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    Daytona Bike Week

    I am also interested in camping with like minded bike owners that don't believe straight pipes is the way to get from 68 HP to 70 HP. Been thinking about going to first bike week now that I am...
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    Dumb move

    I have done the same thing. I rigged up something but its been so long I don't remember how I fixed it. I know I didn't buy a replacement.
    I will tell you that it is so far down the list of dumb...
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    Bread

    I took some cooking classes in Italy that included some work with bread. I will have to tell you this recipe has yet to fail me and super easy. Not learned in Italy but I think you will enjoy. ...
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    Drop

    No comment on the number of times I dropped my 1150 rt when I first got it. Never got oil in the head? Not sure how long bike was down but it must have been sometime.
    Ken Denton
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    System Restore

    Go to System Restore and set to a date when computer was running fine. No expert but this has worked for me in the past. Virus is still on computer but parked were it may not bother you.
    Ken Denton
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    04 1150 RT Brakes

    Have to tell you I love my "Whizzy" ABS brakes on my bike. Took a little getting used to but I have nothing but good things to say about them. May be the best brakes on any vehicle I have ever...
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    Buying a Bike

    I got my 04 RT 3 years ago on Ebay. I felt somewhat protected by Ebay plus the seller had a good rep on Ebay. Plus it had low miles (8200). Had it shipped down from NH to VA and was very happy. ...
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    Bolt

    If you broke it by hand you did nothing wrong. I do almost all the work on my 04 RT with a little 4" long ratchet that has 1/4" drive on one side and 3/8" drive on other. I don't want any chance of...
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    Helmet Lock

    This is a thread I put some pixs on a few years back. If you have the side cases on an extension is needed.
    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=42151

    Ken Denton
  10. Thread: Repeated Drops

    by maacova
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    Drops

    Did it a number of times the first year I owned the bike. Looked at how and why of the problem. In my case it was being lazy and doing the California Stop. Right turn most of the time. I would...
  11. Torque drain plug

    On most of the PM work on the bike I do not use a Torque wrench. I do use a 5" socket wrench that keeps me from over doing the bolts. It has a 3/8" drive on one side and 1/4" drive on other side. ...
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    Seat Height

    I have a 04 1150 RT. I wear 29" inseam pants. When I first got my bike (3 years ago) I was having major problems with height. I did four things.

    1. Sargent Low seat (used on this forum)
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    Bleeding

    Follow the section that is called:Rear Control Circuit. That is one of the last things you do. One note: I had just replaced all my pads front and rear and found that the wheel pistons were so far...
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    Bleeding

    Your going to have to take the tank off. I put this off for over a year before I had the nerve. Not bad but a little messy. Just follow the steps.
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  15. Thread: Spare keys

    by maacova
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    Keys

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=60822
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    Welcome

    Welcome, I ride a 1150 rt and my buddy just got a 2009 1200lt with 4000 miles. We are from Richmond and often ride the BRP.
    Ken Denton
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    Welcome

    I have the same year, same color. Got it 3 years ago with 8200 miles and at almost 35000 miles now. Love the bike and the fact that I can do all the PM on it my self. Not sure I am ready to try a...
  18. Tools

    Should be what you need in bike tool kit. Check the owners manual.
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    1st gear

    Yes to both. The clutch lever is so light to pull in that I don't even notice that I am doing it. I put my bike on the center stand 1 time a week to check oil and leave it in 1st then. My hand is...
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    Pegs

    You don't say what year but on my 04 1150 RT Max BMW parts fiche has same part number front and rear.
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    Part is back home

    Got it back were it belongs.

    Thanks
    Ken
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    Still not sure about part?

    When I got home today I took the bike apart and found that the bushing was still on the inside of the tank bolt hole. Is it possible that a second one goes on the outside of the hole? There is a...
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    Thanks

    Thanks
    That is were I thought it went and I will fix it tonight when I get home.

    Ken Denton
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    04 1150 RT Part left over?

    I just finished a brake and clutch fluid change on my 1150 RT 33,000 miles and I think for the first time? Never took the tank off the bike before but got it done. Had some trouble putting the left...
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    Clamps

    I used the FI clamps that came with the filter from Beemer Boneyard. I just had the plate tilted enough to get the filter outside the tank. I think I am going to be ok. I will take the bike to the...
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