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  1. Thread: SCAM Alert

    by Daboo
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    FWIW, cowboy77 hasn't been online for two weeks. ...

    FWIW, cowboy77 hasn't been online for two weeks. Some people don't sign in when they visit the forum, and just browse through reading what they wish. So not hearing from him could be very easily...
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    I think you'll find the GT's specs to be pretty...

    I think you'll find the GT's specs to be pretty impressive. Or at least I do. Compare them with bigger bikes like the R1200RT. You'll find the brakes and tires are the same size, I think.

    I...
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    You'll find you use the front brake almost...

    You'll find you use the front brake almost exclusively on the F800GT. The weight bias is toward the front and most of the effective braking happens there, not the rear. In fact, the rear will turn...
  4. I wonder what those things are sticking out on...

    I wonder what those things are sticking out on the sides. Do they have a purpose?

    By the way, you can change the playback speed by clicking on the gear or settings icon. It helps alleviate the...
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    It would be perfect for a BDR. Chris

    It would be perfect for a BDR.

    Chris
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    That's a cool bike! Chris

    That's a cool bike!

    Chris
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    Thanks for sharing that video. It brought up...

    Thanks for sharing that video. It brought up great memories. I went over Beartooth Pass a few years ago and it was cold and extremely windy. The combination made it bitterly cold...in June. But I...
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    The pictures summed it up for me. Like...this is...

    The pictures summed it up for me. Like...this is the way I'll be riding the bike, drifting through the corners...probably with a helicopter overhead and cars with blue lights in pursuit.
    ...
  9. Thread: About myself

    by Daboo
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    You are much too nice, Richard. ;) I would've...

    You are much too nice, Richard. ;) I would've banned him as a spammer. :D The IP address seems to come from India, not New York.

    We'll see how he replies to your questions. If he has a...
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    My first motorcycle was some kind of Suzuki 90cc...

    My first motorcycle was some kind of Suzuki 90cc bike back in 1980. The headlight was about as effective as holding a flashlight in your teeth. The brakes needed the additional help of dragging...
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    Interesting. Thanks. I'm one of those people...

    Interesting. Thanks. I'm one of those people who tries to look ahead for things that I might need in the future.

    I like my current helmet and have no immediate plans to replace it, but I've...
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    I've spent time on mission trips in Tanzania,...

    I've spent time on mission trips in Tanzania, Kenya, Taiwan, Japan and Thailand. Even a 400cc bike is not in its environment. Most are scooters around 125-175ccs. Thousands and thousands of them....
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    It depends on what you want to do with your spare...

    It depends on what you want to do with your spare time. The clue for me to stay away was, "Doesn't even try". How much in time and money will I have to spend getting it to running condition. And...
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    Like you, in retirement, my time is limited. I...

    Like you, in retirement, my time is limited. I do chuckle though in thinking of my history with computers. Back in the days of the Tandy 1000, a friend tried to get me to buy a computer. No way. ...
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    So much for your answer, depends on the weather. ...

    So much for your answer, depends on the weather. So it is not an easy answer. I think I've ridden in temps from 16F to 116F for extended periods of time. So obviously, one solution doesn't fit all...
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    I got out of church today, and the rain hadn't...

    I got out of church today, and the rain hadn't started yet. In fact, it looked pretty good, even if it was cloudy. I checked my weather app, and it looked like I'd get caught in it at some point if...
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    Welcome from Puget Sound! That is a beautiful...

    Welcome from Puget Sound! That is a beautiful ST! I love the colour.

    Chris
  18. Welcome from Puget Sound! Where do you live? ...

    Welcome from Puget Sound! Where do you live? There's a place in your profile where you can add your location. We have people from Australia, Croatia, California...and even the UK. So the location...
  19. Thread: Rear Hub Failure

    by Daboo
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    Speedy23, welcome to the forum. Please go here...

    Speedy23, welcome to the forum. Please go here and introduce yourself. https://f800riders.org/forum/forumdisplay.php/92-New-F800-(and-F650GS-Twin!)-Owner-Introductions

    And since this is an...
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    You did a nice job on your bike! It's very...

    You did a nice job on your bike! It's very tastefully done, and has a lot of meaning for you.

    Chris
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    I only have the ESA options. Most of the time, I...

    I only have the ESA options. Most of the time, I leave mine in Comfort mode.

    At first, I thought there was no difference. Over the miles and smiles, I've come to realize there is a difference. ...
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    Exactly. Though I doubt I'd look nearly as good...

    Exactly. Though I doubt I'd look nearly as good wearing one. :D Those eyes are incredible.

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    I used to think a helmet like that was only used for trail riding. But I'm...
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    I should probably clarify things. As I get to...

    I should probably clarify things. As I get to looking at reviews online, they call it a "visor", a "beak" and a "peak". It's this thingie: :)

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    Anthony did a good job in his review, but...
  24. Thread: SCAM Alert

    by Daboo
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    Not sure how much cowboy77 has to do with this,...

    Not sure how much cowboy77 has to do with this, other than passing on info of something that might be useful to someone else. I'm inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt.

    Zelle has a way to...
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    Do any of these dual-sport helmets allow the...

    Do any of these dual-sport helmets allow the visor to be moved up and down? Or I should ask, is that what that visor is for...to block the sun? Or is there another purpose that I'm missing...
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