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    His brother was my son's elementary school...

    His brother was my son's elementary school principal in Norman, OK. Family name is Bumgarner.
  2. Thread: unknown BMW

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    The HP4 has blue wheels.

    The HP4 has blue wheels.
  3. Thread: advise please

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    The pre-1981 Airheads are notoriously...

    The pre-1981 Airheads are notoriously unreliable--seems one must replace major components of the ignition system every 5-10 thousand miles.

    OTOH when I let go of my '84 RS after 27 years and 75K...
  4. Thread: Perception

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    And if you have the BMW Bluetooth receiver for...

    And if you have the BMW Bluetooth receiver for your helmet, all is perfect.

    As for customer service, BMWs response to the RT shock problem is unprecedented.

    And when your bike is in for...
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    Seems sensible to discuss with your dealer, i.e.,...

    Seems sensible to discuss with your dealer, i.e., the place where you'll likely use the warranty.

    The reason your source "can't sell direct" is that puts them in competition with dealers selling...
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    You'll have trouble finding stems as short as the...

    You'll have trouble finding stems as short as the originals at a flaps.
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    BMW calls it "speedometer advance," their term...

    BMW calls it "speedometer advance," their term for EU mandated reading high. At the same time they claim the odometer is correct. If your odometer is off as you think, something's mismatched in the...
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    Yes, the Nikasil engines really shed heat. ...

    Yes, the Nikasil engines really shed heat.

    Running with feet on passenger pegs helps a little.
  9. Still there today, Jul 5 ...

    Still there today, Jul 5

    Sandiabmwmotorcycles.com
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    Hey, I received two cards--one that had me a...

    Hey, I received two cards--one that had me a member for one year and the correct one for 33 years.
  11. An LT-specific forum is...

    An LT-specific forum is http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/index.php
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    Compare how much each seat weighs. My used...

    Compare how much each seat weighs.

    My used purchase R1100S came with a Corbin that must weigh at least 20 pounds ... compared to about 4 for the stock seat I replaced it with. I doubt all...
  13. Return to click-on tankbag rail for 1200RT needed.

    Return to click-on tankbag rail for 1200RT needed.
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    You don't have carbs. You'll be synching the...

    You don't have carbs.

    You'll be synching the throttle bodies.
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    The notion of expecting integrity from a firm...

    The notion of expecting integrity from a firm selling an illegal (if you install it) product is amusing.
  16. Thread: battery??

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    Has nothing to do with high tech--just that the...

    Has nothing to do with high tech--just that the lower mount eyelet might break.
  17. Pretty sure demo rides were happening on one at...

    Pretty sure demo rides were happening on one at my dealer last Saturday.
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    The flush cap was a safety improvement, of...

    The flush cap was a safety improvement, of course.

    BMW's not the nostalgia company of the motorcycle world.
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    Yes. Hence better resistance to pinging, hence...

    Yes.

    Hence better resistance to pinging, hence ability to work with higher compression, hence ability for more ignition advance.

    All things that result in a more efficient and at same time more...
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    This is a warranty item.

    This is a warranty item.
  21. It's indeed in the owners manual. And your...

    It's indeed in the owners manual.

    And your bike came with a tool to use for this
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    Adjustable suspension has been around forever. ...

    Adjustable suspension has been around forever. This one's just electric.

    No information that this feature is the culprit.

    Living in the past is boring no matter how many posts fantasizing...
  23. Be good to list aftermarket electrical...

    Be good to list aftermarket electrical accessories installed, if any.
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    Find someone with a reputation and not afraid to...

    Find someone with a reputation and not afraid to charge for his work.

    Otherwise, expect nothing.
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    Carbs are gas hogs for sure. But they have zero...

    Carbs are gas hogs for sure. But they have zero effect on "how the bike rides."

    First thing I noticed was the front fender.

    Wonder if this guy runs and ex-police Crown Victoria?
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