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    Amen!! If you can't see the road, you don't know...

    Amen!! If you can't see the road, you don't know that there isn't a hazard awaiting your arrival. If your speed is appropriate, it's no big deal.

    As a friend and riding instructor says: "Good...
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    Any Downside to 1200RT low suspension option?

    I'm considering adding an RT to my collection, (which would double the number of bikes :) ). Are there any disadvantages to the low suspension option on the RT? I can touch the balls of both feet...
  3. Thread: RT or GS

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    A friend of mine, a retired highway patrolman who...

    A friend of mine, a retired highway patrolman who rode the 1200RTP at work, had this to say when I asked him about the RT vs. GS:

    "A GS will do everything an RT will do. An RT won't do everything...
  4. Thread: Retirement!!!

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    Not to worry. My guy is completely trustworthy. ...

    Not to worry. My guy is completely trustworthy. He has me heavily invested in Enron. :D



    I can barely afford the spouse I have now. Replacing her would be prohibitive, and possibly...
  5. Thread: Retirement!!!

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    My pension was the foundation of my retirement...

    My pension was the foundation of my retirement plan. Fortunately, since I planned to retire a) early, and b) comfortably (not just surviving), I squirreled away some 'extra.' Now, what was supposed...
  6. Thread: Retirement!!!

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    A few years ago my employer went through some...

    A few years ago my employer went through some tough times (now we're making solid profits). During the tough period, management convinced our union representatives that if they didn't give up our...
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    David, Thanks again. Tim

    David,

    Thanks again.

    Tim
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    Thanks, David. So... the Beemers sold in CA are...

    Thanks, David. So... the Beemers sold in CA are no different from the models sold in the rest of the U.S., correct?

    As far as sources, I'm familiar with Craigslist and Cycle Trader. Are there...
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    California BMW's any different?

    I was looking on Ebay (bad idea) and saw a bike in CA that might be of interest. That got me thinking: are the BMW's sold in California any different from the rest of the U.S.? Different emissions...
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    Terence, Very nice report/pics. Thanks for...

    Terence,

    Very nice report/pics. Thanks for sharing.

    Tim
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    Nice report. Congratulations! PM sent. Tim

    Nice report. Congratulations!

    PM sent.

    Tim
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    Tim, KX3H, near Pittsburgh, PA So far mostly...

    Tim, KX3H, near Pittsburgh, PA

    So far mostly QRP CW, but considering a radio for the GS.



    Gary - PM sent.
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    At minus 40, C and F are the same: really,...

    At minus 40, C and F are the same: really, really, really cold. :D
  14. Thread: New guy in PA

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    Okay. Fingers crossed. If this works, there...

    Okay. Fingers crossed. If this works, there should be a pic of my 12GS below:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/md3030/5131758137/

    Or not. Well, at least the link works. I'll have to continue my...
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    Thank you, Steve. I wasn't sure where to post -...

    Thank you, Steve. I wasn't sure where to post - 50/50 chance and I blew it!

    Tim
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    Thanks Steve! I'll work on it. Tim

    Thanks Steve! I'll work on it.

    Tim
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    I hate to admit this, but I'm not forum-literate...

    I hate to admit this, but I'm not forum-literate enough. I couldn't find any guide in the forum instructions. Is it easy to do?:scratch

    Tim
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    Gary, thanks. I've got a few RLAP DVDs and a...

    Gary, thanks. I've got a few RLAP DVDs and a agree, they are good. I used to do a lot of the drills on my V-Strom and was impressed with how well the techniques worked.

    I'm planning to do a lot...
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    Wow! I didn't know that! Is is called, um,...

    Wow! I didn't know that! Is is called, um, GS-BS? ;)

    Thanks for the remarks, Doug. After all I have read I was beginning to think that taking a BMW for a slow-ride was asking for trouble. It's...
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    Low speed practice/technique?

    Ladies and Gents,

    I recently acquired a 1200GS, my first Beemer. Having read a lot of comments on the dry clutch vs. wet clutch issue, I have a question. What technique is recommended for low...
  21. Thread: New guy in PA

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    Thanks guys! I'm in the northern suburbs of...

    Thanks guys! I'm in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh. In this area straight roads are forbidden by law.

    Clay, good point on a refresher course. I do have training on the agenda; I'm a firm...
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    New guy in PA

    Two months ago I couldn't spell "BMW" - now I own one!

    A good buddy tossed me the classifieds with a certain ad circled. I wasn't looking for a Beemer (is it "Beemer" or "Beamer") but there it...
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