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    radrider, if only a fraction of all the good...

    radrider, if only a fraction of all the good stuff I've heard about that bike are true you're going to love it. Since I took delivery of my RR, I've put 3x the miles on it that I've put on my...
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    Are you nuts? Aren't we all? I've been on...

    Are you nuts? Aren't we all?

    I've been on my K1600GT now for over 2 years and 18,000 miles. I get out in the hillbilly twisties of West Virginia and have taken it from Annapolis to Glacier on...
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    Some buddies that live there have told me that...

    Some buddies that live there have told me that the Cherohala is pretty beat up with frost heaves and potholes. It was a rough winter there and it's been a while since any paving has been done.
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    AMEN! However, holding some posts up to this...

    AMEN! However, holding some posts up to this light is good for putting them into perspective.

    Having grown up around Japanese bikes, I'm a late comer to this BMW Motorrad culture and see way more...
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    There's another thread in this forum here: ...

    There's another thread in this forum here:

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?71511-Demographics

    that asks the question of what can be done to attract a younger demographic to MOA. Not...
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    But the statement "Go ahead if it makes you...

    But the statement "Go ahead if it makes you happy" and the attitude that I'm going to ridicule you if you do just doesn't possess intellectual integrity. There will always be people with us that...
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    For those of us lucky enough to have access to...

    For those of us lucky enough to have access to the kind of fine motorcycling roads of places like West Virginia, the motto is slow in the straights, fast in the corners.
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    How did loud pipes get brought in to this...

    How did loud pipes get brought in to this discussion about too much horsepower? I have the stock exhaust on my GT and RR and see no reason to wake up everyone in the hotel when I depart in the...
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    My fit all of Allstate's model requirements for...

    My fit all of Allstate's model requirements for best rates and my K1600GT is about $250/year and the RR is about $700/year - but it's more than a $100 less with a location device on it. I just got a...
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    I'm a life long motorcyclist who at 55 years old...

    I'm a life long motorcyclist who at 55 years old decided it was time to see if I still had it in me to do some 300 - 400 miles days on the RR. Back in my 20's my idea of touring was to throw a tank...
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    Just because I own the most powerful publicly...

    Just because I own the most powerful publicly available motorcycle available today doesn't mean that I ride it at warp speed everywhere I go. I think you'd find that many of us RR or KS BMW owners...
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    Isn't it nice to have choices? Everyone gets a...

    Isn't it nice to have choices? Everyone gets a selection of bikes that fit their needs and wants and dare I say, passions! For those of you, including the OP, who cast vitriol on owners of high...
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    Dc-3

    A few years ago I got to take a ground school and get some time in a DC-3. For a little tailwheel airplane pilot like me, sitting 16' above the ground in the cockpit while taxiing a DC-3 was pretty...
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    Thanks Royce, that's exactly the kind of help I...

    Thanks Royce, that's exactly the kind of help I was looking for. How did you determine your usage?
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    I do cardio 3 - 4 times a week and then focus...

    I do cardio 3 - 4 times a week and then focus mainly on core muscle conditioning. I got my wife a Bosu ball for Christmas but i've come to use it way more than she does. It's great for balance and...
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    Alternator capacity on the RR

    I'm planning to do some multi-day rides on the RR and would ideally like to run heated clothes, an electric tank bag for charging phone and cameras, a radar detector, and possibly some add-on...
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    Does anyone know where I can find the specs on...

    Does anyone know where I can find the specs on the range of adjustment on the HP adjustable foot pegs? I was thinking going in to this that I'd like to let them down about an inch or so to give me...
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    I thought hard about the S1000R as well and I...

    I thought hard about the S1000R as well and I think that bike is going to start flying out of the showrooms when available. This is going to be a track day bike for me as well and I guess I felt the...
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    Cool Lee, those bags look pretty good. I...

    Cool Lee, those bags look pretty good. I haven't shopped at Twisted Throttle but will start looking around there.
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    Sport touring an RR?

    The bike I've thoroughly enjoyed over the past 2+ years has been a K1600GT. It's a bike with the magical ability to serve as a transcontinental missile, comfortable for all day/multi-day rides, and...
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    It's the switch cluster that has to be replaced...

    It's the switch cluster that has to be replaced when there's a problem. On my bike, it was the kill/start switch that quit but others have had the LH cluster go bad as well. It was a poor design of...
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    For the most part, the bikes have been free from...

    For the most part, the bikes have been free from major problems that would cost thousands of dollars. The two main problems that nearly all the '12s have had or will have is a water pump and the bar...
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    I would suggest to you that membership in BMW MOA...

    I would suggest to you that membership in BMW MOA has a lot less to do with age or the bike people ride and more to do with the culture here that becomes apparent after a few days of cruising the...
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    Curtis was one-of-a-kind. I met him once at the...

    Curtis was one-of-a-kind. I met him once at the Pitts fly-in in Ozark Alabama. It's an amazing design and guys like him don't come along very often.
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    Just to follow up, I received my reimbursement...

    Just to follow up, I received my reimbursement check today about 30 days after I filed my claim.

    I guess no one here uses Roadside Assist? My impression here is that this forum is mainly the...
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