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    Man, I overfilled my tank very recently. Worst...

    Man, I overfilled my tank very recently. Worst part was...(yes I often do things without thinking of the consequences)... I had set my helmet under the bike when I went to get a coffee. Gas was...
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    Sticky: Man I just love love love the R1200S especially...

    Man I just love love love the R1200S especially in black! Too bad BMW only made it for such a short while.
    Very nice!

    BH
  3. Thread: Interesting

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    the commcerical

    ...That being said (my previous post) I do not like the commercial as it certainly seems to be pandering to some demographic. Seeing how this bike is somehow giving a nod to its heritage I'd love...
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    Or should we ask, will current MOA members be...

    Or should we ask, will current MOA members be interested in the R Nine T?

    Yes!!!!


    OK it's not as practical as my R1200R but I really dig the R Nine T!

    BH
  5. Tarantulas

    Well this was less (actually more) of a normal commute but it was a ride for work, from NM to the Panhandle of TX and man oh man did I see and dodge more tarantulas cross the road that I could count!...
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    Live well and ride on!!

    This is one of my favorite scenes from The World's Fastest Indian:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndGqM1JqliY

    The best part is the lack of any discernible delay (a la a Joe Friday...
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    Sticky: Nice ride up to Taos today

    Here's a pic with the Truchas (trout?) peaks in the background taken from the town of Truchas.

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    ...and on NM 518 headed into Taos. Great ride in Northern, NM
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    Climbing!

    Rock climbing! You don't see to many morbidly obese climbers. But if you are overweight you can still climb, just take it slow (well, take it slow if you are a novice in a any shape). Start at...
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    Sticky: Very nice group you've got there! Boy I love...

    Very nice group you've got there! Boy I love that R Nine T!
  10. Oh man, I am sorry to hear this! This is like...

    Oh man, I am sorry to hear this! This is like every freakin' contractor who ever worked on my house! No craftsmanship, no meeting any kind of timeline that anyone running a business as a...
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    Sticky: Very nice! I'll have to ride to the PNW one of...

    Very nice! I'll have to ride to the PNW one of these days.

    BH
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    Sticky: Is it really still technically winter?

    Well I love to ski and all, but luckily I also love to ride. Got out today on a local ride in the Santa Fe / Espanola area of NM. Temps in the lo/hi 50's depending on elevation. Here's a few pics,...
  13. Thread: Helen's 1000

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    Awesome job guys! Yeah, coming from the...

    Awesome job guys! Yeah, coming from the northeast, it's a shocker how big the states are out west, especially Texas. I've ridden through parts of Texas on a Ducati Sport 1000 and a Honda CBR1000RR...
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    Agreed, and yep it's my motorcycle (or it will be...

    Agreed, and yep it's my motorcycle (or it will be in about a year when it's paid off). In any case I was able to remove the plastic cover with the oil cooler still connected to the engine. I only...
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    Thanks Don, Yep, I tossed the foam but that...

    Thanks Don,

    Yep, I tossed the foam but that is a good point about keeping the old belt as a spare. I used a section of a plastic bottle and a flathead screwdriver to get the old belt off. After...
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    2007 R1200R Alternator Belt Saga

    Man oh man, I spent some time on this today... First, it took me a bit to realize that I needed to remove the foam behind the cover to get the cover off, then I tried for over an hour to bump the...
  17. I had read that about the different pad...

    I had read that about the different pad thicknesses when new but the sticky pins issue is news to me so thanks for the tip. I do notice that there is a lot of play in the rear brake pedal on this...
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    Hmm have not done the cam chain tensioner upgrade...

    Hmm have not done the cam chain tensioner upgrade (but I should apparently look into this!) In any case, I removed the valve covers, re-checked the clearances at respective TDCs, examined the plugs...
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    This is an excellent question. And now I am not...

    This is an excellent question. And now I am not sure! I put my faith in the dealer who essentially said, give us your VIN and we will make a copy of the key you need. So, if all R12Rs made in 2007...
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    Yep, that is my plan for tomorrow. I did torque...

    Yep, that is my plan for tomorrow. I did torque each clearance adjuster locknut to 8 Nm with a brand-new CDI torque wrench and a 10 mm crow's foot at 90 degrees, so they should have been torqued...
  21. Thanks for the replies all, I knew that the pads...

    Thanks for the replies all, I knew that the pads looked a little strange being fairly thick but with no visible grooves. I'll check out R1200R.org too!

    BH
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    Well I guess two saying apply here (as they do is...

    Well I guess two saying apply here (as they do is so many other instances):

    "The grass is always greener ...."
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    "It can always be worse"

    Certainly, it's a paradox of a world in which we...
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    2007 R1200R Clicking Sound on Startup

    So yesterday I adjusted my valves with the engine dead cold, was triple sure about respective cylinders being at TDC, checked the rocker arm endplay, and then did a throttle body sync after a short...
  24. OK good, I have not taken the pads out yet, just...

    OK good, I have not taken the pads out yet, just tried looking from below.
  25. 2007 BMW R1200R Rear Brake Pad Wear Indicator ?

    So the front pads have grooves to indicate wear. Is this also true of the rear pads? Or is it just the indicator holes, through which you can see the brake disc when it is time to change the pads?...
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