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    Mine fell off, albeit on my 2004. My shop was...

    Mine fell off, albeit on my 2004. My shop was unable to fix it. The housing is failing as well. They fabbed up a washer deal-i-o (technical term) that accomplished pretty much the same thing.
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    I enjoyed PR's on the front of my RT. 3 or 4,...

    I enjoyed PR's on the front of my RT. 3 or 4, both are great. I switched to Metzeler and doubled my front tire life. Never had any issue with running a different front and rear tire, as long as...
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    Thinking of moving up - 2007 or 2011 RT?

    I've spent all my time here safely ensconced in the airhead and oilhead forums. I'm considering parting with my 2004 R1150RTP for a 2007 or a 2011 R1200RT. Both with less than 22K. Are there...
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    Rear Wheel Removal

    I find ample tire change info for a wheel in hand. I need to know the right steps to remove and reinstall the rear wheel on a 1976 R75/6. If I can master that, I might do the tube change for...
  5. Thanks for all the info. Changed oil today. No...

    Thanks for all the info. Changed oil today. No more eventful than doing it in my Chevrolet pickup, thanks to info here.
  6. Thank you sir.

    Thank you sir.
  7. Oil Drain Plug Tool -First DIY Oil Change 04 1150RT/Stupid Question Alert

    I change the oil on everything else. So it's time to do the RT. Filter wrench: check. Overpriced Oil from Autozone (almost twice the price as the same brand/weight for cars): Check. Torque wrench:...
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    May have been a relay or something. Replaced...

    May have been a relay or something. Replaced bulb. BuZzing stopped.
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    Buzzing in tailsection- 04 R1150RTP

    Been a while since I blew a brake or taillight bulb. Then, on the way home, I get the warning light. Pretty routine, right? Only when I went to check light function to confirm bulb was out, there was...
  10. Thread: Oilhead Newbie

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    I've really enjoyed mine. So good a ride I...

    I've really enjoyed mine. So good a ride I haven't been able to let it go. Bought at 32K, now at 60K. Had intermittent low volume horn annunciation. New battery fixed... Had an intermittent...
  11. Good info. After the thousands I've spent...

    Good info. After the thousands I've spent keeping mine running, the clutch/spline lube is the only big thing I need to get done.. Until the next breakdown, anyway.
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    Switch is the original switch. Not sounding like...

    Switch is the original switch. Not sounding like that's it though. Will keep the contact /plug-unplug in mind.
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    Parking lamp works. No headlight. High beam...

    Parking lamp works. No headlight. High beam indicator stays lit.
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    I've never owned a motorcycle that has had as...

    I've never owned a motorcycle that has had as many issues as my oilhead. But I've also never had a bike I loved to ride so much that I averaged 500 miles a week either. Partly just a more problem...
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    I was set to have a clutch/spline lube service...

    I was set to have a clutch/spline lube service done early this year. Then the top end had to be rebuilt. That put it off a bit. Approaching 60K, I think it's only a matter of time.
  16. Coke bottle (thrown over concrete center divider...

    Coke bottle (thrown over concrete center divider by oncoming traffic, face shield), couch, uhaul trailer (yesterday, evidently came uncoupled), boxes, tire tread, 2x4. Two bees at one time, both...
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    R1150RT (2004) Headlights Out

    This morning when I set out for my commute, at the bottom of the driveway, I noticed that I had no headlight. No low beam, no high beam. Euro switch was in the on position. Actuating high/low and...
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    Still waiting on machine shop estimate. Bombars...

    Still waiting on machine shop estimate. Bombars lists around 800 total for both sides, we will see of that's simar to local pricing for a BMW-experienced shop. Hate it- I had already set aside funds...
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    Cylinder #1=0 PSI. Told cylinder head in need of...

    Cylinder #1=0 PSI. Told cylinder head in need of repair. Sounds expensive. :brow
  20. There are few places (if any) where you'll find...

    There are few places (if any) where you'll find measured wisdom without major bias like you can here (oil threads excluded). RT still in the shop. Thanks for your info and recommendations.
  21. Empty Garage- Loooking at a 2009 R1200RT- Questions

    ETA- sorry. Mod- please move to Hexheads. My ignorance is rather obvious..... :)

    Gents- my (formerly) trusty 2004 R1150RTP has spent more of 2013 in the shop than out. This despite a good...
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    True Roger. I don't find the Tupperware to be...

    True Roger. I don't find the Tupperware to be difficult to manage. It's after it's off that my lack of skill is apparent. :)
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    Sloshed ISO HEET solution and cranked. Won't...

    Sloshed ISO HEET solution and cranked. Won't start at all. Was set to have a spline lube done. May have shop check fuel pressure there. Since pump and in tank innards just got replaced, wondering if...
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    On the way home with HEET and some fuel now.

    On the way home with HEET and some fuel now.
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    Thanks guys. Will try all. Starting to think I...

    Thanks guys. Will try all. Starting to think I may be expecting too much reliability wise out of an almost 10 year old machine. :)
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