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  1. Thanks for the additional comments. I neglected...

    Thanks for the additional comments. I neglected to mention that the driveshaft rear U-joint failed at 85,000 miles and a new shaft was installed. The final drive was carefully checked at that time,...
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    Ayres Tours

    A few years ago my wife and I did a three week Ayres tour of both the North and South Islands of New Zealand. We had booked first class reservations (using FF miles) nearly a year in advance, so we...
  3. I've had some tire whines over the years with...

    I've had some tire whines over the years with this bike too. But, this time the frequency of the sound does not vary appreciably with changes in speed and, unloading the gears by de-clutching the...
  4. 2005 R1200RT with 112K miles; Prominent Tranny Whine

    Over the weekend I put 850 miles on the old steed. As the ride progressed I became aware of a consistent loud whine which seemed to be coming from the tranny. Understand that I couldn't point to the...
  5. Thread: Fuel strip poll

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    Sticky: Poll: No problems on my 2005RT fuel strip. 110K miles....

    No problems on my 2005RT fuel strip. 110K miles. I've never run the tank dry and use ethanol free gas when possible.
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    North from the Spacecoast

    There's one more lighthouse along the East Coast of Florida and it's a beauty. The St. Johns river light started out in 1829 and was soon replaced due to erosion, then later replaced again in 1857 by...
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    North from the Spacecoast

    In 1954 this lighthouse replaced a Lightship that had been anchored 7 miles off shore since 1929. It lacks the beauty and style of many other Florida lighthouses. Its location on the Naval Station...
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    North from the Spacecoast

    I'm working with a new computer...Very confusing. First pic meets contest criteria. Second one shows the light's environment better.

    Amelia Island Lighthouse, 3/13/2013, by cherry, contest # 8...
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    North from the Spacecoast

    I've bypasses the Cape Canaveral Light because it may not be visible without access to the AF Station. So, the next one to the north is south of Dayton Beach on A1A. It's a fair trek down to it, but...
  10. Scotland

    You'll love the land and the people. I haven't been there for over 30 years, but did spend a lot of time there in the 70's. Getting from island to island can be difficult. There aren't many ferrys,...
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    That 276 is actually a 376 with XM, and I think...

    That 276 is actually a 376 with XM, and I think it's about the finest unit out there. In fact, I couldn't find one on EBAY so I bought 378 to replace the 376 which no longer has a functioning power...
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    Another Central West Coast (FL) Light

    Not your typical lighthouse structure, the Tierra Verde Lighthouse looks more like a house than a lighthouse. It is a private aid to navigation marking the headquarters to Tampa Bay Watch, a...
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    That's a good graphic Kaptain. I'm using ...

    That's a good graphic Kaptain. I'm using "Florida Lighthouses, Illustrated Map & guide" published by Bella Terra. It includes a lot of additional information; directions, history, and "True Tales of...
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    Kep 'em Coming

    Well done Kaptain...Yes, it meets the criteria. Gene has good pointers.

    Port Boca Grande Lighthouse, by cberry, 1/18/2013, contest # 5
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    This pic is a stretch since only a portion of the...
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    The pictures are merely an incentive to ride...

    The pictures are merely an incentive to ride Florida, and, as such, I guess one could say that the subject was BOTH the bike and the lighthouse. I love the one posted by Gene T of Jupiter Light, but...
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    Nice shots of those two lighthouses Gene. They...

    Nice shots of those two lighthouses Gene. They give me perspective on other positions for the photos to be taken from, just like Kaptain's does. If you still have your bike I hope you will retake...
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    Well Done Kaptain! Nice picture...of both you and...

    Well Done Kaptain! Nice picture...of both you and the lighthouse. For Gene T: They don't make it easy to post pictures, do they?:banghead
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    Keep it fun and find the light

    I like it! There are no winners in this contest, except those who participate; and no losers, except those who who don't. Its about touring the state and having a goal, or reason, for the ride.


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    This thread's mission is to encourage BMW riders...

    This thread's mission is to encourage BMW riders to tour the state in 2013 and picture their own bike with a lighthouse in the same picture. To compete, the picture should be captioned as suggested...
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    Great shot of the St. Marks Lighthouse

    mrtnfischer---Kevin McCarthy, in his book "Florida Lighthouses", says "The ride to St. Marks Lighthouse along a seven-mile, winding road through pristine swamp and wilderness is probably the most...
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    Here's another pic of Egmont Light. It's located...

    Here's another pic of Egmont Light. It's located on a key not far from the DeSoto State Park, south of St. Petersburg.

    Egmont Lighthouse, 1/18/13, by cberry, contest # 3A
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    January 17/18 Lighthouse hunt

    Here on the Space Coast the day dawned bright and beautiful, but the weather report for the West
    Coast was for a cold front to come through in the afternoon and for much colder temps on the 18th....
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    Space Coast BMW Club ride 1/12/13

    From I 95 and US 192 in Melbourne, FL, we rode to Marsh Landing in Fellsmere for breakfast before striking out for the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. A perfect day for a ride. The SPOT track is here...
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    New Year's Day Ride: Mt. Dora, Florida

    What a beautiful day...temps in the mid 70's, light winds and blue skies. Round trip from the SpaceCoast to Mt. Dora was about 200 miles. The objective: Mt. Dora Lighthouse, the only inland...
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    2013 Florida Lighthouse Tour Contest

    A friendly contest to encourage touring our great state. To run from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013.:yum


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    Travel by your personal BMW motorcycle to as many lighthouses as...
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