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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:36 PM
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Posted By windowto
The front beaks are known to break and were...

The front beaks are known to break and were replaced for some owners under warranty with (supposedly) beefier ones. However, this is one of those "silent" recalls, where most dealers will tell you...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:32 PM
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Posted By windowto
While it is an involved procedure, it shouldn't...

While it is an involved procedure, it shouldn't be a problem for a competent shop. It is only 2-3 steps beyond what has to be done for valve-clearance check (a regular scheduled maintenance item)....
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:07 AM
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Posted By windowto
Mylastbike, Next time you fill up, take a...

Mylastbike,

Next time you fill up, take a look at your watch and see how long you leave the engine NOT running. After that simulate the fill up without actually filling up. This way you can see if...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:46 AM
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Posted By windowto
How about "Awesome Bustard"?:1drink

How about "Awesome Bustard"?:1drink
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:12 AM
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Posted By windowto
No offense taken. However, I am afraid your...

No offense taken. However, I am afraid your information is not correct. First of all, I always fill up to the brim, if I plan to ride right away, I don't need room for expansion. This never affects...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 06:26 PM
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Posted By windowto
Are these the folding type? How much and where to...

Are these the folding type? How much and where to get them?

Thank you
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 07:31 PM
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Posted By windowto
They will replace it under warranty, but I'd stay...

They will replace it under warranty, but I'd stay away from the OEM battery, it's garbage. My personal recommendation is Mottobatt MB12U. It's a great AGM battery with 15Ah cpacity (vs. 12Ah OEM)....
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 09:58 AM
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Posted By windowto
They are labeled well, it's just that people some...

They are labeled well, it's just that people some times don't notice in their excitement to install the new battery. This particular battery will fit perfectly in L/R, or R/L positions. This is why...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 05:17 AM
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Posted By windowto
You're going to really like it. Just make sure...

You're going to really like it. Just make sure you wiggle it a little to get it all the way in the battery tray. Fits like a glove:).

AND pay attention to the polarity;)! It is easy to connect...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 08:01 PM
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Posted By windowto
For your sake, I hope you are right. Because the...

For your sake, I hope you are right. Because the overflow valve is supposed to throw fluid into the overflow tank.
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 06:48 AM
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Posted By windowto
Below is the coolant I used for my coolant...

Below is the coolant I used for my coolant change. It complies with all the BMW requirements (phosphate, silicate, nitrate, and borate free; extended life; aluminum heads, etc.). It says you can mix...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 06:52 PM
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Posted By windowto
Check your water pump for leakage. That is where...

Check your water pump for leakage. That is where the drain hole is (on the left side). I sure hope it's not leaking, but it could be. And no, running at 75 is not a big deal for this bike.
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 04:10 PM
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Posted By windowto
+1

+1
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 10:36 AM
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Posted By windowto
And then see if it comes out of the exhaust or...

And then see if it comes out of the exhaust or the intake... Hopefully neither.
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 08:25 PM
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Posted By windowto
CTDan, There is an accessory outlet on the...

CTDan,

There is an accessory outlet on the bike, it is a BMW outlet on the left side of the frame in front of the fuel tank. It is normally used for heated gear and such. I am not sure, but I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 03:14 PM
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Posted By windowto
Yes, the relay are easy to come by. Autozone, or...

Yes, the relay are easy to come by. Autozone, or Amazon etc. will have them and they cost only a few dollars. I am sure many will chime in with particular suggestions.
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 02:57 PM
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Posted By windowto
I wish I could give you an easy answer, but I...

I wish I could give you an easy answer, but I can't. You can tap into the tail light harness where the harness crosses over from left to right under the seat, but those are very delicate wires. Or...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 02:43 PM
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Posted By windowto
I think, if you connect it to the red, it's the...

I think, if you connect it to the red, it's the same as connecting straight to the battery (your GPS will be continuously powered, even with the ignition in the OFF position). If you connect it to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 07:37 AM
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Posted By windowto
That is about what I get. If I drop into the 50s,...

That is about what I get. If I drop into the 50s, I can get 70-73 mpg.
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 05:26 AM
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Posted By windowto
You can make it comfortably at 55mph, if you go...

