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    I had a local shoe shop do that sewed clips on my...

    I had a local shoe shop do that sewed clips on my tank bag straps. In addition to shoe repairs they sew and repair bags and heavy fabric items.
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    Have seen several crashes with airbag inflation...

    Have seen several crashes with airbag inflation at the track. From my experience watching looks like the do make a significant difference. One photo sequence of a pretty nasty high side shows the...
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    I would probably pay the $450 for the first year...

    I would probably pay the $450 for the first year then not. Don't =know how many miles you plan to put on it. I bought my 2016 a year and a half ago with 4,500 miles on it. Warranty good till March...
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    I found my comfort seat to be much more...

    I found my comfort seat to be much more comfortable than the standard seat + air hawk. Based on one long trip on the air hawk + standard and two long trips on the comfort seat. Last trip was 5,300...
  5. Thread: New bike today

    by PhotoAl
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    Congratulations on the new bike but where are the...

    Congratulations on the new bike but where are the photos?
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    The bulb out warning on the dash will go on when...

    The bulb out warning on the dash will go on when riding. As for the blue main beam indicator I think it is either your glove as @Bogbody mentioned or a weak/bad/dirty switch. If the switch leaver...
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    I have wrestled with how to do noise control and...

    I have wrestled with how to do noise control and music and the occasional phone call. First let me say motorcycling has taught me I really don't need to talk on the phone while riding or driving! ...
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    WOW that doesn't look to IMO. I have a 2016 that...

    WOW that doesn't look to IMO. I have a 2016 that Ive owned for a year and a half. IN that time it has been in the rain numerous times. I have not babied it or pampered it. I can think of at least...
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    Chain breaking is a pair event if it is well...

    Chain breaking is a pair event if it is well maintained - but it does happen! I have also seen front sprockets come off - one it was twice in a 4our hour endurance race - to the same bike. To me a...
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    Good idea, hadn't thought about that. Thanks

    Good idea, hadn't thought about that. Thanks
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    Bike/Year: 2016 F800GT Current Mileage: 23,900...

    Bike/Year: 2016 F800GT
    Current Mileage: 23,900
    Valve Clearance Checked: 12,000 miles not sure if adjustments were made
    Gear Shifting RPM: Having fun - at redline, otherwise 5,000 to 6,000RPM...
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    My experience is similar to Daboo and WildWilly. ...

    My experience is similar to Daboo and WildWilly. I have noticed that consumption can vary a good bit even though riding a similar speed. Gas, headwinds and road condition affect mileage. The...
  13. Had a ZX6R 636 with a Two Brothers "shorty" and a...

    Had a ZX6R 636 with a Two Brothers "shorty" and a resonance chamber eliminate pipe. It was LOUD but sounded really good at high RPS. Mrs. hated it, even after I put the insert in it. Everyone...
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    Went by the KTM dealer yesterday and looked...

    Went by the KTM dealer yesterday and looked (briefly) at the KTM 790 Adventure. I was very impressed with how light it was, the low mounted gas tank really made a difference. It probably didn't...
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    Welcome and it is not a stupid question. BMWs...

    Welcome and it is not a stupid question. BMWs seat choices are bewildering to most folks - I'm still not sure I understand all of the choices. I think of standard as the un-comfort-able seat. With...
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    Welcome. The connector you are looking for is...

    Welcome.

    The connector you are looking for is a 83 30 0 413 585 GPS Connector CAN-BUS Bike. Not sure if this is a USA specific part number, I would think not but who knows! It has three yellow...
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    Currently running a PR4GT with 8,900 miles on it....

    Currently running a PR4GT with 8,900 miles on it. It is getting to the end of it's life but probably has another 1 to 2 thousand miles left. Looks a lot like the photo Sundog52 posted. I also have...
  18. Thread: Drive Belt

    by PhotoAl
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    Agree with you IanA, can't see a patent on the...

    Agree with you IanA, can't see a patent on the belt but maybe a supply agreement.

    Maybe there is hope since the GT is done and BMW is done with belts on new bikes. I'll have mine changed this...
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    Interesting, thanks for the info. Have a friend...

    Interesting, thanks for the info. Have a friend with a 1250RS, he came from a 1200GS and really likes the RS. For me balance and light weight really come to the forefront on the long trips I've...
  20. I've had no difficulty posting photos. From...

    I've had no difficulty posting photos. From desktop click on the "Insert Image" button (3rd from right). That brings up a dialog box where I can choose a file - there are two choices URL or...
  21. Thread: Drive Belt

    by PhotoAl
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    Its nice to see the belt prices coming down to...

    Its nice to see the belt prices coming down to something reasonable.

    Chains and sprockets vary a lot but high quality chains are readily available. DID is one of the best manufactures and would...
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    Americans have a love of big bikes. Go big or...

    Americans have a love of big bikes. Go big or ....350449
  23. Thread: Vibrations

    by PhotoAl
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    My first ride of any length on the bike I noticed...

    My first ride of any length on the bike I noticed that my hands were getting numb after a little over an hour of riding. Noticed that I was gripping the bars tightly. Started moving my hands and...
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    Totally agree on the desire for a light weight...

    Totally agree on the desire for a light weight bike. LOL I thought I was getting a heavy bike when I got the F800GT 470 pounds without sidecases! It has very pleasantly surprised my as it is a very...
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    Thanks for the photos! Helps explain what I have...

    Thanks for the photos! Helps explain what I have felt when changing my bulb. Having read about the fragile clips I was VERY careful and could feel a bit of resistance as I carefully wiggled the...
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