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    The problem these days is that trend continued...

    The problem these days is that trend continued and now we have so much mandatory training for everything from motorcycle safety to constant ethics refreshers (thanks for that one Petraeus). There is...
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    Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Beemophiles

    Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Beemophiles
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    Hitting the redline on the k1300s at least once...

    Hitting the redline on the k1300s at least once per day!
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    Unfortunately you are correct. Our society has...

    Unfortunately you are correct. Our society has become so hedonistic we usually fail to think about others unless it will directly affect us as well.
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    Ok, ok. It's actually pretty easy. You will need...

    Ok, ok. It's actually pretty easy. You will need a 2mm allen wrench, preferably a longer one so you can negotiate around the lever a bit easier. Then look under the lever about where the lever...
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    Well I just updated the post this morning. But...

    Well I just updated the post this morning. But the short of it is that I kinda figured it out with the help of the guys in Denver. There is an adjustment screw nobody in the universe knows about. ...
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    The latest and hopefully last!

    Sorry for the delay things have been pretty busy at work lately and I haven't had time to get on here much less ride.

    After my last frustration with the dealer I went to go pick up my bike and...
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    Oh great... I'm infamous already.

    Oh great... I'm infamous already.
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    Correct Sir. USAA now pushes all motorcycles...

    Correct Sir. USAA now pushes all motorcycles through Progressive.
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    Do your homework

    Ditto.

    Farmers wanted $2,800/year for my spotless record on my 2011 K1300S while Markel only asked about $550.

    Take your time shopping around and dont worry about the credit checks. ...
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    I am tracking you on the chemistry and math but I...

    I am tracking you on the chemistry and math but I can only relay my actual results. We also used to own a Scion XB for the business my wife and I owned and we saw a similar 4-6 MPG loss. Who knows...
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    If that were true I would lose about 1 mpg worst...

    If that were true I would lose about 1 mpg worst case in my FJ Cruiser vs regular ole gas when in fact I typically lose 4-5 mpg. I know this is a limited sample but I see it to some degree with every...
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    Thanks for the reference. I will hit him up...

    Thanks for the reference. I will hit him up shortly but not before i have had a sit down with the owner of the dealership. Very sorry to hear about your run in with the deer. I pray the two of you...
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    Again thank your for your kind offer. I have been...

    Again thank your for your kind offer. I have been in touch with one of the local club who relayed me to jay the club member and wrench extraordinaire who is going to help me out in future with the...
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    You dont really think I need one, do you? :evil

    You dont really think I need one, do you? :evil
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    Bingo! You Sir are correct. I ran my own...

    Bingo! You Sir are correct.

    I ran my own business for 10 years before joining the Mairne Corps and this is indeed the key to longevity. Its the little extra you give to make the customer say "ya...
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    I am A/D USMC and bought the bike back home from...

    I am A/D USMC and bought the bike back home from the dealer in Oregon on the move out here from Okinawa, Japan.

    That part of the equation should be moot anyway as I started frequenting the place...
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    Can I get a "Hallelujah" Brothers!

    Can I get a "Hallelujah" Brothers!
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    Thanks for all the support fellas. I am good on...

    Thanks for all the support fellas. I am good on the trailer. Problem is that the bike is in the middle of a warranty repair with some old and some new parts on it and not in running condition as...
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    My Phone conversation was with the service...

    My Phone conversation was with the service manager. Perhaps I should see if I can get a weekend job over there and straighten things out. That would be super cause then I could get good service and...
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    The Saga Continues

    So I just got off of the phone with the service department. First thing said was that I was on their mind and they were going to call me yesterday.

    BLUF: The bike is still not finished because...
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    You know that is an interesting thought. They...

    You know that is an interesting thought. They have just moved into a new shop in an expensive area, quadrupled the inventory, and had Ducati take away all their bikes recently. It is possible you...
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    Not everything has been wrong. I have had great...

    Not everything has been wrong. I have had great relations with most of the sales staff regardless of if I was buying something. The service section is killing me though and I have had enough BS. I...
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    Dont take me wrong I always do my research (thats...

    Dont take me wrong I always do my research (thats why I ended up with a BMW, and for a great price too). The rule is to trust but verify. For the record I have already spoken with the manager at...
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    Thanks guys. PiperJim keep your head down...

    Thanks guys.

    PiperJim keep your head down and look me up when you get back.
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