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  1. Thread: Interesting

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    Doesn't Wunderlich or someone make a $4,000 kit...

    Doesn't Wunderlich or someone make a $4,000 kit that makes an oilhead resemble an R90/S.
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    I suspect that more than that would need to be...

    I suspect that more than that would need to be changed.
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    If I remember correctly it was the AMA that...

    If I remember correctly it was the AMA that coined the term 1%er in the 1960's.

    I try to ride in such a way that I am able (most of the time) to distance myself from groups of riders (Cruisers &...
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    My I phone 5 has an app called Find Friends. You...

    My I phone 5 has an app called Find Friends. You connect up with a compatible phone & check their location at a glance represented on a map. Sometimes the app falls a little behind but is usually...
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    Sorry for my above comment being posted on it's...

    Sorry for my above comment being posted on it's own.

    Friends, security folks and many of the motorcycle publications can be used to collect good ideas for a strategy beyond just placing a lock on...
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    Never forget that locks are for keeping honest...

    Never forget that locks are for keeping honest people honest. Crooks...good luck.
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    On a slight tangent: The MAX BMW "new" R90/S is...

    On a slight tangent: The MAX BMW "new" R90/S is supposedly made from all new parts from the catalog. As far as I knew the right side lower fork tube (for the second front brake /6) was No Longer...
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    In my experience the standard (silver/gray) has...

    In my experience the standard (silver/gray) has worked well. When I do the refresh it appears that the compound Is dried Out & powdery instead of being nice & greasy. My stance is to change it every...
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    I think that it is important for the rider to...

    I think that it is important for the rider to keep several things in mind even when leaving a very long following distance. That driver that is entering your road from an intersection, ramp or...
  10. When parking I try to visualize where the bike...

    When parking I try to visualize where the bike would land should it fall. It's bad enough that your bike may be damaged, far worse in my mind would be to damage someone else's property. Since I...
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    Some months ago in the ON Matt Parkhouse...

    Some months ago in the ON Matt Parkhouse provided some useful information on this subject. The part that got my attention were photos of the valve adjuster showing few threads left for increasing...
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    In my life I can remember many more people...

    In my life I can remember many more people complaining about where they were, or worked (at the time) than those speaking positively in the same instance.

    It also seems that when most folks...
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    Rode to the rally in Salem, then through...

    Rode to the rally in Salem, then through California to Phoenix thru Houston & home via Jacksonville Florida.
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    The worst scenario that I have been involved with...

    The worst scenario that I have been involved with was going on a ride set up by an organization not really connected with motorcycling. I'm thinking a charity, poker/dice or toy run type of thing....
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    We have been presented with statistics that show...

    We have been presented with statistics that show various things (helmet color for one) having a bearing on our chances of being involved in an accident. I wonder what the statistics might be when...
  16. Thread: 42%

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    Interesting info. The use of a horn hereabouts...

    Interesting info. The use of a horn hereabouts seems to cause drivers to go into road rage mode quite often. Just another thing to consider I suppose.


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    "It is important for...
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    Sticky: Sorry to respond so late after the fact on the...

    Sorry to respond so late after the fact on the OP's thread, two points that I'd like to make:

    First: It is true that "warming up" an engine is for the most part unnecessary. However The machine...
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    I don't know which bike that you have so I will...

    I don't know which bike that you have so I will suggest that you check & clean the points where "ground/earth" are maintained (turn signal brackets in particular). Second as I recall the special turn...
  19. Thread: R75/6 Lift

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    FWIW, I can't imagine "working" on my R90...

    FWIW, I can't imagine "working" on my R90 balancing on a "jack" type lift. I'm sure that someone has completely rebuilt a bike on one of those and loved it, my knees ache at the thought. The basic...
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    From what you have discovered I suspect that your...

    From what you have discovered I suspect that your ignition switch may be on it's last legs. Next time it acts up try wiggling the key around & see if that helps.
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    I checked & the active ingredient in Caldesine Is...

    I checked & the active ingredient in Caldesine Is Zinc Oxide. I seem to recall that an ointment of this was used to fight teenage blemishes at one time. All things being equal I would prefer a spray...
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    With the battery good as you say, I would...

    With the battery good as you say, I would disconnect & thoroughly clean the battery terminals & ground then test. Next with the battery disconnected remove the fuel tank & starter cover, using your...
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    {Authorities expect to have a sobriety checkpoint...

    {Authorities expect to have a sobriety checkpoint established on U.S. Highway 129 on Saturday.}

    Seems to me that intoxicated drivers are not much of a problem on this road. I wonder if their...
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    It strikes me that all too many speed limits are...

    It strikes me that all too many speed limits are posted based on a (one size fits all) set of formulas. Every time I exit an expressway on an unfamiliar ramp I wonder what the "correct" speed is. I...
  25. So what is being said here is that the normal...

    So what is being said here is that the normal uncompressed suspension height is reduced (let's say by snipping off a coil or using a shorter or weaker spring) to gain footing for the too short rider?...
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