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  1. Thread: Overheating

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    A guy on one of the F800 boards solved the...

    A guy on one of the F800 boards solved the "hard-to-see" problem on his overflow tank by putting a small LED light behind the tank. It makes the opaque part translucent and the fluid level is easy...
  2. Thread: Reckless cager

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    Amen. I pull over now for crazy people. I...

    Amen.

    I pull over now for crazy people. I assume everyone is capable of violence. Getting there 15 minutes later rarely affects my riding schedule.
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    Good point. I looked up the energy densities...

    Good point.

    I looked up the energy densities of gasoline (34 MJ/l) and E10 (33.18 MJ/l). These would mean that E10 has 97.5% of the energy density of gasoline. If the relationship between energy...
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    Thanks for the tip. I found one station locally...

    Thanks for the tip. I found one station locally selling non-ethanol, and I know our local marina sells non-ethanol as well.

    Choice of gas does not seem to affect the performance of my K12 in...
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    Just a tip. As far as BMWs go, I have owned,...

    Just a tip.

    As far as BMWs go, I have owned, over the last 26 years, six of them: an 86, a 99, two 05s, an 08, and a 10. I have had shaft drive, belt drive, and chain drive. I have had an...
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    Costa Rica.

    Costa Rica.
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    Some shops close Monday for a two day weekend in...

    Some shops close Monday for a two day weekend in the winter, but not in the summer.
  8. Rt 16 in Virginia/West Virginia. No traffic, no...

    Rt 16 in Virginia/West Virginia. No traffic, no cops, no hype, no tourist traps. Lots of mountain curves, but keep a sharp eye on the road surface.
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    I can't comment on the condition of your tires,...

    I can't comment on the condition of your tires, but I did CLASS a few years ago at VIR, and I was surprised at the recommended low tire pressures. In the high 20's, but it worked great. This is on a...
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    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-qIFJBMY4FDI/UBl...

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-qIFJBMY4FDI/UBlp1a-p5UI/AAAAAAAAEDU/Lz-y6WY0ut0/s800/930tail.jpg
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    '00 BMW M5 and '86 Porsche 930.

    '00 BMW M5 and '86 Porsche 930.
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    Are you watching the Olympics?

    What I find fascinating about the Olympics is that people will watch and appear to be interested in sports that they would never, ever, never watch in a non-Olympic setting. My daughters, who...
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    The only person that can answer that question...

    The only person that can answer that question with authority is your insurance agent.

    I am pleased to hear that your injuries were of the sort that heal quickly. Best of luck to you.
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    Having had an S1000RR, I would say that the...

    Having had an S1000RR, I would say that the logical evolution of ABS into ABS/Traction Control has my vote.
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    Bumpass, VA. Near Mortons BMW.
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    I took the MSF advanced class on a wooden-clutch...

    I took the MSF advanced class on a wooden-clutch Moto Morini 350 about 25 years ago. It was fun and all, but the whole weekend I kept thinking that I could be spending my time riding in the...
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    Back when I was racing cars, a co-worker once...

    Back when I was racing cars, a co-worker once asked me what my wife thought of my dangerous avocation. I off handedly said that if I had a hobby like collecting stamps, my wife probably wouldn't be...
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    Wallet. Registration and insurance card together...

    Wallet. Registration and insurance card together take up about as much room as a credit card.
  20. Thread: Grateful Thread

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    Anyone else see the Dead and Allman Brothers and...

    Anyone else see the Dead and Allman Brothers and Band at Watkins Glen in '73? I hitch hiked up from college in Virgina. Amazing, and the Allman Brothers played the whole Brothers and Sisters album...
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    The fork lift also works well on the family...

    The fork lift also works well on the family sedan, though there is some dispute about fundamental technique...

    ...
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    I capitulated on my R65. I took the tank to a...

    I capitulated on my R65. I took the tank to a radiator shop, had some thin spots near the petcocks welded, had the tank hot dipped, cleaned, and relined with some industrial strength gas tank liner....
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    MCN is helpful, and it's good to read before bed...

    MCN is helpful, and it's good to read before bed because it is boringly informative. For some reason last year MCN issues started arriving at my post office box, though I never subscribed. Maybe I...
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    Years ago an insurance executive was asked what...

    Years ago an insurance executive was asked what change in traffic laws would benefit his company the most. He did not say speeding or raising the minimum driving age or re-testing or drunk driving...
  25. Thread: Harley Davidson

    by 39520
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    Yes, the RR is a great example. I ordered one...

    Yes, the RR is a great example. I ordered one about 18 months before they were made, no price given. I assumed I was gonna pay about $20k, about average for an equivalent Ducati. Imagine my...
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