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    Ethanol containing gasoline is bad for engines...

    Ethanol containing gasoline is bad for engines that sit like boats, lawn mowers, antique cars, and carbureted motorcycles. I don't know why, but the complaints of people who needed engine repair are...
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    That article is a good overview of the issues....

    That article is a good overview of the issues. It's over five years old so it did not have Exxon as a Top Tier gas which it now is.
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    The 4% number comes from the reduction of energy...

    The 4% number comes from the reduction of energy in the fuel. In the real world many people see a greater reduction because their engines were designed to get maximum power out of gasoline. Reports...
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    Last week I was able to fill up with ethanol free...

    Last week I was able to fill up with ethanol free premium gas for the first time in years. I've put 250 miles on that tank, and I can't believe how well the bike runs. I may be kidding myself, but it...
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    There's hope. Congress has dropped the ethanol...

    There's hope. Congress has dropped the ethanol subsidy.
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    We can thank ethanol for some of those fuel...

    We can thank ethanol for some of those fuel system problems.
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    Most places I've been the price difference for...

    Most places I've been the price difference for name brand gas and discount gas is two cents. That's about a dime a motorcycle fill up. For a dime I'll go first class even if it's not a sure...
  8. Thread: Tire Issue?

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    That's the original Michelin Pilot Road. It's my...

    That's the original Michelin Pilot Road. It's my favorite tire. That line you see has been on my rear tires with no problem. I'm guessing it has to do with the manufacturing process. Perhaps two...
  9. Thread: Moving south

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    Savannah is a beautiful city. You might want to...

    Savannah is a beautiful city. You might want to check out the annual IBMWR Ride to Savannah rally on Tybee Island Dec. 4-5. You will meet lots of BMW riders. Jerry Duke is the contact person.
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    Gas is so expensive in Canada I don't want to...

    Gas is so expensive in Canada I don't want to know my mileage or how much I'm spending.
  11. Thread: Lost member

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    Lyle was a very active member of the BMW Riders...

    Lyle was a very active member of the BMW Riders of Mississippi and a fixture at our annual Dogwood Trail Rally. He was in charge of our coffee around the clock and could be found setting things up...
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    On my K75's I liked the Michelin Macadam 50 and...

    On my K75's I liked the Michelin Macadam 50 and 50E (front). They are a good blend of handling and longevity.
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    I've got about 8K on my Roadsmarts now. They are...

    I've got about 8K on my Roadsmarts now. They are about half gone. I usually get from 12K to 14K out of tires. Your lack of chicken strips on the rear suggests an aggressive riding style.
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    I've got a set of Roadsmarts on my R1150RT. They...

    I've got a set of Roadsmarts on my R1150RT. They ride well and are very stable in sweepers. At 5000 miles the rear is barely worn and the front is showing some off center wear, especially on the...
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    Like many others I use the right side passenger...

    Like many others I use the right side passenger peg. On hot sunny days I put it face down to minimize the heat buildup from sunlight.
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    I think the concern is that the seal failure can...

    I think the concern is that the seal failure can become a final drive failure if you don't notice the oil on the wheel. This could happen at night or on a long stretch of highway. I believe that is...
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    Thanks, Jack. I was unaware that there were a...

    Thanks, Jack. I was unaware that there were a number of different rings before the most recent one.
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    It's hard to know how to read BMW on this. Does...

    It's hard to know how to read BMW on this. Does the campaign suggest that BMW is trying to be a bit more responsive to customers, or is it another case of denying a problem for a number of years...
  19. Thread: Moki Dugway

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    I did it on a K75RT. It's a bit challenging, but...

    I did it on a K75RT. It's a bit challenging, but if you keep your speed way down you should be fine. There is a pull off on top you can use to see the view and steel your courage.
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    If the gas in the ground is going to have to be...

    If the gas in the ground is going to have to be replaced by more expensive gas, the vendor will raise prices as soon as he hears of the price increase. Decreases are not passed on as quickly. The...
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    I hear that some people put a Pilot Power on the...

    I hear that some people put a Pilot Power on the front and a Pilot Road on the back. Another possibility is the new Pilot Road 2 which is supposed to be pretty sticky for a sport touring tire.
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    Where is the gas price going to stop?

    We're pushing $3.50 around here with no end in sight. Given the current price of oil, we should be much higher.
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    I've seen two magazine reports on the Roadsmarts...

    I've seen two magazine reports on the Roadsmarts which were very positive.
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    Thanks, Ray. Now let's shoot for 75. ...

    Thanks, Ray. Now let's shoot for 75. <GRIN>

    Given the paucity of BMW dealers in the U.S. and Canada, I'm rarely within even 100 miles of a dealer when I'm on the road. Perhaps BMW MOA could...
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    MOA Platinum Membership

    I just got my renewal notice from MOA. They list the benefits of the Patinum membership which I've had for two or three years. an insert lists a towing limit of 35 miles. I think this was raise to 50...
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