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    No time like the present...

    Okay. I'm gonna wade in, here. Is there anyplace, not too far, not too challenging/or congested to get to, that the two of you could, for instance, ride to for lunch?

    If so, why not just ask her...
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    I moved from an f650CS to the R1150R Rockster,...

    I moved from an f650CS to the R1150R Rockster, after almost 2 years. The transition wasn't always "pretty" and an in between sized bike would have made things a lot easier. And I'm 5'8" with a 34"...
  3. Take a picture of what you've got left (and post...

    Take a picture of what you've got left (and post it) and folks are more likely to be able to help puzzle it out.
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    The low fuel light comes on on my Rockster at...

    The low fuel light comes on on my Rockster at anywhere from 137-158 miles. Depends on how I ride and how full I fill the tank. I can generally count on getting another 30 miles comfortably before...
  5. They may be, but I figured I'd spread the word...

    They may be, but I figured I'd spread the word here anyhow. Thanks!

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  6. Identify airhead parts? A son's inheritance...

    Not sure if this is okay or not, but there's a member over on sport-touring.net who has inherited a garage full of airhead parts plus an assortment of other stuff he can't identify from his father...
  7. You might want to pose this question on the...

    You might want to pose this question on the R1150R forum as well. There's a Rockster subforum.

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  8. Google Franconia, VA. There's a Metro Rail stop...

    Google Franconia, VA. There's a Metro Rail stop nearby, and a good assortment of hotels. From Hilton to Best Western. Or check out Vienna, VA. That is near I-66 which is on the way to Front Royal, VA...
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    Are you planning to attend the MOA rally? There...

    Are you planning to attend the MOA rally? There will be a really cool seminar on personal safety (actually a couple times) by Deb and Mike Gardner of Survive Institute. Teaches commons sense stuff...
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    Yeah, especially since the whole thread is in the...

    Yeah, especially since the whole thread is in the WOMEN's section...

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    How about this one?

    Since the 2011 Cape Fear Rally was this past weekend, I thought I'd share this report. My second 10 hour rally attempt, in 2008:...
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    Sorry about the threadjack. I just attended a...

    Sorry about the threadjack.

    I just attended a seminar at our MSF update: Accident Scene Management. It was the "short" version, not the full on 6 hour certification course. Either one would be a...
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    Not gonna speak to bike readiness, that seems to...

    Not gonna speak to bike readiness, that seems to be well covered. As for rider readiness, I'll suggest that you take a couple afternoons and spend some serious time in a parking lot just noodling...
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    I switched to synthetic at 600 miles - the same...

    I switched to synthetic at 600 miles - the same point that MD State Trooper BMWs were changed over to synthetic. I've changed the oil every 6000 miles. No excessive usage.

    The bike is now at...
  15. Success! Thanks folks. With about 1/4 can of...

    Success! Thanks folks.

    With about 1/4 can of SeaFoam, a shot of starter spray,the fast idle switch "on," and patience, I got my baby started. Yippeee! It ran rough for a few minutes, then smoothed...
  16. Got it. Fuel pump works. Check spark plugs, new...

    Got it. Fuel pump works. Check spark plugs, new gas. Thanks.

    My bike is noticeably tougher to start after a long "rest" than hubby's RS. I think I should also examine my start up technique. I...
  17. Failed to winterize... no joy trying to start

    I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't ridden my Rockster since November. I never planned to neglect my baby this long, so I never added Stabil or did anthing else to aid in getting back underway after...
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    Okay. Just for the heck of it, I tried the club...

    Okay. Just for the heck of it, I tried the club finder thingy. And my club: BMW Bikers of Metro Washington only shows up if I use "Washington" as a search option. When I tried "Maryland" I got...
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    Sorry to sidetrack this thread, but if your wife...

    Sorry to sidetrack this thread, but if your wife isn't comfortable riding a bicycle, that is perhaps a bigger problem than never driving a stick shift. If she wants to ride a motorcycle one of the...
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    Survive Institute - Debbie Gardner. An awesome...

    Survive Institute - Debbie Gardner. An awesome lady - she does an amazing presentation on personal safety.

    She goes beyond the obvious physical things you can do, to how to use your head IF the...
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    My local club does monthly Tech Days. I showed up...

    My local club does monthly Tech Days. I showed up and hung out and watched others work on their bikes a few times, first. Then, I did my own oil change, valve adjustment and throttle sync - with...
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    I've washed all my textile gear in my Maytag...

    I've washed all my textile gear in my Maytag front loader. I remove the armor and give the really grungy spots a good saturation of Spray N Wash/Resolve. I use "regular" detergent and warm water....
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    Put your bike at the intersection of as many...

    Put your bike at the intersection of as many pavement-sensor cutouts as possible. I've almost never had an issue with a sensor not recognizing my R1150R.

    I always stop with my cylinders over a...
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    Won't the bike start in neutral with the...

    Won't the bike start in neutral with the sidestand down? (My R1150R will start in neutral, but not in gear).

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    It sounds like you're a bit insecure about your...

    It sounds like you're a bit insecure about your man(motorcycle)hood :stick Have you tried asking one of the women making faces, why they make that face? Most folks respond with doubt to things they...
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