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  1. Shell Canada claims that their V Power is ethanol...

    Shell Canada claims that their V Power is ethanol free in all of Canada. Their Ontario pumps do state that the V Power is ethanol free. When riding in Ontario, I try to visit Shell stations, whenever...
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    Have a good, safe ride, Ed. :thumb

    Have a good, safe ride, Ed. :thumb
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    I had Metzeler's ME 880s on my '98 R1100RT. I...

    I had Metzeler's ME 880s on my '98 R1100RT. I found the ride to be very rough 13,000 miles. Currently the bike has Metzler's Z8s. I don't how long they'll last but I have a much smoother ride with...
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    I got lazy and left the BMW coolant in for four...

    I got lazy and left the BMW coolant in for four years. Even though it tested fine, I replaced the four year old coolant last summer. One BMW mechanic told me that company no longer recommends that it...
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    I figure that there are more BMW car dealerships...

    I figure that there are more BMW car dealerships than BMW bike shops.

    However, since the tail section of the bike is so large, why not take a small bottle of the stuff, pre-mixed, with you and...
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    Never tried Dexcool, but I have ridden cross...

    Never tried Dexcool, but I have ridden cross country with my K100, experiencing temps exceeding 100F with no problems, using the stuff sold by the local BMW car shop. I had no need for topping up on...
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    I've been greasing my battery side cover grommets...

    I've been greasing my battery side cover grommets and rubber cylinder barrels for several years now without the rubber breaking down. :dance

    Even if it should eventually affect these rubber bits,...
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    My bike is a Canadian '87 K RT. I raise the seat...

    My bike is a Canadian '87 K RT. I raise the seat and then firmly pull at the front top of the cover, towards me. Once that "button" is free, I then push down to release the lower plastic "arm"....
  9. Done that as well with the same reaction. :thumb

    Done that as well with the same reaction. :thumb
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    Don, Rte 138 is the north shore route. I didn't...

    Don, Rte 138 is the north shore route. I didn't take it on my last trip east in 2011 only because a hurricane had wiped out a bridge making it impossible for us to reach Baie Comeau.

    Rte 132 runs...
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    From Ohio, I would take the NY route and then...

    From Ohio, I would take the NY route and then cross at Ogdensburg NY into Ontario. (Avoid Niagara Falls, Toronto etc as this traffic is most unpleasant.) The short stretch in NY is about as far as...
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    As I recall, the two nights that I spent on the...

    As I recall, the two nights that I spent on the road on Hwy 2 back in 2008, was running about $80 a night, considerably more that I prefer to pay, but there were no other options. In the U.S., I...
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    Truth is that in 2008, I had a tent strapped on...

    Truth is that in 2008, I had a tent strapped on the bike, but at that time, I just didn't come across too many camping grounds. If I had, tenting would have been my option. However, possibly if I had...
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    I've ridden Hwy 2 from Montana through Michigan's...

    I've ridden Hwy 2 from Montana through Michigan's UP in 2008 and have found it to be, for the most part, well maintained and a quiet road, even where it was four lanes. :thumb

    In Montana and North...
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    Best of luck trying Paul's suggestion that I hope...

    Best of luck trying Paul's suggestion that I hope works for you. I lost my K for a summer when I took my K to a BMW dealership whose head mechanic promised to replace my sprag clutch during their...
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    +1 Very true. A friend put one of my bikes on...

    +1 Very true.

    A friend put one of my bikes on his lift once, but didn't seat it properly on the centre stand, nor secured it in his usual fashion. Part way through a job, it slowly leaned to the...
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    Sorry for the your bike's demise, Bob. Hope that...

    Sorry for the your bike's demise, Bob. Hope that your insurance covers the bike's replacement.

    Your incident however, restores my faith in how I tie down my bikes, the odd time that I trailer,...
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    Just enjoy the karma. :thumb

    Just enjoy the karma. :thumb
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    :clap Welcome to the Forum, John! :clap If you...

    :clap Welcome to the Forum, John! :clap

    If you need a place to ride on Victoria Day Weekend, come and visit London's Forest City Motorrad's ABC Rally at the Springwater Conservation Area. We serve...
  20. Thread: Anonymous book

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    All of my RA, MOA and Anonymous material has...

    All of my RA, MOA and Anonymous material has always arrived in pristine condition. :bow

    Unfortunately for us in the Great White North, our home delivery postal service is being phased out during...
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    I do not feel comfortable riding deep gravel on...

    I do not feel comfortable riding deep gravel on my R1100RT. This is not the case with my K100RT. I can only speculate that the taller and thinner front tire might be the difference in my confidence...
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    Jerry, my R1100RT came with the stock windshield....

    Jerry, my R1100RT came with the stock windshield. Going to the the Johnson City Rally in '09, I frequently had to get off the bike because the buffeting was causing me to nod off. It seemed to be a...
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    Welcome to the club and the Forum. :wave Move...

    Welcome to the club and the Forum. :wave

    Move south as finally, most of our snow has melted. Now we just need rain to clean the roads.
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    During the six week period that my side stand...

    During the six week period that my side stand kill switch was not working, I was extremely anal about checking that the side stand was up before putting it into first gear and taking off. However,...
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    Lately, Bud, you've had more than your share of...

    Lately, Bud, you've had more than your share of bad luck with your eyesight. Let us know what the doctor has to say next week. Sorry to hear this.
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