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    I disconnected the plug, applied dilectric grease...

    I disconnected the plug, applied dilectric grease onto and into the terminals and then wrapped the plug in the insulation tape. I placed the plug as though it looks as though it is connected, then...
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    If you want a conventional knobby pattern then...

    If you want a conventional knobby pattern then the Metzeler Karoo 2's are a good choice and are approx 80/20.

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    Mine had only 20,000 miles on when I replaced...

    Mine had only 20,000 miles on when I replaced them but the difference was incredible. My rear shock had been weeping a little but after the new shocks were fitted the height of the bike was...
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    I rode a 400 Suzuki a year or so ago in CA desert...

    I rode a 400 Suzuki a year or so ago in CA desert and mountains, they are truly a great bike and more than capable off road and peppier than our F650 on the road too.
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    I spoke with some exhibitors whilst walking...

    I spoke with some exhibitors whilst walking around and the general comment was that it was expected that crowds would be light and they were exactly right. BMW normally present themselves as a...
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    Manx Norton motor, a big thumper is a piece of...

    Manx Norton motor, a big thumper is a piece of art. http://www.olympiamotosports.com/ast_mens/ast_mens.htm
  7. Thread: Metzler 880's

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    Did anybody mount 880's on a GSA 1150 by chance? ...

    Did anybody mount 880's on a GSA 1150 by chance? I don't see the size 150/70/17 in the 880 tyre series. I am a little concerned about tyre rub on the paralever if I go too wide. I think the front...
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    Check the memory card size as the one that came...

    Check the memory card size as the one that came standard was too small to allow for much more than a few states with any real detail. I switched to a 2GB card and was able to load the whole country...
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    We use Acetone as a paint thinner in CA products...

    We use Acetone as a paint thinner in CA products as it is one of the few compliant solvents allowed by the AQMD. Tastes like chicken though....just kidding.
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    The Odyssey works great...never have to think...

    The Odyssey works great...never have to think about it anymore. Two years old already. Time will tell if they truly are better. The OEM lasted two years and spent a great deal of time on a gel...
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    The original cafe racers were built for such...

    The original cafe racers were built for such weekly/nightly activities as the famous Ace Cafe ( http://www.ace-cafe-london.com/History.aspx ) racing in the south of England. Where patrons would drop...
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    You can actually make stain very easily. Just...

    You can actually make stain very easily. Just take a tint color of the resin you want, either oil or water and then reduce it at a ratio that gives the opacity you seek from the stain. I make stain...
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    Great battery and does not require constant...

    Great battery and does not require constant charging either. Test like the instructions and charge like they tell you to, to avoid damaging it and they work as advertized. Kind of pricey to buy...
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    Hi Fritz, I am not familiar with that fairing as...

    Hi Fritz, I am not familiar with that fairing as I don't have that bike. In the auto business when faced with that same situation we have been able to use a small dremmel and carefully ream the nut...
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    If you are not too worried about the original...

    If you are not too worried about the original appearance, then you can sand/abrade the OEM powder coating/enamel finish, clean very thoroughly with a powerful cleaner such as a Simple Green solution...
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    [QUOTE=Greenwald;306391]Not bad logic, Jim. ...

    [QUOTE=Greenwald;306391]Not bad logic, Jim.

    Interstates are far safer than state roads, city streets or rural routes, due to:

    1. Multiple lanes to handle changing traffic volume
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    Speaking from a corporate life perspective, bison...

    Speaking from a corporate life perspective, bison droppings or a close relative do affect traction in many ways....LOL
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    Excellent link thanks Dave. I am going to order...

    Excellent link thanks Dave. I am going to order the parts on Tuesday as soon as the dealer opens and do it in a week or so. I will certainly let you know how it goes. Some great ideas in that...
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    Thanks so much Paul and Jim, good tips. Were...

    Thanks so much Paul and Jim, good tips. Were going in.
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    Look at it this way, in another 3000 miles you...

    Look at it this way, in another 3000 miles you won't need to use your stand as it will stand up by itself...LOL.

    After riding lots of highway and MI flat roads it appears perfectly normal to me. ...
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    Thanks so much Paul. I had done a little...

    Thanks so much Paul. I had done a little exploration and loosened a few things and it appears that the splitter is really wedged under the tray below the ABS and battery. I loosened the bolts that...
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    Cutting the grip off won't really help as it will...

    Cutting the grip off won't really help as it will just reveal the plastic throttle tube below it. Not sure if you have heated grips on that bike or not as that will require that you be careful as...
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    GS Throttle Cables Replacement

    Well I searched and could not find anything specific to this bike, so does anybody have a link to the short cuts or handy tips regarding the replacement of GS Adventure (w/ABS) throttle cables...
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    I am sipping a cup of said brand as I type...lol....

    I am sipping a cup of said brand as I type...lol. It is the brand of choice if one is going to sip tea...lol
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    I tried to mount my GS1150 Adv on a bike rack and...

    I tried to mount my GS1150 Adv on a bike rack and it kept breaking the rack each time the car went over a bump...perhaps the 1200 GS being lighter will mount on there with more success...oh you meant...
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