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    All lifting techniques written here are sound but...

    All lifting techniques written here are sound but you must keep in mind that the stand was designed to be used from a specific ride height. If the bike has been LOWERED OR has SAGGING SPRINGS (which...
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    Wow, that is a whopping number of miles for a 3...

    Wow, that is a whopping number of miles for a 3 year old bike. They would have to be highway miles unless it was used as a New York taxi running 24 hrs a day. So the mileage is probably pretty gentle...
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    Hello Joe, You have the old K engine...

    Hello Joe,

    You have the old K engine architecture. Looking at the engine (if you could see it) you will see a package that looks mostly lile a box. Hence, you have the Flying Brick!

    Learn to...
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    Cruise Control: It is supposed to disconnect when...

    Cruise Control: It is supposed to disconnect when you over ride it by shutting the throttle. It should not quit when you accelerate and release the throttle. Some have reported problems caused by...
  5. Get over it. This is America. Nobody will steal...

    Get over it. This is America. Nobody will steal your BMW from the Hotel parking lot. There is no market for the parts.

    I've been doing this for 37 years and never had a problem. I've never had a...
  6. Thread: Santa ate it?

    by bob204bc
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    There's nothing in it anyway.

    There's nothing in it anyway.
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    Sell it immediately! I'll give you $100 for it if...

    Sell it immediately! I'll give you $100 for it if you have a new Garmin GPS installed.
    :whistle
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    Go for the easy fix first. The issue you are...

    Go for the easy fix first. The issue you are experiencing is the cupping or scalloping of the tires. Most heavy bikes do this but you can delay its onset with proper (high) inflation.

    The tires...
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    Self indulgent!? Just a little story. I sold a...

    Self indulgent!?

    Just a little story. I sold a house (I'm a Realtor) to some old friends several years ago. They were moving to a remote suburban county on a beautiful piece of water. During...
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    I have bought both motorcycles and cars on line....

    I have bought both motorcycles and cars on line. The key is to pay a low enough price that you won't be "hurt" if you have to turn around and get rid of it or have to make some unrevealed repairs.
    ...
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    Umm .... They've been doing that since about 1983...

    Umm .... They've been doing that since about 1983 when the first rubber mounted engines were introduced. It only shakes like that at idle. The touring bikes are quite smooth at speed.

    The...
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    I encourage you to avoid the deer.

    I encourage you to avoid the deer.
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    It depends on how close you are to the wall....

    It depends on how close you are to the wall....
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    :laugh

    :laugh
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    I normally replace mine at 15-16,000 on the front...

    I normally replace mine at 15-16,000 on the front and 11-13,000 on the rear. That applies to both Metzelars and Bridgestones. I am not aware of any motorcycle that has a rubber compound that I would...
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    I've broken two of those at the "knurled knob". I...

    I've broken two of those at the "knurled knob". I now just hold onto the lid or open it all the way and rest it on the back seat.
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    That all depends on where on the Coast you start...

    That all depends on where on the Coast you start and how many miles/days you want to use to get there doesn't it? :scratch The direct route west is pretty simple and is no further than the nearest...
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    I've been riding 36 years and that is the least...

    I've been riding 36 years and that is the least of my worries.:dance
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    Let's not be too elitist. These are generalist...

    Let's not be too elitist. These are generalist magazines and as such they won't appeal to everyone each month. I personally am glad that they don't specialize in:

    Sport Bikes
    Chrome
    Harleys...
  20. Thread: First Bike

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    Any K100 is getting kind of old for a first bike....

    Any K100 is getting kind of old for a first bike. The engine lasts forever but the electrics are another matter.

    I'd suggest something newer and more reliable as a first bike.

    It's just a...
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    It's a '74. Spray paint it flat black with a...

    It's a '74. Spray paint it flat black with a rattle can and ride it. If you want to polish it get a Harley. :hide
  22. Thread: biker image

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    This analysis is spot on. Besides .... black...

    This analysis is spot on.

    Besides .... black leather is always a good look.:dance
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    Easy packing job. I'd leave the heated clothing...

    Easy packing job. I'd leave the heated clothing at home. No need for them in June on your route.
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    Are you trying to get to the radio controls, the...

    Are you trying to get to the radio controls, the Powerlet or the high line taillight on the luggage rack? What wiring are you seeking?
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    It's a 22 year old bike. I'd be more...

    It's a 22 year old bike.

    I'd be more concerned with the electrics and the seals than the miles. The mechanicals are known to be durable but the support parts will rot with age.

    How handy are...
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