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    Tell Me About It

    I feel your pain. In 2002, I hit a deer while riding in the Sierras. Concussion, broken bones, colorful bruises, no memory of event, then or now. My wife told me the lack of memory might have been...
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    A Picture Is Worth . . .

    Take photos of the bike before and after repainting to show prospective buyers.
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    Sidecar Front Tires

    I've been riding rigs with Block Ks on the front since 1985. My current rig, a 1987 K100LT, has a Hannigan sidecar, after-market leading link forks, and, like yours, an automotive rear tire. In my...
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    BMW Theft Rare

    BMWs are rarely stolen because there is too little market for used parts or bikes - major reasons Japanese bikes are stolen. However, excellent advice by others on security precautions. When I...
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    Good Dealerships

    I want to sing the praises of two BMW dealers: Mac's Cycle in Clarkston, WA, just across the Snake River from my home in Lewiston, ID, and Cycle Specialties in my former home, Modesto, CA. The...
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    Avoiding/Beating Speeding Tickets

    When I practiced law in CA (1978-2009), I sat as temporary judge in Traffic Court probably two hundred times. The advice I have seen posted re conduct once stopped (remove helmet, courteous, admit...
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    Aftermarket Seat for G650GS

    I bought a new 2012 G650GS last December. The stock seat is tolerable (I won't say good) for short trips. At the RA rally earlier this month, I spoke to Bill Mayer at his vendor booth. He said he...
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    by dwhitlock
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    Second the Motion

    I second Walking Eagle's endorsement of Unit Forks. My 1987 K100LT w/ Hannigan came with them when I bought the rig in 2007. My previous rig was an Earles fork /2, which I gave good steering. The...
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    How Does That Work?

    I hope I'm not having a senior moment, but how does that contraption work as a toilet? From the shape and the fittings, it looks more like a small bathtub.
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    Sidecar Rig Tires

    I have used the Metzeler Block K 3.50x18 for 25 years on two rigs, both front and back. It gives good mileage and good road traction. I have also used the Avon Safety Mileage 3.50x18. It is not...
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    A Better Idea

    I am a retired attorney who has ridden BMWs since 1966. I agree with the other attorney who has commented on this subject. Rather than a class action, it would be far quicker, cheaper, and more...
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    Sidecar Stability at Speed

    You may have problems with your sidecar setup. Neither of my two sidecar rigs has ever acted like that. The first was an Earles fork frame with a 1978 R100 engine and a Globe sidecar - rather light...
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    Experience with Dealers

    Ditto re Mac's in Clarkston, WA. A good place; recently changed owners, the new ones seem to be good people. I live in Lewiston, ID, just across the Snake River from Clarkston. Beaudry's in Post...
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    Auto Rim for early K

    In 2007, I bought a 1987 K100LT with a Hannigan sidecar. It came with an automotive rim and automotive tire on the rear. I assume, but do not know for certain, that Hannigan installed them with the...
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    New Forum Proposal

    I want to suggest a new forum, possibly under The Road: The Order of The Antler. It would consist of postings by riders who, like me, have been injured in a collision with an animal, not necessarily...
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    Why I Ride a Sidecar

    I have ridden motorcycles since 1965. In 1985, I offered my wife (who had ridden with me but never on her own) a choice: she could have a Triumph or we could get a sidecar rig. She chose the...
  17. Possible K100 Issues

    Three years ago I bought a 1987 K100LT w/ sidecar and 30k mi. I immediately had to replace a leaking rear main seal (had the front trans seal replaced at the same time as a precaution) and had the...
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    Being an Old Rider is the Best Revenge

    It's like they say about pilots: there are old riders and there are hot riders, but there are no old, hot riders. A damn fool like the one who passed you is beyond reason, advice, or good road...
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    MOA European Rally Tour

    I have signed up for the Edelweiss European Rally Tour June 27-July 5. This will be my first overseas motorcycle tour and I would like some advice from others who have taken such tours. Much of my...
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    G650: Belt or Chain

    I plan to buy a new G650 this year to ride forest service and fire roads in the area of my home in northern Idaho, plus some paved road travel. I have ridden BMWs since 1966, but have no off-road...
  21. AMA Road Service

    When I renewed my AMA membership earlier this year, I signed up for automatic credit-card renewal and thereby got the free roadside assistance. I had occasion to use it last month when I returned...
  22. Thread: Rennsport?

    by dwhitlock
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    Re: Rennsport?

    The only Ozzie I know is Ozzie's BMW of Chico, CA. You can get his telephone number from information or the internet. He would be glad to answer your question.
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