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  1. So what is the verdict? I have the standard 20"...

    So what is the verdict? I have the standard 20" on my F800 right now but that enhanced 18 looks interesting. Seems nice but actually find that i don't get air flow to the helmet and therefore...
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    Agree with all of the above but also take lots of...

    Agree with all of the above but also take lots of patience. August? There are going to be a LOT of old farts driving RVs they should have never tried to drive and gawking at the scenery and pulling...
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    That is pretty good and actually they are a...

    That is pretty good and actually they are a decent tire. We got about 20,000 km (12k miles) on my wifes 650. She rides pretty light on the throttle and does not carry a lot of gear. Could have got...
  4. Love this quote. Just read the blog, beauty trip....

    Love this quote. Just read the blog, beauty trip. Enjoy seeing what you see.
  5. Looked at a lot of windscreen threads and the...

    Looked at a lot of windscreen threads and the Madstadt is the one that consistantly comes up as best. We have a 20" CBailey on our F650GS twin, and it it nice but still plenty of wind noise at higher...
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    We did that on our bikes a couple years ago. It...

    We did that on our bikes a couple years ago. It was my wife's first ride in the mountains and set the hook for motorcycle touring. Want to enhance the experience head back via Hwy 14. You will come...
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    Yup, time, patience and more practice training....

    Yup, time, patience and more practice training. Eventually she will get there or she won't. Not the end of the world.

    Maybe look for a small dual sport type bike like a CRF230 Honda Suz DR200 or a...
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    This year it will be a trip to circumnavigate the...

    This year it will be a trip to circumnavigate the Great Lakes. Hwy 17 through Ontario to Ottawa, Quebec, Vermont, New York, Ontario, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Hopefully hit the rally in St...
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    The north shore is a far nicer scenery route than...

    The north shore is a far nicer scenery route than the south.
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    If you are talking about Hwy 2 across North...

    If you are talking about Hwy 2 across North Dakota, I would personally avoid it. The highway is long, straight and boring and the weather is usually windy. Once you hit Rugby ND you will be in oil...
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    Hwy 191 is not overly exciting but a nice ride...

    Hwy 191 is not overly exciting but a nice ride without much traffic. We took it from the AZ border up to Price.

    An alternate suggestion past Price UT is to take Hwy 6 and then Hwy 89 to Provo....
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    I use a chain wax on both my gs and klr. I ride a...

    I use a chain wax on both my gs and klr. I ride a mix of paved and gravel roads

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  13. Here is the ADV link...

    Here is the ADV link http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=813572
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    Great choice, pretty much the same thing my wife...

    Great choice, pretty much the same thing my wife and I did back in 2011, only hers was the F650GS (twin). After 40,000 km on mine, 25,000 on hers, 3 long trips, many days local, they continue to run...
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    ^^^ +1 what texpaul said ^^^ Only thing I can add...

    ^^^ +1 what texpaul said ^^^ Only thing I can add is if you are riding a lot of high temp stop and go city type riding or a lot of dusty conditions change the interval of changes to 3000 miles.
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    If she fits the 800 then go for it, but don't shy...

    If she fits the 800 then go for it, but don't shy from the 700, it is a very capable bike. I have the 800 and my wife has the 650 twin (the 700 took its place) and to tell you the truth there are...
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    Yes prob not anything you would want to make a...

    Yes prob not anything you would want to make a habit of. My post was in reply to the fact that you may need to do something without the aid of a jack or alternative. Actually did this with my KLR...
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    yup they are the best way. All of our bikes have...

    yup they are the best way. All of our bikes have centre stands and it would be the first choice of an accesory .
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    An old car tire, chunk of styrofoam etc etc and...

    An old car tire, chunk of styrofoam etc etc and blanket, lay the bike on its side against the tire so the front wheel is free. (my other bike is a KLR)
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    Agreed, there are lots of time and space rules of...

    Agreed, there are lots of time and space rules of thumb etc that one needs to consider, even in a vehicle, and that was a good way to sum it all up for me.
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    Just to add another rule of thumb (or speed)....

    Just to add another rule of thumb (or speed). Every 10 mph is about 15 ft per second so 20 mph=30 fps, 60 mph=90 fps, 80 mph=120 fps etc.

    A football field or an average city block is 300 ft long...
  22. There are so many places to see out there, you...

    There are so many places to see out there, you would need 2 lives. Have been out there 3 times and could go back every year.

    You could spend a week alone in the Black Hills of SD. At the least...
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    Look more like carbide tipped studs.

    Look more like carbide tipped studs.
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    Paid over $900 for my F800GS at Blackfoot in...

    Paid over $900 for my F800GS at Blackfoot in Calgary but that included new chain and sprocket. Still thought it was a bit steep.

    Looking at the bill they charged by the book. As an example, the...
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    That sucks, had it happen a couple times so I...

    That sucks, had it happen a couple times so I create longer replies external and don't delete until i see them posted.
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