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    Can whoever sent this to my email please reply on...

    Can whoever sent this to my email please reply on this thread? I've been trying to send you emails, but they keep bouncing.

    "Our Sidecars
    We have worked extensively with Cozy and Silverline...
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    1200C side car?

    Greetings all

    I have a challenge. My wife and I drive 1200C's, and although she loves her bike, she is still intimidated by the weight and bulk. She is determined to keep riding it, but she now...
  3. Thread: never gets old

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    I'm gonna try something "new". My R80ST is on...

    I'm gonna try something "new". My R80ST is on the charger and ready to go, but the ride this summer is going to be the "new" (to me) R50/2. And it's lookin' good for next week in Minnesota!:clap
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    In this context, I'm afraid it does look that...

    In this context, I'm afraid it does look that way. As a group, these are probably the most polite and considerate people I've ever encountered on the net, and when you made it clear that you would...
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    The vendor promptly removed the ad, the...

    The vendor promptly removed the ad, the appropriate response. Maybe he didn't have the time to hold your hand. In any case, maybe you're simply over reacting.

    The BMW community is simply the...
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    Yes, it is a sickness, but it's got nothing to do...

    Yes, it is a sickness, but it's got nothing to do with age.

    Many, many years ago, I was still in my 30's, sitting in the grandstand at Daytona during bike week. Down the main straight comes this...
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    http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x201/hultman89/...

    http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x201/hultman89/BMW%20R80ST/Bag01.jpg

    http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x201/hultman89/BMW%20R80ST/Bag04.jpg
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    Wow, very cool! Thanks Kent! Do you have a...

    Wow, very cool! Thanks Kent!

    Do you have a set of these? Just wondering how the latches work. I need cases that can be closed and secured without locking them. Like the old Krausers. You can...
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    Thanks B Yes, I've been emailing Carl at the...

    Thanks B

    Yes, I've been emailing Carl at the Flying T Pot and he seems a good bloke. I'm not sure exactly what he has available yet, as his stuff is under development.

    I'm thinking along the...
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    R80ST saddle bags?

    I'm finally going to do something about replacing the Givi bags on my '83 R80ST. I figure I can sell the Givi's and mounts on EBay or here or IBMWR, so I can start from scratch.

    Jessie doesn't...
  11. Thread: lost member

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    OK, bye bye. I read the post on K75 valves,...

    OK, bye bye.

    I read the post on K75 valves, and my thought is that you have thin skin. Probably a good thing to get off the forum before someone really flames you!

    By the way, good luck...
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    Thanks Kurt! I might give them a try.

    Thanks Kurt! I might give them a try.
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    Bags from Vietnam?

    Anyone have any experience with these?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/300666459848?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
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    Interesting debate, and I agree, it will likely...

    Interesting debate, and I agree, it will likely not be resolved here. But the key question, and to my mind, the only question here is who takes responsibility for the actions of others? Simple.
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  15. Thread: out of line

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    In a word, no. Back in the '70's I used to do...

    In a word, no.

    Back in the '70's I used to do work for others, mostly on British machines, but some Italian and German as well. I live in a small town and there are simply no other options, so I...
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    Yup, that was my point. But, as we seem to be...

    Yup, that was my point. But, as we seem to be talking about mowing the lawn quicker so we can ride our motorcycles more, all is well!!:)
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    Motorcycle related? Or just some more "save the...

    Motorcycle related? Or just some more "save the planet" drivel? :rolleyes
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    Simple. Because it made my motorcycle sound like...

    Simple. Because it made my motorcycle sound like a pop corn popper, which I found really annoying. Also, I cut my teeth on /5's, and removing all that silly, unnecessary plumbing just felt right! ...
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    Welcome! This is a small and very under...

    Welcome! This is a small and very under appreciated part of the Beemer world. In some ways, these bikes are more /2 than /6 or 7, and it does take a little adjusting. But once you're there, it's...
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    I would certainly agree if I thought the wrist...

    I would certainly agree if I thought the wrist pin would be easy to remove. That has not generally been my experience, but perhaps BMW's are somehow different than the other brands I'm used to...
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    Just curious, but why would you pull the wrist...

    Just curious, but why would you pull the wrist pin and leave the piston in the cylinder? Why not just leave the piston on the rod?
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    Good point. I once did "preventative...

    Good point. I once did "preventative maintenance" on my R75/5 before a 2500 mile trip to Seattle from Minnesota. It ran a little funny through the mountains, but nothing bothersome. But when I got...
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    :doh C'mon, guys. Enough with this "poor...

    :doh

    C'mon, guys. Enough with this "poor Germans can't design a bike for our "big" country". These guys design Mercedes, Porsche, Audi, Auto Union, etc. They had cars before we had roads. ...
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    Dude, Germany....Home of the autobahn. These...

    Dude, Germany....Home of the autobahn. These guys INVENTED the freeway. In the 1920's, no less. 8,000 miles of pure speed!

    You slept through history class, did you? :laugh
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    2,500 miles is just barely enough to get one of...

    2,500 miles is just barely enough to get one of these bikes warmed up. :thumb

    I've traveled all over the country on various air heads, the newest a 1984 R80, and the only failure I ever...
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