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    Now is as good a time as any.

    Been thinking about it for a while...
    All it comes down to is that I really want to spend my time more wisely.

    No rants or complaints or spiteful barbs.
    Its been fun, and I'd like to take...
  2. Geez, I was too kind earlier. Curiosity drove...

    Geez, I was too kind earlier.

    Curiosity drove me to check out ADV for the first time and see what this was all about.

    Dale, I only have two things to say:

    First; why don't you post a link...
  3. Dale, Am I mistaken, or did you not go...

    Dale,

    Am I mistaken, or did you not go through one of these "I got my tail flamed" experiences a few months ago?

    What did you not learn, or have you forgotten, from that experience that is...
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    A little bit of "all of the above", except...

    A little bit of "all of the above", except minimal commuting and I'm not into "Iron Butt" style riding for a tripmeter reading; both of which force me to be concerned with a schedule and an agenda. ...
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    Take it easy there, Roguetek. Suggest you...

    Take it easy there, Roguetek.

    Suggest you re-read my post... When did I say don't, or belittle your skills, dreams, or visions in any way?
    All I did was give good references to two of the...
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    +1 to everything robsmoto said, and I'm speaking...

    +1 to everything robsmoto said, and I'm speaking from the standpoint of one who:

    1. Had a water contaminated transmission due to the cursed leaky boot, rebuilt by Bob Clements, that was around...
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    I made a career of it and like the way it reduces...

    I made a career of it and like the way it reduces misunderstandings. I also like the military date format; today is 10 February 2010 (or 10 Feb. '10), not 10/2/10 or 2/10/10, which could mean the...
  8. Ahh-Choo!

    Ahh-Choo!
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    +1 A 'local' (hours away) private BMW mechanic...

    +1 A 'local' (hours away) private BMW mechanic once tried to lecture me about not supporting our 'local' dealer (the only one in the state, also hours away).

    I explained to him that we had spent...
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    Cool, a knuckle sized knucklehead!

    Cool, a knuckle sized knucklehead!
  11. Thread: Pricing Mine

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    Folks, All I'm saying is the same sort of...

    Folks,

    All I'm saying is the same sort of stuff I heard when we were selling ours...
    The thing that gets me going off is when there are opinions abounding here about the value of this bike or...
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    Around here it's referred to as "Looking Glass...

    Around here it's referred to as "Looking Glass Road". Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife and free range livestock, too.
    Nearby is the road to Two Medicine, another nice ride with a beautiful lake...
  13. :rofl If only there were a smilie icon for...

    :rofl If only there were a smilie icon for laughing until I cried! (Sometimes you have to laugh, or you will cry)

    I haven't dealt with a Harley since my wife sold her shovelhead paint shaker, but...
  14. Thread: Pricing Mine

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    Is it really an R100S, or just a tarted-up R100? ...

    Is it really an R100S, or just a tarted-up R100?
    How many owners has it had?
    How many miles are on it?
    Why only throttle & choke cables? What about clutch, brake, speedo & tach, too?
    What about...
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    Beyond resale, keep in mind you can usually only...

    Beyond resale, keep in mind you can usually only get liability insurance for it.
    If it gets wrecked, stolen or anything else, it's a complete loss to you.
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    I'd be carefull with strippers :brow What can...

    I'd be carefull with strippers :brow
    What can happen is if they leave any residue in the tank, it may interfere with the new sealant bonding & curing, or even cause it to lift. Just clean the tank...
  17. The Kawasaki Ninja parallel twin family: 250,...

    The Kawasaki Ninja parallel twin family: 250, 500, and now 650, also the new ER6 "naked" roadster (based on the 650 Ninja). Nice, light, narrow bikes, with low seat heights (and optional seats,...
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    Everything Jforgo said, and then some: ...

    Everything Jforgo said, and then some:

    Pinholes in pipes are only pinholes on the outside... They rust from inside out and are usually wafer thin around the edges, a torch flame could leave you...
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    Try here:...

    Try here:
    http://f800riders.org/forum/showthread.php?t=18225
    or here:
    http://f800riders.org/forum/showthread.php?t=34179
    or here:
    http://f800riders.org/forum/showthread.php?t=33349
    There are...
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    Keeping owners "in the fold" is not a plan for...

    Keeping owners "in the fold" is not a plan for growth, nor long term survival, considering the traditional BMW buyer is not getting any younger.

    Introducing a sportbike, trailbikes, and a host of...
  21. Thread: Enough Already!

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    With every dark cloud comes a silver lining... ...

    With every dark cloud comes a silver lining...
    Or should I say with every groundhog's shadow?
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    Or that BMW charges by willingness to pay:stick ...

    Or that BMW charges by willingness to pay:stick

    Keep in mind KZ1000P development and tooling paid for itself a long ago, keeping production costs minimal. Kind of like airheads did, except the...
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    Ahh, more (a LOT more) exposure in Cycle World? ...

    Ahh, more (a LOT more) exposure in Cycle World? The high probability an ON reader already bought a BMW?

    Gee, it's a real stumper:scratch
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    Advertising here in the club fleamarket does not...

    Advertising here in the club fleamarket does not screen non-members out. In fact, in the four ads I've placed here in the past month, the only two responses have been from outsiders looking in. ...
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    Been there, too. One experience I had selling...

    Been there, too.
    One experience I had selling a dirt bike compelled me to add this to a listing:

    "I will ride it up and down my street so you can see & hear it run, but I will not allow test...
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