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    Indeed, you cough up about a million dollars and...

    Indeed, you cough up about a million dollars and poof, BMW opens a new dealer. Man, I really feel for guys who invest the money and then find out its just plain hard to make money selling a bike...
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    I agree that this is all about technique. To...

    I agree that this is all about technique.


    To put the bike on the centerstand, have the jiffy stand down. Put your right foot on the center stand peg and lower it until it touches the ground. ...
  3. All Sport is good and so is Mathias. ...

    All Sport is good and so is Mathias. Independents are difficult because of the need for a BMW computer thingamajig. I have a GS 911 and do 99% of my own work.
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    I'm just gonna make a list: Accessory fusebox...

    I'm just gonna make a list:

    Accessory fusebox in the box for the toolkit, powering:

    A "wired topcase with three 12v outputs, this runs my autocom and bluetooth inputs and charges my blacberry...
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    Chop that pathetic stock horn out and install a...

    Chop that pathetic stock horn out and install a Stebel. It's the first thing I do with a new bike. My 08 GS has ESA and I really had to shoehorn the thing in but I've got a 140 decibel Stebel in. ...
  6. Thread: Buying a GS

    by MrGrocer
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    I ride the 08 GS. I had a Paris/Dakar, so I...

    I ride the 08 GS. I had a Paris/Dakar, so I already knew I didn't like the too big gastank. I can get about 220 miles out of a tank of gas. Get the ABS model. I love ABS.

    After making the...
  7. And thank goodness. I've ridden airheads since I...

    And thank goodness. I've ridden airheads since I was 18 and done my own work. I can now go out in the garage and service my bike in a couple of hours. I got a GS-911... zip off the rear wheel,...
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    Really, now... This is a BMW owner's group. ...

    Really, now...

    This is a BMW owner's group. Did you see the uproar about a pretty girl advertising helmets in the owners' news a few months ago.

    I'm a complete weirdo; I've been riding BMW...
  9. Thread: Clean GSers

    by MrGrocer
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    Does it matter? Most use their jeeps for...

    Does it matter? Most use their jeeps for carrying their stuff. I use my GS for carrying my stuff. I keep it spotless. I like it clean. I ride wherever I want. Its a 500 pound sport bike, its a...
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    I can't believe its gone already. It was so...

    I can't believe its gone already. It was so funny.
  11. Thread: Final Drive

    by MrGrocer
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    it's a motorcycle, things break. However, I...

    it's a motorcycle, things break. However, I think the number of FD failures vs. production figures are worth takin a chance. Ride it like you stole it; I have yet to be stranded by a Beemer.
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    #1 Now learn the real secret of BMW boxer...

    #1 Now learn the real secret of BMW boxer owners. Don't buy any cyclinder head protection until after you drop it the first time! Now you can go out and get nice cylinder head covers that will...
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    Well, I'm a lifelong OhioBiker and a...

    Well, I'm a lifelong OhioBiker and a midwesterner. I like to draw more attention to the spectacular Vistas on the plains rather than the flat as a pancake roads.

    Anyway, its very normal for me to...
  14. BMW motorcycle history is very clear on the fact...

    BMW motorcycle history is very clear on the fact that the lights almost went out in the 80's. Remember, back then the Japanese almost exterminated all motorcycle brands except Honda, Yamaha and...
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    As always, I'll recommend you try the GSA stock...

    As always, I'll recommend you try the GSA stock seat first. Its actually pretty nice. Russell saddles are super nice custom options and you can't go wrong there. I'm very fortunate, The Sargent...
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    Neither: Although all those are great, I have...

    Neither:

    Although all those are great, I have the Electrical Connections fuse and ground block in my tool kit space. 6 outlets, less than $75, all in for wiring and the whole gizmo.

    But the...
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    1982-1984 US Army 313th CEWI, 82nd Airborne...

    1982-1984 US Army 313th CEWI, 82nd Airborne Division.

    1984-1987 UA Army Ranger School (I was so good, I got to go twice, OK 1 1/2 times:) ) and back to the 313thCEWI.

    True story, I though...
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    I can tell ya, I learned the hard way, going in a...

    I can tell ya, I learned the hard way, going in a straight line down a superslab. A lot of people buy the new R1200GS for a lot of reasons. Right here's why I got my 08.
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    I love the smell of a new bike.... it smells...

    I love the smell of a new bike.... it smells like.... victory.

    Anyway, enjoy LeTigre.
  20. Thread: baffles

    by MrGrocer
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    I hate it when the "people" tell me. Note all...

    I hate it when the "people" tell me. Note all the BMW guys say keep them in. You'd need to ring-saw them out anyway. Loud suits save lives. Now I've got the spoke wheels on my bike so I can put...
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    I swear; I love riding the new GS so much that I...

    I swear; I love riding the new GS so much that I tool down the slab (and I hate riding on the slab) and all I can think of is the theme song from the Bannana Splits cartoon show form my childhood......
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    25+ years on the road and I still can't get it...

    25+ years on the road and I still can't get it right. I could tweak and tweak and tweak and never felt I was getting the most out of my suspension. Now, they had to replace the front shock on my...
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    Just for future reference its Cosmoline. Gun...

    Just for future reference its Cosmoline. Gun guys love the stuff. Anyway, what you're talking about is what I call the dead monkey smell. All new bikes have it, don't worry about it. Leaks are...
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    Mr. Efficiency has been my official biker name...

    Mr. Efficiency has been my official biker name for some time, granted to me by my friend Hank after he witnessed a long weekend of me riding, camping and having a place for everything and everything...
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    Let me be one of the calmer ones. I'm on my...

    Let me be one of the calmer ones. I'm on my second modern Beemer and I have yet to have anything fall off of it. I realize there are some poor souls who've had things go pear shaped and I do feel...
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