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    Best bike to ride into the sunset?

    I will be 65 on my next birthday. Fortunately I'm in good health overall and plan to ride until I fall off more than I stay on. I have ridden an 02' GS for the last 10 years and really love the bike,...
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    Plan to rent a 1200LT so pretty much pavement...

    Plan to rent a 1200LT so pretty much pavement only. We love to ride so 400+ miles per day is not a problem. If you know of some fun places to stop, by all means we'd love to hear about them. (We've...
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    Ride advice Austin area

    My daughter is getting married at the end of October in Austin area. We thought about taking a couple of extra days off after the wedding to rent a bike and see some of Texas. I would appreciate some...
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    Leo Vince Mufflers??? for R1150GS

    I think I've patched and riveted my 8 year old 2 Brothers Racing slip on exhaust for the last time. Has anybody out there had experience with the Leo Vince Oval slip on exhausts from Italy? At...
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    Thanks to all

    Thanks to all for great suggestions.....I'll try them all. Hopefully tomorrow I figure it out. Bike was working fine one day and dead the next. I have a sneaking suspicion that somehow this may be...
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    Tomorrow the tank comes off and I'll check all...

    Tomorrow the tank comes off and I'll check all the battery connections as suggested. The thing that baffles me is everything was fine the day prior...bike started normally.
    I don't think it is a...
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    Battery was fine. No indication of problem there....

    Battery was fine. No indication of problem there. I guess a 9 month old battery could fail but charger indicated battery was charged fully. Prior to the problem bike was turning over normally when...
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    Battery is about 9 months old. After the episode...

    Battery is about 9 months old. After the episode I did put a battery tender on. Next day tender was reading green and I tried to start the bike again...nothing happening there.
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    Out went the lights!!

    The other day I went to start my '02 GS, put the key in the ignition, flipped the switch to the on position (all dash lights came on as usual) and pushed the starter button.
    The bike tried to turn...
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    Thanks to all.....a lot of great suggestions

    I appreciate all of your help and input. Looks like the weather is going to cooperate....cool but mostly sunny. Can't wait to get there as I haven't been back to Colorado since 1971. My wife lived...
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    Advice on short Colorado ride

    We are flying into Denver to attend a wedding in Telluride. I arranged to rent a 1200RT in Denver and have a couple of days before wedding on Saturday to wander around CO. I thought we'd overnight in...
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    GS.....great on the road too!!

    I ride a 2002 GS (much of the time 2 up) and 95% of the time on the road. Your bike looks like previous owner added some good stuff, Jesse's and great auxiliary lighting.
    I love the way my GS...
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    Thanks to all.....a lot of great suggestions

    I appreciate all your input...I am really looking forward to this trip!

    Jim N.
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    Other rides near Tail of the Dragon?

    My wife and are going to spend 10 days in the vicinity of the Tail of the Dragon beginning Sept 25th. Can anyone suggest any other "must ride" roads in the N. Georgia, east Tennessee and west N....
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    No perfect road bike....but the GS is great!

    I do most of my distance riding two up on an 02' GS. It is set up with Ohlins so it does roll down the road nicely fully loaded with gear. I have Jesse saddle bags which i like because their boxy...
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    Great suggestion

    The compressed air idea is a great idea...thanks alot.

    Jim N.
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    Thanks for replies

    I got a lot of great suggestions...I'll let you know how it goes.
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    WE - Thanks for your reply...and welcome....

    WE - Thanks for your reply...and welcome. Actually I'm not a total newbie. I just found signing up as a new member was easier than resurrecting old account.

    My grips look as you described. After...
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    Replacing cracked grips?

    The (factory) heated grips on my 2002 GS have begun to crack and split. How difficult is it to replace these. Are the heating elements an integral part of the grip or separate? I also have a...
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