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  1. Thread: Group rides

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    Slow Riders

    Gadgetech, I know just what you mean. I used to ride with a good friend, just the two bikes, but every time he had the lead we would wind up pulling the train on the two-lane, no passing country...
  2. Thread: Group rides

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    Alone is Best, but...

    I sometimes ride with anywhere from 1 to 4 of my old friends, generally to go for dinner and a total ride of 100 to 150 miles. But, just like flying as a wingman, it takes lots of attention away...
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    K1200lt

    Like Saddleman, I generally get 50 mpg on my 05 KLT, riding two up. Best was 52, worst 47. Generally count on stopping at around 270 miles, sometimes the light has just come on, sometimes no light.
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    More Expensive is not necessarily Better

    IRT Office Impersonator's comment - I have an old college buddy who is a very successful plastic surgeon in northern NJ. He deals a lot with what he calls the Wall Street Vanity Trade. He charges...
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    Slippery Manhole Installation

    I suggest you inform/complain to the NHTSA and MSF as well.
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    Damaged my R75/6

    At one time I stored my R75/6 for several months in a detached garage/poolhouse structure where I kept my pool chemicals (including chlorine in tightly closed plastic pails) and wound up with...
  7. Thread: Ergonomics

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    BMW Corporate Attitude

    A BMW corporate rep from the New York BMW USA HQ gave a presentation at the Morton's BMW dealership rally in Natural Bridge, VA in May. During the Q&A session, I asked him if he knew when the Black...
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    How 'bout Tire Treads?

    Fortunately I was in my cage, not on my bike, when an 18-wheeler in the lane to my right on the interstate blew a tire at 70+ mph and a large piece of the tire tread cracked my windscreen with a loud...
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    Scooters Yes

    Maybe we'll get more members who look like the models in the pics from the Milan show. Imagine the uptick in attendence at the rally!
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    Been There, Done That, Got the Memories

    I remember one night long ago, sleeping in a mummy bag in near-freezing drizzle. No tent - just a waterproof parka draped on bushes to keep out the rain. Call it traveling light. In the middle of...
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    Sleeper

    I recently took my 8yo granddaughter on a 70 mile ride, with a stop for lunch, and felt her head hit my back from time to time. I thought she was just looking around. She's one of the brightest,...
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    Best Helmet Ever

    My all time favorite helmet is my Romer Porsche Design, all black with a visor that retracts into the shell, just like a flight helmet. My wife bought it for me in the mid to late 70's. Alas,...
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