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    An R bike can indeed be self maintained by many-...

    An R bike can indeed be self maintained by many- but K's are a whole bunch more work and have more unique procedures.
    The GS 911 suffices for older R's but the newest version is needed for the 6 and...
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    Ken, I'm not an MD but I am a guy who has spent...

    Ken, I'm not an MD but I am a guy who has spent most of his life in health care industries and a survivor of both mini stroke and TIAs. It s likely your doc has told you much or all of this but just...
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    Sylvania Lighting Settlement

    On 9/2 a settlement in a class action lawsuit against Sylvania was announced. Claims must be made by Nov 14.

    As usual, the lawyers get the biggest cut. Consumers can get $10 for each product...
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    A couple things are certain- if the aggressive...

    A couple things are certain- if the aggressive solvent nature of brake fluid is pulling stuff out of that line it is
    1) Contamination of the fluid by simple definition and
    2) Not helping the life...
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    The Osram H7 65W Rallye bulb is the brightest...

    The Osram H7 65W Rallye bulb is the brightest halogen you can fit- runs fine on stock wiring with same life or better than a stock bulb (always better in my hands)
    40% more light tha stock but only...
  6. Thread: Rubber Cap...

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    The nipples commonly sold at auto parts places...

    The nipples commonly sold at auto parts places are generally intended as caps for service work, not permanent use. And they're not made in the US so you can guess what the material quality is.
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    I own and use a number of BMR items. They mount...

    I own and use a number of BMR items. They mount well and seem tough enough to me, including the finish which does fie in humid NC. (But note my bikes are garaged when not in use)

    I've got the...
  8. Thread: Headlamps

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    The reflector coating issue on F bikes has been...

    The reflector coating issue on F bikes has been reported many times elsewhere- with stock bulbs or anything else. Of the top of my head I can recall seeing it reported on ST, GT and GS models and...
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    Any hole you can reasonably plug or patch has no...

    Any hole you can reasonably plug or patch has no significant impact on tire structure integrity.

    However, if you use rubber plugs (I won't) and you plug any tire with steel belts, you'd better...
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    Lots of things are possible as Marc notes- and...

    Lots of things are possible as Marc notes- and I've done all of them- even patching cage race tires in a pinch when I had no alternative (their tread temps get in low/mid 200s in use, way hotter than...
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    We've got 1 land line and 2 mobiles. The SO is...

    We've got 1 land line and 2 mobiles.
    The SO is a southern girl all the way and I'm a transplant.

    Neither of us ever answers any call with no number or unidentified caller displayed. We will...
  12. I've got a wedge K-GT plus 4 other BMWs and a...

    I've got a wedge K-GT plus 4 other BMWs and a Honda that I ride.

    The K wedge is sprung like a brick (if you plan 150 mph or better speed capability at that weight, better to err on the hard side...
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    The "triangle" is bigger the lower you go giving...

    The "triangle" is bigger the lower you go giving it a miniscule edge for conspicuity.

    But for light down the road a higher mount is far superior.

    I think you made the right choice for your...
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    The Duc is a very different animal from the GS...

    The Duc is a very different animal from the GS from both a riding and ownership perspective.

    Ducs are not exactly fun from a maintenance perspective- if you do your own.
    If you use a dealer, may...
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    Hyundai has also joined the commercials made with...

    Hyundai has also joined the commercials made with and for morons group.

    Their commercial shows a father riding with his kid driving- presumably a driving lesson- with neither paying any attention...
  16. On the coast,we've got a fair amount of EtOH free...

    On the coast,we've got a fair amount of EtOH free places- boats need it.

    So we use it in all the yard equipment (got about 30 gallons on hand) - 2 stroke and 4 stroke. Chainsaw, weedeater,...
  17. Thread: Headlamps

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    The H-7 has a very tightly packed coil providing...

    The H-7 has a very tightly packed coil providing light. Halogen bulbs work by redepositing metal on the filament as it evaps in use. The filaments get fuzzy and sometimes weak in spots.

    Bike...
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    Yup, agree. Rims matter and so does getting the...

    Yup, agree. Rims matter and so does getting the tire on right in the first place. Lots of lube but don't have it on the tread when you go for a test ride.

    While Michelins are generally pretty...
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    The meniscus is probably not a big deal- many...

    The meniscus is probably not a big deal- many minor tears are scope surgery, easily done. In fact so easy that you'll be tempted to get back to full duty too soon because pain is gone if its the...
  20. Thread: At what point.

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    The reliability of the FJR is respected by many...

    The reliability of the FJR is respected by many including some of my IBA friends who use them. Most issues with the early version have been addressed. But it isn't an RT- more like a K-GT. If BMWs K...
  21. Well, probably you'll be fine. It is a lightly...

    Well, probably you'll be fine. It is a lightly stressed street motor that operates at low revs.

    The thing that often goes to heck in those lower viscosity multigrade synthetics is the rating in...
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    6K bulbs may or may not really be that from...

    6K bulbs may or may not really be that from Chinese sources- reality in data and claims isn't generally their specialty. And generally bulbs atthat temp have some sort of coating that reduces output...
  23. You could just try a search- this topic has been...

    You could just try a search- this topic has been covered a hundred times in the past few years. THere is nothing novel in the wiring of your 2012 from any other hexhead/camhead bike that impacts the...
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    How Long Will It Be?

    Now running on national TV is an inane ad by Infiniti showing a stupid distracted male driver grinning about how his electronically equipped car saves him from
    1) failure to stay in lane
    2) failure...
  25. Don't expect a factory truck full of gear in the...

    Don't expect a factory truck full of gear in the right sizes. Maybe one or more dealers will bring some- but it won't be in your size or will be sold out, most likely- so you can go ahead and order...
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