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    The "while I'm in there" rationale is a...

    The "while I'm in there" rationale is a bottomless pit. I agree w/ Jimmylee, Fix what needs fixing, and if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
  2. Thread: 2000 k1200rs

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    With the bike back from major service, for having...

    With the bike back from major service, for having sat for years, I took it out this weekend. East through the Washington side of the Gorge, and up the Klickitat Canyon to BZ corners, and back down...
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    Mirror mounts

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?24874-R100RS-Mirrors&highlight=mirrors

    I made some mirror holders as shown on the thread linked above.
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    Sticky: 2000 k1200rs

    25,000 miles and new to me.
  5. Thread: 2000 k1200rs

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    Thanks all, I am having local BMW guru Steve...

    Thanks all,
    I am having local BMW guru Steve Prokop look at the bike and replace all its fluids and filters and he reports I need a new steering damper. A thread on another forum reports (a) it is...
  6. Thread: 2015 Models

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    Has ever been thus. Purists bristled when K...

    Has ever been thus. Purists bristled when K bikes were introduced to supplant the venerated airheads. Before that purists were looked down upon the introduction of colors other than black (with...
  7. Thread: 2000 k1200rs

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    2000 k1200rs

    While still owning 2 airheads, an 84 R100 and an 82 R100RS, I have taken a step into the dark side. I just purchased a 2000 K1200RS. the bike has 25000 miles on it and is very clean. First order...
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    AND... if you drop that little nut into that...

    AND... if you drop that little nut into that little crevase you can't fish it out with a magnet.
  9. Thread: Good service

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    Good service

    A couple of months ago I purchased a Keihan exhaust system from Motobins UK for my 1982 R100RS. I got the system and installed it and found that there was contact between the right side header and...
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    In the great Pacific Northwet it is still...

    In the great Pacific Northwet it is still raining, however the temperature is in the mid 50s and the lushness of spring growth is amazing. Had a great ride up the Klickitat canyon and by Mt. Adams...
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    Thanks, you had me at cheap

    Thanks, you had me at cheap
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    84 R100 off road tires?

    I have a project this summer where I will be inspecting work along a powerline corridor in the Oregon coast range. I have a 1984 R100 standard which currently has an S fairing and bar end mirrors. ...
  13. Thread: murmurations....

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    In Portland in September we have a phenominom...

    In Portland in September we have a phenominom where thousands of Vaux swifts swarm a tall chimney at dusk. Over the course of about 45 minutes more and more gather, circling the chimney in ever...
  14. Thread: As ___ as ___

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    As cold as a brass toilet seat in an outhouse

    As cold as a brass toilet seat in an outhouse
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    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?71958-W...

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?71958-What-were-they-thinking

    Have fun with your project, but think long and hard before you rotate the engine 90 degrees.
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    What were they thinking? That is giving them too...

    What were they thinking? That is giving them too much credit.
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    On a bicycle I had to lay er down: I was clipping...

    On a bicycle I had to lay er down: I was clipping along a riverside trail on a wonderfull warm summer day. My ATGATT consisted of shoes, a helmet and lycra pants. A patched trench crossing the...
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    Rear Brake Pedal - 1982 R100RS

    I just replaced an loud but stylish Luftmiester 2 into 1 exhaust system with a quieter Keihan system. The Keihan looks great, the sound is much more civilized and the fit is generally excellent,...
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    Day ride

    Just south of Coos Bay past Myrtle Point, take the Powers road to Agness on the Rogue river, then back to Gold Beach and north on 101. I am pretty sure the Powers Agness road is paved, I am sure it...
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    Not to worry, it is pretty easy to over think...

    Not to worry, it is pretty easy to over think this crowd. Not that there arn't smart people here, but a prevailing mindset is "simple by design":thumb
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    Watching with interest

    Watching with interest
  22. Thread: 1976 r90 resto

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    Make sure the mechanicals are tight and right. ...

    Make sure the mechanicals are tight and right. Regarding your sense of aesthetics, you will get supporters and detractors, but you are the one looking at is outside a cafe window, or in the garage...
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    Welcome to the circus. See you on the road.

    Welcome to the circus. See you on the road.
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    I can't get a NOS R90S, but I am going to get a...

    I can't get a NOS R90S, but I am going to get a meatball sub. :eat

    Love the thread.
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    Several years ago I decided that cold was not...

    Several years ago I decided that cold was not going to stop me from going out on a ride. I had a 1996 R1100RT with the heated grips cranking, and the Widder electric vest toasty I ran up I-5, north...
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