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  1. I've been running TKC 80s on my 09 GSA and found...

    I've been running TKC 80s on my 09 GSA and found them to be pretty good off-road. Last year I had a blow out on my XR650 mid-way through a dualsport rally and I caught a lift back home to get my...
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    Poll: Absolutely! Every gearhead needs to own and...

    Absolutely! Every gearhead needs to own and maintain a Beetle at some point in their life. I learned a lot about automobile mechanics on air cooled VWs. 62 Beetle...67 Beetle...73 Super...
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    My cousin carries this big Kryptonite cable...

    My cousin carries this big Kryptonite cable lock...like a bike, but much thicker...we locked our bikes together through the front wheels and forks when on a road trip last year. It was probably...
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    Good man.

    Good man.
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    Poll: Corbin for me...longest day in the saddle was 860...

    Corbin for me...longest day in the saddle was 860 miles...I couldn't get past 200 on my stock seat before it became an exercise in pain endurance.
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    Can't believe I forgot to say what bike I'm...

    Can't believe I forgot to say what bike I'm talking about...2009 R1200 GSA...and the trip is in June so I'm hopeful for decent weather.
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    Thank you all for your inputs. It puts my mind a...

    Thank you all for your inputs. It puts my mind a little more at ease. I plan to spoon on a fresh set of street oriented rubber (not the TKC 80s I usually run), have the FD serviced, change the oil,...
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    Distance Between Oil Changes

    So I'm considering a cross country run from east to west and back again...something like 6500 miles in 10 days...I'm thinking about doing the whole trip without an oil change...I'll probably burn and...
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    I think I'm sold for all the same reasons that I...

    I think I'm sold for all the same reasons that I prefer to ride by myself on day rides...start when you want...stop when you want...change the itinerary whenever you like...ride 12 or 20 hours...
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    Thanks for all the feedback. As mentioned, I've...

    Thanks for all the feedback. As mentioned, I've done most of my riding alone for the past 25 years...but usually those have been day rides of less than 400 miles. As a young soldier, I...
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    Solo Touring?

    Been planning a trip to Nova Scotia all winter long for late June, but my riding buddy can't get the time off from work. I'm really looking forward to the trip so I'm considering just doing it solo....
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    Footpeg Rubbers for R1200 GS Adventure

    I don't know if anyone else has ever considered these, but after a week of 600+ mile days last year, the soles of my feet were completely numb. The numbness continued for nearly 2 months after I...
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    Thank you all for the inputs and information. ...

    Thank you all for the inputs and information. I'm considering a change in schedule to August based on weather feedback. Now I need to figure out what to do in June.
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    I had no idea that Dick Clark had passed away...I...

    I had no idea that Dick Clark had passed away...I figured they'd be rolling him out on TV tonight for New Year's Eve.
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    Atlantic Provinces 2013

    It was just aboutthis time last year when I started planning my trip down the Blue Ridge Parkway from Western Massachusetts. I received all sorts of helpful advice, recommendations on places to eat,...
  16. I've got a Jeep JK and a GSA...they're both...

    I've got a Jeep JK and a GSA...they're both great...no problems from either...but it is shocking that they cost roughly the same amount. I wish I could compare the Bills of Material to see where all...
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    It's funny...the only guys who I have met on the...

    It's funny...the only guys who I have met on the road who showed any real appreciation for BMW motorcycles are Harley guys...I've had guys rattle off all sorts of specs and ask me some very...
  18. Thread: Burning Man

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    I'm way too square white bread to attend, but I...

    I'm way too square white bread to attend, but I do love seeing the pictures and hearing the stories.
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    heehee...I don't think she'd ever call 911, but...

    heehee...I don't think she'd ever call 911, but she has called me from another state to tell me she is lost...you can't imagine the conversation where I try to figure out where she is by her...
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    Congratulations! That's a sexy piece of...

    Congratulations! That's a sexy piece of machinery. R1100S is one of my favorite BMWs ever. I'm sure you're going to enjoy it. If not, I'll be happy to come pick it up.:thumb
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    I'd definitely report it to the Post Office. ...

    I'd definitely report it to the Post Office. I've got a buddy whose a Federal Marshal working fraud related to the USPS. These guys are no joke. They go full on SWAT anywhere in the country with...
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    Rims are like $900 each without axles, spacers,...

    Rims are like $900 each without axles, spacers, bearings, brakes, etc. That's just for a cast rim.
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    I think you can go to the microfiche on the MAX...

    I think you can go to the microfiche on the MAX BMW site and get the prices for new.
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    Congratulations! My first bike was the venerable...

    Congratulations! My first bike was the venerable Honda CM250 and I'm currently riding the R1200 GS. You're going to love the GS. Just don't be too sad the first time it tips over. It's best to...
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    Great Lakes Circle Tour?

    So I'm staring at the wall map and thinking about next years bike trip. I get one more week of vacation than my wife so I can almost be assured of a weeklong trip in June. Since I'm starting in...
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