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    the U.S. EPA likes ICE over EVs

    According to the attached article, which was published in my newspaper yesterday, the U.S. EPA prefers internal combustion engine-powered vehicles and doesn't pay much attention to electric vehicles....
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    I wouldn't be too concerned about the rear brake...

    I wouldn't be too concerned about the rear brake overheating through use, unlike the front discs which will warp if stressed. But if they do that, you can replace them yourself. Aftermarket discs are...
  3. Getting an out-of-state bike registered in...

    Getting an out-of-state bike registered in California could be a bit of a hassle, too. So that is something to consider.
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    Welcome bikerbabe2356. I am sure you will enjoy...

    Welcome bikerbabe2356. I am sure you will enjoy riding your "R". When you have a chance please fill in your member profile to let us know where you live and also provide your first name or a...
  5. Here are some general comments: Right now, used...

    Here are some general comments: Right now, used bikes are hot sellers as new bikes are hard to come-by due to shipping, distribution and manufacturing problems caused by the pandemic, which is good...
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    I guess I should move this thread to the F800GS...

    I guess I should move this thread to the F800GS section.
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    BrianBowman, if you are going to continue to...

    BrianBowman, if you are going to continue to contribute to this forum, please compete your profile in the control panel. Let us know where you live, which motorcycle you ride and what kind of riding...
  8. Good luck, Lyle. Let us now how it turns out....

    Good luck, Lyle. Let us now how it turns out. Taking a few photos of anything interesting would be great, too.
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    When California bans gas-powered motorcycles and...

    When California bans gas-powered motorcycles and your electric motorcycle doesn't run, you can look forward to finding the problem here. [uhoh]
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    CA EPA hassles 2022 dirt bikes

    Here is a link to the somewhat long and involved story: https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/new-california-rules-put-ohv-riding-in-jeopardy
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    I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case.

    I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case.
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    common English phrases history

    Here is an interesting historical explanation of common English language phrases that a friend sent to me. I can't guarantee that they are correct, but they sound right to me:

    1 .. WHY?
    Do men's...
  13. My F650GS has always had a notchy gearbox, which...

    My F650GS has always had a notchy gearbox, which has never felt very smooth, no matter what oil I use. But it still works, which is a good thing, I believe. [;)]

    My recommendation is to adjust the...
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    Battery-powered heated gloves, of which there are...

    Battery-powered heated gloves, of which there are many on Amazon (as an example), also help with cold hands - at least for a couple of hours until the battery power runs out. For longer rides more...
  15. Thread: Itchy Boots

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    Here is a link to a long Itchy Boot's blog...

    Here is a link to a long Itchy Boot's blog regarding her visit to the diamond mine. It is really quite interesting, but will take about 10 or 15 minutes to read:
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    After having continual failures with the voltage...

    After having continual failures with the voltage regulator on his 1986 Honda VFR700FII, my son-in-law hooked up two VRs in parallel and that has apparently solved his need to purchase a new VR every...
  17. Thread: Oil change

    by Richard230
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    When I mention bolt sizes I think of the tool...

    When I mention bolt sizes I think of the tool needed to loosen the bolt. I rarely have any idea what the actual diameter, thread size, pitch, etc. is of a fastener. All I ever care about is the tool...
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    DAYI Motors E-Odin

    Here is a company that has announced a new electric-drive motorcycle that appears to have been designed to look a lot like an old BMW K-bike (and not a BMW boxer [;)] ). It has a decent size battery,...
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    Or do what I do. Never leave home without...

    Or do what I do. Never leave home without earplugs jammed into your ears. :rolleyes:
  20. Thread: Oil change

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    Welcome to the forum. I just checked my 2009...

    Welcome to the forum. I just checked my 2009 F650GS, which should have the same engine as yours. The oil drain plug is a standard 24mm hex bolt.
  21. Thread: Itchy Boots

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    I was very surprised that the diamond mine's...

    I was very surprised that the diamond mine's guards were apparently willing to kill trespassers and "rioters". I was wondering where the rioters come from and why they might be rioting. :confused:
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  22. Thread: Itchy Boots

    by Richard230
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    This latest Itchy Boots video is interesting. She...

    This latest Itchy Boots video is interesting. She visits a South African diamond mine, although most of her visit was with the security guards that protect the mine against poachers. I had no idea...
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    Welcome, DLL66. The F700GS is a really great...

    Welcome, DLL66. The F700GS is a really great motorcycle for touring the back roads, both paved and unpaved. I am sure you will enjoy riding it as well as visiting and contributing to this forum if...
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    Sticky: You had better post something that makes more...

    You had better post something that makes more sense, cashcraft. If you don't you will look like a bot and be banned from the forum.
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    You will probably need to purchase a size large...

    You will probably need to purchase a size large cover made for touring motorcycles. That should be plenty large enough to cover your entire bike, including your top box and saddlebags.
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