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  1. Thread: Squeeky brake

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    I have a similar problem on my '04 R1100S. It is...

    I have a similar problem on my '04 R1100S. It is a semi-squeaking sort of grinding noise coming from the front. It sounds like maybe I'm grinding a spent pad against the disc but I have inspected it...
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    The new Metz is pretty good so far. Haven't...

    The new Metz is pretty good so far. Haven't pushed it on any curvy roads but I have ridden it in the rain the last two days and so far it seems to track like dry land! Great tire!
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    Ya, thanks. Fortunately (or more like...

    Ya, thanks. Fortunately (or more like unfortunately), there's not much here in the Phoenix area to get you in trouble. It's all mostly straights.
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    Put a new tire on today. Looks like a better...

    Put a new tire on today. Looks like a better design than the stocker. Metz made some improvements! See how it does tomorrow! Thanks everyone for your help and I hope if this happens to you that my...
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    Everything looks OK up in the well. Whew! Cleaned...

    Everything looks OK up in the well. Whew! Cleaned it out, filled a new filter up with oil after I greased it with the Lith whatever stuff. Hand tightened that baby in ever so gently. I'm not going...
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    No seal damage. Must have put it on too tight....

    No seal damage. Must have put it on too tight. 1st time and (hopefully) the last.
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    This is what it should have looked like.

    This is what it should have looked like.
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    Look at how mangled the "nut" was! It's not even...

    Look at how mangled the "nut" was! It's not even there!
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    Here is the filter out of the bike. You can see...

    Here is the filter out of the bike. You can see it was not a very exact science to my design but it worked. Thanks to all of you, I can ride tomorrow.
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    This plus that plus this other thing equals no...

    This plus that plus this other thing equals no problem.
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    Now I must admit. I had oil all over my hands at...

    Now I must admit. I had oil all over my hands at this point and I was still worried this was going to go horribly wrong. Hence the lack of action photos. But I can explain what happened next.

    I...
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    See, nothing is being crushed. Just be careful...

    See, nothing is being crushed. Just be careful and get help if you need to. This is no time to be macho! Macho may = $$$!
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    Don't worry. You are not going to hurt it. Just...

    Don't worry. You are not going to hurt it. Just put something soft down on the ground for it's right head to rest on. I have old carpet in part of my garage so I didn't have to do this. If you are...
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    Next I was almost ready to go to battle. So I...

    Next I was almost ready to go to battle. So I laid the bike on it's side and more oil poured out so, have a beer or just stay by your bikes side and whisper to it softly, reassuring it that...
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    Here's the cap wrench after I drilled it out....

    Here's the cap wrench after I drilled it out. Please no jokes, I'm not a machinist so I know they are not perfect but neither am I or anything else in this world for that matter. Turns out 6 is...
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    I waited for it to drain. While that did I...

    I waited for it to drain. While that did I drilled some holes in my cap wrench. I didn't want to thread through the cap and filter housing so I opted to use a bit that was a little larger than the...
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    Next thing I did was puncture a hole in the...

    Next thing I did was puncture a hole in the bottom for the filter with a nail to drain it. I was going to be using my drill on it and I wanted to minimize the oil intake of my electric drill. Notice...
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    I also bought some Lithium grease while I was...

    I also bought some Lithium grease while I was there. I have some in the spray form but this one said high temp and I thought the tube would make less of a mess when applying to the filter gasket.
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    I already had a cap wrench but if you don't...

    I already had a cap wrench but if you don't you'll need to get one from your local auto parts store. It looks like this, you can tell I've used it before.
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    OK so I got the oil filter off no problem:)....

    OK so I got the oil filter off no problem:). Thanks for all the help. I have never posted a pictorial step by step before so if I screw this up or it has to go into multiple posts bare with me. I'm a...
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    I have one of those KD tools things I bought from...

    I have one of those KD tools things I bought from Sears and it doesn't work. It's three sausage fingers are too fat to fit up in between the well and the filter to get a good grip.

    Sleeping on it...
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    Thanks for the tips! This tool Mike made looks...

    Thanks for the tips! This tool Mike made looks like something Jason (Friday the 13th) would use to work on his bike. Very ingenious! I was thinking of creating something along those lines myself...
  23. Thread: Cruise Control

    by Grow242
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
  24. Thread: Cruise Control

    by Grow242
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    What is the Airhead mag? Did you mean the Airhead...

    What is the Airhead mag? Did you mean the Airhead forum? Sorry, I'm new to the club.
  25. Where to install a Flash2Pass Garage Door Opener

    I bought this garage door opener after reading an article in Cycle World. It's a neat little contraption that consists of a small box that hooks into your headlight wiring. It's supposed to activate...
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