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    I rode down to the post office this morning - a...

    I rode down to the post office this morning - a distance of about three miles - and the speedo needle wavered a few times, but didn't drop to zero.
    After I collected our mail, I pulled the right...
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    By the way...

    Does anyone know what this connector is for? I noticed while I was fiddling with the speedo wires.
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    I pulled off the right side cover and quickly...

    I pulled off the right side cover and quickly found the yellow and brown wires and their connector. I pulled them apart and sprayed them with some old Radio Shack contact cleaner, let them dry and...
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    Narrowing it down

    I removed and replaced all fuses, then went for a ride on a bumpy road.
    I hit a bump less than a mile from home and the speedo dropped to zero, then revived briefly, then crapped out again.
    I rode...
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    1994 K75S speedo going wonky

    The speedometer on my '94 k75S is malfunctioning. If I hit a bump, the speedo needle drops to zero and stops registering speed or odometer mileage until I hit another bump. The tach remains...
  6. Fuse flexibility for accessory circuit on an '03 K1200GT?

    The recommended fuse for my bike's accessory circuit is 7.5 amps. Is the wiring robust enough to use a 10 amp fuse or larger?
    I set out for Bike Week from my home in northeast Arkansas in 34 degree...
  7. Thread: BMW Las Vegas

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    I was at the Vegas dealership summer before last...

    I was at the Vegas dealership summer before last with my son and can echo your impressions of a friendly helpful staff. I'm proud to wear one of their shop t-shirts to rallies, etc.
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    What's up with Motorcyclist magazine?

    I finally got around to perusing the February 2013 issue of Motorcyclist magazine this morning and couldn't help noticing there are no reviews of BMW bikes in it and no BMW advertising. The only...
  9. Thanks, Darryl!

    Thanks, Darryl!
  10. I wrote to the guy asking if he could look up the...

    I wrote to the guy asking if he could look up the dates, but haven't heard back.
    He probably figures I should buy the magazine if I want the info.
  11. Dates for the 1986 MOA rally at Laguna Seca?

    Does anyone recall the dates of the 1986 BMW MOA rally at Laguna Seca near Monterey, Calif.?
    That was my first MOA rally and my first long ride (from Indianapolis).
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    I have no idea what the original color was. Is...

    I have no idea what the original color was. Is there any way to tell (short of scraping off a layer of paint?) And, yes, I did forget to mention that it's a '94 model. Only 12,585 miles on the...
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    Here is 154392. Custom paint job - Acid Green -...

    Here is 154392. Custom paint job - Acid Green - by Holt BMW, Athens, OH.
  14. Thread: New MOA Logo

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    "Lame" and "pathetic" are the first words that...

    "Lame" and "pathetic" are the first words that come to mind, but then what can you do when BMW officials are so pathologically protective of their name and roundel?
    All I can say is that I would...
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    Roadside assistance recommendations?

    I signed up with Signature's Nationwide Auto Club through my BMW dealer a couple of years ago and my membership is about to lapse.
    I went to their web site and found verbiage that suggests that they...
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    03 k1200gt

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    '94 k75s

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    My K bikes

    2003 K1200GT and 1994 K75S
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    As a former MSF instructor, this is what caught...

    As a former MSF instructor, this is what caught my attention and set off alarm bells in my head.
    Anyone who thinks "laying it down" is a legitimate crash strategy is missing some essential,...
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    That was quick. I got my 2011 Anonymous Book...

    That was quick. I got my 2011 Anonymous Book yesterday.
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    Mine lives in my tankbag and goes along on every...

    Mine lives in my tankbag and goes along on every ride. It never sees a bookshelf until it's replaced with the next year's edition.
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    2011 Anonymous Book?

    Is it out yet? Seems like I got mine about this time last year.
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    Just south of the Big Creek Bridge on Calif. 1.

    Just south of the Big Creek Bridge on Calif. 1.
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    My first BMW was a 1971 R50/5 that I bought used...

    My first BMW was a 1971 R50/5 that I bought used in the spring of 1981. I put about 40k on it before the speedo quit working and probably another 10-15k after that. I sold it a few years after I...
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    Yeah, especially this close to my departure for...

    Yeah, especially this close to my departure for Redmond.
    I have an appointment with my dealer next week to get it replaced for about $350.
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