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    Ha! No excuses Jason, you guys are just wimps! Or...

    Ha! No excuses Jason, you guys are just wimps! Or spoiled?

    Anyway, thanks for coming to VA and spending your funds. either way - your funds become our funds.
    I'll reciprocate in PA, soon.
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    Hey Jason. Cancel those reservations! Come...

    Hey Jason.

    Cancel those reservations! Come join the Richmond BMW riders at The Sherando Lake Rally at nearby Sherando National Park. $ 40 per person - 2 nights camping meals included if you're one...
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    Well folks, the Tourance Next have been installed...

    Well folks, the Tourance Next have been installed and they are excellent as far as handling. I didn't think the F700GS could get better with a change of tires, but it did. With the Battle Wings there...
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    Just ordered Metzler "Next Tire" Tourance. ...

    Just ordered Metzler "Next Tire" Tourance.

    Thanks Guys.

    Mike
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    New Tires for F700GS

    Well I've had my F700GS for 9,300 pleasing miles and need to replace the tires. Bike came from factory with Bridgestone Battlewings. Am wondering if some alternate might be better. I believe the...
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    I love my F700GS, except for the chain. Probably...

    I love my F700GS, except for the chain. Probably just because I haven't worried about lubing chains for over 30 years.
    That being said, a certified BMW Tech and racer of chain as well as shaft drive...
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    I have a Russell Day Long on my F700GS. Pricey...

    I have a Russell Day Long on my F700GS. Pricey and worth every penny. Most satisfied.

    Mike
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    the brain trust works

    Well once again, this forum's brain trust has worked. Thanks to you folks with your answers.
    There was some weepage around the joint where the plastic reservoir joined the cylinder. so I have...
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    '82 R65LS Master Cylinder rebuild

    Is there a master cylinder rebuild kit available for a 1982 R65LS? This is the front master cylinder as the rear brakes are mechanical drum. The parts filch only list a complete unit at $195.00....
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    Hello 71243 this is Chilibowlfan. The backrest...

    Hello 71243 this is Chilibowlfan.

    The backrest was on a '95 K11LT. Also had bar backs to allow me to slightly sit back. The K11LT just got to heavy for me. Honestly I was dropping it in the garage...
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    I quit motorcycles several years ago due to...

    I quit motorcycles several years ago due to arthritis in my back. Long story, for another time, about how I came back. A "driver's Back Rest" cured about 85% of the pain. Now manageable.
    Just what...
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    Yogaville? Boy can I tell you stories about...

    Yogaville? Boy can I tell you stories about Yogaville.
    The time my mother saw the meditators and shouted " they look real don't they"
    The time my step father tried to tip one of the facilitators...
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    I'll be there. Anybody else?

    I'll be there. Anybody else?
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    Thank you for the info. Now why didn't I think of...

    Thank you for the info. Now why didn't I think of that?
    I'll confront my BMW dealer and ask why they couldn't give me that info. Actually they are good guys, seems just not up on things. You'd think...
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    I've recently purchased a F700GS (fantastic bike-...

    I've recently purchased a F700GS (fantastic bike- BTW). After reading all this about stator problems, I asked the dealer if the newer models perchance incorporated the updated flywheel/stator.

    His...
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    I've spent a good deal of time on the net...

    I've spent a good deal of time on the net researching chain maintenance procedures. Very confusing as there are literally hundreds of different opinions and no consensus. Both on methods and...
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    update on greaseninja

    Well folks, I got a greaseninja. It works as advertised. Gets a good spread of the chain lube on the chain without everything else getting overspray. Still a messy operation though. I still feel...
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    Thanks, friends for your replies. But, again 4...

    Thanks, friends for your replies. But, again 4 replies and no consensus.
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    greaseninja

    Has anyone had any experience with a greaseninja for lubing their chain?
    I haven't had a chain drive bike since 1981 and with the F700Gs I now do.
    There is so much confusion about lubing the chain:...
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    Thanks folks for taking the time to reply. ...

    Thanks folks for taking the time to reply.

    Kurt - $800 for the pair may not be worth the expenditure. I've already got >$10K tied up in a bike worth maybe $2,500.

    71243 - I've emailed EPCO,...
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    1982 R65LS Exhaust

    My R65LS has been redone and I believe it looks great, except for the mufflers. Currently, there are generic 40mm BMW replacement sleeved down which look OK from the side, but are spread way wide....
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    Thanks, Kurt. Great resource. I'll make note of...

    Thanks, Kurt. Great resource. I'll make note of it.

    Just shows, once again, what a wonderful resource this forum is.

    Mike
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    1982 r65ls

    Any body out there have a spec. sheet on a 1982 (or smiilar) R65LS they are willing to share with me?
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    No Sherando Lake Rally this year

    Due to problems reserving the site, The Richmond BMW Riders regretfully must cancel the Sherando Lake Rally this year. Stay tuned for up dates about next year.

    Mike Stevens, V.P.
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    Good info on the pods, Marvin. Mine are a bit...

    Good info on the pods, Marvin. Mine are a bit beat up(both sides), but , I'm planning on repainting them dayglo orange. Yeah it'll look like hell, however, it may help me be seen. So far I've got 2...
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