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  1. Thread: RT versus GS

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    two areas the GS is better

    I have Jesse luggage on my GS. No way you can carry the same amount of stuff on an RT.

    I live where it is very hot and had a V Stream windshield installed by dealer at sale. I ride cooler than...
  2. Thread: 2015 Models

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    comparing cost of motorcycles over the years.

    In 1975 I bought a 1975 R75/6 for $3000. It was stock, nothing extra. In 1975 the American average wage was $8630 per year. So the stock BMW cost 35% of the average yearly salary.

    In 2012, the...
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    I tried two of them.

    And quickly grew to hate them both. Think the first was an 83 and last was a 07. Nothing wrong with the bikes at all. For a whale they are very agile. I just was never as comfortable on them as I...
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    speedometer corrected

    Mine used to be 10 mph off, reading low. Had it rebuilt by Overseas out of Austin Tx, and it now is within 1 mph of my Zumo. I don't think the odometer was quite as far off as the speedometer. Is...
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    30k on my Gs and last oil change is the first time I noticed oil smell:

    May just be a coincedence but last time I went to dealer for 15w50 BMW oil when I got ready to change I discovered it was actually semi synthetic Castrol not synthetic Spectro oil in that BMW bottle....
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    rotor?

    slip a piece of paper under the brushes and read continuity between slip rings. If there is none you need a new one. However since the problems started after a tip over I would start checking...
  7. my Goldwing experience

    First of all I was supprised how well the GW handled. Then I actually drug my feet off the pegs a few times in sharp curves. My first one had a nasty habit of bouncing off the road if you happened...
  8. ebc rotor

    I put ebc rotor and ferodo sintered pads on my /6. It made a lot of difference in stopping ability and retains it's antilock feature.
  9. Thread: What battery

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    answer to Global Rider

    As I remember the voltage was 14.3 at 4k rpm checked at the battery. I would check again but the battery now drops to about 4 volts when I hit the starter. I think I agree with you about the...
  10. Thread: What battery

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    Westco battery kaput

    after 3 yrs and about 6k miles my battery went kaput. Have not been riding the old bike very much but did keep the battery at full carge with battery tender.
    This is the second Westco I replaced...
  11. Is that a wave?

    I thought they were pointing out the oil puddles they were leaving on the road!

    One think I always got a kick out of in New Mexico was that everyone waved at everyone no matter what they were on...
  12. Gulf Coast BMW

    I am very pleased to hear about the service you got at my 100 mile away local dealer. Gulf Coast has been one of my favorites for years and I finally had an oportunity to buy an 09 GS from them...
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    Those crab floats are a pain

    I had a 75 R75/6 that I bought new. Always regretted selling it and didn't get much out of it. As I remember it was somewhere arround $3000 new.
    I paid over $4000 for my 74 R90/6 and have put much...
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    adventure or standard?

    Seems to me that the GS and all the other versions are appealing to folks who like me, want a standard type bike that is versatile and can be morphed into anything from an off road type (GSA) to a...
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    voltage regulator

    Both the rotor and the voltage regulator were from Motorrad electric. I was wondering what the max voltage should be. I may give Rick a call. First thing I noticed was the gen light is only on...
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    Checked voltage after new rotor and regulator today

    Finally got arround to checking voltage at the battery with high beam on.
    At idle 600rpm showing 12.3v, at 1000 rpm 12.78v, at 2000rpm 14.4v, and at 3000rpm 14.5v.

    things looking good.
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    diode to gen bulb?

    I know some of the aftermarket alternators eliminate the no gen bulb no charging problem. I didn't know there was a fix so that the gen bulb would work normally but bulb failure wouldn't stop the...
  18. Rocker cover badges

    I just spray painted mine, then lightly sanded off the letters to make them shiny.
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    Same here.

    According to the gospel according to Rick (airhead electrics that is) You had no gen light because you had a break in the rotor. Same as mine. The check was to cross the two slip rings and sure...
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    y'all got it wrong.

    I looked it up in my Texas dictionary. Y'all is plural. It is used when addressing a few, or small group.
    All y'all us only used when addressing many.

    As in all y'all yankees are like...
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    got no bugs today

    It was a beautiful day in Texas. Blue sky, temp in the high 60's.
    Airhead is up on the lift waiting for it's new rotor.
    Decided to install my new Conti Trail Attack 2 on the GS. However I managed...
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    Anton's videos

    Carb rebuild, spline lube, final drive rebuild, rebuild clutch, transmission and engine removal.....the list is endless. I certainly would get a lot out of them. Transmission rebuild would be...
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    suggestion to Max BMW

    I would buy tickets on the "NEW" R90S
  24. Thread: brand new R90 S

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    Royal Enfield

    Has anyone ever done that?
  25. Thread: brand new R90 S

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    why the rebuild is good advertisement

    Name one other 39 year old motorcycle that can be built from brand new parts (with only 5 parts unavailable).
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