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    To make life easy, IMHO, that's the key. I didn't...

    To make life easy, IMHO, that's the key. I didn't have to remove the oil cooler or alternator belt cover. If you use a jack, make sure you don't lift the bike off the center stand. To allow for extra...
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    http://www.metzeler.com/site/de/tech-and-safety/in...

    http://www.metzeler.com/site/de/tech-and-safety/interact.html

    May not help because it's in German, but the key is "Einfache (M) und doppelte (O) Karkasskonstruktion f?r beste Performance auf...
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    The manufacturer's claim is that the 'O'...

    The manufacturer's claim is that the 'O' sidewalls are stiffer. What I can say with certainty is that the 'O' is imprinted on the sidewall. I see it right between the word Interact and the sizing:...
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    I read this in the past. It's interesting, but...

    I read this in the past. It's interesting, but I'd be happiest if there was a conclusive explanation for why it fixes the strip.
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    The OP said "getting the BIG GS to this level had...

    The OP said "getting the BIG GS to this level had me grinning". The question may be what makes us grin.
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    The color and smell should be the give-away....

    The color and smell should be the give-away. Engine oil doesn't stay honey colored for too long, transmission and fd oil smell like sulfur, clutch oil loss at the rate you describe should be very...
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    Is this for when comparing a new PR3 to an old Z8...

    Is this for when comparing a new PR3 to an old Z8 or when comparing two brand new tires?
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    Thanks, and yes, the root of the question is the...

    Thanks, and yes, the root of the question is the information mentioned in the recent oil article in the ON Magazine that stressed ZDDP content for the flat tappet design.
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    Flat tappet engine on my 2007?

    Are flat tappets what my 07 R has?
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    To where in the sight glass do you aim to fill...

    To where in the sight glass do you aim to fill the oil? Are you occasionally slightly overfilling it?
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    That helped. It wasn't clear from the text, and I...

    That helped. It wasn't clear from the text, and I had been scratching my head over it.
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    Sticky: Poll: No failure so far in 40k miles, 07 R1200R.

    No failure so far in 40k miles, 07 R1200R.
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    The clutch is hydraulic and could leak oil too....

    The clutch is hydraulic and could leak oil too. Then there are engine and transmission oil. They all have their distinct smells. You could dip a wire or similar in each liquid and burn it with a...
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  15. Nice tire but lackluster life expectation. Has...

    Nice tire but lackluster life expectation. Has anyone tried the Continental Conti Road Attack 2 GT? It's a (pretty expensive) version for the rear that promises longer tire life. MC Superstore lists...
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    I always thought cupping comes from the profile...

    I always thought cupping comes from the profile cuts and induced compression/elasticity behavior. I assume that's what was referenced as tread squirm above. I would expect a racing slick to not have...
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    Under the gas filler lid. Go to the R1200R forum...

    Under the gas filler lid. Go to the R1200R forum earlier mentioned and you can read about that. The S1000RR uses a rubber gasket thingy that fits the R1200R and works well. Other than that I have not...
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    It must have gotten reprogrammed while the bike...

    It must have gotten reprogrammed while the bike was in the first owner's care. I know he took it to the dealer for servicing, but I do my own.

    I posted over on the gs-911 list a while ago and had...
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    Thanks for taking the time to save and post your...

    Thanks for taking the time to save and post your autoscan log. My relevant entries are:

    BMS-K
    BMS type: BMS-K
    Part No.: 7704861
    Hardware Index: 10
    Coding Index: 1
    Manufacturer: Bosch...
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    Don, That's a thought. I can say there was no...

    Don,
    That's a thought. I can say there was no firmware update to my knowledge since I have the bike, but I bought it used. I have a gs-911 autoscan in front of me. There are four groups, BMS-K, CAN,...
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    I'd assume it controls the low oil level warning...

    I'd assume it controls the low oil level warning light to be found on an RT's dash. It has been suggested to me that the oil level sensor has a float which can get stuck. I don't know if that can be...
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    '07 R1200R oil level switch/sensor

    Does the R1200R, in particular the '07 model, have an oil level switch/sensor? I am getting a fault with my GS-911, "10048: oil level switch malfunction". Looking in various online parts fiches this...
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    Are you hitting the rev limiter? This shouldn't...

    Are you hitting the rev limiter? This shouldn't happen in top gear, but presuming you are down shifting to enter your turn it might be what causes the stalling. I do think I have read about chips...
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