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#883960 - 05/12/14 01:26 PM Any "Might as well" suggestions  
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I'm finally doing the MCcruise add on to my 04 RT and as long as this bike is stripped down like it is (and I do mean naked)are there any other "jobs" I should do while I'm in there ? I would like to work on the speedo cold whine but if its in the head unit I'm not sure I could cure it. All mechanical maintenance is up to date and I got a new battery so I'm asking the collective if there are things I "might as well do" while all the tupperware is off that I'm not thinking of ?


A point in every direction is the same as no point at all. 04 R1150RT Piedmont Red
#883963 - 05/12/14 01:36 PM Re: Any "Might as well" suggestions [Re: ozmojo]  
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My winter project includes these two:
Swap the plastic fuel line disconnects with the brass ones. Replace the original brake lines with braided SS.
Maybe your '04 is already done.


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#883993 - 05/12/14 03:59 PM Re: Any "Might as well" suggestions [Re: greiffster]  
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Can we assume the brake servo and clutch have been bleed? In tank filter and or fuel lines.Throttle body sync. I guess it depends what all mechanical means. Alternator belt?

#884017 - 05/12/14 06:13 PM Re: Any "Might as well" suggestions [Re: ozmojo]  
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Ball joint boot in tact/undamaged?


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#884117 - 05/13/14 02:59 AM Re: Any "Might as well" suggestions [Re: ozmojo]  
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Hi. Please excuse my ignorance, I'm new around here. What is the MCcruise add-on?


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#884137 - 05/13/14 05:06 AM Re: Any "Might as well" suggestions [Re: 2krtee]  
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That's the aftermarket electronic cruise control. About $1K US for BMW bikes. See mccruise.com


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#884148 - 05/13/14 10:16 AM Re: Any "Might as well" suggestions [Re: TheOtherLee]  
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Here are some things that can fail without warning, from my '04 RT with 30K miles:

1) in-tank fuel hoses-replaced all after catastrophic failure
2) clutch slave cylinder-has soar, replaced, cylinder was leaking
3) Hall effect sensor-replaced, probably okay
4) transmission input shaft-checked play through starter opening, 1/16 play at clutch perimeter

If I bought an Oilhead and the in-tank hoses hadn't been replaced I'd just do it. and probably the slave and HES too.

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#884235 - 05/13/14 05:06 PM Re: Any "Might as well" suggestions [Re: roger 04 rt]  
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Some good suggestions from you guys. I am going to pull the starter to lube the shaft so I'll check the tranny input shaft then, that was a good idea.The brakes were bled in Oct. so I'm not doing anything this year to them maybe next year. The fuel filter was done at the same time and I didn't see anything in the hoses to give me any concerns and as for H.E.S. I'll face that when and if it happens. I do have a new alt. belt so I'll look at that too and I'll check out the shocks. The quick connects were replaced already and as a alert to everyone make sure you place the release tabs in a spot were they won't get bumped from normal riding... you wont like what happens if they come apart when you're on the the road . When I tore this girl down I was amazed at how much muck and pea gravel was imbedded in the engine area, gonna have to invest in a fender extender. Thanks for all your ideas and suggestions and keep'em coming.


A point in every direction is the same as no point at all. 04 R1150RT Piedmont Red
#884254 - 05/13/14 07:17 PM Re: Any "Might as well" suggestions [Re: greiffster]  
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Originally Posted By: greiffster
My winter project includes these two:
Swap the plastic fuel line disconnects with the brass ones. Replace the original brake lines with braided SS.
Maybe your '04 is already done.


Funny you should say that. I just got my '04 R1150RT modded with those same items. Had it in for a service at BCW-SF and Dave suggested braided lines and metal fittings for the fuel system.


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#884255 - 05/13/14 07:29 PM Re: Any "Might as well" suggestions [Re: ozmojo]  
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Originally Posted By: ozmojo
clip-- The fuel filter was done at the same time and I didn't see anything in the hoses to give me any concerns and as for H.E.S. I'll face that when and if it happens. I--clip


Afternoon Ozmojo

On the in-tank fuel hoses --those are submersible hoses so really won't show much of any signs of impending failure. They usually fail from the inside out with the last thing to fail being a blowout in the outer hose layer.

If yours are original they could fail on about any ride be it near or far.

On the HES-- the late 1150 really didn't have much of any issue with the HES as the later wiring is much more robust. The HES itself seldom fails, it's the wire pigtail insulation that usually fails on the early HES systems.

About the only thing I have seen, HES wise, on the later 1150's is an incorrect pigtail clip & BMW had a service bulletin on that & how to correct.


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