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    My wife has an R60/7 with 300,000 miles on it. ...

    My wife has an R60/7 with 300,000 miles on it.

    Impossible to wear out, extremely low vibration (and power).................Rod.
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    Tony, if my BMW costs me that much in repairs for...

    Tony, if my BMW costs me that much in repairs for an almost new bike, it's going to be the last BMW I own.

    I have a 1976 R90/6 with almost 300,000 miles on it, last saw the dealer the day it was...
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    Starter relay is either corroded or the normally...

    Starter relay is either corroded or the normally closed contact is intermittent.

    Also clean the starter relay socket............Rod.
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    Try cleaning the ends of the fuse, and the...

    Try cleaning the ends of the fuse, and the fuseholder, in addition to making sure that there's enough contact pressure on the fuse.

    Regards, Rod.
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    Hi, I was at the CVMG rally (as I am every year)....

    Hi, I was at the CVMG rally (as I am every year).

    Had a lot of fun, taught a seminar, saw some old friends.............Rod.
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    That temperature without voltage compensation...

    That temperature without voltage compensation certainly does result in a pile of spent batteries.

    I haven't looked at pricing in Canada versus the US, obviously I should.......Rod.
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    Hi Alex, yes I'm aware of those issues. I have...

    Hi Alex, yes I'm aware of those issues.

    I have rehydrated large AGM cells ( greater than 1,000AH, ) however the issue in those cases was more loss of plate compression than dehydration.

    I would...
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    This is a typical failure mode for AGM batteries,...

    This is a typical failure mode for AGM batteries, either a manufacturing defect ( most likely) or corrosion of an internal strap in the cell (not likely at this age).

    In power systems we perform...
  9. I always wave if it's safe to do so. Many wave...

    I always wave if it's safe to do so.

    Many wave back, many don't, their loss.

    A few of my most memorable waves were;

    - on the way to work I would pass the clubhouse of an outlaw bike gang....
  10. Thread: ABC Rally

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    ABC Rally

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    Last weekend Diann and I went to the ABC Rally near Aylmer Ontario, hosted by the Forest City Motorrad Club.

    The weather was cool, a bit wet at times however the rally was...
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    I just made that decision last year and bought an...

    I just made that decision last year and bought an F700GS.

    I doubt you'll be passing the BMW on as I doubt that you'll be able to purchase the electronic modules in 30 years.............Rod.
  12. I've done that for years..................Rod.

    I've done that for years..................Rod.
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    And do a big enough burn out on the lawn so you...

    And do a big enough burn out on the lawn so you don't need a kickstand:nono.............regards, Rod.

    P.S. I wear a Darien jacket and pants whether riding my GS or R90/6.
  14. If it's the Dyna or Boyer type you can switch the...

    If it's the Dyna or Boyer type you can switch the spark plug leads so the left coil feeds the right cyclinder and vice versa.

    If the problem moves, it's the ignition, or crappy spark plug...
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    Only funny because you don't live here;)

    Only funny because you don't live here;)
  16. I ride as a commuter and as a traveller when on...

    I ride as a commuter and as a traveller when on vacation.

    I don't ride much for just the fun of going out for an hour, I like to have a destination.

    Of course some of my destinations can be as...
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    Another source is Nelson Rig. Here's onr on my...

    Another source is Nelson Rig.

    Here's onr on my bike.

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?70053-F650-700GS-Tank-Bag

    Regards, Rod.
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    I'm lazy so both our F series bikes have chain...

    I'm lazy so both our F series bikes have chain oilers.

    They're easy to install, and easy to adjust.

    You adjust them until the car following you turns on its wipers, then turn the adjuster 2...
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    Like Monty Python's Camelot, it's silly. That...

    Like Monty Python's Camelot, it's silly.

    That must be why we keep coming back........Rod.

    P.S. Welcome to the club Rob.
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    Diann and I often ride together, on our own...

    Diann and I often ride together, on our own bikes.

    Apparently she doesn't like looking at the back of my helmet.......LOL

    If we aren't riding together, we tend to travel alone, neither of us...
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    One possible source of water is the crankcase...

    One possible source of water is the crankcase ventilation system.

    Burning gasoline creates water in the combustion process and a small amount of this will be in the crankcase, where it will boil...
  22. Thread: Tank Bag

    by Rod Sheridan
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    Here's mine on an F700............Rod....

    Here's mine on an F700............Rod.
    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?70053-F650-700GS-Tank-Bag
  23. The only method I know of to stop aging results...

    The only method I know of to stop aging results in the ceasation of everything else as well.

    Be careful what you wish for............Rod.
  24. Thread: Tobermory

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    Absolutely, it's a terrific ride, the roads and...

    Absolutely, it's a terrific ride, the roads and scenery are great....................Rod.
  25. So you're only beginning to maybe think about new...

    So you're only beginning to maybe think about new tires?

    I'd probably be down to maybe by now.............Rod.
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