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  1. Thread: The R/RS is back

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    Agree. I've always been partial to S and ST...

    Agree. I've always been partial to S and ST models. They fit me well and I like the lighter weight and "racier" look. Perhaps I own the last of a dying breed for BMW.
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    Dunno about cost, but looks pretty...

    Dunno about cost, but looks pretty labor-intensive to me. And the prep work is probably comparable to a paint job--the surface being skinned has to per perfectly smooth underneath that plastic. I bet...
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    Just something to think about before you repaint...

    Just something to think about before you repaint a bike ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE ORIGINAL COLOR: it makes a future buyer immediately suspicious about "Why was it repainted? Was it crashed?"

    I...
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    I've thought about this a lot. More and more as...

    I've thought about this a lot. More and more as the years pass. For me, I believe my eyes will be the first vital-to-riding component that will fail. I'm nearing 70 and my heart is strong and...
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    Actually Jimmy, I do believe I can feel when the...

    Actually Jimmy, I do believe I can feel when the tires are 1 or 2 pounds different--but because my gauges read different, I don't know if the tire pressure is higher or lower, the only thing for sure...
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    Nothing wrong with pencil style analog gauges....

    Nothing wrong with pencil style analog gauges. Just check them periodically to ensure they stay "true" and they are great tools.

    And speaking of tire gauges ... I'm sorta stuck in "analysis...
  7. Thread: Service question

    by royce
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    Depends on how I'm feeling at the time. I have...

    Depends on how I'm feeling at the time. I have changed the oil before the trip and completed the rest of the service after the trip ... and I have also completed the entire service before the trip....
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    In my personal posts, it only happens when I...

    In my personal posts, it only happens when I compose/draft a message in MS Word, then cut and paste into the Forum. Quotation marks (") seem to translate as ????s.
  9. Thread: 2015 Models

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    OK, I'm weighing in with an opinion. I mostly...

    OK, I'm weighing in with an opinion.

    I mostly rode Japanese brands (Honda, Kawasaki and Yamaha) for years before I bought my current BMW (my first European bike). I like Hondas also and my...
  10. Just yesterday, a pickup with an entire pallet of...

    Just yesterday, a pickup with an entire pallet of individual bags of mulch (you've all seen those bags at Home Depot, right?). The pallet was stacked two or three feet higher than the cab of the...
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    Sorry to hear that. Sounds like you need a new...

    Sorry to hear that. Sounds like you need a new dealer, not a new bike.
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    Don't know. Personally, I only check the New...

    Don't know. Personally, I only check the New Posts tab daily; never look in individual folders. Thus I only see anything from the F-Twins folder when someone makes a new post in it. Not sure why I do...
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    Gary, I've ridden that road several times over...

    Gary, I've ridden that road several times over the years, in each direction at least once. It is a gorgeous ride, but I agree with everything you've said. Be careful.
  14. I equate this interaction to two riders waving to...

    I equate this interaction to two riders waving to each other. Neat story, thx for sharing.
  15. This is a good idea, Paul. But what do you do in...

    This is a good idea, Paul. But what do you do in one of those Arizona counties this is as big as most New England states? It might be an all-day ride just to find the sheriff. <grin>
  16. Years ago, on our first long trip, my buddy and I...

    Years ago, on our first long trip, my buddy and I agreed on the following: if we get separated (in traffic most likely) each of us would proceed to the first safe place to pull off the road and we...
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    [QUOTE=jpk1100;947437]... Until 2 or 3 years ago,...

    [QUOTE=jpk1100;947437]... Until 2 or 3 years ago, almost every motorcycle in the Tour the France (cameramen, photographers, officials) was a BMW, and mine (K1100LT) was still the workhorse motorcycle...
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    << You may receive many opinions. They will boil down to one of these three common answers

    1) Would you trust your life on anything but a new tire
    2) If you pull the tire from the rim and patch...
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    A little experience might fix that. On every trip...

    A little experience might fix that. On every trip I've ever taken, I've packed less stuff than the time before. I can now travel a week with a tank bag. But remember, I travel solo--no wife.
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    I have ridden all over the US by myself, and I...

    I have ridden all over the US by myself, and I have ridden all over the US with one or two buddies. I enjoy both. I have never used any noisemakers (music or radio or CB or whatever) because I...
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    I'm running GTs on my ST which weighs less than...

    I'm running GTs on my ST which weighs less than your R and I am mostly empty when I ride. The GTs handle well and don't feel harsh to me at all.
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    Funny thing, most of the bikes I see at Starbucks...

    Funny thing, most of the bikes I see at Starbucks are BMWs and the riders all look the same, except they/we are dressed like armadillos instead of pirates.
  23. Like several others have already said, I use fuel...

    Like several others have already said, I use fuel w/o ethanol when it is available. There are two stations in my local area that have signs on the pumps that say the premium, 91 octane, has no...
  24. Thread: Anonymous Book

    by royce
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    Wow! Thought I was simply a jerk, now I know lots...

    Wow! Thought I was simply a jerk, now I know lots of folks don't jump to answer the phone when it rings.

    Best answer I ever heard to this question: "If it is important, they will text me."
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    Probably not as bad as you fear right now. But,...

    Probably not as bad as you fear right now. But, if it is as bad as you fear, you can likely still find a bike that you can ride; might have to change bike styles however. A cruiser (shudder, cringe)...
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