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  1. Stayed at The Willows Inn in Rossport in fall of...

    Stayed at The Willows Inn in Rossport in fall of 2008. Was very nice, around $110/night as I recall with a very good retaurant next door. The was also another nice B&B in Rossport but I don't recall...
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    I believe that lighthouse on Two harbors is also...

    I believe that lighthouse on Two harbors is also a B&B and on the National Historic Register.

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    About 1/2 south of the Canadian border in...

    About 1/2 south of the Canadian border in Minnesota there is a ranger station on the north side of HWY 61. (Pigeon River?) You can walk a path there that goes about 1/2 to 3/4 mile into the woods...
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    Circle tour

    The Willows Inn B&B in Rossport, ON. Very nice and reasonably priced. Good restaurant next door - Serendipity Garden Cafe and Guest House. Their guest house is a few blocks away from the cafe but...
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    Kevin, That looks like Chatanika Lodge. Do...

    Kevin,

    That looks like Chatanika Lodge. Do you ride your machines out there from Fairbanks or trailer them and ride from the lodge?

    Don
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    I lost a son who was 24. Call your friend and...

    I lost a son who was 24. Call your friend and tell him you just discovered that his son had died. Don't worry about what you say. It will be far more important to your friend that you called, cared,...
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    I have used Charlie Johnson with real good...

    I have used Charlie Johnson with real good results. Assume he is still in business.
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    +1 on the Rick Mayer. I think it is a great seat....

    +1 on the Rick Mayer. I think it is a great seat.

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    Saw some LEO's dismount and mount from the right...

    Saw some LEO's dismount and mount from the right side in the Aquatenial Parade last year. In fact all of them. I asked why and they said it: 1) keeps you out of traffic, 2) If the side stand...
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    +1 on the Grip Puppies D

    +1 on the Grip Puppies

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    +1 on everything you said. Rick's strong point...

    +1 on everything you said. Rick's strong point is building great saddles, not customer communication. I can ride all day on mine and only need to get off for gas.

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    Nearest grocery store .5 mi. Nearest drive...

    Nearest grocery store .5 mi.
    Nearest drive through coffee .5 mi.
    Nearest interstate 1 mi.
    Nearest BMW dealer 1.5 mi.

    No wonder it seems crowded!!!

    Don
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    I am leaving to circle the lake on 9/5. Did it 4...

    I am leaving to circle the lake on 9/5. Did it 4 years ago so will try to vary the route this time. We will leave from Minneapolis and make Copper Harbor the first day. Then to Sault Ste Marie. ...
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    Got it done. Your suggestions were far clearer...

    Got it done. Your suggestions were far clearer than the owners manual.

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    RT headlight replacement

    I need to replace the low beam on my RT. Got to the point I needed to release the retainer clip and can't get it to budge. I tried everything I could think of. Is this typical or am I missing an easy...
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    I used an Alaska Leather pad on my 1150RT and was...

    I used an Alaska Leather pad on my 1150RT and was happy with the result. Didn't make it totally comfortable but helped a bunch with the stock seat. They just delivered a Rick Mayer saddle and I have...
  17. Thread: Grip Buddies?

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    +1 These are what you are after. Easy to install...

    +1 These are what you are after. Easy to install and you will like them.
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    I had a full knee replacement 2 years ago. Went...

    I had a full knee replacement 2 years ago. Went into the hospital Thurday afternoon and was dicharged at noon Sunday. They started PT on Friday morning. I used crutches for three days and a cane for...
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    Good advice. I came in a hard case and is in my...

    Good advice. I came in a hard case and is in my tool chest waitng to be used.
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    Thanks for all the comments. I think I will go...

    Thanks for all the comments. I think I will go with this wrench and see how it works before buying another. The wrench is a Craftsman and is a clicker. Seems to be very high quality for my needs and...
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    Torque Wrench ?

    I got a torque wrench for Christmas and it is a 3/8" drive and torques from 10 to 75 ft.lbs. I know the drive is the right size but wonder if the torqing size is too big for use on the RT. Maybe I...
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    I installed Suburban Machinery bar ups on my...

    I installed Suburban Machinery bar ups on my 1150Rt this weekend. Was only able to put 100 miles on it for a test but I like the results. Just enough pressure off my hands for much more comfort. ...
  23. Thread: Oil filters?

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    Try Midwest Motorcycle Supply on 42 or 43rd and...

    Try Midwest Motorcycle Supply on 42 or 43rd and Nicollet in Minneapolis. . I bought some there for around $6-7. I think they were HIFLO and seem to work well.
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    I use a T-handle 3mm alan wrench and it works...

    I use a T-handle 3mm alan wrench and it works well. All the screws use the same 3mm wrench.
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    Repair manuals

    I need a repair manual for a R1150RT. The local dealer says I should by the BMW manual versus the Clymer. I am suspect there is a price differential. Whcih one do most of you use?

    Don
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