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  1. Strange R1250GS engine noise.

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    I have noticed that my new R1250GS has a strange and unexpected engine noise. It occurs when the engine is under load at all speeds and all gears. A typical circumstance - 50 mph in top gear when slightly opening the throttle there is a strange rattle/slight knock/grumble. It's always difficult...
  2. Left Knee Pain on longer rides

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    Hello, Wanted to ask if any of you noticed pain around your left knee when riding over long distance (around 100+ kms) sitting. I have noticed my left knee is often not even close to the tank, while my right knee is right next to it. Checking if its something common, or a fault in my body which...
  3. Let's Talk Engine Oil

    Maintenance and Modifications
    I want to start changing my oil on a 2015 R1200GSW. the dealer uses oil from a drum and with what I spent on this bike I want something better. my bike works at high revs and about 500-700 miles per week. wanting to change about every 3,500 - 4,000 miles. how many miles do you go before a...
  4. Valve Part?

    Maintenance and Modifications
    After adjusting the valves, the piece in the picture was laying on the ground. I have looked at the valve assembly diagram and cannot find this part. I do recall releasing one valve to the point where it kind of drooped. Can anyone advise? Thanks.
  5. Keyless Fob Owners: Where do you keep emergency key?

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    Newish owner of a 2016 GS here. Trying to figure out what to do / where to keep the plastic emergency key that allows to start the bike in event of losing the fob. Seems best to have on my person, but too bulky for my wallet; and of course you wouldn’t put it on your keychain with the FOB...
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