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    I am dying to know....how is the helmet buffeting...

    I am dying to know....how is the helmet buffeting with the Scout fairing?
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    There is a lot of science in all this. Modern...

    There is a lot of science in all this. Modern cars are developed specifically to get good gas mileage. They have transmissions that allow the engine to operate in the ideal efficiency zone of 2200...
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    1. Toyota guarantees Prius batteries for life...

    1. Toyota guarantees Prius batteries for life
    2. VW Turbo diesels eat a lot of $$$ in maintenance, just you wait and see!
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    BMW Price Listings?

    I can't find the BMW pricing for options on their website anymore. Are they still there?
  5. Thread: RT vs GSA

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    I was thinking of buying an RT until I ran into a...

    I was thinking of buying an RT until I ran into a four mile section of gravel road with pot holes in a construction zone in Nevada. It was here I realized that the extra wind protection was not worth...
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    Based on my post mortem examination of car...

    Based on my post mortem examination of car engines, I would say stick with the highest grade octane you can get. Detonation damage is prevalent among engines "protected" by the knock sensor. I don't...
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    R1200R vs GS

    Since we have a recent thread with the GS vs GSA I figured I might as well throw in the R1200R comparison since I am hoping to pull the trigger if a good deal can be found at the dealer. Feel free...
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    My R80 ST only has 37,000 miles on it for...

    My R80 ST only has 37,000 miles on it for certain. It sat under a tarp in Long Beach for 15 years and I don't ride it much.
    Can anybody tell me what the RT fairing is like to ride behind? Do you see...
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    When I had my Hannigan fairing on my R 80 ST I...

    When I had my Hannigan fairing on my R 80 ST I always got over 40 mpg. When the fairing is not on the bike, I rarely see 40+ mpg.
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    My R80 ST averages 38 mpg overall. Best I ever...

    My R80 ST averages 38 mpg overall. Best I ever got was 47 mpg. Low is 33 mpg on particularly bad SoCal city riding.
  11. Off topic, but are there any RT engine guards...

    Off topic, but are there any RT engine guards that really protect the plastic?
  12. I have a nasty habit of dropping bikes once or...

    I have a nasty habit of dropping bikes once or twice a year, though only when they are not moving.. I would tire of paying for the RT's body work.
  13. I notice a lot of people buy the GSA for the...

    I notice a lot of people buy the GSA for the extra wind protection of the larger tank. Is there really a significant difference? I could care less about off road performance, but I would like the...
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    Don't do it! Do not try mixing your own oil...

    Don't do it! Do not try mixing your own oil additives, the don't work the way you think! A while ago I had the brilliant idea of offering a base oil, and then selling additives so that owners could...
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    I feel your pain! I get brakes discs from BMW...

    I feel your pain! I get brakes discs from BMW that don't fit my bike, and many of the parts I have purchased from BMW have required modification to work. Many,maybe all, of the BMW electrical parts...
  16. Thread: fuel lines

    by carockwell
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    If you look inside your float bowls after a year...

    If you look inside your float bowls after a year of use, you will see a fine red sediment. When I worked on cars I used to fit fuel filters to keep this sediment out of the carburetors. The only...
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    [QUOTE=Lmo1131;656294]myeah... . I woulda pitted...

    [QUOTE=Lmo1131;656294]myeah... . I woulda pitted my '66 Ford Lotus Cortina MkI to your Elan any ol' day...:stick

    A Lotus Cortina Mk. 1 was my third car after I got smart. Really!
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    You don't need to use official ATE grease, you...

    You don't need to use official ATE grease, you can use disc brake piston-cylinder assembly fluid from NAPA or any other auto parts supply. The disc brake assembly fluid (not to be confused with disc...
  19. Thread: lifters

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    I don't know if that lifter "pitted". I think a...

    I don't know if that lifter "pitted". I think a dissimilar metal chunk got caught up in the lifter quite a few miles ago, and subsequent mileage has burnished the lifter metal over the original...
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    When I was in college I had a bicycle 24/7. Then...

    When I was in college I had a bicycle 24/7. Then I "upgraded" to a 1969 Lotus Elan. Wow, if that thing was not the winner of the daily driver "ultimate challenge" award!
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    Two rotors went bad in six months. The first made...

    Two rotors went bad in six months. The first made me turn around on a trio to my first rally. The second was only six months later, with a BMW dealer part, and a 70 mile tow home. Next I bought an...
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    I am beginning to lose my faith in my R80 ST....

    I am beginning to lose my faith in my R80 ST. Just for example, it took several months to get my heads rebuilt, over a month to fix the front end (of course NOW I know how to do it right), and most...
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    Using Airhead Daily?

    How many people here are using an Airhead as their daily transportation? Originally I thought I could replace my commuter car with an Airhead, but frequent downtime waiting for parts or machine work...
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    Well, you learn something every day. 15+ years as...

    Well, you learn something every day. 15+ years as a professional mechanic and I never heard of the "put a grease gun over the brake nipple and pump" technique. Worked like a charm. You first need to...
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    There is an additive that helps counter many of...

    There is an additive that helps counter many of the effects of alcohol, FP Plus from lcdinc.com. A lubrication organization I am a member of has done real testing of this stuff, and it will prevent...
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