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What I have learned from the BMW Luxury Touring site and why I contribute to it:

It was time for my annual contribution and I was thinking about what this sites means to me, my GBFP (Green Big Fat Pig) and what I have learned to do to my bike to add to my enjoyement and riding comfort.

1. How to change the three major fluids.
2. The correct amount of air pressure for my tires.
3. How to install an HID headlight.
4. How to install an intercom.
5. How to lower the seat.
6. How and why to protect the headlight.
7. How to install a GPS.
8. How to install a Smarttire system.
9. How to install quick disconnects.
10. How to take off the windshield.
11. How to slide the top case back for extra room.
12. How to remove and replace the plastic.
13. How to install a Remus exhaust system.
14. Which oil to use and how often to change it.
15. How to wire the three tail lights together.
16. Numerous items bought and sold.
16. All the other little hints, suggestions and personal questions quickly answered without a lot of incoming flack.
17. New best friends I can call upon for help at any time……….

These are the immediate things that come to mind and I’m sure I forgot something.
What have you learned from this site and how much did you save?
Is this worth $30.00 a year? DAMN RIGHT!

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Re: What I have learned from the BMW Luxury Touring site and why I contribute to it:

Amen.

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Re: What I have learned from the BMW Luxury Touring site and why I contribute to it:

+1 to all of it, plus:

Tech sessions at Griff's garage
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Advise on specific none MC related issues from other members

Thanks to all of you, and specifically to the small group of pro bono friends that keep it going!

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Re: What I have learned from the BMW Luxury Touring site and why I contribute to it:

I have also enjoyed this site. I have learned lots and although I would not have spent sooo much $$$ on different farkles, the site has become a daily thing for me.
Also...CCR. Two years now and looking forward to the next one. The wife likes it.

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Re: What I have learned from the BMW Luxury Touring site and why I contribute to it:

That is a great list
I couldn't begin to figure how much this site has saved me. Just having a place to get my questions answered is worth the $$.

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Re: What I have learned from the BMW Luxury Touring site and why I contribute to it:

Couple others off the top of my head:

* Cannisterectomy - importance of, and procedure for doing it
* Hesitation issue - brown wire, Motronic update, airbox sensor fix, etc
* Shift linkage - checking, replacement
* Slave Cylinder weep hole mod
* Speedo mod
* Shock replacement shortcuts (remove rear first, replace front, install rear)
* Erratic speedo fix (shorted rear sensor wire on tight tie wrap on brake line)
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Re: What I have learned from the BMW Luxury Touring site and why I contribute to it:

My '06 LT is by far the most expensive mc I've ever owned. Learning from you guys, talking with the good venders like Ron at Kontour, the wonderful folks at Cyclegadgets, Raffy, Suburban, Baehr, etc. has been fantastic, (not to mention that these conversations have made me loose weight since my pocketbook stays much thinner). The calls to local guys have really helped, along with a lot of specific help at working on the tupperware. And best, I have met some outstanding brothers who encourage me on my bigger journey through life.
Without this forum and the people with whom I have connected, I would be a much less blessed man.

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Re: What I have learned from the BMW Luxury Touring site and why I contribute to it:

What I can't understand is folks that are very active on this site, have learned tons and won't even cough up $12, one dollar a month, to help keep the lights on.

You don't realize how much you love/need this site till it's down for a few days.



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Re: What I have learned from the BMW Luxury Touring site and why I contribute to it:

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It was time for my annual contribution and I was thinking about what this sites means to me, my GBFP (Green Big Fat Pig) and what I have learned to do to my bike to add to my enjoyement and riding comfort.

1. How to change the three major fluids.
2. The correct amount of air pressure for my tires.
3. How to install an HID headlight.
4. How to install an intercom.
5. How to lower the seat.
6. How and why to protect the headlight.
7. How to install a GPS.
8. How to install a Smarttire system.
9. How to install quick disconnects.
10. How to take off the windshield.
11. How to slide the top case back for extra room.
12. How to remove and replace the plastic.
13. How to install a Remus exhaust system.
14. Which oil to use and how often to change it.
15. How to wire the three tail lights together.
16. Numerous items bought and sold.
16. All the other little hints, suggestions and personal questions quickly answered without a lot of incoming flack.
17. New best friends I can call upon for help at any time……….

