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    Inspection Stickers

    North Carolina has discontinued inspection stickers entirely for cars and motorcycles. To renew your license tag, you must first take your vehicle to the dealer/any inspection station, pass the...
  2. Improvised Ignition Ring Cover from ON Touring Tips - R1200R

    This issue of ON, June, 2014 has a touring tip by Chewey A. Madra from Lancaster, PA which recommends the use of a fruit juice lid to cover the ignition ring to prevent rain/water from entering the...
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    R1200r

    Douglas,

    I have a 2009 R1200R and I have toured with it by myself on many trips, including a 3,400 miler to and from the MOA Rally in Sedalia, MO. I intend to ride it to the St. Paul rally next...
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    Start switch

    Mine was a different problem than the kill switch. It was a neutral
    start switch defect, in that the bike would only start in neutral, rather than in gear with the clutch pulled in.

    The dealer...
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    Fuel Pump Recall - Great Service!

    When I called to make the service appointment to check my bike for the fuel pump recall letter I had received, Jon Ross, the Service Manager, at my dealer (Capitol BMW) told me that he had ordered...
  6. Thread: Easter JOY

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    Easter in China and Korea

    Roborider,

    You would be surprised. There were about 33 million Christians in China, according to a 2010 survey. My church has a very active Chinese congregation, due to people coming to study at...
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    Fuel leak must have been venting

    I took the bike on about a 85 mile ride today. I parked it outside the garage on the sidestand, waited and fortunately there is no more evidence of a fuel leak, so it must have been venting as you...
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    Fuel leak

    Kevin,

    Thanks for your reply.

    The bike has been outside the garage all night and I can see no more evidence of a fuel leak on the driveway concrete.

    Perhaps I did overfill it in my...
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    2009 R1200R - Leaking Fuel

    Where does the fuel leak show itself with the fuel pump/flange problem?

    I went for a ride today and fueled up during the ride. I rode about 25 miles from the gas station to my home and parked the...
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    Smell - Clutch

    JScott,

    I have owned three BMW bikes and they all have tall first gears, compared to other bikes. This tall gearting could cause you to slip the clutch. You learn to give it more throtlle in...
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    Eyeglass Problem

    The same thing happened to my daughter. She discovered the mistake by turning the eyeglasses upside down. Unfortunately, people stare a lot when they see her wearing the glasses upside down.

    Bill
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    Smell

    It could be your clutch. Were you doing any riding on hills where you had to start off, uphill from a stop sign, while making a left hand turn and perhaps slipped the clutch a little?

    It happened...
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    Grandchild

    Our only grandson is 3 1/2 years old and he continues to amaze us. We don't know if he is spoiled or not because we have denied him nothing.

    There is that quote that I find really applies to...
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    Kaplan Turbine

    36,

    Thanks very much for the explanation! That is a really neat gadget. I have never seen a Kaplan turbine, since I never spent any time around hydro-electric generators, if I understand that to...
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    "Choicers"

    I understand your point, as well. The mere definition of the word speaks of the inability to free oneself from the grasp of such an affliction.

    My point is that there are many crossroads in life...
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    Type 2 Diabetes

    Akbeemer,

    I'm not sure I understand your use of the word, "hubris," as associated with type 2 diabetes or addiction.

    Hubris to me means overconfident pride or arrogance.

    I see people every...
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    No oil, what about tires?

    What are the best tires to use when laying a bike down?

    Metzelers - It depends upon whether or not it is raining when you lay the bike down. They tend to slide better on dry pavement, than on...
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    What is your Avatar?

    Now for something completely different:

    Mr. 36, what is your avatar supposed to represent? I have guessed everything from a Chrysanthemum (national symbol of Japan) to a top side view of an HVAC...
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    The most interesting man in the world

    The most interesting man in the world is not played by Maximillian Schell.

    He is portrayed by an actor named Jonathan Goldsmith.

    Bill
  20. GTL Rider in Apex, NC

    Dave,

    I take occasional long distances rides with two of my friends who also ride BMWs. We have been to the Johnson City and Sedalia Rallies and intend to ride to the St. Paul Rally in July. We...
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    Saving people

    Paul,

    Since you have located your Bible, look up Romans 10:13 and you will see that your assumption about people not being saved is in error.

    Bill
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    The number on the license plate

    Find your Bible and turn to Revelation 13:18:

    "If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast,for it is man's number. His number is 666."

    Note - Various schemes for decoding...
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    Roadside Assistance

    The BMWMOA has it and I have used it twice:

    PLATINUM CYCLE CLUB MOTORCYCLE ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE will reimburse you for each of the following 24-hour emergency services: Towing (up to 100 miles),...
  24. Lake Superior Loop

    Zygmund,

    Thanks to you and everyone who have made suggestions regarding this trip.

    We have decided to cut across Wisconsin from Ironwood, MI and visit the fresh water fishing museum at Hayward,...
  25. Gps

    OK, I will try it, but I think the only choices I have are to download the maps either to the Zumo or my computer. How do you transfer it to an SD card? Don't you need a separate device to hold the...
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