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    You're obviously exaggerating. Even though...

    You're obviously exaggerating. Even though ethanol has now reached 9,600,000 million gallons a year, this is only a small faction of the total number of gallons of gas used yearly in the US.

    In...
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    Interesting question. All the gas station I know...

    Interesting question. All the gas station I know of in our local area that sell ethanol (whether 85% or 10%) do so with pumps that have separate hoses. All the single hose stations in the area...
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    Although gas stations are no longer required to...

    Although gas stations are no longer required to place a label on their pumps on whether their gas has ethanol or not here in Kansas, the majority of gas stations in Kansas are ethanol free. The...
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    It seems odd to me that folks expect a premium...

    It seems odd to me that folks expect a premium brand of motorcycle or auto to be as cheap to fix and as reliable as a basic car. If you want durability and reliability, go out an buy a standard Ford...
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    The climate and law enforcement in Austria is...

    The climate and law enforcement in Austria is certainly not Phoenix. Its certainly a very clean police bike. Show very little use.
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    BMW motorcycles are marketed as a premium brand. ...

    BMW motorcycles are marketed as a premium brand. To expect your parts and maintenance to cost the same as a Kawasaki, is unrealistic. If you owned a Mercedes or BMW car, would you expect the...
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    The KTM EXCs are all street legal. After 2007,...

    The KTM EXCs are all street legal. After 2007, you can get the EXC from the factory with lights. Unlike the Japanese counterparts, EXCs are not stamped for off-road only. For bike made before...
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    Totally meaningless article. Recalls are not...

    Totally meaningless article. Recalls are not associated with reliability. They are associated with safety issues. You could argue recalls are an indication of quality control. Not...
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    Sounds great...if your science is back to the...

    Sounds great...if your science is back to the future. Sitting in the Eisenhower Presidential Museum is an electric car made almost 100 years ago that belonged to the rich parents of Mamie...
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    The other day, I rode with four others to our...

    The other day, I rode with four others to our weekly Wednesday ROMEO (Retired Old Motorcyclists Eating Out) lunch here in Kansas, since we received 10 inches of snow earlier in the week.

    The car...
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    Five days and no response? It obvious why my...

    Five days and no response? It obvious why my dealer has a G450X on the floor for almost a year. What was BMW thinking? A Kymco Taiwan motor that has to be rebuilt ever 70 hours (40 mph x 70 = 2800...
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    Paul, Thank you for all you've done over the...

    Paul,

    Thank you for all you've done over the years for me and your home club in Kansas. We really miss your spring Fix-R-Bike hosted by you and Voni at your home in Lawrence.

    Ken
  13. Do yourself a big favor by removing both quick...

    Do yourself a big favor by removing both quick disconnects and simply replacing with high pressure fuel lines. There is ABSOLUTELY NO REASON for an R1150RT to have quick disconnects.

    You're...
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    If the 70 hour rebuild is correct (averaging 40...

    If the 70 hour rebuild is correct (averaging 40 mph), you would be rebuilding every 2800 miles? Seventy hours is closer to oil change intervals, than rebuild.
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    Geeze...that eliminates this bike from the...

    Geeze...that eliminates this bike from the selection list. This service interval sounds more like a chainsaw motor than motorcycle motor. Do you know the service rebuild hours for the KTM 450 EXC?...
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    Would You Buy a G450X

    I'm currently in the market for a 450cc Enduro style motorcycle (street legal with lights). I've ridden BMW motorcycles for over 300,000 miles and currently have three BMWs in the garage.

    When...
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    Here's an interesting quote: Charles Drevna,...

    Here's an interesting quote:

    Charles Drevna, president of the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association, says, just because the agency can approve higher ethanol content doesn't mean...
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    I would agree with most of what you say. The...

    I would agree with most of what you say. The bureaucrats are simply doing what bureaucrats do. They get away with what they do because the average American is either uninformed or unconcerned. ...
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    All motorcycle are dirtier than cars. Most are...

    All motorcycle are dirtier than cars. Most are dirtier than cars 20 years ago. Here's a recent article I wrote published on the subject last February:

    The European Commission and the Association...
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    I do feel the same anger against the USDA. So...

    I do feel the same anger against the USDA. So does every farmer when he walks into a USDA service office. Any old farmer will tell you that they were much better off before government subsidies and...
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    If approved, this is bad news for the world and...

    If approved, this is bad news for the world and American consumers. Ethanol requires cheap corn, high oil prices and a government subsidy for viability. Most of the ethanol plants over the past...
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    Thanks Paul. I will order the Harbor Freight...

    Thanks Paul. I will order the Harbor Freight version. For the money, you can't go wrong.
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    Wheel Bearing Remover Set Recommendations?

    Any recommendations on wheel bearing remover sets that work on BMW oilhead and K-bike rims?

    A quick search of the internet provide two removers from Pit Posse and Motion Pro. This appears to be...
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    Your R259 should have come with recommended...

    Your R259 should have come with recommended settings. This should be the recommended settings for your bike.

    Red - 4:30
    Green - 2:30
    Yellow - 3:30
    Cruise - 8:00

    However, for some bikes,...
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    I'm assuming when you say processors, your...

    I'm assuming when you say processors, your talking about devices like Techlusions. I tested all three models of Techlusion, wrote a couple articles on them, and met the inventor Mark Dobeck for...
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