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    I have found that if I don't keep the tires at or...

    I have found that if I don't keep the tires at or near the inflation recommended for max. load, they tend to scallop badly, and quite quickly.
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    This thread got me thinking, so I went and...

    This thread got me thinking, so I went and checked the tire on mine. The sidewall reads as follows:
    ME 880 MARATHON MBS - 160/70 B17 M/C 79V REINF L. R. C
    Load and inflation information shows: ...
  3. In my experience, you will want to keep the bike...

    In my experience, you will want to keep the bike on a battery tender any time it is not used for more than a few days in a row. I now just plug it in any time I park it. I have not owned a GL1800,...
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    Made that ride in June 2012 on my LT with another...

    Made that ride in June 2012 on my LT with another rider on a 1600GTL. Paved roads all the way, last section into Yellowknife had lots of dips and rolls. Check some of the earlier references for...
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    Looking out the window and yesterday's bare...

    Looking out the window and yesterday's bare ground is now all white again. It looks like we're going to have 4 - 6" before this stops. Hopefully no more so the bike can come back out for the...
  6. Thread: Losing things

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    You wouldn't happen to have a metal detector...

    You wouldn't happen to have a metal detector sitting around that shed? And maybe it would be worth checking out some of the cheap generic drug store glasses for those places and times where there is...
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    I believe the microwave oven also resulted from...

    I believe the microwave oven also resulted from the observation of an unusual event in or around a lab.
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    Some years like this year they cut it off right...

    Some years like this year they cut it off right in the middle of our last good long weekend for riding.
  9. Who's going to be the first to sign up to tear...

    Who's going to be the first to sign up to tear down and inspect/rebuild their engine after 500 miles.
  10. Thread: Tobermory

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    Yeah, they lied, or were too drunk to count. And...

    Yeah, they lied, or were too drunk to count. And I've never heard of fudgies either.
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    A friend on a GTL and I rode from Edmonton to...

    A friend on a GTL and I rode from Edmonton to Yellowknife and back last summer. The GTL was way better in comfort mode on the rougher parts. And you are correct, neither one was bought for fuel...
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    Fuel Economy and range. (Although the GTL isn't...

    Fuel Economy and range. (Although the GTL isn't very far behind)
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    Since now we're talking opinions, I took my wife...

    Since now we're talking opinions, I took my wife for a test ride on a gold wing and she said "I'm sure glad I don't have to ride on that all the way home." Both of us were glad to get back on the...
  14. Almost forgot about it but mine had a rattle for...

    Almost forgot about it but mine had a rattle for a while that I traced to one of the battery hold down retainer screws coming loose. Tighten up screws, noise gone. Hopefully its that easy for you.
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    When I bought my '99 LT, it had 93,000 km (about...

    When I bought my '99 LT, it had 93,000 km (about 55,000 miles)on it. Seat had the split, and still does. The split hasn't moved much and the bike now has 180,000 km. Like your situation, the...
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    Know your own limits. Ride to enjoy the ride. ...

    Know your own limits. Ride to enjoy the ride. Live to ride another day.
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    I would think a lot depends on how much time you...

    I would think a lot depends on how much time you have for travel. I have crossed the Mississippi at St. Louis, and at Natchez. Natchez is a lot less hectic. Another option might be to travel...
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    I really don't need more "stuff", but a nice...

    I really don't need more "stuff", but a nice shed/workshop constructed by local trades, now that would be the ticket.
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    Get a battery tender and plug it in when not in...

    Get a battery tender and plug it in when not in use. Bike is top heavy loaded and two up around town, but once out of town, all is forgotten. Test rode new Gold Wing, K1600GTL, R1200RT two up at...
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    Wow! We were over that stretch of road several...

    Wow! We were over that stretch of road several times when we were there for the Cedar City Weekend Getaway this year. Hope everyone is OK.
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    I'm in.

    I'm in.
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    Test ride on a GW this year at summerfest, two...

    Test ride on a GW this year at summerfest, two up. OK, but hot, poor cornering clearance, and my wife thought our LT won hands down for passenger comfort.
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    Just a couple of weeks now. Looking forward to...

    Just a couple of weeks now. Looking forward to taking the long way there.
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    It's always just the little details, isn't it.

    It's always just the little details, isn't it.
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    We are planning on staying in Middlebury, but the...

    We are planning on staying in Middlebury, but the roads to the campground access road still shows as closed or emergency vehicles only. Is there any kind of contact number which could be used for...
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