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    I can relate to feelings toward the 650...

    I can relate to feelings toward the 650 single...The wife has an 05 GS and although she does not ride it very much..only has 12000 miles total, she absolutley loves the bike!..... It is the factory...
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    Me and the wife.....if no rain!

    Me and the wife.....if no rain!
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    Don't let it ruin your day...although my current...

    Don't let it ruin your day...although my current ride 96 R1100R has ABS...I certainly would not eliminate the deal.Not one of my other bikes has it and I don't miss it at all.....Matter of fact I...
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    Ebatteriestogo.com I installed the 420cca gel...

    Ebatteriestogo.com I installed the 420cca gel over a year ago on my 96 r1100r w ABS it consistantly reads 13 volts...[essential for ABS]....and half the price!....:thumb
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    How old and what state of charge is your...

    How old and what state of charge is your battery?....The abs takes a bunch of power at exactly the same time as the starter and if your battery is reading only 12volts...that could be the problem...a...
  6. Thread: R100RS mufflers

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    I bought a set from JCWhitney for my R90/6 ...

    I bought a set from JCWhitney for my R90/6 ..less than $80 ea with discount coupon.....Put them on and if they are too quiet you can super tune them with a large hammer and a steel spike they use...
  7. Thread: Lost Texan in MN

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    Well.... congratulations on your new Beemer...May...

    Well.... congratulations on your new Beemer...May you ride many thousands of safe miles...and welcome to the club....:thumb
  8. Thread: Dropping an RT

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    Thats really wierd because I have only dropped my...

    Thats really wierd because I have only dropped my R1100 only once and that was on the right side...I stalled the motor and there was a definate torque kick to the right!..:dunno
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    Clutch cable

    I purchased a new genuine BMW clutch cable,just 6 weeks ago from Chicago bmw..the price was less than $22 .. they advised me ,if I bought anything else to make the total more than $50 then shipping...
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    When I put new tires on my 74 R90/6,everything...

    When I put new tires on my 74 R90/6,everything was beautiful...but now after 6000 miles I do get some wobble...If I remove the hard bags and rear box...it goes away!....I am going to do some more...
  11. Thread: winterize carbs

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    + 1....Then finish the whole job by spraying good...

    + 1....Then finish the whole job by spraying good old WD40
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    Sounds to me like you need to open up your...

    Sounds to me like you need to open up your valves...How many miles since you last set them?....Quick compression check will tell you instantly.....
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    I totally understand where you are coming...

    I totally understand where you are coming from...And I have to admit my R1100R with ashamedly only 39000 miles has been no problem except for a replacement clutch assembly, replaced under warranty...
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    So what about the...

    So what about the Hondas...Kawasakis...Yamahas?...I don't hear about catastrophic failures or even small oil leaks...Its a design flaw which needs to be admitted by BMW and fixed!...Its not IF your...
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    It seems to me that no matter how often or what...

    It seems to me that no matter how often or what viscosity goes in our BMWs...there is a very real cause for concern,judging by the performance of rear drive failures of late...I don,t believe there...
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    On our bikes this old I cannot stress enough...

    On our bikes this old I cannot stress enough about being VERY careful...sometimes you do more damage than the original problem.....Its a pita Good Luck....you will get there eventually....
  17. Thread: Slimey Crud

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    The Munch used the engine from the rear drive NSU...

    The Munch used the engine from the rear drive NSU Prinz car wanna say about the early / mid 60s.....My brother owned one in the UK.....The car that is!........
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    In adverse conditions....heat and racing...

    In adverse conditions....heat and racing etc...The airhead motor moves around quite a bit,and I have found that if the rocker arms..you know the ones you pinch together with a big "C" clamp as you...
  19. Thread: final drive leak

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    It may not be leaking where you think it is..You...

    It may not be leaking where you think it is..You can very easily [I did] overfill the drive shaft tunnel [if its the same as my R90/6] It takes a very small amount of oil..I kept checking my final...
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