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    I have found that not all "tool makers" provide a...

    I have found that not all "tool makers" provide a nice snug fit with their producdt.......the T50 L wrench may be the problem.

    For lightness I was looking for an L shaped T50.........I have not...
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    This: ...

    This:

    https://www.rg-racing.com/browseBike/BMW/F800GT/2014/SC0002BK#
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    I have done my fair share of windscreen scrutiny!...

    I have done my fair share of windscreen scrutiny!

    It is hard to evaluate windscreens - the wind can change direction or speed from one day to the next, your route and speed can change........the...
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    I went to a friends house to celebrate their new...

    I went to a friends house to celebrate their new home and his finished garage shop. Several of us helped him move all his heavy tools (lathe, sandblast cabinet, air compressor, bike lift, tool...
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    I have a melted heel mark on my pipe just behind...

    I have a melted heel mark on my pipe just behind the heat shield......evidently a passenger found some way to get their boot against the pipe for an instant. It is definitely hot enough to damage...
  6. I bought my bike used with 8,000 miles on it, and...

    I bought my bike used with 8,000 miles on it, and the rear brake had a slight pulsing anytime I used the rear brake. The pulsing was not a "pedal pulse" - but you could feel the braking was harder...
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    It does appear to have bar risers, mirror...

    It does appear to have bar risers, mirror extenders.....and bags!
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    I originally had though the Service Reminder was...

    I originally had though the Service Reminder was going to be a constant irritant to me.........as it turns out they are pretty easy to ignore. (Even without using tape to cover the message).

    It...
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    I agree......the MRA or Puig deflector do work...

    I agree......the MRA or Puig deflector do work well, and make reduce the amount of wind and turbulence. For me they move the strong wind up a few inches and get it up away from my neck and chin and...
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    I got the front Road Attack 3 mounted on Friday...

    I got the front Road Attack 3 mounted on Friday and was able to get a couple hundred miles in over the weekend. Riding on brand new tires is always a joy....the bike feels brand new!
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    I have done several days of testing/trying/riding...

    I have done several days of testing/trying/riding at night in the cold....here is what I found out.

    The small Lasfit light works better than the stock light, and it is an easy fit inside the stock...
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    Why does your "GT" say "ST" on the side?

    Why does your "GT" say "ST" on the side?
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    The rear seat height does not change much between...

    The rear seat height does not change much between the low and standard seats - the rear of the seat has pretty thin padding and there is not much ability to lower it from the standard height.

    My...
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    We were on a group ride........and I started at...

    We were on a group ride........and I started at the back so I could video them riding.

    The guy in front has sold the Sportster and now has a Moto Guzzi - he no longer drags floorboards in the...
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    My tire wear is a result of my riding...

    My tire wear is a result of my riding style......I live in a hilly/curvy area and I don't slow down for corners - I ride my motorcycle for fun and not as a commuter bike.

    If I go riding with folks...
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    I run the factory 36 front and 42 rear. If I...

    I run the factory 36 front and 42 rear.

    If I ride like I have a bowl of goldfish on the seat.......I can keep the tread smooth and I would likely get good tire mileage.

    I don't speed down the...
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    ccramerusc: Excellent tire mileage results! ...

    ccramerusc:

    Excellent tire mileage results!

    One of the indicators of the road roughness and rider styles.....and tire mileage to be expected - is the smoothness of the tire wear surface.

    If...
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    Here is what my rear tire looks like with 9,000...

    Here is what my rear tire looks like with 9,000 miles. I ride a mix of curves and straight roads...the tire went through a road trip from KY to Alabama for the Barber Vintage Motorcycle Days,...
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    Unless you were speeding - then it might be...

    Unless you were speeding - then it might be better not to look at the Nav Base Camp.......or to show your wife how to access that information at any time!
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    NOTE: My dash warning light was coming ON/OFF...

    NOTE: My dash warning light was coming ON/OFF last night on the R1200RT just as we were getting into town while using the compact LED - I am not sure if the light was going ON/OFF as it was still...
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    Well this is a bit weird - so I will report on...

    Well this is a bit weird - so I will report on it.

    I wore out the OEM rear tire while on a trip - so I replaced it with a Michelin Road 5 while at the Tail of the Dragon.....I got 8,000 miles on...
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    I have been riding bicycles for about 60 years...

    I have been riding bicycles for about 60 years and motorcycles for 50 years -and in my prime I was a pretty successful competitor in Motocross and Hare Scrambles and was normally in the top 3 places...
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    I had high hopes of getting 12,000 miles from my...

    I had high hopes of getting 12,000 miles from my Road 5.......I wore it out at 9,000 miles. I ride a lot of curvy roads, I go to the mountains 2 or 3 times a year......and some of those trips are...
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    Al......you went to a chain! I hope you enjoy...

    Al......you went to a chain! I hope you enjoy your new bike and stay in touch to let us know how it compares to the BMW.

    After reading this thread - I loosened my belt tension a small amount last...
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    DCMIKE: Sorry for the slow response....I...

    DCMIKE:

    Sorry for the slow response....I didn't see your post until this morning.

    I made the open trailer using an axle and springs I got from an old worn out trailer. I made the trailer for...
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