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Wetheads
07/22/18 06:44 AM
I've had 2 wetheads. Both had a period where they were reluctant to start, either crank longer than usual or needed a couple tries. IIRC it started somewhere around 6K miles and lasted a couple of thousand miles (a couple of months). I store my bike in an unheated garage facing o...
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Ride and Event Planning
07/22/18 06:39 AM
Thanks Don. The doc called it frozen shoulder. Haha, he didn't even take X-rays. The motion is already much improved after only two weeks. I can now put on and take off a button up shirt with almost no pain....
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Wetheads
07/22/18 06:34 AM
When I had my RT with keyless ignition, I sewed a tether in the pocket with a clip on the end. Clipped the fob to the tether, which was long enough to reach the seat lock. I'm ATGATT so I always had my gear on, and I always had the fob with me. The only issue was my phone - it ...
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The Official 2018 BMWST UnRally Forum
07/22/18 05:33 AM
I’m having fun watching everyone converge. I was planning to go from Belgrade MT to Ten Sleep WY tomorrow.... but my “new” Ducati has decided it needs to leak both oil (blown pressure switch/sensor) and DOT 4 (clutch slave). Sigh. It’s probably pissed that I took it over ...
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Hexheads
07/22/18 04:30 AM
Originally Posted by GroceryRunBeemer Bits ( beemerbits.com) has a CNC machined throttle body cam kit available for $450. You get 2 cams, enought for one motorcycle. A little drilling is needed to install the provided pins; However, if you feel squeamish about the drilling, Beeme...
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Hexheads
07/22/18 04:25 AM
Originally Posted by upfiskStarted our 2 RTs this spring and my '09 R1200RT was leaking. We had the fuel pump recall fix done to both bikes in '14. Gary's bike had enough cracks that he got the new fuel pump installed. Mine had one minor crack and got the reinforcing ring. When m...
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The Official 2018 BMWST UnRally Forum
07/22/18 02:03 AM
I am listed as 1 and I am at the UN KOA Alan...
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The Official 2018 BMWST UnRally Forum
07/22/18 02:01 AM
Andy, Alan & Randy arrived safely around 5pm local time...
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Wetheads
07/21/18 11:15 PM
Has any one else had this happen to them? Today I removed both the bags from 2015 RT to was the bike. Now both cases will not lock back onto the bike. This happened to me three weeks ago with one case. I had to open up the case to assist the mechanism back into place. T...
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Hexheads
07/21/18 10:49 PM
Beemer Bits ( beemerbits.com) has a CNC machined throttle body cam kit available for $450. You get 2 cams, enought for one motorcycle. A little drilling is needed to install the provided pins; However, if you feel squeamish about the drilling, Beemer Bits will install for an addi...
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Bike Related Things
07/21/18 09:09 PM
Originally Posted by Hank R1200RT I rode between two yellow barrier posts and the left one tapped my saddlebag city lid. The impact sheared off the internal front top flange which is used to center the lid into the fixed part of the saddle bag. Nothing is cracked in the lid and t...
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Bike Related Things
07/21/18 08:53 PM
Buy the one that firs you the best after trying on several. Cost should not be the object, you are talking about protecting your head....
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Motorcycle Talk
07/21/18 08:24 PM
Originally Posted by PonchOriginally Posted by TEWKSI think performance wise a BMW GS would run circles around it. Then again, adventure bikes aren't really all about that IMO. I think it'd be an interesting ride for sure, especially if you could snag it for 6K. Pat Truth is t...
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Oilheads
07/21/18 08:24 PM
Originally Posted by The FabricatorI experienced un-smooth shifting on my 2000 R1150gs. Comming off a 1977 R100/7, I was used to clunky shifting, but not wanting to accept it. I knew the FI cut off fuel with the throttle closed. On the old bike, when I come down mountain passe...
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Motorcycle Talk
07/21/18 08:21 PM
Yup, ADV bikes for the most part fit the big & tall guys very well. Think you'd like one a lot! Pat...
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The Official 2018 BMWST UnRally Forum
07/21/18 08:17 PM
That's awesome, Bob! I know you're on the road so I'll toss you a stand-in photo till ya get back! Pat...
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Hexheads
07/21/18 07:56 PM
Finally got this in to the dealer. The throttle body is covered under the extended warranty so I will get a new one. I also had the fuel strip replaced....
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Oilheads
07/21/18 07:29 PM
I experienced un-smooth shifting on my 2000 R1150gs. Comming off a 1977 R100/7, I was used to clunky shifting, but not wanting to accept it. I knew the FI cut off fuel with the throttle closed. On the old bike, when I come down mountain passes, I just love selecting a high gea...
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The Official 2018 BMWST UnRally Forum
07/21/18 06:58 PM
Since Pat would not sell me his, I was forced to by a 2018, Triple Black, low suspension GSA!😄...
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Motorcycle Talk
07/21/18 06:46 PM
Originally Posted by TEWKSI think performance wise a BMW GS would run circles around it. Then again, adventure bikes aren't really all about that IMO. I think it'd be an interesting ride for sure, especially if you could snag it for 6K. Pat Truth is that whatever I get in the ...
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Motorcycle Talk
07/21/18 06:23 PM
I think performance wise a BMW GS would run circles around it. Then again, adventure bikes aren't really all about that IMO. I think it'd be an interesting ride for sure, especially if you could snag it for 6K. Pat...
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Hexheads
07/21/18 06:09 PM
Thanks Tri750, He just ordered from Bing a couple of days ago. Glad they started making replacement parts available. It's in my Favorites.....
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Motorcycle Talk
07/21/18 06:07 PM
That should have bags too. I've been wondering about MG lately. I wonder if the switch would be worth it......
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Motorcycle Talk
07/21/18 05:51 PM
Care to make a Pass at a nice Stelvio? $7K Pat...
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Oilheads
07/21/18 05:36 PM
I have tried all the techniques that are said to work for shifting. (Talking about shifting the R1100) I have found that low speed low RPM shifting is the hardest thing to do. When I am running it hard then it shifts just fine. It is the in town low speed lower RPM shift tha...
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