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    Installed mine @ 32,900miles, in 2008. Had to...

    Installed mine @ 32,900miles, in 2008.
    Had to send the FD to Tom for rebuild @ 39,500mi. Bushings looked nearly new. This was July 2009.
    Had to send the tranny to Tom for rebuild @ 50,000mi....
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    Did you get a letter that says Markel is now...

    Did you get a letter that says Markel is now looking at your credit report to 'help' assess risk?
    My premium went up a bit, and even tho I have a stellar credit score, they didn't like:

    % of open...
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    http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-1177-oem-mahle-f...

    http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-1177-oem-mahle-filter-oc91-for-bmw-motorcycles.aspx

    OE Mahle OC91 for my 1150....
  4. I'm using NGK Iridiums Primary = BKR7-EIX ...

    I'm using NGK Iridiums

    Primary = BKR7-EIX NGK # 2667
    Secondary = DCPR6-EIX NGK # 8196
    Bought online @ Rock Auto...

    http://www.rockauto.com/

    I change them every 24 ~ 30k...
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    I don't use any Loctite on any of the threads,...

    I don't use any Loctite on any of the threads, only a drop of #270 between the left-side lock nut and the FD case & the right-side pin & FD case.
    Easier removal...:thumb & nothing has ever moved....
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    1 data point for you.. My bushings were...

    1 data point for you..
    My bushings were installed @32,900miles on the bike. That's 3years and ~20,000 miles ago.
    When I dis-emboweled the bike this past June to fix the clutch-spline issue, they...
  7. Thread: BG44K and MOA

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    BG44k is what I use to clean the FI & combustion...

    BG44k is what I use to clean the FI & combustion systems...

    http://www.bgprod.com/products/fuelair.html

    The Roadsta gets a treatment once/year...just to keep things clean.
    Probably no better...
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    I could not. I replaced everything from the...

    I could not.
    I replaced everything from the flywheel on back. I even pre-assembled the new parts as practice before install.
    The best I could do is ~ 12oclock - 5oclock - 8oclock positions....
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    I've had the JL bushings in for 19,500mi. They...

    I've had the JL bushings in for 19,500mi. They work fine, and if installed correctly, will last indefinitely I think.
    I've had them out for a FD rebuild 2 years ago, and just this past April when my...
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    Thanx, Paul. Couldn't find it on my REP-CD...

    Thanx, Paul.
    Couldn't find it on my REP-CD either...at least not definitively.
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    Frame nut torque....

    Just finishing up my tranny/clutch install after clutch spline disaster.
    Anyone know the torque for the nutz on the thru-bolt from engine to rear frame? They're the 2- 17mm nutz on the top front of...
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    Thanx, Al. I was hoping you'd weigh in on this....

    Thanx, Al. I was hoping you'd weigh in on this. Your Spline lube checklist made dis-embowling my bike 'easy'. :groovy
    I'll be checking things out every ~25000 miles going forward.
    I've read where...
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    Thanx, Steve. When you say you replace the...

    Thanx, Steve.
    When you say you replace the 'whole clutch assembly' you mean just the diaphragm spring, pressure plate and clutch plate & bolts, and NOT the clutch housing (flywheel) and...
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    Non BMW clutch plate?

    Well...at 49400miles my 04 Roadster ate it's clutch splines. Tranny input shaft as well, naturally.
    I would post pix but why waste the bandwidth...you've seen one POS clutch hub & tranny shaft, &...
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    I don't think they are.... THESE are OEM filters...

    I don't think they are....
    THESE are OEM filters without the OEM price......
    http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=11421460845
    At least for 2004 and before.....
    Still...
  16. Thread: Oil Changes

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    I've attached the last 4 UOAs I have had done on...

    I've attached the last 4 UOAs I have had done on the Roadsta.
    I use Castrol Syntech Blend 20w/50.
    As you can see, there is no problem running a good quality oil to 6k, or beyond....:thumb
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    They didn't ..OP must have some sort of...

    They didn't ..OP must have some sort of farkel...like I do.
    FWIW, my normal temps can be anywhere from 210* ~ 230* F in 85*+ weather....slightly less if I remove the oil cooler screens I've made.
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    OK...let's get ready to rrrummble...... In...

    OK...let's get ready to rrrummble......

    In Sept '08 I noticed the same rumble/vibe as the OP while making a hard left onto the street where I live. This was ~1000mi after switching tires from the...
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    Givi A750....... ...

    Givi A750.......

    http://www.casporttouring.com/thestore/GiviAir.html

    It's a Sport screen, so you're not going to be sitting inside a vacuum.
    But it more than does the job..........
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    I use 2-Stroke motor oil. Thicker than the ATF,...

    I use 2-Stroke motor oil. Thicker than the ATF, still 'OK' if it gets sucked into the TB, and the columns on the mano are not 'jumpy' at all..........
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    I made some screens from some black window screen...

    I made some screens from some black window screen material available at any DIY place. Velcro'ed onto the inside of the oil cooler covers.
    They go on in ~mid October and will come off when it's...
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    I switched my front tire to PR2s just about 11k...

    I switched my front tire to PR2s just about 11k miles ago, from the PRs.
    I'm going to have to change it very soon, because left side is not wearing evenly. :dunno
    ~1/4 of the circumference is down...
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    +1 on Machine Service. Had my FD Ujoint back in...

    +1 on Machine Service.
    Had my FD Ujoint back in less than a week, nicely rebuilt including a grease fitting....
    Mine had a touch of notchiness at ~39300miles........
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    When I sent the FD off LY for some work, I...

    When I sent the FD off LY for some work, I noticed the rear UJ was a bit notchy.
    After some research here and on other sites, I sent it off to http://www.machineservice.com/
    for a rebuild. Came...
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    No, Paul, no new battery, but... My Roadster was...

    No, Paul, no new battery, but...
    My Roadster was built in June04, I bought it brand new in June 05, so the battery was already ~1yr old. BMW Gel Battery....
    One of the first mods I did was to...
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