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    Totally out on a limb here, but it sounds like...

    Totally out on a limb here, but it sounds like there's some extra gear whine going that follows the engine revs. I have heard of people talk of similar noises when the water pump drive gears started...
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    My understanding is that you never disconnect a...

    My understanding is that you never disconnect a battery from an engine running an alternator. The battery helps keep the charging output stable and without it you're likely to damage it the R/R or...
  3. AFAIK the ECU will require programming that only...

    AFAIK the ECU will require programming that only a dealer can do on a network connected computer, and they will only program new parts that they supply. Part of this is just general coding to...
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    This is out of the manual for the 800GS I...

    This is out of the manual for the 800GS I recently sold. Pretty much the same as the 900, power reduction for using lower grade of fuel.

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    They wouldn't elaborate but I do still wonder if...

    They wouldn't elaborate but I do still wonder if there is an 'actual' change or if the lower rating is what will happen when people inevitably run 87 octane in place of 91/92. The user manuals have...
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    Coming back to this now that I've got an answer...

    Coming back to this now that I've got an answer to the HP rating discrepancy. BMW customer service for USA has said they loaded a different map for the US market bikes to accommodate 'poor US fuel...
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    So, I've had this thought. Conti does make the...

    So, I've had this thought. Conti does make the TKC 80 in sizes that will fit the XR. It's not going to clear logs or rocks, but with a little extra grip I bet it would rip up the dirt roads. The...
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    Caps lock got stuck there did it? Actually, if...

    Caps lock got stuck there did it? Actually, if the side stand switch failed, then the slam is the engine cutting while trying to engage a gear, and I've heard it described that way by others. ...
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    I second the idea of a failed side stand switch,...

    I second the idea of a failed side stand switch, that's exactly what would happen if you were to put it into gear with the side stand down and that's the state they will fail in.
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    FWIW, the resistance of the factory heater...

    FWIW, the resistance of the factory heater element is the same as most aftermarket grip heater kits. Meaning if yours is completely trashed, you should be able to pick up a generic grip heater DIY...
  11. Thread: I am getting out

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    We haven't even talked out the door pricing yet,...

    We haven't even talked out the door pricing yet, I just gave them a cash deposit to order one for me that had the highest factory option package. Frankly, I'm not going to press them on pricing,...
  12. Thread: I am getting out

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    I test rode the S1000XR and F900XR back to back,...

    I test rode the S1000XR and F900XR back to back, the S1000 would not be fun for 90% of the riding that I do in the Bay Area. The F900 however was spot on, just waiting for Berlin to open back up and...
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    Well I'm going off the OPs word on the F700, but...

    Well I'm going off the OPs word on the F700, but the F800GS are most certainly aluminum. Why? Dunno, ask BMW.
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    Ah yes, saying that would have made a difference....

    Ah yes, saying that would have made a difference. About 5 minutes worth of google searching and I'm confident saying this was the work of someone on this thread making a wish list and well, you know...
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    The stock spacers are aluminum and the bearing...

    The stock spacers are aluminum and the bearing seals will wear a groove in them over time. This will lead to premature bearing failure if not dealt with and stainless steel spacers eliminate the...
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    On the topic of air purifiers, I run a free...

    On the topic of air purifiers, I run a free standing purifier with a HEPA cartridge and charcoal pre-filter in the bedroom at night. It does WONDERS for my wife and myself when it comes to...
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    First off, you have an 800GS/A, meaning a tire...

    First off, you have an 800GS/A, meaning a tire plug kit isn't going to help you since you bike uses tubes, unless one was converted, I couldn't tell if that's what you meant in your post. For tubed...
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    You're kidding right? There are threads and...

    You're kidding right? There are threads and videos all over the internet covering both the F900XR and the F900R. I've test ridden the XR and have one on order. I'd have it right now if the Berlin...
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    https://sealmate.net/

    https://sealmate.net/ <- this has worked for me in the past, but if the seals are original then with nearly 80k miles I would replace them, if for no other reason than an excuse to change out the...
  20. Thread: Test Ride?

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    It really depends on the dealer. Around here...

    It really depends on the dealer. Around here (Bay Area, Cali) most Euro brands have dealerships that are very accommodating to test rides, but virtually none of the Japanese market bikes allow test...
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    Sounds like the stance the UK was talking about a...

    Sounds like the stance the UK was talking about a month or so back, ya know, before Boris went into the ICU :rolleyes:

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  22. No, but it does have a pressure sensitive seat. ...

    No, but it does have a pressure sensitive seat. When you sit down, it turns on a fan with deodorizer to mask all the horrible things I do it. I do have some self control though, I didn't spend the...
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    Just looked up more info on those Bike Master...

    Just looked up more info on those Bike Master rotors I mentioned. The company making them is/was NG from Spain. Like I said, common OE supplier for many other brands, including my last Suzuki. ...
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    I'm willing to bet that the O2 sensor is your...

    I'm willing to bet that the O2 sensor is your typical Bosch unit and should be pretty easy to find from any source. All Balls has a fork seal kit, though I'd get measurements and try to hunt down an...
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    I agree that I don't think the XR is a...

    I agree that I don't think the XR is a replacement for any of the pre existing 800s, it's something entirely new Adventure Touring is as good a name as any. I'm not even sure I'd put it in the same...
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