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    Thanks for all the replies. Interesting point...

    Thanks for all the replies. Interesting point about the rubber shine Daboo. I haven't used any chemicals on the bike, apart from bike shampoo and water. I had thought about the fork protectors, but...
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    Thanks for having a look Chris. Both seals show...

    Thanks for having a look Chris. Both seals show the same deterioration. I was a bit miffed with such a low mileage, and the bike is garaged so not much exposure to UV. I sent the details and pictures...
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    Front fork dust covers

    Hi all, I just checked my front fork dust covers and found what appear to be small cracks all around the outside perimeter of the lips. Hopefully you can see this in the pic. The bike is just under 2...
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    I had a bit of a rattle from the exhaust on my...

    I had a bit of a rattle from the exhaust on my old GT. Like Womble's, it wasn't too annoying and went away when the engine was running at speed. I checked all the connections and they were fine....
  5. The GT doesn't have dynamic ESA (Electronic...

    The GT doesn't have dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment). It has basic ESA which you set yourself to a setting of comfort, normal or sport. If you have this, there will be a rocker switch...
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    I also looked at my bike and the only thing that...

    I also looked at my bike and the only thing that comes even close to the rotating sensor ring is the sensor itself. Was there any damage to the old sensor when you changed it? I also wondered,...
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    Tim - see my post above (Sept 6 last year). I...

    Tim - see my post above (Sept 6 last year). I tried the BMW high screen. It certainly reduced the wind blast, but increased turbulence so much I had to take it off. At around 70 mph I experienced so...
  8. My first GT came shod with Continentals. The rear...

    My first GT came shod with Continentals. The rear managed 6422 miles before it needed replacing. That was a mixture of commuting and a couple of long tours. I don't ride very hard nor carry a...
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    My orange GT had 15,000 tarmac miles when I sold...

    My orange GT had 15,000 tarmac miles when I sold it. The radiator and oil cooler had no damage at all and the oil filters showed no damage between services. However, paint was flaking off the bottom...
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    Yep, pannier rails are different and also...

    Yep, pannier rails are different and also interior section shape. The GT left pannier is moulded to fit around the exhaust. XR has the exhaust in a different position. FWIW the lids are probably the...
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    Last time I had a look for one of these I could...

    Last time I had a look for one of these I could only find the one at Hornig. Not UK based but delivery from Germany is quite fast.
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    I guess the chain maintenance would depend on how...

    I guess the chain maintenance would depend on how many miles you ride, the climate you ride in and how fastidious you are with the maintenance. All the rain in the UK means that the chain requires...
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    I had a look round the new XR the other week. On...

    I had a look round the new XR the other week. On paper, it seems to alleviate some of my small issues with the GT. It has a much lighter clutch, more upright bars and adjustable screen. In addition,...
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    Rear wiring harness

    I just replaced my tail light with the BMW LED version, which came with a new bit of wiring harness. I think I put the harness back in as per factory but just wanted to make sure. Would anyone be...
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    Kev, my 2018 bike just had this problem with the...

    Kev, my 2018 bike just had this problem with the lock, but in my case it came out completely. The dealer replaced the lock barrel, and tail housing to solve the problem. Apparently it's not a problem...
  16. Some interesting questions in this thread. As I...

    Some interesting questions in this thread. As I understand it, Glycol based brake fluid is hydroscopic and will, over time absorb moisture from the air through microscopic pores in the hydraulic...
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    Les, that seems odd. Why don't they stick with...

    Les, that seems odd. Why don't they stick with the standard BMW service schedule? BMW engineers devised it based on component and fluid life, so it seems to be a "rip off" to essentially halve the...
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    At 14,500 miles I was told my head and front...

    At 14,500 miles I was told my head and front wheel bearings were on the way out and needed replacing. Must be all those wheelies I pull and riding the motorcycle through so many adverse weather...
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    I had Wunderlich Vario levers on my F800ST. Same...

    I had Wunderlich Vario levers on my F800ST. Same OE lever set up to your bike I believe. They looked nice but didn't give me any advantage in clutch lever pull. On my current GT I have the BMW HP...
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    That doesn't look good at all Ted. These F models...

    That doesn't look good at all Ted. These F models seem to suffer from paint flaking. My 2013 GT suffered from flaking engine paint on the sump and around the sump plug when it reached 5 years old. It...
  21. Hi Yoav, I'm in agreement with Chris. GT screen...

    Hi Yoav, I'm in agreement with Chris. GT screen won't fit the ST. Ted, I fitted the GT touring screen for all of an hour and promptly returned to the standard screen. The touring screen made a...
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    Tedfred Sorry to hear of your experience. I'm...

    Tedfred

    Sorry to hear of your experience. I'm curious as to which dealer sold you the bike. Although I realise you may not want to divulge that info. The bike doesn't come with a puncture kit as...
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    The electric screen on my old R1200RT was great....

    The electric screen on my old R1200RT was great. You could fine tune it to get optimal performance in terms of buffeting and wind blast. The GT screen does buffet me a little but the trade off is a...
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    I was told that my head and front wheel bearings...

    I was told that my head and front wheel bearings were on the way out at 14,000 miles. I was shocked, because I'm quite a sedate rider (no wheelies). I checked them myself and couldn't find any...
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    Yes Kev, I need to change my avatar and get some...

    Yes Kev, I need to change my avatar and get some pics up. Bought it at the beginning of September and only ridden 50 miles on it so far. Have been away a lot with work. It's the blue one. I had...
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