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    Two tricks you might try. Remove the mirrors, as...

    Two tricks you might try. Remove the mirrors, as they may have more aerodynamic drag than the bags. They are directly in the air stream where the bags have the fairing in front of them. Take the...
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    looking for independent BMW mech or shop

    We have been on the road since St. Paul and have been in Fishkill, NY for the last couple of days for the nephew's acceptance ceremony at West Point. Leaving tomorrow (Monday) and headed north,...
  3. Aerostich will be at the rally but I don't know...

    Aerostich will be at the rally but I don't know if they will be setup like one of their popup stores (suits to try on and taking orders) or just a few items and directing folks to their Duluth...
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    Welcome to the MOA. Which bike do you have and...

    Welcome to the MOA. Which bike do you have and what part of the country are you in?
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    Did this start after a fill up? Could be water...

    Did this start after a fill up? Could be water in your gas. If that's the case put some HEET in the tank and that should take care of it.
    Other thought would be a bad plug or coil cap. Did you...
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    BTW here is a good source for chain and...

    BTW here is a good source for chain and sprockets, the Sprocket Center...
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    Front sprocket nut = 50NM, which is about 37 Ft...

    Front sprocket nut = 50NM, which is about 37 Ft pounds
    Rear sprocket bolts = torque to 10NM (about 7.3 Ft pounds) then 90 Degrees. In another words torgue them to 10NM then add another 1/4 turn.
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    Welcome to the club. Nice bike and nice B&W...

    Welcome to the club. Nice bike and nice B&W photo.
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    Airhead Beemers are a chartered MOA club, number...

    Airhead Beemers are a chartered MOA club, number 214.

    If you are looking for a list of MOA chartered clubs look on the right side bar of the MOA main page. Click on "Visit a local club" and it...
  10. Why don't you either, 1) put the pipe insulation...

    Why don't you either, 1) put the pipe insulation on the strap and do away with the hose clamps, OR 2) get a large piece of rubber hose, like radiator hose, and secure it to the rail with zip ties...
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    Patrick, You would do well to educate yourself...

    Patrick,

    You would do well to educate yourself on international transportation. A good place to start might be to talk to a few customs brokers and let them educate you on what you need to know...
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    It might help if you let us know if you have the...

    It might help if you let us know if you have the ESA or non ESA setup.
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    Spending the night in Natchez

    Will be passing thru Natchez, Miss on our way to Georgia Mtn Rally. Would appreciate any references for reasonable priced, safe decent hotels/motels in the area.
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    I've run non synthetic 10w40 (Casterol 4T most of...

    I've run non synthetic 10w40 (Casterol 4T most of the time) and change it every 6k. Have run it in temps from below freezing to 100+ and after 70K I have not experienced any oil consumption, and the...
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    First off I'd like to thank JamesInCA for that...

    First off I'd like to thank JamesInCA for that response. It is very concise and, though I am not an expert either, seems like very sound advice.

    I was once contacted by another club in a similar...
  16. All that skirting on the tractor wouldn't last...

    All that skirting on the tractor wouldn't last long in real world situations. And there are few hiways left that are that smooth and pothole free anymore.
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    My experience with extended warranties is that...

    My experience with extended warranties is that they pay for themselves if you ride the bike long enough.
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    You could lower the gearing by dropping a tooth...

    You could lower the gearing by dropping a tooth on the counter sprocket. I did that for my wife's bike because it was geared too tall for low speed work. Problem was it made it buzzy at hiway speed...
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    To clarify, the certificate that Ardys is holding...

    To clarify, the certificate that Ardys is holding was not given her by the MOA but by the San Antonio BMW club in recognition of her winning the mileage contest that year.
    Mileage contest dates...
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    Chuck is way more patient than I am. Already...

    Chuck is way more patient than I am. Already drank several bottles and each is just a little better than the last. The question is will I run out of wine before it finishes "growing up"?
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    Which model bike are you talking about?

    Which model bike are you talking about?
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    the mockingbird of happiness

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  23. Perspective

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wupToqz1e2g
  24. Check out the Horizons Unlimited site,...

    Check out the Horizons Unlimited site, http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/ . There is information there about resources for shipping bikes to various parts of the world. Depending on where you...
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    A great event put on by some very good people. ...

    A great event put on by some very good people. It's always a pleasure to go to Lone Star regardless of the season. Of course some good BBQ and great homemade deserts doesn't hurt either.
    Thanks to...
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