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  1. Poll: Years ago (10? 15?), when Rory Murphy was selling...

    Years ago (10? 15?), when Rory Murphy was selling his Marin County BMW franchise and moving his Ducati and Triumph franchises elsewhere, the automobile BMW dealership looked into buying the bike...
  2. Poll: The BMW dealership in San Francisco that was both...

    The BMW dealership in San Francisco that was both cars and bikes was a spectacular failure. Who wants to talk bikes with a slimy used car salesman? Who wants to hang out at a car dealership? The...
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    I certainly agree about the mods. But how am I...

    I certainly agree about the mods. But how am I to know who it is I am to ignore? Who is this nasty troll??
  4. Thread: Cary Littell

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    Cary Littell

    Heard a rumor that Cary Littell, former owner of the late,great Marin BMW, has died. Anybody out there know about this?
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    Sometimes, on a day when I'm at home feeling...

    Sometimes, on a day when I'm at home feeling tired and achy, I think that maybe I should stop riding now (at 69 years old) while I'm ahead. I NEVER think that when I'm on the bike.
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    I had the same problem, listing a pair of BEEMER...

    I had the same problem, listing a pair of BEEMER BUDDIES for free. Thought I just didn't understand how the site worked. Couldn't get enough info to respond. If anyone who contacted me is still...
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    Could well go the way of the Corbin Sparrow. I'm...

    Could well go the way of the Corbin Sparrow. I'm not sure that the aerial view of their "factory" in Louisiana is real. And they don't have any ACTUAL locations posted for dealers. I think you...
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    Haven't gotten anything strange since 8/14. Hope...

    Haven't gotten anything strange since 8/14. Hope you have solved the problem for "rockbottom".
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    At two different times today, I received an...

    At two different times today, I received an e-mail notice of a PM that was received and answered weeks ago. Sounds related.:dunno
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    The majority of incoming calls on our land line...

    The majority of incoming calls on our land line are unwanted solicitations. If I don't recognize the number, but you identify yourself when the answering machine "beeps", I will pick up. ...
  11. Looking at this thread for the last couple of...

    Looking at this thread for the last couple of weeks made me think, "It's an ill wind that blows no one good." Have you noticed that this thread collected 25,000 views in two weeks and that many of...
  12. Thread: Why ESA

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    The factory lowered RT's ('05 - '09) don't have...

    The factory lowered RT's ('05 - '09) don't have ESA. So if you are a short guy….
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    On successive RT's I had a Corbin, then a...

    On successive RT's I had a Corbin, then a Sargent, and now a Corbin. They were equally comfy and an improvement over stock. I would agree with Marchyman that the build quality is higher on the...
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    Thanks for the info. She (the salesperson)...

    Thanks for the info. She (the salesperson) probably just misunderstood my question.
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    The Roadside Assistance/Towing on my Progressive...

    The Roadside Assistance/Towing on my Progressive Insurance costs $6. Last fall they took me and my bike from Tonopah, NV to the nearest BMW dealer - 200 miles away in Las Vegas. No questions asked,...
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    I was told by a salesperson that the low seat is...

    I was told by a salesperson that the low seat is a one-piece, just like earlier RT's.
  17. Thread: Keys

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    If my dealership wanted a copy of my key, I would...

    If my dealership wanted a copy of my key, I would tell them to make one. The spares belong to me.:brow
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    I have sold two bikes on consignment with my...

    I have sold two bikes on consignment with my dealership. (RIP Marin BMW). I had a long term relationship with them so, as someone said above, "commission is negotiable." They will want you to pay...
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    Too true to be funny.:blush

    Too true to be funny.:blush
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    I will be 69 in a couple of weeks, and I...

    I will be 69 in a couple of weeks, and I currently ride an '09 RT. If I were a youth of 65, I would surely go out and get that new water boxer RT. As it is, I often talk about "smaller and lighter"...
  21. This person is a video game!

    This person is a video game!
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    Couple of months ago I broke down in Tonopah, NV....

    Couple of months ago I broke down in Tonopah, NV. It's out in the middle of the desert. Nearest motorcycle repair of any kind - 200 miles away in Las Vegas. Progressive sent out a flat bed truck...
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    Calling drgnhtr

    If I remember correctly, the member "drgnhtr" had his painted-and-scratched side cases coated with the stuff used for bed liners in pickup trucks. Looked okay. You might try a PM if he doesn't see...
  24. Certainly goals to aspire to, Kevin. The devil,...

    Certainly goals to aspire to, Kevin. The devil, as always, is in the details. But if we would assume that even someone with whom we disagree had those goals, the world would, indeed, be a better...
  25. I went from the '04 to the '09 RT just because of...

    I went from the '04 to the '09 RT just because of the many improvements in the brakes, transmission, suspension, handling and elsewhere. Have had no problems, and certainly no regrets. Buy it,...
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