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    Good thoughts. The screen is a great idea. I...

    Good thoughts. The screen is a great idea. I have been tied up at work and still haven't had a chance to get the bike out since cleaning the seeds out. I'll update as soon as I can get out. ...
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    Sunflower seeds

    OK this is interesting, but... I opened the air filter box and there was a 3/4 inch ring of sunflower seeds from the bird feeder. The mice did this once before. My first thought was that your...
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    When you say the airbox, do you mean the box that...

    When you say the airbox, do you mean the box that houses the air filter? Maybe a mouse or somthing got up there. I'll check it tomorrow.
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    Oh no... this will clear it up

    OK bigger problems. This doesn't clear it up for me but I'm sure someone will know the problem. I had it out the other day and got to a passing lane on a hill. When I opened it up to get around a...
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    When I recently used the fuel additive I didn't...

    When I recently used the fuel additive I didn't measure... just approximated and poured in part of a bottle. Any chance that could damage the converter?

    On the other hand I kind of think the...
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    I looked over the catalytic converter, cylinder...

    I looked over the catalytic converter, cylinder heads ... and don't see anything hiding there. I did however wash the bike recently and squirt water from the back side of the oil cooler radiator...
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    Thanks Paul. I'll check today. I forgot to...

    Thanks Paul. I'll check today. I forgot to mention the bike is a R1150GS.
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    my bike smells like a cookout

    For the last several rides my bike smells like I'm grilling hot dogs. :laugh It's spring and on a couple of rides as I came to a stop light I assumed there was a cook out nearby and it made me...
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    rear rotor changed

    Changed the rotor yesterday... no problems. I didn't have to heat to release the bolts, they came off rather easy. Seem to function OK,haven't dome more than test in the drive. I'll do the...
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    I bought the bike with around 18,000 miles. I...

    I bought the bike with around 18,000 miles. I think the rear pads were about worn out and I scored the rotors before I really got on top of the maintenance. There are what feel like rather deep...
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    r1150gs rear rotor replacement

    I'm a novice mechanic considering replacing the rear rotor on my '02 R1150GS (ABS). I've replaced the pads myself with no problems. The manual makes the rotor replacement look pretty...
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    :twirl Brilliant! Sometimes I need a bit of...

    :twirl Brilliant! Sometimes I need a bit of badgering. I rechecked how the cable runs around the pulley and fastens on... Ah ha, this time I noticed one of the cable housings was popped out of the...
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    I'm mechanically retarded... I think the current...

    I'm mechanically retarded... I think the current P.C. term is mechanically challenged. :(

    I tried several things. I disconnected the battery and reconnected with the correct procedure. I looked...
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    Gave it a shot.... no change. Does that do the...

    Gave it a shot.... no change. Does that do the dame thing as disconnecting the battery?

    Also checked throttle cable routing again. It looks fine.

    Any other ideas?
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    Do I need to disconnect the battery again to...

    Do I need to disconnect the battery again to follow that process?
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    Shucks, you had me juiced but that would have...

    Shucks, you had me juiced but that would have been too easy... both cables look fine. Any other thoughts?
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    screwed something up!- poor idle

    This afternoon I hooked up the wire harness for a new heated jacket liner for my wife. This eve was cool enough to test it and when we got all geared up the bike wouldn't run! I must have messed...
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    Hmmm I'm not a shop idiot but I don't have an...

    Hmmm I'm not a shop idiot but I don't have an excess of experience either. I'm trying to learn my own maintenance....have to learn somewhere but hate to screw things up worse.

    No BMW dealers...
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    Say more about the Heli-coil kit. How do you...

    Say more about the Heli-coil kit. How do you install deep in the spark plug socket. Are there different sizes. Suggestions where to get them.

    Any other options?

    Thanks,
    Mike
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    Funny thing is I'm always real careful about...

    Funny thing is I'm always real careful about proper torque but the plugs are one of those half turn past snug sort of things. :violin
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    Spark plug blowout???

    Uh oh, big problem... I was heading out early in the morning (R115GS) and heard rattling about 10 miles from home. I thought something was loose on my luggage and was reaching behind to feel what...
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    Sticky: test pic

    Sorry no handy bike pics to test with...16843
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    accurate enough?

    I was watching the arrow at the same time as the viewing window for the OT mark. I noticed that if I would have judged simply by the arrow I woud have stopped about two inches early as gauged by the...
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    Thanks for the tips.

    Thanks for the tips.
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    TDC -what's the s?

    I'm doing my first unassisted valve adjust....'02 R1150GS...When I look for the TDC mark in the observation window there are two lines. The manual says center the OT line in the window. I see the...
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