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    early squids

    we're still weeks away from safe riding due to the fact that although we do not have great pothole problems, in the first week of so of decent weather, there is a dangerous amount of sand on the...
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    Eagle rider Orlando

    Rented for several years from Eagle Rider in Orlando with nothing but good experiences. They were impressed with the fact that I had the most riding experience of anyone who had rented from them;...
  3. Thread: Video of Deer

    by lawman
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    jumping lawn ornament

    On the "Rustic Roads" ride at Westbend ,last summer, as we came out of a small town near the IL border, there was a large home on the left with several acres of beautiful lawn; I immediately admired...
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    technical difference

    Lots of interesting comments on this one; the bottom line is that cops are people and the way they do their job varies widely; one technical point regarding the stop; the officer does not need...
  5. Hard landing can be good

    The next time you feel like complaining when a landing was somewhere between firm and hard, take a look at a wind sock or flag as you depart. The technique in a strong crosswind is to "plant" the...
  6. Thread: Comfort Seat

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    ditto

    Same bike, same seat, same pad, same clothing as Marco, and also love this same combination!
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    love the low

    32" inseam; love the low seat, lets me sit flat footed at the stops; also, as noted other places too, much more confortable than my 1100 seat; no need for a custom on my
    R-12! good luck
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    Interesting gtoup

    As an MSF Rider Coach I have found female students to be an interesting group. During the first couple of hours of the riding phase, they are usually a little apprehensive and overly cautious. ...
  9. a few points...

    Just a few points that may help with an understanding of the criminal legal system. First, usually an individual has a choice of a plea of guilty or not guilty (NOT, as the media often reports...
  10. lots of choices

    I have visited all 50 states and lived in 15 of them including California (four times), Florida (twice) and the New England area for over 10 years; when I retired from the military in 1982 I had a...
  11. Thread: New changes

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    two plus one

    my R12RT came with two metal and one plastic keys. Do I need to send one back?
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    waited a long time...

    Mine occurred in April 06, in my 58th year of riding! Hit an unseen bit of gravel while in the mountains in Mexico while down shifting on a downhill left hander. Bent the forks and scuffed the...
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    opposite "problem?"

    I hate to look for problems but I am somewhat perplexed about a "non-problem" on my R-12; In earlier models, I used about a quart every 4K or so until about 18K miles; on my R-12, I have had no oil...
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    Poll: chick and Vettes

    My Corvettes and women 20 years my junior that tell me they love my personality.
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    non-polarized sunglasses

    I surprised my last two eye doctors by ordering two pair of sunglasses with my new prescription glasses: one polarized and one non-polarized for riding; the theory for the non-polarized is simply...
  16. Thread: Numb hands

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    too tight a grip

    I have never had a problem with numb fingers but you have raised a collateral problem which sometines plagues me- inadvertantly kicking of the cruise control with what is probably too tight a grip...
  17. Thread: GPS, R1200rt

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    zumo 550

    looked a long time before deciding on the zumo 550; highly recommended; not a difficult installation, once you get the tupperware off (count the fasteners, had to do it a second tim when I wound up...
  18. Thread: Why so high?

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    low seat option

    the low seat option on the newer RT's makes a tremendous difference for an average sized rider (5'11"/32")
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    Well done

    well done and thanks again for the great rustic roads tour!...wj
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    West Bend Travelling Show ?

    On the last day of the rally, one of the many very nice people in West Bend commented "wow, thousands of you all in one place. Where do you all go next?."
  21. Thread: R1200R - Horn

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    06 RT Horn

    The horn on my 06 R12 is the loudest factory installed horn I have had on the 40 plus bikes I have owned; I'll bet it would be an easy swap...
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    state laws

    glad you're ok; FWIW I saw very few unsafe acts on the trip out, during and returning from the rally; also, many states do not require the left lane to be used exclusively as a passing land on...
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    what make it lower?

    When I ordered my new R12RT, I specified the optional low seat; it is only .7 inches lower but what an improvement! I transferred the Alaska Leathers cover from my 2000RT when I traded but...
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    optional low seat

    When I bought my new RT I noted that there was an optional low seat, at no additional cost; I figured that even though the difference was only about .7 inches, I had nothing to lose; it made a...
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    never assume anything

    Some years ago, I bought a 20 year old motorcycle ,ith less than 500 miles on it ,that had been in storage for most of its life; one of the first things I did was to change the tires which, although...
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