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    I had these on one of my bikes years ago. I'm...

    I had these on one of my bikes years ago. I'm not sure how well they worked but I do recall that one day I came out to find one of them had blown the top off and I had lost all of the pressure in...
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    This incident happened in 2012. It may already...

    This incident happened in 2012. It may already be resolved. I just did a quick search and I was unable to find anything.
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    When I'm in a situation like that I will...

    When I'm in a situation like that I will generally just change the oil and do the rest when I get back.
  4. Thread: alternator belt

    by kioolt
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    I have this information is my database. I...

    I have this information is my database. I believe that I have the Napa belt on my 04 now. Before someone mentions that the 04's use a different belt let me say that mine does not. It has the same...
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    Did you forget the three longer screws on the...

    Did you forget the three longer screws on the footpegs plates? Also there is one easy to miss screw in front of the oil cooler.

    I'm going to have to look at the speaker screw your talking about. ...
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    Additional instructions for removing battery for...

    Additional instructions for removing battery for those already given. It is really not necessary to remove the bottom cowl completely. Just remove the two screws on the left side and let it hang by...
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    It's been a long time since I have looked at an...

    It's been a long time since I have looked at an airhead wiring diagram or even worked on an airhead. I do own one that I bought in 82 and haven't ridden in years. From what I remember the above...
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    If you read the FAQ section on Earthx you will...

    If you read the FAQ section on Earthx you will find that there is a circuit built into their battery that will disconnect the battery on a undercharge or overcharge condition. In effect making the...
  9. Thread: Thoughts on BMW

    by kioolt
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    I started riding BMW's in 82. I still have all...

    I started riding BMW's in 82. I still have all three of the BMW's that I have owned which I bought new. I can tell you most of the repairs that were done on them. The 82 R100RT had three problems...
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    What you were told on the phone is not what is...

    What you were told on the phone is not what is posted on Earthx website.

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    How do I know if my vehicle charging system is working ok
    Connect a voltmeter to the battery. Measure the voltage...
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    If that's the official manufacturer's stance on...

    If that's the official manufacturer's stance on minimum battery charge voltage I'd never buy one.
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    I've always plugged mine and kept it to the end...

    I've always plugged mine and kept it to the end of its tread life.
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    You don't need a buzzer made for a bike. Goto...

    You don't need a buzzer made for a bike. Goto your local electronics store and get a piezo buzzer with a built in driver. Get the loudest one you can get. Hook the hot wire to both turn signals...
  14. Here are a few sites that I found about octane vs...

    Here are a few sites that I found about octane vs performance and mileage.

    http://www.consumerenergycenter.org/transportation/consumer_tips/regular_vs_premium.html...
  15. Higher octane does not mean higher mpg. Octane...

    Higher octane does not mean higher mpg. Octane is a measure of the ability to not pre-detonate. I remember way back before electronic ignition. At that time I was told and I do believe it is true...
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    Are you talking about part 13 in this drawing? ...

    Are you talking about part 13 in this drawing?

    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=0260&mospid=51885&btnr=21_0071&hg=21&fg=51
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    You have your diagnostics conclusions backwards...

    You have your diagnostics conclusions backwards there. If the light DOES come on you have a bad rotor when shorting across the rotor slip rings.
  18. Thread: K1200LT clutch

    by kioolt
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    I believe that it does depend on how it is...

    I believe that it does depend on how it is driven. But with 11k I wouldn't worry about it for at least 50k or more miles. I have a 91 K100LT that now has about 70k on a clutch. I recently put the...
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    Rider Information Display

    Rider Information Display
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    I found this PDF that looks to be good. ...

    I found this PDF that looks to be good.

    http://www.nt-guru.com/bmw/k1200lt/Changing%20Hydraulic%20Center%20Stand%20Seals%20&%20Flushing%20Circuit.pdf

    It has part numbers for the seals and a...
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    Just looking at the parts fiche shows that there...

    Just looking at the parts fiche shows that there are no parts for the actuator. The whole actuator is over $1100. At least there are no parts sold by BMW. It may use a part that you can get at a...
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    I bought a VDO replacement clock for my 82 R100RT...

    I bought a VDO replacement clock for my 82 R100RT years ago. I guess they are still available.
  23. Thread: Clutch Problem

    by kioolt
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    Actually that is Chris Harris not Rich Harris. ...

    Actually that is Chris Harris not Rich Harris. Here is a link to the video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gzR4WHD-94
  24. Thread: Clutch Problem

    by kioolt
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    I just changed the friction disc on my R1150RT...

    I just changed the friction disc on my R1150RT which is very much like your R1100RT. The 1150's have a hydraulic operated clutch where you have cable operated clutch. Other then that I don't know...
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    I believe there are enough differences in the two front fairings that I wouldn't try it unless I had a complete front fairing from the donor bike. By complete I mean everything that you don't see...
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