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    I had an R1100RS that failed in similar...

    I had an R1100RS that failed in similar circumstances and no compression on one side.

    One of the exhaust valves had a chunk missing most likely due to combustion chamber crud getting wedged under...
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    Used to know that area too. So much has changed...

    Used to know that area too. So much has changed over the years that the 'old memories' don't work so well anymore.

    Scooters eh? We are the mods!

    All the best, Chris
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    Welcome Tone! Quite a few expat 'Brits'...

    Welcome Tone!

    Quite a few expat 'Brits' scattered around the MOA....meself included. I'm originally from London and have plenty of connection to your area.

    Taggs or Eel Pie area?

    Cheers,...
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    Reminds me of a joke about UK 'crosswalks'.... ...

    Reminds me of a joke about UK 'crosswalks'....

    A drunk steps off the sidewalk to cross the road into the path of a car which swerves around him and blasts the horn. The drunk jumps back onto the...
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    It's a worn throttle body butterfly shaft. At...

    It's a worn throttle body butterfly shaft. At idle, lightly press the side of the cable pulley and the knocking should cease.

    The bike will run fine in this condition but the idle noise will get...
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    Here's a plug for a UK mag I subscribe...

    Here's a plug for a UK mag I subscribe to....'Motorcycle Sport and Leisure'.

    Plenty of good info on new bikes and industry developments, touring, racing etc.
    Very pro BMW but not a factory...
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    Hi Kid, expat Brit here with a suggestion or two....

    Hi Kid, expat Brit here with a suggestion or two.

    You don't say how long you have, but heres a few suggestions that would occupy the best part of a week in England.

    Spend a couple of days...
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    The Road to Paradise!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/toeagle/6521359057/" title="The road to Paradise, New Zealand by TOEagle, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7156/6521359057_3a1b005815_z.jpg"...
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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/toeagle/6802440919/" title="Lake Wakapitu, New Zealand by TOEagle, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7172/6802440919_d0e0ebd067_z.jpg"...
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    Sticky: test test

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/toeagle/6521359057/" title="The road to Paradise, New Zealand by TOEagle, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7156/6521359057_3a1b005815_z.jpg"...
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    Triumph started using the conical front wheel in...

    Triumph started using the conical front wheel in 1971, along with the oil in frame design.

    Nowhere near as good as the previous 2LS unit though!
  12. More than a few R1100RS's around too.....

    More than a few R1100RS's around too.....
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    Using bungie cords to hold down...

    Using bungie cords to hold down a....cough....brown bag?

    Someone should introduce this dude to safer and more reliable methods
    of securing their gear.
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    Chuck Stryker would be the man...on Eileen Ave.

    Chuck Stryker would be the man...on Eileen Ave.
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    Sault Ste Marie, Ontario pronounced Soo Saint...

    Sault Ste Marie, Ontario pronounced Soo Saint Marie and known as 'the Soo'.

    OR the twin city...

    Sault Ste Marie, Michigan across the bridge!
  16. Holly, I'm sure the 407 entry and exit ramps have...

    Holly, I'm sure the 407 entry and exit ramps have cameras that take a pic of your plate. Your lack of toll bills is due to:
    a) a damaged, missing or obscured rear plate
    b) you exit the ramp at warp...
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    worthwhile....very much local lodging....on site...

    worthwhile....very much
    local lodging....on site portable housing
    area riding....mostly straight but pleasant roads

    bit like a mini-mini rally. Good way to spend a weekend, expect it to rain at...
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    I'm 6' 5" and bought a K1200GT fitted with a...

    I'm 6' 5" and bought a K1200GT fitted with a ZTechnik screen. The noise was torture with a System 5 and custom earplugs with any position of screen or handlebars.

    Went back to stock which was a...
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    So you don't have the heated grip option...

    So you don't have the heated grip option fitted....but the bike should have the 'unused' power wiring ready for the option...you should get hold of a wiring diagram and use the original harness.
    ...
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    I tapped off a 'live' but unused terminal on the...

    I tapped off a 'live' but unused terminal on the block behind the left side top fairing area. It was originally for the factory alarm option I believe. Alternatively, if your power requirment is not...
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    A London lawyer runs a stop sign and gets pulled...

    A London lawyer runs a stop sign and gets pulled over by a Glasgow cop.
    He thinks that he is smarter than the cop because he is a London lawyer from London and is certain that he has a better...
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    I say old boy, that will be a long, time...

    I say old boy, that will be a long, time consuming ride....England was one giant aircraft carrier during the war and into the fifties. There are several books that highlight the towers, runways and...
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    your symptoms have all the 'Hall'marks of a...

    your symptoms have all the 'Hall'marks of a failing HES sensor...or more likely the wiring connected to it. Either way it's time for a solid diagnosis to prevent more freeway 'failures'.

    The fuel...
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    It is Jerry...and we all hope to actually ride...

    It is Jerry...and we all hope to actually ride again one of these Sundays when the weather eventually cooperates!

    See you there!
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    That bike was the star prize at the national a...

    That bike was the star prize at the national a few years back...repainted in 'R90S' Daytona orange.
    IIRC, it was won by a lady from Ontario and was subsequently traded in at Budds BMW. It was...
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