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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. 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...
  3. New GS 1250 Battery? Already?

    Maintenance and Modifications
    I bought my 1250 GSA last spring. Everything was fine for a couple of months, then the bike started having starting problems. When I turned it on there was enough power to start the display/lights, but not enough to crank the starter. I charged the battery with a 5A trickle charger (out of the...
  4. Tire Pressure?

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    I've been running what the manual specifies 36/32 but the BMW tech said that is way too low. He says 42/40 if I was spending 90% on the asphalt. Adventure, spoke wheels,Bridgestone BW-501/502 Battle Wing tires. What are all of you running? Thanks
  5. Brembo brakes overrated?

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    I find the Hayes front brakes on my R1250GS vastly superior to the Brembo set up I had on my previous R1200GS‘. Very little pressure on the lever produces strong, powerful progressive braking which inspires total confidence in every situation. I had many reliability issues with previous Brembos...
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