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    20774 captured the oil issue, thanks. So I would...

    20774 captured the oil issue, thanks. So I would say Yes the Amalie is better because it is Non-deturgent, not because of the brand. The engine was built for that and unless you know the slingers...
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    I DON'T want to start an oil thread but I wish to...

    I DON'T want to start an oil thread but I wish to pass on some great advice I got from a prominent /2 author and restorer. Others may chime in. You can research this and entertain yourself all...
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    The 1500 idle is near what mine does. A reset of...

    The 1500 idle is near what mine does. A reset of the BMSC is probably a good idea. For my 2002 you turn on the key, open and close the throttle three times without starting the bike and it resets. ...
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    Throttle is wrong too-looks to be from a brit...

    Throttle is wrong too-looks to be from a brit bike (bonneville?) I would run not walk away. Bitsa bike.
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    I like the 2002-2006 (or so) F650GS. Easy to...

    I like the 2002-2006 (or so) F650GS. Easy to ride, very controllable and low center of gravity. The Dakar is taller. Avoid the 2001 perhaps, as they had run-ability issues, earlier 650's were...
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    Great choice and congratulations! Yesterday I...

    Great choice and congratulations! Yesterday I rode both my 1998 R1100R and my 2002 F650GS and I gotta say the thumper is a great all around bike. I am 65 and 5 ft 7 inches short and though both...
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    Getting rid of the R80 may be the hard part as...

    Getting rid of the R80 may be the hard part as they are great bikes. I did finally let my 1983RT go and ended up with a 1998 R1100R and a 2002 F650GS. As no bike does everything well I have a great...
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    You didn't ask but I'd pull off the windscreen...

    You didn't ask but I'd pull off the windscreen and mirror to picture it in a for sale ad as they are wrong. Too bad about the color. If the slingers have been cleaned +++ and if the receipts show...
  9. Thread: As ___ as ___

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    As cold as a Nun's Bum on Sunday Number than a...

    As cold as a Nun's Bum on Sunday

    Number than a hammered thumb? Faster'n Light'n (No "as" but belongs here.)

    As dead as a doornail

    As old as Methuselah

    As smooth as a baby's bottom
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    Oh yea they love motorcycles! Check this...

    Oh yea they love motorcycles! Check this out
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    You must live well. I on the other hand have an...

    You must live well. I on the other hand have an Orange CT90 which had all the wires chewed off inside the battery box last fall by some enterprising mice. I have moved it to the mouse-free attached...
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    Back to the origional question... The batteries...

    Back to the origional question...
    The batteries on these cars are in the trunk, are AGM, in an odd size, and are very spendy! They do last a long time but don't think your everyday Interstate...
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    You've moved on ..... but going to a higher...

    You've moved on ..... but going to a higher profile tire and lowering the air pressure in them does wonders for the Miata's ride- like Yokohama S.drive 195/55R15. Combine with a softer shock and...
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    We bought a '95 Merlot special edition 13 years...

    We bought a '95 Merlot special edition 13 years ago and plan to let the kids inherit it when we die. It had 80K miles and except for tires, fluids and a timing belt and water pump it's going strong....
  15. Thread: F650gs

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    I would

    That seems like a good deal. You don't say how many miles on it, this engine seems bullet proof for a loooong time. 2001's were prone to stalling and surging but there are fixes for both including...
  16. In NH-VT-ME

    We live in a sweet spot in terms of SEEING motorcycles. Not only are there a lot of bikes/person they do get ridden in the summer. This coupled with a major motorcycle event (Laconia Bike week)...
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    wrong redirect?

    When I click on "inbox" on the home screen <http://bmwmoa.org> I am redirected to the forum <http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/forum.php> whats with that? Where is my inbox. Just a heads up no need for...
  18. Thread: 2014 g650 gs

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    I saw that same bike at the Progressive show in...

    I saw that same bike at the Progressive show in Phoenix. It is amazing how little different it is than my 2002. I like the other colors as the World has plenty of black motorcycles, ETHO. Goes to...
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    I hear ya

    Kent,
    Yea I would think the same... except.
    The bike had an annual service about 750 miles before done by the PO. The "old" plug looked "new". The recommendation on F650.com FAQ has many other...
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    Spark Plug Tune up 2002 F650

    I have spent a lot of time on the info pages for my F650GS. I had read that a projected tip Iridium spark plug would improve the slight surging that it had. Well... I installed an NGK DPR8EIX-9...
  21. If someone doesn't have it.

    Having insurance ahead is best but if someone doesn't get insurance you can stop here in Ajo on your way through and pay for just the few days you plan to be in MX. I've used many vendors and all...
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    Well I don't

    Your '71 bike needs ZDDP (google is your friend) added to the oil as neither of the oils you are using have much and that bike has sliding surfaces (cam and tappets for ex.) that are not going to be...
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    is it time?

    Egad. I just realized I've ridden for 53 years this year. I started riding a 150cc Lambretta scooter at 12, Triumph 500 and 650 at 14. Does that mean I gotta begin thinking of hanging up the...
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    another factor?

    I find the criteria to be traffic density. Many interstates are way too full and you spend all your time being passed by trucks and the dodging cars, or you are passing the same. Get me off! On...
  25. Thread: Spring trip

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    Great

    Thanks for the local info and what sounds like some good riding. I did get to Barber Motorsport Park and Museum last April following an event in Sturgis MS (yes there is a Sturgis there too) for my...
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