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    Brake Free Helmet brakelight

    Here is a review of an interesting safety device that seems useful: My daughter bought a Brake Free helmet light for my birthday at the recent Northern California Motorcycle Show during a visit to...
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    Perhaps the fuel level sensor is defective....

    Perhaps the fuel level sensor is defective. :confused: I believe I read that BMW has been recalling some of those devices and installing a new version for free. You might want to check with your...
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    Nice find! [:)]

    Nice find! [:)]
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    In California, all of our fuel comes from the...

    In California, all of our fuel comes from the same few refineries. It is all mix and match. I have been told (by someone who has seen it happen) that all they do is to dump in a bottle of fuel...
  5. Thread: Rear Light

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    Good luck getting BMW to offer a "goodwill" fix...

    Good luck getting BMW to offer a "goodwill" fix to your problem. The chances of that happening will have a lot to do with your dealer. If you are a good customer they might go to bat for you, if they...
  6. In big cities many residents live in apartments...

    In big cities many residents live in apartments with no access to ground level power outlets and hauling a 50 pound battery up several floors to your rental unit might not be too popular. It is only...
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    Welcome, Bbogus. I am sure you will enjoy riding...

    Welcome, Bbogus. I am sure you will enjoy riding your F800Gs, as well as visiting this forum.
  8. Those are all good points, David. But I think the...

    Those are all good points, David. But I think the system could work in a densely populated city for use in commuter scooters. I see plenty of rental gas-powered scooters (Scoots?) running around San...
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    Well, you could always try a "Snuff or Not". They...

    Well, you could always try a "Snuff or Not". They were a metal washer that was on a pivot, placed at the end of the exhaust pipe, with a knob at the end. The rider could turn the washer to be...
  10. Could they be trolling for investors and...

    Could they be trolling for investors and pre-orders to cover their startup and manufacturing costs?
  11. Origem electric motorcycle battery swap idea

    This looks like an interesting concept for swapping electric motorcycle batteries by a company in Brazil. They appear to have their battery swap station located in front of an existing gas station,...
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    That has certainly been my experience with fuel...

    That has certainly been my experience with fuel injected engines, but not with carbureted ones.
  13. Sticky: The first thing I would do is to carefully bleed...

    The first thing I would do is to carefully bleed the brake line to make sure that all of the air bubbles are out of the line which will also replace the brake fluid at the same time. If that doesn't...
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    Welcome to the forum, Arthur. Have fun riding...

    Welcome to the forum, Arthur. Have fun riding your F800S. I am sure that you will enjoy it. Most owners do. [:)]
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    Perhaps you could temporarily install it with...

    Perhaps you could temporarily install it with silicon glue, or something similar, that can be peeled off without damaging the windshield if it doesn't work out.
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    What I never understood is why BMW recommends 89...

    What I never understood is why BMW recommends 89 AKI octane fuel for my R1200RS, but 91 AKI octane for the R1200R, which uses exactly the same engine in the same tune. :confused:
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    Check out these contrasting motorcycles that saw...

    Check out these contrasting motorcycles that saw at Alice's Restaurant today. The first one appears to be a 1962 Honda 125cc Benly Super Sport CB-92, with some production racing parts on it. It was...
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    If you want to give a clip-on deflector a try,...

    If you want to give a clip-on deflector a try, there are lots of cheap Chinese-made wind deflectors on Amazon. I have bought a couple and have been generally satisfied with the results and quality of...
  19. Most of the Big Box motorcycles stores seem to...

    Most of the Big Box motorcycles stores seem to have bit the dust during the past 10 years. They took on more than they could chew.
  20. Thread: New Here

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    Welcome, Ken. I am sure that you will enjoy...

    Welcome, Ken. I am sure that you will enjoy riding your new ST. [:)]
  21. Fortunately, no Ball of Death at this IMS.

    Fortunately, no Ball of Death at this IMS.
  22. Here are two YouTube videos published by a...

    Here are two YouTube videos published by a longtime electric motorcycle rider of the two test rides that he took at the 2021 Northern California Motorcycle Show that was held at the Sears Point...
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    Motorcycle.com has just published a review of the...

    Motorcycle.com has just published a review of the H-D Sportster S. The author is not happy with its 2" or 1.5" (the provided specifications varied) rear suspension travel:...
  24. Here is a link to a Motorcycle.com review of the...

    Here is a link to a Motorcycle.com review of the 2021 Northern California International Motorcycle Show. The event is described as being "intimate" and the attendance was said to be disappointing....
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    Motorcycle gasoline article

    I just posted this in the Hall of Wisdom section, but I will re-post it here should someone want to discuss the subject further. If you are interested in reading a very long and detailed discussion ...
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