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post #1 of 1235 Old 07-27-2015, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
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WHAT have YOU done to your "R" today?

Thought about starting a new thread, for all of us to share what we have done to our bikes, "What have you done to your "R" today?"

I will start (this actually happened yesterday), ......

Gave her a much deserved Bath.

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In keeping with the thread

Today, what I have done is make sure my girl is safe in the garage prior to leaving for work, and upon my return she is still there waiting for our next ride

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Today i have fix the ugly rust below the gascap. Water and dirt was stuck here because the drainhole is VERY small. I used some rustremover and paint.

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today (yesterday actually, but still close) I replaced my air filter with a new K&N washable and took her for a ride

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Today i have fix the ugly rust below the gascap. Water and dirt was stuck here because the drainhole is VERY small. I used some rustremover and paint.

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Now that looks pretty nasty.

How did you prevent dirt from falling into the tank?

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Biarritz Blue Metallic, BMW OEM Sport Screen, BMW Cylinder Head Protectors, BMW Komfortsitz, BMW Side Panniers and Top Case, CLEARWATER Lights, Grip Puppies, GIVI 3D603 Tank Bag.
Current Mileage: 11,824

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today (yesterday actually, but still close) I replaced my air filter with a new K&N washable and took her for a ride
Do you notice a difference, K&N vs. OEM Filter in regards to performance?

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Current Mileage: 11,824

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2005 R1200RT (sold)
2002 R1150RT (sold)
1972 Moto Guzzi 250TS (left in Germany when moving to CA)
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I went to work on my Roadster, I'll do the same tomorrow!!!
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Removed the system luggage rails from MY '14 R and installed GIVI V35 monokey quick release luggage system. Looks a bit massive after going from naked to luggage but time to carry some protective clothes and a few more tools etc. Goods arrived in fine shape, no defects and all the little parts and bits included. The go-together was a bit time consuming but worth doing it slowly and not scratching anything.
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Now that looks pretty nasty.

How did you prevent dirt from falling into the tank?
I took tank of the bike ,drain all fuel, remove the pump.Then i use a wacumcleaner in tank from the big fuelpump-hole .

Rather easy job
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I took tank of the bike ,drain all fuel, remove the pump.Then i use a wacumcleaner in tank from the big fuelpump-hole .

Rather easy job
Sounds like you had your ducks in a row. :-)

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Biarritz Blue Metallic, BMW OEM Sport Screen, BMW Cylinder Head Protectors, BMW Komfortsitz, BMW Side Panniers and Top Case, CLEARWATER Lights, Grip Puppies, GIVI 3D603 Tank Bag.
Current Mileage: 11,824

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2005 R1200RT (sold)
2002 R1150RT (sold)
1972 Moto Guzzi 250TS (left in Germany when moving to CA)
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