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    Well there you go, no wonder my headlight hit's...

    Well there you go, no wonder my headlight hit's the treetops....... :rolleyes
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    clearly in denial, the correct answer to "How...

    clearly in denial, the correct answer to "How many BMW's do you need" is always.....

    "Just one more"......:gerg
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    After I dropped my K 1200GT and scratched the...

    After I dropped my K 1200GT and scratched the bags yesterday getting the bike off the centerstand, I'd say it was an accursed tool of the Devil himself and should be exorcised to the bottom of the...
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    I have an '07 GT and an '09 GS, I think between...

    I have an '07 GT and an '09 GS, I think between the two I have the entire riding spectrom covered. As just a rough sketch the GT is a better commuter and distance bike while the GS is the better back...
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    It's how I get around. My first choice is always...

    It's how I get around. My first choice is always to ride. I've been around bikes all my life and riding my own for 43 years. It's not something I even think about most times.:brow
  6. it's upper 50's and rain right now. The tight...

    it's upper 50's and rain right now. The tight spot will probably Medford and Grants Pass in Oregon, looking at the weather right now the I-5 corridor looks like mid upper 40's and rain all the way...
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    They claim to have checked for key-off draws, bad...

    They claim to have checked for key-off draws, bad grounds and connections and load tested the battery all without finding a fault. I pointed out the the bike gets treated the same as the last 2 dozen...
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    Well I charged it up when I got home, got the...

    Well I charged it up when I got home, got the bike started and got a good solid 14.4 charging rate. I rode it down to the BMW shop and had them check everything over as well, they also found nothing...
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    Dead Battery @#*&%!!!

    Went out to the garage today for a ride in to work and the battery on my new GS was too low to start the bike. I still had instrument lights and the info screen was on, just not enough to even click...
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    I've been bouncing between BMW, Harley-Davidson...

    I've been bouncing between BMW, Harley-Davidson and Triumph for the last 30 years...I guess I'm really screwed, I'm a poser whichever way I turn!!

    Showing up at the HD dealership in my Hi Grunge...
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    I HAVE owned a lot of different bikes, the most...

    I HAVE owned a lot of different bikes, the most un-reliable of the bunch were Honda's. In fact the only bikes out of the 2 dozen I've owned that left me on the side of the road were both Honda's. I...
  12. UUmmm... Can I just, like drive my Explorer? ...

    UUmmm... Can I just, like drive my Explorer? :whistle
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    Well on board Navy ships the Phalanx gun is...

    Well on board Navy ships the Phalanx gun is officially a CIWS or Close In Weapons System......... Maybe there was a fault in your defensive weapons control?? :dunno
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    When I've ordered custom seats in the past I...

    When I've ordered custom seats in the past I always specify leather, just seems more classy.....:dunno
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    In my experience the most reliable bikes I've...

    In my experience the most reliable bikes I've owned were new Triumphs and newer Harley-Davidson's. I've put a combined total of well over 100k on them with minimal issues.
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    I've never heard any complaints about the two...

    I've never heard any complaints about the two main local dealerships, Ride West in Seattle and South Sound in Tacoma. I've dealt with Ride West in particular off and on since it was Gregs Greenlake...
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    Well I'm guilty of riding SOTGATT when it's hot...

    Well I'm guilty of riding SOTGATT when it's hot out, always a helmet, boots and gloves, Almost always my jacket but I ride in Duluth Trading Company Firehose Dungaree's which are similar to Carhartts...
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    I guess I would be a General Transportation...

    I guess I would be a General Transportation rider. I try to use the bike year round for as much as possible including my 75 mile round trip commute, grocery runs and trips here and there. Often times...
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    True, Rotella, Delovac and the Motorcraft HD oils...

    True, Rotella, Delovac and the Motorcraft HD oils are formulated for diesels however look at the average service environment, specially for long haul diesels: high temperature Turbo charging, high...
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    I have used 15w40 Rotella in the past with my...

    I have used 15w40 Rotella in the past with my other bikes. Since this GS is new and under warranty I had Ride West, the selling dealership perform the 1st oil change. They used 10w40 BMW dino oil,...
  21. We've been lucky here. I bought my first BMW, an...

    We've been lucky here. I bought my first BMW, an '85 K 100 RS at Tacoma BMW, they moved and sold (I believe) to become South Sound BMW to become South Sound Motorcycles. In Seattle Gregs Greenlake...
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    Ditto, let it set thoroughly before you re fill...

    Ditto, let it set thoroughly before you re fill with anti freeze and oil and it'll work just fine.
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    I'm usually suspicious of these "friend told me"...

    I'm usually suspicious of these "friend told me" posts, I guess I have to wonder why the friend isn't the one doing the complaining. Be that as it may I plan on taking my GS in for the 600 mile...
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    In 1984 I was visiting in-laws in Blaine...

    In 1984 I was visiting in-laws in Blaine Washington on my Harley-Davidson, my wife and I went to town for some beers and ran into a couple of Canadian riders on K100's. They came out in Canada a year...
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    The '85 K100RS I bought new and the '79 R100RT I...

    The '85 K100RS I bought new and the '79 R100RT I inherited after my dad quit riding were both bullet proof, as was the R1150 RT I rode for a few years and also the 1200 Triumph Trophy I bought after...
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