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    along the same line

    I am at a stop sign recently on my /5 and a guy in an Infinity rolls down his window and says... I didn't know BMW made bikes...

    BMW Motorcycles has a quiet prestige, like Patek Phillipe or Zenith...
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    Mitch's Austrovarian, Mitch sold it to Valdy (sp?) who worked with Mitch at Marty's for 8 years.

    Valdy and his son are very good mechanics and good guys.

    310-320-7040
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    Poll: 67 Bug

    Dark Blue

    Had the 1500cc engine, 12v electrics. Put on an extractor exhaust and new jets in the carbs and it was quick for a bug.

    Drove it cross country when I was 19 and traded it for a Yamaha...
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    New Computer Rant

    After years of hassling with PC's we recently bought an iMac 20"

    Expensive but a beautiful machine, beautiful.

    The advantages of the Mac for me are;

    Plug and play- is nearly perfect, plug in...
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    I have been using the Mustang Pump

    for almost 10k now with no problem. I had my mech install it and after watching him I would suggest trying it yourself.

    It seemed simple, using the shim recommended above. I didn't see him have to...
  6. Thread: I Need Help

    by paulsibek
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    All things being equal

    I would look at the mileage and the repair records.

    Technology changes in five years. If the BMW has ABS that would be a factor for me.
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    Los Angeles Mechanic Question

    Mitch formerly of Marty's and Austrovarian moved to Idaho and sold his shop to a guy named Valdy (sp?).

    Valdy says he has worked on BMW's for 8 years etc. Said he worked with Mitch at marty's.
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    More oil BS

    I used Castrol GTX dino on my /5 and put 140,000 miles on in ten years, using it as my primary transportation.

    I live in the desert foothills north of Los Angeles and the summer temperature...
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    Mobil 1 Extended

    I just changed to the extended 15k oil at the suggestion of Don Eilenberger. I am going to use it for 8,000 miles.

    I may not be saving much $$ but the convenience is worth it.

    I had a Mazda and...
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    Which exhaust

    do you recomment for more power?
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    Another Thing

    I noticed is that there is less backfiring.

    I had replaced all the little rubber things and felt that the cause was the Staintune, my mech concurred.

    Now I get a pleasant burbling and a little...
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    Gas Mileage

    I didn't do this for an increase in mileage although it would be nice if there is. I was told by Greg there is.

    I am willing to trade of a mile or two a gallon for the performance.

    If I see an...
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    Yes

    I believe it is, I will have to double check but it looks correct.
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    More HP for a K75 (& K100)

    Cheap HP for the K75

    Greg Hutchinson, president of the BMW Club of Northern California turned me on to a means of getting more HP and torque recently. I installed this upgrade this weekend and was...
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    I collect Vintage Watches

    I have 2 Girard Perregaux, 2 Universal Geneve's, a Zenith, Rolex, 2 1940 & 1951 Bulovas, a Vulcain and others.

    Like all great mechanical objects watches are masperpieces of mechanical technology....
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    Mine

    was making a whining noise when I got to about a gallon left in the tank.

    I replaced it with a Ford Mustang pump about 6k ago and it was way cheaper and is working like a champ. Notes are on the...
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    I agree

    cables are good to have, duct tape, flat fixer, however check out the Ride On product. I have been using it for more than 5 years now with excellent results.

    Other than that the cell phone,...
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    CA Lane Splitting Article

    THis was in the Automobile Section of the LA Times today...

    Q: Splitting lanes: Is it allowed only between first (far left) and second lanes at speeds no more than 10 mph faster than the cars you...
  19. Thread: F800 Models

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    Are there?

    BMW hard bags available for the "S" version?

    The F800 seems like an ideal bike for me and I am thinking about replacing my K75 commuter with an ST even though I like the looks of the "S" better.
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  20. Thread: Sad note!

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    Read the Hurt Report

    You are correct.

    THe report identifies the high percentage situations and from that you can be alert to these when you are riding.

    I think that knowing where the accidents happen can be a real...
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    When you are done cleaning

    try this S100 Engine Brite. Dealers use it to make the engine shine and it looks good.
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    Boats and Beemers

    What kind of boat do you have?

    I am sailing out of Santa Barbara tomorrow, riding the bike up from LA.

    For now I sail out of the SB Sailing Center, probably take out a Soling or J24.

    Am...
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    R U

    Czech? So am I.

    Planning a trip to meet relatives next year.
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    Been Using Ride On

    for about 6-7 years.

    Both in tube and tubeless tires.

    Saved my butt twice now by stopping a complete flat, also hydronamically balances tires so I get more mileage and prevents the air from...
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    I wired mine

    right into the stock horn wires and have had no problems for 4 years.
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