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    I wonder why this was moved to the "Campfire". ...

    I wonder why this was moved to the "Campfire". The subject is definitely not "The Lighter Side" We were talking about riding and how our riding is sometimes affected by really stupid people. How...
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    When I rode a GS I could not flat foot my bike. ...

    When I rode a GS I could not flat foot my bike. I just leaned it over to the left when I stopped. That worked fine until I went riding in Ireland. :dunno
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    Yes I did. Ken seemed a little concerned.

    Yes I did. Ken seemed a little concerned.
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    To make you feel better I edited my post. Happy...

    To make you feel better I edited my post. Happy now? But seriously, do you think many people other than MOA riders come here?
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    Those riders are jerks too. Several years ago...

    Those riders are jerks too.

    Several years ago on I-485 around Charlotte some "riders" were blocking the the north bound lane so that their buddies could do wheelies, stand on tanks, and do other...
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    Edelweiss is bigger. More of us have ridden with...

    Edelweiss is bigger. More of us have ridden with Edelweiss. I've been on 5 rides with them. All the rides were good.
  7. Correct. You do have to pay but I got a "special...

    Correct. You do have to pay but I got a "special plan". And you can't open an iPhone very easily to change a SIM card. (I guess it can be done but I'm not going to do it.)

    On my last trip my...
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    Amen to that. I just let them go. :wave It was...

    Amen to that. I just let them go. :wave It was one against six or seven and there was no way that I was going to come out ahead.

    Just for clarification, I don't think all Harley riders are bad....
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    1% ers are Idiots

    Yesterday was a nice day (finally) so I decided to go for a ride. I took some two-lane roads to Lexington, NC to pick up some BBQ.

    On the way home I was doing between 60 and 65 on a long,...
  10. I told my telephone carrier that I was going to...

    I told my telephone carrier that I was going to Europe. The sim card that was already in my iPhone worked.
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    I had a 2005 GS. I had (and still have) the...

    I had a 2005 GS. I had (and still have) the first generation charger. It would not charge my GS unless I went through the routine that I mentioned above. I eventually gave up and bought a BMW plug...
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    It goes to red because it isn't charging.

    It goes to red because it isn't charging.
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    No, it wasn't in the manual for my 2005 R1200GS. ...

    No, it wasn't in the manual for my 2005 R1200GS. After numerous attempts to get the charger to work I went back to the dealership and the dealership told me that the only way that the BMW Charger...
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    Nope. It isn't an urban legend. On the older R...

    Nope. It isn't an urban legend. On the older R bikes the BMW battery charger and the motorcycle had to "shake hands" so you turned on the ignition first. On newer bikes you simply plug the tender...
  15. Thread: bike envy

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    I just got a 2014 Cayman S. Now it's a tossup if...

    I just got a 2014 Cayman S. Now it's a tossup if I take the bike or take the car. :D
  16. I'm switching to Michelin Road Pilot 3's this...

    I'm switching to Michelin Road Pilot 3's this week. :dance
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    There is supposed to be a good road to Pirmasans...

    There is supposed to be a good road to Pirmasans (if my memory serves me) but it was always closed to motorcycles on the weekend so I never did ride it.

    There used to be a great motorcycle museum...
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    To add to that, if you ride in...

    To add to that, if you ride in England/Scotland/Ireland on an old, crowned country road, when you stop you might not want to depend on your left foot.
  19. I've got them on my RT and I'm looking for...

    I've got them on my RT and I'm looking for something to replace them. They wander all over the place. I was on a stretch of interstate yesterday where the surface had been ground down. I could...
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    I've only seen them in pictures. I think they're...

    I've only seen them in pictures. I think they're great! Personally, and at my age, I could see trading for that and keeping it as my "last motorcycle". Congratulations.
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    You are quite right. I had the dealer install...

    You are quite right. I had the dealer install mine.
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    BMW Supplemental LED Brake Light [63210419461] ...

    BMW Supplemental LED Brake Light [63210419461]

    I got mine at BMW-Ducati of Charlotte. You will also need a wiring harness depending on your bike and year.
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    R1200RT LED Supplemental Brake Light

    Wednesday I had the BMW Supplemental Brake Light added to my R1200RT. It came in handy on my first ride. I was on the way back from the dealership and a pickup truck was following way too close. ...
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    I had a Ducati Sport Classic. 10% Ethanol ruined...

    I had a Ducati Sport Classic. 10% Ethanol ruined three fuel tanks. :banghead I got rid of the bike. 15% is going to be a whole lot worse.
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    For the kind of "touring" that I do I think I...

    For the kind of "touring" that I do I think I would rather have an R1200R. If I wouldn't lose my shirt I would trade my RT for an R tomorrow. I need (want) something more nimble. As it is I spend...
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