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    I haven't gotten to the 18K service yet, but...

    I haven't gotten to the 18K service yet, but isn't that the first major service that includes the first valve adjustment, among others?
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    Leaving for Baja Sunday

    I'm headed to Baja this Sunday, down to San Felipe, then over to Ensenada and up to Tecate.

    Any tips, warnings, or suggestions on crossing the border or travelling there on a bike?
  3. Thread: K or R series

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    I just moved from an '05 RT to an '08 GT so I...

    I just moved from an '05 RT to an '08 GT so I can't tell you much agout the GT's reliability, but you can't go wrong with either of these bikes.

    However, as osbornk said, the heavier weight (50...
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    Sticky: New Gt

    Just brought her home!
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    K1200GT Seat Questions

    I am looking at moving to an "08 GT from my '05 RT.

    My experience with the RT stock seat was not good and I replaced it quickly with a Corbin.

    What experience have you all had with the GT...
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    Rented a Harley on vacation and...

    So I rented a Softtail Heritage Classic last week while on vacation in Hawaii (I rode a Deuce for 5 years before getting my RT in 2005) and had the following observations:

    1. My feet were...
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    Please, please, please throw the ball in to the...

    Please, please, please throw the ball in to the pool again...
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    Did you know that air already contains 78%...

    Did you know that air already contains 78% nitrogen? We have a local tire dealer that charges an extra $4 per tire (auto) to use nitrogen instead of air. From what I have read, its a rip off unless...
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    +1 for Dish Network. In the past 10 years I have...

    +1 for Dish Network. In the past 10 years I have had both Satellite providers and local cable. I just moved back to Dish Network after a disappointing year on cable. I compared both Direct and...
  10. Thread: Oil Consumption

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    Oil Consumption

    My '05 RT has 10,000 mi on it, and still seems to be consuming a lot of oil. I have added approx 1.75 quarts over the last 4000 mi. If anything, it seems to be gulping more now than previously,...
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    Sticky: California Sierras outside Bass Lake Memorial...

    California Sierras outside Bass Lake
    Memorial Day 2007
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    1978 - On my new fully dressed GoldWing, I am...

    1978 - On my new fully dressed GoldWing, I am stopped in a parking lot flirting with this cute girl, after "participating" in a beer softball game. I am strattling the bike talking to her, and decide...
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    My dealer told me "Of course I would never...

    My dealer told me "Of course I would never recommend someone modify a piece of their emissions system, but 'some' people remove the rubber spacer from the fill tube to allow more fuel in the tank..."...
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    Barbacks, Tank Bag and GPS

    Just finished installing (10 minutes!) Suburban Machinery's barbacks on my '05RT. I have the BMW tank bag and the Navigator III with factory mount, and was concerned about the visibility of the Nav...
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    Is anybody using the risers on an '05 or later RT...

    Is anybody using the risers on an '05 or later RT with the BMW tank bag and the Navigator III with the stock BMW handlebar mount? Just wondering if you can still see the Nav III with the bars set...
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    I rode a mere 2 hours on my factory seat ('05 RT)...

    I rode a mere 2 hours on my factory seat ('05 RT) this weekend and couldn't believe how bad it was - too soft, pressure points, could not wait to get off the bike.

    I have a Corbin (which is at...
  17. Thread: canbus ?

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    Thanks, Jim. Looks like your comments about...

    Thanks, Jim. Looks like your comments about Touratech are right on since the status of the item is "backordered". Since all I really need the power source for is for an Autocomm unit, I think I'll...
  18. Thread: canbus ?

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    Kbasa, where did you get the helper?

    Kbasa, where did you get the helper?
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    My Corbins (pilot + passenger) came with pigtails...

    My Corbins (pilot + passenger) came with pigtails that plugged directly in to the stock power supply connectors under the pilot seat. Other than the fact that these are always hot and you [U]must[U]...
  20. Thread: Winter Cocktails

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    Yes, the martini is the drink of all seasons. ...

    Yes, the martini is the drink of all seasons. For the holidays, simply use a Christmas themed martini glass.
  21. Thread: 1200RT Oil Usage

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    I had the same experience with my '05 RT. Went...

    I had the same experience with my '05 RT. Went for a short ride and checked the oil, on the center stand, and no oil in the window! Was sure my motor was bad. Called the dealer, who told me that if...
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    That sure sounds like my symptom. After my...

    That sure sounds like my symptom. After my service, the oil level was above (not sure how far) the top of the sight glass.

    I am still confused about this oil cooler thing. Shortly after I got...
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    I installed an RCU shelf on my '05 RT to mount my...

    I installed an RCU shelf on my '05 RT to mount my radar detector. A surprise benefit was that it shades the instrument cluster and helps, but does not totally eliminate, the glare problem you are...
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    The NAV III comes with a hard plastic cover which...

    The NAV III comes with a hard plastic cover which covers the screen and protects it from the elements. It fits snug enough that it doesn't come off too easily, and should protect the unit from sun...
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    Non Dealer Service

    Anyone have experience with private shops performing regular maintenance? I am 100+ miles from the nearest dealer and that basically means a whole day spent driving and waiting around. Anything a...
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