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    Wee, the dealer only get what you give him. I had...

    Wee, the dealer only get what you give him. I had factory bags for my ST that I kept and kept the key as well and sold them later. You don't own the dealer nuthin'.
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    Hola, we be fine. What BMW are you posting about?

    Hola, we be fine. What BMW are you posting about?
  3. The Urban G/S harkens back to my '89 R100G/S...

    The Urban G/S harkens back to my '89 R100G/S Bumble bee. Too hip! Probably doesn't have the suspension the original had which made cross country rides comfortable.
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    Panels come, panels go. I had a feller call me...

    Panels come, panels go. I had a feller call me and give me a set of right side panels for the ST. A bit dinged but serviceable. I gave them to the dealer when I traded the dead bike in on a G650GS. I...
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    Hola, I'm confused. How can a round the world...

    Hola, I'm confused. How can a round the world bike only have 2K miles on it? Or am I missing something?
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    Just when you think the wheel has been perfected,...

    Just when you think the wheel has been perfected, along comes a new idea. NEAT-O!
    Not that I can afford a new toy and the valve inspection interval of my 04 Wee Strom is about 60K miles. And I have...
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    The dealer used to try to sell me on whatever...

    The dealer used to try to sell me on whatever they put in the tires so the stuff may work. I just never bought into it.
    There are plenty of folks that adhere to the science of it. Worth a try, I...
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    Whatever the maker provides it seems is never...

    Whatever the maker provides it seems is never enough for some people. I thought the 08 ST had plenty and still got good mileage, My G650GS has enough to do what I need and the same of a 1st...
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    I was on good terms with my dealer while I had...

    I was on good terms with my dealer while I had the bike and they would reset it for free. Guys with the 911's can reset it. The home mechanics can enter up to 10 vehicle numbers and the pro models...
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    Dave, I had a similar situation at home with a...

    Dave, I had a similar situation at home with a non motorcycle device. My meat thermometer actually. Instant read digital thing that is really handy. I was a bit sloppy rinsing it off and the contacts...
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    Were Vespas really ever known for being fast? If...

    Were Vespas really ever known for being fast? If the bike can launch from a stop light to 45 or so, it's a great city bike.
    Riding across Nevada on Hwy 50 at 45 would make most people want to kill...
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    Might be some interesting products and technology...

    Might be some interesting products and technology coming from this. Anything to advance the design and production is good. Kinda like the space race of Musk and Bezos taking the place of NASA in...
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    I don't think the point was mislead. Guy has big...

    I don't think the point was mislead. Guy has big power supply and wants to operate an AC device. An inverter would be required. A few wires and a Harbor Freight inverter and you're in business. The...
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    Good thing it's downhill for the way home. Riding...

    Good thing it's downhill for the way home. Riding up slope eats power and so does a heat sink.
    But folks have been cooking with motor heat since the Model T. I've seen some motorcycle examples...
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    Willy, old bean, i can see the copy of the book...

    Willy, old bean, i can see the copy of the book collecting dust on the book shelf. I should re read it my self!
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    Zen and the art of Smithsonian.

    October Smithsonian write up of Robert Pirsigs Honda. 2 plus pages of an article of the book and a nice big picture of the Honda he rode.
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    "You don't play tennis in steel toed work boots...

    "You don't play tennis in steel toed work boots do you? "
    In the Army we did everything in lace up boots. So yes, you can play tennis in boots. May not be ideal but the luxury of having a number of...
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    I've currently got 2 1/2, 1/2 is a salvage spare...

    I've currently got 2 1/2, 1/2 is a salvage spare DL650 I got so cheap. I've had as many as 7 bikes at one time. You are allowed as many as you've got money and room for. Who's going to go tell J Leno...
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    With the boomers dying off and the millennials...

    With the boomers dying off and the millennials not buying motorcycles, it won't make much difference. We got to enjoy the glory days and watch the decline of Moto Journalism and motorcycling. Ain't...
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    My, My how picky. I loved my ST. I changed the...

    My, My how picky. I loved my ST. I changed the mirror position a bit and got a different windshield to suit myself. Found the power plentiful, the fuel economy way better than any airhead I had and...
  21. Nice to hear your episode turned out OK!

    Nice to hear your episode turned out OK!
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    Be careful of that three wheeler idea. If you do...

    Be careful of that three wheeler idea. If you do a motorcycle and sidecar it's a whole new world. Kinda strange too. My rig was a BMW 80/7 with a Ural. A friend had an old Shriners Vespa and weird...
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    Yah, the memories. I recently ran across a volume...

    Yah, the memories. I recently ran across a volume of pictures of a ride we took with the sidecar rig towing a tent trailer to Missoula Montana 22 years ago.
    Memories are good!
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    Sitting in a storage space for a long time Stuff...

    Sitting in a storage space for a long time Stuff gets crudded up from non use. You fuel and water and oil yup. Old tires and rubber bits get tired.Steering head bearings. But all that may be wakened...
  25. Good luck on that. I've been trying to find a new...

    Good luck on that. I've been trying to find a new home for my factory Disk and Haynes manual for years. No one wants to pay for them.
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