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    leaking front master cylinder

    Hey folks- I changed the front brake pads on my '97 R1100RT last weekend. I have not added brake fluid since I bought it in '04, and the fluid level looked okay afterward. Checking out the bike this...
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    the gorilla tape finally failed; gorilla glue...

    the gorilla tape finally failed; gorilla glue seals well and looks like it's the right fix. Thanks!
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    thanks, guys!

    the two largest pieces are 5mm on their long side, and both have convex radii showing--- hopefully confirming Paul's opinion that it's only a bearing race, not broken gears.

    Took the wife out for...
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    large pieces in drained oil '97 R1100RT

    Drained the rear drive oil, and found many pieces of steel attached to the magnet on the drain plug. 2 of them measure ~5mm in size.

    I've never had a problem, but my mind is screaming "rebuild the...
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    I used a Canyon Dancer once- I think it damaged...

    I used a Canyon Dancer once- I think it damaged the heater in my right grip. I now use hookless ratchet straps. Note the redundancy--- I put 2 straps in each of the 4 places.
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    great elastic fix

    :thumbI sewed a 2" long piece of Velcro at the hook end of the strap, then sewed 5/8" of a 2 1/2" long piece of Velcro to the tankbag end of the strap. Now I can securely cinch it up after...
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    side case heat shield loose

    The heat shield on my R1100RT's left side case started peeling off today. I used "Gorilla Tape" on it just as an experiment (to compare it with duct tape during tomorrow's commute), but I must repair...
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    I'm not going to attempt the repair on the latch;...

    I'm not going to attempt the repair on the latch; I'll pay $160 for the lock assembly and replace the whole thing. I'll keep the old one and tear it apart eventually- I've got too many things on my...
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    by the way, the rivets holding the assembly in...

    by the way, the rivets holding the assembly in place are exactly 3/16" diameter x 1/2" long. I ain't buying no metric rivets!
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    Well, I got the lock cylinder out easily and...

    Well, I got the lock cylinder out easily and drilled out the rivets holding the latch assy to the case. It turns out the lock cylinder is not an issue- the mechanism camming the latch into place is...
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    broken side case latch

    The dealer says it's $240 for the parts to fix it. $350 for a new case. I'll fab a new part if I can get the lock cylinder out and remove the latch assy (by drilling out the rivets).

    Oh, yeah......
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    stkmkt, Thanks for the link--- I looked all over...

    stkmkt,
    Thanks for the link--- I looked all over the darn web and couldn't find a thing. I'll go home tonite and clean the connections; that battery was new last June!
  13. Thread: battery tender

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    battery tender

    Hi folks,
    I plugged the old batter tender into my gel battery on the workbench because it'll soon be time to ride again. The red and green lights on the charger alternate when plugged in, and I can...
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    I was unhappy with Battlax 020's, so I switched...

    I was unhappy with Battlax 020's, so I switched to Avon Storm ST (AV55's) on my RT.
    I'm very happy with the Avons- they are TOTALLY unfazed by tar snakes on hot days (how can that be?), but over the...
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    It's a German product- I have yet to find an SAE...

    It's a German product- I have yet to find an SAE fastener on my R1100. I waited for Craftsman to put a set of 3/8" drive Metric Allen wrench sockets and Torx sockets on sale and bought both. I have...
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    Beamerbalancer

    Is there a pictorial somewhere to help me construct a Beamerbalancer axle substitute? I have the roller bearings and fixture to hold the wheel, but I'm still strugglin' over centering the wheels...
  17. Thread: oil filters

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    oil filters

    I stopped at a biker consignment shop; the owner was glad to see his first BMW riding customer and showed me the oil filters he thought I needed. Hmm, not for my R1100!

    Who uses these?: Fram...
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    oil filters

    I stopped at a biker consignment shop; the owner was glad to see his first BMW riding customer and showed me the oil filters he thought I needed. Hmm, not for my R1100!

    Who uses these?: Fram...
  19. Thread: Spare Bulb?

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    The headlight in my R1100RT is pretty easy to...

    The headlight in my R1100RT is pretty easy to change; just turn the h'bar to lock and reach into the abyss. It helps to have a decent flashlight, too.....
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    It died in the rain....

    My R1100RT ran fine all day while on vacation in the Catskills last week, and on the way back to camp we rode in the rain for over 50 miles.

    LESS THAN A MILE FROM HOME it bucked twice (like a...
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    Confused?

    I retorqued the head bolts, and adjusted the valves afterward. Scooter doesn't drip on the garage floor anymore, but still covers the shift lever and brake lever with goo (with no bodywork...
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    Thanks, David.... That should help me find more...

    Thanks, David.... That should help me find more info.

    Sully
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    RT brake pedal mounting panel

    Hi y'all,

    After re-torquing the heads on my RT, I've found less leaking in that area. However, I'd like to pull off those silver plates on which are mounted the foot pegs and the rear brake lever,...
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    I think it means that some hamfist used an SAE...

    I think it means that some hamfist used an SAE sized Allen instead of a metric wrench.

    I found that metric Allen wrenches fit a Torx head in a pinch....

    Sully
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    After adjusting my RT's valves 2 weeks ago, I was...

    After adjusting my RT's valves 2 weeks ago, I was still unhappy about the amount of oil leaking onto my garage floor. I tore it apart again last night and retorqued the heads. No surprise, I needed...
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