Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
While traveling through New Mexico several years ago, the bike was shutting down intermittently and I deduced that the fuel filter was clogged. I had just filled up and 30 miles later it started happening. I kept nursing it until I got to a small town. There was a NAPA store/gas station. I had changed the filter before so I knew what it looked like. I told the guy what I wanted, a metal filter with approx. 5/16 in. nipples. We went through several of them before I saw what I wanted and bought it. Can't remember the exact number, but the moral is if you know what you are looking for, even trip threatening events can be overcome. (The thought of riding back to Texas, 1100 miles, 5-10 miles at a time wasn't very appealing.)
'17 R1200RS, 2 yrs. 27,000 mi.
'16 R1200RS, 18 mo. 28,000 mi. (gone)
'03 R1100S Boxer Cup Replika 6/200
'85 K100/1100RS, 34 yrs. 326,000 mi.
'05 R1200ST, 8 yrs. 57,400 mi.-3rd deer killed it.
'11 R1200RT, 2 yrs. 30,000 mi. (gone)
'99 R1100S, 2 yrs. 15,000 mi. (gone)
'96 Ducati 900SS/SP, 12 yrs. (gone)
500,000+ BMW miles