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    Rainy Season in Brazil

    Statdawg,
    I just received the following email that answers our questions about weather in Brazil during the summer olympics (August 5-21, 2016):


    Richard,

    The Olympics are 7 years away,...
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    Additional Information

    Statdawg,
    I was unable to find a private link or email address for you on your BMWMOA Forum profile, so I'm posting the following email data RE: Brazil, and website hyperlink onto the BMWMOA...
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    Logistics of Trip to 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

    Statdawg,
    Overall, I like your ideas. I think they will work better than mine.

    Specifically:
    1. LARGE SHIPPING CONTAINER
    Shipping our bikes as a group via container makes more sense than...
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    My Comments/Suggestions

    I'm most interested in the RIDE to Rio. I suggest leaving the USA in small groups from the USA/Mexico border. I am interested in having a "tour operator" help with the logistics of such a ride;...
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    Summer Olympics Held August 5-21, 2016 in Rio

    The 2016 summer olympics in Rio de J. Brazil are being held on August 5-21. I was told by acquaintenances (that travel to Rio & vicinity often) that the weather in August (Brazil's winter) is warm...
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    "Can't Even Think That Far Ahead"

    Kevin,

    Thank you for your reply to this posting.

    RE: "... I can't even think that far ahead."

    I'm a retired corporate planner (financial planning, economic research, etc). I think...
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    Rio Brazil 2016 Olympics BMWMOA Trip

    I am in favor of a trip to Rio Brazil for the 2016 Olympics organized/sponsored by BMWMOA.

    We could meet in Texas and travel to/from Rio in small groups. BMWMOA would assist in organizing places...
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    Miles Per Tank

    I have gotten 350 miles out of tank of gasoline once on my 1999 R1100RT and once on my 2004 R1150RT. I was on fumes taking 6.4+ gallons each time out of a maximum tank of 6.6 gallons per BMW...
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    Helmet Hanging

    On my RT, I place my helmet on my tank or tankbag. It fits nicely behind the windshield for protection, up against but not touching the gauges, between the handlebars. I place my gloves flat under...
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    1999 R1100rt

    I purchased a brand new 1999 R1100RT in 1998. I just traded in the trouble-free 1999 R1100RT with 136,000 miles on it this past Fall for a 2004 R1150RT with less than 8K miles on it. I love both...
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    R1150rt

    I had a 1999 R1100RT with 136,000 miles on it, when I traded it in last Fall for a 2004 R1150RT with less than 8K miles on it. I currently have over 30K miles on this 2004 R1150RT and I haven't had...
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    Tire Comparisons

    I had Metzler Z4s & Z6s on my 1999 R1100RT. Great grip (even when wet), but tires shot at 5K miles. I tried both Metzler Z6s and Metzler ME880 tires on my 2004 R1150RT. Same result for Z6s ... great...
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    Metzler RoadTec Z6 Tires

    I find the Metzler RoadTec Z6 tires the best tires for twisty roads and riding in the rain. The rubber compund is very soft and sticky for great control and agility. The Metzler RoadTec Z6 are NOT...
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    Thank you! Preload & Damping

    Dave (& Frank),
    Thank you very much for all the help on setting the preload and damping on my 1999 R1100RT and understanding the concepts behind suspension tuning. I really do appreciate it. Look...
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    KBasa's Last Posting RE: Damping

    Dave,
    I will have to think about your comments in your last response, namely,:

    1. "damping controls resistance to EXTENSION [emphasis added] of the shock" absorber,

    2. "if the damping is set...
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    KBasa's Last Comments on Preload/Damping

    TO: KBasa (Dave Swider)
    Dave,
    Regarding your last comments, as follows:

    "You understand it perfectly. Set the ride height by adjusting the preload. Ride it a little. If it bounces a couple...
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    preload/damping

    You guys are really confusing me on setting the preload and damping. Let me see if I got this straight, based upon my knowledge and what you have said:

    First set the preload. This is done to get...
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    You guys are missing my points. If I'm running at...

    You guys are missing my points. If I'm running at full weight/capacity of the motorcycle (i.e. touring) versus lowest possible weight (sport riding), which way do I turn the pre-load and the shock...
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    Preload/Shock Absorber

    Please explain to me (in layman terms, and without the use of complicated tools and devices), how to manually tune the suspension on my 1999 R1100RT sports tourer by adjusting the stock adjustment...
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