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    Merry Christmas

    No separate message or underlying motive for the thread.

    Just a wish for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. :dance
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    It's kind of amusing to see the comments about...

    It's kind of amusing to see the comments about "refrigerators" and other less than complimentary terms applied to bikes that have a decidedly good reliability record compared to current beemers. As...
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    Another virus hit here

    I get a repeat alert from AVG when opening any page on the forum. It is listed as

    "HTML/FRAMER"

    Showed up today.
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    Some of the engines have a certain "comfort...

    Some of the engines have a certain "comfort point" in oil level. They will blow off any amount over a particular point. If you keep refilling to the absolute full mark it will keep blowing it out....
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    Yep that was the first career and my radio call...

    Yep that was the first career and my radio call sign the day I was involved in a collision that forced me to retire. Rode Kaws on duty and for PD rodeo competition. My Comanche was blue and white but...
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    PPL and A&P. Had my own Piper Comanche 180 as...

    PPL and A&P. Had my own Piper Comanche 180 as well as part owner of 2 different C172's.
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    FWIW today I didn't get the warning like I did...

    FWIW today I didn't get the warning like I did yesterday. It looks like you got the bug. Thanks
  8. Thread: Veterans day

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    Navy dad, Stop for a moment here. There is no...

    Navy dad, Stop for a moment here. There is no reason for you to apologise for starting the thread nor for the sentiment you expressed. It was not and is not "controversial".

    I respect and accept...
  9. Thread: Veterans day

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    (Salute) to all my Brothers and Sisters in Arms.

    (Salute) to all my Brothers and Sisters in Arms.
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    Rod, lawnmowers don't deal with a spread of...

    Rod, lawnmowers don't deal with a spread of altitude that may run from sea level to 12,000 feet either. Adjusting the mixture allows for peak performance and to avoid fouling plugs. If the mixture...
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    Yup the recips are old designs even requiring...

    Yup the recips are old designs even requiring lead in the gas. Detergent aviation oils have been available for decades. That's why the recommendation to use straight mineral oil for break in. They...
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    A&P here with both aircraft and motorcycle...

    A&P here with both aircraft and motorcycle experience.

    There is a pretty significant difference in use for the average aircraft owner and motorcycle owner. The plane can and often does sit idle,...
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    Precision riding as taught in enforcement riding...

    Precision riding as taught in enforcement riding involves a lot of feathering the clutch. The clutch is not fully seated in tight maneuvering to allow better control over the bike. That translates to...
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    Your best bet is to get with a good real estate...

    Your best bet is to get with a good real estate office. The major chains are there in Tucson so you have several to choose from.

    I grew up there and prefer the NW area around the Cortaro - I-10...
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    Taking a vehicle without permission is not a test...

    Taking a vehicle without permission is not a test drive, it's theft. :dunno
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    The only caveat I have regarding the extended...

    The only caveat I have regarding the extended warranty was about the exclusions. I was looking for one with my 1150RT. I was most concerned with the electronics like the main computer and abs system....
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    The manual specs don't require synthetic. I have...

    The manual specs don't require synthetic. I have been using Castrol motorcycle oil. It should work on an air cooled aluminum engine even if it doesn't move across the ground.

    It gets changed once...
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    Generator, a Honda 2000. Rather small but fits...

    Generator, a Honda 2000. Rather small but fits our needs nicely. It has about 53 to 59 dB depending on load. Quiet enough to allow you to hold normal conversation at about 4 foot from it. Quieter...
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    You already have regulations regarding lights on...

    You already have regulations regarding lights on motorcycles. As earlier noted more than one state limits the number of lights on bikes as well as cars for that matter. You have other limitations on...
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    Please read the second setence of my original...

    Please read the second setence of my original post.
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    BBBBZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZTTTTTTTTTTTT! Please...

    BBBBZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZTTTTTTTTTTTT!
    Please note that I specifically did not mention using only water in the post you quoted. I specifically did not mention anything other than the cooling system...
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    What "rights" are at risk?

    What "rights" are at risk?
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    Keep in mind that the thermostat on your machine...

    Keep in mind that the thermostat on your machine is there to maintain a set temperature. If your machine is not overheating you have no problem. Now if your cooling system is compromised to the point...
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    I have spent far too much time around drunks,...

    I have spent far too much time around drunks, semi drunks and those who thought they could drive better hammered than sober. If I am driving, anything, I am not drinking.

    I have found that it is...
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    Both intake and exhaust valves? Likely culprit is...

    Both intake and exhaust valves? Likely culprit is lack of clearance on valve adjustment. They could easily have been too tight and as the engine heated up lost full seating on both valves. Carbon...
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