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  1. My 2 cents

    Takes a lot of the fun out of riding when you basically have to be on alert at all times-doesn't it? Initially, four years ago when I got my bike, I had trouble doing 55mph in the presence of trucks...
  2. Thread: advise please

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    Consider this

    Be realistic as to how the bike will be utilized the vast majority of time. I have a 76 R90, I putz around for a Sunday drive and if the stars align correctly, occasionally I'll take a round trip of...
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    Try these guys

    Benchmark out of Sturgis, Mississippi-they have had the best prices on anything I've purchased. Not only that, they are also extremely knowledgeable and easy to work with.

    Chuck
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    Matthew Parkhouse & MOA

    About a year ago, I inquired whether anyone was in the process of compiling the various articles written by Mr. Parkhouse for the MOA publication and putting them in book form...is there any progress...
  5. Thread: Crashed Beemer

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    Crashed Beemer

    While driving in downtown Madison, Wi this afternoon, we came upon a police car parked along side a downed Beemer, looked like an older Airhead to me. The rush hour urban traffic leaves no room for...
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    More please

    I'd love to read about your 500 /5 experiences-can you send me a link

    What? Nobody else drove a slash 5 500?
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    Great Bikes of the 70's

    is the name of a magazine published by Motorcyclist Magazine back in 1981. Among the features is a summary of 50 cycles entitled "Best of the Seventies." Here's what they said about the BMW 500...
  8. My 2 cents

    Formerly, I had some Michelin tires, sorry, don't remember the model, but with the uninterrupted center groove in the tire, the bike was virtually undriveable on roads with rain grooves. On metal...
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    Drove a possibility today

    Circumstances and Craigslist allowed me to drive a bike I've lusted after since my youth-The 4 cylinder, 350 Honda, vintage 1974, I believe. While it cosmetically abit rough, the smoothness of engine...
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    I did have a scooter for a number of years, the...

    I did have a scooter for a number of years, the Burgman 650 and it was a superb bike in every way.
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    Looking for an alternative

    Hello,

    I've driven a 76 R90 the last 4 years along with a Honda GL 650; both bikes have served their purpose admirably. While cruising about today, it did occur to that some type of smaller bike...
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    yesterday's trip

    Had to leave Wisconsin and go to Iowa to buy a used car...how to go, truck or bike? Well, since there are few things I hate more than putting gas in the Dakota, the wife and I took the bike-76 900. ...
  13. Thread: Rally Questions

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    Rally Questions

    I was considering going to the Galena Rally coming up later this month, but never having been to one before, wasn't sure how it works.

    I assume one can just show up and pay at the gate.

    Is...
  14. Thread: Airhead wheels

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    Same here

    Seems like a genuine effort to impart some words of wisdom to me. I didn't detect anything of smart aleck nature in the reply. I once put about 9K in an old Chevy pick-up and when I went to sell it,...
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    tach cable update

    Well, the tach cable arrived. I asked the vendor, Bench Mark Works, if it was a genuine BMW product and was told that it was. It appears to be a very well made item. The product code was 62121357732...
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    A pleasant little trip

    Took the 76 R90 and the little wife on a 250 mile or so down to see the parents today. Did some interstate, did some two lane and some relatively big city driving and it was all good. I just find...
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    Really

    I make one comment stating that I think $72 is a bit excessive and it draws this type of reaction. Sorry, but I really do think it is excessive and I know all about supply and demand and even read...
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    Just got done ordering-new ones will apparently...

    Just got done ordering-new ones will apparently be in next week. The price was $25.75 plus shipping; I couldn't be more pleased and thanks so much to the gentleman who made this information available...
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    tach cable for 76 r90

    I checked with the dealer who quoted me $72; now I know the dealer has to make a profit and all, but this strikes me as more than a little excessive. Can anyone recommend a cheaper alternative?
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    My second big trip

    I believe it was three years ago when I wrote about driving my 76 r90 from south central Wisconsin to the Badlands. Well, even though there were a multitude of reasons
    not to take a trip this year...
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    Thanks

    for the suggestions. I have a friend who happens to be a German teacher so he is going to help me negotiate that one website.

    Chuck
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    Heinrich handlebar fairing ?

    I have one of these units on my 76 R90 and the gasket material around the headlight is pretty much shot. I realize the chances of finding a NOS piece is probably nil and none. Any suggestions as to...
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    Coloring outside the lines

    I think Polar Bear's comments to be spot on. I personally applaud those who shun conventional thinking, those who aren't satisfied with the status quo. It's because of these people, along with those...
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    What I know

    My acquaintance did it with his Suzuki Burgman and was pleased with the change. I always considered tires the biggest ripoff in the biking world and how the crotch rocket guys can stomach shelling...
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    Then again

    I suppose Rolls Royce was mentioned because to the general public, rightly or wrongly, they were viewed as the finest automobile made...I wouldn't know. I defer to those with more experience and...
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