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    I spent over 30 years in the Fairbanks area and...

    I spent over 30 years in the Fairbanks area and rode the haul road many times, and have been back since leaving Alaska. The calcium chloride is some nasty stuff, and coupled with some dampness and...
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    This may sound stupid, but I will throw it out...

    This may sound stupid, but I will throw it out there.

    I try to be very careful when I drain my trans oil. Many times some oil seems to find it's way onto the center stand springs anyway. I try...
  3. +1 on the riding around Winnemucca. Other...

    +1 on the riding around Winnemucca.

    Other than being on the edge of the Black Rock Desert it doesn't have too much going for it. The wind between there and Reno can get fairly serious.

    OP,...
  4. Thread: RT or LT

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    As someone that has owned and worked...

    As someone that has owned and worked on/maintained a Dakar, as well as an oilhead R bike, I can assure you the RT would be much easier to work on than your Dakar.

    The horizontal twins are tough to...
  5. Thanks guys! I remember seeing Fast Eddie's on...

    Thanks guys! I remember seeing Fast Eddie's on Feasting on Asphalt. Looks like an awesome place. Can't believe the prices!
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    Good on you for going it solo! I grew up in...

    Good on you for going it solo! I grew up in Alaska, and have made several trips to/from. On the last trip up I ended up leaving two traveling companions in Whitehorse. Their negativity and lack of...
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    Thanks for a great laugh!!! Do the dwarves...

    Thanks for a great laugh!!!

    Do the dwarves have a website?
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    Awesome! Isn't it something how the uninformed...

    Awesome! Isn't it something how the uninformed HD rider assumes his bike is actually quick/fast? I get it from the folks on V-Rods, but the guys on Heritage Softails and the like just really make...
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    [QUOTE=Beemer01;949882]APH = Always Passing...

    [QUOTE=Beemer01;949882]APH = Always Passing Harleys. Don't we all do it sometimes? :D[/QUOTE

    My daughter has ridden with me since she was 5, and is now 13. One of her favorite things is passing...
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    Some HD riders!

    I live in eastern Washington. There is a nice loop I like to ride some evenings after dinner that takes me down into Oregon, east along the Columbia River, and back into Washington a bit west of...
  11. With unique in the name it has to be good. Thanks

    With unique in the name it has to be good. Thanks
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    Sticky: Something I have done for several years with new...

    Something I have done for several years with new tires is to go for a ride on a gravel road, and preferably through a bit of deeper gravel, slowly, as on the shoulder. When I get home I hose the...
  13. Thanks Papple. I will be coming through after...

    Thanks Papple. I will be coming through after the rally. I am leaving home (eastern WA) on August 1st to head to Venice Louisiana to start the GRR.

    Farm to plate places are always a favorite. ...
  14. Thanks Papple! I got hungry just reading your...

    Thanks Papple! I got hungry just reading your description.
  15. Thanks!

    Thanks!
  16. I always prefer some local knowledge if Incan get...

    I always prefer some local knowledge if Incan get it. The Peabody is pretty close to Beale so I will probably book a room there.
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    Overall it's great that companies like BMW...

    Overall it's great that companies like BMW continue to develop new technologies and ways of doing things. That's how we end up with the "next great thing".

    When I was younger I was always willing...
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    You are right that there is no progress or...

    You are right that there is no progress or worthwhile innovation without something first being "new". As a consumer I have the choice on when or if I am willing to try a new technology. Maybe ESA...
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    At its most simple form, that probably sums it up...

    At its most simple form, that probably sums it up for a bunch of us.
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    Just watch out for revenue officers, especially...

    Just watch out for revenue officers, especially on Hwy 12 heading east out of the Lewiston area. They will pull you over for 2mph over there, and they issue tickets, not warnings. If I recall, the...
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    Let me know the next time you plan to head south...

    Let me know the next time you plan to head south to Mexico. I have traveled in Mexico solo on bike, but given the current situation in some areas wouldn't mind traveling with someone else next time....
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    I really agree about the complexity of things...

    I really agree about the complexity of things like ESA. I know some testers rave about it, but I always wonder about the long term reliability. I enjoy being able to call Ted Porter and have him...
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    Some really thought provoking and interesting...

    Some really thought provoking and interesting posts.

    I do think there is something more approachable about a solo rider, and more folks will engage you. I tend to really enjoy those...
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    I am SO with you on that! As someone who...

    I am SO with you on that! As someone who dabbles in pie making I have found you just don't get that perfect, flakey crust without lard and cold water.

    Your post took me to a warm, fuzzy place....
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    Something I genuinely appreciate about BMW's is...

    Something I genuinely appreciate about BMW's is many of the other folks that ride them.

    As evidenced by this thread, there are a lot of very knowledgeable, sensible folks that own these bikes. ...
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