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  1. If its a smooth finish you can just sand it down...

    If its a smooth finish you can just sand it down till you get the scratches out then paint and if its textured then they make a textured paint meant to stick to plastics.
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    It'll make the noise the first time you start off...

    It'll make the noise the first time you start off after starting your engine and then will periodically do it when you start from a stop but not every time. After riding for a while it will do a...
  3. Don't know what type they use but most are ABS. ...

    Don't know what type they use but most are ABS. Allot of times I use URI-weld on mine since it will bond any plastics which is nice on some poly-olifins that get greasy when heated making it hard to...
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    Don't know about the hall sensor but I'd replace...

    Don't know about the hall sensor but I'd replace the alt. belt if it hasn't in a while and check the brake pads. Check throttle cables and the clutch cable on the 97, lube barrel ends(not the cable...
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    The seat for the R1100R should fit fine. The...

    The seat for the R1100R should fit fine. The only difference between the 850 and 1100R is the stroke and gearing in the final drive otherwise everything is interchangeable. Seats are personal, what...
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    Biggest thing is leaving behind what you don't...

    Biggest thing is leaving behind what you don't NEED and buy gear that packs small(camping gear) and use compression sacks. With compression sacks you can pack a sleeping bag or a tent to the size of...
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    Thats a great area and it only gets better a bit...

    Thats a great area and it only gets better a bit farther south. Those are my old stomping grounds and you can ride on forever and find another cool road you've never been on.
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    they both work good you just need to really clean...

    they both work good you just need to really clean the tank well and follow direction fully. If its not clean or some rust left the Kreem or POR will lift and start flaking off and make a real mess. ...
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    Thought it was a 19 or 17. The new bearing BMW...

    Thought it was a 19 or 17. The new bearing BMW sells you is made by someone different and its the one with less bearings. Eliminating a few bearings allows the bearing cage to be thicker and...
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    They just tell you to remove the lights because...

    They just tell you to remove the lights because they figure on you removing the sub-frame, so no, no need to. Like said use an appropriate size socket to drive out the old bearing and heat the...
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    Ok like others said wear some latex gloves to...

    Ok like others said wear some latex gloves to keep the glass and resin off you and try to keep clean.

    You'll need to grind out the crack in the shape of a "V" so its deepest in the middle and...
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    You certain its fiberglass? I work at a autobody...

    You certain its fiberglass? I work at a autobody shop and have fixed allot of bikes too and I've yet to find one made of fiberglass, most are made of ABS, polypropylene or similar plastic. I...
  13. Do not lube the cables!! the Teflon lining on the...

    Do not lube the cables!! the Teflon lining on the cables will be ruined from lube, older bikes had cables you needed to lube but not these newer teflon lined ones. Just keep them as clean as...
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    I have a GS and I cant flat foot but I'm ok with...

    I have a GS and I cant flat foot but I'm ok with it but I know what you mean about putting your foot down in gravel, I dropped mine once doing that. You could have a custom saddle made for the bike...
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    compression sacks and stuff sacks!! you just...

    compression sacks and stuff sacks!! you just really need to limit yourself. My wife and I go on long trips and manage to pack everything we need. I have a Cabella's dry duffle that I mount on my...
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    try this, start up the bike and start going, it...

    try this, start up the bike and start going, it will make a clunk like your running over a manhole cover then stop, start going again it shouldn't make the noise this time. You'll ride around for a...
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    Well I have an 1150 w/hydraulic clutch so not...

    Well I have an 1150 w/hydraulic clutch so not certain how much transfers to an 1100 but....
    It was easier to pull the clutch pushrod out of the rear of the tranny and install after the tranny then...
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    If its a ways off, replaced the cables or...

    If its a ways off, replaced the cables or something else that I think they are way out of balance I start off at min sensitivity then slowly bring it up and tune it till I'm at max and it doesn't go...
  19. I had a puller to get mine out but yes if you...

    I had a puller to get mine out but yes if you heat the swingarm(not too much to damage the paint) and freeze the bearing(chest freezer better then your fridge,colder) they'll drop right in.
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    I have HB crash bars on mine and attach mine to...

    I have HB crash bars on mine and attach mine to the bars. Only problem is it wears on the paint so if you care about that(I don't) wrap some felt or something else to protect it. Adjust the velcro...
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    When I bought my bike I lived in Wisconsin and...

    When I bought my bike I lived in Wisconsin and bought it from North Carolina and it went like this.
    Contacted a good BMW dealer close to seller and had him take the bike to said dealer for...
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    It doesn't rain here, just drizzle and allot of...

    It doesn't rain here, just drizzle and allot of it. I'm originally from Wisconsin so same weather as you have and the midwest has rain, hard rain that comes down in sheets that floods streets in...
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    Yea you can wiggle and see how much slop is in...

    Yea you can wiggle and see how much slop is in the cluch but I think it would be very difficult to measure and know what is spec or bad.
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    Mine wasn't a cable clutch and on an 1150 but I...

    Mine wasn't a cable clutch and on an 1150 but I installed it without the pushrod, infact I pulled the pushrod out before removing the tranny so I wouldn't bend it. It slides right in easy from the...
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    When I did my clutch spline lube I changed my...

    When I did my clutch spline lube I changed my pivot bearings for the swingarm and final drive. My FD bearings seemed notchy and the SA ones seemed ok but they're cheap enough that I just replaced...
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