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Old 05-09-2013, 07:56 PM   #16291
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Just go buy a used spare and box it up with tools ready for shipment... This causes the current unit took work flawlessly for many miles .
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:46 PM   #16292
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Location, location, location

Mine went out 100 miles from home and the wife rescued me with a uhaul. But I was on my way home from the Arctic Ocean.
there are places on those northern roads where the cost of having someone pick up the bike with a rollback and haul it to a BMW dealer would be more than the bike is worth.
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:27 AM   #16293
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Just go buy a used spare and box it up with tools ready for shipment... This causes the current unit took work flawlessly for many miles .


Funny how that works, carry a spare and part will never fail. Leave spare at home one damn time.....


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I actually really love BMW's. Probably my favorite bikes ever were my k100rs, r1100r and my 3 GS bikes.

That being said, here is a picture of my 1150GS coming back from Alaska.
I have ridden a couple of the boxers and really like them overall, but not something on my "got to have it" list.

And all I could think when I saw your pic was, "Is his tire melting?"
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:56 AM   #16294
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After hundreds of thousands of BMW miles

I experienced a rear failure, in a remote part of TN. No dealers, etc so u-hauled it home. Frustrating part was no warning, went from fine to wow the rear end feels weird with no warning. And like Brian, I put a new rear end on it and it failed on the next owner about 10K miles later....

But as a good friend pointed out, after 25 plus years of relatively big miles on airheads, K bikes, and oilheads, it was the ONLY time I was ever stranded (never even had a flat tire). So if I run the averages BMW's are pretty darn good!

But after putting some good miles on a VStrom, FJR, and now S10 , I'm hooked on Japanese bikes. Fuel, oil changes, go riding, repeat......

Sold the last BMW from the garage back in January.....but all bikes are great fun (well, I've never really ridden any cruisers except when teaching MSF, but I don't like the riding position...)

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It was repaired by a BMW shop and I sold the bike almost right away. New owner let me know that it failed again on him just a few months later.

With the FD you can go from everything is fine to you're screwed in just a few minutes.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:58 AM   #16295
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Any of you guys have a FD failure since their return to a vented system?
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:10 AM   #16296
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Any of you guys have a FD failure since their return to a vented system?
I wouldn't worry to much about it mate. The FD failures are kind of like the Buell XB crank failures. Never know if you got a bad one until it fails.
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:17 AM   #16297
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xr650r help

guys,

I ordered a 200w ricky stator for xr650r, it is a dual 100w output. question is can I run one leg to my Bajadesigns kit and hard wire the second leg to a 12v charger?
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:34 AM   #16298
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I experienced a rear failure, in a remote part of TN. No dealers, etc so u-hauled it home. Frustrating part was no warning, went from fine to wow the rear end feels weird with no warning. And like Brian, I put a new rear end on it and it failed on the next owner about 10K miles later....

But as a good friend pointed out, after 25 plus years of relatively big miles on airheads, K bikes, and oilheads, it was the ONLY time I was ever stranded (never even had a flat tire). So if I run the averages BMW's are pretty darn good!

But after putting some good miles on a VStrom, FJR, and now S10 , I'm hooked on Japanese bikes. Fuel, oil changes, go riding, repeat......

Sold the last BMW from the garage back in January.....but all bikes are great fun (well, I've never really ridden any cruisers except when teaching MSF, but I don't like the riding position...)
Yes, overall BMWs were very good to me and there is some truth to what people say when they talk about Harleys and BMWs having a soul. While the FJR is completely add oil, gas, ride repeat I have no emotional attachment to it like I did with my German bikes.

Did the V-Strom thing also, ride an FJR now and sometimes dream about an S-10.
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:35 AM   #16299
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Anyone know of a good locksmith locally that can make duplicate of motorcycle keys?
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:36 PM   #16300
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Anyone know of a good locksmith locally that can make duplicate of motorcycle keys?
I know of one on the peninsula, but that might not help you. My guy will even do the fancy laser-cut keys found in Ducati's and Aprilias.

http://www.lightslockandkeyva.com/
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:12 PM   #16301
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Never had a hexhead or newer BMW.

I wouldn't worry, you bought a bike you like - you should ride the heck out of it! Every bike has it's pluses and minuses.

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Old 05-11-2013, 01:16 PM   #16302
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There's a small shop on V.B. Blvd.

near Kempsville Rd. called Metro locksmithing I think it is. He's made a Suzuki key I couldn't have made anywhere else in the area, and also a Harley key for like $20 cheaper than what the dealer wanted. I highly recommend this shop. They're good and they're cheap!

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Old 05-11-2013, 01:42 PM   #16303
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I have had good luck with Keys West on Holland and S. Plaza. Does it need a special blank?
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:30 PM   #16304
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What am I doing wrong with my seating position that top of my buttcrack is sore? Or is that just the result of doing 430 miles in the first 5 days of having a motorcycle?
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:44 PM   #16305
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What am I doing wrong with my seating position that top of my buttcrack is sore? Or is that just the result of doing 430 miles in the first 5 days of having a motorcycle?
Oh, this could so many places.....................

Are you wearing pants? Maybe its wind burn?
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