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    Backroads magazine article

    The article on Back of the Dragon and some of the rides I mapped out starts on page 45. (click on the page to enlarge it)

    http://issuu.com/backroadsmagazine/docs/july2014web
  2. Thread: Big oil mess

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    I used to do it but I had a 1,000 gal. tank. ...

    I used to do it but I had a 1,000 gal. tank. That was before I put in a heat pump.
  3. Thread: 2015 Models

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    My car makes a loud whistling sound if I walk off...

    My car makes a loud whistling sound if I walk off with the engine running. It starts when the fob is 2' or more from the car but will quit if I keep walking. Its would be difficult to accidentally...
  4. Thread: 2015 Models

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    I've had an electronic key fob on my car for...

    I've had an electronic key fob on my car for nearly 3 years and it has worked great. I think it would be more helpful on a motorcycle that it would on a car. On a motorcycle, you wouldn't have to...
  5. My closest dealer sold 4. Three of the four sold...

    My closest dealer sold 4. Three of the four sold their bikes back to BMW and one took the $2,500 so he can buy more accessories. The one that kept their bike also has other bikes.
  6. I was at my closest BMW dealer yesterday and...

    I was at my closest BMW dealer yesterday and asked about the shock situation. I was told that BMW sent them a "dummy" shock to replace the original with so they could move the bikes around. They...
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    I've worn out several nearly new plugged tires ...

    I've worn out several nearly new plugged tires on both 2 and 4 wheeled vehicles without a problem. Has anyone else noticed that places that sell tires that fit your vehicle almost always recommend...
  8. Thread: Anonymous Book

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    I guess California lives in its own bubble but...

    I guess California lives in its own bubble but there are a lot of us that don't have caller ID. I guess that's part of the differences between city folks and country folks. City folks ignore almost...
  9. Thread: Anonymous Book

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    How do you know you have never been called out of...

    How do you know you have never been called out of the book? When a member is stranded hundreds or thousands of miles from home, he or she needs assistance now. If they leave a message, they don't...
  10. Thread: Retirement!!!

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    I've been retired 11+ years now that started when...

    I've been retired 11+ years now that started when I was 55. I haven't regretted it for a second. There are many more important things in the world than money. I wouldn't trade the time I have been...
  11. I did a n experiment a few years ago with a 2008...

    I did a n experiment a few years ago with a 2008 Impala I had at the time that got around 30 MPG on the interstate. My mother-in-law was in the hospital 90 interstate miles from my house and I had...
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    I post or see posts on Facebook that I can never...

    I post or see posts on Facebook that I can never find again. It sometimes pops up again for not explainable reason.
  13. I don't worry about whether it has corn squeezins...

    I don't worry about whether it has corn squeezins in it or not. I haven't had a problem with it. I do try to always buy from a station that pumps a lot of gas so the fuel is fresh. Never had a...
  14. Thread: At what point.

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    And the late model Goldwings handle very well. ...

    And the late model Goldwings handle very well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuHAeI29S04
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    I want this motorcycle!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pn_5dMHsCPE
  16. Thread: Anonymous Book

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    People don't leave a message because they need...

    People don't leave a message because they need help NOW and not sometime in the future. They may not be in a position that they can receive a call (spotty or no cell service and/or using a borrowed...
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    I have a friend with bad knees that almost gave...

    I have a friend with bad knees that almost gave up riding after his K75RT burned. I convinced him he should try a Maxi-Scooter before he gave up riding since he is just coming up on his 81st...
  18. It's not whether or not the insurance company...

    It's not whether or not the insurance company knows what their policy says, it what the individual that answers the question knows. If the agent or person in the Regional Claims office doesn't know...
  19. Thread: At what point.

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    I seem to recall that emissions was an excuse...

    I seem to recall that emissions was an excuse when they introduced the original K bike in the 80s. We were told that emission standards could not be met with air cooling because of the expansion and...
  20. It's not easy for an insurance company to deny a...

    It's not easy for an insurance company to deny a claim. I was in the insurance claims business for 31+ years and I don't ever recall being able to deny a claim based on the condition of a vehicle. ...
  21. Thread: At what point.

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    How is it not an excuse. The last BMW sold here...

    How is it not an excuse. The last BMW sold here with air cooling, carbs, etc. was 19 years ago. The V-Star 650 with air cooling, carbs, etc. is still being built in Japan as a 2014 model. There...
  22. I don't think it would be taxable income. I...

    I don't think it would be taxable income. I would think it would be considered to be damages. Payment for injuries or damages paid by an insurance company is not taxable income. I think this...
  23. Thread: At what point.

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    The old VW Beetle and the old BMW Airheads had a...

    The old VW Beetle and the old BMW Airheads had a lot in common regarding their reputation of reliability. The Beetle and Airheads were reliable when compared with their European competition of their...
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    I couldn't ride to work since I am retired. ...

    I couldn't ride to work since I am retired. However, I did ride to the Wellness center to exercise, rode to pick up breakfast and rode to the store.
  25. Back in my working days as an insurance adjuster...

    Back in my working days as an insurance adjuster (31+years), a replacement vehicle for an out of service insured vehicle was covered as a temporary substitute with the same coverage as the disabled...
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