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    Italian votes

    Word is, the Italians are supporting Jon's nomination. Do they see something we don't?

    Jim :wave
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    Jon Diaz

    I definitely want to not nominate Jon Diaz for this list. He's nowhere near the 25 worst.

    Jim :hug
  3. I thought it was FL Law ;)

    I thought it was FL Law ;)
  4. Too busy this year

    They called, but I turned them down. I gave them Bob Higdon's name.
  5. Magnifique

    You've done it again, Steve. I think you may have pushed me over the edge to do some riding in Europe. Expect others feel the same way. I'm already planning to spend 10 days riding CO in August, and...
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    Resistor

    Actually, it's just a connector with a single jumper wire. I used to have a K100 that I took up high sometimes. I installed a small switch on the wires going to the connector, and just switched it...
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    Voni and Paul Glaves

    It's been noted on other lists that Voni and Paul have been sidelined by an accident Paul had in New Mexico. According to a post by Voni, Paul's bike was hit when a driver tried to share his space on...
  8. Thread: Alaska Trip

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    For the Alaska Marine Highway, if you want to...

    For the Alaska Marine Highway, if you want to camp on deck, you can probably just show up a few hours before sailing. To book a stateroom during July and August, you will have to reserve in advance -...
  9. Thread: Alaska Trip

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    Gotta go, gotta go

    No, no, too late now. You asked, and we went to all this trouble spilling our guts on truths and fantasies of an AK trip. Now, it's your turn - you gotta go. This summer! No backing out. Gas up the...
  10. Thread: Alaska Trip

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    GS isn't required

    I hope nothing I said indicates you NEED a GS to go to AK. Your RT will do a very credible job up there for the most part. Sure better than the Gold Wings, Harleys, and my old LT, who have made it...
  11. Thread: Alaska Trip

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    Go, but don't be a Tourist

    :thumb I've been there twice on a motorcycle, 1996 on a K100LT (not exactly the perfect bike for AK) and last year on an 1150GS (close to being the perfect bike for AK). Two trips don't make me any...
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    In the flying business (arguably a different sort...

    In the flying business (arguably a different sort of environment because you can only rarely 'pull over and get off'), we used to promote a thought methodology called "doubting confidence."

    The...
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    Poll: I joined the (then, about two year old) Cleveland...

    I joined the (then, about two year old) Cleveland Club as soon as I discovered it. We had some great times. Oh yeah, we seemed to go through all the usual growing/shrinking pains, but the events...
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    Yep, and I'm saving up for a double wide in Palm...

    Yep, and I'm saving up for a double wide in Palm Coast. -Jim
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    Not your typical winter riding season, last year

    Guess I rode more than usual this past winter. Usually, I just walk past the bike on the way to the Buick in winter. But this winter I also had more to do on the bike than usual - trips to Big Easy,...
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    Power touring, I'd say

    Thanks for the tour. Nice pics on your website.

    Jim
    Basic Truth: 'Nobody doesn't like a K75.'
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    Above

    See my reply above under R1150GS.

    Jim (legpuller)
  18. Thread: R1150gs

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    1150GS Wattage

    The 1150GS has a seven hundred and mumble watt alternator, which is generally fine for a vest, pants, socks, gloves, handgrips, radar detector, GPS, high beam, low beam, recharging the battery after...
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    First bike, first love

    I gotta think my first bike is the machine I will always remember as my favorite. It certainly wasn't my best bike, but the two of us - with very little help from the rest of the world - learned by...
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    HID Conversions

    I installed the Touratech HID hi beam conversion for the 1150GS on my bike last fall, and I have maybe three tours on it. It is basically a legal conversion under the DOT rules, because it employs a...
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    [QUOTE=John C. Ryan] Suburban Machinery has an...

    Suburban Machinery has an optional shift lever for the R1150R. Try the peg lowering kit first, and you can order the lever option later, if necessary.

    John Ryan (Jim Shaw, typist)
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    I don't think it's a good enough deal to trap me...

    I don't think it's a good enough deal to trap me (or you) into one BMW service shop. And you CAN do a lot of the stuff yourself, no problem. Just be sure to document it during the warranty period.
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    [QUOTE=pmdave]South Sound BMW (Tacoma, WA)...

    [QUOTE=pmdave]South Sound BMW (Tacoma, WA) replaced the speedometer ... Now, the speedo indicates 70 mph at a GPS speed of 64.4. If my math is correct, that's an 0.087 error, well within BMW limits....
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    In the summer...

    This was an acquisition last summer for when the sun's out. A week after I bought it, I left for five weeks on the GS. The Sebring is now the queen of the garage, next to a Buick LeSabre (for...
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    Speedometer vs odometer

    I assume you are considering that if you accomplish a 13% reduction in your speedo reading, it will also give you a 13% increase in your warranty distance? BMW just MIGHT be thinking about that!
    -Jim
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