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  1. If the displayed bars actually change up & down,...

    If the displayed bars actually change up & down, that sounds like the sensor itself to me. But poor contact and/or resistance at any connection in the associated harness section could do that too......
  2. Considering that the problem appears to be...

    Considering that the problem appears to be intermittent, and JC hasn't mentioned anything about the bike running poorly (as a bad sensor input to the computer could cause), I'd go for troubleshooting...
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    Maybe the price would come down if they ever got...

    Maybe the price would come down if they ever got mass-produced...?
    OAK on a bike??? (and I'm referring to the bike's trim, not the person!) Don't ride it in, shall we say, "inclement" weather......
  4. The right-side body panel (and the bottom...

    The right-side body panel (and the bottom cowling) have to come off; I don't recall if it's necessary to pull the tank but I don't think so, the sensor is on the side (where Mike says).

    If you...
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    True that the pins should be very lightly lubed;...

    True that the pins should be very lightly lubed; the wear is normal & typical, due to the brakes' design - one side is floats while the other is fixed. (And no, it's not a good idea to just swap the...
  6. AAA Warns - Don't Use E15

    from Fox Business - www.youtube.com/embed/ceW9Nc1hVHU?feature=player_detailpage

    And a couple of follow-ups:
    ...
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    What Would You Do?

    Would you tell him, or just sit back and watch...

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    Editorial toon by Mike Peters - 46207

    Editorial toon by Mike Peters -

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    I agree with Kent. If the smaller end is...

    I agree with Kent.
    If the smaller end is threaded, maybe a cable adjuster?
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    As to why - just a WAG, but I'd postulate that...

    As to why - just a WAG, but I'd postulate that the plastic was just too brittle for the application.
    (Maybe your old ones petrified in place?)
    The tech doing my upgrade at the time had (has) LOTS...
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    On my 97 RT, one of the fittings cracked while...

    On my 97 RT, one of the fittings cracked while under warranty. As the shop tech was attempting to replace it, the BRAND NEW one literally crumbled apart in his hands. I was watching, and we looked...
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    Rear Wheel -...

    Rear Wheel - http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?70931-Rear-wheel-bearing-failure

    Like I said in my initial post, I'm not familiar with the F twins. But OK, if there is that much...
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    The Westco is an "absorbed glass mat" battery;...

    The Westco is an "absorbed glass mat" battery; you can Google the differences between battery types.

    Beemer Boneyard has a little info on their site; also see...
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    Another Possibility

    The twins have had recalls due to the rear axle...

    Possibly the misalignment here is causing over-heating of the brake pads & fluid, and THAT is why the fluid turns dark? Additionally, as the...
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    A good warm-up for the engine is not really a...

    A good warm-up for the engine is not really a factor - if a weak or dead battery is sucking up the alternator/regulator output, there really isn't enough juice to supply the ignition at lower rpm.
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    Sorry, guys, I'm just not drinking the faktory...

    Sorry, guys, I'm just not drinking the faktory kool-aid here. Still sounds like contamination to me. While I agree that "color" may not be a valid reason for concern, as far as I'm concerned,...
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    Not familiar with the F twins, but I have to ask...

    Not familiar with the F twins, but I have to ask -

    The dye (or some other coating?) from inside the hose is coming off and changing the fluid's color???

    Sure sounds like contamination to me......
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    No wonder I couldn't find the silly thing......

    No wonder I couldn't find the silly thing... Thanks, HW!
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    Interesting idea, but that stuff can get sloppy...

    Interesting idea, but that stuff can get sloppy very quickly. There are also 3 grades: minimally expanding, slightly expanding, & very expanding.

    BTW, I already have a big gob of silicone on the...
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    Haven't got a number, but it was stock from the...

    Haven't got a number, but it was stock from the factory.
    The standard oilhead Hugger will fit, and it provides better coverage & protection than the flap.
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    Tim Hawkins Guitar Medlies

    fun stuff at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxKeCmTCDV4
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    Perhaps drill a tiny hole (or two) in the...

    Perhaps drill a tiny hole (or two) in the surrounding plastic, and use a syringe to inject a gob of silicone?

    Or bring it down here and I'll figure it out after an extensive test ride...
  23. The only time I've seen a rear tire smoke like...

    The only time I've seen a rear tire smoke like that was at a Sturgis barbeque!
  24. How about another class or two, for 5 or 10 year...

    How about another class or two, for 5 or 10 year reliability and costs to maintain the vehicle?
    After all, if it doesn't get you out and back - safely, reliably, and comfortably - it's just an...
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    Tight valves (especially on the intake side) will...

    Tight valves (especially on the intake side) will also contribute to this.
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