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    Tom, what model MicroTrak do you have? I've...

    Tom, what model MicroTrak do you have?

    I've been using the Bubbler GPS app on my android phone and Spotwalla so my wife can track my rides. APRS sounds pretty interesting. There's a hamfest coming...
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    The way I read it, the OP intends to add...

    The way I read it, the OP intends to add lighting, using the headlight switch to control it, not to disable the headlight-always-on function.
  3. Thread: Anonymous Book

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    I pretty much agree with David. We no longer have...

    I pretty much agree with David. We no longer have a land line, just cell phones. I have an app on my Samsung phone that screens calls. I have it set so that if the caller is not in my contacts list...
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    I saw that ad this afternoon and had the same...

    I saw that ad this afternoon and had the same reaction...what a moron that guy is.

    We bought a new Acura RDX about a year ago. It's a nice car and we like it. I follow an Acura forum that seems...
  5. I'll second Kurt's observation...the Toaster Tan...

    I'll second Kurt's observation...the Toaster Tan brace is a work of art. I had one on my recently sold R100RS. Last I heard, he's relocating to the Seattle area (IIRC), tho, so I don't know how...
  6. I think you can get one from Costco...

    I think you can get one from Costco...
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    Well, here in the AZ desert, that can be a long...

    Well, here in the AZ desert, that can be a long wait... :)

    And in the meantime, the sun will destroy it unless you protect it somehow...which precipitated (no pun intended) my initial post.
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    'Bowden' is the generic name for that type of...

    'Bowden' is the generic name for that type of cable...the flexible cable inside a spiral sheath.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowden_cable

    So, they're all bowden cables...throttle, choke,...
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    Seat Maintenance

    Speaking of seats...what do you guys like to clean/preserve vinyl seats? Lots of vinyl cleaning/preserving stuff out there but I want to be sure not to use something that'll make the seat too...
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    Well, the pollution here in the Phoenix area is...

    Well, the pollution here in the Phoenix area is worse now than it was back in the late 60's/early 70's, before emission controls and testing. Of course, there are LOTS more people and vehicles here...
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    IMO, safety inspections are just a license to rip...

    IMO, safety inspections are just a license to rip people off. We lived in PA in the 60's with 6 mo inspections. They ALWAYS managed to find something, even on new cars. I'd really like to see the...
  12. Thread: Don't panic

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    OK, help a newbie here...which years/models are...

    OK, help a newbie here...which years/models are susceptible to these final drive issues? Is is another thing I need to worry about with my new-to-me R1150RT (2004)?
  14. I usually wave if I can. Or nod if too busy to...

    I usually wave if I can. Or nod if too busy to wave. I've been surprised at the number of HD riders who do wave back. A while back I even waved at a cop and he waved back. Then again he was on a...
  15. Thread: Dental Implants

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    Thanks for the inputs, guys (including...

    Thanks for the inputs, guys (including dieselyoda's :) ).

    I saw the surgeon this morning and decided to go with the implant. He'll extract the broken tooth (what's left of it) and install the...
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    No, kind of the opposite...'refrigerated air'...

    No, kind of the opposite...'refrigerated air' means not a swamp cooler.

    Swamp coolers (aka evaporative cooler, or 'evap') work great if they're installed and maintained properly and the humidity...
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    The article I read said that the banks and other...

    The article I read said that the banks and other users still getting support are paying M$ dearly for it. I suppose that if one of the rest of us wanted support and was willing to pay for it, M$...
  18. Thread: Dental Implants

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    Dental Implants

    Another medical thread...

    I broke a tooth the other day (no, I didn't fall off the bike...). Because of the way it's broken a simple cap probably is not workable, so my dentist is recommending...
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    Adblock Plus is definitely a great add-on. Flash...

    Adblock Plus is definitely a great add-on. Flash Control is another...it blocks all the annoying flash stuff but still lets you see it if you want. It may be Chrome specific but there are similar...
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    Getting old kinda sucks but it does beat the...

    Getting old kinda sucks but it does beat the alternative.
  22. Thread: Losing things

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    It depends. The optometrist we go to is really...

    It depends. The optometrist we go to is really good but the glasses we get from them aren't always up to par. Last pair I got aggravated with them so I took the prescription to Sam's Club near us....
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    Hey, that's nowhere near as bad as the airline...

    Hey, that's nowhere near as bad as the airline pilots who land at the wrong airport. :)
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    Greetings from another new oilhead owner. I...

    Greetings from another new oilhead owner. I bought a 2004 R1150RT with 22k miles on it about three weeks ago. It will keep my airhead company. I've put about 750 miles on the RT and really like it....
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    Thanks, guys. I have the funnel tool on order....

    Thanks, guys. I have the funnel tool on order. I'll look into the hose replacement. If not OEM hoses, what source(s) do you guys recommend? It's a new-to-me bike that I don't think has had much...
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