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    Actually, you can do about 95 in first and then...

    Actually, you can do about 95 in first and then wheelie in second.

    After the first two weeks of riding my RR, I called the sales guy and asked him why the bike had gears 4, 5, and 6.

    I'm...
  2. Thread: Viele Dank!!!

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    Party on, Campbell. You won a totally amazing...

    Party on, Campbell. You won a totally amazing BMW.
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    This is exactly what I asked the salesman after...

    This is exactly what I asked the salesman after one day of riding - what the heck is 4th, 5th, and 6th for? :) You can hit 85 in first gear on the RR and be below redline.

    As for comfort, it's...
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    My RR was delivered in February, in the snow, and...

    My RR was delivered in February, in the snow, and I now have 1000 miles on it, with one pretty good day of 275 miles in the WV mountains.

    I've been riding bikes for 30 years, and raced cars for...
  5. Thread: Winter Project

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    Winter Project

    I bought the R65 new in '86. Over the years it accumulated some knicks, scratches, and dents, largely as garage rash. So this winter it got a fresh paint job. The paint job on my other bike is...
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    Interesting vintage airhead on ebay

    No affiliation, etc

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-R-Series-1938-BMW-R51-Racer-1938-BMW-R51-Racer-Rare_W0QQitemZ230409617931QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_motorcycles?hash=item35a57bc20b#v4-36
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    Thanks for the tip. I've been casually searching...

    Thanks for the tip. I've been casually searching for a R65/80/100 tank, but most of the ones I have found were worse than mine. :( However, some day I will come across a brand new one somewhere...
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    Interesting gas tank repair

    My 86 R65 has been weeping a small amount of gas over the last few months. I assumed the welds around the petcock bungholes were compromised, and given that the bike needs painted anyway, I took the...
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    The bulb I have goes from low to high not by...

    The bulb I have goes from low to high not by warming up, but by moving a quick shutter. To be honest, it flashes as well as a standard H4 bulb.
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    Cafe seat on a monoshock airhead

    Any learned speculation on getting the seat shown in this photo fitted onto a monoshock airhead frame ('85 - '87)?
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    No problem with either heat or clearance. ...

    No problem with either heat or clearance.

    Great mod for under $100. I looked at some PIAA HID driving lights a few weeks back and they were $600 for the pair.
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    Paul: The light pattern is good, though I...

    Paul:

    The light pattern is good, though I suspect it would be better if I the H4 headlight reflector and glass front were designed to take advantage of a HID light source. I am going to look...
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    HID conversion on an Airhead

    I bought a HID hi/lo H4 conversion kit from xtremehids.com recently. I looked at a number of sites before doing this; they all were selling roughly the same stuff at the same price, so I just picked...
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    My monoshock R65 will wiggle if the front air...

    My monoshock R65 will wiggle if the front air pressure goes down. Spec pressure fixes it everytime.
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    I found a new set of Emgo mufflers at...

    I found a new set of Emgo mufflers at Re-psycle.com today, very good price, very nice people with which to deal. They have been sitting on his shelf for ten years.
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    I foolishly sold the original mufflers in 1989...

    I foolishly sold the original mufflers in 1989 when I bought a CC 2 into 1 Supertrapp at the MOA rally in York. Now I want to go back to stock.
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    Dave: thanks for the excellent tip - I'll check...

    Dave: thanks for the excellent tip - I'll check out the Sitos.
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    Ritmo makes the most beautiful airheads I have...

    Ritmo makes the most beautiful airheads I have ever seen.
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    Looking for NOS monoshock '86 R65 mufflers

    I've tried my usual sources but no luck. Any qualified suggestions?
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    In the 18 years I have been going to Hershey, the...

    In the 18 years I have been going to Hershey, the weather was absolutely the best today. Sunny and 72, got a suntan.

    When I got up at 5 in Virginia this morning, it was very foggy so I took the...
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    Anyone going to Hershey car show 10/10/08?

    Anyone going to the Hershey show this weekend? I am heading up from VA tomorrow, and figure the best (paved) place to park is the little farm near the main parking (grass).
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    I use google to search websites like this - the...

    I use google to search websites like this - the search function provided by vBulletin is not all that good.

    Steve
    05 R1150RT
    86 R65 - since new
    78 DT250
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    Totally agree. Dino for break in, synth for the...

    Totally agree. Dino for break in, synth for the long run.

    Steve
    05 R1150RT
    86 R65
    00 M5
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    My wife bought me my first BMW for a wedding...

    My wife bought me my first BMW for a wedding present 20 years ago. I still have the bike and the wife - you have to stick with quality.

    Steve
    05 R1150RT
    86 R65
    00 M5
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    Rob: when you get classifieds here, it's gonna do...

    Rob: when you get classifieds here, it's gonna do wonders for your web traffic counts.

    Steve
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