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  1. Thread: RT versus GS

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    I have both a 1998 R1100RT and a 2000 R1150GS. I...

    I have both a 1998 R1100RT and a 2000 R1150GS. I can't really speak about the newer bikes but I would think the comparisons are similar. The 19" tire on the GS rolls over obstacles easier. Meaning...
  2. Thread: Keep Em' Flying

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    Mr. Parkhouse is a treasure. I read his column...

    Mr. Parkhouse is a treasure. I read his column for a few years before I bought an airhead. I probably bought an airhead so I'd have a reason to keep reading it. He made it all look so simple and...
  3. I read somewhere that bikes in the USA tend to...

    I read somewhere that bikes in the USA tend to fail from a lack of a circlip more often. The speculation was that bikes in the USA spend more time at crusing speed fully loaded. Just hearsay, as...
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    Like giving a haircut over the phone huh Paul? ...

    Like giving a haircut over the phone huh Paul? The rubber gromet is there and in good shape. I'm going to check the alignment of the panels and footpeg plate but I don't know how they could be...
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    Nope. Good thought though. I tried a new side...

    Nope. Good thought though. I tried a new side cover and have the same problem. I haven't put it on yet because I don't want to break it.
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    I'm 95% sure the body panel is aligned. From my...

    I'm 95% sure the body panel is aligned. From my description and what I'm seeing it seems like it might not be but with all the screws and the way it hooks in to the tank cover and front of the bike...
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    1998 R1100RT side cover

    You know the side cover that goes below the seat and infront of the saddle bag? I'm having an issue with the one on the left side of the bike. The side with the lift handle. I keep breaking the...
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    Exactly! My terminals were on the left (shift...

    Exactly! My terminals were on the left (shift lever) side and that's the way I was trying to install the odyssey. I'll need to move the ground cable to the other side of the trans but it 'should'...
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    92 R100GS Battery fitment

    According to the odyssey chart this bike takes a PC925L. That's with the negative terminal on the left. Just like the YUSSA shown here.

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    Perfect! Thanks.

    Perfect! Thanks.
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    And you did yours yourself. What do you use as a...

    And you did yours yourself. What do you use as a fixture to hold the final drive? The manual I have says to apply heat to the nut & reassemble using 2 different types of locktite.
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    Must have been a while ago. Ted want's the same...

    Must have been a while ago. Ted want's the same as my local dealer.

    I'm getting conflicting reports on the success of this. Some say it will start to leak again in a short time. It's just what...
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    Dealer want's $250. They replace items 1,2, & 4...

    Dealer want's $250. They replace items 1,2, & 4 and tell me it's a 2 hour job. I don't know about doing it myself. It requires a fixture to hold the final drive and then using a heat gun on the...
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    Final Drive Pinion Seal.

    http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMid/B0004479.png?v=03252011

    #4 in the diagram.

    The bike in question is a 98 R1100RT. I've got the bike torn down for a clutch and gear indicator...
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    Thanks. In regards to the subject line, I wanted...

    Thanks. In regards to the subject line, I wanted to attract helpful people like you. Not folks who whould chastise me for not making a note of something before I removed it. I've beat myself up...
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    Little help please

    Cripes! My new to me 98 R1100RT. In the process of putting on new tires, replacing brake pads, and replacing the original brake lines with Speiglers, I took off the front wheel and fender. In the...
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    I like this setup for the PIAA's I used to have...

    I like this setup for the PIAA's I used to have 910's on my old GS and I've never found anything better. Does EffBee sell those mounts or did he do them as a favor?
    I'm considering aux lighting on...
  18. PETDOC - I did this on a 97GS. I don't remember...

    PETDOC -
    I did this on a 97GS. I don't remember the orientation that you're looking for, it's been too long, but I did find it by trial and error. If you take the remainder of the switch out of...
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    Last time I went to get wheel bearing grease...

    Last time I went to get wheel bearing grease (about a month ago) there were serveral choices on the shelf. There's a high heat formula for disc brake wheels, and there's other fully synth formulas. ...
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    I've been told my BMW tech to change it out every...

    I've been told my BMW tech to change it out every 5 years or 50,000 miles. Or just push your thumbnail into the rubber and see if it's still soft. It's easier to change it at home during and oil...
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