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Hey, new guy here. I'm Canadian, sorry about that.
06/05/17 at 21:22:17
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Hey guys, I dunno how this works here.... Life long car guy (BMW dealer) and almost life long bike guy. I'm better at crashing than not crashing and there doesn't appear to be a cure for that. Recently purchased a few BMW project bikes and have 1 finished project in my garage. I found your board while looking for some advice online and you guys seems pretty sharp.

You're probably already aware of this but your admin (whomever is in charge of creating accounts) has a pretty damn sharp eye for detail.

  

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Reply #1 - 06/06/17 at 22:45:55
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Welcome - Canadian's are OK, nice to have another member from this continent!  Seems the Aussies have landed in force over the past several months and have a substantial beach-head established!  I wish the software would allow a printout of members by country, would be an interesting read!
  

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Reply #2 - 06/08/17 at 16:05:32
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Welcome.. great looking bike.
Justin... i thought we had a members map ?  has gone now.
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Lou, that was something set up by a long-gone member and I'm not sure if anybody still has any admin rights to it.  Some sort of Google thing, maybe?
  

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Thanks..... Where's the proper place to ask the members about their experience with adjusting the stock throttle feel? I find the first 1/2 inch / 1cm of the throttle pretty lazy and sticky and I'd prefer something much more instant and with a quick recoil.

  
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The stock throttle is deliberately non-linear for sensitivity at small throttle openings. This is achieved by a cam and chain shaped to vary the response. Maybe you could modify the cam but I've never heard of anyone doing it.  Shouldn't be sticky on return though so there must be a lubrication issue somewhere.
  

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Barry wrote on 06/09/17 at 12:36:07:
The stock throttle is deliberately non-linear for sensitivity at small throttle openings. This is achieved by a cam and chain shaped to vary the response. Maybe you could modify the cam but I've never heard of anyone doing it.  Shouldn't be sticky on return though so there must be a lubrication issue somewhere.


Agree - in my experience the two most likely candidates are"-
1./ old grease in the throttle "cam box" or between handle bar and throttle cylinder.

2/. Over time the grip elongates and then jams against the switch housing, usually in spite of the intermediate spacer BMW thoughtfully provided.


To cure the first, strip clean and re-lubricate, the second can be staved off for a while by carefully pulling the grip away from the spacer and the use of dry silicone lubricant on both sides of the spacer, but the real cure is new grips.
  

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I wanted to find some gearheads and I've clearly found gearheads. Thanks guys. The bike was built by my business partner and I don't have the heart to tell him that I don't  to like the stock grips (and a couple other small items) so I'm trying to figure this out without his expertise and obviously without him knowing.

I don't really do the message board thing much so I think I read all threads intended for new guys. Seems pretty straight forward. I have no feelings to speak of so please feel free to let me know if (when) I post something in the wrong spot or ask a stupid question that's been answered 100 times elsewhere.

Thanks again for the help.

  
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You will probably get more response by posting issues like this in the "Technical" section.
  

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Reply #9 - 06/14/17 at 07:54:01
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Nice bike.  Welcome.  We really don't care where you are "from" on this website.  Asylum is granted for all who seek refuge here.

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