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  1. Thread: Tank Bag

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    I looked at a lot of different tank bags and...

    I looked at a lot of different tank bags and ended up getting the Hornig bag via http://f800depot.com/hornig-7l-tank-bag-suction-attached.html. My criteria included wanting a map pocket, but didn't...
  2. Thread: Heated Grips?

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    Heated Grips

    I installed these from Aerostich ($29) and they have worked great - http://www.aerostich.com/heated-grip-kit.html. Wires are exposed at the end but not too unsightly. I also bought and installed...
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    I can't comment on the K bikes, but I replaced...

    I can't comment on the K bikes, but I replaced the U.S. spec handlebars on my R65 a couple of years ago with the 90S Flanders bars and have loved them. I've ridden from Chicago west to Aspen, east...
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    Another new motorcycle to consider that I don't...

    Another new motorcycle to consider that I don't believe has been brought up yet is the Horex 1200cc VR6. I don't think it's on sale yet, but the German company reviving the Horex brand is planning...
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    I love the ST and that will probably be my choice...

    I love the ST and that will probably be my choice when I end up getting my second, and newer bike....also considering doing something in the Spring of 2012. The other bikes you mention are...
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    Where in South Central Wisconsin?

    I have a 1979 R65 that I've ridden extensively around the country during the last 2 1/2 years. The bike had the standard U.S. spec bars on it when I purchased it and I've since replaced them with...
  7. Thread: Chicago BMW

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    New dealership

    All is not lost, Richard Fischer who owns the Autobarn stores is a huge motorcycle enthusiast and opened a new store in Countryside. He bought the parts and bike inventory from Chicago BMW so there...
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    I've been happy with my Continental Go's. I've...

    I've been happy with my Continental Go's. I've bought two sets now through http://www.tiresunlimited.com/default.htm and have been happy with the price, performance, and mileage (approx. 8 - 10K in...
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    I bought my '79 R65 a couple of years ago...

    I bought my '79 R65 a couple of years ago (odometer was broken, but was told it had approximately 40,000 miles on it) and have toured all over with it. I live in Evanston, IL and the R65 and I have...
  10. Get out and ride!

    Don't let a bit of salt get you down...just wash off the bike in the heated garage if it gets messy...

    My motto is that the riding season is year round, there are just fewer good days (aka non-icy...
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    Sticky: Let's go ride

    New heated grips and grip guards are fantastic on a 30 year old. Although given the temperature hit nearly 50 yesterday in Chicago I feel like a bit of a poser. Colder weather is coming and as long...
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    Driveshaft noise

    Not sure where you are in Chicago, but if you decide to have a professional look at it, both ACE Motorcycles & Scooters on Jackson St. and Motorworks on Weatern Ave. Are good shops. I have found...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks for all of the insight!
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    Upcoming 2,100 mile ride on an R65

    I got back into riding this year after 30 years or so. I bought a 1979 R65 that has led a life in Chicago, San Diego, and back in Chicago with approx. 60,000 miles. The bike has been maintained by...
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    2100 mile ride coming up on an R65

    I got back into riding this year after 30 years or so. I bought a 1979 R65 that has led a life in Chicago, San Diego, and back in Chicago with approx. 60,000 miles. The bike has been maintained by...
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    Thanks

    Great...thank you. I was hoping there was an online version. I'll call the office and request the book.
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    Friends of Beemers

    So, some years ago when I was a member of the BMW CCA there was a directory that was published every year called the Friends of BMW. It was a listing of people across the country that had or...
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