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    Thanks for the advise! I have ordered new...

    Thanks for the advise! I have ordered new pins with the new pads, and will use a minimal coat of waterproof caliper lube on the pins. So now I will know to check the inboard pads for wear past...
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    Brake question / 2000, R12C

    This is the first BMW I have owned with disk brakes. At 30K it is ready for new pads which I am ordering as we speak. My question is regarding the original pads to be replaced. In checking the...
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    Welcome to the forum! Nice ride. I've been...

    Welcome to the forum! Nice ride. I've been through Hanford a couple of times, but never as a destination. That's one nice thing about the central valley, it's almost always just an hour and a...
  5. Thread: Granddaughter

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    Granddaughters are super special! I've got a...

    Granddaughters are super special! I've got a boat load of them, from 30 yr down, and a great granddaughter expected this May. Only three grandsons....a very different beast (I don't mean that in a...
  6. Welcome aboard! I am quite familiar with SLO, ...

    Welcome aboard! I am quite familiar with SLO, had an account and then friend there, and have a step son in Arroyo Grande. I'm also 75 (last Dec) and started on BMW in the late 60s (R69S and then...
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    +1 However my wife is not afraid of riding with...

    +1 However my wife is not afraid of riding with me, she just gets very bored, and tends to fall asleep. That could be dangerous, so she will only go along on very short rides. I've tried to get...
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    Welcome to the MOA! Good to see another BMW in...

    Welcome to the MOA! Good to see another BMW in the north state, I get tired of hearing Hardleys and rice rockets.

    If it wasn't for all the salt on the roads, I would have been riding most of the...
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    +1 on the car pool lanes!

    +1 on the car pool lanes!
  10. Thread: april weather?

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    Fresno area and Sonora are quite different in...

    Fresno area and Sonora are quite different in that they are very different elevations. Fresno area should be OK, could have some rain or plenty of warm sun, but the riding there is not all that...
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    I have been a Rotarian for over 26 years, and...

    I have been a Rotarian for over 26 years, and have been a member of two different Rotary clubs and have visited numerous other Rotary clubs. The two basic rules at Rotary meeting are: No political...
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    Most of my commutes are to go to various...

    Most of my commutes are to go to various committee and council meetings and twice a month to board of supervisors meetings (Sunday go to church clothes). I have found that a pair of regular leather...
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    Welcome to the MOA! Nice to have another member...

    Welcome to the MOA! Nice to have another member in CA. I'm way up in the northern part of the state where all the amazing roads are to be found. If you ever plan a trip up this way, let me know...
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    Old Fart

    75 and resolve to clock more miles in 2014!:clap
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    Just reached 61 here at 15:00 hrs. It stated at...

    Just reached 61 here at 15:00 hrs. It stated at 16 this AM, and did not get above 32 until late AM. I can ride in those temps OK, but I am not going to ride until we have had a couple of good...
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    Obvious my Call: KJ6OCL (Technical). Got my...

    Obvious my Call: KJ6OCL (Technical). Got my ticket in April 2011, work mostly 2 meter with some 70 cm. I became interested when I was in high school in NJ. The CW requirement kept me from...
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    My R12C really jumps on a cool misty day! Fuel...

    My R12C really jumps on a cool misty day! Fuel economy on my diesel PU is significantly increased on cold rainy days. There was a time when some guys used to feed small amounts of water into the...
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    Guest for late afternoon wine:

    Guest for late afternoon wine:
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    My two cents. The dirt road condition I see in...

    My two cents. The dirt road condition I see in the video, IMO looks like a very good dirt road and should be no problem for most any touring bike. I ride an R12C now (it hates any dirt) and I would...
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    Yes, I have found the same thing. My roads are...

    Yes, I have found the same thing. My roads are all curves and no straights more than 1/4 mile max. I'm usually trying to get to a destination at a specific time and so I'm usually pushing it. ...
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    If I don't ride in cold, I have a short riding...

    If I don't ride in cold, I have a short riding season. I live in the mountains and made a decision to ride in the cold as long as the roads are dry and no precip in the forecast. I also decided...
  23. FACTS: Both are carbon based fuels and we need...

    FACTS: Both are carbon based fuels and we need to get off both of them, if you are concerned with the quality of life our kids and their kids will have.
    Both have skin in the game and...
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    Welcome Steve, I'm way up in the North State. ...

    Welcome Steve,

    I'm way up in the North State. Lived in the Central Valley for 43 years. It's a big place, are you in the south, north or central area?

    The engine is designed for synthetic,...
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    I've ridden both sections a few times by bike,...

    I've ridden both sections a few times by bike, and numerous time in the cage. Best time IMHO....late fall and early spring during the weekdays, if you can look for a forecast of a week of sunny...
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