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    Hi Ron, I just noticed you are from just south of...

    Hi Ron, I just noticed you are from just south of my location in DeSoto MO. I'm leaving Friday morning for a leisurely ride to the rally, with a scheduled volunteer stint on Tuesday setting up........
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    Not being argumentative, more philosophical... I...

    Not being argumentative, more philosophical... I don't remember every considering my work activities as fulfilling anyone's dreams other than my own. Whether I found myself working for 20 years in a...
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    In my case, I found that riding 5 to 10 miles...

    In my case, I found that riding 5 to 10 miles ever other day or so, is all it took to work out my knee pain. I would expect that riding at the level you mention above would not be considered...
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    I agree. Nothing worse than having to set up a...

    I agree. Nothing worse than having to set up a tent in the dark. Start looking for a nice campsite with at least 2 hours of light left, and not only will you be ready for a restful night when the...
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    A couple of years ago, I thought my days of...

    A couple of years ago, I thought my days of hiking and running we're over, because of knee pain. Did the doctor routine, some cortisone shots, MRI, etc. Doc suggested therapy, so I started riding a...
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    I have the 700GS with a Givi Airstream that I...

    I have the 700GS with a Givi Airstream that I just added the smaller spoiler to it to compensate for my Airhawk air pad on the seat. Took her on a 500 mile ride last Thursday and really like the...
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    Obviously, it's time for a new throttle cable. ...

    Obviously, it's time for a new throttle cable. I thought I read somewhere that BMW cables are pre-lubed and adding any after market lube will end up with a slow response cable. Could be wrong...
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    I have considered everyday after the first 2...

    I have considered everyday after the first 2 years of retirement as a bonus day! I'm around 1825 bonus days redeemed now......and hopefully counting!
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    This is exactly the information that I needed. ...

    This is exactly the information that I needed. Just before coming into the BMW family, I bought a Mighty Vac for my 900 Kawasaki, and have wanted to put it back to good use. Didn't use it on my...
  10. Heading east in Washington State towards Spokane...

    Heading east in Washington State towards Spokane Washington after the Salem rally last year, (doing 95+MPH) I saw blinking lights in the distance. Thinking it was someone from the rally broken down,...
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    When I first came home from Vietnam back in 72,...

    When I first came home from Vietnam back in 72, they were asking $130 a month for rent, and I was always worried of making the rent payment, off my grocery store salary. I'd even saved up close to...
  12. My first introduction to the road wave stared...

    My first introduction to the road wave stared when I purchased my first Jeep Wrangler in 2000. Seems like it was a the thing to do, but now, with the same 2000 yellow Wrangler, I hardly ever wave or...
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    05/04/14 NewF700 GS as of the first of December,...

    05/04/14
    NewF700 GS as of the first of December, 2013
    5102 miles
    Avg MPG 55
    Avg. MPH 38
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    I rode 2 home from the Salem rally last July. ...

    I rode 2 home from the Salem rally last July. There was a portion of 2 under construction about 40 miles west of Glacier National Park, but other than that, it was a great highway from just north of...
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    For me, it's been time to ride since November...

    For me, it's been time to ride since November when I picked up my new F700GS. I don't place a temperature level at which some point it becomes just perfect to ride (however, the 14 degree...
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    As a former material handling engineer, I have to...

    As a former material handling engineer, I have to congratulate you on the use of 2x4 wheel chocks. I used to ship 10000 lb capable Yale fork trucks in box trailers with just exactly the same setup...
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    How true. When I retired at 56 I started looking...

    How true. When I retired at 56 I started looking at motorcycles and told my wife that I only wanted to try just one to get it out of my system......Six different motorcycles later, I'm still looking...
  18. Isn't it obvious that the 75 mile ride will bring...

    Isn't it obvious that the 75 mile ride will bring more smiles than a 10 mile ride? I'd go for the Baton Rouge dealer just to justify the longer time spent riding on a Saturday....:-). I just...
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    I'm 63 just now, and traded my K1200RS for a...

    I'm 63 just now, and traded my K1200RS for a lighter F700GS in November, 3013. I wanted something that was easier to move around at slow speed and my K bike didn't fill that need. I don't ride 2 up...
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    She looks just about right to me! :thumb

    She looks just about right to me! :thumb
  21. [QUOTE=timtyler;935241]I think it's ridiculous...

    [QUOTE=timtyler;935241]I think it's ridiculous that you're asking for diagnostic advice on the internet when you should be asking the mechanic who is working on your bike.

    I don't wish to be...
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    NC, I am green with envy. Tom H sold me a F700...

    NC, I am green with envy. Tom H sold me a F700 in November and made it a point to stop at the Micky-D's in DeSoto to invite me to the event; however, a prior commitment for for the past 33 years at...
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    I haven't seen anyone mention the F700 side stand...

    I haven't seen anyone mention the F700 side stand recall, but just received my recall letter to take it in for the switch..... I'll stop by Gateway on Tuesday and find out when parts will be...
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    Neil, for the type of riding you are looking at,...

    Neil, for the type of riding you are looking at, you can easily narrow it down to just two choices, with both being a GS derivative. I went down from a K1200RS to a F700 this last November, and now...
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    Isn't getting a prescription from a regular...

    Isn't getting a prescription from a regular optometrist and then taking that prescription to a cheaper outlet for making the glasses a lot like expecting the BMW dealer to provide superior service...
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