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  1. BMW temp sensor: $91 Honda temp sensor: $41 ...

    BMW temp sensor: $91
    Honda temp sensor: $41

    If they both last the same amount of time, my calculations still show that the Goldwing sensor costs 55% less than BMWs. Where am I wrong there? Anyone...
  2. Thanks for the reply, Mike. I too will skip over...

    Thanks for the reply, Mike. I too will skip over the cost factor at this point. But am I to assume that to reach this sensor I will need to remove the tupperware off one or both sides of the...
  3. Just an addition to my earlier post. One, I found...

    Just an addition to my earlier post. One, I found that the display would register the correct oil temperature even after letting the bike sit for just a short time. Secondly, if it is actual sensor...
  4. Oil Temperature Display Intermitent Failure

    I never thought anything would ever go wrong with my 96 R1100RT. It's pretty dependable. But......unfortunately, something has. The oil temperature part of my RID will suddenly go blank. Everything...
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    I have often thought of moving to a Goldwing...

    I have often thought of moving to a Goldwing myself. I had a 76 Wing years ago and I can still remember that you could hardly hear it running, both at idle and on the road. That still seems to be...
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    If I rode a GS maybe I would do as I see so many...

    If I rode a GS maybe I would do as I see so many in the MOA magazine do: first cover the the metal bags with stickers, then cover the whole bike with mud. On a RT I feel a little differently. It's a...
  7. [QUOTE Lots of people seem really happy with the...

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    Lots of people seem really happy with the Aeroflow shields, but it didn't work for me, and high-speed stability was one of the reasons.

    I'm trying to get my R1200RT to a point where I'm...
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    Just my opinion, but that seems like a very good...

    Just my opinion, but that seems like a very good deal on that bike. I don't know other brands that closely, but each older BMW seems to have a vague floor in price. Airheads, about $3000 (for a...
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    I absolutely agree with this, and what others...

    I absolutely agree with this, and what others have said. And, if you stay on this web site, you will find that Bikerfish1100, and the other responders, know what they are talking about. If they say...
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    Calcium Chloride Corrosion on Alaska Trip?

    I was just reading the interesting article in the current MOA News about Chris Wilson riding through Alaska. It appears that just about every GS owner dreams of riding to Alaska. Fair enough. But ...
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    Incredible. A beautiful motorcycle with a nearly...

    Incredible. A beautiful motorcycle with a nearly fatal flaw (fatal from the cost of labor and parts to repair it, not to the rider).
    Anyone ever heard BMW's excuse for this monumentally poor...
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    I posted previously on this topic, but this reply...

    I posted previously on this topic, but this reply made me smile. I had forgotten (thankfully) that this was one of the biggest reasons I sold my Airhead RT. With the lowers on, in the summer, it was...
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    I had been out of motorcycles for many years....

    I had been out of motorcycles for many years. When I got the bug again, I automatically went back to airheads due to my wonderful recollections of my 1978 R60/7. So I got an '83 R80RT, my "dream...
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    Givi makes a large rear case for the 1100rt. I...

    Givi makes a large rear case for the 1100rt. I can't recall the number off hand, but it's on their website. It's big, and tends to look a little oversize on the bike, but I think it holds a lot. Of...
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    You state it far better than I did, Paul. Your...

    You state it far better than I did, Paul. Your candor and honesty is much appreciated.
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    By now I should know better than to get into...

    By now I should know better than to get into these discussions. I must be the other "reply". Note that I did not say that the bike was twelve years old and worth little money. I am personally riding...
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    My point exactly. I ride my bike, I don't race...

    My point exactly. I ride my bike, I don't race it. In all the discussions of how ratty the stock shocks are I have yet to see a definitive head to head test of them vs upgrades done by professional...
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    "In '04 with 3K miles I removed the good OEM...

    "In '04 with 3K miles I removed the good OEM shocks an put Ohlins/Fox on the S. I could look up exact price but paid about 1300, I rebuild them once, and had the entire seal head replaced on the rear...
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    Nice looking bike. I may be wrong, but I believe...

    Nice looking bike. I may be wrong, but I believe those cylinder head guards you have are optional. And a real good option to have, trust me. Everyone is right about a couple of things: I would agree ...
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    I am sensing a lot of frustration and anger with...

    I am sensing a lot of frustration and anger with this situation. And very rightfully so. We would all feel the same way if this happened to us. For what it is worth, I would suggest putting a tarp...
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    [QUOTE then sell them to another, or get a...

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    then sell them to another, or get a return on your $$ if you sell or trade the bike. [/QUOTE]

    Maybe. A set of Ohlins for this bike is around $1600 for two shocks, I would guess, plus...
  22. Just my two cents. I debated the same question...

    Just my two cents. I debated the same question about two years ago, and ended up with an 1100. I'm very happy with it. It's about as close to the simplicity of the airheads as you can get, for...
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    I sympathize with the original poster. It's...

    I sympathize with the original poster. It's heartbreaking when that happens to a bike you try to keep in excellent condition. Then you get the price on the repair part and you're really heartbroken!...
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    [QUOTE So someone explain to me why a rebuilt...

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    So someone explain to me why a rebuilt stock Showa shock would be so much worse than a rebuilt after market shock.[/QUOTE]

    This has always been a mystery to me. BMW touts their bikes as...
  25. [QUOTE I've read a few times, in this forum,...

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    I've read a few times, in this forum, that the 96-97 trannies were a poor lot...[/QUOTE]

    I have a 96 1100RT and have done a lot of reading on this issue, although not much on it lately....
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