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  1. Thread: Annual Service

    by Irish1
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    Jim, I appreciate the generosity of you posting...

    Jim, I appreciate the generosity of you posting tech information on the Boxers. Posted any information on 1978 Yamaha SR500 thumpers?? :nyah I'll watch for the link to your new instructional DVDs.
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    Not to be a cynic (always the prelude to saying...

    Not to be a cynic (always the prelude to saying something cynical), but the Buell Blasts are rotten bikes for beginners (or for anyone). The couple advantages they DO have are low-saddle height and a...
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    I returned to motorcycling after 30 years away...

    I returned to motorcycling after 30 years away about 6 months ago. Hit the motorcycle forums and tried to figure out what bike I'd buy. I visited a scooter shop of all things, looking for a liner for...
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    I ended up buying an immaculate 05 R1200GS with...

    I ended up buying an immaculate 05 R1200GS with low miles. It's the kind of bike that's probably never been rained on, but on my trip back to Santa Fe, NM from Houston it got rained on AND snowed on....
  5. That's a great site you created; gives me...

    That's a great site you created; gives me practical ideas to increase the ability of the GS. I leave early tomorrow morning to drive the 650 miles to pick up my GS. I'm intent on first installing...
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    My 01 R1100RT was STATED to be a Special Edition...

    My 01 R1100RT was STATED to be a Special Edition when I bought it used. Special color is a platinum metallic with a subtle mix of bronze. Gotta be Martha Stewart to know what these colors are called ...
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    I'm picking up a '97 F650ST in New Orleans on...

    I'm picking up a '97 F650ST in New Orleans on Thursday and riding it back to Santa Fe, NM. I'm excited. After riding my heavy-ish '01 R1100RT I'm thinking the F650 might be a better size for me. Be...
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    Oh I took a four day MSF course here at Harley...

    Oh I took a four day MSF course here at Harley Davidson Santa Fe before I even picked up my bike. We learned on 500cc Buell Blasts: kinda like a 40s farm tractor with 2 wheels. I chose that course...
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    Doc, do you have suggestions for books that'll...

    Doc, do you have suggestions for books that'll help me be more aware of driver error and give suggestions for improvement? I was experimenting a bit today: counter-steering, moving my weight around...
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    First ride in 30 years

    Finally got out in my 01 R1100RT after not riding for more than 5 miles in 30 years. Rode from Santa Fe up through the Jemez Mountains by way of Los Alamos. Twisty mountain roads. It was hugely fun....
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    Thanks all. I ordered tune-up parts from...

    Thanks all. I ordered tune-up parts from AScycle.com. Their web-site actually makes navigation from model to model sensible! :)
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    Parts suppliers for Oilheads?

    I'm SURE this question has been asked about ten million times, but I did a search here and couldn't find an answer. Is there a Beemer supplier that I can search parts for with parts numbers? Tried...
  13. Thread: New Oilheader

    by Irish1
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    Thanks for the smart replies. And yep: I start a...

    Thanks for the smart replies. And yep: I start a 4 day MSF class on Thursday at a local Harley dealer who uses 500cc bikes for instruction. Theory is that most potential Harley owner wannabees are...
  14. Thread: New Oilheader

    by Irish1
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    New Oilheader

    Just wanted to introduce myself here on this great forum. I bought a used 2001 R1100RT yesterday and I'm pretty excited. It looks brand new, only 3511 miles, but ridden low miles regularly to keep...
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