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    My dealer just confirmed the 12 year warranty. ...

    My dealer just confirmed the 12 year warranty. :clap
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    Are you filling above the filler neck? Excess...

    Are you filling above the filler neck? Excess fuel can run into the evap canister and make it so wet, the tank cannot breath.

    Just a thought.
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    I keep thinking about putting VHF/UHF on my...

    I keep thinking about putting VHF/UHF on my R1200R, but I am not sure I want the distraction on 2 wheels.

    73's
    AB6YS.
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    My R1200R runs almost exclusively on Chevron with...

    My R1200R runs almost exclusively on Chevron with Techron, and the fuel strip still failed. So I don't that helps the fuel strip.

    The plus side, it Chevron has excellent stability. It takes me a 2...
  5. Interesting. According to my 2009 R1200R manual,...

    Interesting. According to my 2009 R1200R manual, no fuses, and I have never seen one. I guess they are not all the same.
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    BMW can make an air head to me emissions laws,...

    BMW can make an air head to me emissions laws, but it will not make anywhere near 125 HP of today's boxers. The V-star makes maybe 50HP, nothing compared to what a modern 650 can make. Plus it is way...
  7. There are no fuses to pull on a current BMW bike....

    There are no fuses to pull on a current BMW bike. Circuit protections is done electronically in the controller module. That is why it complains if you install a bulb that pulls too much current.
  8. Has anyone found a simple, "water tight" volt...

    Has anyone found a simple, "water tight" volt meter you can put on a bike, besides the Battery (drainer) Bug?
  9. I had the same problem with the battery bug. My...

    I had the same problem with the battery bug. My battery voltage was just high enough to keep the back light on, tripling the current draw, draining the battery in a week or two. Given the current...
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    Not to start an oil thread (too late), but does...

    Not to start an oil thread (too late), but does your manual say GL4 "OR" GL5. There are chemical differences between GL4 and GL5 that can cause corrosion problems as I understand it. Especially if...
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    I have read a lot about Dexcool since it is in my...

    I have read a lot about Dexcool since it is in my Silverado. Dex works fine as long as you do not get air in the system. If the system gets low, and air gets in the system (at least on iron block...
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    England??? They do everything else backwards from...

    England??? They do everything else backwards from the US!
  13. According to the manual (2009), the...

    According to the manual (2009), the clutch/throttle routine is for cold starts (be low 32F), not high altitude.

    Opening the throttle will give more air, good for high altitude. But engaging the...
  14. Replacing my pump mount was expensive, but I...

    Replacing my pump mount was expensive, but I figured after 25 years of service, I could live with that. They start disintegrating and the bits will damage you fuel pump which costs a lot more and...
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    There is a large tab at the end of the metal peg...

    There is a large tab at the end of the metal peg to lock the rubber on. You will have to REALLY pry it off. I did it on my old K bike, and it took some effort.
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    I have the BMW comfort seat on my R1200R. Way...

    I have the BMW comfort seat on my R1200R. Way better than the stock "uncomfort" seat. I have never had any others to compare. Corbins are know for fit problems because they use their own fiberglass...
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    BMW made some design changes in mid 2008 and that...

    BMW made some design changes in mid 2008 and that seems to have taken care of most of the problems.

    I hope! (I ride a 2009).
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    A stalled engine on a 1200 probably can lock the...

    A stalled engine on a 1200 probably can lock the rear wheel. I have tried bump starting mine on hills just for curiosity, even in 5th gear, I only succeeded once. The rest of the time the rear wheel...
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    I put EBC HHs on the back of my R1200R 1000 miles...

    I put EBC HHs on the back of my R1200R 1000 miles ago. So far so good. Everyone online seems to like them.
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    I never heard of that shifting behavior. As far...

    I never heard of that shifting behavior. As far as I know, the 13s have the same transmission as my 09 which does not do that.

    As for vibration; when you say older engines, how old are you...
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    I know my 88 does not. The clutch lever retracts...

    I know my 88 does not. The clutch lever retracts the side stand (if adjusted correctly).
  22. At the age of 20, the pass through on my K75...

    At the age of 20, the pass through on my K75 would open up when hot, shutting off the fuel pump. The solder connections go bad from heat cycles. To track it down, I added a pair of wires to the fuel...
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    The only non-LS gear oil I know of for the final...

    The only non-LS gear oil I know of for the final drive, is from BMW. Given you only need 180 ml per change, I just buy it. I don't know if it rally makes a difference, but I am not going to...
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    I bought a Yuasa for my R1200R on Amazon for $80....

    I bought a Yuasa for my R1200R on Amazon for $80. Pour in the acid and charge, if your time is more important than the money. You can call BMW or the dealer, but dealers have to document the load...
  25. It is hard to get the air out of the MC. I stuck...

    It is hard to get the air out of the MC. I stuck a small 1/2" diameter syringe in so the body was resting on the hole in the bottom of the reservoir, and pulled the plunger up. Sucked the air right...
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