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    PM sent...

    PM sent...
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    I posted earlier in the thread and have since...

    I posted earlier in the thread and have since bought an 04 R1150RT and sold my airhead. The 1150 fits me a lot better and I really like it. I couldn't justify two bikes so I sold my RS to a local guy...
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    Oh man, I remember all of that stuff...

    Oh man, I remember all of that stuff...
  4. Thread: Big oil mess

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    I use a five gallon plastic gas can, one of the...

    I use a five gallon plastic gas can, one of the red pre-EPA models. When it's close to full I haul it to the local FLAPS and dump it in their recycle tank. I've used it for several years without...
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    Be aware that there's more to it than just...

    Be aware that there's more to it than just removing the canister. Here's a video showing the process:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H907BjGC0Pc

    Warning...adult language...
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    Tom, what model MicroTrak do you have? I've...

    Tom, what model MicroTrak do you have?

    I've been using the Bubbler GPS app on my android phone and Spotwalla so my wife can track my rides. APRS sounds pretty interesting. There's a hamfest coming...
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    The way I read it, the OP intends to add...

    The way I read it, the OP intends to add lighting, using the headlight switch to control it, not to disable the headlight-always-on function.
  8. Thread: Anonymous Book

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    I pretty much agree with David. We no longer have...

    I pretty much agree with David. We no longer have a land line, just cell phones. I have an app on my Samsung phone that screens calls. I have it set so that if the caller is not in my contacts list...
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    I saw that ad this afternoon and had the same...

    I saw that ad this afternoon and had the same reaction...what a moron that guy is.

    We bought a new Acura RDX about a year ago. It's a nice car and we like it. I follow an Acura forum that seems...
  10. I'll second Kurt's observation...the Toaster Tan...

    I'll second Kurt's observation...the Toaster Tan brace is a work of art. I had one on my recently sold R100RS. Last I heard, he's relocating to the Seattle area (IIRC), tho, so I don't know how...
  11. I think you can get one from Costco...

    I think you can get one from Costco...
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    Well, here in the AZ desert, that can be a long...

    Well, here in the AZ desert, that can be a long wait... :)

    And in the meantime, the sun will destroy it unless you protect it somehow...which precipitated (no pun intended) my initial post.
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    'Bowden' is the generic name for that type of...

    'Bowden' is the generic name for that type of cable...the flexible cable inside a spiral sheath.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowden_cable

    So, they're all bowden cables...throttle, choke,...
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    Seat Maintenance

    Speaking of seats...what do you guys like to clean/preserve vinyl seats? Lots of vinyl cleaning/preserving stuff out there but I want to be sure not to use something that'll make the seat too...
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    Well, the pollution here in the Phoenix area is...

    Well, the pollution here in the Phoenix area is worse now than it was back in the late 60's/early 70's, before emission controls and testing. Of course, there are LOTS more people and vehicles here...
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    IMO, safety inspections are just a license to rip...

    IMO, safety inspections are just a license to rip people off. We lived in PA in the 60's with 6 mo inspections. They ALWAYS managed to find something, even on new cars. I'd really like to see the...
  17. Thread: Don't panic

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    OK, help a newbie here...which years/models are...

    OK, help a newbie here...which years/models are susceptible to these final drive issues? Is is another thing I need to worry about with my new-to-me R1150RT (2004)?
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    I usually wave if I can. Or nod if too busy to wave. I've been surprised at the number of HD riders who do wave back. A while back I even waved at a cop and he waved back. Then again he was on a...
  20. Thread: Dental Implants

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    Thanks for the inputs, guys (including...

    Thanks for the inputs, guys (including dieselyoda's :) ).

    I saw the surgeon this morning and decided to go with the implant. He'll extract the broken tooth (what's left of it) and install the...
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    No, kind of the opposite...'refrigerated air'...

    No, kind of the opposite...'refrigerated air' means not a swamp cooler.

    Swamp coolers (aka evaporative cooler, or 'evap') work great if they're installed and maintained properly and the humidity...
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    The article I read said that the banks and other...

    The article I read said that the banks and other users still getting support are paying M$ dearly for it. I suppose that if one of the rest of us wanted support and was willing to pay for it, M$...
  23. Thread: Dental Implants

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    Dental Implants

    Another medical thread...

    I broke a tooth the other day (no, I didn't fall off the bike...). Because of the way it's broken a simple cap probably is not workable, so my dentist is recommending...
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    Adblock Plus is definitely a great add-on. Flash...

    Adblock Plus is definitely a great add-on. Flash Control is another...it blocks all the annoying flash stuff but still lets you see it if you want. It may be Chrome specific but there are similar...
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