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  1. It could be my imagination but it seems as though...

    It could be my imagination but it seems as though finding the right oil can make my notchy F650GS's transmission shift a little smoother. But the trouble with modern oils is that the manufacturers...
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    Here are some photos that I took at Alice's...

    Here are some photos that I took at Alice's Restaurant this morning. It was a very busy Father's Day crowd this morning. The line formed up 20 minutes before they opened and stayed that way until I...
  3. Thread: Excited

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    Welcome, Dudders. It sounds like you have a plan...

    Welcome, Dudders. It sounds like you have a plan that will outfit your F800GT perfectly for touring. Congratulations and have fun riding your new bike. [:)]
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    I have removed the charcoal canister and related...

    I have removed the charcoal canister and related switches and plumbing on my Yamaha F1, my old 1997 BMW Funduro, the 2005 Triumph Bonneville and my Royal Enfield Bullet, (all of which had...
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    2021 LiveWire One

    Here is a little bit of news regarding the new LiveWire One model, the first bike of from H-D's spinoff electric power brand, which is set to be introduced to the public within about a month from...
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    Your problem could be a sensor in the emission...

    Your problem could be a sensor in the emission system failing, or a rubber vacuum hose leaking, or a wire connector or ground wire has corrosion that needs to be cleaned. But if your battery voltage...
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    the U.S. EPA likes ICE over EVs

    According to the attached article, which was published in my newspaper yesterday, the U.S. EPA prefers internal combustion engine-powered vehicles and doesn't pay much attention to electric vehicles....
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    I wouldn't be too concerned about the rear brake...

    I wouldn't be too concerned about the rear brake overheating through use, unlike the front discs which will warp if stressed. But if they do that, you can replace them yourself. Aftermarket discs are...
  9. Getting an out-of-state bike registered in...

    Getting an out-of-state bike registered in California could be a bit of a hassle, too. So that is something to consider.
  10. Thread: Newbie

    by Richard230
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    Welcome bikerbabe2356. I am sure you will enjoy...

    Welcome bikerbabe2356. I am sure you will enjoy riding your "R". When you have a chance please fill in your member profile to let us know where you live and also provide your first name or a...
  11. Here are some general comments: Right now, used...

    Here are some general comments: Right now, used bikes are hot sellers as new bikes are hard to come-by due to shipping, distribution and manufacturing problems caused by the pandemic, which is good...
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    I guess I should move this thread to the F800GS...

    I guess I should move this thread to the F800GS section.
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    BrianBowman, if you are going to continue to...

    BrianBowman, if you are going to continue to contribute to this forum, please compete your profile in the control panel. Let us know where you live, which motorcycle you ride and what kind of riding...
  14. Good luck, Lyle. Let us now how it turns out....

    Good luck, Lyle. Let us now how it turns out. Taking a few photos of anything interesting would be great, too.
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    When California bans gas-powered motorcycles and...

    When California bans gas-powered motorcycles and your electric motorcycle doesn't run, you can look forward to finding the problem here. [uhoh]
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    CA EPA hassles 2022 dirt bikes

    Here is a link to the somewhat long and involved story: https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/new-california-rules-put-ohv-riding-in-jeopardy
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    I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case.

    I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case.
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    common English phrases history

    Here is an interesting historical explanation of common English language phrases that a friend sent to me. I can't guarantee that they are correct, but they sound right to me:

    1 .. WHY?
    Do men's...
  19. My F650GS has always had a notchy gearbox, which...

    My F650GS has always had a notchy gearbox, which has never felt very smooth, no matter what oil I use. But it still works, which is a good thing, I believe. [;)]

    My recommendation is to adjust the...
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    Battery-powered heated gloves, of which there are...

    Battery-powered heated gloves, of which there are many on Amazon (as an example), also help with cold hands - at least for a couple of hours until the battery power runs out. For longer rides more...
  21. Thread: Itchy Boots

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    Here is a link to a long Itchy Boot's blog...

    Here is a link to a long Itchy Boot's blog regarding her visit to the diamond mine. It is really quite interesting, but will take about 10 or 15 minutes to read:
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    After having continual failures with the voltage...

    After having continual failures with the voltage regulator on his 1986 Honda VFR700FII, my son-in-law hooked up two VRs in parallel and that has apparently solved his need to purchase a new VR every...
  23. Thread: Oil change

    by Richard230
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    When I mention bolt sizes I think of the tool...

    When I mention bolt sizes I think of the tool needed to loosen the bolt. I rarely have any idea what the actual diameter, thread size, pitch, etc. is of a fastener. All I ever care about is the tool...
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    DAYI Motors E-Odin

    Here is a company that has announced a new electric-drive motorcycle that appears to have been designed to look a lot like an old BMW K-bike (and not a BMW boxer [;)] ). It has a decent size battery,...
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    by Richard230
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    Or do what I do. Never leave home without...

    Or do what I do. Never leave home without earplugs jammed into your ears. :rolleyes:
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