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    I suspect the handlebars got tweaked down by the...

    I suspect the handlebars got tweaked down by the guy who picked it up and put it on the tow truck. The problem exhibited itself before that. Hence, I doubt that is the problem. I also doubt it is the...
  2. Thread: Teaser -

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    That's what I thought. Weird looking.

    That's what I thought. Weird looking.
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    Latex paint thinner? That would be water, would...

    Latex paint thinner? That would be water, would it not?

    Or did you mean lacquer thinner?
  4. I suppose few are old enough to remember when...

    I suppose few are old enough to remember when sports car drivers waved at each other. Of course back then most sports cars in the US were British, except for a few Italians. Oh, then there were a few...
  5. That was a great read. Thanks.

    That was a great read. Thanks.
  6. Thread: As ___ as ___

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    As weird as a bucket of hair.

    As weird as a bucket of hair.
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    Nicely done. I think B/W was the right choice. ...

    Nicely done. I think B/W was the right choice.

    John
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    http://jbrase.smugmug.com/Hobbies/Coppercraft/PICT...

    http://jbrase.smugmug.com/Hobbies/Coppercraft/PICT0006/810136319_8NLrN-M.jpg
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    Here's a website link to a directory of all...

    Here's a website link to a directory of all federal, state and local campgrounds, with GPS coordinates. The site is a little clunky to navigate but worth the effort.

    http://www.uscampgrounds.info/...
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    One tip, either have a new big "O" ring on hand...

    One tip, either have a new big "O" ring on hand (the one on the access plate) or schedule enough time to let the old "O" ring dry out and rest for a day before you re-use it.

    Also, you'll want to...
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    On my RS I mounted it on the flat bottom part of...

    On my RS I mounted it on the flat bottom part of the gas tank on the left side behind the fairing. I used sticky-back dual lock (like industrial strength velcro) so I can unstick it and let it hang...
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    Tires make a big difference in turn in feel on...

    Tires make a big difference in turn in feel on these bikes. Some brands seem to be better than others and the tire wear profile makes a difference too. I know with new tires my RS feels like it wants...
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    Me too. It's sometimes a little...

    Me too. It's sometimes a little stream-of-conscious but that's OK. It it is refreshingly different from the "I rode here and ate there" articles.

    John
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    I can't count the number of times I've said that....

    I can't count the number of times I've said that.

    John
  15. I just wrap masking tape around the clutch...

    I just wrap masking tape around the clutch pushrod till it is a snug fit inside the spline.

    http://jbrase.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-Clutch-RR/PICT0493/570989900_bN9uT-M.jpg

    John
  16. Needs an apostrophe. Somewhere. John

    Needs an apostrophe. Somewhere.

    John
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    Dump the cable and get satellite. John

    Dump the cable and get satellite.

    John
  18. Somewhere in Utah, after the Gillette rally and...

    Somewhere in Utah, after the Gillette rally and before the Top of the Rockies. And, yes it was hot.

    http://jbrase.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Raider-West/PICT0035/339097456_MJZST-L.jpg

    John
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    Sometimes it's a wood shop, sometimes it's a car...

    Sometimes it's a wood shop, sometimes it's a car shop, sometimes it's a bike shop. It has heat, AC and great lights....
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    Here's the simple yet definitive answer: The...

    Here's the simple yet definitive answer:

    The first number on the curve sign tells you what gear to be in. The bike should be "up on the cam," meaning 4500-5000 RPM.

    That works for most BMW...
  21. Thread: 2010 Mileage

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    R1150RS - 72,217. I just barely made ten...

    R1150RS - 72,217.

    I just barely made ten thousand last year. I had to go out on Christmas day, in the rain, to get that last 78 miles.

    John
  22. Thread: midwest route

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    Might as well. There is not much crossing Indiana...

    Might as well. There is not much crossing Indiana that is interesting in its own right.

    US-6 way up north in historic in that it was on the route of the first around the world car race (1908). But...
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    Missed it but did hear an extended interview with...

    Missed it but did hear an extended interview with her and the guy who filmed it on NPR yesterday.

    John
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    Lazy? Yeah, me too. I sold that bike in the...

    Lazy? Yeah, me too. I sold that bike in the avatar five years ago.

    John
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    My setup, for what it is worth, is custom molded,...

    My setup, for what it is worth, is custom molded, wired earplugs from MOA member Bob Weis. http://www.earplugco.com/

    I run satellite radio, the Garmin voice and the radar detector audio all...
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