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    Valero selling non-ethanol gas

    I found a Valero station selling non-ethanol 91 grade fuel yesterday. That station was in Ft Plain NY but I'd guess there are others as well. $4.25/gal at the time. About 15 to 25 cents a gallon more...
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    I don't actually see the big benefit to the...

    I don't actually see the big benefit to the single sided swingarm myself, but then I'm kind of old school. Looks cool and most contemporary. Quicker and easier rear wheel change certainly. But it's...
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    thanks for posting. will give it a try during my...

    thanks for posting. will give it a try during my next parking lot tip over. that's the only times it seems to happen to me (knock on wood)
  4. Thread: Recall Letters

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    This gave me a chuckle.

    This gave me a chuckle.
  5. Thread: Reliable

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    I give them credit for emphasizing up front how...

    I give them credit for emphasizing up front how important a maintenance mind set is to a bike's reliability. I know that's preaching to the choir in this crowd but consumer reports is aimed at a more...
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    Every year I resolve to sell my Guzzi which I've...

    Every year I resolve to sell my Guzzi which I've been riding since '78. But then I fire it up and listen to that throaty rumble and....well.... I guess that beast is just a part of me.
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    In this case technology is the problem, but in...

    In this case technology is the problem, but in another it could be the solution. Cars that are self-driving are not too far off in the future. Taking distracted drivers out of the equation entirely...
  8. The problem is that manufacturers don't...

    The problem is that manufacturers don't necessarily approve E15 and in some instances expressly forbid it. EPA approval only addresses the environmental issue. That is their responsibility.
    The...
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    '06 RT final drive outer seal

    Hello all,

    Can anyone help me locate a thread from awhile back giving some of the fine points of changing the rear drive outer seal? My memory and search skills fail me.

    thanks
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    The latch mechanism is a little complex since it...

    The latch mechanism is a little complex since it operates both the lid locks and the case release. If you want to lube it you must remove the inner case. This is tricky but not hard; the service dvd...
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    I laughed so hard I shed tears.

    I laughed so hard I shed tears.
  12. Thread: Retirement!!!

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    April 25th.....a fortune cookie helped to seal...

    April 25th.....a fortune cookie helped to seal the deal; "your years of hard work will soon be rewarded"
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    for the cheap and patient

    I agree the alloy ones are probably a lot better, but I've been using the cheap plastic one so often that by now it works ok. There's kind of a knack to it. Use the 2 fingers of one hand to keep it...
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    Maybe an iffy battery? You might should check...

    Maybe an iffy battery? You might should check that issue just to eliminate it.
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    I'm glad to see CR getting into the moto...

    I'm glad to see CR getting into the moto evaluations fray. Maybe it will help motivate bike builders to get a little more quality control conscious.
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    There is a picture in the new issue of BMW...

    There is a picture in the new issue of BMW Motorcycle magazine which appears to clearly show the alternator inside the case and not accessible without separating the transmission from the engine. I...
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    Yeah, my Guzzi has nikasil cylinders and still...

    Yeah, my Guzzi has nikasil cylinders and still has the compression of a nearly new engine. Still, what is kind of a non-rebuildable essential part of the engine would be a concern to me and would...
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    I've heard the same. Also that the cylinders are...

    I've heard the same. Also that the cylinders are a single unit with the crankcase and there is no going oversize on the pistons if that time ever comes. Just what I heard.
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    Thanks for the encouragement, I'm looking forward...

    Thanks for the encouragement, I'm looking forward to it. I've done some wooden boatbuilding and plan to get back into it. Got my eyes on a nice 19' sailing sloop design by glen-L. That would keep me...
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    Lots of good posts on retirement, particularly as...

    Lots of good posts on retirement, particularly as I'm coming up to it as well. Just wanted to comment on the posters who find the RT sedate or a little lacking in soul. Guess I have a lower threshold...
  21. Thread: E15

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    Anyone who is buying gas that is labeled ethanol...

    Anyone who is buying gas that is labeled ethanol free should take a minute to check their station's underground storage tank permit. These permits are required to be posted though you might have to...
  22. While visiting my parent's grave site I've...

    While visiting my parent's grave site I've occasionally meandered around looking at some of the other stones. With a little imagination there seems to be a story that goes with each one, particularly...
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    I've had only good experiences so far with them...

    I've had only good experiences so far with them as well. That said, unless you do your own mounting it pays to check prices with your local dealer (if you have one). My latest set were bought and...
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    tutorial?

    One with a collection of tips for freeing up siezed fasteners could be a useful addition to the tech sub-forum. Surely a lot of us learned the hard way. Just a thought....
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    The older I get the more fussy I get, and hence...

    The older I get the more fussy I get, and hence the more DIY that I do.
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