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    Nice looking set! Thanks, Darryl.

    Nice looking set! Thanks, Darryl.
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    Considering '72 R75/5

    There is a nice '72 R75/5 for sale near me with 125K miles. It appears to have been well-cared for but not ridden in several years. Assuming there have been no modifications to the valve seats, can...
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    Yes.

    Yes.
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    Did the valves, plugs, coolant flush and refill...

    Did the valves, plugs, coolant flush and refill and air filter on my K1200GT. Valves were all within specs. Allow two days if it's your first time.
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    My last RT was a 2004. No heated seat, no cruise...

    My last RT was a 2004. No heated seat, no cruise control, no computer, no ESA, no brake pad wear indicator. I guess the newer RTs have all of that now. Anyway, sorry you've had all the problems with...
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    OK, that got a little chatter going out there....

    OK, that got a little chatter going out there. And as one would expect with these powerful machines, the thread eventually distills down to horsepower and speed. No surprise; that's likely the...
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    Are our bikes that good?

    I've had my previously-owned 2008 K1200GT for about a year and a half and around 12K miles. It's been about the most trouble-free motorcycle I've owned in my 40+ years of riding. Judging by the low...
  8. Thread: Torque values

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    Crankcase (engine) drain plug = 28 Nm Rear wheel...

    Crankcase (engine) drain plug = 28 Nm
    Rear wheel to hub (wheel flange) = 60 Nm
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    Drain FD and refill with 180 ml of BMW SAF-X. As...

    Drain FD and refill with 180 ml of BMW SAF-X. As I recall, the original 220 ml FD refill volume was associated with seal leakage.
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    Any reason these would not fit a K1200GT?...

    Any reason these would not fit a K1200GT? Pictures, please!
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    I put the Suburban Machine rider peg lowering kit...

    I put the Suburban Machine rider peg lowering kit on my '08 K1200GT last year before a big trip. I really like them ... a lot. Far less hip and low back discomfort. Scraping the pegs in turns isn't...
  12. Thread: brake repair

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    It is quite likely you have solved the problem....

    It is quite likely you have solved the problem. Anything between the caliper piston bore and the disc could possibly impair retraction of a brake pad and produce asymetrical wear. Remember, there is...
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    The adjustment can only be made when the...

    The adjustment can only be made when the motorcycle is stationary with the key on. BMW recommends unloading the bike to make the changes.
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    PJ, just finished a 8 day 3.3K road trip on my...

    PJ, just finished a 8 day 3.3K road trip on my '08 K1200GT. My first 'long' trip on the GT. I ride solo but carry quite a bit of stuff. I installed ergo-mods (bar risers, Suburban Machine peg...
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    The price of high-tech ... servicing the "wedge".

    Armed with the service DVD, I performed the valve check, spark plug and air filter renewal, cooling flush/refill on my '08 K1200GT at a little over 12K miles. I purchased the bike used with 8K miles...
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    A 1600 mile day? REALLY?? That's a no-stops 67mph...

    A 1600 mile day? REALLY?? That's a no-stops 67mph average for a full 24 hour day. I'm impressed!
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    Not really. A motorcycle lift on rollers slid...

    Not really. A motorcycle lift on rollers slid under the tranny makes it easy. Just roll the whole unit back away from the clutch. But some 4x4 lumber supports works too. I did it by myself and I'm no...
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    Remove the transmission/swingarm/FD/rear wheel as...

    Remove the transmission/swingarm/FD/rear wheel as a unit. There is NO need to disassemble the drivetrain unless you want to service the drive shaft or pivot bearings also.
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    Yes, did it myself. I had never taken the rear...

    Yes, did it myself. I had never taken the rear end off the bike before so I relied a lot on the great tips from this forum. I had the difficult downshifting symptom at 34K miles so was pretty sure I...
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    Having done the spline lube on my '04 R1150RT, I...

    Having done the spline lube on my '04 R1150RT, I see no way you could really get a proper lubricant where it needs to go without disassembly. Sure, you could probably squirt some type of oil on the...
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    So true!

    So true!
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    Well, first let me say the degree of difficulty...

    Well, first let me say the degree of difficulty changing oil and filter on this bike is about 10-fold greater than my R1150RT. Could BMW have put the filter in a more awkward location? Not wanting to...
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    Thanks to all who replied. I'm waiting on my...

    Thanks to all who replied. I'm waiting on my owners manuals I've ordered from BMW. Ordered an oil change "kit" from Beemer Boneyard just to get started.
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    Newly Acquired '08 K1200GT

    After owning an airhead, two oilheads and a K75S I thought I had to have one of these new fangled Wedges. Been looking for a while. Found one not far away with low miles and made the mistake of...
  25. Thread: R1150R Choke

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    Yes.

    Yes.
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