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  1. Thread: 2015 Models

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    You are exactly right. You don't talk about how...

    You are exactly right. You don't talk about how much something has increased in price with out putting it in perspective. You judge price by how long you have to work to pay for it. If you had to...
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    Sad

    After days of intense speculation about Robin Williams?s private struggles in the wake of his suicide, his widow, Susan Schneider, on Thursday made a stunning revelation: the comic had recently been...
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    How is talking on a "hands-free" phone any...

    How is talking on a "hands-free" phone any different or more dangerous than talking to a passenger in the vehicle? I haven't heard of anyone trying to prevent talking while driving.
  4. Thread: 2015 Models

    by osbornk
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    I no longer have a BMW but I still hang around...

    I no longer have a BMW but I still hang around for several reasons. When I was younger, riding tall bikes with a short inseam was not a big problem. However, as I have aged, the difficulty of...
  5. Thread: Harley Recall

    by osbornk
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    GM recently recalled a bunch of new vehicles for...

    GM recently recalled a bunch of new vehicles for inaccurate fuel gauges. http://money.cnn.com/2014/05/03/autos/gm-suv-recall/index.html
  6. I worked in claims for one of the largest...

    I worked in claims for one of the largest insurance companies in the US for over 31 years. The Claims Service Representatives who took the accident reports were the newest and least experienced...
  7. Thread: Harley Recall

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    Whether my bike has a gas gauge or not, I always...

    Whether my bike has a gas gauge or not, I always reset the trip meter to zero when I fill up. I have had good fuel gauges and bad ones but the trip meter never lets me down.
  8. Thread: 2015 Models

    by osbornk
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    I would like to have another BMW but they stopped...

    I would like to have another BMW but they stopped making a bike for those of us with a short inseam. Therefore, if I bought a new motorcycle, it would have to be something else. I just saw an...
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    My wife has learned that I need a list if it is...

    My wife has learned that I need a list if it is over 2 items. If it is any more, I have to call her on my cell phone to find out what I forgot. I can remember how many items I went for but I can't...
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    I can remember it like it was yesterday but I...

    I can remember it like it was yesterday but I can't remember what I had for breakfast or where I put my keys.
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    Backroads magazine article

    The article on Back of the Dragon and some of the rides I mapped out starts on page 45. (click on the page to enlarge it)

    http://issuu.com/backroadsmagazine/docs/july2014web
  12. Thread: Big oil mess

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    I used to do it but I had a 1,000 gal. tank. ...

    I used to do it but I had a 1,000 gal. tank. That was before I put in a heat pump.
  13. Thread: 2015 Models

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    My car makes a loud whistling sound if I walk off...

    My car makes a loud whistling sound if I walk off with the engine running. It starts when the fob is 2' or more from the car but will quit if I keep walking. Its would be difficult to accidentally...
  14. Thread: 2015 Models

    by osbornk
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    I've had an electronic key fob on my car for...

    I've had an electronic key fob on my car for nearly 3 years and it has worked great. I think it would be more helpful on a motorcycle that it would on a car. On a motorcycle, you wouldn't have to...
  15. My closest dealer sold 4. Three of the four sold...

    My closest dealer sold 4. Three of the four sold their bikes back to BMW and one took the $2,500 so he can buy more accessories. The one that kept their bike also has other bikes.
  16. I was at my closest BMW dealer yesterday and...

    I was at my closest BMW dealer yesterday and asked about the shock situation. I was told that BMW sent them a "dummy" shock to replace the original with so they could move the bikes around. They...
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    I've worn out several nearly new plugged tires ...

    I've worn out several nearly new plugged tires on both 2 and 4 wheeled vehicles without a problem. Has anyone else noticed that places that sell tires that fit your vehicle almost always recommend...
  18. Thread: Anonymous Book

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    I guess California lives in its own bubble but...

    I guess California lives in its own bubble but there are a lot of us that don't have caller ID. I guess that's part of the differences between city folks and country folks. City folks ignore almost...
  19. Thread: Anonymous Book

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    How do you know you have never been called out of...

    How do you know you have never been called out of the book? When a member is stranded hundreds or thousands of miles from home, he or she needs assistance now. If they leave a message, they don't...
  20. Thread: Retirement!!!

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    I've been retired 11+ years now that started when...

    I've been retired 11+ years now that started when I was 55. I haven't regretted it for a second. There are many more important things in the world than money. I wouldn't trade the time I have been...
  21. I did a n experiment a few years ago with a 2008...

    I did a n experiment a few years ago with a 2008 Impala I had at the time that got around 30 MPG on the interstate. My mother-in-law was in the hospital 90 interstate miles from my house and I had...
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    I post or see posts on Facebook that I can never...

    I post or see posts on Facebook that I can never find again. It sometimes pops up again for not explainable reason.
  23. I don't worry about whether it has corn squeezins...

    I don't worry about whether it has corn squeezins in it or not. I haven't had a problem with it. I do try to always buy from a station that pumps a lot of gas so the fuel is fresh. Never had a...
  24. Thread: At what point.

    by osbornk
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    And the late model Goldwings handle very well. ...

    And the late model Goldwings handle very well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuHAeI29S04
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    I want this motorcycle!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pn_5dMHsCPE
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