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    Well, if you're willing to travel a bit north,...

    Well, if you're willing to travel a bit north, check out Chris Harris at www.affordablebeemerservices.com

    Excellent and honest mechanical. Not cheap but good! However, he works only on 2004 and...
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    I've been very satisfied with the ABS on my 1993...

    I've been very satisfied with the ABS on my 1993 K75RT so far. While I've not had the occasion to use it in an on-road situation, I've tested it on both wet and dry pavement in parking lots and it...
  3. Thread: Hit and run

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    He was probably texting or screwing around with...

    He was probably texting or screwing around with his phone. I've seen way too much of that on the road and it seems to be getting worse. Anyway, glad you will recover and hope the scumbag does get...
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    I used a Sealmate 5000 miles ago on a badly...

    I used a Sealmate 5000 miles ago on a badly leaking right front fork seal and has been dry ever since. Worth a try!
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    What a great idea! Never thought of that. Will...

    What a great idea! Never thought of that. Will be doing a trip down to ride the length of the BRP and meeting my bro in VA. Was going to use a storage rental place but will now also see if there...
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    Yep, have to agree with this! We stayed in...

    Yep, have to agree with this! We stayed in Belfast and did the quick trip up to MDI in the morning (on Labor Day weekend no less) and had a great day touring Acadia and environs. Not to say that...
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    Got my ticket in the mail today and, while I...

    Got my ticket in the mail today and, while I never gamble, the only way I would ever get a new Beemer is to win one :-) Plus, my brother won a $30K Harley a few years ago with a single $100 raffle...
  8. Thread: Group rides

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    Thanks for that and I totally agree! I took the...

    Thanks for that and I totally agree! I took the MSF Basic Course before even thinking about buying a motorcycle. As you said, re-learned a lot and even learned stuff I had not even known...
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    Thanks for all the insights re. groups! As an...

    Thanks for all the insights re. groups! As an old re-entry rider, I've never done any group riding so was curious about the experiences of others. My gut says, "don't do it." I guess I don't feel...
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    Exactly! And, it seems to get scarier by the...

    Exactly! And, it seems to get scarier by the day. Adding to the collection of the simply stupid and clueless are those distracted by cell phones, digital "pads", etc. that are often seen weaving...
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    I have to agree that distracted driving is the...

    I have to agree that distracted driving is the biggest issue on the roads today. And, yes, the causes are multiple... poor training, mobile electronics, the isolation of today's cars, poor...
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    Haven't done this with a bike (yet) but did...

    Haven't done this with a bike (yet) but did purchase a used car from CA a few years ago which was an excellent experience. Purchased from someone on the enthusiasts' forum which gave me some measure...
  13. Thread: Jack Riepe?

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    Hoping he is just really busy finishing up his...

    Hoping he is just really busy finishing up his new moto book which I'm really looking forward to. I do miss his blog entries though and hope all is well with him!
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    Good point. I've never had the stock seat so...

    Good point. I've never had the stock seat so can't offer that comparo.
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    I have an old Russell Daylong on my 93 K75RT and...

    I have an old Russell Daylong on my 93 K75RT and love it. Got it cheap on ebay... looks a bit funky but is comfy! The bike had a Corbin Canyon on it when I bought it and I think the Russell is...
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    My brother was a re-entry rider in his late 50s...

    My brother was a re-entry rider in his late 50s after not riding for around 25 years. He got a Honda 750 Aero Shadow cruiser (shaft drive) and really loved it. Low seat, easy to handle, reasonably...
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    Yes, as others have said, headlight relays are a...

    Yes, as others have said, headlight relays are a good idea. Beside protecting the switch and extending its useful life, you get brighter lights due to less voltage drop and the ability to run higher...
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    Yes, I too was wondering when/if something would...

    Yes, I too was wondering when/if something would show up in the mail so thanks for the info! Guess they'll just let me know when and where to pick up the new bike :-)
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    I'm in! A winning ticket would be the ONLY way...

    I'm in! A winning ticket would be the ONLY way I'd ever have a shot at a new BMW :-)
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    Agreed... until then, my '93K75RT is a most...

    Agreed... until then, my '93K75RT is a most reasonable alternative :-) Shaft drive, ABS, windscreen/fairing and a "real" RT! 50mpg average.
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    As many have posted, it does, indeed, boil down...

    As many have posted, it does, indeed, boil down to supply and demand. Yes, the supply of BMWs is small compared to the supply of Japanese rides and HDs. However, the demand is also small......
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    Other than the 2 stop signs in our development...

    Other than the 2 stop signs in our development (rarely any traffic at all) at which I generally come to an "almost stop" before proceeding, I make a complete stop at STOP signs. Mostly, this is for...
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    Welcome to another NH K-bike reentry rider! Over...

    Welcome to another NH K-bike reentry rider! Over 25 years for me off bikes and got a 93 K75RT last September (22K miles). Hope to catch you on the road sometime!

    Carl
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    I also use the K-tail 2 which works very well. ...

    I also use the K-tail 2 which works very well. Also installed the Lite Buddy's in the rear turn signal housings which are very bright. With these 2 kits installed, my rear is very well illuminated!...
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    Welcome aboard from another NH newb ;-) Looks...

    Welcome aboard from another NH newb ;-) Looks like a great weekend coming up but we'll need to watch out for all the tourons on the road!
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