on an o-ring. For an o-rin to seal properly it needs to be able to move. O-ring lubricant or silicone GREASE is OK.
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    Sticky: Roadcraft in the rain

    Two day skills upgrade course. Figure 8's, circles, cone weave, panic stops, U-turns.
    Day one was fun in the rain!:thumb
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    The electronics are a constant but small draw on...

    The electronics are a constant but small draw on your battery which over time will discharge it. Any battery that is allowed to stay in a discharged state will sulphate and short out. You cannot...
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    Low speed riding requires both extra throttle and...

    Low speed riding requires both extra throttle and clutch slip.

    Manoeuvres like u-turns in a driveway or lane way (you can turn an RT in two parking spaces) require one to be light on the rear...
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    Disassembly complete and I don't see any obvious...

    Disassembly complete and I don't see any obvious burned components either side of the board. the inside of the housing does show significant corrosion though the well beneath the FPC was dry and...
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    Rubbery Potting was surprisingly easy to remove....

    Rubbery Potting was surprisingly easy to remove. Board is clean. I'll unsolder the 3-pin socket when I get home and look at the other side. Smoke had to come from something.
    Wanted to also post...
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    The Fuel Pump Controller is confirmed dead with...

    The Fuel Pump Controller is confirmed dead with Marchyman's simple bypass test. The fuel pump appears to pressurize the system at key on then shut down and if one holds throttle wide open there is...
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    Marchyman That's what I was looking for - wire...

    Marchyman
    That's what I was looking for - wire color code for test of the FPC. I searched through the forum and found a lot of pictures and links but no hard info on wire-wire connection.

    I've...
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    I checked the fuel injector squirt whilst...

    I checked the fuel injector squirt whilst cranking. spark too.
    I'll look again this morning - hope the burning smell was not electric and something stuck on the exhaust. Ill also look in the air...
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    Help. 06R12RT engine died

    Engine stopped suddenly. 50,000 km service a few months ago. BCAA Trailered to friends home 4 hours from Victoria BC.
    When it died I thought I smelled electrical burn.
    Stripped plastics & tank....
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