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  1. I was able to order the thread sealant and the...

    I was able to order the thread sealant and the bolt kit directly from the Speed Bleeder company. The bolt kit is not on Speed Bleeders website but apparently MAX BMW buys the bolt kit from Speed...
  2. Good idea. I will check on the sealant. I...

    Good idea. I will check on the sealant.

    I know the Speed Bleeder website recommends the sealant. I change my brake fluid every two or three years but I didn't think the bleeder would leak from...
  3. I was going to check on the availability of the...

    I was going to check on the availability of the bolt that holds the bleeder. Hard to believe BMW doesn't offer this bolt! That's a great tip, I will look into it.
  4. Leaking bleed screw on rear caliper 04 R1150 RT

    I have been doing my own brake fluid changes and use Speed Bleeders. A few weeks ago I noticed some residue on the rear rim and found some seepage from the rear bleed screw at the threads. I...
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    I have been wondering how this happened so I...

    I have been wondering how this happened so I searched the internet for "broken oilhead exhaust valve" and found a post from 2006 on the BMW Sport Touring website. The information suggested that a...
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    Success!

    I picked up the bike Thursday and it runs great. Here is a picture of the broken valve.
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    Update

    This week was the appointment at my dealer. The left cylinder showed low compression and the leak down test confirmed the problem. They suspect a bad valve and will remove the cylinder and send it to...
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    Thanks for the tips. I am confident that the used...

    Thanks for the tips. I am confident that the used stick coils are working well enough that the bike would have cranked.

    I am interested in checking the dual-output coil under the tank. I was just...
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    The throttle body cables are properly seated and...

    The throttle body cables are properly seated and nothing appears amiss with the gas tank or fuel lines.

    This morning I took out the left spark plug and inspected it for any signs of uneven firing...
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    No problem, those tools are great. I am sure they...

    No problem, those tools are great. I am sure they reduce the amount of broken coils we would otherwise have. I wish BMW would put one in the tool kit. I recommend them to all my friends! Here is...
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    Yes I have the Marc Parnes version and it works...

    Yes I have the Marc Parnes version and it works very well. I could have damaged the coil even with the tool, they are supposed to be very easy to break. The coil on my car went bad and it hadnt been...
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    I have never had a problem with water in the gas...

    I have never had a problem with water in the gas from winter storage. I have a great heated garage, not too warm, not too cold. I use stabilizer and have ridden a few times this year. I believe water...
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    stick coils?

    I replaced both stick coils a couple of years ago that seemed to cure an intermittent and very minor erratic idle problem. I still have the old ones and at least one of them was good, I could never...
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    Rough running 04 R1150RT

    I was riding home from work last night and about 5 minutes into a 20 minute commute the bike started running rough. I was able to get off the interstate and stop at a well lit self service gas...
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    Keep the drain hole clean and rust free

    The hole also allows water to drain from around the fuel filler area, it could be rain water or from washing your bike. I found that the metal tube runs down vertically a couple of inches and then it...
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    I have had the best results finding DOT 4 fluid...

    I have had the best results finding DOT 4 fluid at my local Walmart.

    Beemer Boneyard has a good deal on the funnel needed to service the servo assisted models such as my 2004 RT:...
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    ABS fluid change instructions

    I printed these instructions from Advrider and change the fluid every 2 or 3 years.

    http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/service_abs3.pdf

    Mark
  18. Thanks for the advice, I will check it out.

    Thanks for the advice, I will check it out.
  19. Thanks. I got a reservation at the Best Western...

    Thanks. I got a reservation at the Best Western just south of the main area of Daytona.
  20. Daytona area accommodation recommendations

    Can anyone recommend some hotels/motels in the Daytona area for Bike Week?

    Someplace in or near Daytona will be okay since my wife will be with me and prefers to enjoy the beach while I check out...
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    Novus plastic polish

    I have been using Novus 1 plastic polish for about 10 years on my windshield and face shields. You can find it at Harley dealers.
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    Success!

    I ordered the metal quick disconnect fittings from Beemer Boneyard last week. Today was the first day I had to work on the bike. I installed the new parts and I have no more leaks!:dance

    I also...
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    Roger will this work on our bikes? I like that...

    Roger will this work on our bikes? I like that idea for draining the tank.
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    I love carrying spares, it should guarantee never...

    I love carrying spares, it should guarantee never having to use them and I will have one for someone else if they need it. I have a spare oil sight glass and a spare valve for my tire. I also keep my...
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    I installed new o rings on both quick...

    I installed new o rings on both quick disconnects. The one that leaked was still leaking.

    I ordered a new set of the all metal version from Beemer Boneyard.
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