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    I had a dealer tell me one time that they didn't...

    I had a dealer tell me one time that they didn't need to bleed the front brakes when they replaced the brake line from the ABS controller to the Tee that splits right/left (it was a recall ~2009)....
  2. Thread: Brakes

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    Gordo: assuming that this is a relatively recent...

    Gordo: assuming that this is a relatively recent BMW:

    Left front sounds normal.
    Right front sounds like at least one stuck piston in the side that is not worn as much. Will need to pull the...
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    Generally speaking I try to never park my bike...

    Generally speaking I try to never park my bike pointing downhill. You've touched on one issue - the folding sidestand - but the other is that when you go to remove the bike from said parked location...
  4. Thread: Oil filters

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    I agree completely. But it's interesting. I'm...

    I agree completely. But it's interesting. I'm fortunate that within the SF Bay Area I live within 25 miles of three BMW Motorcycle Dealers (San Francisco, CalMoto and San Jose), within 90 miles of...
  5. Thread: RT Range

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    For varied driving I get around 45+ mpg on...

    For varied driving I get around 45+ mpg on ethanol fuel in my 2009 RT. That translates to about 300 miles or 6.6 gallons, leaving a theoretical half gallon in reserve. Because I've been having fuel...
  6. Thread: overheating

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    I've had mine at or slightly above the third line...

    I've had mine at or slightly above the third line a couple of times in traffic, and no negative effects. Never got to the point of it shutting itself down, though.

    JayJay
  7. Exactly. At worst BMW picks up the cost of the...

    Exactly. At worst BMW picks up the cost of the part and you pay labor - then your 2 year warranty starts over.

    JayJay
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    My understanding was that the great dealer fuel...

    My understanding was that the great dealer fuel strip stock replacement happened in April 2013. My original failed in June 2013 and I had it replaced in July. That one failed shortly thereafter and I...
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    [QUOTE=DcnDog;954397] Dog - I flush the front...

    Dog - I flush the front master cylinder prior to doing the front calipers. I think I heard somewhere (and it makes sense to me) that in removing the old fluid from the reservoir and refilling with...
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    Randy - I second Wyman's recommendation on the...

    Randy - I second Wyman's recommendation on the ADV Designs tool kit. I ended up building my own tool kit from a combination of the Cruz tool kit plus some additional items that weren't included. If I...
  11. FWIW, I agree. JayJay

    FWIW, I agree.

    JayJay
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    Sam - glad you got it sorted out. Interestingly...

    Sam - glad you got it sorted out. Interestingly enough, a month or two ago my clutch switch failed intermittently - wouldn't allow a start in gear when it got hot. It tested fine on the bench, but...
  13. Don - do you know if they'll reimburse for...

    Don - do you know if they'll reimburse for out-of-pocket replacements prior to them putting the extended warranty in place?

    JayJay
  14. Sorry I can't be more help. I don't have a BMW...

    Sorry I can't be more help. I don't have a BMW top case or else I'd figure it out.

    For what it's worth: my son has a BMW 28L top case on his F800 and told me that his lock cylinder dropped out to...
  15. Phil - in this video...

    Phil - in this video the guy discusses getting the cylinder out of the lock at about 17:00. He also discusses how to rekey to your existing key.

    JayJay
  16. Thread: Rubber Cap...

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    Thanks, Paul. I thought about that - not quite...

    Thanks, Paul. I thought about that - not quite long enough. I'm going to have to find a connector and some more tubing to patch it properly, but the ziptie works OK for the short term.

    JayJay
  17. Thread: Rubber Cap...

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    While you're at it, check the left side too. On...

    While you're at it, check the left side too. On my '09 RT the left side nipple connects to a hose that I believe goes to the vapor canister. My hose has always been looser than I would like a vacuum...
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    Sam - I don't think it's ever supposed to start...

    Sam - I don't think it's ever supposed to start or run with the kickstand down and in gear. I don't think your clutch switch bypasses that lockout. Mine doesn't. That's one of the things that is on...
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    Well, that's what I'm hoping. My failures...

    Well, that's what I'm hoping. My failures happened last summer (2013) so maybe the first replacement was old stock. I remember the service advisor telling me that he had some strips that failed right...
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    I think the spec on tightening the jam nuts on...

    I think the spec on tightening the jam nuts on the valve tappets is 8 Nm, not 8 in-lb. 8 Nm is about 70 in-lb. Pretty easy to see why one might loosen if it was tightened to 8 lb-in.

    JayJay
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    John - I've heard that it's a nominal 25 seconds...

    John - I've heard that it's a nominal 25 seconds (don't ask me where that came from). On mine the majority of the time that's about how it works, seems to shut off while I'm putting the cover on. But...
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    My original strip lasted around 52K miles. First...

    My original strip lasted around 52K miles. First replacement the shop put the BMW fuel additive in and suggested running it each tank. Well, at 1 oz/gallon that was adding around $0.75 to each...
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    Yeah, I'm damned lucky I didn't blow one or more...

    Yeah, I'm damned lucky I didn't blow one or more mufflers off a 1964 Pontiac GTO. My dad's pride and joy (one of the first off the line), how would I explain that ...

    JayJay
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    My thought too. Mine does it. If it goes away...

    My thought too. Mine does it. If it goes away about a second after pulling in the clutch, chances are it's the surges in the engine at idle loading and unloading the various shafts in the...
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    Dave - I believe one cam holds the two cables...

    Dave - I believe one cam holds the two cables from the handlebar and one holds the cable from the cruise controller. When you turn the throttle only the one with two cables coming to it should move....
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