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    Well, yes I am a R1200RT rider and a ham (NA1G)...

    Well, yes I am a R1200RT rider and a ham (NA1G) but mostly limited to HF operation. I haven't found my 2-meter handheld particularly useful when traveling so usually leave it home. Your set-up...
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    If it's like in recent years, Kawasaki GTR...

    If it's like in recent years, Kawasaki GTR Concours is the "official" m-c of the Tour. I guess the referees and official observers are on those. The camera bikes are indeed a mixed bag of...
  3. When I got my new 2011 RT I didn't want to go...

    When I got my new 2011 RT I didn't want to go tearing into the nose of the bike to get to a parking light wire, so I "temporarily" connected my fuse box to the rear accessory power socket. It has a...
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    "Not riding and waiting for your BRAND NEW bike...

    "Not riding and waiting for your BRAND NEW bike to be fixed..." But according to what the service writer at my nearby dealer told me, those affected will be provided several options including a...
  5. OK, so where is my nearby dealer?

    OK, so where is my nearby dealer?
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    +1 on 3M Adhesive (or weatherstrip) adhesive. ...

    +1 on 3M Adhesive (or weatherstrip) adhesive. Great stuff. Careful with it - the solvent in it can do damage and a little goes a long way. If you get it on your fingers you will be picking it off...
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    Anyone faced with the dreaded "Do not...",...

    Anyone faced with the dreaded "Do not...", whether you have picked-up your new bike or it's still sitting at the dealer or warehouse, needs to call or see your dealer ASAP. BMW is offering several...
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    I rode to my dealer this morning (fuel pump...

    I rode to my dealer this morning (fuel pump recall)
    Does that count??

    pete
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    So just what IS the "right oil", JT? :rolleyes ...

    So just what IS the "right oil", JT? :rolleyes

    And I'd prefer you didn't use the term "hairline". I'm kinda sensitive. :blush

    pete
    2011 RT
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    Warm, soapy water makes rubber slip easier.

    Warm, soapy water makes rubber slip easier.
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    Lotsa failure-free miles on the Honda ST1300. Of...

    Lotsa failure-free miles on the Honda ST1300. Of course it doesn't have the unecessarily difficult engineering/build problems of a single-sided, shaft drive system. Sometimes simple is better.
    ...
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    Will it show the drones that Amazon wants to use...

    Will it show the drones that Amazon wants to use for package delivery?
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    Actually, here in MASSachusetts most of the $15...

    Actually, here in MASSachusetts most of the $15 inspection fee goes to the bike shop doing the inspection, not to the state. Like the auto inspection, if done properly the m-c inspection is aimed at...
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    From the mid-80s, the Honda Nighthawk CB700SC is...

    From the mid-80s, the Honda Nighthawk CB700SC is a terrific bike. Smooth 4-cylinder motor with shaft drive, comfy riding position, good handling, legendary Honda reliability. Sure wish I still had...
  15. Thread: First oil change

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    Back in the day the more obsessive vehicle owners...

    Back in the day the more obsessive vehicle owners would change the oil almost immediately (50 - 100 miles). The thinking was that this would flush out any junk left in the engine/transmission from...
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    GEICO needs run the universal disclaimer "Riders...

    GEICO needs run the universal disclaimer "Riders on a closed course. Do not attempt."

    First, it's mostly Hondas as far as I can tell, not Harleys. Second, from an advertising standpoint, one...
  17. Is anybody having lubrication failures in their...

    Is anybody having lubrication failures in their engines, transmissions or rear drives? With regular, scheduled changes these things pretty much go forever on synthetic or semi-synthetic lubricants. ...
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    Makes me glad I bought a Sargent seat. No...

    Makes me glad I bought a Sargent seat. No hassles, quick delivery, great seat. Not custom fitted, but it worked well off the shelf and it sounds like custom fitted can be problem with one or both...
  19. Thread: Fuel stops

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    Can't get ethanol-free gas a stations here in MA....

    Can't get ethanol-free gas a stations here in MA. For my various pieces of power equipment, which specifically state not use ethanol fuel, I just bought two quarts of fuel from Sears for over $5 a...
  20. Thread: Fuel stops

    by na1g
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    Not wishing to stereotype, but... In rural...

    Not wishing to stereotype, but...

    In rural locations, especially farm country, a gas station's business is made up almost entirely of low octane vehicles (pickup trucks, sedans, etc) Probably not...
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    Keep in mind that any sound used to overcome the...

    Keep in mind that any sound used to overcome the tinnitus is actually adding more sound directly into your ear. If you ride without ear plugs and the noise level at your ear is, say, 90 db, adding...
  22. Thread: Word Association

    by na1g
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    Sure is a popular thread. Good fun, too. pete

    Sure is a popular thread. Good fun, too.

    pete
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    Another with significant hearing loss/tinitus. ...

    Another with significant hearing loss/tinitus. Years of riding, and running woodworking machinery.

    I found the original screen on my 2011 RT to be the best OE screen I've ever had (Kawasaki C-10...
  24. Thread: It's Time To Ride

    by na1g
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    You are right. You shouldn't say that. Can you...

    You are right. You shouldn't say that. Can you feel all the hate coming your way? :banghead

    Beautiful part of the country you are living in, tho. Enjoy the riding!

    pete
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    Famous last words: Here, hold my beer. What...

    Famous last words:

    Here, hold my beer.

    What could possibly go wrong.

    Watch this!
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