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    I've sold and bought on both Ebay and Craig's...

    I've sold and bought on both Ebay and Craig's list and all have worked out fine. Ebay has much more exposure but most buyers will need shipping... hard. On Ebay disclose everything as the buyer...
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    In NH we are not required to have insurance but...

    In NH we are not required to have insurance but my insurance co. "requires" me to have uninsured motorist coverage. I feel I am paying for mine and the other guys insurance. Live free has many...
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    Classic symptom of clutch slipping, sorry. It...

    Classic symptom of clutch slipping, sorry. It will get worse and may indicate a lubricant on the clutch plate, failed springs, or perhaps just a warn out disk. Save some $$, ride easy and you might...
  4. Thread: Brass Screw?

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    Gads that averages 5/week! I'd be dreaming about...

    Gads that averages 5/week! I'd be dreaming about broken rings, spun bearings, thrown rods, oval crank journals and thats not to mention the valves! I thought I'd done a lot as a m/c mechanic as a...
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    The 1500 idle is near what mine does. A reset of...

    The 1500 idle is near what mine does. A reset of the BMSC is probably a good idea. For my 2002 you turn on the key, open and close the throttle three times without starting the bike and it resets. ...
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    I live an hour from MAXBMW so I get parts there...

    I live an hour from MAXBMW so I get parts there as well as using the suppliers mentioned above. I want the dealer there when I need them but price is a consideration. They are VERY helpful and have...
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    Gee, all this has convinced me to go with a...

    Gee, all this has convinced me to go with a flooded acid battery like BMW put in my R1100R originally when I need one. What a pain in the a$$. I'd rather put in a new one every 5-6 years (my...
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    Throttle is wrong too-looks to be from a brit...

    Throttle is wrong too-looks to be from a brit bike (bonneville?) I would run not walk away. Bitsa bike.
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    I like the 2002-2006 (or so) F650GS. Easy to...

    I like the 2002-2006 (or so) F650GS. Easy to ride, very controllable and low center of gravity. The Dakar is taller. Avoid the 2001 perhaps, as they had run-ability issues, earlier 650's were...
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    Great choice and congratulations! Yesterday I...

    Great choice and congratulations! Yesterday I rode both my 1998 R1100R and my 2002 F650GS and I gotta say the thumper is a great all around bike. I am 65 and 5 ft 7 inches short and though both...
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    Getting rid of the R80 may be the hard part as...

    Getting rid of the R80 may be the hard part as they are great bikes. I did finally let my 1983RT go and ended up with a 1998 R1100R and a 2002 F650GS. As no bike does everything well I have a great...
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    Odd it didn't work for you. I have never owned a...

    Odd it didn't work for you. I have never owned a balancing set up but improvise whenever I need one. Two parallel metal plates about 1/8 inch thin (or less if I can find something) spaced to hold...
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    I bought the one from Hornig in bright aluminum...

    I bought the one from Hornig in bright aluminum and was happy.... until the day it fell off...... in my garage- lucky me! The tiny washers used by most of the manufacturers are pretty but deform and...
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    You didn't ask but I'd pull off the windscreen...

    You didn't ask but I'd pull off the windscreen and mirror to picture it in a for sale ad as they are wrong. Too bad about the color. If the slingers have been cleaned +++ and if the receipts show...
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    My local dealer MAXBMW shows it as (32737660229...

    My local dealer MAXBMW shows it as (32737660229 - ACCELERATOR BOWDEN CABLE 0.31 $56.00) in tax free NH and I would pick it up so no S&H. I know it is real $$ but this is a case where the dealer is...
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    Beemer Boneyard HERE...

    Beemer Boneyard HERE
  17. Thread: As ___ as ___

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    As cold as a Nun's Bum on Sunday Number than a...

    As cold as a Nun's Bum on Sunday

    Number than a hammered thumb? Faster'n Light'n (No "as" but belongs here.)

    As dead as a doornail

    As old as Methuselah

    As smooth as a baby's bottom
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    Great to hear the dealer's thoughts, it may not...

    Great to hear the dealer's thoughts, it may not be their fault in the end. Coincidences do happen but..... It is a shame to think the bike will be out of use for that long. So often we read that...
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    Oh yea they love motorcycles! Check this...

    Oh yea they love motorcycles! Check this out
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    You must live well. I on the other hand have an...

    You must live well. I on the other hand have an Orange CT90 which had all the wires chewed off inside the battery box last fall by some enterprising mice. I have moved it to the mouse-free attached...
  21. I don't mind spell check per se but now all the...

    I don't mind spell check per se but now all the apps suggest the word they think you want and sub it in automatically if you don't prevent such a thing by checking an x as you type. Being a...
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    Back to the origional question... The batteries...

    Back to the origional question...
    The batteries on these cars are in the trunk, are AGM, in an odd size, and are very spendy! They do last a long time but don't think your everyday Interstate...
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    You've moved on ..... but going to a higher...

    You've moved on ..... but going to a higher profile tire and lowering the air pressure in them does wonders for the Miata's ride- like Yokohama S.drive 195/55R15. Combine with a softer shock and...
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    We bought a '95 Merlot special edition 13 years...

    We bought a '95 Merlot special edition 13 years ago and plan to let the kids inherit it when we die. It had 80K miles and except for tires, fluids and a timing belt and water pump it's going strong....
  25. I agree

    I thought we all knew that! 1. any oil is better than no oil 2. use the manufacturer's recommendation 3. change it on a miles/time manufacturer schedule.
    Never bought synth for all the right...
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