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    saw two of the 650s at my dealership...

    saw two of the 650s at my dealership today.....nice....very RT'ish if i may.....should be a GREAT commuter if nothing else.
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    Great question and one that I'm curious to see...

    Great question and one that I'm curious to see how it plays out. My thought is that the remaining silver and white ones (GS) will garner a bit more demand than the TB that has been in circulation for...
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    I have also been told that only the Rallye and...

    I have also been told that only the Rallye and Triple Black versions will be the only '13 camhead/ac models produced. Has anyone heard differently?
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    i too use hand tools to remove bolts and the like...

    i too use hand tools to remove bolts and the like on my bikes, but i must admit, for something as simple as fairing panel bolts (and bunches there are) that little driver seemed to really make the...
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    ^ hey, that's pretty cool, i wasn't familiar with...

    ^ hey, that's pretty cool, i wasn't familiar with such.....thanks for providing the info.
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    well, since you asked, yes, at least in my...

    well, since you asked, yes, at least in my opinion :). to keep it BMW centric, the tank bag for the GS is one of the best looking tank bags out there in my eyes; it's perfectly curved to fit the...
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    ^ me too, I have one as well. i think it's ugly,...

    ^ me too, I have one as well. i think it's ugly, but the functionality of it trumps all others. when it's hot, cold, or raining, the last thing i want to deal with are straps and buckles. one...
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    Sticky: on the Angeles Crest HWY 2 last week, at...

    on the Angeles Crest HWY 2 last week, at sunset....

    http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l71/oalvarezjr/32fe4847.jpg
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    guess what? they're now recommending the 21a...

    guess what? they're now recommending the 21a battery for not only the GS but other BMW bikes as well (other manufacturers too). i'm returning mine for the 21a and paying the difference between the...
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    they are now recommending the 21a. amhik. ...

    they are now recommending the 21a. amhik.

    regards,
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    i had a Shorai 18a in my '11 GS (ABS II)...

    i had a Shorai 18a in my '11 GS (ABS II) throughout the fall until i removed it weeks ago. given the colder overnight temps of late, it was evident that the battery would lose some of its power as...
  12. Thread: RT vs GSA

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    i own a '11 GS and test rode a RT yesterday and...

    i own a '11 GS and test rode a RT yesterday and came away very impressed with it. the features and rider amenities i liked most along with the comfort aspect of it. for those of us with GS and...
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    Congrats on becoming an owner of a very special...

    Congrats on becoming an owner of a very special motorcycle. I bought mine from a riding friend who bought his (#22) new back in 2008, it now has 2,200 miles on it.

    Enjoy,
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    another vote for the HP2 Sport.....it's almost a...

    another vote for the HP2 Sport.....it's almost a perfect blend of both the old and new worlds.

    http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l71/oalvarezjr/BMW%20HP2S%202008/fed0a76d.jpg
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    Another oil thread spawned! 10w-40 in the...

    Another oil thread spawned!

    10w-40 in the new DOHC. :wave
  16. the seller responded and stated that he had no...

    the seller responded and stated that he had no problem taking the bike back and compensating me.

    thank you to the board for all of the help and assistance up to now.

    regards,
  17. I sent the seller another email communication but...

    I sent the seller another email communication but this time asking how he might propose to make this situation a better one. After all, I purchased an item that really isn't what it was made out to...
  18. i was thinking about removing the tank to see if...

    i was thinking about removing the tank to see if in fact that numbers might be hidden, i suppose it's worth a try. as for the "made in W Germany," i've been forwarded many photos of other owner's...
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    Some photos

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  20. just spoke to one of the area's best known BMW...

    just spoke to one of the area's best known BMW airhead enthusiasts (happens to own a BMW dealership) and he said that the CHP will most definitely issue me a "frame sticker" which will serve as a...
  21. ^ thank you for this. i was under the impression...

    ^ thank you for this. i was under the impression that the stamped VIN was on an actual plate riveted to the gusset which you mention. on my gusset there are two holes, and in the area it says "Made...
  22. You all have been so very kind in your responses,...

    You all have been so very kind in your responses, thanks for the detailed explanations. I believe my motorcycle to have been of Jan/Feb 1975 production. The steering tube has two screw holes along...
  23. unfortunately that plate is not found on my 1975...

    unfortunately that plate is not found on my 1975 r90s.

    are you suggesting that the plate would be the only other place other than the engine casing where the VIN would appear?

    so far i've...
  24. VIN Vehicle Identifaction Number : 1975 R90S/6

    Thanks in advance for the board's help. I recently took ownership (sight unseen) of a 1975 R90S/6 (daytona orange) that originated from out of state (outside of California). I purchased it from a...
  25. Thank you. PM sent.

    Thank you. PM sent.
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