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    I just finished replacing the brake lines on my...

    I just finished replacing the brake lines on my sister-in-law's '05 Ford Escape with about 170,000 miles on it. I had about the same experience as chrisZ. All four of the lines were clear and...
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    I have to admit that I went the cheap route with...

    I have to admit that I went the cheap route with the aux. lighting on my RS. Bought a pair of small 55 watt halogen lights at an auto parts store. By small I mean like 2.5" x 2.5" and by cheap I...
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    The same thing happened to me last year on...

    The same thing happened to me last year on Memorial Day. Replaced the HES(Hall Effect Sensor) and all has been well since. It is a fairly straight forward DYI project, but the part is pricey.
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    On my '99 R1100RS both the fill plugs and drain...

    On my '99 R1100RS both the fill plugs and drain plugs use crush washers.

    Beemerboneyard sells them as a set, I believe. They aren't that expensive, I think I bought 6 of each last time around. ...
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    It's the rear sensor

    Ed, I tried the voltmeter and got nothing. Tried it on the front sensor and got nothing. The lowest scale on my voltmeter is 10 volts AC, so the voltage generated must be very small or I didn't...
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    Thanks for the link to that document, Ed. I've...

    Thanks for the link to that document, Ed. I've got that downloaded to my hard drive.

    Tried clearing the fault. No luck, it starts again as soon as you switch the iginition back on. Got hold of...
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    Another ABS question

    Had to change the HES on my '99 R1100RS. While I had things apart I did a couple other things, including replacing the left side cam chain tensioner. When I got things back together and went to...
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    Sounds like the ABS is kicking in and doing...

    Sounds like the ABS is kicking in and doing exactly what it is supposed to do. The whirring noise you refer to is the ABS modulating the rear brake pressure and keeping the rear wheel from locking...
  9. Thread: Regular Gas

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    I have always run premium in my '99 R11100RS. I...

    I have always run premium in my '99 R11100RS. I am fortunate enough to have a station close to the house that only charges 12 cents more per gallon for premium versus regular, but even at the...
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    I believe the "funky bleeder" is called a grub...

    I believe the "funky bleeder" is called a grub valve and is used at the factory to fill the brake system after assembly. It can be removed and replaced with a normal bleeder valve. I would suggest...
  11. I agree with globalrider, get a good set of tools...

    I agree with globalrider, get a good set of tools and a repair manual (Clymer, Haynes, etc.) for your bike. It is money well spent. Take your time, be patient, this is not rocket science. There is...
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    No sight glass on the transmission that I am...

    No sight glass on the transmission that I am aware of. With the bike cold, put it on the center stand on a level surface, remove the fill plug and stick your finger in there and feel for the oil...
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    I am currently running Metzler ME 880's front and...

    I am currently running Metzler ME 880's front and rear on my '99 R11RS. Mind you that my riding style tends to be more touring oriented versus sport oriented and about half my miles are two up. ...
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    I have a Rick Mayer saddle on my '99 R1100RS. ...

    I have a Rick Mayer saddle on my '99 R1100RS. Huge improvement over stock. I can easily handle 500 miles in a day, after that my backside tends to get a little cranky. But that may be due to being...
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    Thanks Paul

    Your Bench Wrenching articles and your posts on this forum have given me the confidence to tackle maintenance and repair issues that I would have normally stayed away from. Thanks for taking the...
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    I put a set of speed bleeders on front and rear...

    I put a set of speed bleeders on front and rear calipers last year and was very pleased with the way they worked. I was able to flush out the old brake fluid in about 30 minutes by myself. I have...
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    I bought a used Ztecknik muffler and cat...

    I bought a used Ztecknik muffler and cat eliminator and installed them on my '99 R1100RS. I run mine with the decibel killer installed and I don't find the sound level objectionable. Even more...
  18. Thread: R1100RS Oil Leak

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    Thanks Paul, I tightened up the cap screws and...

    Thanks Paul,

    I tightened up the cap screws and that solved the problem.

    I thought that was the way to go but I just needed some affirmation.
  19. Thread: R1100RS Oil Leak

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    R1100RS Oil Leak

    My '99 R1100RS has developed a slight oil leak at the bottom of the front of the motor. It appears to be coming from the grey cover with all the hex cap screws in it, not the black plastic...
  20. Thread: Sylvania H7's

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    I read on one of these forums about Osram...

    I read on one of these forums about Osram headlight bulbs. Osram is a German company that owns Sylvania. According to what I read, the Osrams have superior light output and longevity compared to...
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    About a year ago I bought a used Ztechnik exhaust...

    About a year ago I bought a used Ztechnik exhaust for my '99 R1100RS out of the BMW ON flea market. The guy that sold it to me had it on an RT. He sold it because it was too loud. He had trouble...
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    Could it be a little corrosion at the battery...

    Could it be a little corrosion at the battery terminals? Try pulling the connections and shining them up with some sandpaper.
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    I use my seatbelt every time I drive. I wear my...

    I use my seatbelt every time I drive. I wear my helmet and gear every time I ride. When someone asks me why, I tell them I would rather sweat than bleed.

    I don't like laws that are designed to...
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    RS vs RT

    I have a '99 RS and I also happen to have a 30" inseam. With the seat in the lowest position I can plant the balls of my feet firmly on the pavement. However, that setting is a little tougher on...
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