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    The Fifties: Quite the Decade

    I was but 7 years old when this decade came to a close, but I remember most of what is featured in this presentation.

    http://safeshare.tv/w/FEDEwZHZXu


    PS: No hidden political agenda here -...
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    Amen to that. I will miss his work. :violin

    Amen to that.

    I will miss his work. :violin
  3. If I recall, parts and labor came to around $400.

    If I recall, parts and labor came to around $400.
  4. YUP - did the same modification to my '05...

    YUP - did the same modification to my '05 R1200RT.

    Never 'cooked' the oil since. Worth every penny. :thumb
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    Tread carefully Dennis - you're tilting at a...

    Tread carefully Dennis - you're tilting at a pretty big windmill here.

    The MOA is a unique and overall friendly organization - you can easily get that 'warm and fuzzy' feeling by attending our...
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    1) Carry a tire plugging kit and know how to use...

    1) Carry a tire plugging kit and know how to use it (i.e. have practiced it in your garage on an old tire - in the dark!):

    (multiple worm-style plugs/rubber or vulcanizing cement/super-sharp...
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    [QUOTE=Tewster2;946586] Interesting post,...

    [QUOTE=Tewster2;946586]


    Interesting post, Dude! :rocker
  8. Try to avoid it, but never more than 10%. ...

    Try to avoid it, but never more than 10%. :violin

    FYI, you will also never get a consensus on this. Nice try.
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    Does it work at all, even for a few moments? I...

    Does it work at all, even for a few moments? I had trouble with mine (particularly with a passenger on-board) and the mechanic discovered that the switch near the brake pedal was set too...
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    Tony - All good points. I too was shocked...

    Tony -


    All good points. I too was shocked at the price difference of comparable components (albeit a failure rate so much higher with BMW), not to mention Honda has a North American dealer...
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    FYI, I ride 15,000+ miles a year, do my own oil...

    FYI, I ride 15,000+ miles a year, do my own oil changes, get about 10k out of a pair of tires, and had several sets provided to me at zero cost for product reviews.

    Final drive failure, ESA...
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    I presume being a 2013, you are well past...

    I presume being a 2013, you are well past 'break-in miles.'

    That presumed, the 'middle' of the sight glass is not where your oil should be - 3/4 is better, and will result in less 'false...
  13. I was at the 'Product Announcement' at Harley's...

    I was at the 'Product Announcement' at Harley's Milwaukee Museum yesterday, since I had to drive the Road America 2014 Corvette Pace Car down there for the NASCAR Gardner-Denver 200 press conference....
  14. Actually John, for several years now, wearing...

    Actually John, for several years now, wearing hearing protection has been taught in the MSF Basic Rider Course (under "Preparing to Ride").

    All of your advice 'spot on.' :thumb
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    Bought an R1200RT brand new - in seven years,...

    Bought an R1200RT brand new - in seven years, averaged $1,000 per year in maintenance and repairs.

    Obviously, I reached the point where that was unacceptable, no matter how much Kool-Aid I downed....
  16. What he said. SENA - +1 ! :thumb

    What he said.

    SENA - +1 ! :thumb
  17. As a motorcycle instructor at a race track...

    As a motorcycle instructor at a race track (Elkhart Lake's ROAD AMERICA), I routinely get a variety of bike makes and styles to use in classes. Spent last summer frequently using Honda CBR250's for...
  18. Statistically, the preeminent authority bikes in...

    Statistically, the preeminent authority bikes in the US are Harley-Davidsons (either Road Kings or Ultra Classics).

    Incidentally, the fastest time on the Tail of the Dragon (just under 11 minutes)...
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    RAM mount on its own replacement cover for the...

    RAM mount on its own replacement cover for the clutch fluid.

    Then a Garmin Zumo mounted to that, hard-wired into your bike.

    Done.
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    Sargent - :thumb

    Sargent - :thumb
  21. +1 ! :thumb

    +1 ! :thumb
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    The R1200 series (RT's, GS's, etc.) from 2005 to...

    The R1200 series (RT's, GS's, etc.) from 2005 to present, and possibly the K1600 series as well, unless BMW engineers corrected the problem (need time to tell).

    Enjoy your 1150!
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    First of all, congrats for having a SO who wants...

    First of all, congrats for having a SO who wants to be actively involved in your passion to ride - not something universally shared by all of us.

    I suggest you encourage her to simply push back...
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    Cherry.

    Cherry.
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    :drink

    :drink
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