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    Not sure if you have any experience with a...

    Not sure if you have any experience with a Spyder, but they do get damaged all the time from hitting debris on the road, such as animal carcasses. That's why there are aftermarket "skid plates" to...
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    Where's the Like button when you really need it?

    Where's the Like button when you really need it?
  3. Agreed. :thumb

    Agreed. :thumb
  4. Lots of great pics - makes a great ride report....

    Lots of great pics - makes a great ride report. :thumb Thanks for sharing. I hope to cover some of those same roads in the next couple of years.
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    Hi mjstock, We used to live in Okemos. Great...

    Hi mjstock,

    We used to live in Okemos. Great area and good riding, although I did much more bicycling when we lived there. Welcome to the MOA. You might consider joining the Touring Club of...
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    Charlie, I had a version of the Kaoko on one...

    Charlie,

    I had a version of the Kaoko on one of my bikes and it scared me. It could be set too tight so that it was not easily overpowered. There is one I like, can't remember the name, but it...
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    Counter clockwise results in the view of the...

    Counter clockwise results in the view of the ocean being on your right and unobstructed by oncoming traffic. However, I recall plenty of places to pull over on the Cabot Trail to get pics and enjoy...
  8. I don't have a peg lowering kit, despite a 33...

    I don't have a peg lowering kit, despite a 33 1/2-34" inseam. Instead I use the Ilium highway pegs for long rides and find them a very comfortable alternative to keeping my feet on the factory pegs.
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    Baddeck is a nice town to stay in, with some good...

    Baddeck is a nice town to stay in, with some good restaurants, and it's close to the Cabot Trail.
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    Howard, sending my best wishes and thoughts to...

    Howard, sending my best wishes and thoughts to you and your wife. I'm happy to hear you'll still be here on the forum.
  11. Muddy, I'll offer my thoughts for what they're...

    Muddy,

    I'll offer my thoughts for what they're worth. I ride a K1600 and have found some of the same discomfort you mention. The bumps in the pavement, both on city streets and highways are...
  12. Thanks for a truly great ride report! Great...

    Thanks for a truly great ride report! Great pics. :thumb
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    The LCD screens are pretty sensitive to heat. My...

    The LCD screens are pretty sensitive to heat. My iPod shuts down on a sunny day sitting on the dash of the motorhome, even when the A/C is running. Also shuts down if it's in the window of the tank...
  14. Thread: 2up Riding

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    My wife is a great pillion - hardly know she's...

    My wife is a great pillion - hardly know she's back there unless we're talking on the intercom. I have to remember to be less aggressive in turns, less aggressive in traffic, and more conservative...
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    Congrats to you and your wife! If she is not...

    Congrats to you and your wife! If she is not part of the Spyder Lovers forum she should join. It's a great resource for owners of all models and years of the Spyder, and they have an impressive...
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    Next time you refuse to waive to a trike, think...

    Next time you refuse to waive to a trike, think about this guy and many like him, who have no choice but to ride one:


    WEST POINT ?Veteran Isaac Jensen gets around by wheelchair, hand-powered...
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    The Spyder takes some getting used to. Since it...

    The Spyder takes some getting used to. Since it does not lean, turns and curves are way different than a 2 wheeler. More like a snowmobile or ATV. You learn how to lean your body to stay on board....
  18. Thread: Patrick

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    Welcome, Patrick. If you want to meet some real...

    Welcome, Patrick. If you want to meet some real friendly folks stop by at one of the breakfasts of the Touring Club of Detroit: www.bmwtcd.org. There are lots of road rides and dirt rides on the...
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    I sure agree with this. We left one morning from...

    I sure agree with this. We left one morning from MN and didn't find a room until we got into a little town called Plentywood, MT. Most everything in ND was taken by oil workers, and the rooms they...
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    Paul, do you find Texas has other taxes to make...

    Paul, do you find Texas has other taxes to make up for the lack of income tax, such as high motor vehicle license fees, some types of personal property taxes, etc? Just curious at this point.
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    Come on over to the K1600 forum:...

    Come on over to the K1600 forum: www.k1600forum.com. You'll find many threads dealing with your questions, and better yet, you'll find detailed and well thought out answers.
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    At the Detroit IMS I asked the BMW rep about...

    At the Detroit IMS I asked the BMW rep about pulling a trailer and how it might affect the warranty. He said that if the dealer installed the hitch the warranty would not be affected. Don't know...
  23. I don't believe this is correct. As a matter of...

    I don't believe this is correct. As a matter of fact, you can set the GPS volume independently of the radio volume ... if you can find the proper menu item. But as previously said, it only works...
  24. Thread: Closed thread

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    So if they don't complain they approve? No, they...

    So if they don't complain they approve? No, they may not want to make waves, but it doesn't mean they approve. I finally quit a Rotary Club that insisted on invoking a particular name consistently...
  25. Yellowstone is a gigantic park with many...

    Yellowstone is a gigantic park with many different and interesting areas. I can see the value, especially if this is your first visit, to doing it by a tour.

    While I have no experience with...
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