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  1. Thread: recumbency

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    Another bent rider, I have a Haluzak Horizon and...

    Another bent rider, I have a Haluzak Horizon and a RANS Screamer tandem. I started riding recumbents about 10 years ago to eliminate the sore neck I got from road or mountain bikes.

    The only...
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    The British seem to be facing the same problem. ...

    The British seem to be facing the same problem. They produced some very high quality reminders about the risks of riding like a maniac. These are from an advrider thread...
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    A contrarian voice

    I have always put my helmet on my mirror with no signs of any damage to the inside of the helmet and it has never fallen off or caused any other problem. I don't leave it there overnight, so maybe...
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    Another quote without knowing the source

    "A tourist has a destination, a traveler has a direction"
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    Sorry I don't know who I got this from

    When I hit the start button a veil of infinite patience and calm settles on my shoulders
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    Here is my kit, some of us took that Boy Scout...

    Here is my kit, some of us took that Boy Scout Motto to heart:
    http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c363/GSWayne/AllTools.jpg
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    That trick also allows you to use a larger...

    That trick also allows you to use a larger battery like the Odyssey PC625 on the R1200GS. It is actually cheaper than the smaller batteries with significantly more capacity. ...
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    Here is what I did. I used 1/32" SS welding rod...

    Here is what I did. I used 1/32" SS welding rod (but just because I have lots of it, you could use any small wire). The wires come out above the tail light and terminate in a loop to make it easier...
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    One more to consider are Micatech cases. Very...

    One more to consider are Micatech cases. Very well made, convenient to use (side loader but nothing every falls out), roomy enough for 2-up touring, and a clever mounting system.
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    I'm the one with the adjustable sidestand. If...

    I'm the one with the adjustable sidestand. If you just want to make it longer, this would be the hardest way to do it. It is handy when you want to park on sloped ground.

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    http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c363/GSWayne/Wan...

    http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c363/GSWayne/WandD.jpg
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    It took a little work for my passenger to get...

    It took a little work for my passenger to get comfortable. We got custom seats from Bill Mayer. A little extra foam at the front keeps her from sliding into me. We also made a custom pad for the...
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    I am not aware of any bearing upgrade for the...

    I am not aware of any bearing upgrade for the R1200 series bikes, I know there was one for the 1150 final drives with a different number of bearings. Do you know more about the upgrade that was...
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    The January issue of Rider magazine has a whole...

    The January issue of Rider magazine has a whole list of custom seat makers.

    Look for one that is a nice riding distance away and then you can really get it custom made for you. I did this with...
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    I had a Parabellum on my F650GS and it was...

    I had a Parabellum on my F650GS and it was mounted so close to me that I could not stand on the pegs without hitting it if the terrain was at all rough. I don't know if that is at all applicable to...
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    Another way to check on power capacity is with a...

    Another way to check on power capacity is with a voltmeter (perhaps built into your GPS if you have one). As long as the voltage is greater than 13 volts when everything is running, then your...
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    I have been happy with a Starcom unit. ...

    I have been happy with a Starcom unit. http://www.starcom1.com/
    I got mine from: http://www.casporttouring.com/store/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=STAR1

    There are two generations beyond...
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    I took my 05 GS BMW filter to a local auto parts...

    I took my 05 GS BMW filter to a local auto parts store and none of the tools would fit it. I tried the JB welded nut on the filter and it worked, but I was always nervous about how reliable it was. ...
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    According to the confirmation Max's sent me when...

    According to the confirmation Max's sent me when I ordered my oil, they had 3 quarts of 75W90 synthetic oil on 10/17/07. It has the ... 082 part number.
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    What I think the summary is: RepRom recommends...

    What I think the summary is:

    RepRom recommends Castrol SAF-XO for the final drive which nobody seems to have or know a BMW number for

    Hammersley fiche does not show a lubricant on their final...
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    I did order some of the 75W90 from Max's...

    I did order some of the 75W90 from Max's yesterday with the . . . 082 part number and they had it in stock.
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    The 75W90 synthetic seems hard to find from the...

    The 75W90 synthetic seems hard to find from the the Internet BMW dealers like Max's, Hammersley, A+S, Chicago and Sierra BMW. Anybody know of a source?
    The 75W140 seems more common.
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    The reason I was asking about 75W140 is because...

    The reason I was asking about 75W140 is because that is what Irv Seaver, the BMW dealer in Orange County sold me for the final drive and transmission a few months ago. So now I am wondering whether...
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    When they changed the recommended viscosity for...

    When they changed the recommended viscosity for the final drive did they also change the recommended viscosity of the transmission to 75W90 from 75W140?
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    I am another fan of the Micatech bags. I had...

    I am another fan of the Micatech bags. I had Jesse bags on my F650 and also have a BMW Vario topcase, and I prefer the Micatech to either the BMW or Jesse designs, though I have not looked at the...
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