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    Old and Decrepit

    I'm old and decrepit (70 next month) with lots of aches and pains. I ride a K1200S strictly for fun (no commuting) and like to get plenty of time in the saddle in the twisties of Appalachia. I'll...
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    "Top Tier Fuels"

    Just want to clarify the term, "Top Tier Fuels (TTF)." The service manager at my dealer recommended that I change to TTF following the failure of my second fuel strip inside 8,000 miles. TTF are...
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    K1200S Fuel Mileage

    Just wondering what kind of fuel mileage other K1200S/R riders are getting and whether anyone has observed that one brand of fuel yields better mileage over others.

    I had been running Sunoco...
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    Vincent

    Mac,

    Thanks for the additional pics of the Vincent. What an incredible classic! If that's your dad's scoot he is a very lucky guy. I can only dream about riding a 60 year old motorcycle to a...
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    Dad and the "Norton"

    Mac,

    I think that's a Vincent Black Shadow, isn't it?

    Pete
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    Waiting for delivery

    Sounds to me like your dealer has some kind of problem with BMW NA and perhaps with other dealers. There are three BMW dealers within 40 miles of where I live and all of them have GS and GSA models...
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    Change in behavior

    A little over a week ago I began experiencing a change in behavior of thread title graphics. Previously, after I clicked on a thread title and opened it the graphics would change from a bold font to...
  8. Thread: Nv700

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    nv 700

    As a member of BMW Owners of America and not a Honda owners group I don't know why I don't get excited about Honda testimonials. Perhaps I ought to join a Honda group to tout the virtues of my...
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    East to West WVA Loop

    Hey Mac,

    Given the location of your home I'm wondering if you have ever done an East-West loop heading one direction on US 33 and the other direction on US 50? I'm considering such a ride this...
  10. Thread: Vertigo

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    Thanks all for the advice. I'll look into the...

    Thanks all for the advice. I'll look into the 'rocks in the ears' thing as it may relate to a condition I experienced years ago while riding in Europe where the symptom was akin to the sudden...
  11. Thread: Vertigo

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    Vertigo

    In the regional forums a few of us were discussing ride routes through West Virginia. I raised the point that in some ride environments -- typically, flat terrain twisties with an homogeneous view of...
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    Naked vs Faired Bikes

    I agree with AZ-J. BMW Motorrad made a big mistake when they discontinued the R1200S in favor of the HPs. I suppose they thought that they could compete better with the huge number of very popular...
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    China & India 1 & 2 in cycle sales

    Mr. Geyer,

    I am beyond surprised that China and India have only recently surpassed the USA as the world's largest motorcycle markets. Given that the two countries have more than 1/3 of the...
  14. R1200r

    I got to agree. The R1200R is my pick as the best all-around Beemer - scarcely available. It's a great around town jammer and nimble, sure-footed sport tourer in the twisties with excellent comfort...
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    Leo Vince CF Can

    Nice unit. Mellow note. More importantly, gets rid of about 20 pounds, or more.
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    Key ON/OFF

    Cjack,

    Wasn't aware that one could do the key trick. I'll try it. Frankly, with the ring terminal pigtail hard-wired to my battery with its convenient SAE connector, I don't see a lot of...
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    Battery Problems

    I have a K1200S -- a year and a half post delivery. So far, no problems with the OEM battery.

    When I put the bike away for the winter I did put it on a charger - a BMW charger that I bought...
  18. 6 Coveted Bikes

    1. 1960 Norton Manx

    2. 1962 Matchless G50

    3. 1968 BMW R69S with "boat-nose" Hollandia Hack

    4. 2009 Ducati S 1000 BiPosto

    5. 2010 BMW R1200R
  19. Crazy

    Gives new meaning to the term 'knee slider.'

    PowderkegPete
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    Roundel Patches

    A friend of mine just received a couple of BMW roundel patches he ordered off of eBay for $5.00 including postage. They are out there if you want them.

    PowderkegPete
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    S1000RR -- Public vs Factory

    I'm not N8 but you might be interested in knowing that an article in the current edition of Motor Cyclist Magazine entitled "Superlative Superbike" (Pg. 30) claims that much of the positive things...
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    Washinton Metro BMW Riders

    Rocketman,

    Great idea to join an existing club -- #40 in particular. Dumb old geezers like me would probably find the club easier if it were listed in the Chartered Club search database under...
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    National Capital Area BMW Riders

    How many BMWMOA members are out there that reside in D.C., its Maryland or Virginia suburbs, that would like to form a Chartered Club focused on doing weekend group runs together or longer tours...
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    K12S Fuel Gauge

    My 2008 K1200S is on its second fuel strip with just 7250 on the odometer. Sure hope Berlin gets it sorted out before my warranty expires in 12/11.
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    "BMW Battery Chargers"

    Re: Clay's comment that "BMW wants you to buy their chargers." I fell for that one -- bought a 'BMW" charger online from Sierra BMW for $69 plus S&H. When it arrived I discovered that it is...
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