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    Agree with the others regarding the oil thing ......

    Agree with the others regarding the oil thing ... you won't get much since only the sump gets filled and it doesn't rise to the level of the heads. One thing you might do though is to stand the bike...
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    Hey, been using Mobile1 for motorcycles for quite...

    Hey, been using Mobile1 for motorcycles for quite a while now in several vehicles including my R1200C ... after the break-in period. Used 1 cup in this latest trip to Newfoundland and back ... some...
  3. Just got back from a two-week trip through New...

    Just got back from a two-week trip through New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland on the bike. Contrary to CTellman, I found Canadians in general and Newfies in particular to be very courteous,...
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    The trip is over ... but the adventure still...

    The trip is over ... but the adventure still lives ...

    The original post says it all ...
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    Thanks, guys ... I'll post back this evening when...

    Thanks, guys ... I'll post back this evening when I get to the ferry at North Sydney. Headed out shortly so gonna shutdown now ... later ...
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    Progress Updates ...

    Lost today 'cuz of stormy weather ... tomorrow's on regardless as long as it's not thunderstorms ... I'll keep updates on the original post ... unless that's not kosher, that is ...
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    The Pilgrimage ...

    It all began a year ago ... the notion of making a pilgrimage to St John's, Newfoundland ...

    I really haven't a clue just what spawned this capricious idea ... this desire ... this need ......
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    Many of us have the same "problem" with our...

    Many of us have the same "problem" with our R1200C's ... with basically the same engine and fuel set-up. As you probably know by now, there are a couple areas to check such as leaks at the intake...
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    Ah yes ... but for some of us "last year" is...

    Ah yes ... but for some of us "last year" is ancient history and for others it's only yesterday. And then for some of us every day's a new day with none of the stigmata of all the yesterdays ...
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    Poll: Why wait? Bike in first gear, left foot down,...

    Why wait? Bike in first gear, left foot down, right foot on the brake ... every stop ... works for me ...

    After the stop: bike in first gear, both feet down, at the ready for the getaway ...
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    Hmmm ... well, 50's still a youngster, 57's a...

    Hmmm ... well, 50's still a youngster, 57's a youngster with a bit more experience, getting that first SSI check is a youngster with enough experience to know better ...

    I, on the other hand, am...
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    Hmmm ... I guess I don't fit the standard or...

    Hmmm ... I guess I don't fit the standard or norm. I mount from the left ... the bike, that is ... with the handlebars straight on and the kickstand down. Once over (not seated yet), the bike comes...
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    The Shankopatomus Kid for Prez!!!

    The Shankopatomus Kid for Prez!!!
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    Well put, Dave. Some folks ... not specifically...

    Well put, Dave. Some folks ... not specifically here on this forum ... have, over the years, mistaken "rights" for "privileges". Yes, we have a right to ride ... as long as we maintain the decorum...
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    As a Chromehead, I don't exactly take offense at...

    As a Chromehead, I don't exactly take offense at his contention that all that everyone talks about chrome on our site. But I do think he needs to return and have a really good look around. There is...
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    Sticky: Jeez ... what more can I say?

    Jeez ... what more can I say?
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    I live on the Mid-coast of Maine and concur with...

    I live on the Mid-coast of Maine and concur with the suggestion of Rte 1 ... take a route right along the coast. Some decent enough places to stop over ... if you don't mind the summertime tourists. ...
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    Agree with much of what you said about noise,...

    Agree with much of what you said about noise, cellphones, licensing ... however, the "earful, a call to your boss and possibly a letter of complaint" is probably gonna result in nothing other than...
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    Did the dealer's wrench actually take it out for...

    Did the dealer's wrench actually take it out for a ride ... not just a cruise down the street, but actually put a load on the engine? It's the load that would bring on pinging that would not be...
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    Thanks for that heads-up, Glenn ... that is ......

    Thanks for that heads-up, Glenn ... that is ... or was gonna be ... on my route through Colorado on the way to Ashland/Grant's Pass, Oregon to scout out some new digs. I'll surely keep track of...
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    Well, let's see if I can clarify what I meant by...

    Well, let's see if I can clarify what I meant by "sweet spot": that spot or position which has you in the generally accepted safety zone (visible to the driver in front of you in their rear view...
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    Gotta say a resounding "Go for it!" It will be...

    Gotta say a resounding "Go for it!" It will be one of ... if not the ... most memorable trips of you life!

    Although without sponsorship and not having the concerns of work and spouse (I was...
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    Proximity to and size of the vehicle in front of...

    Proximity to and size of the vehicle in front of you obviously is a key factor here. How close do you generally ride when behind someone? I think you'll find that a conservative distance back will...
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    Would I be safe in assuming you have changed oil...

    Would I be safe in assuming you have changed oil in both the tranny and the rear drive or at least checked levels? If not, I would consider that as a first step ... and check for debris in the old...
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    And let's not forget the Ride the Rock '09 Rallye...

    And let's not forget the Ride the Rock '09 Rallye held in St John's ... 31 July this year for the second annual. R1200C+'s but I'm sure anyone will be welcome ... it's just that the "others" might...
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