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    Thanks for the comments on the original post. To...

    Thanks for the comments on the original post. To answer a few questions, this shop has the contract for the north coast of California only. But that's a pretty big contract that includes local...
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    What an RT mechanic said

    I was getting a tire changed at the dealer recently and began questioning the mechanic about the most common problems he sees on the r1150rt. His shop has the CHP contract, so he services literally...
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    On second thought, that Pedco clamp looks pretty...

    On second thought, that Pedco clamp looks pretty good, too. I think that might be the smart choice.
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    OK. Looks like Ram it is. Now, any more thoughts...

    OK. Looks like Ram it is. Now, any more thoughts about shooting thru the windshield vs. over or around it?
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    Thanks. My bike is in the subject line. it's an...

    Thanks. My bike is in the subject line. it's an '02.
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    Best (cheap) camera mount for R1150RT?

    Anyone have experience with the various mounts available on the Internet? And seeking opinions on the bigger question of whether to shoot thru the windshied or around it. My camera is a Nikon Coolpix...
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    BTW: I wouldn't describe any parts of 101 above...

    BTW: I wouldn't describe any parts of 101 above Hopland as having "significant freeway segments." At least not in the urban, superslab sense.
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    Yeah, there's a little fog (Sunday afternoon,...

    Yeah, there's a little fog (Sunday afternoon, intersection of highways 1 and 128):
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    For those who haven't yet Googled my location,...

    For those who haven't yet Googled my location, this is the North Coast, far from the Central Valley or southern Sierra, about 100 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Very nice riding, indeed....
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    And Highway 128 near Boonville ...

    And Highway 128 near Boonville ...
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    Where the freeway ends

    Highway 101 in Hopland, Calif.
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    Two reasons I use the center stand at all times:...

    Two reasons I use the center stand at all times:
    1. Can't really access hard cases while on side stand.
    2. Bike leans too much on side stand.
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    Confessions of a gear whore

    Amusing blog about the those who don't protect themsleves and other related topics:

    http://ridersrecycle.com/blog/confessions-of-a-gear-whore/
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    Sticky: Alice's Restaurant, Woodside, Calif. July 28,...

    Alice's Restaurant, Woodside, Calif. July 28, 2012. Read about the trip here: http://ridersrecycle.com/blog/alices-anything-you-want-and-a-whole-lot-of-traffic-too/
  15. Thanks for the comments, David. Would you be kind...

    Thanks for the comments, David. Would you be kind enough to post what you've said here at the end of the blog at www.ridersrecycle.com? I'm trying to build traffic on a relatively new project.
  16. Funny blog about Alice's in Woodside, CA

    http://ridersrecycle.com/blog/alices-anything-you-want-and-a-whole-lot-of-traffic-too/
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    Turns out, the bike roasted an alternator, not...

    Turns out, the bike roasted an alternator, not just the belt. The alt. shaft stripped and the pulley tried to launch itself through the cover. Fortunately, it only dented the cover.
    The bike's...
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    It gets even thicker. Read this: ...

    It gets even thicker. Read this:

    http://ridersrecycle.com/blog/the-philosophy-of-bike-upkeep-in-the-real-world/
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    Thanks, all. I put it on a trickle charger over...

    Thanks, all. I put it on a trickle charger over night to no ill effect. It fires up and seems to have enough power for the short ride to my local independent mechanic, who is going to give it the...
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    The smoke came up. Above tank level and stayed...

    The smoke came up. Above tank level and stayed around controls. It was a small amount of smoke and it stopped immediately upon pulling over and shutting off the engine.
    When the bike quit the...
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    Will the engine stop running when battery power...

    Will the engine stop running when battery power is lost? Because the engine stopped running in this case.
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    Smoke was gray. Can't describe the smell. Came up...

    Smoke was gray. Can't describe the smell. Came up through front fork area. Lasted a few minutes and stopped. The bike ran for about a half-hour after cooling. Then everything shut down. Brakes...
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    Battery is five years old. What would cause smoke?

    Battery is five years old. What would cause smoke?
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    '02 r1150rt electrical mystery

    Battery light came on and smoke billowed from down under about an hour away from home today. Pulled over, let her cool, then rode again. about halfway home brakes stopped working and battery went...
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    New-to-me RT

    Funny blog about recent RT purchase:

    http://ridersrecycle.com/blog/this-aint-your-dads-gold-wing/
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