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    There's a lot more services and civilization on...

    There's a lot more services and civilization on 80. Hwy 50 is a very lonely road in spots and not very good accommodations between Ely and Reno for overnight stays, and make sure you are fueled up. ...
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    I bought my 2009 RT as a demo, trading in my 2001...

    I bought my 2009 RT as a demo, trading in my 2001 RT. I love the new bike. I started it up yesterday. It had been a month since I rode it on a Death Valley trip. Started right up and took it out...
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    Sticky: Sorry if I touched a nerve, not quite sure I...

    Sorry if I touched a nerve, not quite sure I understand the reaction, but just pointing out that the basic MSF training, which was proposed as a solution to such a situation, did not prepare me for...
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    Sticky: In regard to MSF, I did take an MSF course a few...

    In regard to MSF, I did take an MSF course a few years back, but the one I took was just slow speed maneuvers on tiny 125cc bikes in a flat parking lot. There was nothing in the course to prepare me...
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    No tattoo, no chrome, no noise, no frequent bar...

    No tattoo, no chrome, no noise, no frequent bar stops. Guess I'm not a biker.
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    Sticky: Here is an old close call I had nearly three...

    Here is an old close call I had nearly three years ago. Since then, I've become a much more conservative rider:

    "As I sit here in the comfort and safety of my home, I'm mulling over the day's...
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    +1 .................but I guess the garage is...

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    .................but I guess the garage is the natural place to talk about problems with our bikes.

    Regardless I love my RT, and, yes, I'd never depend solely on my on board computer to track...
  8. Thread: Death Valley

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    The Amargosa is a funky place. I stayed there in...

    The Amargosa is a funky place. I stayed there in 2000 when I did the DV double, and I heard music from somewhere half the night. This time we just stopped for coffee and to say hello. Not much has...
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    Death Valley

    Last week two friends and I made a trip to Death Valley. Because of the thunderstorm forecasts along Highway 395, week diverted into Nevada and stayed at Tonopah the first night. We then continued...
  10. I'm headed to DV with some friends this weekend...

    I'm headed to DV with some friends this weekend for a couple days. The forecast looks pretty good so far.
  11. We did it border to border last year returning...

    We did it border to border last year returning from our southwest tour....boring! The only excitement was the high, gusty winds in some of the valleys that literally almost blew us off the road. I...
  12. Thread: Twisties

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    Highway 550 north of Dorango, CO...

    Highway 550 north of Dorango, CO
    http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj252/dlstorm/IMG_0546_zpsedcdd218.jpg
  13. Thread: Fuel strip poll

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    Sticky: Poll: I have a 2009RT with nearly 18k. No fuel strip...

    I have a 2009RT with nearly 18k. No fuel strip problem yet.
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    OK, all fixed. Got the dash panel off thanks to...

    OK, all fixed. Got the dash panel off thanks to directions provided. My ceramic plug didn't arrive in one day from Amazon, even though I paid extra shipment for it to arrive today so got a useable...
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    My super hollyhock. 10 feet tall and still...

    My super hollyhock. 10 feet tall and still growing. It got so tall and top-heavy the wind blew it over, and I had to stake it back up.
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    Thank you, Theo. Those are very good directions....

    Thank you, Theo. Those are very good directions. I'll give it try.
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    Well, I've got a couple H7 bulbs. The bulb went...

    Well, I've got a couple H7 bulbs. The bulb went in OK, but I had no appreciation how fragile the plugs were. The first one disintegrated with my ham-handed manipulation. I ordered a couple of...
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    I included year and model in original...

    I included year and model in original note....2009 1200RT.

    Thanks for all input by everyone. I'm digesting.
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    I've had very good luck with Odyssey, and bad...

    I've had very good luck with Odyssey, and bad experiences with the "BMW" gel batteries. Two of the latter quit with no warning away from home on my current and previous bike, and I required jumps to...
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    Thanks for answers. Guess I can't complain. ...

    Thanks for answers. Guess I can't complain. Those bulbs lasted for four years. I ordered a couple Osrams. After researching this a bit, I suspect I blew them at our coffee stop. My friend with a...
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    Two blown headlight bulbs 2009 R1200RT

    I was out on a day ride today on my 2009 1200RT. About halfway through the ride, the front headlight bulb warning light comes on. I check the headlights and see that both low beam head lights are...
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    Welcome aboard, Wayne. I joined just a while...

    Welcome aboard, Wayne. I joined just a while back. It's a great site, full of information.
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    My room mate and his girl friend with my Honda...

    My room mate and his girl friend with my Honda Dream 155, summer of 1965 in Boulder, CO
    http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj252/dlstorm/JohnandFran21965_zps44abfbaf.jpg
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    No I'm not. I ride mostly with our own little...

    No I'm not. I ride mostly with our own little bunch mostly here in south/west Sacramento. Some of us are also bicycle riders in the Sacramento Wheelmen. We are mainly a bunch of old retired farts...
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    Duster, maybe you can join us on one of our...

    Duster, maybe you can join us on one of our weekend rides one of these days.
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