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    That is the correct fill point. If it is...

    That is the correct fill point. If it is overfilled, nothing happens except brake fluid may leak out the overflow hose when pads are replaced.

    Rod
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    I have a r1150RS which is basically the same and...

    I have a r1150RS which is basically the same and it was very painless.

    I use wet towels over the paintwork incase (or when) fluid gets spilled. I left my 1.5 amp battery tender attached...
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    With modern oils, it makes little difference if...

    With modern oils, it makes little difference if you change 80% or 90% of the oil, hot or cold. Just do it.


    Rod
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    no way would I replace a good odyssey with the...

    no way would I replace a good odyssey with the Panasonic. I had one of them, it only lasted a year, and it had no cranking power. got to where it would not start below 40. Interestingly, it NEVER...
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    I have the HF unit. It is accurate to about 1/2...

    I have the HF unit. It is accurate to about 1/2 OZ front, 3/4 oz in the back. Close enough for me. If I was racing maybe not, but unless a front takes over 3/4 oz or a rear takes over 1 oz I do...
  6. first, higher octane fuel is not harder to burn,...

    first, higher octane fuel is not harder to burn, does not burn hotter, in fact it usually contains less BTU per gallon. The only thing high octane does is resist combustion by heat of compression. ...
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    Odyssey. No contest. Adapter, assuming you have...

    Odyssey. No contest. Adapter, assuming you have a hammer and a drill, go to the lumber yard and get a 1/4 inch copper tube union sweat fitting. Mash it flat. Drill holes and bend 90 degrees as...
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    A hijack just for grins, a top fuel dragster...

    A hijack just for grins, a top fuel dragster makes less than 700 revolutions at full power before it needs a rebuild.

    It may peak at close to 10,000 horsepower, pretty good with you consider it...
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    Mine has been rattling for nearly 50K Smiles now....

    Mine has been rattling for nearly 50K Smiles now. It is probably normal. In the summer when the oil is hot and thin it is worse. But it shifts SOOOOO much better using 80W90 conventional GL5. You...
  10. Thread: 2015 Models

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    so easily defeated? Beemerboneyard, Euro...

    so easily defeated? Beemerboneyard, Euro Motoelectrics have new spares, and any local rotating electrical rebuilder should be able to fix a common Bosch alternator.

    Maybe none the dealer wanted...
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    half way full is fine. It will increase as the...

    half way full is fine. It will increase as the clutch wears.

    It is possible to take off and never exceed 1500 RPM. You can take off pretty brisk and never exceed 2500 RPM.

    Rod
  12. Thread: RT or LT

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    Since you are in NW arkansas go see BOB at...

    Since you are in NW arkansas go see BOB at Bentonville BMW, he rides a LT and there are few that can keep up with him. He can make that big girl dance when he wants.

    They are all nice folks. ...
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    RTP has poor resale because of the life they...

    RTP has poor resale because of the life they lead. They do need professionally decomissioned, so the wiring is not a problem. Saying it is done, does not mean it was done well. It will need...
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    Do the easy thing first, cover all the paint...

    Do the easy thing first, cover all the paint (brake fluid damages paint) and then take the cover off the handlebar clutch reservoir. If the fluid is filled clear to the top then there is no room for...
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    You must replace the lines first, they can burst...

    You must replace the lines first, they can burst and you lose all breaking. If you were to replace the abs controller and leave the old lines in there, the flaking liners could kill the new abs. ...
  16. Thread: Do I really?

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    I will not use Fram anything. A little...

    I will not use Fram anything.

    A little history, they used to be excellent filters. And made in the USA in Nevada Missouri. Then management changed, and they started making them cheaper, and...
  17. Here is a good tip. Change the final drive oil...

    Here is a good tip. Change the final drive oil when you change rear tire. It is easiest then, no chance of getting any on the wheel. You can let it drain the entire time he wheel is off for the...
  18. This is NOT a fun job. Much locktite, special...

    This is NOT a fun job. Much locktite, special tool needed, rumor has it a spindle wrench for some 4X$ truck fits it.

    1. Are you using synthetic oil. If so then stop. Get some 80W90GL5, I am...
  19. Thread: Oil to use?

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    on my 2002 RS anytime I happen to fill over...

    on my 2002 RS anytime I happen to fill over halfway on the sight glass, the motor will put the extra oil in the air box. So I keep the lever between the bottom of the outer circle and the center,...
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    my canister rusted out. The carbon inside had...

    my canister rusted out. The carbon inside had broken up into powder that clogged the purge hose to the throttle bodies. It had not functioned in some time. However, the fuel tank always vented...
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    I did a trans am hood chicken decal once. About...

    I did a trans am hood chicken decal once. About 10 drops dawn in a kiddy pool to wet the entire decal. It takes very little soap. take your time, do not stretch it, work from the center out and...
  22. You are in Wisconsin. Does the underground...

    You are in Wisconsin. Does the underground garage freeze. A discharged battery can freeze, and then they are damaged. Yes, I have seen a frozen battery thaw and work, for a short time.

    I would...
  23. as long as that battery has been dead the odds of...

    as long as that battery has been dead the odds of it recharging and being reliable are low. Not zero but low. On the left hand side of the bike is a plastic cover over the starter
    here is a link...
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    This bike has paralever front suspension. All...

    This bike has paralever front suspension. All the bolts are locktited. However, with only 2 wheels, loose rear can feel like loose front. Low front tire, or something left loose from the brake...
  25. if one of the aftermarket shock mfg could get...

    if one of the aftermarket shock mfg could get something into production right now, I think the could make a wheelbarrow of money. Ohlins, etc, anyone?

    Rod
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