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    It's too bad what has transpired with the 2014...

    It's too bad what has transpired with the 2014 R1200RTW. It does illustrate that making a product more complex with the ESA suspension gizmo may not make for a better product. It violates the KISS...
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    I live in a small town. Most of the local riders...

    I live in a small town. Most of the local riders are not into touring on motorcycles. They do the weekend group rides. If I didn't ride solo, I wouldn't travel on the bike. My wife won't ride at...
  3. I didn't think that there were any sources of...

    I didn't think that there were any sources of ethanol-free gasoline in New York, but apparently there are some:

    http://pure-gas.org/

    That site has information, state-by-state, or a map showing...
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    Sounds like a useful system. They claim their...

    Sounds like a useful system. They claim their "Eyesight" system outperforms Ford's and another manufacturer's, without any data or basis for that claim. I have a problem with that. Don't make...
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    I'm concerned about that. The one commercial,...

    I'm concerned about that. The one commercial, for a Mercedes I believe, showed the car stopping for a pedestrian. I'm all for systems that good.

    Maybe they should electrify the driver's seat,...
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    I sprained my knee on a road trip several years...

    I sprained my knee on a road trip several years ago. It was painful riding home. Any length of time on the bike caused pain, and it was all I could do to get off the bike and walk off the pain. I...
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    Ford didn't get a bailout. I gave up on GM a...

    Ford didn't get a bailout.
    I gave up on GM a very long time ago. I gave up on Ford for a while, too. My wife's car is a 2010 Ford Focus, a decent car with no problems to date.

    Harry
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    You guys lucked out with the very best weather of...

    You guys lucked out with the very best weather of the season. "Northern" weather like that, with cool temps and low humidity, has become all too rare with global warming.

    Glad you had a good...
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    The map is from here: http://norse-corp.com/ ...

    The map is from here:

    http://norse-corp.com/

    I can see if fine on Internet Explorer 11.

    Harry
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    The way I figure it, it takes one to know one:...

    The way I figure it, it takes one to know one: most cyber criminals are based in Russia.

    Harry
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    Cyber Attacks Map

    Interesting map of hackers at work:

    http://map.ipviking.com/

    Got a good Internet Security app on your device?

    I'm using Kaspersky, with good results so far.

    Harry
  12. Thanks, Jon. Yesterday, for example, I got 57...

    Thanks, Jon. Yesterday, for example, I got 57 mpg in my Prius on a trip to Keuka Lake for a little fishing.

    Harry
  13. Oh, please! Not more of that "Dust to Dust"...

    Oh, please! Not more of that "Dust to Dust" nonsense. http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2007/08/27/201795/prius-easily-beats-hummer-in-life-cycle-energy-use-dust-to-dust-report-has-no-basis-in-fact/...
  14. Harley is behind in the sense that it does not...

    Harley is behind in the sense that it does not have an electric motorcycle under production, but the review in my link above suggested that the Livewire concept bike handled very well, better than...
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    The road up the mountain definitely needs some...

    The road up the mountain definitely needs some work.

    http://www.whiteface.com/activities/memorial-highway

    There is a small fee to use the road. You could check at the ski area, maybe they...
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    Last time I was in Old Forge several deer were...

    Last time I was in Old Forge several deer were strolling around in the middle of town.

    If you go to Lake Placid, it's a nice ride over towards Wilmington to get to Whiteface Mountain. You can...
  17. Something very different from Harley Davidson

    Interesting article:

    http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/06/19/harley-davidson-livewire-electric-motorcycle-first-ride-review-photos-video/

    Harley has been very low-key about their new water-cooled...
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    I rode to someone else's work Monday morning, to...

    I rode to someone else's work Monday morning, to the local dealer to have a new rear tire mounted on my bike. I don't ride to work because I am retired. I am working at home for SWMBO, my latest...
  19. I do own BMW apparel, not for the branding, but...

    I do own BMW apparel, not for the branding, but for the functionality. I don't need or even want the BMW roundel on my clothing. I don't want to look like a fan-boy. What I want is gear that works,...
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    That link got me nowhere. This one works...

    That link got me nowhere.

    This one works better: http://www.odysseybattery.com/battery_search.aspx

    Harry
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    I appreciate that our "tribe" of BMW riders...

    I appreciate that our "tribe" of BMW riders considers safety an important part of motorcycling, and accepts and promotes ATGATT, hi-viz gear, real helmets, preferably full-face white or hi-viz...
  22. My last big road trip on the bike was down South,...

    My last big road trip on the bike was down South, to Columbia, SC and over to the Dragon and then back to New York. At a gas station somewhere in SC, I saw a couple on "his and hers" Goldwings. The...
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    It doesn't help that the surface texture on my...

    It doesn't help that the surface texture on my '03 RT fork leg is not conducive to holding a sticker. My local bike shop wraps the sticker with clear packing tape to keep it stuck on.

    Harry
  24. I like Windows 8.1: finally using my widescreen...

    I like Windows 8.1: finally using my widescreen monitor, and no problems. I don't know what all the hate is about Windows 8.1. Even IE 11 works well, and I can log into this site just fine, much...
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    In bridge construction, we used a...

    In bridge construction, we used a Skidmore-Wilhelm to calibrate our big torque wrenches to check bridge bolts. Girder splices get their strength from the friction of the clamped steel plates, not...
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