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    i had 57K miles on my 08 ST when i whacked a deer...

    i had 57K miles on my 08 ST when i whacked a deer and kinda killed the bike. I wasn't willing to spend the $4K to restore the bike and cashed it in.
    I had given up on dealer maintenance after 24K...
  2. Good for Harley. Now to let the riders do their...

    Good for Harley. Now to let the riders do their thing and find out how well it performs and it's longevity. We know BMW has had teething troubles with some models so Harley may experience the same.
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    Hey, there are plenty of place right here in...

    Hey, there are plenty of place right here in America that have low speed limits. There are places where the highway speed of 55 is rigidly enforced. Even in Calif we have 15 to 25 mph limits around...
  4. Thread: Intro

    by notacop
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    Hola, You're right, the ST is a great bike

    Hola, You're right, the ST is a great bike
  5. I knew of only one independent BMW shop there but...

    I knew of only one independent BMW shop there but it was decades ago. I imaging that the fellow is long since retired. I found the shop using the phone book. That's how long ago it was.
    I see a few...
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    I'd check the plugs. Undo the connectors and see...

    I'd check the plugs. Undo the connectors and see if any crud is building up. you can get an electrical grease to slather on the pins to make them have a better connection.
    An intermittent problem...
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    Those grocery veggie bags made putting rain boots...

    Those grocery veggie bags made putting rain boots over your riding boots a great deal easier.
    I noticed the tank bag had a bit of side stand platform from a rally in Colorado. It's on a lanyard so...
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    Dalesman, your generosity is worth the price of...

    Dalesman, your generosity is worth the price of admission.[:D]
    I carry a chunk of 2X4 on a lanyard to give the stand help on soft stuff. It tucks into the tank bag.
    Along the idea of your crushed...
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    I looked it up and there are BMW plug to 12V...

    I looked it up and there are BMW plug to 12V outlet adapters. Try this in your search "bmw plug to sae 12 volt outlet"
    Images are not transferring but you get a myriad of examples.
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    What, it's on a rear wheel. My G650GS of course.

    What, it's on a rear wheel. My G650GS of course.
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    Bummer dude. Paying big bucks and having a...

    Bummer dude. Paying big bucks and having a problem. I got a used CalSci 25" screen from a guy on the forum years ago and paid $100 for it. Then I bought a LAminar Lip for about $80 and joined them....
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    I've been running 705 rears, 140/80/17. I've not...

    I've been running 705 rears, 140/80/17. I've not been watching closely at whether or not the tire is noted as tubeless or not. I did notice on the 150/70/17 rear that got popped by a large bolt as I...
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    The tang on my side stand on the 08 ST was small...

    The tang on my side stand on the 08 ST was small and hard to catch with my foot so I welded a larger bit on it. Then it was easy to deploy. Enlarging the foot is simple and can be done in creative...
  14. Thread: Panel removal

    by notacop
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    I had an 08 ST and never used the Haynes or the...

    I had an 08 ST and never used the Haynes or the factory CD in the 5 years I had the bike. I've got a new 750GS and it a whole different sack of worms. If it performs and is as well built as my ST...
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    I'm not sure what to make of the limited capacity...

    I'm not sure what to make of the limited capacity of recent gas tanks. My ST had 4.3 gallons, I think. The G650GS has 3.7 gallons. My new F750GS has 4 gallons.
    All of my air heads had a 6 gallon...
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    Very nice. I put 57K on an 08 ST same color as...

    Very nice. I put 57K on an 08 ST same color as yours. Wonderful bike. Mine died a deer death.
    I got a used CalSci 25" windshield from a guy in the Bay area and added a Laminar Lip to it. Gave me...
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    Same Trevor I met at the wind races at Stateline...

    Same Trevor I met at the wind races at Stateline Calif/Nevada? If so I occasionally wonder if you were still doing the car park races. Has to be cleaner than that dust bowl you were playing in that...
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    I have the Vario bags on my '13 G650GS. The...

    I have the Vario bags on my '13 G650GS. The function to open the cases is putting the case on the grass and stepping inside with one foot and then pulling up while rocking the outer cover. PITA. So I...
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    Wow, Phil, using the turn lane to out gun the...

    Wow, Phil, using the turn lane to out gun the cars going straight. Sounds like you'd really upset the American drivers. But once a practice is in place and folks know the rules, what the heck. Like...
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    What was the benefit of the GT gear box change?...

    What was the benefit of the GT gear box change? My 08 ST I don't remember there being any issues.
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    The ear plug thing, what have they got against...

    The ear plug thing, what have they got against trying to avoid hearing loss?
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    Hola, you seem to be the 2nd new posting coming...

    Hola, you seem to be the 2nd new posting coming from a V Strom. The BMW's are nice but there is nothing wrong with the DL's. I've got a couple my self along with a couple BMW's.
    That cross country...
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    Hola and congrats on the GT. The GT similar to...

    Hola and congrats on the GT. The GT similar to the ST is a great sporting bike when put to use.
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    Any time they just yell at you is mo bettah than...

    Any time they just yell at you is mo bettah than the citation and court time you hope they don't show for!
  25. Thread: Beat the Heat!

    by notacop
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    To avoid the engine heat I wore motorcycle...

    To avoid the engine heat I wore motorcycle intended gear rather than nylon cargo pants or jeans. With BMW pants or Aerostich stuff the heat isn't a problem.
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