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    Even though it's a new bike to me, I could...

    Even though it's a new bike to me, I could definitely hear all of the symptoms of the oil being a bit low -- slightly more valve noise, a more metallic sound overall. And the idle seemed just a...
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    Well, I'm not surprised when you have the...

    Well, I'm not surprised when you have the primitive 2004 model rather than the cutting edge 2005 bike I have. :D

    I'm hoping that I can come up with a method that allows me to go to bed at night...
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    I'll do that and report back. Not real quickly,...

    I'll do that and report back. Not real quickly, but before too long. Trying to take it easy until the surgeon who put the plate on my clavicle gives me a green light to resume normal activities.
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    I think I should be fine just parking on the...

    I think I should be fine just parking on the center stand in the evening and checking the oil in the morning before heading out again.

    Now if you guys want to see an ugly oil check procedure,...
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    Thanks. Checked it this morning before leaving...

    Thanks. Checked it this morning before leaving for work and it was just over 1/2 way up the sight glass -- just like last night.

    I'm a bit confused. Are you saying that the oil does not drain...
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    Thanks!

    I got home after a 1/2 hour ride, put the bike on the side stand as I took off my gear, shut the engine off, waited a couple of minutes, put it on the center stand, and went in the house. I came out...
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    Oil low: 2005 R1150RT-P

    Hello all. I purchased a 2005 R1150RT-P with 11K miles on it. I bought the BMW to replace a Ural that was totaled on 8/31 when a young driver turned in front of me.

    Unfortunately, the accident...
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