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    It depends on your goals. Cruise control is...

    It depends on your goals. Cruise control is certainly nice, but a throttle lock can be a worthwhile proxy. Changing the windscreen for better wind protection is simple and many options available for...
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    Bike Week

    So, apparently there is a bike week scheduled for the Gettysburg area this year for those lamenting the missing MOA weekend this year. It runs July 10-13. Not exactly BMW focused and perhaps a bit...
  3. Thread: Demographics

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    NYC S1000RR owners tend to be young

    Here in NYC, every S1000RR rider I've come across was under 30. That numbers probably 50 or so from various rides I've gone on. However, not a single one was a member of the MOA.

    I probably...
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    Gettysburg Weekend Getaway 2014?

    This has run the past 2 years & I've attended each. Last year sold out quickly. I see the North Carolina weekend getaway, but this one hasn't been posted yet. Does anyone know if it is going to...
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    I have a GSA and an R, but haven't ridden the RT....

    I have a GSA and an R, but haven't ridden the RT. The GSA is uber comfortable for long rides and soaks up any road imperfections. The R is much more sporty and feels faster. At 6' 4", the R does...
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    The power tap is in the front under the...

    The power tap is in the front under the instrument cluster (look at it from underneath near the fork legs & you'll see it), tie wrapped there. With the TT adaptor you can have switched power via can...
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    I just ask for their address. When they ask why,...

    I just ask for their address. When they ask why, I tell them I need to know where to send the invoice for $16,000 (the fine allowed by violating Do Not Call list). They get off the phone really...
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    Hold the frame just below the seat with your...

    Hold the frame just below the seat with your right hand (about 8 inches further back than the center stand). With your left, hold the left handlebar grip. Lift the bike off the side stand. With...
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    2012 r1200gsa

    From my 2012 R1200GSA

    http://meersschaert.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/GS-Shots/i-bsX9mkx/0/L/CA05261216024250-L.jpg
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    One other benefit of the BMW bags is you can...

    One other benefit of the BMW bags is you can remove them from the bike without opening them. The touratech bags are "locked" from the inside of the bag. If you want to take the bags off, like into...
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    The cooling system itself probably would weigh...

    The cooling system itself probably would weigh 15-20 pounds per BMW standards. Don't forget the engine block itself is larger to accommodate the cooling pipes. Add in the weight of the coolant...
  12. I thought the ST & RT were both produced at the...

    I thought the ST & RT were both produced at the same time (2005+) & that all R1200 models were CANBUS (except for the R1200C, which was really based on the R1100). I thought it was only the older...
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    I bought a 2012 GSA for the some of the same...

    I bought a 2012 GSA for the some of the same reasons. But, the main reason was that if it's water cooled, there is little need for it to be a boxer. Much of the boxer design was about getting the...
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    It is a rate of the change in the number of...

    It is a rate of the change in the number of fatalities, not the fatality rate.

    If there were 681 fatalities and only 700 people riding that year, it would be a very high fatality rate of 97%. ...
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    I can only echo some of the earlier comments. ...

    I can only echo some of the earlier comments. Everyone of the organizers did a great job in making the getaway a good time.

    Sam took us for an extended battlefield tour & had to rush back to...
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    Definitely the most direct route, but it takes...

    Definitely the most direct route, but it takes you thru the NJ transits into NYC, which can be more painful & crowded. The bridge is better than the tunnels. The NJ crossings have lots of...
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    Avoid rush hour. BTW, in NYC rush 'hour' is...

    Avoid rush hour. BTW, in NYC rush 'hour' is 7-11AM and 4-8PM. 57th & 7th is a pretty easy shot off the west side highway. You are also down the block from BMW of Manhattan (57th & 11th).
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  18. Thread: Lighthouses

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    Montauk

    http://meersschaert.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Roadster-shots/i-zD4hwRc/0/L/IMG1245-L.jpg
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    I have seen Denali mounted on GS, but not on an...

    I have seen Denali mounted on GS, but not on an R. BTW, Motolights now has LED as well.
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    Clearwaters are great, but they don't support the...

    Clearwaters are great, but they don't support the R1200R. I have seen some people graft them on with custom brackets.

    Lots of people mount the Krista (big brother of Glenda) on the GSA. It...
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    Motolights

    For the R, a lot of people run the MotoLights. They complement the look of the R nicely & get a bit more light down on the ground. They have a few options in terms of throw & power.

    With the...
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    K1200RS is a big one

    I used to have a K1200RS. Smooth motor, had some nice getup & go on the highway, but it weighed so much that turns required planning well in advance. I believe the 07 K1200GT is a lighter & has an...
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    Didn't look all that weather resistant either,...

    Didn't look all that weather resistant either, but figured it would be worth a try.

    Added it to the top case of my 2012 R1200GSA. Felt more at home than on my 2007 R1200R...

    Now if I could...
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    Get a Mac

    Linux is great if you are techy. But, the UI is not exactly friendly. There are in fact many different "flavors" of Linux that each have different UI designs. You can't use many of the apps you...
  25. I have a 2007 R1200R & 2012 R1200GSA. I would...

    I have a 2007 R1200R & 2012 R1200GSA. I would agree that the differences are very subtle. Camhead has a better exhaust note & feels like a bit more mid-level power, but gearing and weight between...
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