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  1. 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...
  2. 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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    " Plus, if they can get along with the new...

    " Plus, if they can get along with the new rulers, that gives them a good location for influence in that very strategic area."

    That's kind of interesting speculation. I don't see the Chinese...
  12. Interesting that he found inoperable recharging...

    Interesting that he found inoperable recharging stations and failures of his own equipment. Getting free charges at Hostels and hotels doesn't give the comparable costs of the trip.
    Yes you can...
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    Great stuff. A local collection has a replica of...

    Great stuff. A local collection has a replica of the early Daimler Benz.
    A buddy had a 1911 Excelsior 350. Belt drive and a Bendix brake on the back wheel. It would go faster than I'd want to ride...
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    Talked to a Tesla driver a couple months ago. He...

    Talked to a Tesla driver a couple months ago. He and his wife had made a quick trip from Yellowstone Park to the LA area. They drove into quick charge facilities and in 15 minutes they were back on...
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    I ended up buying the MRA Vario designed for the...

    I ended up buying the MRA Vario designed for the bike in clear. I should have gone for the smoke or dark screen. The shape of the screen causes some distortion when looked through. I'm looking over...
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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...
  17. 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...
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    Hola, You're right, the ST is a great bike

    Hola, You're right, the ST is a great bike
  20. 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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