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    Windshield and tank bag et al.

    Congratulations Bob.

    I am very happy with the Wolfman, Mt Rainier tank bag purchased from the Rider Wearhouse/Aeorstich and I went with the tall windshield screen (I am short) from National Cycle....
  2. As Motorcycle Rides Go $100,943.00 is Quite a Bit.

    Finished the fund raising ride this last Saturday. Was just informed that our on-line, off-line and matching contributions are at $100,943.00 to help in the Eradication of Polio. I covered 13,170...
  3. Coast to Coast The Hard Way to Eradicate Polio - A BMW Fund Raising Ride

    I am a member of Rotary and our organization has been working worldwide to eliminate Polio since 1985. It is now down to three countries and once it is eliminated they can redeploy those health...
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    What my shop used was a rotary pump where the...

    What my shop used was a rotary pump where the hose is inserted and they crank the pump.

    I would think that trying a hose like this would have the same effect:
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  5. The wave.

    I wave to everybody.

    I think it is special when you get a return wave from someone in a boat or train.


    Wayne Koppa
    Grayling MI

    71,449 Life
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    There was a CRF 450 Rally bike shown in Cycle...

    There was a CRF 450 Rally bike shown in Cycle World a year back or so and it had the sexiest twin tail fuel cell on it.

    Wayne Koppa
    71,449 Life
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    The way to Green Bay

    What did this have to do with the best way to Green Bay?

    Wayne Koppa
    71,449 Life
  8. Thread: Losing things

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    Lost and Found

    Steve if you have kids in the neighborhood have them over, wave a $20.00 bill around and announce whoever finds the glasses - gets the $20.00.

    Just Saying.

    Wayne Koppa
    Grayling, MI
    71,449 Life
  9. Thread: 2014 g650 gs

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    Have not -but the shop did.

    My people at BMW of GR had a look at it in the fall and did not remark about any sensor problems. I will check with them. Not getting much riding in now in this neck of the woods. Thanks for the...
  10. Thread: 2014 g650 gs

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    Getting 75 mpg - good for you. I have put 8,804...

    Getting 75 mpg - good for you. I have put 8,804 miles on my 2013 and the mpg is 57.72 for every drop put into it. May go up as I get some miles on it but that compares well to the 57.3 mpg that...
  11. Thread: 2014 g650 gs

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    Motorcycle Shows and the G650GS

    I had the chance to go to the new Orlando International Show in October and wish the manufacturers would have been there. The absence of cruiser/chopper vendors offering similar wares that I am not...
  12. Thread: 2014 g650 gs

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    2014 bmw g650gs

    I think I seen the same show bike you did.

    Did not see any 2014 G650GS's at BMW of Grand Rapids, MI today but did see a 2013 model that was marked down.

    I do not think there is any difference...
  13. Instrument cluster

    If you end up having to change it out you may want to shop the usual suspects for a used unit. I found the Motorworks site interesting. They were covered a few issues ago in Owners News.
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  14. Thread: Lifetime member

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    Lifetime Membership

    I am with Paul and Bud on never having to remember to re-up and showing support for the organization.

    Not only do you as a member not have to spend the time and effort to renew each year the...
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    Dave I believe the problem with many of the...

    Dave I believe the problem with many of the synthetic oils is that they are not compatible with a wet clutch.

    As I recall the synthetic oils that have a JASO MA-2 rating are compatible.

    My...
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    Team Strange

    Ask them a new question.

    They are very friendly.

    Wayne Koppa
    Grayling, MI
    #71449 Life
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    All things Strange in Minnesota

    If you go to this site and ask the question you should get good information - and more.

    http://www.network54.com/Forum/154362/

    Wayne Koppa
    Grayling, MI
    #71449 Life
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    Still No Action On Those Thumpers

    Thanks for the ping John.

    We just got things cleaned up (mainly) from the Canoe Marathon and Bicycle Tour so I was able to take a trip.

    Friday night just got back from Hyder. Made it there and...
  19. Thread: Tobermory

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    Tobermory

    Biggest problem with the Tobermory loop is having to leave.

    Great roads.

    Wander around on the Bruce peninsula before going North.

    Eat lunch at the hotel in Goderich. Order a pint of...
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    Spray on pickup truck liner

    Scraped up a side bag a few years back and someone on the forum suggested spraying them with black truck bed liner. Comes in a can and is inexpensive. Thought about wrapping stickers around the...
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    Ktm 85 sx

    "I had a similar issue with my KTM 85SX which is a two stroke "

    Kent

    Don't you need a larger dirt bike?

    Wayne Koppa
    Grayling, MI

    #71449 Life
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    2013 G650 No Drama GS

    Bought a new 650 this Spring. A white one because my buddy said yellow bikes were unlucky. Trying to put some miles on it. A little over 2K so far. Plowed up and down the road and have done some...
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    Other uses for helmets.

    I found it interesting that someone mentioned in the aftermath of the Oklahoma tornado's that if you have a helmet of any kind you put it on for added protection during a tornado attack.

    Wayne...
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    Someone who will act as an advocate.

    "The discussion is about having someone who will act as an advocate without getting involved in the various standard every day threads."

    Do you see this advocate responsibility to be performed in...
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    Deer Vehicle Accidents

    Oh boy - here I go.

    If deer fit nicely into a category of speeding, texting or drinking drivers then someone would pay attention to the problem. Unfortunately there are typically 62,000 reported...
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