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  1. Thread: Spring

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    Well, Walking Eagle, it's sort of like hitting...

    Well, Walking Eagle, it's sort of like hitting your head repeatedly: it feels really good when you stop.

    I do have children and a grandchild in MT and riding to see them and back is special. There...
  2. Thread: Spring

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    Now that sounds interesting. John

    Now that sounds interesting.

    John
  3. Thread: Spring

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    Spring

    Spring tripped north a little early this year. What a feeling to be able to negotiate a mud filled driveway in 50?? sunshine in March. I have never been able to ride in this month, here. It is a...
  4. AS noted above, it is your ABS completing it's...

    AS noted above, it is your ABS completing it's check and all is well and as it should be.

    John
  5. Thread: Favorite beemer

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    '04 R1150R. I like it's looks. I've owned 2...

    '04 R1150R.

    I like it's looks. I've owned 2 other Beemers (K1100RS and R1100RT) both were liked but not as much as the 1150. It is comfortable, easy to work on (very limited plastic) and...
  6. Thread: Vibration

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    I went out today and tried my best to replicate...

    I went out today and tried my best to replicate the vibration issue. I could not. Same conditions, same road and all went well. I think I will simply wait until it happens again to take it to a...
  7. Thread: Vibration

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    Vibration

    '04 R1150R w/19000mi.
    At about 70mph coming up a long, fairly steep grade; 6th gear; tach @ 3500; a sudden vibration.
    It felt like a front end shudder, but I'm not sure of that.
    I slowed and...
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    throttle friction

    Temp in mid 50's (F), light rain, grip heat on high, speed 40mph ??.

    When I released the throttle to brake, the grip did not return all the way to idle setting. It backed off to about 2000 rpm...
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    I have an Autoswitch relay system for my PIAA"s...

    I have an Autoswitch relay system for my PIAA"s and it too is activated by the turn signal cancel switch. And..... the turn signal lights stay on continually when the key is in the on position. I...
  10. One more. John

    One more.

    John
  11. Thread: Old Road Pilots

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    I'm a little embarrassed that I did not read the...

    I'm a little embarrassed that I did not read the "Dream Rangers" post before starting this thread.

    John
  12. Thread: Old Road Pilots

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    Old Road Pilots

    I will be 70 this summer and plan an out and back from Maine to Montana. I have been informed that this is foolish. Of course it is, but it would be stupid not to; and it will be done. But it puts...
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    Please don't do something like that again. I had...

    Please don't do something like that again. I had tears through the whole damn thing.

    John
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    RobG

    I'd suggest you take a look at an R1150R. Lighter than an 1100 and dual sparked. I find the R an extremely capable touring bike and much more fun to ride than an RT (I have both). The lack of...
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    It sounds like fun. You are smart to take...

    It sounds like fun. You are smart to take weather in the northern tier into account, It will be cold. A trip south would likely be more comfortable, therefore safe. Cold weather and long trips are...
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    I have a question

    I have heard much talk on forums about the effects of aggressive throttle and shifting practices on BMW engines. Phrases such as "they were built to run hard and need it" and "it was broken in...
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    3922's for both on a twin spark? John

    3922's for both on a twin spark?

    John
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    "Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware of giving...

    "Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware of giving your heart to a dog to tear"

    R. Kipling
  19. Shawn: I'm going to St. James, MN in early May...

    Shawn:
    I'm going to St. James, MN in early May to pick up an '04 R1150R. Here's how I plan the return:
    Get on US 8 northeast of the Cities and ride it to Norway, MI.
    Then US 2 to Blaney Park, MI...
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    If you ever hit Falmouth, Maine. Stop at Street...

    If you ever hit Falmouth, Maine. Stop at Street Cycles on Rt.1. The staff is excellent, but more to the point next door is a shop that sells their own handmade pastries. they are expensive and...
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    Today was a little different

    We've had 2 beautiful sun filled days in New England. Highs in the 70's.
    Yesterday, the first day I've really ridden this year, was golden. I was one with the bike. The turns were smooth,...
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    My sentiments favor Ted's response. Talk to the...

    My sentiments favor Ted's response. Talk to the owner of your dealership. Talk to him often and not just with complaints. If they do some things right, he needs to know that too.

    I live in...
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    I knew how excited you all would be. John

    I knew how excited you all would be.

    John
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    An old oil thread

    This thread appeared on a Ducati site in '06. It is a fascinating and long thread whose principal contributor is an engineer who expresses a great deal of information
    in a readable and...
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    Having lived in the northeast for almost 70 years...

    Having lived in the northeast for almost 70 years and Maine for the last 40, I've tried lots of remedies for depression that creeps in when I'm knee deep in January. Most have been mentioned and...
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