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    The majority of incoming calls on our land line...

    The majority of incoming calls on our land line are unwanted solicitations. If I don't recognize the number, but you identify yourself when the answering machine "beeps", I will pick up. ...
  2. Looking at this thread for the last couple of...

    Looking at this thread for the last couple of weeks made me think, "It's an ill wind that blows no one good." Have you noticed that this thread collected 25,000 views in two weeks and that many of...
  3. Thread: Why ESA

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    The factory lowered RT's ('05 - '09) don't have...

    The factory lowered RT's ('05 - '09) don't have ESA. So if you are a short guy….
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    On successive RT's I had a Corbin, then a...

    On successive RT's I had a Corbin, then a Sargent, and now a Corbin. They were equally comfy and an improvement over stock. I would agree with Marchyman that the build quality is higher on the...
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    Thanks for the info. She (the salesperson)...

    Thanks for the info. She (the salesperson) probably just misunderstood my question.
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    The Roadside Assistance/Towing on my Progressive...

    The Roadside Assistance/Towing on my Progressive Insurance costs $6. Last fall they took me and my bike from Tonopah, NV to the nearest BMW dealer - 200 miles away in Las Vegas. No questions asked,...
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    I was told by a salesperson that the low seat is...

    I was told by a salesperson that the low seat is a one-piece, just like earlier RT's.
  8. Thread: Keys

    by themayer
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    If my dealership wanted a copy of my key, I would...

    If my dealership wanted a copy of my key, I would tell them to make one. The spares belong to me.:brow
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    I have sold two bikes on consignment with my...

    I have sold two bikes on consignment with my dealership. (RIP Marin BMW). I had a long term relationship with them so, as someone said above, "commission is negotiable." They will want you to pay...
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    Too true to be funny.:blush

    Too true to be funny.:blush
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    I will be 69 in a couple of weeks, and I...

    I will be 69 in a couple of weeks, and I currently ride an '09 RT. If I were a youth of 65, I would surely go out and get that new water boxer RT. As it is, I often talk about "smaller and lighter"...
  12. This person is a video game!

    This person is a video game!
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    Couple of months ago I broke down in Tonopah, NV....

    Couple of months ago I broke down in Tonopah, NV. It's out in the middle of the desert. Nearest motorcycle repair of any kind - 200 miles away in Las Vegas. Progressive sent out a flat bed truck...
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    Calling drgnhtr

    If I remember correctly, the member "drgnhtr" had his painted-and-scratched side cases coated with the stuff used for bed liners in pickup trucks. Looked okay. You might try a PM if he doesn't see...
  15. Certainly goals to aspire to, Kevin. The devil,...

    Certainly goals to aspire to, Kevin. The devil, as always, is in the details. But if we would assume that even someone with whom we disagree had those goals, the world would, indeed, be a better...
  16. I went from the '04 to the '09 RT just because of...

    I went from the '04 to the '09 RT just because of the many improvements in the brakes, transmission, suspension, handling and elsewhere. Have had no problems, and certainly no regrets. Buy it,...
  17. Thread: Honda Grom

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    Heads up: just got the latest Motorcycle...

    Heads up: just got the latest Motorcycle Consumer News. Full review of the Grom.
  18. I'm just the opposite: I ride most of the time...

    I'm just the opposite: I ride most of the time with just the top case and without the side cases (my dealer used to call it "scooter mode"). Top case handles helmet storage when parked and small...
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    Free Stuff in the Fleamarket?

    Giving away the Bill Mayer Saddles gift certificate got me to thinking of the gear in my closet that is no longer in use. Perfectly good stuff, just superseded for one reason or another. Anyone who...
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    Contest over. In the end, had to draw a name...

    Contest over. In the end, had to draw a name from a hat. It seemed presumptuous for me to judge who was most "worthy". Wish I could have handed out a pile of gift certificates.
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    The only charity ride I ever did was a toy run...

    The only charity ride I ever did was a toy run sponsored by my local BMW dealer. I got stuck riding behind a Harley rider busy "saving lives" with his loud pipes. As the previous post pointed out,...
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    Have gotten some good responses, so I think I'll...

    Have gotten some good responses, so I think I'll leave it here. Thanks for asking.
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    Responses are slow on this, so I'm going to...

    Responses are slow on this, so I'm going to change the rules (hey, it's my party). Will let this offer run until Friday, the thirteenth of December. Then I will make a choice and send out the gift...
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    Bill Mayer Saddles gift certificate

    Last September I attended the MOA Weekend Getaway in Cedar City, Utah. Great setting, wonderful rides, interesting people. At the dinner on Saturday night, there were drawings for prizes. My name...
  25. Those five brands probably account for more than...

    Those five brands probably account for more than 76% of all bikes in the U.S.
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