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    Now, that's funny!

    Now, that's funny!
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    Lowered, not dropped...

    I was making a sharp left, very slow walk-around, outside of my garage when forward progress stopped and I felt the RT starting to lean heavily to the left. The front tire had hit some landscaping...
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    Love that bike!

    I bought my ÔÇÖ03 RT from a guy in California after I had it checked out by Irv Seaver Motorcycles in Orange, California. It got an ÔÇ£ExcellentÔÇØ in all respects report, so I sent the...
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    Myrtle Beach Bike Week

    Myrtle Beach has amended old and created new ordinences regarding motorcycles - some go into effect immediately. If you're planning to attend Bike Week there, you should check them out.

    The...
  5. Thread: New York City

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    Italian...

    Not only for Guzzi riders: Il Vagabondo on E. 62 Street. One of the best Italian restaurants in the city - and an in-door bocce court!

    http://www.ilvagabondo.com/
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    Consider the Natchez Trace...

    Good ideas here. You should be able to do the trip, on the slab, in five days - without pushing too hard. But, consider taking the Natchez Trace Pky (google it) - Nashville to Jackson, MS, then I55...
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    Check before buying

    Ask the seller if he will get the bike to the nearest BMW motorcycle shop. Call the BMW dealer, give them a credit card number for one hour of shop time and have them check the major components. ...
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    EZ PASS in Virginia

    EZ Pass in Virginia has recently made motorcycle-only transponders available. VDOT offers toll discounts only on the Dulles Greenway and Chesapeake Expressway. All other discounts have been...
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    What's Fair?

    Carrying the WhatÔÇÖs a Fair Profit? argument to itÔÇÖs logical conclusion, shouldnÔÇÖt we also consider what would be the range of fair compensation for work of different sorts, what size...
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    Don't know if he was sober or not, but here's...

    Don't know if he was sober or not, but here's "The rest of the story."


    http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2008/sep/illegal-immigrant-arrested-16-times-murders-three
  11. Ditto...

    Great advice has been given here - and worth serious consideration. I, too, am guessing that you're new to long distance riding, as we all were at one time. The key, for me anyway, is to monitor not...
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    Well said. Actually, very well said. It never...

    Well said. Actually, very well said. It never fails to surprise me that some folks don't get the connection between a community interest in the consequences of risk taking, and the rules they make...
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    How about letting us know which dealer, so we can...

    How about letting us know which dealer, so we can make a choice about whether or not to use them?
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    An interesting conversation here, laced with both...

    An interesting conversation here, laced with both a strong sense of individual rights, and collective responsibilities.

    But, in the end it boils down to the fact that we live together in...
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    Damned interesting and informed discussion about...

    Damned interesting and informed discussion about this solar vs. wind, etc. business, but as it relates to my original question (the effect of 55mph speed limit on motorcycling), should I use wind or...
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    The dismal science...

    Interesting reading, all of these suppositions about why the price of crude, gasoline, and diesel is up, or down, and why it's linked to the dollar, or not. Apart from the political assumptions,...
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    55 MPH speed limit?

    From the rumblings I've heard, it's possible that the 55 MPH speed limit may be re-enacted. For those of us used to 70+ on the slab, that will make for quite a change - apart from the cost savings....
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    Cooling fan on RRT

    Check this thread:

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=6848&highlight=r1150rt+fan

    Should answer at least some of your question.

    Good luck.
  19. Thread: GPS woes

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    Customer service

    Garmin has excellent customer service. Give them a call (early and late in the day are best for short waits, < 5min)

    1-800-800-1020

    They'll take the time to explain and provide help.

    Good...
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    According to the AMA summary of state laws...

    According to the AMA summary of state laws controlling vehicular noise:

    Maximum allowable A-weighted sound levels based on measurements taken at a distance of 50 ft from center lane of...
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    Rallye 2 hydration unit...

    Any comments on the value of the hydration unit meant to be used with the Rallye 2 jacket?
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    Method...

    There are several threads on the forum re: measuring oil level consistently. You'll find that there is more than one way to do this. Sidestand only, sidestand for a few minutes then on the center...
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    Centech AP1 mount on '03 RT

    I mounted the Centech on the bridge between the seat risers. The bridge is metal, so I made a bed of heavy rubber tape for it to rest on, and attached it using two wire-ties. It's not in the way,...
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    My '03 R1150RT meters about 4 mph low vs. GPS at...

    My '03 R1150RT meters about 4 mph low vs. GPS at just about all speeds.
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    I torqued them according the book and they...

    I torqued them according the book and they haven't moved yet.
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