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    Generally they are, but not always. Combined with...

    Generally they are, but not always. Combined with the things from racer7's post above, as a system the US makes diesels much more expensive. The sad thing is that if you look at the whole picture,...
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    Unless you mostly drive intercity, a small turbo...

    Unless you mostly drive intercity, a small turbo diesiel easily beats a hybrid. Shame the emission standards, and thus cost, in the US prevent these from being an option. Practically every...
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    First, most people drive their autos much less...

    First, most people drive their autos much less aggressively than their motorcycles. When ever I'm motoring together with autos, leading or following doesn't matter, I see at least 5MPG increase on...
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    So the solution to not having power to run your...

    So the solution to not having power to run your HID was to draw more power from the by waiting for 30s or to draw even more power by turning on the grips and waiting 10s? That's a cold problem, not a...
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    You shouldn't loose anything important, but I...

    You shouldn't loose anything important, but I thought they lost things like MPG, average speed, etc. Don't know about the alarm.
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    Presuming I'm allowed to quote myself from...

    Presuming I'm allowed to quote myself from another forum:



    A 14A/hr Shorai should have sufficient CCAs (~200-250 is comparable) and obviously the A/hr rating should be fine too. However,...
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    Yes, like their cars, their bikes are selling...

    Yes, like their cars, their bikes are selling well. That argues that all of the complints in this thread and others about reliability, etc. are wrong....the market values something else more and...
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    On that we are very much in agreement. As long...

    On that we are very much in agreement.

    As long as the BMW brand builds motorcycles that I feel meet my needs and desires better than any other brand, I will continue to buy them. When they don't,...
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    There are lots of "HP/drag" calcs out there. Here...

    There are lots of "HP/drag" calcs out there. Here is one: http://www.apexgarage.com/tech/horsepower_calc.shtml

    They don't assume anything about the drivetrain, but you'd need about that much HP at...
  10. Thread: Oil type

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    +1 Around here bikes don't get emission...

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    Around here bikes don't get emission tested, but cars do. If your cat goes bad in a car you find out and have to shell out big bucks, on the bike you never know. Also, as others have said, it...
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    More and more enthusiasts are learning to enjoy...

    More and more enthusiasts are learning to enjoy the much quieter, but no where near Hollywood quiet, sound of firearms with suppressors. Once exposed to it, most prefer it that way. Only problem is...
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    Simple solution to financially punish BMW, stop...

    Simple solution to financially punish BMW, stop buying them.
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    Not a sidestep, nor an amendment. My original...

    Not a sidestep, nor an amendment. My original post started out with purely ethical questions; if you reread it, it was always qualified as such. The post was always in response to the government...
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    Government is the legalization of force for the...

    Government is the legalization of force for the explicit purpose of adjudicating ethical violations, which is exactly why the founders of this country boxed it in the way they did (i.e. limiting it's...
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    Safety = Emotion Over Rationale

    Not really that hard. Did this person harm you by violating your Rights? Did they harm your property? Did their "recklessness" endanger you or your property such that you had reason to believe harm...
  16. Did he find the bike he needed? Kind of curious...

    Did he find the bike he needed? Kind of curious what the photoshoot was that needed a random bike.
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    http://www.porsche.com/usa/aboutporsche/virtualfac...

    http://www.porsche.com/usa/aboutporsche/virtualfactorytour/porschezuffenhausen/2e99a78c-475c-48da-8c1d-339343e1298b/d2b70996-47ad-4d4e-a589-f64229f6bd09/

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    Adjustment intervals are 12k. I haven't done one...

    Adjustment intervals are 12k. I haven't done one yet, but there appears to be a fair amount of disassembly to get to the valvetrain. None of it appears to be complicated, but does look time consuming.
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    Manufacturer recommendations are written by...

    Manufacturer recommendations are written by lawyers, not engineers. They ALL recommend you baby it because they know most people are complete hacks at driving and they don't want them wrecking a new...
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    Current vehicles, all of which I've done that...

    Current vehicles, all of which I've done that with.

    165,000 on a 05 Civic
    64,000 on an 07 S2000
    11,000 on an 09 F800ST
    8,000 on an 09 HP2 Sport (I recently picked this one one up so you can...
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    Ride it hard....

    Ride it hard. http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm
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    +1 Even on the 4 wheeled variety shocks are...

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    Even on the 4 wheeled variety shocks are often well worn by 50k of "normal" driving and replacement is recommended. Most people don't bother replacing them as they've gotten use to their car...
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    In my experience, service is highly dependant on...

    In my experience, service is highly dependant on your driver. I'ved lived in places that I would do almost anything to avoid UPS, but at my current home UPS has been very good and FedEx is so so....
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    +1 Probably more than the original...

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    Probably more than the original questionaire ever wanted to know: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAN_bus

    IMHO, people don't like it because you can't troubleshoot with "simple" tools and...
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    Very nice bike and cars! :thumb

    Very nice bike and cars! :thumb
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