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    Guess it's time I joined the 21st century (or...

    Guess it's time I joined the 21st century (or even the late 20th century!) and learned how to use eBay. Thanks!
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I'm a bit leery of...

    Thanks for the suggestions. I'm a bit leery of buying a wheel not knowing if it's true, but maybe I'll give that guy a call.
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    Used parts sources?

    The front wheel rim of my 2004 R1150RT (5-spoke, silver) is dented (not so badly that it can't be dynamically balanced, and I've put quite a few miles on it without losing air, but it makes me a bit...
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    Where did your estimate of 4% risk of failure...

    Where did your estimate of 4% risk of failure come from? From what I've seen in discussion of this problem, part of the difficulty in arguing that there is in fact a design problem is that we don't...
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    Thanks -- that helps and I appreciate it!

    Thanks -- that helps and I appreciate it!
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    Tire valve stem sizes

    I changed many a tire back in the day when my bikes had tubed tires (and kick-starters, for that matter). Now I'm about to delve into the mysteries of changing tubeless tires. There seems to be...
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    What's EWS?

    I've been wondering the same thing, regarding my R1150rt (2004). I've been hooking the charger (Battery Tender Plus for gel batteries) by a connector under the seat, but plugging directly into the...
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    Vice grips to the rescue

    The battery on my '04 RT died just as I was getting ready to take my son on a training ride (new license, his first bike -- not a bmw yet). I couldn't get my full-size automotive jumpers onto the...
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    I installed Motolights on my 04 r1150rt a few...

    I installed Motolights on my 04 r1150rt a few weeks ago. The biggest problem (more annoying than difficult) was keeping the light bracket from rotating while tightening the caliper bolt and keeping...
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    Benefits of round trips

    One of the benefits of taking round trips is the option of different routes coming and going. Thanks for all the suggestions.
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    I-81 avoidance -- suggestions?

    I'm planning a ride from North Carolina to Vermont. In a car I'd use I-81 into NY and and I-88 up to Albany, but no way I'm going to waste all that precious 2-wheeled time on the slab. I know...
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    I got my seat jacks from CycleGadgets. They...

    I got my seat jacks from CycleGadgets. They definitely help, but I still slid forward a bit, since I like to sit further back on the seat. I'd use the highest seat position (currently use the...
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    Hmmm... how does one distinguish between a...

    Hmmm... how does one distinguish between a (slight) bend and a warp?
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    Warped brake discs -- common problem?

    The front brake discs on my R1150RT (2004) are warped -- not terribly, but enough to cause an annoying shudder. The bike now has 19,000 miles on it; the problem has been there for several thousand...
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