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  1. It was certainly a bitch ... I had the drift used...

    It was certainly a bitch ... I had the drift used heat+cold still not so much fun...

    I've done headset bearings on four or five other bikes (all various Japanese bikes ... FWIW) and this was by...
  2. What a weird problem ... I'm glad you finally...

    What a weird problem ...
    I'm glad you finally got it identified...

    I've been following this engine design since 2008 and this is the first time I've heard of this issue..................
  3. Have you tried unplugging #17 the solenoid?

    Have you tried unplugging #17 the solenoid?
  4. Thanks @rcb78 I had issues getting the lower...

    Thanks @rcb78 I had issues getting the lower race out ... very snug and there is a "lip" in the bottom of the frame... which I initially missed...........

    What is the bearing setting tool of...
  5. Not sure where you are located but I used Napa...

    Not sure where you are located but I used Napa Auto Parts. Part # BR32
    It is an SKF bearing for 1/2 the price of the BMW OEM
  6. When I did mine I bought a "pair" of bearings ......

    When I did mine I bought a "pair" of bearings ... but the top bearing does essentially no work and will last forever unless it runs out of grease or something.
    So +1 on what @bmwroadsterca said......
  7. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm could it be that...

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    could it be that stupid breather thing in the valve cover or the control valve in the upper air-box?


    Do you have stock headlight bulbs? Some of the aftermarket units...
  8. I have a better idea... Can you temporarily...

    I have a better idea...
    Can you temporarily borrow a mechanical cam chain tensioner...

    You see where I'm going here right? [:)]
  9. Here's a stupid idea... I don't think I would...

    Here's a stupid idea...
    I don't think I would do it, but maybe it will stimulate someone else to come up with a better idea? [|)]

    right next to the cam chain tensioner is either an oil pressure...
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    Don't get me started on that parts-for-calipers...

    Don't get me started on that parts-for-calipers crap Richard [B)]

    And yeah... Sorry @nautilus ... you're gonna have to craft a replacement yourself or get a buddy to do it ....
    even the...
  11. Weird... Take the seat off and put your ear...

    Weird...
    Take the seat off and put your ear over the fuel pump unit... I heard one bike that sounded somewhat similar and it was the fuel pump whining ...
    didn't sound exactly the same but ......
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    I'm guessing that the initial ride was slightly...

    I'm guessing that the initial ride was slightly off due to the "adaptation" values for the engine re-settling.
  13. I think the voltage knockdown could explain your...

    I think the voltage knockdown could explain your start thing...

    Like you I am not a fan of crimp connectors for wires that carry substantial current... I soldered the connections and used...
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    There is no test for the fuel pressure sender in...

    There is no test for the fuel pressure sender in the BMW manual. But it infers that a fault code would generally be stored.

    Here's what the Haynes manual has:

    374437
  15. Sorry I'm a bit more ADHD than normal these...

    Sorry I'm a bit more ADHD than normal these days...................

    One comment on the no-start:

    It seems the system was not being charged when this happened, so battery voltage was lower than...
  16. I have been using FD172 pads on my bike for very...

    I have been using FD172 pads on my bike for very long time with standard thickness rotors 5.0mm ...
    No issues across a number of sets of pads & several rotors....
    I have not seen the brass backing...
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    Do you have access to a GS-911 a motoscan? A...

    Do you have access to a GS-911 a motoscan? A scan for fault codes might be helpful.

    I have not tried this my self, but the advice of one of the old experts was/is that if you suspect the fuel...
  18. Ok ... here's three ways to kill some time: ;-) ...

    Ok ... here's three ways to kill some time: ;-)


    Here are some nice trouble-shooting guides:
    http://www.electrosport.com/technical-resources/diagnosis-center


    Here's what I did last time:...
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    I agree ... I had the foam ones and they finally...

    I agree ... I had the foam ones and they finally got torn up ...
    Got the BB style to avoid having to take the brush guards off ...
    and better durability ;-)
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    I cheated .... [:I] For my hand-size the OEM...

    I cheated .... [:I]

    For my hand-size the OEM grip diameter is a bit too small anyway so I bought a pair of these:

    https://www.originalbeemerbuddies.com/

    They come in two different...
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    On the fueling issue ... this has gone on so long...

    On the fueling issue ... this has gone on so long I forget...
    Have you ever read the fault codes stored in the computer?

    There are several that are fueling related one in which the computer...
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    It is a challenge to get the gears of the...

    It is a challenge to get the gears of the expander mechanism timed/installed correctly.
    I think it is covered pretty well here (they are old links, I hope they still work....):


    (also see: ...
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    I hear ya... I bought the Delkevic as this was...

    I hear ya...

    I bought the Delkevic as this was the ad copy that came with it... the ad copy was correct, but the "suspension" / hanger system ... like pretty much every aftermarket can I've...
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    yeah... I have a GS=911 also, and from looking...

    yeah...
    I have a GS=911 also, and from looking at the "adaptation values" it appears the potentiometer/sensor just sends analog voltages for the positions,
    and the bike figures out what's what ... ...
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    Thanks Banish! mine came with rubber insert...

    Thanks Banish!

    mine came with rubber insert for the can strap(hanger) ....
    and it is helpful... but am still wondering if there is a way I can "replicate" the OEM isolation mount more or less... ...
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