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    I'm planning on stopping by later on Saturday due...

    I'm planning on stopping by later on Saturday due to a conflict with a YMCA (opps, now just "The Y") craft fair that I have to cook for. Hope to see some of the folks that I met at the St. Paul...
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    I bought my 700 GS with just that thought in...

    I bought my 700 GS with just that thought in mind..... I've put 15,000 miles on her since January, but have not made the trip to Alaska yet, (probably wait until next July, prior to national rally as...
  3. It would appear that if you were really sincere...

    It would appear that if you were really sincere about not turning this discussion into an off-topic political debate, you wouldn't follow up your introduction to your post with three or four...
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    I had this same situation with my F700 GS just...

    I had this same situation with my F700 GS just prior to leaving for the St. Paul rally. I talked to my dealer, (Gateway) and they said it wasn't a big deal, so I changed the oil and made my...
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    A quick question! When would be the best time...

    A quick question! When would be the best time to schedule a ride up to Fairbanks Alaska based on least mosquito issues? I was thinking of planning a ride up next July after or just before the...
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    The events calendar hasn't been updated since...

    The events calendar hasn't been updated since June.... No riding events scheduled, or at least not posted as future events listed for August through the end of the year......
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    I'm a bit confused... That looks like the rear...

    I'm a bit confused... That looks like the rear end of the car, rather than the front. Who rear ended who?
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    14000 miles since January of 2014.... A new...

    14000 miles since January of 2014.... A new personal record for me.

    2013 F 700GS (Red, the fastest color)
    Average MPG 52 (disappointing)
    14000 mile valve check showed all eight valves out of...
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    I've got 14000 miles on the original brake fluid...

    I've got 14000 miles on the original brake fluid since I picked up my 700 GS in January. Just completed the 12000 mile service 2000 miles late due to being on the road when crossing the 12000 mile...
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    I didn't think it would be possible to attach a...

    I didn't think it would be possible to attach a trailer to a 700 GS and stop it when flying into a stop sign..... I'd like to see the pictures of it myself, as I'm always open to new possibilities...
  11. Harley riders are mostly like your neighbor's pet...

    Harley riders are mostly like your neighbor's pet dog.... Just let them get your smell first, before making eye contact or talking, and they will become your long lost friend..... Really, except...
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    Hi Ron, I just noticed you are from just south of...

    Hi Ron, I just noticed you are from just south of my location in DeSoto MO. I'm leaving Friday morning for a leisurely ride to the rally, with a scheduled volunteer stint on Tuesday setting up........
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    Not being argumentative, more philosophical... I...

    Not being argumentative, more philosophical... I don't remember every considering my work activities as fulfilling anyone's dreams other than my own. Whether I found myself working for 20 years in a...
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    In my case, I found that riding 5 to 10 miles...

    In my case, I found that riding 5 to 10 miles ever other day or so, is all it took to work out my knee pain. I would expect that riding at the level you mention above would not be considered...
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    I agree. Nothing worse than having to set up a...

    I agree. Nothing worse than having to set up a tent in the dark. Start looking for a nice campsite with at least 2 hours of light left, and not only will you be ready for a restful night when the...
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    A couple of years ago, I thought my days of...

    A couple of years ago, I thought my days of hiking and running we're over, because of knee pain. Did the doctor routine, some cortisone shots, MRI, etc. Doc suggested therapy, so I started riding a...
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    I have the 700GS with a Givi Airstream that I...

    I have the 700GS with a Givi Airstream that I just added the smaller spoiler to it to compensate for my Airhawk air pad on the seat. Took her on a 500 mile ride last Thursday and really like the...
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    Obviously, it's time for a new throttle cable. ...

    Obviously, it's time for a new throttle cable. I thought I read somewhere that BMW cables are pre-lubed and adding any after market lube will end up with a slow response cable. Could be wrong...
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    I have considered everyday after the first 2...

    I have considered everyday after the first 2 years of retirement as a bonus day! I'm around 1825 bonus days redeemed now......and hopefully counting!
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    This is exactly the information that I needed. ...

    This is exactly the information that I needed. Just before coming into the BMW family, I bought a Mighty Vac for my 900 Kawasaki, and have wanted to put it back to good use. Didn't use it on my...
  21. Heading east in Washington State towards Spokane...

    Heading east in Washington State towards Spokane Washington after the Salem rally last year, (doing 95+MPH) I saw blinking lights in the distance. Thinking it was someone from the rally broken down,...
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    When I first came home from Vietnam back in 72,...

    When I first came home from Vietnam back in 72, they were asking $130 a month for rent, and I was always worried of making the rent payment, off my grocery store salary. I'd even saved up close to...
  23. My first introduction to the road wave stared...

    My first introduction to the road wave stared when I purchased my first Jeep Wrangler in 2000. Seems like it was a the thing to do, but now, with the same 2000 yellow Wrangler, I hardly ever wave or...
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    05/04/14 NewF700 GS as of the first of December,...

    05/04/14
    NewF700 GS as of the first of December, 2013
    5102 miles
    Avg MPG 55
    Avg. MPH 38
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    I rode 2 home from the Salem rally last July. ...

    I rode 2 home from the Salem rally last July. There was a portion of 2 under construction about 40 miles west of Glacier National Park, but other than that, it was a great highway from just north of...
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