You can make it comfortably at 55mph, if you go 70-75, you'll be arriving on fumes. One thing is for sure (on my bike at least), when the light comes on, you have exactly one gallon left. So,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 08:42 PM
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Posted By windowto
Before 61712400.

Before 61712400.
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 04:26 PM
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Posted By windowto
The hot start issue has to do with different...

The hot start issue has to do with different expansion and contraction rates of different metals. So, if you just shut down and fire it back up, it will start fine because all the parts are basically...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 09:35 PM
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Posted By windowto
Just keep on riding. Put a plug with a copper...

Just keep on riding. Put a plug with a copper washer in the hole. I would think many of us had bikes that didn't have neutral light anyway. Wait for a more compelling reason to split the case;).
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 06:48 PM
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Posted By windowto
:1drink

:1drink
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 05:22 PM
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Posted By windowto
It gets better when the bike is warm (thinner...

It gets better when the bike is warm (thinner oil), but it is still a factor. Remember, the gear box has no synchronizes. While the gears are constantly meshed, it's the selectors that slam into the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 04:34 PM
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Posted By windowto
My bet goes to the fact that the clutch does not...

My bet goes to the fact that the clutch does not disengage completely. Same goes for the Sertao. The gears are loaded even when the clutch is pulled, thus the clunky shifting. You can really feel how...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 03:19 PM
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Posted By windowto
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 08:03 AM
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Posted By windowto
Gundy, It is not the oil change, but the...

Gundy,

It is not the oil change, but the idling that does the reset.
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 05:01 AM
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Posted By windowto
I believe that is AT LEAST 3 minutes. Which...

I believe that is AT LEAST 3 minutes. Which means that they want the engine nice and hot. So, if you check the oil after an hour, or a day of riding, you should be good.

I don't think the oil...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 06:17 AM
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Posted By windowto
+1!

+1!
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 06:32 PM
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Posted By windowto
They are either trying to get out of doing it, or...

They are either trying to get out of doing it, or simply don't know what they are talking about. Anyway, you might not want them doing the bulletin and learning about it on your bike. Find another...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 01:54 PM
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Posted By windowto
While the Shorai is great for weight savings, it...

While the Shorai is great for weight savings, it has its own shortcomings. And I assure you that it does not have real 14AH;).

I was originally going to go Shorai as well, but decided against it...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 01:51 PM
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Posted By windowto
You can PM me and I'll email you the BMW bulletin...

You can PM me and I'll email you the BMW bulletin regarding the decompression lever (the hot start issue) fix. As for the other part of your question, you can probably look at WayneC1 website...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 01:47 PM
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Posted By windowto
No, it weights the same, maybe even a half pound...

No, it weights the same, maybe even a half pound more, but well worth it in power, reliability, and capacity
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 09:33 AM
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Posted By windowto
That sucks, but you'll be really happy after the...

That sucks, but you'll be really happy after the fix. Mine starts reliably every time now.

As for the battery, I strongly recommend the Mottobat MB12U battery. It is $82 AGM with 15Amp Hour...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 08:29 AM
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Posted By windowto
Thanks Wayne, The only remark I have is...

Thanks Wayne,

The only remark I have is that the 1.5 inch bolt was a little short for the job. I took a 2 inch bolt and cut about a quarter inch of of it.
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 05:12 AM
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Posted By windowto
The Dakar fits perfectly.

The Dakar fits perfectly.
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 02:44 AM
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Posted By windowto
Here is the part number from the bottom one,...

Here is the part number from the bottom one, which I believe to be identical to the one you are looking for:
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Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 08:31 AM
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Posted By windowto
I think you are correct. Wunderlich sells...

I think you are correct. Wunderlich sells aftermarket mirrors for the 2011+ G series. If you look at the applications tab, you'll see that they don't include the F-single series there. So probably...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 07:58 AM
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Posted By windowto
That would require tearing myself away from the...

That would require tearing myself away from the keyboard... Nah...:lol3 Do you want me to measure the thickness of the mirror arm? I am not unscrewing it and I wouldn't know how to measure the...
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