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  1. Thread: 2000 k1200rs

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    Welcome to the dark side!I went there in 2004;but...

    Welcome to the dark side!I went there in 2004;but I now have a 1995 R100RT back in the stable as well.You are right, the performance of the K1200 is phenomenal.I replaced the stock steering damper...
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    Good one Anyname,gave me a chuckle!! When I got...

    Good one Anyname,gave me a chuckle!!
    When I got back from the MOA rally,my butt was about paralyzed.
    Had the knee arthroscopy a number of years back,it went smoothly.
  3. Thread: 2004k1200gt

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    Just a little surprised. I had early...

    Just a little surprised. I had early fails=warranty repairs(rear engine main seal x 2,clutch slave cylinder internal leak and of course, the no headlights surprise) and a changed the QD gas...
  4. Thread: 2004k1200gt

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    2004k1200gt

    Just got back from the International Rally,7000 kms more or less and wanted to attest that my bike ran absolutely flawlessly.
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    I used Tremclad semi gloss and I sanded the...

    I used Tremclad semi gloss and I sanded the horizontal ribs lightly,then covered the exposed aluminum with clear lacquer(nail polish).So far so good. Same treatment for the BMW logo on the starter...
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    Congratulations,I had an 84 R100RT and now,I have...

    Congratulations,I had an 84 R100RT and now,I have a 95.That 83 of yours looks like it will be fun and sweet!!
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    Try Oliver,he fixed the clock on my R100.

    http://www.omgc.info/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Auto_and_Other_Instrument_Gauges_Repair.pdf
  8. Thread: No K1200RS/GT?

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    Hard to part with the airhead!

    Yes,I still have it,1995 R100RT...I have previously discovered that it is very hard for me to ride 2 bikes,so ,after living with the R as a project for 3 years,I have it in the flea market. Hard to...
  9. Thread: No K1200RS/GT?

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    Yep! Wet Coast BC

    I bought my 2004 K1200GT new, after 6 years as an airhead. I still have an airhead. If you want a forum specific to this K bike try I- BMW.com or k-bikes.com. This K is not at all like the other...
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    I would be interested to hear why Jimmylee,you...

    I would be interested to hear why Jimmylee,you think this recall is bogus. Seems pretty fundamental to me.Why does BMW create some defective products?
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    Yep the big Givi works for me and this is years...

    Yep the big Givi works for me and this is years later,AND I am a lawyer.Use your common sense about loading it and check its fastenings from time to time,they do loosen.
  12. Thanks Mika.Pass the mustard!!

    Thanks Mika.Pass the mustard!!
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    Larry I have never tried that sort of swing on my...

    Larry I have never tried that sort of swing on my heavy bike.I suppose it requires a careful application of forces in correct directions rather than brute force;ie,how to keep the centre stand from...
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    Yes to the centre stand

    Excellent and definitive responses from Paul Glaves and BCKRider,my 2 cents worth.
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    March ON,member James Rostron,29325

    I just got my March issue and read Readers Write. I was so struck by James' letter: " Feeling the need to serve"; well I got a lump in my throat to read of this man's enterprise of caring for...
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    Just finished doing that on my 95.When I took off...

    Just finished doing that on my 95.When I took off the old mounting system(dash) I found the original dash quite marred and blemished so I got a new one. Not real expensive. Bolting it in, in the...
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    My son, a Canadian soldier,served two tours in...

    My son, a Canadian soldier,served two tours in Afghanistan, yes, with the Canadian Army, not under US command. He survived and came home.

    I just read a history of the battle for Ortona, fought...
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    1995 R100RT(The last of the airheads)

    I have really gone over and redone this bike ,it is a US model,I removed the EGR plumbing.I do find engine power and braking at the rear wheel(drum) anemic. Double discs up front are pretty good.
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    I am with the 2 previous posters,the 04 (and...

    I am with the 2 previous posters,the 04 (and probably previous to 98)is under appreciated. It is a marvelous engine braking controls platform .I have been riding since 1971 and this is the best bike...
  20. Thanks for posting the video.

    Thanks for posting the video.
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    I bought the Suburban Machinery barbacks ,1 inch...

    I bought the Suburban Machinery barbacks ,1 inch back and 1 inch up or thereabouts,not hard to install and did not require that any line or cable be replaced.
    Made the Beast a bit more user friendly...
  22. Thread: MOA merchandise

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    In Oregon I bought 3 count em white 40th...

    In Oregon I bought 3 count em white 40th anniversary t shirts for $10 a piece.I was running out of clean clothes.What a gift!!
  23. Is ethanol a wrong path? When corn is food,not fuel?

    Hmm.These are thoughtful comments not Obama Birther politics. I live in Canada and I have not seen any gas only option. Every pump I see has ethanol. Never mind the engineering issues. I ride a 95...
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    Thanks for the suggestions.I was pondering having...

    Thanks for the suggestions.I was pondering having to buy 15 or 20 fuses to get through the testing process!!They're not that pricey but it seems wasteful.I have a few ideas about where else to...
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    I think you might be able to turn the rotors if...

    I think you might be able to turn the rotors if they are warped but not worn too thin.My experience is with my 95 R100RT .The rotors started out in life quite thin and when worn,cannot be...
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