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    Had experience with BMW dealer consignment this...

    Had experience with BMW dealer consignment this summer, thinking some similar thoughts: better exposure to folks shopping for a Beemer. It sat there from June to end of August until the salesman...
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    I agree with Rich, out of the box a GS is hard to...

    I agree with Rich, out of the box a GS is hard to beat.
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    85 K100RS, Heated Grips, Current Draw?

    How many watts do my factory heated grips draw on high/low? Thanks, gp
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    Levis work pretty well...

    Levis work pretty well...
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    No altitude plug (occurred at 1700 asl), ambient AT, 80 degrees, don't know the output pressure of the fuel pump but everything performs fine. I know what causes vapor lock. Now it appears that our...
  6. Increased Opportunity for Vapor Lock Using Ethanol Fuel

    While on a trip to the coast over the North Cascade Highway last weekend, our K100RS w/EML had a minor hiccup: vapor lock. Following our return home, I did some reading and found that burning...
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    What's on the sidewall of the tire is the max...

    What's on the sidewall of the tire is the max rating for the tire, not your bike. Go with the manual direction.
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    Most of my riding is solo, all of my longest...

    Most of my riding is solo, all of my longest days, but once in a while you find another rider who likes to travel as you do: same speeds; same distances; same type of roads; similar off bike...
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    Thanks Paul. Good information and for sure...

    Thanks Paul. Good information and for sure something to consider since my motivation is safety and visibility.
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    Thanks Bob. That' the kind of info I was hoping...

    Thanks Bob. That' the kind of info I was hoping for. gp
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    '85 K100RS w/EML, LED Lights

    I'm considering changing my running lights (brake, tail & turn signals), to LEDs. Does anyone have experience with this and if so any advice? The enclosed photo is from a trip I just returned from...
  12. Have you seen the hack that grafikfeat has on...

    Have you seen the hack that grafikfeat has on this site? It's on a R1200C and appears to be a Ural. Check it out in the sidecar pics portion.
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    Riding the Lochsa (ID)

    I know that a lot of folks have enjoyed traveling through ID, across US12, traveling along the Lochsa River. It's a spectacular piece of highway and scenery and I hope many more folks get to make...
  14. Just returned from a trip across the northern...

    Just returned from a trip across the northern plains and saw hundreds of bikes, 90% Harleys, 9% other brands, 1% BMWs. Where are you guys/gals? Seems like the further east I traveled, the less...
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    Sticky: Good looking /7. I'll be passing through...

    Good looking /7. I'll be passing through Cadillac Wednesday 6/25, coming east to visit family in Wellston and Manistee. How's the weather?
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    In the Garage portion of this forum, go to the...

    In the Garage portion of this forum, go to the last item, Links and references. Open that and go to Resources and Links. This should provide the info you're looking for. Ride easy.
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    I was able to modify the factory side stand on my...

    I was able to modify the factory side stand on my '83 R80ST, by cutting off the pin the spring plate attaches to and moving it to just past the fulcrum point that the stand pivots on.It works great...
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    '85 K100RS Hazard Flashers

    Has any one installed the optional four-way flashers on a 1985 K100RS, and if so, besides the switch, what parts are needed, and any recommendations procedures? Thanks for your replies,
    gp
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    Congratulations on your new airhead. Regarding...

    Congratulations on your new airhead. Regarding what to carry, I always figured the things likely to leave me stranded were what I'd be prepared to fix. That being said, I'd carry spare tubes and...
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    We've had several opportunities to assist folks...

    We've had several opportunities to assist folks passing through our area and will continue to. Most all have been BMW riders though not all have been via the anonymous book. I'm reluctant to jump...
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    Had a friend with with an R1100R who lost a bag...

    Had a friend with with an R1100R who lost a bag on the highway outside of McCall, ID, for the same issue. We spent a significant amount of time looking for for it including walking for miles along...
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    Next time you're changing a rear tire on said...

    Next time you're changing a rear tire on said bike, try this: use a strap to tie your center stand to the cross over pipe between your header pipes, then remove your front wheel, loosen your back...
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    Copy, thanks Voni. gp

    Copy, thanks Voni.
    gp
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    Returning from the Gillette National Rally...

    Returning from the Gillette National Rally ('08)45009, dropping into Red Lodge from the "Top of the World".
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    Friends enroute to the Chief Joseph Rally, John...

    Friends enroute to the Chief Joseph Rally, John Day, OR. Taken in New Meadows, ID.45008
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