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    About the only way the "team orders" conspiracy...

    About the only way the "team orders" conspiracy would float is if Honda wanted Pedrosa to win enough to finish the year as #2, thus giving Honda a 1 - 2 championship year. And boy is that a stretch....
  2. Thread: BMW final drives

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    I'm with you, Rick. I don't subscribe to the "we...

    I'm with you, Rick. I don't subscribe to the "we do it because we can" engineering philosophy. And if you do, you'd better be darn sure the thing works. BMW obviously didn't.

    Rant over, Think...
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    Sure looks easy, the way they do it. But...

    Sure looks easy, the way they do it. But watching the video a second time it struck me why it looks so easy: the lower handlebar is already at knee height. The pix posted above show the handlebar...
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    The good news is you can [I]still [I] remember...

    The good news is you can [I]still [I] remember it. The bad news is... you're old! (me too)

    pete
    2011 R1200RT
  5. Thread: Big oil mess

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    Has anyone who heats their home with oil ever...

    Has anyone who heats their home with oil ever considered pouring the used motor oil into your heating oil ("#2 diesel") tank? Seems adding a gallon of used motor oil to 150 gallons of heating oil...
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    And don't forget his role in "Gran Prix", the...

    And don't forget his role in "Gran Prix", the best car racing movie ever.
  7. Thread: Big oil mess

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    +1 on the kitty litter (speedy-dry) and powdered...

    +1 on the kitty litter (speedy-dry) and powdered detergent (not soap). Works great on oil spills (don't ask!)

    And thanks for bringing up the issue of storing oil in hot weather. It's upwards of...
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    And by the way, I'd be more concerned about it...

    And by the way, I'd be more concerned about it flying into my neck when/if it snaps off. Don't even want to think about that prospect...

    pete
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    How old and how many miles? Where are the...

    How old and how many miles? Where are the "microcracks" located? Are they surface crazing or cracked all the way through the plastic?

    Plastic doesn't age well, especially in sunlight. If the...
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    I fondly remember as a kid watching "Maverick"...

    I fondly remember as a kid watching "Maverick" with my brother and father. Good fun in the era of serious shoot-em-up TV westerns. Followed by "Rockford Files" which was also good fun in the era of...
  11. The switch gear on that model is notoriously...

    The switch gear on that model is notoriously poor, as you may have noted from the number of posts on the subject. My 2011 RT had the horn button crap out early on and you can tell by the feel of the...
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    Well, yes I am a R1200RT rider and a ham (NA1G)...

    Well, yes I am a R1200RT rider and a ham (NA1G) but mostly limited to HF operation. I haven't found my 2-meter handheld particularly useful when traveling so usually leave it home. Your set-up...
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    If it's like in recent years, Kawasaki GTR...

    If it's like in recent years, Kawasaki GTR Concours is the "official" m-c of the Tour. I guess the referees and official observers are on those. The camera bikes are indeed a mixed bag of...
  14. When I got my new 2011 RT I didn't want to go...

    When I got my new 2011 RT I didn't want to go tearing into the nose of the bike to get to a parking light wire, so I "temporarily" connected my fuse box to the rear accessory power socket. It has a...
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    "Not riding and waiting for your BRAND NEW bike...

    "Not riding and waiting for your BRAND NEW bike to be fixed..." But according to what the service writer at my nearby dealer told me, those affected will be provided several options including a...
  16. OK, so where is my nearby dealer?

    OK, so where is my nearby dealer?
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    +1 on 3M Adhesive (or weatherstrip) adhesive. ...

    +1 on 3M Adhesive (or weatherstrip) adhesive. Great stuff. Careful with it - the solvent in it can do damage and a little goes a long way. If you get it on your fingers you will be picking it off...
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    Anyone faced with the dreaded "Do not...",...

    Anyone faced with the dreaded "Do not...", whether you have picked-up your new bike or it's still sitting at the dealer or warehouse, needs to call or see your dealer ASAP. BMW is offering several...
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    I rode to my dealer this morning (fuel pump...

    I rode to my dealer this morning (fuel pump recall)
    Does that count??

    pete
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    So just what IS the "right oil", JT? :rolleyes ...

    So just what IS the "right oil", JT? :rolleyes

    And I'd prefer you didn't use the term "hairline". I'm kinda sensitive. :blush

    pete
    2011 RT
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    Warm, soapy water makes rubber slip easier.

    Warm, soapy water makes rubber slip easier.
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    Lotsa failure-free miles on the Honda ST1300. Of...

    Lotsa failure-free miles on the Honda ST1300. Of course it doesn't have the unecessarily difficult engineering/build problems of a single-sided, shaft drive system. Sometimes simple is better.
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    Will it show the drones that Amazon wants to use...

    Will it show the drones that Amazon wants to use for package delivery?
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    Actually, here in MASSachusetts most of the $15...

    Actually, here in MASSachusetts most of the $15 inspection fee goes to the bike shop doing the inspection, not to the state. Like the auto inspection, if done properly the m-c inspection is aimed at...
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    From the mid-80s, the Honda Nighthawk CB700SC is...

    From the mid-80s, the Honda Nighthawk CB700SC is a terrific bike. Smooth 4-cylinder motor with shaft drive, comfy riding position, good handling, legendary Honda reliability. Sure wish I still had...
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