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    i've been running the Shinko 705s for years now...

    i've been running the Shinko 705s for years now on my F8GS, and LOVE them. Cheap (no more than $140/pr), last a reasonably long time (6-8Kmiles), handle very well on the street, and reasonably well...
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    SHE SAID her intent was to slow him down. She's...

    SHE SAID her intent was to slow him down. She's screwed.
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    don't confuse criminal liability with civil...

    don't confuse criminal liability with civil liability. "No Fault" only refers to insurance coverage and responsibility, it has NOT ONE THING to do with criminal responsibility
    she moved to cut him...
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    Another solution is to practice your emergency...

    Another solution is to practice your emergency stopping skills so you get to the point where you can stop in your shortest distances possible, safely. Whether you have a bike with ABS or not, this is...
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    truth !!!!

    truth !!!!
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    you're talking about the caliper mounting bolts,...

    you're talking about the caliper mounting bolts, right? not 100% sure if you can reuse or not... but my R11S has had its wheel and calipers off dozens of time, still using the original bolts, always...
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    do be careful to not let WD or any other...

    do be careful to not let WD or any other lubricant inside of the sheathed portion of the cables. They're destructive to the inner teflon coating.
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    recall was on front axle, not rear. (at least,...

    recall was on front axle, not rear. (at least, that's what my '09 GS had done)

    not an alignment issue, but a strength issue.
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    I suspect he was referencing their well-known and...

    I suspect he was referencing their well-known and long-storied animosity towards one another. Last I heard, Rick and Rocky had made some serious effort to mend their fences, and the relationship was...
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    not 100%, but pretty sure that you're talking...

    not 100%, but pretty sure that you're talking about an aftermarket deflector of some kind that was on your RT. the only OEM shock protector that I'm familiar with is a small hard plastic one that...
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    from my understanding, if the m/c is "slap full"...

    from my understanding, if the m/c is "slap full" (?), that's an indication that you're slave cylinder is failing, and has probably contaminated the clutch disc.
    you have a clutch replacement in...
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    early signs of a slipping clutch

    early signs of a slipping clutch
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    I think this list/chart covers most everything on...

    I think this list/chart covers most everything on the Oilheads. copy and paste into a word doc, then you'll have it whenever you need it.

    Oil-Head Specs ? torque values, clearances, capacities,...
  14. if you google "countersteering" you will get a...

    if you google "countersteering" you will get a multiplicity of answers as to how & why the physics of it operates.
    so many in fact, that trying to sort out the "almost but not quite", or the...
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    age is not so much an issue as usage. unless of...

    age is not so much an issue as usage. unless of course it's leaking.

    additionally, most like setting the rebound damping adjuster at about 60%- which should be top of slot of adjuster at between...
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    not an exact translation, but should be pretty...

    not an exact translation, but should be pretty close to what you want.

    http://www.wikihow.com/Set-up-Ohlins-Shocks-on-a-BMW-R1150rt-Motorcycle

    btw- how many miles on your bike? if over ~50K,...
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    I can use the movement of the windshield at idle...

    I can use the movement of the windshield at idle as a good indicator of either: TBs are in need of synching, or motor is getting a tad low on oil. either condition will lead to increased observable...
  18. I fully agree with the curiosity aspect, and that...

    I fully agree with the curiosity aspect, and that sometimes understanding how leads to a better overall comprehension of the subject.
    however, I would love to hear how your understanding the physics...
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    yoda- an overly low idle is not better. more...

    yoda- an overly low idle is not better. more stress on the engine bearings. just sayin'.
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    23217- the Chromehead R1200C models ARE oilheads, not hexheads. Thread is exactly where it belongs.

    cdlandes- given your circumstances, it's likely a gas issue. However, curious about when was the...
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    I put the tighter wound coils on top because that is what the manufacturer (Wilbers) recommended for my F800GS. Can't see an appreciable difference between airhead and F suspensions in that regard. ...
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    listing tire sizes would help those who have...

    listing tire sizes would help those who have thoughts on dualie tires but are not familiar with the R11R's specs.

    I've been running Shinko 705s on my F8GS for over 25K miles, and absolutely love...
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    replaced 1st low at 20K or so, 2nd one blew about...

    replaced 1st low at 20K or so, 2nd one blew about 2 years later. Replaced both lamps with HIDs. Great output, but too soon to tell on lifespan. The HIDs in my R1100S have over 12 years and nearly...
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    Receipt says 5 sealed bearings, 62042RS, sized...

    Receipt says 5 sealed bearings, 62042RS, sized 30x47x7, and one (for the front) at 25x47x7, and 4 seals (3 at 30x57x7, one at 25x47x7).
    Seals happened to be Timkin, the bearings were ZVL, a...
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    Obviously, it's tough to tell from your limited...

    Obviously, it's tough to tell from your limited info, but i'm thinking that you're riding/shifting the RT as if it was a Shovel (Pan?).Let it rev on upshifts to get the smoothest response. Power...
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