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    BTDT with Ted more than once. No regrets!

    BTDT with Ted more than once. No regrets!
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    New BMW dealership in Bellingham

    "BMW Motorcycles of Bellingham" is the temporary sign on a newish space next to Wilson Furniture on the frontage road to I-5 north of Slater Road. The guys opening it have had a Ural dealership on...
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    I'd put suspension upgrades in 2 and 3. The...

    I'd put suspension upgrades in 2 and 3. The handling of the bike will be transformed especially in corners and on uneven surfaces, but it will also be more comfortable, kinder to your bones, back,...
  4. I've had a bad back for years, easily re-injured...

    I've had a bad back for years, easily re-injured by compression, so I simply don't use the center stand away from home. I've a hoist on an I-beam in my shop and I lift the bike through the rear...
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    Paul, is it SOP to replace the lower, right side...

    Paul, is it SOP to replace the lower, right side tensioner? I understood that the left side was prone to failure and replaced that one but that the right side pumped up ok and was not the source of...
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    In my experience S100 is the best if I'm cleaning...

    In my experience S100 is the best if I'm cleaning engine dirt. Use it after a ride with the bike warm, spraying it liberally. Then without delay spray aggressively with water. Good as new. However,...
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    Knocking at idle +

    I've noticed a knock just above idle as I ease the clutch out in first, fully warmed engine, left side of the engine. Timing belt idler on that side has been upgraded. 20K miles. Is that a normal...
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    Poll: My first bike was an R69S the my mother bought me...

    My first bike was an R69S the my mother bought me when I was headed to Vietnam. I guess she hoped it would give me reason to look forward to coming home - as if I needed that. I went from Vietnam...
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    AAA Plus covers 100 miles and includes...

    AAA Plus covers 100 miles and includes motorcycles. I've needed and used it happily. In the end, however, you are dependent on the skills and conscientiousness of the tower contracted by your...
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    Happy Wanderer, thats for the clarification. For...

    Happy Wanderer, thats for the clarification. For physical reasons I'm off riding for a bit, but will get back to it soon, I hope, and try your sequence. My RR isn't a serious surger, but it has been...
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    "Just re-reading some earlier posts and...

    "Just re-reading some earlier posts and wondering...

    Did you pull Fuse number 5 to reset the ECU settings and do the throttle twist procedure to reset the TPS settings before you tested your...
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    I bought a booster plug and found no improvement...

    I bought a booster plug and found no improvement with my mildly surging R1150R. I ran it for 50 miles and removed it. Half price plus shipping if you want it.
  13. Thread: R1200R vs GS

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    I don't see the point of an answer to this...

    I don't see the point of an answer to this question in the abstract. I have owned both R and GS models (1150) and the differences are big in handling, ergos and aesthetics. Go ride them both and...
  14. Thread: GS "bill"

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    What, no one's mentioned down force?

    What, no one's mentioned down force?
  15. Thread: lane splitting

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    I got socked on the helmet in Richmond CA by a...

    I got socked on the helmet in Richmond CA by a disgruntled trucker when I was splitting at a light. I watch the their side mirrors now on my right when I see a window open.
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    I don't believe they can be rebuilt, but they can...

    I don't believe they can be rebuilt, but they can be replaced with BMW. However, I'm with the previous poster: Give yourself a treat and spent the bucks on something noticeably better. Then you'll...
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    My mother bought me my first BMW - an R69S - when...

    My mother bought me my first BMW - an R69S - when I was almost 30 and headed for Vietnam. She wanted me to have a good reason to come back. When I did return I used it to commute to school at...
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    The advantage of synthetics is that viscosities...

    The advantage of synthetics is that viscosities hold up better over longer mileage. That's why all the manufacturers now recommend synthetic when they expect oil changes at 10k miles. For the...
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    I'd compare static and dynamic sag front and back...

    I'd compare static and dynamic sag front and back of both bikes. If for some reason the front is low or the back is high on the new bike compared to the '94 you would experience a quicker turn in.
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    I have used moly additive in oilhead final...

    I have used moly additive in oilhead final drives and transmissions for some time, most recently Guard Dog. Their recommended blend is four ounces moly to 28 ounces oil to make a quart so a bit...
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    Paul, are those ON issues accessible to anyone...

    Paul, are those ON issues accessible to anyone not a club member at the time? Online? I've come and gone a bit...
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    With Paul, I'd look at how the shock attachment...

    With Paul, I'd look at how the shock attachment point is distorting the sheet metal of the arm. Is it hammering it in some direction? Up/down? I'd pull the shock and look it over. Does it extend...
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    Paul, you may visualize this as well as anyone: I...

    Paul, you may visualize this as well as anyone: I had replaced the shocks with Wilbers and on the rear, of course, undone the stock preload adjuster. Rather than leave the threaded hole bare I had...
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    Thanks, Paul, I'll give that a try. The linkage...

    Thanks, Paul, I'll give that a try. The linkage all looks very good but no point in tearing it down without checking the linkage. I figured to pull that clip and turn the splined link downward so I...
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    RR stuck in neutral

    Guys, I'm a returnee to the oilhead ranks after a few year of absence. I bought an '02 RR recently , 16k miles and apparently in very good shape. I've put less than a thousand miles on it and found...
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