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    Look here for a fairly good explanation...

    Look here for a fairly good explanation http://bmwmotorcycle.home.att.net/1150.htm
    I went with an 04 RT for these reasons, wanted the dual spark and the other minor improvements. Go for a 05 or...
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    Well back in the day, we RS riders used to refer...

    Well back in the day, we RS riders used to refer to the RT's as "old mans bikes" since mostly old guys would come around and say, "back in the day I used to ride one of those..." And now, since the...
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    04 1150RT Black Bart

    I started on a 82 R100RS that I put 50,000 miles on in 4 years, got the BMW bug bad. Kept that one and upgraded to a 88 K100RS that accumulated 70,000 in 16 yrs. Life style changed a bit as we...
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    Hey good thread

    Mine just started to go wonky on my last ride. An extra segment lights up now. So I'll try the clean the contacts trick foist, then maybe new LED.:dunno
  5. Thread: Gas Mileage

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    On our recent trip to/from Yellowstone my 04RT...

    On our recent trip to/from Yellowstone my 04RT got 48 to 55 mpg two-up and loaded to the gills. Cruised mostly at 65 to 70, max of 75 since we stuck to the two lanes (though in most of Wy, they are...
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    Dunno except lots of practice.:dunno I had my...

    Dunno except lots of practice.:dunno I had my R100RS for 6 years before acquiring the K-bike. I had to dismount it to deploy either the kick of center stand, so being able to put the kick stand...
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    I've had a 88 K100RS ABS since new and my speedo...

    I've had a 88 K100RS ABS since new and my speedo was replaced at ~13K miles. They put a milage sticker under the seat, as required by law. If a dealer did your fix, you should see this sticker (and...
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    Sticky: "Camping out" in Yellowstone

    Nuthin like frost on the windshield to make ya appreciate a nice hot breakfast:thumb . 2100 miles two-up, 8 days, 50 mpg, 35 to 85 degrees, great scoot for the occasion, wanna go again, we missed...
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    Installed the Thunderchild

    Twas easier than removing the old one. Had to do some re-routing of harneses, but no big deal. I elected to use the stock rubber mounts since I didn't want to try to get behind the upper ones to...
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    The video (if it's the on I have) doesn't really...

    The video (if it's the on I have) doesn't really do it justice. Ya gotta loosen them all, including the one head nut. Then tighten them slightly and tap until ya have the right clearance. It's...
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    Colo Commuter also

    I have two RS's and a 04RT now. As others have pointed out, the RS is more "sporty" and the RT more upright with better weather protection (and better passenger accommodations, if thats a...
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    Thanks All

    I think I'll order the Thunderchild unit with the solid mounts. I'll leave it under the cover, the original lasted a long time for me, oil cooler & all. If this one fails then I'll figure out how...
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    Thanks

    It's been a few years since I've wrenched on the airhead but I seem to recall lots of camp fire discussion back in the day (late 80's). Local dealer want 125 for the board, so I'll try one of these....
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    Sticky: 80 R100rs

    Recent photo of the "fleet" with the airhead in front. Still think the airheads are the best looking though the K bike grew on me.:bikes
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    Diode Board question(s)

    A while ago on the way home with my 80 R100RS I smelled some "burnt electrical" smell and the bike started to run a little rough. Got home and parked it, figuring to get to it later. Well, later...
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    Visited the dealer and ....

    Two master techs and the service manager all said, "That's normal", maybe the cam chain tensioners, but nothing to worry about, so I guess I'll move on.:clap
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    Thanks

    Thanks guys, Might be a problem, might not :brow
    Guess I'll swing by the dealer today and get some more opinions. Need some oil change parts anyway (and maybe a farkle or two :D ). Plan to go...
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    What's this ticking sound on my 04RT?

    Sounded for all the world like valves to me so I've set them right (per the "Oilhead Valves for Dummies" instructions). I've also set the rocker arm clearances to between 0.003 and 0.005 inches and...
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    I've put over 71,000 miles on a K100RS and it's...

    I've put over 71,000 miles on a K100RS and it's averaged 50+ mpg, better than the 45 or so my R100RS got. City driving, mountains, two-up whatever. 200 miles to fill-up, 4 gals, easy math to do :p...
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    Sticky: My New (to me) 04 R-RT

    My first Oil head after years of watching & wondering. My K-bike just kept on going. Finally needed a more comfy perch for the one who accompanies...
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