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post #1 of 12 Old Sep 11th, 2008, 8:52 pm Thread Starter
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I took my bike to BMW of Atlanta to today for the 600 mile service and while it was there, the mechanic and I installed the Suburban Machine Risers. The instructions seemed to be concerned about the throttle cable be too tight after the 3rd position, but the problem we had was the clutch and brake cable binding on the EWS Key housing. Even in the lowest position the brake cable would pull tight against the lock housing, but not enough to pinch or hurt it. We had to clip the ziptie which holds the clutch cable against the right fairing to get enough slack for it not the bind on the key lock housing. All the other cables and wires had plenty of room. Ended up using the lowest setting which was a big improvement. Anyone else had this problem?

By the way, BMW ATL is great. The mechanic, Bill, spent a lot time teaching me how to service the bike myself and how to take it apart. We added a second 12V - 15 amp, unswitched power outlest next to the stock power outlet, so I could use it to charge the battery and as an unswitched power outlet for my air compressor, etc. BMW ATL is a great place to do business.

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post #2 of 12 Old Sep 11th, 2008, 9:11 pm
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By the way, BMW ATL is great. The mechanic, Bill, spent a lot time teaching me how to service the bike myself and how to take it apart. We added a second 12V - 15 amp, unswitched power outlest next to the stock power outlet, so I could use it to charge the battery and as an unswitched power outlet for my air compressor, etc. BMW ATL is a great place to do business.
Hey, Dick - wuz it BMW ATL who took care of you during CCR Gatlinburg?? Some dealership over there did, IIRC. Just thinkin'.
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Hey, Dick - wuz it BMW ATL who took care of you during CCR Gatlinburg?? Some dealership over there did, IIRC. Just thinkin'.
Yep, it was BMW of Atlanta.

When my 2002 LTE was 10 months old, I was on my way to the Gatlinburg CCR 2003. The #3 fuel injector went out on the way up there with only 4,000 miles on the bike. I rode back (spit and sputtered) to BMW ATL the next day and they loan me another LT to take back to the CCR, so I could ride. They told me to keep it until mine was fixed. I kept it 2 weeks and put about 1,400 miles on it. Hard to beat service like that!

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Re: Suburban Machine Risers

Can you post a pic of the risers mounted on your bike?

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Can you post a pic of the risers mounted on your bike?
For some reason, the site will not let the pictures upload. I'll try again later.

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Got them via email. Thanks!

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I had a set and took them off as they put me too far back/up and made the bike feel vague. I now run the bars 1 notch up from the bottom and it feels much more planted and my butt less loaded. I now love the fit and don't even mind the seat.

Individual preference, but I'm 5-9, 180# for the sake of comparison. If you want to buy a barely used set, pm me.

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For some reason, the site will not let the pictures upload. I'll try again later.

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Well, I can upload them to the Gallery but not attach them to a post.




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Man Doc, What kinda' ugly color is that???? Don't you know blue is the fastest color?

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Man Doc, What kinda' ugly color is that???? Don't you know blue is the fastest color?
Silver of course. Slippery it is!

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Man Doc, What kinda' ugly color is that???? Don't you know blue is the fastest color?
Easy there, pal! Don't be dissin' Dick's paint job. We'll come over there and run the slow little blue thing of yours around a tree until it turns into butter!

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Man Doc, What kinda' ugly color is that???? Don't you know blue is the fastest color?
True enough, but only in Photoshop land.

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