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    From a practical point of view, it probably...

    From a practical point of view, it probably wouldn't make a bit of difference to the engine if you wait.

    But, if the bike is still under warranty, without naming names, I have personally battled...
  2. Kevin Ash's fatal January 2013 accident on a Wethead R1200GS - Any report from BMW??

    Just wondering if BMW ever released, to the public, their report\findings regarding the above fatality?

    Also, are wethead R1200GSs, then, or now, fitted with steering dampers?

    Thanks for any...
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    Just wondering what fluids you use...? Do you...

    Just wondering what fluids you use...? Do you use Castrol SAF-XO in the gear case? What weight engine oil are you using?

    Good luck.

    Dave McDougall
  4. 2011 R1200GS - How many temperature bars before engine damage occurs?

    G'day,

    My bike usually runs at 4 bars on the temperature icon. But, if stuck in traffic, I have seen it go as high as six bars after a few minutes, at which point I start getting nervous about...
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    I would think BMW, like any business, would want...

    I would think BMW, like any business, would want something to be in it for them, and that they would have very high standards for who uses it and for what.

    I would be very surprised if they would...
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    Does the breather simply pull out (as opposed to...

    Does the breather simply pull out (as opposed to being screwed in)?

    Thanks,
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    180 ml is the amount currently called for by BMW....

    180 ml is the amount currently called for by BMW. It used to be higher, but they reduced it (due to rear drive pressure issues is my understanding).

    Castrol SAF-XO is golden coloured. It's...
  8. 2011 R1200GS - Ever had to actually adjust a valve?

    Hi,

    My bike has 92,000km on it. The valves have been checked every 10,000km but so far none have ever actually required adjustment as they have always been within spec.

    Just wondering if...
  9. Managed to break off locking tab on primary plug coil on 2011 R1200GS

    G'day,

    Tonight, I managed to drop the left hand primary plug coil on the concrete garage floor while removing it, resulting in the locking tab being snapped off of it. The coil (part #...
  10. Thread: RD Oil Colour

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    My bike is a 2011 R1200GS with about 89,000 km on...

    My bike is a 2011 R1200GS with about 89,000 km on it. Last changed the final drive oil a few days ago after about 18,000 km since the previous change...the old Castrol SAF-XO came out as golden...
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    I have a 2011 R1200GS and it says to change the...

    I have a 2011 R1200GS and it says to change the plugs every 20,000 km. Maybe you need new plugs, as they sound like they are somewhat overdue. I have noticed observable electrode wear when I have...
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    A shot in the dark...make sure that something...

    A shot in the dark...make sure that something isn't blocking your exhaust pipe (a mouse building a nest or something like that).

    Or, possibly, moisture in the gas tank??

    Good luck,

    Dave...
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    I have no experience with other than OEM pads on...

    I have no experience with other than OEM pads on my 2011 R1200GS.

    My only comment is be careful, because I think the OEM pad material varies from front to rear & from non-ABS to ABS (organic pads...
  14. I use Castrol SAF-XO and change it more...

    I use Castrol SAF-XO and change it more frequently than specified just because it's not hard to do, usually about every 20,000 km or so.

    I also usually change the rear drive oil more frequently...
  15. Hi Paul, Thanks for your kind offer, but there...

    Hi Paul,
    Thanks for your kind offer, but there is no need to do that. I am in the States often enough, that, with a little more planning and foresight on my part, I could pick it up.

    Also,...
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    [QUOTE=PGlaves;936048]...A one-way valve on the...

    [QUOTE=PGlaves;936048]...A one-way valve on the end of your bleed hose - sold at most auto parts stores as a "one man brake bleeder for cars".

    Hi Paul,

    Just wondering if that one-way valve that...
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    Hi...a question...if you keep the bleeder hose...

    Hi...a question...if you keep the bleeder hose submerged below the surface of the brake fluid in the container that you are draining into...do you still need to do the open\close procedure to avoid...
  18. 2011 R1200GS - The clyindrical yellow sponge in the front brake reservoir...

    G'day,

    Just wondering what people acutually do...

    BMW says the yellow sponge must be changed during every brake flush and when changing front brake pads. Does anyone ever re-use it instead of...
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    If I am heading off on a road trip, I usually...

    If I am heading off on a road trip, I usually throw a bottle of octane booster in the side case. I don't ever rember seeing anything less than 87 octane in Canada myself, but in places like Nebraska...
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    The OP attributes the following words to the...

    The OP attributes the following words to the Dealer...Dealer: Do not know, do not care. (emphasis mine).

    I once had a car dealership service manager tell me that "he didn't care about my car...
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    I also have a 2011 R1200GS and those are the...

    I also have a 2011 R1200GS and those are the correct tire sizes according to my Rider's Manual and according to what came on the bike when it was new. They are radial tires of course.

    Dave...
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    Yep, I'm sure, although I've never used it. In...

    Yep, I'm sure, although I've never used it.

    In the case of my Dodge Dart, I sent a letter to Consumer & Corporate Affairs, cc'ing Chrysler Corporation's "Your Man in Detroit". I didn't even...
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    Not sure about the front wire... But your...

    Not sure about the front wire...

    But your story about the rear drive makes my blood boil!

    If the vent is missing, my position would be it was never installed at all, or never installed...
  24. Problem Solved!!!

    Thanks so much marchyman and Don for suggesting the resetting of the adaptation values. Like your friend in Denver, Don, it solved the problem instantly, for real. Your suggestion certainly saved...
  25. I've tried re-doing the synchronization procedure...

    I've tried re-doing the synchronization procedure a couple of times to the very best of my ability, but it hasn't solved the problem. Thanks for the suggestion though.

    Dave
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