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    Sticky: let's see a few more action shots! G/S hauling...

    let's see a few more action shots!

    G/S hauling ass at Zombie Apocalypse Training Camp, Drag Race.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v186/o0pss/IMGP4902-XL-2.jpg

    well over 75mph on dirt ...
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    thanks just what I needed

    thanks just what I needed
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    if there was a problem balancing tires with...

    if there was a problem balancing tires with conventional weights. I'd understand the need for dyna beads. but it's soooo easy to achieve a perfectly balanced wheel.

    some tires need very little...
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    Sticky: usually in the tail ... anytime a battery is...

    usually in the tail ... anytime a battery is moved from OEM location, take extra care in securing that new battery. which is probably a LiFePO4 battery a fraction of weight/size.

    don't trust...
  5. IMHO the most accurate place for detailed...

    IMHO the most accurate place for detailed technical information ... Anywhere... is found on forums.

    reason is quite simple ... peer review .. if someone posts something even remotely wrong....
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    yup you can see the airhead mentality shining...

    yup you can see the airhead mentality shining through. always trying to reduce total output to support heated gear, etc.

    besides current draw, modern LED technologies have some real advantages....
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    all my vehicles have a planted spare key....

    all my vehicles have a planted spare key. securely attached and very well hidden. a pita to get at to prevent casual use.
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    oopss... normally folks are wanting to convert to...

    oopss... normally folks are wanting to convert to brighter/less current draw LED.

    improved hot wire bulbs are only desirable only for brake lights. most all other 12v marker light type...
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    long time candlepower forum, flashlight nut here....

    long time candlepower forum, flashlight nut here.

    don't be changing out anything on your OEM brake light bulb. odds are it's not legal. LED are more directional so, it's quite possible certain...
  10. Thread: MPG's and BMW?

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    that modern bikes get better fuel mileage due to...

    that modern bikes get better fuel mileage due to high compression motors with electronic fuel management systems is well established.

    but what about airheads? what's the best mileage from...
  11. Thread: Died at the pump

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    bad contact could easily cause problems...

    bad contact could easily cause problems described.
    I'd put it back together taking care to re-seat all connectors.
    then buy a new spare to carry.

    reason it's better to carry new spare is you...
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    only source for seats is Bing in Kansas. ...

    only source for seats is Bing in Kansas.

    reason Bing carbs are so prone to leaks is the micro oz pressure on needle design. base of needle is supported by a spring. that spring limits pressure on...
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    nice ride report... very nice job on the video! ...

    nice ride report... very nice job on the video!

    what video camera and software did your friend use?
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    this should help ...

    this should help
    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=60489

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v186/o0pss/DSC09725.jpg
  15. Thread: Anonymous Book

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    just got my 2012 Anonymous book in... it's all...

    just got my 2012 Anonymous book in... it's all chewed up

    book was shipped without any protection, all but guaranteeing book will be all ragged upon delivery.

    on the positive side, a chewed up...
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    tap size was carefully analyzed for max thread...

    tap size was carefully analyzed for max thread depth and number of lands. fine SAE thread was chosen to give max holding power tapping info a 7mm hole.

    only real danger is not having spacer nut...
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    $200 + $15 shipping is better than the $250 +...

    $200 + $15 shipping is better than the $250 + shipping it was priced at not too long ago.
    it's very well engineered and avoids problems other side stands have with center stand clearance.

    stand...
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    just got a side stand in from flyingtpot.com ...

    just got a side stand in from flyingtpot.com
    bolts right up by removing rear engine mount, which screws into threaded thick side plate.

    entire stand is constructed of beefy plate steel. heavier...
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    couldn't tell what was wrong with seat. but...

    couldn't tell what was wrong with seat. but before removing tried reworking by gently compounding edge needle rests against. which didn't work.

    in the elimination process, replacing seat was the...
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    gotta disagree about low miles and old bikes are...

    gotta disagree about low miles and old bikes are a bad combo. do agree about airheads with upgrades like high output alternators already done.

    there is no substitute for low miles. aside from a...
  21. Thread: ABS brakes

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    bummer.. sure hearing more about tactic of only...

    bummer.. sure hearing more about tactic of only buying new BMW with extended warranties. then selling when warranties expire.

    additional complexities means more chances of something breaking....
  22. no telling... if you know it's coming, octane...

    no telling... if you know it's coming, octane boosters will help marginal fuel. one can get a bad load of fuel anywhere.

    too many possible scenarios ... in known margin fuel areas like certain...
  23. if you love your bike .. you need to know this...

    if you love your bike .. you need to know this info:

    F8 has a 12:1 ratio engine which require premium fuel... no secret there. what's not commonly know is F8 motors don't have a knock sensor.
    ...
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    for long term storage, be sure to remove all gas...

    for long term storage, be sure to remove all gas from carb...easiest way to idle your engine until it dies. after draining tank of course.

    good call to remove fuel petcocks ... note some seals...
  25. F8 is a pig... get a lighter bike :D here's...

    F8 is a pig... get a lighter bike :D

    here's the classic how to pick a bike up video (goldwing)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8Er4FFEQ8I

    <iframe width="420" height="315"...
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