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Old 12-29-2009, 11:41 AM   #1351
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I don't think you want to run the FI bikes out of gas, not so much because of the fuel injector but because - as I understand it - the fuel pump is lubricated by gas and if run dry it could damage or grenade the pump.

Just sayin'...
I'd rather never run dry, but I've done it (bone dry) 3 times and haven't experienced any problems with the fuelpump. Hope nothing happens [crossing fingers]
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Old 12-29-2009, 12:52 PM   #1352
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Did you reconnect the air temp sensor on the snorkel after you changed the filter?

Leave that disconnected, and she'll run richer than normal.
i taught i did bit it may be not fully connected or not fitting right as i have taken it off good few times now when working on bike
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Old 12-29-2009, 12:53 PM   #1353
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Yup. I enjoy ethanol free fuel here. I carefully measured the difference at almost 4.5% over several summer months clocked on the same commute, same general conditions. That's significant to my wallet.
not sure what story is here but still ireland eb same as uk and they all have had no prob
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:40 AM   #1354
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got it unlocked!

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Push and pull on the bars while turning the key. It can sometimes stick.
Got it unlocked. I used the other key. Turned easy. Lucky I didn't bust off the other key. Happy New Year.
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:47 AM   #1355
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Got it unlocked. I used the other key. Turned easy. Lucky I didn't bust off the other key. Happy New Year.
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Whatcha go there, a valet key? Opens the trunk but nothing else?
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:55 AM   #1356
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Hmmmm. One key is a normal looking BMW MC key. That is the one that unlocked the steering. The one that locks but won't unlock is a round metal cylinder, the size of a plastic soda bottle top, with a key sticking out of it. Is that a valet key? It unlocks the trunk, starts the bike, and locks the wheel.

Any problems using 10% ethanol blend fuel? It's hard to find non-blended fuel in my area with octane above 87.
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Old 12-30-2009, 10:14 AM   #1357
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Hmmmm. One key is a normal looking BMW MC key. That is the one that unlocked the steering. The one that locks but won't unlock is a round metal cylinder, the size of a plastic soda bottle top, with a key sticking out of it. Is that a valet key? It unlocks the trunk, starts the bike, and locks the wheel.

Any problems using 10% ethanol blend fuel? It's hard to find non-blended fuel in my area with octane above 87.
Seems odd that it will do everything but unlock the forks. Both of my keys work identical. I have only owned my bike since April so don't have the back ground that others do. Perhaps a stop at your local dealer can at least tell you what the key is for, especially since they look different.

I only burn 87 octane fuel and have no issues with it. All of my other bikes I have always burned the highest octane I could get but after reading here and on the chain gang site it was highly encouraged to stick with 87. Great mileage (high of 68, low of 59) and no performance trouble at all. I ride a sea level most of the time but have been up to over 10,000 and flawless performance in every condition.
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:08 AM   #1358
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Hmmmm. One key is a normal looking BMW MC key. That is the one that unlocked the steering. The one that locks but won't unlock is a round metal cylinder, the size of a plastic soda bottle top, with a key sticking out of it. Is that a valet key? It unlocks the trunk, starts the bike, and locks the wheel.
Looks like your previous owner bought one of these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Key-H...Q5fAccessories

Same key just customized.
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Old 12-30-2009, 02:06 PM   #1359
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Anone else having probs with fuel MPG. i am getting 140miles before fuel light comming on where as i know should be getting a lot higher till it gets that low for light go on.

is there anything that you have seen that may cause this?
The float switch that controls the fuel light is adjustable therefore the mileage at which it comes on is no indicator of fuel consumption.
Take note of how much fuel is needed to top up the tank and work out the mileage from that.
If it proves to be excessive,then there are some fairly simple things to check but
get the MPG first!

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Old 12-30-2009, 07:20 PM   #1360
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Looks like your previous owner bought one of these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Key-H...Q5fAccessories

Same key just customized.
That's the key I've got. On close examination, the fancy farkle fob doesn't allow the key to go into the cylinder fully. Just enough difference to cause trouble.
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:41 PM   #1361
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That's the key I've got. On close examination, the fancy farkle fob doesn't allow the key to go into the cylinder fully. Just enough difference to cause trouble.
Don't you hate farkles that screw you up and make you wonder what is wrong? All for nothing.

Great that you figured it out before it stranded you.
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:22 PM   #1362
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temp sensor

Just a quick heads up. I'm not sure if this is common knowledge, the fan has stopped working so I checked everything, putting 12v onto fan and it worked, checked wiring and fuses all OK so thought it must be the sensor.If you unplug the sensor the fan stays on permanently while the engine is running, OK not a cure but if your somewhere relatively hot it's better to have it on all the time rather than not at all.

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Old 12-31-2009, 10:02 AM   #1363
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone!
I'm starting it out right with a wintry ride on my baby, all decked out with new Ohlins and new progressive wound front springs I gave her for Christmas. I'm excited!
What did you give your baby?
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Old 12-31-2009, 10:12 AM   #1364
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Happy New Year, everyone!
I'm starting it out right with a wintry ride on my baby, all decked out with new Ohlins and new progressive wound front springs I gave her for Christmas. I'm excited!
What did you give your baby?
Suspension front and rear, Racetech springs and emulators already installed awaiting the return of the Sasquatch rebuild for the rear. Also having the seat redone by XPC with alittle custom embroidery on it.
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Old 12-31-2009, 10:16 AM   #1365
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Suspension front and rear, Racetech springs and emulators already installed awaiting the return of the Sasquatch rebuild for the rear. Also having the seat redone by XPC with alittle custom embroidery on it.
Awesome. I've been in line for a Renazco seat for months. It won't be built until sometime in March.
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