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  1. Actually, with the ease and cost of changing FD...

    Actually, with the ease and cost of changing FD oil, I've been doing it about every 6k. I like to monitor the oil (especially at such a high mileage). I went to a different brand of 80W90 "dino" oil,...
  2. I've read up on final drive rebuilds, etc., and...

    I've read up on final drive rebuilds, etc., and other than the proper shimming when you put it back together, I'd say the biggest pain (based on what I've read here) is replacment of that forward oil...
  3. Thanks Rod. Coincidentally, I'd had this issue...

    Thanks Rod. Coincidentally, I'd had this issue when the bike had 40,000 or so miles on it, and an owner of a bike shop in Franklin, NC asked if I'd been using Synthetic (I had). He recommended...
  4. Questions about oil seal replacement on FD pumpkin housing

    Hey folks, 2004 R1150RS with 114,000 miles on it. I've been getting that annoying oil drip from the boot on to the rim, and I have definitely narrowed it down the the pumpkin housing itself, it is...
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    I had a similar seep last year, discovered on a...

    I had a similar seep last year, discovered on a ride in the NC mountains. The owner of a small local shop there (a BMW wrech) asked me if I was using synthetic, which I was, and he recommended that I...
  6. Heat shrink tape... that's the ticket. Thanks for...

    Heat shrink tape... that's the ticket. Thanks for the advice, gents. Pulling the tank off will allow better access, and I'll bet there's more wire harness gremlins under the tank area too.
  7. What can I use to cover exposed wiring on a wiring harness?

    The rubber(?) that protects the individual wires on my wiring harness has started to deteriorate in a place that's directly exposed to weather. I'd normally use a heat shrink on something like this,...
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    +1 on Henzilla's post. I ordered the two right...

    +1 on Henzilla's post. I ordered the two right grips for my 04 RS, gently cut / pull away the old grips with a blade (you don't want to damage the wiring with all the coating underneath) and put to...
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    Nope, this is the stock (original) cam chain...

    Nope, this is the stock (original) cam chain tensioner. Nice reminder that I need to replace/upgrade it though (Rubber Chicken Racing had something that looked appealing). Still, there's no rattling...
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    What's that clunking sound?

    Twice I've had this "clunking" sound on my 04 R1150RS (84,000 miles). Did it today and about a week ago, but back then I thought I was imagining it. Here's the deal, it happened under the same...
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    Thanks LSouth and Bikerfish. I was putting in a...

    Thanks LSouth and Bikerfish. I was putting in a nice shiny pair of Ohlins on the bike with the help of my trusty friend Bob (aka "Moondog" on the forum) and when I cranked the bike up, he said "you...
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    No, I don't have a signal minder installed. Are...

    No, I don't have a signal minder installed. Are these running lights supposed to be on? I just can't remember. :cry
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    R1150RS lighting question

    Can one of you RS owners out there tell me if the running lights on the front fairing (where the turn signals live) stay on when there's power to the bike? I noticed that mine are off, except when I...
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    My 04 R1150RS just hit 80,000 miles today...

    My 04 R1150RS just hit 80,000 miles today (certainly not in the "Voni" range, but it's the most miles I've ever had on one bike). I've used Nevr-Dull since new and it lives up to it's name. Other...
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    "They had you in mind when they made twin beds!"...

    "They had you in mind when they made twin beds!" --- Rodney Dangerfield


    "Married men live longer than single men; but married men are more willing to die." ---Author Unknown
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    Thanks for the replies. (Earache, I PM'd ya.)...

    Thanks for the replies. (Earache, I PM'd ya.) Looks like that company that was making them is out of business. Lots of possibilities to make some brackets though. A few great ideas on here too, I...
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    Light bar for an RS?

    I'm considering adding a light bar to my 04 R1150RS and was wondering if any members know of a manufacturer that makes them. Preferably, something that will clamp just below the oil cooler, between...
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    I'm seeing some tell-tale red buds on the trees...

    I'm seeing some tell-tale red buds on the trees in the Savannah area now. :clap Beautiful day, sunny mid-70s with a light breeze. Long breakfast run tomorrow on the bike with the guys. As the sap...
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    Ah... the F-4 was one tough airplane. Two shining...

    Ah... the F-4 was one tough airplane. Two shining examples come to mind from my Air Force crew chief days. One at Nellis AFB, a F-4D called "triple nickel" (555 on the tail). Apparently had suffered...
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    Jerry, I think you'll enjoy the show. I was a...

    Jerry, I think you'll enjoy the show. I was a first-time attendee last year with a small group of friends and enjoyed it. We are planning on the trip this year too. I'm sure Touring Sport BMW there...
  21. Does anyone have any claims on gas mileage on...

    Does anyone have any claims on gas mileage on these later model dual-cam bikes? Also, aren't the gear ratio setups different in the GS vs. GSA? I thought I'd read or heard somewhere about two...
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    Thanks... I feel better (I think). Even better, I...

    Thanks... I feel better (I think). Even better, I didn't have to reach for reading glasses to read these posts! :D
  23. No, I wasn't saying I'd like to have a GS without...

    No, I wasn't saying I'd like to have a GS without ABS; I don't think I'd own another bike without it after enjoying the advantages on my RS. The BMW literature made it appear that the on/off type of...
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    Speaking of "sailed past 50", I'm rapidly...

    Speaking of "sailed past 50", I'm rapidly approaching that half-century mark this year. AARP didn't waste any time, and I got an invite to join in the mail last week. (My neighbor witnessed me...
  25. Thanks for all the replies. Bruce H, the shot of...

    Thanks for all the replies. Bruce H, the shot of your bike is now on my desktop. A prime example of the "cool" factor I was talking about. I was asking an ABS question that might have been missed: Is...
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