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    Sounds like a good reason

    Sounds like a good reason to keep your son off the bike! These young whippersnappers......

    BTW, have you checked your speedo with the GPS? Curious minds want to know.
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    List your location

    If we knew where you were located, someone will probably offer to take you out on a first motorcycle camping trip, just to help you up the learning curve. Camping on a bike offers a few challenges. ...
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    Cheap alternative

    I'm too cheap to pay $45 for a foot plate, so I carry a crushed soft drink can in my left jacket pocket. When I get to a parking spot that warrants a little extra surface area under the foot, I just...
  4. Thanks!

    Great ride report.....hope to make the Ozarks some day soon myself and now have some good ideas......especially of places to stop for pie and ice cream!!!

    Thanks!
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    Fuel history

    Bwanajames:

    Great thread! Sorry for your issues, but it's been a good education for the rest of us.

    Figuring out the source of the carbon buildup could be beneficial to the rest of us, too. ...
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    Perhaps we can just say we have different values...

    Perhaps we can just say we have different values and leave it at that. I'll do what I feel is right, others should do the same.
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    What can I say....I have compassion for a fellow...

    What can I say....I have compassion for a fellow human being. Don't know the man, never met him, never done business with him. My stock seat is fine for me. But, the subject of this thread has...
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    Nice pics.....and video too. Enjoyed the Big...

    Nice pics.....and video too. Enjoyed the Big Bend video as well, am hoping to visit there in October!!

    Keep 'em coming!!
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    Wonder if some folks in our group could help him...

    Wonder if some folks in our group could help him out?

    I know there are a lot of talented folks here in BMWMOA, many retired, too. Folks with lots of experience....maybe not experience in...
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    New Mexico

    Just my 2 cents worth......I'd suggest you consider areas north of I-40. Elevation of a location will make more of a difference than latitude. I live in southern Colorado, about 50 miles north of...
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    Forget it

    I'm a 29" inseam and can't flat-foot my bike, either, but, I've just gotten used to it. Don't let it beat you....you will adjust. Ride it, practice it, conquer it. You don't need no stinkin'...
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    Welcome Collierville

    Welcome. I used to live outside of Collierville, great place. Now in Colorado where the riding is much more scenic. But, our BBQ is nothing to compare to Showboat, Corky's, Neely's, Pig n'...
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    Measuring vibration??

    I see an interesting app in the Android app store (and assume the same is available for the iPhone) that measures vibration. I'm wondering if it would be a useful proxy for quantifying tire...
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    Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet

    Am sitting here in my hooch (living quarters, about 6 ft x 16 ft, self contained) in Afghanistan, thinking that I leave in a week to return home for Christmas. I've been deployed 4 of the last 6...
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    Welcome

    Welcome to the group!!!

    I live in southern Colorado and enjoy rides in the northern third of NM.....Chama, Taos, Questa, Raton, Mora, Tres Piedras, Cimarron, Santa Fe,....beautiful country!!!
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    Exhaust

    You're in the wrong forum......the Harley forum is over there>>>>

    LOL.....just kidding.....hope someone can help. I like the description I once heard, a "BMW sounds a lot like a kitchen...
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    Sticky: Kip's Grill & Cantina Pagosa Springs, CO

    Great cantina with fresh Mexican food! You'll find fish tacos, pork barbacoa, a good selection of cold beer and the regular items you'd expect. Nice hats and t-shirts, too! Casual dining, live...
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    Cast aluminum wheels?

    What are you using for cleaning your BMW cast aluminum wheels? Mine need some TLC.
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    Buzz

    Another source (don't ask how I know) is related to wheel damage. I'm guessing that in my case, the cast aluminum wheels are just a little more subject to damage when hitting potholes, railroad...
  20. What Andy says!! 1+ When I first went...

    What Andy says!! 1+

    When I first went shopping for a bike I stopped at the local Harley shop. At just shy of 5'6", I asked the salesman if there was any rule of thumb for sizing bikes based on...
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    Thanks Mr. Mod. The tone on this forum has...

    Thanks Mr. Mod. The tone on this forum has certainly changed recently, and not for the better, IMO.
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    Secure parking

    Our own Kevin Greenwald (retired LEO) did a great article about 3 years ago in the ON. I've followed his advice and never had a bit of trouble.

    Here's what I do at a motel:

    Situational...
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    Book recommendation

    Rderflin:

    And, don't forget to buy a copy of the following book:

    The Complete Guide to Motorcycling Colorado: The Definitive Reference for ALL the Best Roads, Rides, and Tips

    This was...
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    Congrats on the retirement.......ride hard!!!

    Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos.....all the scenery.....all the New Mexican cuisine!!!! If you're an NRA member, the Whittington Center southwest of...
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    Rockies 2013

    I'd avoid Durango just because of the summer tourist traffic! I always try to get through Durango as quick as possible. But, I live in a county with only 2 stop lights (a few hours east of Durango)....
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