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    practice

    The earlier advice on visualizing the process is very helpful. After looking in the hole, sticking my hand in, looking again, for what seemed to be forever, I went with the old feel my way around. ...
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    From the original...

    Motorcycle-related head injury deaths increased 66 percent, whereas non-head injury deaths increased 25 percent.


    Am I missing something, or is this a misprint?
    If this is accurate, how would...
  3. Thread: Wild speculation

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    Differences

    A guy at work still rides a 400 Hondamatic to work. Short lived, perhaps, but long running.

    Change the terms "automatic transmission" to "radiator" and it sounds like the outrage when HD produced...
  4. Thread: Great river road

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    But...

    If you stay on the WI side and cross at Dubuque, you will miss the opportunity to visit the highest point in Iowa and the infamous Balltown with its twice scorched Breitbach's. :dunno
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    another difference

    The horn on the 05 is far superior to the others. Very loud.

    What the others said about the brakes, etc.

    DR
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    Fine print

    I read the fine print and beside the usual expectations- no damage, modifications, etc. there was one interesting clause.

    HD will allow you the MSRP of the sportster in a trade after one year...
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    axle tool

    Make your own axle tool from a metric bolt and two appropriate nuts. Put both nuts at the end of the bolt and use the inner one to remove the axle and the outer one to reinstall. I'm not exactly...
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    how many?

    From the "I'll throw it out there" perspective-
    Exactly how many schools have you been in that have the Koran or a menorrah in a visible place?
    When was the last time you spent a significant...
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    recommended reading

    "The World is Flat".

    Although the historical references are interesting, there may not be many examples from which we can gain some insight into what is coming. At least, not reliably.

    I hope...
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    I believe ESA was available in 05-at least I...

    I believe ESA was available in 05-at least I remember sitting on an RT with it. I bought one without, figuring that 3 settings were not better than an infinite number, just more convenient (and more...
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    I refuse to tiptoe through life simply to arrive...

    I refuse to tiptoe through life simply to arrive at death safely.
  12. Thread: R1200RT Fuel Tank

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    me. too

    I averaged 57 mpg (according to the computer) from IL to Vermont on state highways for the national. On the way home-52 mpg on the slab.
  13. Thread: R1200RT Fuel Tank

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    do a "search"

    Been discussed before, but I've run out twice, the last time with "20" MTE. Leaned the bike over, squeezed 2 miles out to the station, and filled it with 6.896 gallons of fuel.
    Like the...
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    both good

    The World is Flat- Friedman

    Finished "Stiff" last week. A history of corpses (corpsi?)
  15. Thread: My RT lied...

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    some credit, please

    Geez, I know I ran out of gas, but give me SOME credit.:doh

    I tried the leaning over trick. (been riding for 30+) Yeah, I should have known better. But like I said, I usually try to determine...
  16. Thread: My RT lied...

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    My point exactly

    Gentlemen,
    This is my point exactly. I, too, have done this in the past with the EXACT same results. The warning is to be aware that at least in this case, the fuel tank was empty when HAL was...
  17. Thread: My RT lied...

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    correlation

    I thought about that. Seems the smaller the road, the quicker you have company. I stopped once in the middle of nowhere in Kansas to take a picture of the treeless landscape and I had company...
  18. Thread: My RT lied...

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    05 R1200RT. It wasn't my intention (really!)...

    05 R1200RT.

    It wasn't my intention (really!) to get that close to bone dry. I have run the "miles to empty" to 0 and filled the tank. It took 6 gallons. That was exactly what others had...
  19. Thread: My RT lied...

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    My RT lied...

    I was enjoying a beautiful sunrise on my way to work this morning. The ole fuel gauge showed 6 miles to empty, and since I am a faithful follower of the forum and from past personal experience, I...
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    For clarification...

    There seems to be an assumption that a helmet law would necessarily require full face helmets. Are there any current state laws that mandate a particular type of helmet other than one approved by...
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    Well?

    [QUOTE=BuddingGeezer;306034]DITTO

    Smoking is a far greater health and financial drain than no helmet or helmeted motorcycle riding accidents. Let's ban tobacco. I don't smoke.

    Alcohol is a...
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    Gillette

    Gillette
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    That's me

    I'm the administrator that sits on the interview committee. Just for thought- how a teacher or counselor arrives to work or how far they travel to work has little to do WITH work. Anything other...
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    jinxed

    I must be jinxed. It seems my whole life has been one stupid purchase after another.

    I owned a pickup truck when studies showed that a side impact would cause the gas tank to explode. I must not...
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    Full Faith and Credit?

    Whatever happened to Full Faith and Credit in the Constitution? A legal document in one state is honored by all other states. It's like NY stating that a Nevada marriage license is not good, and...
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