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    Sorry guys, I'm not ignoring anyone, I'm on a 10...

    Sorry guys, I'm not ignoring anyone, I'm on a 10 day vacation to South Padre Island.

    I'll answer relevant posts when I get back in a week.

    BTW, her Kymco just netted 80MPG :brad We brought...
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    Farewell friends!

    We've left the BMW fold.

    Too many problems with the BMWs, FD bearing failures (2), FD pivot bearing failures (2), clutch slave failures (3 in 27k miles), SURGING on both bikes. BMW TOTAL...
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    How did you find that? I've been all over their...

    How did you find that? I've been all over their website looking for a number.

    All I found was the email for general inquiries, which they didn't respond after 3 emails.

    Thanks!
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    Super Plug magnetic drain plugs

    If you have a "Super Plug" magnetic drain plug, you better check it.

    My Super Plug has all the chrome plating comiing off of the magnetic tip. And the magnetic has round erosion of the magnetic...
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    The last oilhead is gone.

    The 1150RT was a HUGE disappointment. Two hydraulic slave cylinders in 27k miles. I NEVER quite got comfortable with the linked, servo assisted ABS. FD bearing failure, FD pivot bearing failure. ...
  6. I had difficulty getting mine bled correctly. ...

    I had difficulty getting mine bled correctly. The mechanic I talked too said that bleeding issues were pretty common.

    My next BMW will have a 5sp and cable clutch, I will *never* buy another...
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    Those are the things Austin got rid of.

    Those are the things Austin got rid of.
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    All photo radar is banned in Texas. NESCO just...

    All photo radar is banned in Texas. NESCO just happened to be the parasites wanting a piece of the pie.

    Our big time whiney mayor cried foul because they took his photo radar away. He climed...
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    Well not CHP but BCSO "cage" here likes to turn...

    Well not CHP but BCSO "cage" here likes to turn on overhead lights to warn on coming traffic they are in danger of a fast driver award.

    To make it better, the local PD has flashed headlights to...
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    Airhead suggestions

    Ive asked this before here and ended up with a 2002 RT.
    The 02 RT is history and I want to get an airhead again.

    Would someone please post again the things to look out for and years/models to...
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    Anybody know what became of them? Cant find the...

    Anybody know what became of them? Cant find the "Brake!" brand available any where.
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    Anyone care to speculate as to why it broke...

    Anyone care to speculate as to why it broke there? MY guess is that 11 years pf accumulated wear and tear from remvoing the caliper for tire changes, brake pad changes, FD work etc strained the...
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    At least is was a small leak...

    At least is was a small leak...
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    Off the shelf DOT4, the same brand I have used...

    Off the shelf DOT4, the same brand I have used for years.
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    Bikerfish1100 you rock!! Just got off the...

    Bikerfish1100 you rock!!

    Just got off the phone with Spiegler and we're ordering the full kit of replacement lines.

    Thanks!
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    Houston: we have no brakes

    Let this be a warning to others. was riding wifes 1100R today and the rear brake (I always apply both brakes together) felt spongy. Just like air in the lines. As I had just done a Spring flush I...
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    Keep both paws on the wheel.

    Keep both paws on the wheel.
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    No war started! We're not competing, just...

    No war started! We're not competing, just discussing various viewpoints.

    It's like "what brand of MC do you ride?" Who cares, as long as you RIDE!

    :brad
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    Yes. What I have seen is improperly shimmed ball...

    Yes. What I have seen is improperly shimmed ball bearings will damage the taper needle bearing on the other end. [based on experience with similar NON BMW assemblies]

    If the taper needle bearing...
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    You too huh? I have downsized to a 35' triple...

    You too huh? I have downsized to a 35' triple slide pulled by my dually. Wife follows in her 3/4 ton diesel towing the "garage". The garage is a 17' x 8' V-nose with a mechanics tool box (full)...
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    I have replaced two. Didnt need to reshim the...

    I have replaced two. Didnt need to reshim the crown gear, I guess you could if you want to. Bearings are made to exacting specs and I have had <500 millionths difference between old and new...
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    I read this thread to my wife and she said that...

    I read this thread to my wife and she said that the nickle not falling over must be a guys thing.

    She says (and I have witnessed the look) that at 82MPH and if she slides forward in the seat...
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    ROTHLMAO

    ROTHLMAO
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    I was wondering is it was over priced. ...

    I was wondering is it was over priced.

    Anyway, I asked him if he knew anything about transmission splines (condition - lube status) and the condition of the rear wheel splines, plus a couple more...
  25. Got the new slave cylinder installed today. ...

    Got the new slave cylinder installed today. Peice of cake. Remove left side tupperware, left side foot peg plate, clip all the zip ties holding the brake line, remove 4 bolts holding left handle...
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