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  1. Thanks for the responses. I compared my color...

    Thanks for the responses. I compared my color to a Silk Blue today and I am now of the opinion thats it. The code under the seat is 690 but the color match in daylight to Silk Blue is close...
  2. Paint Code 690: what is the name of the color?

    1993 K75S has a 690 paint code, but, in several of the paint code reference sites I can find no listing. It is darker than the Silk Blue and, probably, a tad lighter than Alaskan Blue.

    No big...
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    Reliability: K1200RS vs K1100RS

    Your comments/observations are appreciated specific to the comparative reliability of the subject Beemers. Given that both models are maintained correctly, does one or the other have a reliability...
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    k75s: thanks for the inspiration, the photos...

    k75s: thanks for the inspiration, the photos and the details. After some diligent internet searching, I located a pair of mirrors and I look forward to the project. The OEM mirrors on the K75S...
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    Conclusion: it was a fun experiment and...

    Conclusion: it was a fun experiment and involved several BMWs. For all the skeptics that posted to the matter, I now agree. It made no discernible difference. The best thing I got from the...
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    K75S mirror upgrade, seeking information

    I'd like to upgrade the mirrors on a K75S; a search of the forums didn't resolve anything, so, I pose the issue to members.

    I like the mirrors on the K1200RS, circa 2000 in that they are...
  7. Our group has rides that start at the same place...

    Our group has rides that start at the same place and end at a predetermined point. In between there are points of interest, but, never, never, do we encourage more than a pair to ride together. ...
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    So, 535is and Swall opine to the negative. ...

    So, 535is and Swall opine to the negative. They, in fact, may be correct, but, their opinions are countered by others in authorative positions who may also be correct.
    This is exactly why I asked...
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    Good comments and appreciated. The handling...

    Good comments and appreciated.

    The handling claim derives from less pressure fluctuation in relation to the heat and cool cycling. IOW, the claim is that nitrogen maintains a more consistent...
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    Free top offs for one year. You can add regular...

    Free top offs for one year.
    You can add regular atmospheric air, if needed, with no offsetting problem.
    No, there is no way to determine if pure nitrogen is being sold at this outlet, however,...
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    I probably should have underscored the portion of...

    I probably should have underscored the portion of my initial post that asked for responses from those who had actual experience with nitrogen. I regret the vagueness, although, the humor of the...
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    Nitrogen/tires. Experiences?

    I'm interested in comments from those that have used nitrogen in street/touring tires specific to tire life, handling and gas mileage.
  13. Iron Butt Association has very carefully defined...

    Iron Butt Association has very carefully defined methods of documentation. I am confident John will get the witness signatures and fuel receipts needed to satisfy scrutiny of his ride.
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    .21 average, but, what does it mean? I wonder...

    .21 average, but, what does it mean? I wonder if there is a corrolation chart between riders and the national average. Interesting test.
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    K bike valve covers require patience and care in...

    K bike valve covers require patience and care in cleaning, using the right amount of sealant and installation. If the seepage has been fixed, there may still remain oil residue to attract grunge. ...
  16. Thanks for getting the thread back on track. My...

    Thanks for getting the thread back on track. My contribution will be sent tonight .
  17. Hey Rev, Is Lyle still riding your back seat?

    Hey Rev, Is Lyle still riding your back seat?
  18. Endurance riding is a specialized endeavor and to...

    Endurance riding is a specialized endeavor and to perform well takes progressively longer saddle time during which one acquires added skills and discipline. Auxilliary fuel allows for saddle times...
  19. Good luck on the quest for the new record. Gary...

    Good luck on the quest for the new record. Gary Eagan's record, I presume, still stands. Some individuals have ability, skill and discipline acquired through experience and pose no significant...
  20. Thread: 65+

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    1995, Ardys was a Senior Rider. We were running...

    1995, Ardys was a Senior Rider. We were running IB95 into the Gorham, Maine checkpoint and had just entered the socialistic state of Mass. where mega size bill boards repeated noted "no tolerance"...
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    Urban living adds artificial noise in many modes....

    Urban living adds artificial noise in many modes. Police helicopters, sport bikes, cruisers, trucks with Jake brakes, etc, for example, contribute to the noise pollution. The very noise of...
  22. Thread: 65+

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    Red: I suggest getting a thorough physical exam...

    Red: I suggest getting a thorough physical exam to assess any issues particular to you. If you get a reasonably clean bill of health, then, take a look at some of the life extension programs that...
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    Cal 24 fond memories and missed riders and...

    Cal 24 fond memories and missed riders and friends, now deceased: Peter Heesch, Gary Kunich, Garve Nelson, Fran Crane. The pleasure was mine.
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    From I-10, locate Silver City, New Mexico. From...

    From I-10, locate Silver City, New Mexico. From there, two superb options are available to Springerville, Arizona. The aforementioned route from Clifton to Alpine is one of the renowned bike...
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