These are the immediate things that come to mind and I’m sure I forgot something.
What have you learned from this site and how much did you save?
Is this worth $30.00 a year? DAMN RIGHT!
I say it is worth more than $30.00 a year!!!

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Re: What I have learned from the BMW Luxury Touring site and why I contribute to it:

The response and repair instructions I got from my post regarding my speedometer acting up most likely saved me several years worth of support to this group over what a dealer might have charged me to fix that one item.

I have had no regrets supporting this site - other than not being able to block the post of an administrator.

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Re: What I have learned from the BMW Luxury Touring site and why I contribute to it:

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What I can't understand is folks that are very active on this site, have learned tons and won't even cough up $12, one dollar a month, to help keep the lights on.

You don't realize how much you love/need this site till it's down for a few days.
You said it!!!

After being without cable/internet thanks to Ike I was going nuts not being able to get on the site. I would have paid a heck of a lot more than $12 just for a day's worth of info.

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I have had no regrets supporting this site - other than not being able to block the post of an administrator.
LOL. You will have to put up with the moderators and the admins. Without this group there would be no site.

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Whoooo Hooooo! I have gained a good deal from this group over the past year. Mostly lurking, studying comments, polls, files and photos about LT's.

Finally got around to buying my own last week, and feel what I learned here helped me find a great LT sold by a caring owner, at a reasonable price.

I'm sure as I learn more about it, I wil continue to enjoy the information and helpfulness of the generous members of this community who take the time to share their wisdom. Thanks All....I joined as a supporter this afternoon!

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Just re-uped for another year. Love this site, and the peeps to!

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Re: What I have learned from the BMW Luxury Touring site and why I contribute to it:

Thanks to all of you who continue to support this great BMW resource.

While I and all of the other Administrators and Moderators are committed to investing our time for this community, it does take righteous bux as well.

Any of you on faster connections should feel the results of our latest investment in hardware. We are serving up pages much faster now.

October is our month for reminding people to support this site, we really appreciate those of you who do it without being nudged

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Re: What I have learned from the BMW Luxury Touring site and why I contribute to it:

Dan I thank you for reminding people to support this site. I have paid since day one and will continue to. I would not have been able to do my 12K without this board. Not sure what it costs at a dealer but I know I saved big money.

People get in your pocket, at least contribute the minimum, and if you can give till it hurts.

The hosting fees and hardware are not free!

If you cant afford to contribute to this site then maybe you should consider another Bike choice?

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And it's really easy to donate.

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Re: What I have learned from the BMW Luxury Touring site and why I contribute to it:

What's funny is I got a reminder email last night that my contribution was a year old.

I now ride a GT, which I am mechanically learning and there isn't a lot of information on. I purdy much know the LT, so I don't need the mechanical threads.

I'm a moderator here and an admin on the sister site, k-bikes, so I'm not required to pay.

Yet, last night I gladly donated $120 to the cause. Why? Because the enjoyment the interaction on these boards, the ability to lend a helping hand and the good we do together is worth $10 bucks a month to me. When you break it down, that's pennies a day.



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Re: What I have learned from the BMW Luxury Touring site and why I contribute to it:

I am not a wrench-turner, but reading the many many posts regarding the nuances of the LT, is a bevy of wealthy information regarding do's and don'ts of the LT.

This site has cost me of fortune in farkle-izing the LT, it's that I am only 4 years behind most.

The admin's do a great job and I am sure they spend a lot of time keeping this site going and udgraded.

BUT..............................what the site has done for me the most, is that over the past 4+ years since I have owned the LT, I have met many great folks (I am sure the pleasure has been all theirs though!!!!)

I keep donating cause I hope that Grif WILL be elected Pres one day! VOTE EARLY AND VOTE OFTEN!

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