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    Fairing nut insert repair

    Not an airhead, but I used a low end ski base welder on the fairing on my R1100RS. I held it against the brass insert to heat it until it could be pushed back into place. Once in position I used the...
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    Sticky: Post a picture of your oilhead

    Thanks - yours? (the yellow one?)
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    Patch / plug a flat???

    I love Victor self vulcanizing string plugs that don't require additional rubber cement. I have two of them in my back tire right now thanks to a roofing staple and I haven't been babying it for the...
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    2002 R1150RT Alternator Voltage

    Try jumping from the other battery without the charger hooked up. The impression I got from reading their instructions is that it should reset their safety system and you should be able to read...
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    Reading the FAQ page does give some more info:...

    Reading the FAQ page does give some more info: http://earthxmotorsports.com/faqs/ (same link you already posted, but redundancy is ok, right)

    Additionally, the manual is pretty good:...
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    Were you riding it for 10-12 minutes, or just...

    Were you riding it for 10-12 minutes, or just letting it idle in place? If the latter, did you have a fan it front of it to keep it cooled. Our bikes need airflow to prevent overheating.

    The fact...
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    R1150RS Side Stand Foot Enlarger Plate

    A previous owner of my R1100RS welded a plate onto the side stand to enlarge the base. Unfortunately, it was the first thing to touch down in a turn and nearly put me on my side one day when it took...
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    ...and a spare motor - this guy is prepared!

    ...and a spare motor - this guy is prepared!
  9. I wave - to kids that are pointing or waving, to...

    I wave - to kids that are pointing or waving, to other bikes, and most of all to drivers who are paying attention and see me when I'm in a situation where I'm hard to see. The guy in the work van...
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    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-EFO5vot6tZc/Uh9...

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-EFO5vot6tZc/Uh9rDU9pUmI/AAAAAAAAERo/DxImrU2u1Ss/s720/IMAGE_8D1286A5-2D9D-40F3-8AD4-F900A30EDDA4.JPG
  11. Ethanol, Do you Avoid Using Gas Containing Ethanol?

    Absolutely right. So as long as the compression ratio / porting and ignition timing don't conspire with the reduced octane rating to result in pinging / knocking and the resultant damage... If you...
  12. was it one of these? ...

    was it one of these?

    http://cdnll.gardenersedge.com/images/500/fc3.jpg

    I just tested one a couple weeks ago, running 1000 ml of E10 blended with 20 ml H2O through it. It failed pretty miserably...
  13. Thought I was reading my own post for a second ...

    Thought I was reading my own post for a second

    As for a gas can that I like, 5 gallon race / dump cans from a bike shop are my favorite.
  14. I plan to run some in my R1100RS now that a local...

    I plan to run some in my R1100RS now that a local (10 miles out of my way) station has it available. I just want to see if there is a noticeable difference. If there is, I may keep some on hand in...
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    Back up cameras are great, especially at night or...

    Back up cameras are great, especially at night or when hooking up a trailer. GPS can be wonderful compared to unfolding paper maps. I love having the ability to bring my entire music collection with...
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    Sticky: Post a picture of your oilhead

    It coordinates well with the cub cadets in the background.

    Edit: guess that has already been discussed, but seeing as those mowers put a roof over my head, I'm happy to see them. If you could each...
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    terham - Oark Cafe - Best and Biggest frog legs...

    terham - Oark Cafe - Best and Biggest frog legs I've ever had and darn good peach cobbler. We organized a dual sport ride a few years back from the Mulberry Lodge just North West of there. We had...
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    Have you checked compression, leak down and fuel...

    Have you checked compression, leak down and fuel pressure?
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    Where is your next westward destination after...

    Where is your next westward destination after Ohio and how fast are you trying to get there? If you like turns, Ohio roads get more enjoyable the farther South you go and get more boring the farther...
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    Sticky: MarkM - What windscreen are you running?

    MarkM - What windscreen are you running?
  21. Found a 1973 R75/5 w/ sidecar for sale in Olmsted Falls Ohio today

    Not mine, but looks pretty clean if anyone is looking for such a beast.

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-scW_ZvV6AX0/U4Yl7wnfBxI/AAAAAAAAEfU/hNvTbKfhBnQ/s512/IMG_2056.JPG
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    For me it is a cost of beauty question. I rode...

    For me it is a cost of beauty question. I rode with a pieced together fairing from two broken ones for a few years before finding one on ebay in the right color and price range.
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    winner winner chicken dinner - right down to the...

    winner winner chicken dinner - right down to the year

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    Mine were pretty ugly from a similar incident and...

    Mine were pretty ugly from a similar incident and a crash by the previous owner. They aren't perfect but I got rid of the worst of it by using a plastic iron for ski base repair to fill in the deep...
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    Sticky: If that is the goal, I'd be tempted to route the...

    If that is the goal, I'd be tempted to route the grounds for all lights (brake, tail, head, turn, dash) through a common switch that could kill evrything all at once.
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