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    Don, I have never heard anyone else complain...

    Don,

    I have never heard anyone else complain about it either. I guess mine is "special". Not worth spending money on to fix.

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Scott
  2. As an electrical engineer, let me chime in....

    As an electrical engineer, let me chime in. Having the battery connected to the bike while charging makes no practical difference to the battery. The standby current of the bike with the key off, a...
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    I can't speak for the K100, but my K75 runs so...

    I can't speak for the K100, but my K75 runs so cool I would not worry about it. You can put your bare hand on the engine after getting of the freeway. The cooling system really works.
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    Don't worry. There are no parts in an engine you...

    Don't worry. There are no parts in an engine you can break with your hands. The other good news is the cylinders are aluminum so they do not rust.
    Be sure and pull the valve cover and oil up the...
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    Sticky Air Thermometer 2009 R1200R

    Just curious if anyone else has this.

    On hot days (over 85), if the bike is parked and I start it, the air temperature reads 74F for about 10 minutes before it finally updates the real temp. No...
  6. Poll: Here in So Cal, Long Beach BMW used to be cars...

    Here in So Cal, Long Beach BMW used to be cars and bikes, but they sold the car dealership and kept the bikes.

    Most of the rest are pure BMW.
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    That may be why they changed to 12K. Mine have...

    That may be why they changed to 12K. Mine have 15K and are still running fine. I will keep my ears open.
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    Service spec's for the 09 are 24K miles for plug...

    Service spec's for the 09 are 24K miles for plug replacement.

    Cam-Heads went to 12K.
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    And a new R1200R too! ...

    And a new R1200R too!

    http://www.autoevolution.com/news/2015-bmw-r1200r-in-170-pictures-photo-gallery-87193.html

    http://s1.cdn.autoevolution.com/images/ ... ry_130.jpg
    ...
  10. Thread: Valve Lash

    by tinytrains
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    Don, A tight valve is one were the the gap is...

    Don,

    A tight valve is one were the the gap is less than spec (tight). If the gap gets too small, the valve will not seal when the stem expands at hot and as a result the valve seat will be burnt...
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    Wow. A "checking oil thread" is almost as much...

    Wow. A "checking oil thread" is almost as much fun as a"type of oil thread". Who knew! :fight
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    I never understood how putting it on the...

    I never understood how putting it on the side-stand good do anything good for oil measurement. Once cylinder up draining oil, one down pooling oil. Depending on piston position this will add a lot of...
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    Someone here, or another forum, just kept running...

    Someone here, or another forum, just kept running his until it shredded its self. It took about 48K miles as I recall. So they do really wear out a lot faster than a car. I changed mine at 24K. It is...
  14. Thread: Oil filters

    by tinytrains
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    What I thought was a really nice touch is Max...

    What I thought was a really nice touch is Max puts the M&Ms bag in their own perfectly sized zip lock bag!

    No chocolate on your parts.
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    The internal electrical paths develop cracks over...

    The internal electrical paths develop cracks over time. Eventually, the remaining conductor area is too small for the starter current and poof. That is often why they turn over and die. My K75...
  16. How many miles on those splines? Here are mine...

    How many miles on those splines?

    Here are mine at 71K miles. Some day I need to get the clutch. It shifts fine, but I am sure after 25 years they can use some grease.

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    If it was a Cycle Gear battery, that is longer...

    If it was a Cycle Gear battery, that is longer than I got. 7 months in a bike (K75) that normally goes 5 years. I now stick with name brand batteries..
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    1. Is there oil in the sight glass? Check. 2....

    1. Is there oil in the sight glass? Check.

    2. Is it the correct weight per the manual for the temperature? Check

    3. Does it have less than 6000 miles? Check.

    GO RIDE! :clap That is all that...
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    As they all have said. This is normal. Mine...

    As they all have said. This is normal. Mine finally slowed down about 18K, and now at 27K uses a window full (1/2 quart) in 3000 miles. My K75 did the same thing, and now at 72K uses hardly any oil....
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    I have always thought the R1200 would make a fine...

    I have always thought the R1200 would make a fine aircraft engine. Use a belt drive to a propeller for reduction and avoid thrust loading the crankshaft. I makes more HP that the old Continental...
  21. Math. These things are calculated out very...

    Math. These things are calculated out very carefully. The 3 year warranty that comes with the bike is not free. It is built into the price. Actuaries and statisticians figure out much it will cost in...
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    I bought my K75 in 1989 and still have it. In...

    I bought my K75 in 1989 and still have it. In 2009, I decided I needed a bike that was not so old for daily riding and got the R1200R. Size wise, the bikes are about the same, but I find I ride the...
  23. Thread: ABS on K75

    by tinytrains
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    It could be glazing on the disk, or a warp. Does...

    It could be glazing on the disk, or a warp. Does EBC make rotors and pads for old K bikes? Might be worth a try.
  24. Thread: ABS on K75

    by tinytrains
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    At least you have a disk. The standard K75 rear...

    At least you have a disk. The standard K75 rear drum has two modes. On and off. It locks up on most hard stops if you are not careful.
    The good part is the shoes last forever.:D
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    France's answer to the R1200R?

    Kind of cool.

    http://blog.motorcycle.com/2014/08/18/motorcycle-category/standard/2016-midual-type-1-prototype-revealed/

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