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    I watched the riding video on this site and the...

    I watched the riding video on this site and the exhaust was a little louder than I expected. I couldn't tell if the bike in the video had the Akrapovič muffler.
  2. I have the BMW bags for my '06 RT. They work...

    I have the BMW bags for my '06 RT. They work perfectly on the bike and have other uses. I take one of them when I travel overnight in my car. The stuff I need for overnight in a motel fits in the bag...
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    Texting rider

    http://www.cacography.us/BMW/photo490.jpg

    This is a photo of the week from the Naval Safety Center. Photo taken by a passenger in a passing auto.
  4. Thread: AAA Towing

    by Charlie_K
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    My BMWMOA and AAA are both up for renewal this...

    My BMWMOA and AAA are both up for renewal this month. I was trying to decide if I wanted to keep the BMWMOA PLATINUM CYCLE CLUB MOTORCYCLE ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE or upgrade my AAA to RV PLUS. The cost...
  5. Albany has come up with a bizarre solution...

    Albany has come up with a bizarre solution to the parking tag problem. Motorcyclists should buy a tag holder from the Parking Authority for the discount price of $20!
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    I keep reasonably accurate records of all my...

    I keep reasonably accurate records of all my expenses in Quicken. I just did a report on my '06 R1200RT purchased from MAX BMW for $19,357.19 on 5/5/2006. The bike has about 39,500 miles on it. Total...
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    Sylvania Silver Star H7 two pack $28.95 with free...

    Sylvania Silver Star H7 two pack $28.95 with free shipping at Amazon.com. Silver Star Ultras seem to last longer, they're $35.99 for two.
  8. New parking system designers forgot about motorcycles

    Read how Albany NY didn't think about motorcycle parking. At least when they were questioned about it they solicited input from motorcyclists. Here's a link to the Albany Parking Authority. If you...
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    No tickets were issued at the scene but the...

    No tickets were issued at the scene but the investigation is continuing. Here's a more detailed article.
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    I went through the Dunlop tire check on my '06 RT...

    I went through the Dunlop tire check on my '06 RT at Americade this week. They weighed the bike and checked the pressures. With me on board, a half tank of fuel, and empty bags there was 360 lbs. on...
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    Double fatal at Americade

    Two motorcyclists killed by improperly secured truck load.
    It isn't always the automobile driver that gets you. This accident happened yesterday at Americade. I read elsewhere that the truck was...
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    I had an ABS modulator failure on my '06 RT in...

    I had an ABS modulator failure on my '06 RT in 2008. The symptoms were the brake failure warning plus the speedometer and cruise control stopped working. The brakes were functional but with a...
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    BMW Performance Insurance

    I was browsing the BMW web site yesterday when I saw a link for BMW Performance Insurance; an offering from BMW and Liberty Mutual. It says they offer a discount to BMW riders and has a phone number...
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    On my '94 RT the momentary switch to flash the...

    On my '94 RT the momentary switch to flash the high beam headlight was labeled in German. I've forgotten the German word but the English translation was "light horn." I guessed it was in German since...
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    Last ride of the year?

    I took what will probably be my last ride of 2008 today. There's snow forecast for tonight and once they start salting the roads my RT is in the garage until a good rain washes it away.
    This was my...
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    Not that. This....

    Not that. This.
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    CAN BUS compatible LED brake light

    I rode up to MAX BMW in Troy this morning to look at the CAN BUS compatible LED brake light. They didn't have it in stock but I got some information. You need to buy the light unit and a harness. The...
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    This was in the newsletter I got from MAX BMW...

    This was in the newsletter I got from MAX BMW a couple of days ago. I can't find it in their online catalog but I'm going to take a ride up there tomorrow to look at it. If I like it and the price is...
  19. Thread: Got stung

    by Charlie_K
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    I believe the rule of thumb for employees is...

    I believe the rule of thumb for employees is their salary is about half their cost. The other half is the employer's Social Security, Worker's Comp, Medical plan and other contributions that benefit...
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    My MCN was here when I got home from work so the...

    My MCN was here when I got home from work so the first thing I did was read the article. There's a technical discussion of possible causes and ways to check your bike for failure symptoms.
    The part...
  21. I'll take a look, I've got Cycle World right...

    I'll take a look, I've got Cycle World right here.

    It's an old Norton racer; an OK looking bike from a marque known for their monumental unreliability. There's a prewar BMW on page 74. Beauty is...
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    I too got great treatment from Lone Star BMW when...

    I too got great treatment from Lone Star BMW when I had problems while I was far from home. I'm glad to have another opportunity to mention it. Read about it here.
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    Vans winning van vs motorcycle contest

    I did a Google search on Motorcycle, Van Collide; Two Injured to see if I could get more information on this. I found about a half dozen verbatim repeats of this story plus another half dozen recent...
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    Taunting the rain gods

    I'd rather ride on a sunny 70-degree day but I can handle the rain if I have to. I taunted the rain gods yesterday. The forecast was 20% chance of thunderstorms but I still rode my freshly washed...
  25. I use a credit card that gives me 3% cash back...

    I use a credit card that gives me 3% cash back for all my gas purchases.
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