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  1. Lower by design

    All the dualsports are tall. Try a bike that starts out as what you want, unless you are a for-real motorcycle engineer and can do all the calculations.

    I'm 69 also and today I saw 350 miles of...
  2. Thread: Windshield Care

    by mXarad
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    WATER, plenty of water, massaged in gently with...

    WATER, plenty of water, massaged in gently with the palm of my hand (clock-wise circles only).
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    From the thread title I thought I was going to ...

    From the thread title I thought I was going to
    read about a cellphone holder for the seatbelt
    that keeps the phone next to your ear hands free.

    I want pictures!
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    How to know what's inside?

    Some people find a place they like and keep going back to a Know; you can call it loyalty.
    Some are drifters and malcontents, experimenters and explorers; they're always looking for a new experience...
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    I put the side of my foot against the sidestand...

    I put the side of my foot against the sidestand when I dismount. If it isn't there...I don't.
  6. Take a combination of bus and train with only a...

    Take a combination of bus and train with only a rucksack for luggage. Meet interesting
    people and be free to ride without having to circle back to a parked car/rv. Enjoy.
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    The New York State law says you must signal...

    The New York State law says you must signal continuously for 100 feet before the turn. Sometimes this will mean signaling and then passing a road or driveway before your turn. I now look at the turn...
  8. Thread: Why Ugly BMW's?

    by mXarad
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    Poll: In school I heard that design was the harmonious...

    In school I heard that design was the harmonious integration
    of the working parts. It was not maximising the clashes or
    covering everything with a piece of plastoid. The classic BMW
    was harmonious...
  9. Thread: A Confrontation

    by mXarad
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    When I am involved a conflict with another...

    When I am involved a conflict with another vehicle
    there are two things I try to do.

    1. Keep up my traffic scan and not get fixated on
    what has already happened or caught my attention.

    2....
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    Full power are okay; mopeds, etc. are not. mXa

    Full power are okay; mopeds, etc. are not.
    mXa
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    The more you ride, the better it gets. Need to...

    The more you ride, the better it gets.
    Need to develop muscles and find your
    position. Small changes in how you sit
    will have large effects on comfort.
    I've done 400 miles of Vermont/NY two-lanes...
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    Everything said comparing the K75 and F800st so...

    Everything said comparing the K75 and F800st
    so far matches my experience. Get the new bike
    tech and handling.
    BUT the F is a tourer built for german speeds;
    it it not the best bike for around...
  13. Someone mentioned the mast-mounted sensors are...

    Someone mentioned the mast-mounted sensors
    are infrared optical. They should pick up the heat from the
    headlamp, I would think.
    mXa
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    Stock windscreen!

    Stock windscreen!
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    Phillips Motovision H7 140% light output of OEM...

    Phillips Motovision H7
    140% light output of OEM bulb, same wattage.
    White light, but gives the headlight an orange glow.
    Made for motorcycle and vibration resistant.
    $usd 20.

    I'm using them on...
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    The best reason to stuff the tent is so that the...

    The best reason to stuff the tent is so that the creases are different each time;
    if you roll or fold it, the folds where the fabric is repeatedly flexed will fail.

    Helen2Wheels sells a luggage...
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    Be proud of your independent daughter. Not...

    Be proud of your independent daughter.
    Not everyone likes the same flavor of ice cream
    or coolaid.
    Since you tried to influence her choice, it might
    be well to caution you about pressure that...
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    Hopefully they will die before they pass on their...

    Hopefully they will die before they pass on their defective genes.
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    Sounds like you had FUN. Don't get careless. mXa

    Sounds like you had FUN.
    Don't get careless.
    mXa
  20. Thread: Riding Gear

    by mXarad
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    I talked to someone last year at Americade who...

    I talked to someone last year at Americade
    who had ridden from California in an Airglide.
    I have one myself and you might not need
    a heavier jacket unless you ride yearround.
    You might want to...
  21. Thread: closed mondays

    by mXarad
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    Posh whiners want the little people to work all...

    Posh whiners want the little people to work
    all week so they can play when they choose.
    It is always so.
    mXa
  22. I'd rather die falling off my bike or trying some...

    I'd rather die falling off my bike or trying some new
    skill than sitting in a wheelchair listening to platitudes.
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    Stay relaxed. Look well ahead. Make all changes...

    Stay relaxed. Look well ahead. Make all changes smoothly.
    Ride like you are just learning. Self-talk your actions: clutch
    out easy, a little gas, backing off, touch brake, slow roll-in, etc.
    mXa
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    I think of this as a quirk. Most general...

    I think of this as a quirk. Most general literature says "turn a bike's bars
    left to get more stability;" it increases the lean angle. The K75 is known
    for being a leaner and turning the bars left...
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    Which way do you turn the forks on a K75 to use...

    Which way do you turn the forks on a K75
    to use the forklock?
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