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    Gary: If gregscha doesn't take you up on that...

    Gary:

    If gregscha doesn't take you up on that cool offer.....I will!

    Dave
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    Several folks sold castor oil - it was even the...

    Several folks sold castor oil - it was even the oil of choice in the WW1 Rotary aircraft engines. At the time it was more durable than mineral oils, and it didn't burn completely in the combustion...
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    I was able to get the windshield mounted, it...

    I was able to get the windshield mounted, it mounted just like the original and looks great.

    I was able to go on a couple of rides.

    The first ride was a short ride without earplugs.....I just...
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    I don't want to derail the thread, and I am not...

    I don't want to derail the thread, and I am not trying to downplay the seriousness of this virus - but riding my motorcycle may well be the only way I keep my sanity while we are not able to do...
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    It arrived today, weather turned cold......but I...

    It arrived today, weather turned cold......but I am likely to get it mounted and go for a ride anyway.

    My Suzuki Savage group had a ride planned April 25 - May 3 to ride the Three Sisters in...
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    I use a Crampbuster - about $12 and works just...

    I use a Crampbuster - about $12 and works just fine.

    You still need to keep your hand on the grip - but the force of the twist is transferred to heel of your hand and is less tiring....and you can...
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    I ordered my V-Stream sport windscreen last...

    I ordered my V-Stream sport windscreen last night, and it will arrive on Tuesday.

    I will let you know how I like it once it is installed and I get some test rides.
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    The Rotella's have around 1,200 ppm ZDDP. I...

    The Rotella's have around 1,200 ppm ZDDP. I don't know of any Rotella products that are 20W-50.
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    I am a moderator on the LS650 forum...

    I am a moderator on the LS650 forum (www.suzukisavage.com). There was a short period of time when several of our forum members who had been long term users of T6 started to have clutch slippage...
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    Avoid any oils with the words "Energy Conserving"...

    Avoid any oils with the words "Energy Conserving" - as they generally contain too much "Moly" and can cause the clutch to slip.

    Rotellat T6 is great oil at a very affordable price.
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    I have the BMW side and 28 liter to case - they...

    I have the BMW side and 28 liter to case - they are small and adequate for solo trips. The 28 liter top box is nice for local rides but too small when riding double on trips.....and larger Givi box...
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    Well the "break in" is likely to continue for...

    Well the "break in" is likely to continue for many, many more miles - but you have enough miles on the engine that you don't need to worry about being gentle on it. With modern oils and materials...
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    I have not yet tried an Airhawk - but I may go...

    I have not yet tried an Airhawk - but I may go that route as the R1200RT seat is not very comfortable either. I am also considering a nice black sheepskin that can be placed on the seat before long...
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    When I change fluid......the first thing I do is...

    When I change fluid......the first thing I do is take a Turkey Baster and suck the old fluid out of the reservoir. This allows you to put fresh fluid in the reservoir when you begin the process of...
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    I did buy a Sargent in November when they were on...

    I did buy a Sargent in November when they were on sale - I have not had a chance to ride for any length of time on it as winter is here. There have only been a few days that the weather was warm...
  16. Thread: F800gt

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    I am 170 pounds, 5'-8" tall and my wife is a bit...

    I am 170 pounds, 5'-8" tall and my wife is a bit shorter....and a bit lighter. We both fit on the bike well and have done many day rides on the bike - it has plenty of power to haul us both...
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    Fact doesn't stop rumors from...

    Fact doesn't stop rumors from spreading.......since some of the small BMW engines were made in India or China - the rumors that all of the small engines (or bikes) were made there is a somewhat...
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    I didn't want to buy an expensive BMW "optional"...

    I didn't want to buy an expensive BMW "optional" seat - but rather a stock ST or S or R "take off" or eBay parts bike.

    The thread where the fellow bought a used bike with an ST seat got my mind...
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    ST or R seat on a GT

    Has anyone tried a seat from an ST or R on the GT?

    Was it any more comfortable or an improvement in shape over the stock GT seat? (The stock GT seat pushes me into the tank and is not comfortable...
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    As much as "we" love our F800 bikes - the feeling...

    As much as "we" love our F800 bikes - the feeling is not universal and they are not easy for the dealers who carry Japanese products to sell them.

    A few years ago I saw an 2008 F800ST sitting in...
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    I agree.....if they know how to make a seat more...

    I agree.....if they know how to make a seat more comfortable - why don't they include that as standard?

    How does BMW refer to the standard issue - "Uncomfortable Seat"?
  22. Thread: Trailer Sale

    by Thumpin
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    The open trailer is sold - I still have the...

    The open trailer is sold - I still have the enclosed trailer.

    The enclosed trailer would make a nice "Tiny Camper" - with our without the bike. It hauls camping supplies easily, and also provides...
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    What he said.

    What he said.
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    The dirty condition of the bike when you received...

    The dirty condition of the bike when you received it (including leaves in nooks and crannies), and the corrosion of the engine all show that the previous owner rode and stored this bike in wet...
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    Here is a link to the thread on the R&G screen. ...

    Here is a link to the thread on the R&G screen.

    https://f800riders.org/forum/showthread.php/312215-R-amp-G-Racing-Downpipe-Grill
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