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    Hi Jerry, I have a Cee Bailey on my Rt1100. ...

    Hi Jerry,

    I have a Cee Bailey on my Rt1100. The previous owner installed it so I don't know what model it is. I like it, but since it came with the bike, I don't have anything to compare it to.
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    Pulling a quart of oil from a crown royal bag...

    Pulling a quart of oil from a crown royal bag seems like an unnecessarily cruel trick to pull on your riding buddies. I have a spare oil container in a clear zip lock bag just so I don't give anyone...
  3. Lucky you. My old Suzuki had a side stand switch...

    Lucky you. My old Suzuki had a side stand switch that would allow me to start the bike in neutral and only kill the engine when the bike was put into gear with the stand down. I have been toying...
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    Left side, by the lift handle. Shown with cover...

    Left side, by the lift handle. Shown with cover removed. Runs fog lights, aux. driving lights, heated grips, marine amplifier for mp3 (no radio), pigtail for heated vest, stealth cloaking device and...
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    It's not an official BMW tool, but my '97 has...

    It's not an official BMW tool, but my '97 has been out of warranty for awhile anyway.39719
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    good news

    Thanks George.
    I checked facebook. Turns out they're moving right next door. Whew!
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    What happened to BMW of Countryside, IL?

    I drove by BMW of Countryside on Saturday and the place looked empty. The showroom was completely empty, no fixtures or anything. Are they out of business or did they move?
  8. Thread: ABS gremlins?

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    I bought the bike this past spring. I seem to...

    I bought the bike this past spring. I seem to recall the previous owner saying the battery was a couple of years old at the time. I have a battery tender with a bmw plug, but i haven't used it yet....
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    My 97 rt1100 usually starts on the first or...

    My 97 rt1100 usually starts on the first or second try. Sometimes, when I shift into neutral, the green neutral indicator doesn't immediately light, but if I blip the throttle it comes on.
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    Thanks, I'll give that a look.

    Thanks, I'll give that a look.
  11. Thread: ABS gremlins?

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    ABS gremlins?

    The abs lights did not go off as I started out for a morning ride on my 1997 r1100rt. Normally, the abs lights flash alternately until I roll forward a few feet and the abs audibly sets. Since I...
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    My emergency flasher, heated grip and abs...

    My emergency flasher, heated grip and abs switches on the dash are not illuminated on my 97 r1100rt, so I mounted a small directional light to shine down on them. I chose red, so as not to affect my...
  13. Thread: 1997 r1100rt

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    Hi Red, Same bike here, but mine has the...

    Hi Red,

    Same bike here, but mine has the slightly taller optional comfort seat. ("Comfort" being a relative term, applicable only in comparison to the stock saddle.) I don't have any problem...
  14. Thread: Uneven lanes

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    Just about a year ago, on Labor Day weekend, I...

    Just about a year ago, on Labor Day weekend, I was riding back to the Chicago area, with my brother, from a Goldwing rally in Arkansas. He was on his '86 Wing, I was on my Suzuki Bandit 600. We had...
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    I must be one of the lucky ones, my 97 r1100rt...

    I must be one of the lucky ones, my 97 r1100rt reads pretty much dead on with my TomTom, although I haven't really checked it through a whole range of speeds,
  16. Thread: Seafoam??

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    Can't hurt, but Seafoam, Marvel's, Techron, etc....

    Can't hurt, but Seafoam, Marvel's, Techron, etc. all work pretty much the same. Some people swear by the stuff, others claim little or no improvement. I've used it with mild success in carburated...
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    I'm not going for the campout, but I''ll drop in...

    I'm not going for the campout, but I''ll drop in to say "hi"
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    I used a RAM handlebar mount on previous bikes. I...

    I used a RAM handlebar mount on previous bikes. I put a piece of rubber around the bar and on the camera mounting pad to dampen vibration for video. Can't use the handlebar mount on my r1100rt...
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    I don't recommend my method of snapping the...

    I don't recommend my method of snapping the handles shut without checking to see if the orange locking tab is visible. I've got one non locking bag now, which is pretty convenient as long as I...
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    Now for the big question. Do you take it off the...

    Now for the big question. Do you take it off the center stand while on the bike or standing next to it?[/QUOTE]

    If you're going to be standing next to it, you really should use the accessory...
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    i use my sidestand most of the time. i added one...

    i use my sidestand most of the time. i added one of those bolt on pads to increase the footprint. when fueling, i'm usually sitting on the bike so i can hold it upright. i usually just use the...
  22. HES is the most likely. beyond that, ignition...

    HES is the most likely. beyond that, ignition coil and/or spark plug wires would be my next guess.
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    magnetic tank bag

    I usually don'use a tank bag, but I have a little Marsee 1.5 liter bullet bag that I sometimes carry. I fastened a few large steel washers to the inside of the plastic tank cover so I could use the...
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    Spare key on a lanyard around my neck. Probably...

    Spare key on a lanyard around my neck. Probably will never need it until the one time I don't bring it.
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    I find it goes easier if i do those first on each...

    I find it goes easier if i do those first on each side. (The bottom pair, closest to the seat, are usually the worst for me, so i start with those)? It also helps if you've got a buddy to hold the...
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