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    Side cases for a R1150R?

    I've just acquired a very low mile 2004 R1150R. Coming from the GS branch of the family, there are multiple choice for side cases. In my search for cases for the "R", my search comes up empty for...
  2. Thread: Headlamps

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    Even with "premium" bulbs thay only last about a...

    Even with "premium" bulbs thay only last about a year in my F800GS. And my high beam reflector is burning off and redepositing the coating in the glass front.
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    My Lady Scarlet

    Terry, It was quite an honour in Sedelia to have a mini immersion by My Lord and My Lady; as well as the other fine Canadian instructors that were in our general camping area. It seems that I have...
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    Learning a second or third language?

    I've been considering learning a second language as it would be beneficial for my work travel. Since I'm working fulltime I have little time for formal classes. I see several computer based programs,...
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    Boy tough decision...

    As Paul said, the scooter? I keep looking at them and wonder how they would work as a "short range ride". I use to own a Dakar but sold it; yea I know kind of foolish. So I'm torn between a Sertao or...
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    His 2006 Subaru Tribeca (winters only) Her's...

    His 2006 Subaru Tribeca (winters only)
    Her's 2010 Subaru Forster
    Daughters: 2002 Honda CRV

    All good for slick snowey roads.
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    In

    Better odds than Powerball or Mega Millions. And heck, I'm attending the rally. two birds with one stone.
  8. Thread: Camping photos

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    Camping on a shakdown roadtrip

    Fort Robinson State Park, Nebraska.

    http://nyfty.smugmug.com/photos/i-XqwTSCx/0/XL/i-XqwTSCx-XL.jpg
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    I'm a hat kind of guy! I'm in.

    I'm a hat kind of guy! I'm in.
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    Sue: Sorry to hear of Brian's crash. My thoughts...

    Sue: Sorry to hear of Brian's crash. My thoughts and prayers on a speedy recovery. From a Knight on the Plains.
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    Roma, TX

    Just two blocks from the Rio Grande.
  12. Thread: What to take?

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    Going Digital

    If you have "f" mount lenses and want to keep the body small and light you might want to take a look at the Nikon D3100. It's much better than the older D3000, and you can use the same lenes.
  13. Thread: Off road tires

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    Off Pavement Tires

    I have a Dakar and have run a set of the MEFO's and TKC80's. I went back to the tires that came on it. Metzeler Sahara 3's. Not as "off road" as the others. But they do everything I want to do on a...
  14. Thread: Signs

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    Just outside of Balmorhea TX. When I passed by I...

    Just outside of Balmorhea TX. When I passed by I thought the sign represented a turkey. Then I stopped to take the picture and saw a large number of buzzards in the air. You make the decision.
  15. Thread: I hate lawns!

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    I hate lawns!

    I hate lawns. I don't care what type of lawn, Bluegrass, Fescue, Zoysia, St. Augustine, or Bermuda. All of them take too much time, water, care. First they grow too much or they stop growing, or...
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    Packing a Nikon D90...

    I've just started carrying a Nikon D90 with a 18-200mm lens. I carry it with a neoprene case around the camera and lens. In the tank bag of my R1150GS or my F600 Dakar. Since both tanks slope to the...
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    Schools out for ever!

    Just off I-10 Kent Texas.
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    Welcome aboard Bob!

    It's great to have another BMW rider in NE. I live in Lincoln also, and have an '01 R1150GS that's set up for LD riding and a '03 F650 Dakar for general all surface work. When it warms up there is a...
  19. Thread: wyoming roads

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    US 14 vs US 14A

    I've ridden 14A in both directions over the years. And I've ridden US 14. It's 14A hands down. More scenic, more curves, more elevation change. From east to west the road falls something like 3,500+...
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    F650 vs KLR

    I have a '01 R1150GS that's set up for LD riding. Ya know 10.5 gal tank and more lights! I't's great for long range high speed travel. I also had a '01 KLR that I used for commuting to work and short...
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    I know that Avatar!

    Henzilla, Isn't that Willie Wirehand?
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    My two favorite aircraft

    They are the KC-135R and the RF-4C. When I was a young man the RF-4C's would fly over our farm as it was the most direct route from the O'Neill MOA to the base in Lincoln, NE. The KC-135R's are our...
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    My walk from the cage into the office last week!

    This was last week, and the forecasters say 8"-10" more.
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    New name

    How about "Cam Head".
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    Stainless Steel Brake Lines?

    My '01 GS with 50K miles has sprung a leak in one of the front brake lines. (The single line that comes back to the front from under the tank.) Instead or replacing just the one I want to replace...
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