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    Thanks for your input

    Thanks for your input
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    Are you sure the primary coils can just be...

    Are you sure the primary coils can just be disconnected without any damage if I want to see if the bike will run on the secondary plugs alone?
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    What I meant was the bike would not run on the...

    What I meant was the bike would not run on the primary plugs alone and that is why the coils were replaced. It was also pretty obvious they had gone bad as they were split open and rusty....
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    coil resistance readings

    Hoping someone can shed some light on coil resistance values. The bike is a 2004 1150GS ( dual spark ) and the coils on the primary plugs were replaced a few years ago ( bike has just over 100,000...
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    Good point, maybe before I tear into it I'll try...

    Good point, maybe before I tear into it I'll try another gage.
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    Fuel pressure, how much is too much

    I put a pressure gage on the feed line to the pressure regulator today and it's reading about 55 psi. Bike is a 2004 r1150GS.
    I see in the shop manual that it should be 43.5 psi. but I'm wondering...
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    Thats the poblem, I can't see in there. If the...

    Thats the poblem, I can't see in there. If the bike is on the center stand the gas runs down the trans and drips off the swingarm, if on the side stand it runs along the plastic fuel lines. I'll ck...
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    I agree about fixing the leak, but you can't see...

    I agree about fixing the leak, but you can't see the regulator where it's located and once you expose it ( subframe raised, airbox and throttle bodies removed ) the engine can't be run to test it.
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    fuel pressure regulator relocation

    Just wondering if anyone has relocated their fuel pressure regulator from under the airbox? I have a 2004 1150 GS w/85000 miles and last winter I did quite a bit of riding and it seemed like...
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    Mine did the samething after approx 7000 mi. They...

    Mine did the samething after approx 7000 mi. They just started to eat themselves up, also started to turn on the pivot pins . Went back to the OEM bearings
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    another coil question

    The last couple tanks of gas on my 04 1150 GS have only yielded 35 mpg ( I usually get 45 ) so I pulled my plugs to see how they looked today. Plugs looked OK with the right secondary a little black,...
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    Good information jm1515 I always thought the...

    Good information jm1515
    I always thought the locktite was a bit of overkill also, planning on taking mine apart for inspection as soon as I get another project off the bike lift. If I see anything I...
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    The initial retorque was done at the recommended...

    The initial retorque was done at the recommended miles without any noticable play
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    pivot bushing service

    Anyone have any long term experiance with how often Rubber Chicken Racings pivot bushings need to be retightened or regreased. I installed a set this year and was suprised to see noticable side to...
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    Ended up with a slight leanout and 3/4 inch of...

    Ended up with a slight leanout and 3/4 inch of toe in with no load on the bike. Gives me a pretty neutral ride on the straights. I can see now why every combination of bike,rider & sidecar might be...
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    Talked to some hack riders at a rally this past...

    Talked to some hack riders at a rally this past weekend and got several different opinions, general consenses was to end up with the bike being vertical under rider and passenger load on a normal...
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    lean in vs lean out

    I'm getting ready to mount a sidecar on an HD ( I know its not a BMW but my GS is watching the procedure ) the Hd manual says to use 1 degree of lean in on the bike and the yellow book states up to 2...
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    Barber advice

    Thinking about riding down to vintage days at the Barber track in Oct. and noticed all the camping was sold out. Can anyone recommend other camping in the area and are all the motels in the area...
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    I meant the black goldwing towing the dirtbike. I...

    I meant the black goldwing towing the dirtbike. I had always heard that you should limit tonque wt to about 30 lbs and that looks like most of the wt of the dirt bike would be on the hitch.
    Just...
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    Thats what I was looking for, got to be a lot of...

    Thats what I was looking for, got to be a lot of tonque wt on that gold wing.
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    bikes towing bikes

    Anyone out there have any experiance with towing a motorcycle with another motorcycle with or without a sidecar. Saw an airhead at the rally with a sidecar and a rather heavy looking trailer with...
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    Replaced mine at 60 k, but I have no doubt it...

    Replaced mine at 60 k, but I have no doubt it would have made it too 100k. It still looked new and nice and pliable. I just ran out of nerve.
  23. Had the same bike, put a Staintune on with no...

    Had the same bike, put a Staintune on with no chip. Rode it for 25k with no problems before I switched to a GS.
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    Had the same problem on a 2004 1150GS, fab'd a...

    Had the same problem on a 2004 1150GS, fab'd a removable section about 8 in's long where the bars splice together in front of the cover. Also had trouble getting the valve covers off without almost...
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    I hate to admit I just lubed my driveshaft and...

    I hate to admit I just lubed my driveshaft and did not pay any attention to how the u-joints were lined up when I put it back together. Looks like it coming apart again.
    Thanks for the info.
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