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  1. Thread: MTF-IBA Rides

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    MTF-IBA Rides

    The Motorcycle Tourers Forum is sponsoring several IBA-certified Regional Rides again this year.

    I am coordinating the Buffalo ride on Saturday, September 26th. We'll feature a Lower Lakes 1000,...
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    If I sell it I can mention the spare timing hole...

    If I sell it I can mention the spare timing hole cover!
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    I can handle that, or sell the bike first.

    I can handle that, or sell the bike first.
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    Lost timing cover plug

    Been doing the valve adjusts on my '02 RT for the last 50k+ miles and never a problem... until today. Should have replaced the rubber plug, it was pretty worn, but being in a hurry I didn't. I always...
  5. Thread: transmission oil

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    "...source of the whining sound I get from the...

    "...source of the whining sound I get from the rear end when I corner...."

    Check the tires for even the slightest cupping first. My RT whines like a banshee on curves after 4-5k on the tires
  6. Thread: Utah 1088

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    Great report & pix, BG. Thanx

    Great report & pix, BG. Thanx
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    After several careful valve adjusts, TB synchs,...

    After several careful valve adjusts, TB synchs, and Techlusion tweaks on my '02, I found the best compromise of mileage/surge elimination for this particular bike with these DVM readings:
    Red - 1.50...
  8. Thread: Regional SS1000

    by xgman
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    Asheville Regional IBA Ride

    Sign up for the Asheville Regional SS1000 here.

    Take a look at the route. It is scenic, mostly interstate, and no big city traffic.
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    Great pics & write-up. Thanks, Ian. I like to...

    Great pics & write-up. Thanks, Ian. I like to take the backroads either to or from Bike Week. This year I took 441 & 221 north.
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    Not the Blue Ridge Parkway. Check the ride...

    Not the Blue Ridge Parkway. Check the ride website and you'll see that, with the exception of a stretch on US 19, the route is interstate.
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    This is not a race or competition. The Iron Butt...

    This is not a race or competition. The Iron Butt rides are individual efforts, however in this instance the Motorcycle Tourers Forum is working with the IBA to assist with logistics. There are...
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    See y'all in Omaha! For an Iron Butt...

    See y'all in Omaha!

    For an Iron Butt experience in June, check this: http://www.mctourer.com/rides/2005SS1000/Asheville.htm
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    Blue Ridge Iron Butt Ride

    On June 11th & 12th, enjoy a scenic SaddleSore1000 ride along the Blue Ridge Mountains and earn your IBA certification. We have planned the route, we'll provide witnesses and submit the...
  14. Thread: Highway 2

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    Sorry about that....sure was a typo. My...

    Sorry about that....sure was a typo. My grandmother was born & raised in Munich, so I certainly acknowledge North Dakota. On that ride I was following the Lewis & Clark route from St. Louis to...
  15. Thread: Highway 2

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    Rode the stretch from Williston, SD to Havre, MT...

    Rode the stretch from Williston, SD to Havre, MT in 2003. Buford, Ft. Union and the Confluence Center just west of Williston are worth a stop, also Ft. Peck dam. Good road with little traffic, but...
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    Bill:

    http://www.geocities.com/blueridgescrc/Links.html Some Western NC links, including motorcycle-only lodging.
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    Got a call from the dealer this AM. Seems one of...

    Got a call from the dealer this AM. Seems one of the hose clamps inside the tank had also come loose, fuel pump is OK. Funny thing is, the dealer was the last one who removed and worked inside the...
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    Thanks to all. It is at the dealer's, hopefully...

    Thanks to all. It is at the dealer's, hopefully to be fixed in time to head for Stagecoach next week. Merry Christmas to all!
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    R1150RT Fuel Pump Help

    About 5 miles from home I noticed a strong gas smell, however my '02 R1150RT continued to run OK. After I got home and shut the bike down an inspection revealed one of the fuel line snap fittings had...
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    Well, I have added the Techlusion and after much...

    Well, I have added the Techlusion and after much tweaking it has eliminated 99% of the dreaded surge. But the cost has been significantly lower mileage. I was hoping for a compromise, i.e. noticeable...
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    Thanks, Scott.

    Thanks, Scott.
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    Zero-Zero Surging Fix??

    Can anyone tell me if Rob Lentini's Zero-Zero Surging Fix applies to the 1150 as well as to the 1100?
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    Torquing Spark Plugs

    Have had no luck finding a thin-walled deep socket for the spark plugs on my RT and can't use a torque wrench with the one in the tool kit. I recall seeing something on one of these forums by someone...
  25. Mid-June ride over Beartooth and several of the...

    Mid-June ride over Beartooth and several of the Colorado Passes.
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