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  1. Normally Bigger; maybe not at all

    Paul normally finishes off a thread, but I'll go out on a limb.

    Shim-type actuators are known for almost eliminating the wear effects and changes can be extremely small for most of the engine's...
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    Body shop

    +1

    The BMW dealer did a great touch up on my wife's car (various small paint problems). Paint professionals can get it right.
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    or maybe not

    since you don't have tappets on a 2009?
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    +1 and feeler gauge advice

    Chopsticks and both sets of valves are loose.

    2 more cents. Get the Wurth feeler gauge set from Beemer Boneyard. Using 2 lightweight gauges on the tappets of both valves simultaneously gave much...
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    Boring !!!

    Not really! But my bike just keeps running also.

    It is nice to read about folks enjoying the ride. Thanks!
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    that's just how it is

    Normally, instincts are good and something could be wrong. But in this case, I think your system is working as designed.
    Servo brakes are just different. At first and after 2 flushes and one set...
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    Servo Brakes

    Flush the brake system as the brake fluid should be replaced every two years. It's a big job that might prevent a servo or abs unit failure.
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    overfilling - my 2 cents

    Too much oil can lead to foaming due to mechanical agitation. Foaming leads to oxidation and air entrainment in the lubrication system. both are bad, but I'm not sure how bad. I wouldn't run that...
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    +1

    Access to the bleed screws is much better with the connector out of the way. I was too stupid to disconnect it my first time around. :laugh
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    no guarantees

    I've had the tank off a couple of times and looked at the disconnects suspiciously over the years. They did not fail over 7 years, but all the reports of failures must have significant if not...
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    Welcome

    Ask plenty of questions here so your buddies won't know you didn't read the manual.
    Post specifics in the Hexhead/Camhead forum.
    Sounds like your GS is about to rack up some serious miles.
    Have...
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    Going back to your first post

    I'd just keep working toward a break-in with dino. I believe in synthetic, but dino is fine if you avoid situations leading to extreme thermal breakdown. (i'm not baiting anyone here. Really)
    ...
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    Drag

    It's normal, but enough drag to warp the rotor indicates binding.

    My bike's previous owner warped the rear rotor in the first 2 years. He was a Harley rider and I suspect that he stopped mostly...
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    ESA change

    You also have to be in neutral. Press and hold until the esa symbol flashes. Press repeatedly until your selection appears. Don't press again. In the next few seconds, the preload should change...
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    Double good

    Frank, I'm riding more all the time so let's go. And I also appreciate the information from Jerry!
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    it's big!

    Frank,
    Welcome and have fun with that giant bike. It's big enough that you may be able to use the rear brake like a Harley.
  17. Thread: Need Oil

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    Add synthetic

    I would, but I'd rather add any synthetic, car or motorcycle.

    How low is it?
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    they shutoff after 200 meters traveled. It might...

    they shutoff after 200 meters traveled. It might be in the Owner's manual. Seems like something shorter would be better.
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    Tech section

    This applies to your bike:

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=38825

    up to '06, the RT had a power brake servo. that's more complicated than your brakes and requires at least one...
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    Brakes

    Based on your description, I'm onboard with caliper issue or the axle is not installed correctly causing a rub. I wouldn't ride it until the front wheel spins freely.
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    Great rides

    I'm envious for sure! Especially with all those great rides within a couple hours of you. Use the search feature and the knowledge bank on this site to learn about the bike.

    And welcome!
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    True short story

    I rode for several months after acquiring the bike, and the stock seat was just fine. One day's ride was even 500 miles in 9 hours. My legs were tired but the seat was fine. Not great, but yes,...
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    Servo brakes

    If your brake servo fails, $1200 won't look so bad.
    BMW recommends a full flush of your brake system every 2 years. I did the flush at 3 years, and it's a reasonably tough job. Only BMW...
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    Another pitfall

    Others have caught throttle cables in a similar manner when re-installing the tank. It's easy to do.
    Good luck!
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    DIY link

    www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=35043

    Just less than a quart. ~0.9l
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