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    Thanks Steve

    The previous owner had a separate key on ring for seat. Don't know why but assumed was different than ignition. Ignition key worked. Been tearing house apart for three days for no reason. What you...
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    Lost Seat Key R1100R

    I have a 2000 R1100R. Lost my keys. Have another set but does not have the key to unlock latch that holds the seat in place. Is this a universal key or bike specific?



    Thanks
    Dave
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    Was turning slow, stopped, then smelled and saw...

    Was turning slow, stopped, then smelled and saw smoke from starter area.
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    Smoke/burning smell

    Own a 2000 R1000R and noticed was getting harder to turn over. Thought it was battery. Replaced. Then burning smell and smoke from starter. Think I need to replace starter. Anyway to make sure this...
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    Speedo light

    Everytime I wash my 2000 R1100R my speedo light goes out. A few taps and it usually comes back on. This last time it did not. Can anyone tell me where the electrical current comes into the speedo at....
  6. Thread: Brake leak

    by ChicotDave
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    Brake leak

    I have a 2000 R1100R non/abs and have noticed a leak in the front brake. More specifically it is at the junction in the upper hose to lower right hose assembly. I am considering changing to Spiegler...
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    Paint

    I checked this web site but do not know which would be close.

    Thanks
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    Paint for Mystic Red

    I have a 2000 R1000R Mystic Red paint code 689. Can any one suggest where I might find touch-up paint or pencil.

    Thanks
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    Jazz Fest parking

    Going to Jazz Fest in New Orleans this weekend. I will be riding my motorcycle and wife car, she will be attending a conference and I will be leaving Monday.

    Does anybody know of a safe place to...
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    Chicot

    I live in Bayou Chicot and frequently visit Chicot State Park in Louisiana a few miles away. One of the best state parks in LA.
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    Cols to LA

    Grew up also in Columbus relocated to Louisiana.
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    Thurman Cafe

    Thurman Cafe on Thurman Av near Jaeger close to German Village in Columbus, Ohio
  13. Thread: Gas Mileage

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    About 50

    I have a 2000 R1100R with a Scout fairing and get 50 MPG. I take off moderately and in rural Louisiana drive 50 - 60 mph.
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    BMW = Good night sleep

    Found another use for bike.

    With Gustav going over as a Cat 1, we have no power until today, Friday. Gas pumps out and my stockpile of gas running low. Drained the gas out of BMW to operate the...
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    I used original shim. Both dealers in Louisiana...

    I used original shim. Both dealers in Louisiana were not going to re-shim so couldn't see them doing the work. Just curious how many dealers will measure pre-load and re-shim or just stick the old...
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    FD Failure - Thanks to all for help

    Parts finally arrived and replaced big bearing in FD. The help from the members enabled me to diagnose problem, dissasemble, repair and put it all back together.

    Thanks again
    Dave
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    I ordered the parts from BMW Chicago but found...

    I ordered the parts from BMW Chicago but found out that it would be 3 - 4 weeks before they arrived. Cancelled and ordered from Bob's. Shipped the same day. Was going to take the advice of flars10...
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    Re-shim

    I looked at other threads and very little talk about the suggestion: Be certain to re-shim the new bearing.

    What does this entail?

    Thanks Dave
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    Pic does not show broken piece well. It is a...

    Pic does not show broken piece well. It is a half-moon shape that seperates the bearings.
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    Here is the pic of piece broken

    Here is the pic of piece broken
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    Solved

    I followed other threads and heated unit up and cover slipped off crown unit.

    A piece from the big bearing laying inside housing. No scar marks on housing so looks like all I need is a big...
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    Link to picture- noise

    I have posted several threads trying to determine a noise from my back wheel. I eliminated brakes, tires and was finally convinced it was inside the rear housing. I removed the rear crown assembly
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    Sticky: test

    testing

    http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj278/ChicotDave/IMG_5395.jpg
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    The noise did not start immediately when I...

    The noise did not start immediately when I installed the tire. It started after about 300 miles on the bike. That is why I thought something other than the tire was making the noise.

    This tire was...
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    It is hard to say if the noise is the only thing...

    It is hard to say if the noise is the only thing going on. Like I mentioned in my previous post, a vibration seem to be corresponding with the noise. I appreciate your attention to this matter.
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