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    Straße Does it work? Yes! Thanks!

    Straße

    Does it work?

    Yes!

    Thanks!
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    I think they still work (on my Mac, anyway): ...

    I think they still work (on my Mac, anyway):

    Gel?nde/Stra?e

    Cheers!

    John

    Oops! I was wrong! They work when you click preview post, but submitting killed them. Odd…
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    I've been doing automotive and audio electrical...

    I've been doing automotive and audio electrical for over forty years. Own all the tools, etc.

    For the last several years I have only used solder heat shrink for my DC butt connections between 10...
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    Hi, Don, By checking on his profile, I see he...

    Hi, Don,

    By checking on his profile, I see he bought a 2013 R1200RT. Hope this helps.

    Cheers!

    John
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    starboard

    starboard
  6. Oh, there's plenty of blame to go around, I...

    Oh, there's plenty of blame to go around, I suppose.

    I worked for Ford in the 1970's both at the dealer and the corporate level. You could blame the executive management team (although not really...
  7. Not knocking the AMX, but every vehicle from...

    Not knocking the AMX, but every vehicle from every American manufacturer shared components across model lines, including AMC. For that matter, most AMC four-barrels from the time were made by...
  8. Honestly, if you need an example of less than...

    Honestly, if you need an example of less than competent engineering (although it made for one of the best Top Gear episodes ever!):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQh56geU0X8

    Cheers!

    John
  9. Yeah, but if I'm gonna have a Tyrell, that's the...

    Yeah, but if I'm gonna have a Tyrell, that's the one I want. And I still won't drive it in snow!

    :brow

    Cheers!

    John

    Your Sunshine Coast occasional neighbor.
  10. Yes, I guess we do. While I can certainly find...

    Yes, I guess we do. While I can certainly find three vehicles from any manufacturer that don't meet my desires, that was exactly my point. And out of the three you picked, you probably couldn't do...
  11. Well, I was born in Alaska, have a home in BC as...

    Well, I was born in Alaska, have a home in BC as well as California. But I take your point, and would never work as a mechanic in the NE.

    I was 14, doing a tune-up on dad's '68 Bronco with leaky...
  12. I tip my hat to you, sir... :1drink I have a...

    I tip my hat to you, sir... :1drink

    I have a 2002 S54 M Roadster. My friend and I often take it to conventions in SF (two-seaters get to use the carpool lanes). As we notice yet another of its...
  13. Just an engineering choice. Engineering is about...

    Just an engineering choice. Engineering is about compromise; assuming competence, there are no "bad" choices, just ones that align more or less with your desires. The reduction in unsprung weight...
  14. Inboard disc brakes were designed in an effort to...

    Inboard disc brakes were designed in an effort to reduce unsprung weight. Used on 100's of cars from Jag E-types to Olds Toronados. Nothing to do with quick assembly…

    Cheers!

    John
  15. From Wikipedia: "The Pinto's legacy was...

    From Wikipedia:

    "The Pinto's legacy was affected by media controversy and legal cases surrounding the safety of its gas tank design, a recall of the car in 1978, and a later study examining actual...
  16. Camhead or Hexhead? Yes. ;) I have a...

    Camhead or Hexhead?

    Yes.

    ;)

    I have a 2006 with the "whizzzy" brakes and love it. I just don't get why some people think they're a problem; to each their own, I guess. Sure makes them easy to...
  17. Enjoy the wee-Strom! John

    Enjoy the wee-Strom!

    John
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    Ah! Armrests for the passenger! Yep, seen...

    Ah! Armrests for the passenger! Yep, seen Goldwings and K-Series with such accoutrements... would be a lot tougher with removable luggage on the RT, though.

    Could not figure out how that would...
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    I've never heard of an armrest on a motorcycle....

    I've never heard of an armrest on a motorcycle. Where would you put it?

    :dunno

    John
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    Could you go a little slower please? I'm trying...

    Could you go a little slower please? I'm trying to learn from the masters...

    I hope to someday hit twenty. Someday?


    John
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    I leave the side stand down, stand on the right...

    I leave the side stand down, stand on the right hand side of the bike with my left hand on the rear seat hand grip and my right hand on the front brake. Rock the bike forward until it is just over...
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    Rode mine today. Rode it yesterday... oh, wait,...

    Rode mine today. Rode it yesterday... oh, wait, I've ridden it every day since I bought it in April. That was 4k ago...

    Love it more every day as well.

    Cheers!

    John
  23. This does remind one of the adage "throwing good...

    This does remind one of the adage "throwing good money after bad..."

    I do wish you luck.

    John
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    I paid $9300 for my 2006RT with 12k miles in...

    I paid $9300 for my 2006RT with 12k miles in April. Bike looked new, and I did the 12k service when I got her. Has 16k now.

    Cheers!

    John
  25. Poll: No problems with my 2006 RT.

    No seal or final drive failures. In fact no failures of any kind.

    Cheers!

    John
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