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    hijack speedo troubles

    my '92 R100GS speedo has the opposite problem. The odometer (both Trip and Total) work, but the speedometer is completely wacky, showing random speeds even up to pegging it out even during low speed...
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    I was born in a very small town in rural (is...

    I was born in a very small town in rural (is there any other place) Iowa. That place truly influenced me for the rest of (so far) my life in that the values of frugality, hard work, living within...
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    The Germans have always been very technologically...

    The Germans have always been very technologically advance.
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    My 1988 K100LT odometer was flakey, so before I...

    My 1988 K100LT odometer was flakey, so before I tried an IBA certified ride I installed a $30 bicycle computer as a more accurate odometer. This was a while back. I don't know if the IBA currently...
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    Gary Eagan SF to NY Ducati ST$ - 37 hrs!

    From Ducati:

    Cupertino, CA - Ducati North America announces the official donation to the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum of the “Iron Butt” ST4, ridden by Gary Eagan from 2000-2002 to several...
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    Iron Man Fred Ham

    How about this guy? (Pre Interstate system and an era of many unpaved roads)

    From AMA Hall of Fame website:

    "Fred "Iron Man" Ham was an early off-road racer, but became best known as a...
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    BBG Hell Week

    "Warchild" did a documented 7 straight Bun Burner Golds (1500 miles in less than 24 hours) to set a major endurance record on his CBR XX.
    From the CBRXX.com forum: (Posted 7/23/2007)

    "BBG Hell...
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    Something Italian?

    A Ducati Monster 696 is a reasonable choice. My son started out with the 600 Monster (before they had the 696) and it was a great starter bike. We went on several long trips together. He ended up...
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    I remember several years ago reading on the Iron...

    I remember several years ago reading on the Iron Butt Association website about a rider (can't recall his name) who went more than 1100 miles on his Goldwing without stopping for food, fuel (he had...
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    Yes, warped. That's what happens when posting...

    Yes, warped. That's what happens when posting BEFORE my morning coffee.

    BTW I have not repaired the clutch as it works OK except for the noise. I mainly hear it when I am stopped at a red light...
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    Sounds like it could be a wrapped clutch plate if...

    Sounds like it could be a wrapped clutch plate if the sound is present when the clutch is pulled and in gear. I had a similar noise in my R1100RT-P and that was the diagnosis.
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    Circlip Pliers

    At Harbor Freight $9.99 makes the job a cinch.
  13. Thread: Retirement!!!

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    Congrats

    I just turned 60 in November and had planned on retiring at 62 and had been working towards simplifying, getting debt free, etc for the past couple of years.

    Unexpectably I lost my job in...
  14. Thread: Hey GS Guys....

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    Acerbis fender installation

    Here is an account about installing an Acerbis high fender on an R100GS which proved very helpfull to me when I installed one on my 92 R100GS. I found the information extremely usefull.
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    Maybe you are gripping the controls too tightly....

    Maybe you are gripping the controls too tightly. Try to consciously relax your grip.
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    Whoa, Hoss. St. Louis is near the geographic...

    Whoa, Hoss. St. Louis is near the geographic center of the lower 48 and BMWMOA caters to a motorcycle culture that is not locally oriented, but has a long range, nation wide, long distance travel...
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    GS Speedo woes

    My '92 R100GS speedo is junk. I replaced the original when the threaded plastic part on the back where the cable screws on completely broke off. My new speedo lasted about 5,000 miles until the...
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    Great Report! Thanks for sharing and...

    Great Report! Thanks for sharing and congratulations!:clap
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    Ever since I was a young whippersnapper and was...

    Ever since I was a young whippersnapper and was into VW's I have always thought that the Germans got it right with the work clothing worn by the mechanics.

    I have some old VW repair manuals, and...
  20. Thread: Route 66 ideas

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    I am somewhat of a Route 66 buff, as I live near...

    I am somewhat of a Route 66 buff, as I live near 66 and my office is right on 66. I have travelled extensively on Route 66 both on my bike and in a car. There are so many different attractions to see...
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    Many years ago I had a 1967 VW "airhead". The...

    Many years ago I had a 1967 VW "airhead". The rear seal went out on it and I had to stop every 5 miles to add a quart of oil while limping it in to the repair shop.
  22. Natural State dissed

    I must question this supposed rating system since no Arkansas roads were included. Have the AMA "raters" never ridden the Pig Trail, the Talimena Skyway, or Highway 7 just to name a few? Their...
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    How very odd........

    How very odd........
  24. Thread: Smoke Chasing

    by gstom
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    The sites can be in any state. Are there no BBQ...

    The sites can be in any state. Are there no BBQ joints in California?

    I checked Google maps and found well over five BBQ restaurants near Seal Beach in California. A ride to Phoenix would get you...
  25. Thread: Smoke Chasing

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    The beauty of this Grand Tour is that you...

    The beauty of this Grand Tour is that you discover the places to go. The major requirement is that the "joint" you visit and photograph the sign is that it have Barbeque, BBQ, or some variant in the...
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