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  1. I find it hard to believe that your mechanic did...

    I find it hard to believe that your mechanic did anything to screw it up, but I think I'd check a few things out first. You might try spraying some carburetor cleaner around the throttle bodies while...
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    I think I can answer the question about the...

    I think I can answer the question about the booster plug. I believe it makes the exhaust temps lower. I remember one night I was tuning my 1150, turned the light out and the pipes were glowing. I...
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    9 years old in my case, if I remember correctly....

    9 years old in my case, if I remember correctly. After replacing plugs with Autolite Iridium, tuning, syncing etc., I replaced the O2 sensor. I believe it was one of several steps that helped cure...
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    Been there.... You need to re-align your clutch...

    Been there....
    You need to re-align your clutch disk using a clutch alignment tool. I didn't have one and cobbled one together from a socket or something.

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    On second thought...you don't...
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    I wasn't out on my RT today...took a walk...

    I wasn't out on my RT today...took a walk instead. 75?? in El Paso. The bike will get a 54,000 mile tune-up in another 1,000 miles....About January.:dance

    Want me to send you a postcard or a...
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    I'll make a wager here that if you turn the key...

    I'll make a wager here that if you turn the key off and on 4 times, allowing the fuel pump to cycle each time, then hit the starter on the 4th time, it will start right up. If that works, then my...
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    I know that feeling. I look at the...

    I know that feeling. I look at the latest/greatest that are out right now, then ride mine in the parking garage and listen to the growl or toss it around some curves. I'd have to be nuts to get rid...
  8. When I see the Norge, I see a newer, sexier...

    When I see the Norge, I see a newer, sexier version of my R1150RT. Now that they've actually fixed some of the problems, I could see owning one. Only downside, I love my telelever front suspension.
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    Still using my original disk at 52k. It's...

    Still using my original disk at 52k. It's possible your's is wore out, but I think I'd just put some new metallic pads in and rough up the disk with a fairly course sandpaper.
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    Sorry guys, R1100RTs were pretty, but the...

    Sorry guys, R1100RTs were pretty, but the R1150RTs had the happy headlight. Think of it as a speed enhancement.:bolt
  11. I agree with the oil. Use motorcycle specific...

    I agree with the oil. Use motorcycle specific oil, which usually has zinc phosphate and molybdenum disulfide in it. Other than that, these bike are air/oil cooled which means they operate at a higher...
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    This brings up a whole host of questions. I think...

    This brings up a whole host of questions. I think the graphs would be easier to interpret if you did a few one-gear-runs...say 2nd gear at a gentle throttle and WOT. And for graphs, show open-closed...
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    You have the clip mounted correctly. I had to...

    You have the clip mounted correctly. I had to replace my rubber grommet as well. The flange on the grommet gave out. Incidentally, spraying the grommet with WD-40 allows the muffler hanger to slide...
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    Wait...The charts don't match. When you try to...

    Wait...The charts don't match. When you try to use degrees advance to correlate the two charts, the results don't make sense. Are these two different runs under different conditions?
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    Although I'm no authority on spark advance, I did...

    Although I'm no authority on spark advance, I did receive my early introduction to it from a Model A fire truck. This print out looks to me like a bit of Monday morning programming and could...
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    You don't mention how often you ride. If you ride...

    You don't mention how often you ride. If you ride regularly, say at least a couple times a week, you may not need a tender. Your current one would probably do. There are special chargers for gel...
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    It's easy to do, although it took me a while to...

    It's easy to do, although it took me a while to get pretty good at it. It's the last step of a trio of adjustments on the single-spark boxer to diminish the surging. Do the rocker-end gap, then...
  18. Thread: Choices

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    MCN did a bike test sometime earlier this year,...

    MCN did a bike test sometime earlier this year, can't remember the bikes. But they used a R1200GSA to haul the equipment. The testers preferred the GSA.
  19. I've perused those tables myself. ...

    I've perused those tables myself.

    http://users.erols.com/srweiss/tableifc.htm

    Blessed are the idiots. They keep putting screwy ideas in my head.
  20. I think I know the one. Came upon it on the...

    I think I know the one. Came upon it on the freeway a few years back. It was yellow alright. Haven't seen it since. Good luck....rare bike.
  21. Then look at this one... ...

    Then look at this one...

    http://www.barnettharley.com/motorcycleinventory/other-makes.html?view=detail&id=5036

    I've seen it, it's gorgeous, low miles and $4500.
  22. Try Perry's Motorcycles. Perry treated me real...

    Try Perry's Motorcycles. Perry treated me real well when I bought a K75 from the Fort Worth area off Craigslist. He also used to own the BMW dealership there.

    http://www.perrysmotorcycles.com
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    And in case this posting isn't degrading fast...

    And in case this posting isn't degrading fast enough....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_RiJsG3GZw



    For some reason...couldn't get the video to embed.
  24. Thread: lube mix

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    I wasn't thinking about the cushioning aspect of...

    I wasn't thinking about the cushioning aspect of the grease, only its lubricating and dust catching properties. I suppose that if dry film lubricants were the solution, the factory would have...
  25. Thread: Valve Noise

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    I did this a few years ago on mine and it really...

    I did this a few years ago on mine and it really quieted things down. Make sure you have a good torque wrench handy and read how BMW does their torque. I'd forgotten about doing it and didn't check...
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