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Old 07-01-2010, 04:45 PM   #61
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Swap the plugs -
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Old 07-01-2010, 04:57 PM   #62
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Swap the plugs -
The plugs only have 2500 miles on them. I'm thinking it may be the Hall effect unit working intermitently. I've been reading about heat from the engine making the wires brittle and opening up.
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:01 PM   #63
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I'd still try swapping the plugs with each other to see if one of them is bad -
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Old 07-02-2010, 06:28 AM   #64
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I was just looking at Max BMW's parts listings, and I noticed a cooling fan that mounts behind the oil cooler. Maybe for the RT P? Can this be added to a bike that didn't come with it? I sometimes sit in traffic and cringe as the oil temp rises.

Also, I tried the bike this morning and it started fine. Makes it near impossible to diagnose the problem.
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Old 07-02-2010, 10:48 AM   #65
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I don't see why you couldn't install a fan- could you post a link?

Don't know what to tell you about the starting issue. If it continues to start well it might simply have been corrected by reseating/regrounding the spark plugs.
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Old 07-02-2010, 11:03 AM   #66
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Link to Max BMW. http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fic...5&rnd=03192010

In the Cooling section, click the "Fan and additional mounting parts" section.

While removing the front cover from my moto, I noticed that there are tabs where it looks like a fan shroud may be mounted.

I think I'm going to put everything back together and go for a ride for a while, but stay near home. I'm tempted to change the HES, coil, and wires simply because of the age of the bike. I would just hate to throw $300 worth of parts at it and still have problems.
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Old 07-02-2010, 11:10 AM   #67
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I don't see why that would not work- you might have to wire it up to operate manually though.

Who knows? Maybe all of the bikes have the wiring in the fairing harness-
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Old 07-02-2010, 11:15 AM   #68
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I don't see why that would not work- you might have to wire it up to operate manually though.

Who knows? Maybe all of the bikes have the wiring in the fairing harness-
It is possible that the wiring is there. Sometimes they have one harness that would work every possible option, and just add the options that the original customer orders.

If not, I would just have a switch on the bars or dash.
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Old 07-02-2010, 01:27 PM   #69
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Everything's back together, and went for a ride. Ran exceptionally well. Got home, shut it off, and it restarted, though it did crank a bit longer than I would have liked. I'm probably just being hyper-sensitive, though.

You are probably right about reseating the wires Hondo. I ordered a coil, wires, and plugs from BeemerBoneyard and I'll do the fuel filter while the tank is off.
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Old 07-03-2010, 02:19 AM   #70
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I have just arrived home from my longest ride so far (not a big deal by your standards) but it's another step forward for me. We did a week on the bike that went from San Jose to Reno then out to Carson City, then down to Minded And out to Yerington, and back around Lake Tahoe, to Carson City and back home. All told it was five days, 1000 miles (and a few rest stops for fire water and gambling) not a world record by any means, But I am working at expanding my abilities

when I got back and I noticed that i have 12k Service around the cornerand probably a set of new tires at the same time. I went back and calculated the repair cost per mile for each mile i ride this bike and over the past year I average 87.5 cents per mile in repair costs (not counting gas or oil)

I have an "RT"question for the group....

do I have a lemon of an RT or is this just what it costs to run an RT..???

" am I throwing money at a dead hourse?


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Old 07-03-2010, 07:10 AM   #71
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I have just arrived home from my longest ride so far (not a big deal by your standards) but it's another step forward for me. We did a week on the bike that went from San Jose to Reno then out to Carson City, then down to Minded And out to Yerington, and back around Lake Tahoe, to Carson City and back home. All told it was five days, 1000 miles (and a few rest stops for fire water and gambling) not a world record by any means, But I am working at expanding my abilities

when I got back and I noticed that i have 12k Service around the cornerand probably a set of new tires at the same time. I went back and calculated the repair cost per mile for each mile i ride this bike and over the past year I average 87.5 cents per mile in repair costs (not counting gas or oil)

I have an "RT"question for the group....

do I have a lemon of an RT or is this just what it costs to run an RT..???

" am I throwing money at a dead hourse?


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Contrary to what most people think, you can operate a modern economy car for far less than you can a modern larger displacement motorcycle. BMWs fall into this group with one big exception, if you do your own work on them, including tire changes, the cost per mile can drop dramatically.
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Old 07-03-2010, 07:27 AM   #72
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Bonding with my new to me 03' RT


Why, you ask? Slipping clutch is the answer. Tranny seal/Slave cylinder leak tiz' the answer.


While I was in there I went ahead and replaced all 5 tranny seals and the slave cylinder


She be perfect now
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Old 07-03-2010, 03:04 PM   #73
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Old 07-04-2010, 03:40 AM   #74
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I have just arrived home from my longest ride so far (not a big deal by your standards) but it's another step forward for me. We did a week on the bike that went from San Jose to Reno then out to Carson City, then down to Minded And out to Yerington, and back around Lake Tahoe, to Carson City and back home. All told it was five days, 1000 miles (and a few rest stops for fire water and gambling) not a world record by any means, But I am working at expanding my abilities

when I got back and I noticed that i have 12k Service around the cornerand probably a set of new tires at the same time. I went back and calculated the repair cost per mile for each mile i ride this bike and over the past year I average 87.5 cents per mile in repair costs (not counting gas or oil)

I have an "RT"question for the group....

do I have a lemon of an RT or is this just what it costs to run an RT..???

" am I throwing money at a dead hourse?


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Eighty seven cents per mile not counting gas and oil? I don't believe it. What in hell did you buy?

87 cents per mile x 12,000 miles = $10440.00

No fracking way!

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Old 07-05-2010, 04:26 PM   #75
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[quote=XTrooper]Eighty seven cents per mile not counting gas and oil? I don't believe it. What in hell did you buy?


2003 R1150RT with 18,857miles on it
it looks great like new
most of the upgrades are on it at time of sale. service records checked out.

I asked that BMW check & replace oil & tranny fluid $100
First I had a break sensor go out. $150.
This lead to finding that the tranny seal was leaking $600
Then the rear shock went out (replaced with ohlins) $1000, installed & on sale (cheaper than the BMW shock)
Rewiring of the driving lights $300
Tires that seemed close to new are said to need to be replaced $600
24K service $700


Owned =1 year
Total mileage= 4000
Total repairs= $3500

$3500 divided by 4000 driven =87.5 cents per mile in repairs (not counting gas & oil,or up grades)


Now,
My question to the group is is this normal up keep cost for owning a BMW????
I have read this group and others before I got the my RT and got the impression that this bike was going to be
About as trouble free as a sundial..

How can some of you go around the world on a bike
And I have the same bike that needs to go to the dealer every other time it leaves my drive way.
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