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    "He didn't shut-up for 2000 miles; I swore right...

    "He didn't shut-up for 2000 miles; I swore right then that was the last time for me. I prefer to ride alone, in the quiet without any new tech toys."

    There is an on/off switch...just saying.
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    You're comparing apples and oranges with tires...

    You're comparing apples and oranges with tires for an Airhead versus tires for any of the latest generation of current BMW motorcycles - tube versus tubeless, rim widths, suspension - thereis no...
  3. A few months ago, I applied Back to Black on...

    A few months ago, I applied Back to Black on multiple locations of 2003 R1150RS that had begun to "haze".

    Works great at restoring the "blackness" and I have yet to see any degrading of the...
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    I experienced such an intersection that failed to...

    I experienced such an intersection that failed to trigger here in Northern California with my 2003 R1150RS.

    I called local town offices to determine that this particular intersection (at off ramp...
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    See...

    See http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/las-vegas-hotel-pool-sunlight-swimming-tourists/story?id=11739234#.UVHEujfhdWg

    It's not the direct sun - it's the reflections off the acres and acres of glass on...
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    I'm a certified BMW motorcycle mechanic from the...

    I'm a certified BMW motorcycle mechanic from the 70's/80's and used to do all my own work (of course).

    Yes, I could do my own service / maintenance / and even major rebuilds.

    Now that I'm at a...
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    I rode to Hollister last week and had a one-piece...

    I rode to Hollister last week and had a one-piece seat installed on my 2003 R1150RS - the techs there said they had a great laugh about it at the time - not heard anything since.

    Please note that...
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    The BMW DIN socket does fail (corrosion and lack...

    The BMW DIN socket does fail (corrosion and lack of contact).
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    You will probably want to confirm that your...

    You will probably want to confirm that your master cylinder is designed to serve dual brake calipers - otherwise you will end up with hyper sensitive power brake effect due to the mismatch of the...
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    So if the rider had come to a stop at the stop...

    So if the rider had come to a stop at the stop sign (rather than rolling through) and then continued at his same rate of speed, then the road rat may have been and gone...;)
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    I've recently added a Back-A-Line (see...

    I've recently added a Back-A-Line (see http://www.backaline.com/) to my barbacks bag-of-tricks - it helps reduce the slouch that I find myself getting into over a period of time (as in about an hour...
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    I think it is the stupidest thing I've heard of...

    I think it is the stupidest thing I've heard of in a long time.

    Don't you think that if it worked as well as people claim, the manufacturers would be all over it?

    Oh, maybe these are the Darwin...
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    If this was the dead of winter in Greenland, I...

    If this was the dead of winter in Greenland, I could see spending time on such an exercise.

    Otherwise, what a waste of summer riding time...:-(
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    How about a simple Louisville Slugger test to the...

    How about a simple Louisville Slugger test to the non-helmet wearing head - if the non-helmet wearer (M or F) can survive the hit, then they are qualified to ride without a helmet.
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    Different dealers, different states, different...

    Different dealers, different states, different expenses, different overhead...

    Just how did you determine "List" ?

    I call BS on the assumption that the dealer is "lying" and I call BS on the...
  16. Thread: Fork Leak

    by JWMcDonald
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    My first R75/5 (1972 in Duluth, MN) would puke...

    My first R75/5 (1972 in Duluth, MN) would puke the fork seals in a thousand miles due to the frost heaves on the highways - transferred (in the USAF) to Sacramento and the problem disappeared...:-)
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    How about something along the line of: ...

    How about something along the line of:

    http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=43633

    or

    http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=43634

    from A & S Cycles
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    If I recall correctly, the securing of the turn...

    If I recall correctly, the securing of the turn signal housings is within the housing itself - you remove the lens cover(s) and there should be a half clamp that clamps onto the "pipe" of the arms...
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    Let's see, factor in inflation over 31 years -...

    Let's see, factor in inflation over 31 years - sure, holds the $ amount but not the value of that same $...:doh
  20. Thread: out of line

    by JWMcDonald
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    He's a cheap bastid who would probably complain...

    He's a cheap bastid who would probably complain if you hung him with a new rope....that's my thought...;)
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    Sticky: Just to be a devil's advocate - squirting through...

    Just to be a devil's advocate - squirting through the parking garage at the beginning of the video illustrates only the beginning of questionable decision making in the OP's riding style.
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    Poll: I used to think that BMW motorcycles were the...

    I used to think that BMW motorcycles were the ugliest things on two wheels...

    Then I rode one, and I've not turned back...
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    +1 on Palo Alto Speedo - excellent service -...

    +1 on Palo Alto Speedo - excellent service - better than new for instruments on 1978 R80/7 (done within the last 2 years)
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    The new Continental Road Attack 2's are "pre...

    The new Continental Road Attack 2's are "pre scrubbed". just put a pair on a few weeks ago, with the first run up Skaggs Springs Road in Sonoma County with the most in confidence.
  25. Thread: Sept ON

    by JWMcDonald
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    September 2011 issue arrived today, in plastic. ...

    September 2011 issue arrived today, in plastic.

    However, it is probably due to "Membership Renewal Enclosed".

    My vote is to add the plastic.
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