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    All too true, Harry. Yesterday and today, I...

    All too true, Harry.

    Yesterday and today, I did a short bike ride (on my RR) and today in my car. I saw over 40 Harley's. Not one was wearing gear that was remotely safe. Beanie helmets (not truly...
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    Fatality Stats

    Thanks for your good comments, folks. Appreciate that. Does anymore know the date of the original article that was published in ON? I think it was about 18 months ago.
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    Fatality Statistics

    I hope the title is not too grim for you.

    I recall reading in ON about 18 months ago about some fatality statistics, by MC brand for Wisconsin. Does anyone remember the article and what issue it...
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    Making the RR into an HP4

    I bought a 2012 RR last year, and love it. It's red and white and I put a bunch of carbon fibre on it.

    Has anyone considered how to make an RR into an HP4? I just put carbon fibre wheels on my...
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    GS Choice

    Hey Robert,

    What do you think about a 1200 vs. an 800?

    I am riding an 800 here and like it, but think the 1200 might be a better choice for me. The 800 gets a bit buzzy at 140+ km. Also like...
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    Poland

    Hi Holly

    See you on the 18th!

    James
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    From Slovenia

    Hi there, Holly. Good to hear from you.

    The Alps and the Dolomites were a blast. As was the food.

    I just spent 4 days in Austria, doing the Hochalpenstrasse. Great fun as sell.

    I'm off to...
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    I'm here - but delayed

    Hi there. I've been travelling - I'm currently in the Dolomites, after having been through the Swiss Alps, and away from emails, etc. I'm riding an 800 GS, which is good, but I wish I had my RR. ...
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    Tomorrow is the day

    Well, folks, I should get my bike back tomorrow, in time for a track day on Monday, and even a sunny day!!

    My service mgr at the dealership said the connecting rod bolts were torqued correctly,...
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    President Roosevelt

    Liked your report, Jon. Sounds like a great trip to a wonderful destination. Thanks

    I also was taken by your quote at the end. I have always been an admirer of Teddy Roosevelt and I have long...
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    RR Recall

    I contacted BMW Canada and got an email saying parts were coming this week to Toronto. My dealer told me he has some of the pieces and is hoping for the rest in a day or two. I have a track day on...
  12. Great question

    And I guess there really is no one answer!

    I sort of retired 5 years ago, but am building a new business, got into riding last year at the behest of my brother in law who said riding might be...
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    Timing

    What is the timeframe that you owners in the US are hearing about parts being delivered to your dealers? In Canada, we are still about two weeks away from dealers getting the new parts to fix the...
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    Porches and BMWs

    I love what you're doing. Your 356 is AWESOME.

    I am at the opposite end of the spectrum from you, with newer versions of great cars and bikes. But who cares?

    I don't have the time, money or...
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    Pics

    Your bike looks great, Robert. Helmet is both patriotic and matches your bike. Cool.

    I will post my bike picture shortly - as soon as we get some sun!!!

    BTW, Robert, the key to not getting bad...
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    Ireland

    I've been to Ireland 3 times, twice to the Republic and last year to N Ireland. Last two trips on golfing vacations. Never ridden there. People are superb. Friendly, hospitable and a bit off the...
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    RR Settings

    I took my bike into a local tuner to setup the sag. I weigh 280, so my numbers won't work for you folks. He set up the sag to give me 15 mm of movement.

    The form and shock settings he suggested,...
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    Choices

    I have a 2007 K1200S and quite enjoy it. I bought a S1000RR a few weeks ago, and wonder now if I will ever ride my K bike again!! So I understand your quandary. I am thinking of getting a GS 800 to...
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    Europe

    Hi folks.

    A comment or two.

    I have signed up for the FIM Rally. I'll be booking accommodations over the next few days and planning my schedule. So I'll let Lucky know when we could hook up. ...
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    Rr

    Hi Robert.

    I bought mine two weeks ago, and am just loving it. It's easy to ride - fast or slow. And pretty comfy, other than on bumpy roads.

    I am going to get my bike tuned by a suspension...
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    Europe

    Holly, what goes on at the FIM Rally?

    BTW, I grew up in Hamilton and played a few rounds at Ancaster G & CC as a teenager.

    Small world.

    Cheers
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    Europe

    Thanks for all your input, folks. Great stuff.

    It strikes me that I will need to revamp my trip plans. Nice problem. I will definitely consider the FIM rally and also Luckies suggestion to meet a...
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    Ohlins on K1300 S

    Anyone have any experience with installing Ohlins forks/shocks on a K1300S? Does the ESA still work? What is the difference in handling?

    Thx folks.
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    Yellowstone

    Last year, we rode from Vancouver to the Grand Canyon. Weather in Yellowstone was fine. The Bison on the roads were really scary, though. As was the ride from Wyoming into Utah. The Grand Tetons were...
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    Europe

    Thanks so much for the tip, Paul. This is indeed a great site. Great values and interesting places.

    Thanks again.
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