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    I think the answer depends on how the 3,000 miles...

    I think the answer depends on how the 3,000 miles were put on the bike. If it was short trips, you will have moisture in the oil because the oil did not get hot enough long enough to evaporate the...
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    A friend of mine had one done last year at a cost...

    A friend of mine had one done last year at a cost of $2,500. It was a several month process by the time it was complete.
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    I know it is just me because I think the 700...

    I know it is just me because I think the 700 would be more than adequate. My first several bikes were chain driven vertical twins. I wanted a BMW because it was shaft driven and unique with the...
  4. There is no underlying reason for my post. I'm...

    There is no underlying reason for my post. I'm just saying the Tennessee building codes in at least parts of the state are more lax than those in at least parts of Virginia. For example, in...
  5. Thread: Losing things

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    Since they have over 7,000 stores (some are...

    Since they have over 7,000 stores (some are listed in my original post), they are far more than a frame supplier. They have done a good job with my progressive lenses over the last several years. I...
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    If that happens, I think your motorcycle would be...

    If that happens, I think your motorcycle would be the least of your worries. Also, the comprehensive coverage on your insurance would cover the damage.
  7. Thread: Losing things

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    I have an optometrist examine my eyes and take my...

    I have an optometrist examine my eyes and take my prescription to the places with the specials. I have done this 4 times in the last 8 years and have had no problems at all. Many of them send them...
  8. Thread: Losing things

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    I worked in insurance claims before computers...

    I worked in insurance claims before computers when we used paper files. A customer called in one day with a question about his claim and I couldn't find his file. I apologized when I couldn't find...
  9. Northern Virginia is just under 400 miles from...

    Northern Virginia is just under 400 miles from Tennessee. Most just come a short way into Virginia. Country folks don't blend well in Nothern Virginia since it became an extension of Maryland and...
  10. Thread: Losing things

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    I should pay attention

    Four of us old codgers took our weekly ride today. We decided to go somewhere different and rode to the top of Roan Mountain in East Tennessee (still snow on the mountain) from Virginia. When we...
  11. I was told by a local contractor here in Virginia...

    I was told by a local contractor here in Virginia that Tennessee contractors and building tradesmen sometimes get frustrated and go home when they come to Virginia to work and are forced to follow...
  12. I've been using Office 2000 through XP, Vista and...

    I've been using Office 2000 through XP, Vista and now Windows 7. It works fine for me. I also have an 2002 version of Wordperfect Office that works fine. I'm not going to do anything fancy and I...
  13. Thread: Losing things

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    I was at my daughter's house 365 miles from home...

    I was at my daughter's house 365 miles from home several months ago and I felt a little dizzy on the steps. I became concerned until my wife noticed I had a lens missing from my glasses. I looked...
  14. What happened?

    When I started this thread, I never imagined it would veer in the direction it has. I live in VA, near the borders of TN, WV, TN, NC and KY. I ride in all of these states frequently, almost always...
  15. I don't think the ACA will have much of an...

    I don't think the ACA will have much of an impact. The risk takers who don't want to wear helmets feel invincible and will not have insurance and pay the minimal penalty or have Bronze with hugh...
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    Unfortunately, if people feel the board of...

    Unfortunately, if people feel the board of directors aren't doing a good job, they don't try to change them. They just don't renew their membership. The unhappy member becomes a former member.
  17. I worked in insurance claims for over 31 years...

    I worked in insurance claims for over 31 years and I never saw that in any policy. I dumb and stupid was excluded, the majority of claims would not be covered.
  18. Thread: Racing on TV

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    Does Direct have a search feature? My Dish has a...

    Does Direct have a search feature? My Dish has a search feature that finds the search words on every channel I have for 8 days. It works great when you don't know where something is being broadcast...
  19. Tennessee Bill to Repeal Motorcycle Helmet Law Fails

    The latest effort to get rid of Tennessee?s motorcycle helmet requirement has failed in a Senate committee.

    The Senate Finance Committee voted 6-5 against the measure sponsored by Republican Sen....
  20. Thread: Recall Letters

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    The manufacturers get their ownership information...

    The manufacturers get their ownership information from DMV records. I have gotten several recall letters on cars I bought used and the only way they could have tracked me down was through the DMV. ...
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    Maybe we could leave the offending post up and x...

    Maybe we could leave the offending post up and x out the offending portion in red. That would be the most transparent way we could do it and still leave the thread alive.
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    Jim, I think you might be right. I ride very few...

    Jim, I think you might be right. I ride very few roads that are straight or level. Speed is relative and averaging 40 MPH is more of a challenge on many of the roads I ride on than running 120 MPH...
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    I agree with you. I have seen several closed...

    I agree with you. I have seen several closed threads that I could not see the reason for it.

    Ultimately, the degree of censure and/or political correctness will be decided by the membership. ...
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    I changed

    I once like more horsepower but I have changed. Since I have gone on SS and Medicare, I have a new appreciation of what's around me. I used to speed down the roads in a rush to get to my...
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    Have you ridden a Burgman 650? They have an...

    Have you ridden a Burgman 650? They have an electronically controlled CVT transmission that works very well You can manually shift if you wish. However, the best part about them is they have a...
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