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    I never seem to find the model of BMW I have. I...

    I never seem to find the model of BMW I have. I used to find BMW models in odd stores. I found versions of the R1100RT's in different colors years ago in the toy section of Big Lots. I never knew...
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    Yup, them deer and elk don't care and can appear...

    Yup, them deer and elk don't care and can appear out of nowhere. I hit a deer in the local mountains and killed my ST. I hate when I do that.
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    In the US, big mile days can easily be done...

    In the US, big mile days can easily be done because we have Interstate highways designed for sustained high speeds. Posted speed limits of 70-75 and a few higher are common. Given a fudge factor of...
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    I'm with Rob, Got the F750GS and once you get...

    I'm with Rob, Got the F750GS and once you get used to the fly by wire throttle it's fun. The Cruise control is worth the price of admission. I can get mpg's into the low 60's too. Waiting for better...
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    Friends have the Enfield 650's and really like...

    Friends have the Enfield 650's and really like them. The BSA's built by the same company may be just the ticket for the retro looking bike built to modern standards.
    I rode a couple 350 single...
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    Dat's pretty. Have fun.

    Dat's pretty. Have fun.
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    Ah, the air compressor style. Used one of those...

    Ah, the air compressor style. Used one of those on a jeep decades ago. It worked well. Subsequently the speed bleeders are a favorite now.
    http://kirbysbrakebleeders.ecrater.com/
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    Like Daboo I find there are those that will let...

    Like Daboo I find there are those that will let me pass and others that have no idea what they are doing. They may as well not have mirrors on the vehicle, motorcycle or 4 wheeled.
    Had that happen...
  9. I asked a friend, head mechanic at a dealer,...

    I asked a friend, head mechanic at a dealer, about upgrading the software on my 750 to the 850 and I was told the VIN number regulates what gets down loaded.
    I'm happy with the power the 750 has so...
  10. Thread: Speed Bleeders

    by notacop
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    The Mighty Vac I got was a POS. The speed...

    The Mighty Vac I got was a POS. The speed bleeders made the task simple and quick.
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    Recurring leaks suggest a nick or groove in the...

    Recurring leaks suggest a nick or groove in the tubes. Or some one is a really poor mechanic. I've rebuilt forks and never had a recurrence of leaks.
    Forks really are pretty easy to service. It's...
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    Wife and i did the sidecar thing for a long time...

    Wife and i did the sidecar thing for a long time until her hip replacements made getting into the chair very difficult. It was fun while it lasted. i knew a couple paraplegics that rode BMW's with...
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    Under those conditions of liquid intake, I'd save...

    Under those conditions of liquid intake, I'd save it for the wine. Choices are critical!

    Cheers Flook!
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    Dang the Bad Luck. The process of aging is the...

    Dang the Bad Luck. The process of aging is the pits. Hang in there and do your best. Regards to you and family.
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    I started on the oneth of December wishing people...

    I started on the oneth of December wishing people Merry Christmas. Only seemed right. Preemptive Merry Christmas. Good Stuff!
  16. When I got a used set of Vario bags for my G650GS...

    When I got a used set of Vario bags for my G650GS I took them to the dealer where I got the bike and the parts clerk did the lock change for me for a donation to the donut fund.
    i think it was $10...
  17. I find a lot of dealers have parts clerks that...

    I find a lot of dealers have parts clerks that have no idea of their stock. One local dealer was going to replace the head bearings and the clerk put in an order. When I got there for service only...
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    I Lost my wife in March after a years long...

    I Lost my wife in March after a years long decline from Dementia. Then we had really toasty weather and I didn't feel like long miles in 100 degree weather. So the Spring and summer came and went...
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    I was another "Lucky One". Instead of Tiger Land,...

    I was another "Lucky One". Instead of Tiger Land, light weapons...Grunt, at Ft Polk LA I got truck drivers training and ended up in Germany. I eventually got assigned an office job too so my military...
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    Like Daboo, I got good mileage from the original...

    Like Daboo, I got good mileage from the original belt. I had 57+K miles on the belt and didn't see any cracks when examining the belt. I hit a deer and broke the bike so I don't know how many miles I...
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    I noticed there seems to be a fair number of the...

    I noticed there seems to be a fair number of the R18's sitting on the dealer floors. I was offered a test ride and declined. I haven't set on one yet either. I did however get a stiffy and bought a...
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    MN4, Mine is your average run of the mill lead...

    MN4, Mine is your average run of the mill lead acid battery. Dinosaur like me. I have some battery water I use to top it off.
    One of the newer designs would be a mo bettah thing but I just grabbed...
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    That's reasonable but. I noticed my G650 was...

    That's reasonable but. I noticed my G650 was charging at 14. 4 volts on a run but when I attempted to start the bike after lunch it balked a little. i checked at home and the battery was down on...
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    I didn't have a problem with my 08 ST but others...

    I didn't have a problem with my 08 ST but others complained about a sensitive throttle. The new 2021 F750GS is fly by wire and it seems very sensitive to me. I'm trying to get used to it.
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    Reminds me of working with a English machinist...

    Reminds me of working with a English machinist friend in his garage with the lathe and mill. The shot of the guys in the lab with the vials and beakers, Lucas dealt in Black Art of Alchemy to make...
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