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    Love it! I never had a trail 90, but our farm...

    Love it! I never had a trail 90, but our farm neighbor did back in the 70's. He rode that little yellow 90 everywhere and 55mph seemed pretty fast back then. Maybe it's not too late. Looks like the...
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    Welcome to the group. Looks like you have found a...

    Welcome to the group. Looks like you have found a wonderful motorcycle, many happy miles ahead!!
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    I haven't switched to heated gear yet, so I keep...

    I haven't switched to heated gear yet, so I keep it simple. Warm weather something like a Patagonia silk weight long underwear bottom and long sleeve upper (both black) and Bohn shorts. Cold weather...
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    Might be interesting to know if the ABS is...

    Might be interesting to know if the ABS is working. Find an open stretch and see if you can (safely) lock up the rear wheel. Gravel road, sandy portion of a parking lot, etc. I'd be interested in...
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    I don't think the ESA mode changes are...

    I don't think the ESA mode changes are significant, but I can feel a difference. Especially on something like older concrete slab roads where the expansion joints (about 25' apart) are teeth rattling...
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    I'm guessing we're talking about an adventure...

    I'm guessing we're talking about an adventure style helmet that has both a visor and face shield. My dual sport helmet doesn't have a face shield, but the visor is very handy for blocking sun,...
  7. Thread: Why a GS 1200 ?

    by XR1000
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    No question that the larger GS's are well...

    No question that the larger GS's are well designed travel machines and the people who I know that have them, mostly ride them on pavement or gravel roads. The advantage I've seen is that they are...
  8. Thread: Itchy Boots

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    A friend who was considering a Himalayan told me...

    A friend who was considering a Himalayan told me about her adventures and I watched quite a few until she had to abandon the South America-Alaska trip. I got the impression she was doing all the...
  9. Thread: Hello People

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    Welcome to the group. Nice looking GS! Did some...

    Welcome to the group. Nice looking GS! Did some fishing/camping in Northern Minnesota growing up, beautiful area!
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    Welcome "new rider" to what hopefully will be a...

    Welcome "new rider" to what hopefully will be a happy life long experience. Enjoy the trails....
  11. These last few days of riding are always special....

    These last few days of riding are always special. A week ago there was 3 inches of snow and yesterday we enjoyed a beautiful day of riding and smiles. Mother Nature has given us a few bonus days here...
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    Welcome to the group and good to see you are...

    Welcome to the group and good to see you are riding again. "Wheels on the ground", brilliant excuse to go on motorcycle trip. I'll have to remember that one.
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    Welcome back to riding. Seems your 1/2 bottle...

    Welcome back to riding. Seems your 1/2 bottle instincts are right on, you've found a good bike. Enjoy!
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    Great photos, love the boats! I'm already...

    Great photos, love the boats! I'm already jealous, 25 degrees and 3" of snow on the east side of the mountains. jtvisions - black diamond, I use the same...
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    Simple green and a cone shaped brush have worked...

    Simple green and a cone shaped brush have worked well for me on road grime for the wheels and under side of the motorcycle. Automatic carwash soak soap for the shiny/painted hard to reach areas....
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    Welcome to the group. Hopefully you'll find...

    Welcome to the group. Hopefully you'll find helpful info. here and looking forward to you sharing your riding adventures...
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    Yes, I think #46 Rossi is the guy I remember...

    Yes, I think #46 Rossi is the guy I remember starting that style. At first other riders complained he was blocking their line or signaling a crash situation so they would back off, but now it's...
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    I've occasionally had the same experience. Felt...

    I've occasionally had the same experience. Felt my left heal resting on something and quickly shift it around thinking it's on the pipe. Don't think that's even possible nor has it melted my boot,...
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    I think RidaMile is correct, electrickery is...

    I think RidaMile is correct, electrickery is possibly at play. Tigcraft I don't see where your heated jacket is plugged into, the stock accessory plug on the lower right side of bike or a plug...
  20. Thread: New to forum

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    Stef800st, nice looking ST and I wish I had a...

    Stef800st, nice looking ST and I wish I had a motorcycle called a "thundercat". The plastic key is meant to be carried along on trips in case your main key is lost or damaged. The plastic makes it...
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    Welcome and well done on picking a sharp looking...

    Welcome and well done on picking a sharp looking bike. The F800R will be loads of fun on those Colorado roads. The front chin doesn't have much real function, but in your case it provides color to...
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    You will be fine. I've used a battery tender...

    You will be fine. I've used a battery tender charger on my F800GT for years and no problems. I've connected the pigtail leads directly to the battery and my battery tender is not canbus smart so I'm...
  23. Thread: New owner here

    by XR1000
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    Welcome to the group and congratulation on your...

    Welcome to the group and congratulation on your newest purchase. Lots of decisions and choices to make for luggage, but all boils down to what your travel habits are. Day rides only, touring long...
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    It certainly does get into your blood. Yesterday...

    It certainly does get into your blood. Yesterday as I was cleaning up the camping gear and putting stuff away, I found myself looking at my maps thinking "I should have tried that, turned there,...
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    Welcome to the group. As you're out enjoying your...

    Welcome to the group. As you're out enjoying your new ST, post a couple photos. It's fun to see!
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