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    I remember when TV's were curved (the left and...

    I remember when TV's were curved (the left and right edges) and displayed only black and white. My grandkids give me a blank look when I tell them that.

    Harry
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    The reason I asked is because a salesman told me...

    The reason I asked is because a salesman told me the Vario cases were wider than the handlebars/mirrors on a 2015 R1200GS. But I measured across the Vario cases on a 2011? R1200GS and that width was...
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    panniers question

    What is the total width of the Vario cases on an R1200GS(W), with the Vario cases in their narrow positions?

    How about the total width of the Touratech cases, same bike?


    thanks,

    Harry
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    Thanks. Size 14 boots for me, too. I will...

    Thanks. Size 14 boots for me, too.

    I will test ride a new R1200GS soon.

    Harry
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    Lynn, Any issues with the gear shift or brake...

    Lynn,

    Any issues with the gear shift or brake lever after lowering the pegs? Was the brake lever adjusted down?

    I am looking into a new GS, and the possibility of lowering the pegs on it. I...
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    Abs

    This makes sense: motorcycles with ABS are safer, and all late-model BMW bikes have ABS.

    Basis: http://www.iihs.org/iihs/brochures/motorcycle-abs-why-you-want-to-ride-with-it

    Harry
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    The ride to the Rally and back pointed out a...

    The ride to the Rally and back pointed out a problem: my legs. I used to walk to work every day, and now that I'm retired, I definitely need to get more walking in. Today at the YMCA, I tried out...
  8. Thread: RT or LT

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    [QUOTE=wkuwiz;950444] I am 6'4" tall with a...

    I am 6'4" tall with a 36" inseam. The RT is a bit cramped for my long legs and I am now considering an R1200GS. This is only a factor on very long road trips.

    Harry
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    Thanks to all for the advice. I am looking at a...

    Thanks to all for the advice. I am looking at a new GS.

    There is always some agonizing over buying a new bike and the options do add up. A big issue is the simple fact that I can buy a very nice...
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    Well, the good news is that you survived a...

    Well, the good news is that you survived a stroke. Many don't. And you seem to have done it without being impaired. Many suffer serious loss of functioning. Cooperate with your medical providers...
  11. Thread: RT versus GS

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    Chris, thanks for the advice. I can only ride...

    Chris, thanks for the advice. I can only ride more than one hour on the first leg of a trip. After a while, an hour is all I can do at a time, and even that is a challenge.

    I will check out a GS....
  12. Thread: RT versus GS

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    I've had an '03 RT since I bought it new. I am...

    I've had an '03 RT since I bought it new.

    I am 6'4" with long legs, 36" inseam. On very long trips, my legs give me problems on the RT. I have to get off the bike every hour, and sometimes I...
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    It wasn't an accident, it was vehicular assault. ...

    It wasn't an accident, it was vehicular assault. Throw the book at her, put her in jail, and get the best personal injury lawyer to sue her for more than she is worth.

    Harry
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    It's too bad what has transpired with the 2014...

    It's too bad what has transpired with the 2014 R1200RTW. It does illustrate that making a product more complex with the ESA suspension gizmo may not make for a better product. It violates the KISS...
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    I live in a small town. Most of the local riders...

    I live in a small town. Most of the local riders are not into touring on motorcycles. They do the weekend group rides. If I didn't ride solo, I wouldn't travel on the bike. My wife won't ride at...
  16. I didn't think that there were any sources of...

    I didn't think that there were any sources of ethanol-free gasoline in New York, but apparently there are some:

    http://pure-gas.org/

    That site has information, state-by-state, or a map showing...
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    Sounds like a useful system. They claim their...

    Sounds like a useful system. They claim their "Eyesight" system outperforms Ford's and another manufacturer's, without any data or basis for that claim. I have a problem with that. Don't make...
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    I'm concerned about that. The one commercial,...

    I'm concerned about that. The one commercial, for a Mercedes I believe, showed the car stopping for a pedestrian. I'm all for systems that good.

    Maybe they should electrify the driver's seat,...
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    I sprained my knee on a road trip several years...

    I sprained my knee on a road trip several years ago. It was painful riding home. Any length of time on the bike caused pain, and it was all I could do to get off the bike and walk off the pain. I...
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    Ford didn't get a bailout. I gave up on GM a...

    Ford didn't get a bailout.
    I gave up on GM a very long time ago. I gave up on Ford for a while, too. My wife's car is a 2010 Ford Focus, a decent car with no problems to date.

    Harry
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    You guys lucked out with the very best weather of...

    You guys lucked out with the very best weather of the season. "Northern" weather like that, with cool temps and low humidity, has become all too rare with global warming.

    Glad you had a good...
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    The map is from here: http://norse-corp.com/ ...

    The map is from here:

    http://norse-corp.com/

    I can see if fine on Internet Explorer 11.

    Harry
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    The way I figure it, it takes one to know one:...

    The way I figure it, it takes one to know one: most cyber criminals are based in Russia.

    Harry
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    Cyber Attacks Map

    Interesting map of hackers at work:

    http://map.ipviking.com/

    Got a good Internet Security app on your device?

    I'm using Kaspersky, with good results so far.

    Harry
  25. Thanks, Jon. Yesterday, for example, I got 57...

    Thanks, Jon. Yesterday, for example, I got 57 mpg in my Prius on a trip to Keuka Lake for a little fishing.

    Harry
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