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    Check this

    Just a tip for those with a fuel strip issue, especially those out of warranty. I thought mine had finally crapped out on me last year. Turned out that during my last self-service I decided to do...
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    I had not thought about inspecting the clutch...

    I had not thought about inspecting the clutch assy thru the starter opening. Will do that after I double check valve lash and rocker end play. Close insp when hot shows some slop. Overnite cool down...
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    I have scoured the GS forum for clutch failures...

    I have scoured the GS forum for clutch failures and possible sources. These GS guys seem to see harder riding so I thought failures or faults would be more evident. Saw some transmission and clutch...
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    Ran it again. shut it off twice and removed the...

    Ran it again. shut it off twice and removed the fill cap. no pressure. May have fixed this issue by rotating the hose 90 degrees. Sadly though the noise still exists.

    Oddly, the most prominent...
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    New angle?

    Got home today and immediately used the stethoscope to listen to the engine while it was hot. Starting to feel the noise is from the engine, really hard to pinpoint. Sat and ran the engine to a...
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    Made it to Harbor Freight today and picked up a...

    Made it to Harbor Freight today and picked up a stethoscope for $3.99 that ended up costing me $116.00. Honest, I really needed it!!....Anyway, I got a buddy to operate the throttle while I probed...
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    I putting it back together for now. I have to...

    I putting it back together for now. I have to give a couple MSF Courses the next two weekends and the second course is going to take me near a Dealer. Hopefully my schedule will get me by there for a...
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    Got the tupperware off this evening. As before,...

    Got the tupperware off this evening. As before, the engine is quite sound when cold. After a good warming up the noise began. I went all around the bike checking for noise with a long phillips. The...
  9. Thread: Long Way Down

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    WOW, if Scotch makes your eyesight that good I...

    WOW, if Scotch makes your eyesight that good I better take a snort or two when I get home....either way, keen observation.:hungover
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    Update: Got home yesterday and the noise was...

    Update: Got home yesterday and the noise was there. I took my longest screwdriver and listened to what I could, but it was rather difficult on the RT with the tupperware on. Tonight I will expose the...
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    Will do Paul. Great advice, as usual! Start with...

    Will do Paul. Great advice, as usual! Start with the simple methods....:scratch

    Will report results.
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    GSTom, do you mean warped? If so, good point, I...

    GSTom, do you mean warped? If so, good point, I had not taken the clutch plate into consideration. Makes sense, only bad part is I will have to tear it down to see. Come to think of it, even with a...
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    Soft Knock, 08 RT

    08RT, 46K

    I have not posted in a bit, but feel compelled to ask for a little help. I am quite mechanically inclined, as I pull all my services myself, but I have run up against a wall.

    Last...
  14. Yeh, thanks, I got pretty lucky. I was somewhat...

    Yeh, thanks, I got pretty lucky. I was somewhat surprised that I had not tightened it enough. But considering the alternative for the valve noise, I am glad that was the cause.

    After seeing the...
  15. You can bet on that!! Made it to work, all is...

    You can bet on that!! Made it to work, all is normal. No matter how good you get, or think you are, sometimes you have to be humbled to keep things in check.

    I am now back in check!!:clap
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    I agree with Henzilla. But I do use the mity-vac,...

    I agree with Henzilla. But I do use the mity-vac, only to evacuate the old fluid from the reservoir so I can push fresh fluid through the system.

    Question though: if both reservoir caps are off,...
  17. Bike fixed

    Looks like it was my fault. One of the right side intake jamb nuts had backed off and fell in the rocker cover. Lash was at about .250 inch when I opened it up. Sure was happy to see that, but...
  18. No internal work recently. Only internal work has...

    No internal work recently. Only internal work has been oil, filter, valve adjust. Oil was changed prior to Daytona, checked there, and checked the other night.

    I went on advrider and saw a few...
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    I just noticed you have a GS. Not sure if they...

    I just noticed you have a GS. Not sure if they need to be removed for a GS like an RT, someone may chime in and let you know.
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    I have Touratech's on my 08 RT. I took them off...

    I have Touratech's on my 08 RT. I took them off and tried something else, then put them back on. I like them. I have welded tabs on them for highway pegs.

    Only two issues that I can think of.
    ...
  21. No end-play adjustment, and lash change was...

    No end-play adjustment, and lash change was minimal. I probably should have left lash alone, but for the trouble to remove the tupperware I figured I would adjust it while I was in there.

    Plan is...
  22. Bad valve clatter - trailered home '08 R1200RT

    Yesterday I checked valve clearance (a little off), and TB sync on my 08 RT. Everything went well, and bike ran smoothly upon completion.

    Today on my way to work the valves started getting pretty...
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    For what it is worth

    FWIW, I thought my strip went out last month, and my bike had been out of warranty 2 months. Here is what happened:

    I pulled a full service on the bike. De-cowl, oil & filter, F/D service, Valves,...
  24. 3 years, 33K miles, and no significant heat yet....

    3 years, 33K miles, and no significant heat yet. Don't expect it either! I will add that the RT gives me the best darn protection I have ever had from rain and cold wind.
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    Mine has made that noise since new. The clutch...

    Mine has made that noise since new. The clutch pull does seem to improve things, however once it warms up all sounds good. My description of the noise would be a clacking noise like the noise a...
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