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    I've put on the BMW panniers with the side...

    I've put on the BMW panniers with the side opening and just flat don't like them after having top loaders on my old GS. As far as I know BMW does not make a top loader for the new GS so I'll have to...
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    I carry both spare keys with me when I go on the...

    I carry both spare keys with me when I go on the road. One in my left pocket clipped to a belt loop and the other in my overnight bag which I take in the motel room with me. I've never lost a key...
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    A friend of mine and I rode up to that bridge...

    A friend of mine and I rode up to that bridge during the Christmas holidays for a look see. Interesting old bridge as well as some interesting old roads getting up there from the North Dallas area. ...
  4. Thread: R1200R vs GS

    by secondroy
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    I studied them both and went with the GS. At my...

    I studied them both and went with the GS. At my age, 74, I just didn't think I could pull 8 gallons of gas off the side stand very often. I've had no problems with the 5 gal. I do have and I...
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    I've had five. Two RTs, one F650 GS, one '81 R...

    I've had five. Two RTs, one F650 GS, one '81 R 100, one new R 1200GS. I still have the R 100 and the 1200 GS and the favorite hands down is the 1200 GS. The 650 GS was top runner 'till I got the...
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    I have a Haynes hard copy, "BMW R1200 Twins,...

    I have a Haynes hard copy, "BMW R1200 Twins, '04-'06. I've been using it for light duty on my '09 R 1200 RT.
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    I had to miss the one last year and have been...

    I had to miss the one last year and have been looking forward to this one since. If you will look at the "Ride Review" thread on this forum you will see an excellent blog with pics on a man that did...
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    Good to know, I have an '09 RT. Maybe it might...

    Good to know, I have an '09 RT. Maybe it might be good to post this specifically in this forum. I'm sure others would like to know this.
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    Just finished "The Shack" and now on "Transfer of...

    Just finished "The Shack" and now on "Transfer of Power".

    I love the Kindle. I have been using one since they first came out about two or three years ago. I'm on my second one. I have looked...
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    I too started touring with my wife on a '72...

    I too started touring with my wife on a '72 Triumph Bonneville. All I had on it was a sissy bar and a luggage rack. Worked fine. My next tourer was the Honda CB 750 and I thought I'd died and gone...
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    Me too on the Russell. I can't ride to the city...

    Me too on the Russell. I can't ride to the city limits on a stock seat. I tried the Sargent on my F 650 and it's not working. The Russell is on my RT and it looks like I'm going to have to put one...
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    I've had excellent luck with the Russell Day...

    I've had excellent luck with the Russell Day Longs on my RT. Two weeks ago I spent 9 hours on the bike with no problem. That would be unheard of on a stock seat.
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    I too like the zip tie method the best. For many...

    I too like the zip tie method the best. For many years I've attached a spare key to one of my belt loops and have had no problems. Others I've know carry a spare in the watch pocket of their jeans.
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    I have tried them all and offer the following. ...

    I have tried them all and offer the following. My butt gets very painful with any stock seat and especially the BMW stock seat. However how much comfort or miles without pain you get varies from...
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    My mileage on my '09 RT has been more in line...

    My mileage on my '09 RT has been more in line with what Tom reported at 48/50 mpg. The clock has about 3000 miles on it. I'm not a fast rider usually cruising at about 70 on the open road and my...
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    I have an '09 and at first had the BMW mount...

    I have an '09 and at first had the BMW mount placed up between the forks. With my kinda small bag I still could not see the GPS without stretching up to see over the bag. I put the GPS with RAM...
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    Sticky: Nice trade. Mine is just like yours and for my...

    Nice trade. Mine is just like yours and for my purposes there is no finer bike.
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    I have a Russell on a cruiser and it is a...

    I have a Russell on a cruiser and it is a wonderful seat. I've never ridden with a seat more comfortable. However I will do most of my long distance riding on my RT which has the low suspension...
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    And I thought I was having trouble getting around...

    And I thought I was having trouble getting around the gas pumps.
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    I don't recall seeing a push button starter on an...

    I don't recall seeing a push button starter on an automobile in some time and I don't think BMW is going to jump to put one on a consumer model since to use it you would have to take one of your...
  21. Thread: What's This?

    by secondroy
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    If that is a VW engine wouldn't he have to have a...

    If that is a VW engine wouldn't he have to have a cooling fan. Showing my ignorance here.
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    Looks good and would make someone a great...

    Looks good and would make someone a great touring, commuting bike. But the seat height is higher than the ST and the RT. They knocked out a large portion of their market when they did that.
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    I don't care for them but it's not a deal killer....

    I don't care for them but it's not a deal killer. I have a Kawasaki too and it's so much easier to use the one button.
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    Thanks for the post. I've stuck a bookmark on...

    Thanks for the post. I've stuck a bookmark on the link not only for the turn signal canceler but for the temperature and voltage minder. I can't see the temperature gage I put in the tank bag so...
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