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    I have a Kaoko, have used it on long trips, very...

    I have a Kaoko, have used it on long trips, very nice to get a break. I only use it on open interstates and highways. Works much better in Kansas where it is flat :-) I would recommend it but have...
  2. Thread: Dealer Service

    by PhotoAl
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    That sounds about right. I have had the service...

    That sounds about right. I have had the service done at the dealer because I bought a service package with the bike. Bike had 4.700 miles on it when I bought it paid about $1,500 for the 3 year...
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    Have the BMW sidecases, they areas on and off...

    Have the BMW sidecases, they areas on and off using the ignition key. Have tried different configurations with packing them but best so far has been to use an IKEA backpack. Keeps everything in...
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    Just looked at my new AGV K6, on the back it says...

    Just looked at my new AGV K6, on the back it says DOTs but more importantly it says ECE 2205 and it doesn't say Snell. I'm not hating on Snell but go back to the old Snell test which was good for...
  5. Thread: F900xr

    by PhotoAl
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    I think the Multistrada has a 18" front wheel...

    I think the Multistrada has a 18" front wheel which makes tire choices difficult. I have time to ponder and it will be a difficult decision. Looks to me like the F900XR keeps the good parts of the...
  6. Thread: F900xr

    by PhotoAl
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    I stopped by San Jose BMW and looked at the...

    I stopped by San Jose BMW and looked at the F900XR. They offered to let me ride it but I decided not to as it will be up to a year before Im ready to get a new bike - but then ..... It is very...
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    Have done any two up riding but with full side...

    Have done any two up riding but with full side cases and a big bag across the back I got 9,000 miles out of a Pilot Road 4GT. It was getting a thin but still had 1,000 miles maybe left when it got a...
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    24,000 mile service recently completed, edited my...

    24,000 mile service recently completed, edited my original post to include new clearances
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    It's fun reading these threads. I love...

    It's fun reading these threads. I love spellcheck that helps us say what we don't mean.

    "Guess I'll always struggle to understand the rationale of "wait untill it breaks" when it comes to break...
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    My 2016 sat at the dealership for many months. I...

    My 2016 sat at the dealership for many months. I made the deal on Saturday and gave them a CC over the phone for a deposit. Showed up the following Tuesday to make the purchase. There was a fella...
  11. Thread: F800gt

    by PhotoAl
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    Welcome Robert, I can't speak to 2 up riding as...

    Welcome Robert, I can't speak to 2 up riding as my wife refuses to get on the back. I have toured a fair amount on mine and like it a lot. It has enough power but won't be challenging for the lead...
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    I had a local shoe shop do that sewed clips on my...

    I had a local shoe shop do that sewed clips on my tank bag straps. In addition to shoe repairs they sew and repair bags and heavy fabric items.
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    Have seen several crashes with airbag inflation...

    Have seen several crashes with airbag inflation at the track. From my experience watching looks like the do make a significant difference. One photo sequence of a pretty nasty high side shows the...
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    I would probably pay the $450 for the first year...

    I would probably pay the $450 for the first year then not. Don't =know how many miles you plan to put on it. I bought my 2016 a year and a half ago with 4,500 miles on it. Warranty good till March...
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    I found my comfort seat to be much more...

    I found my comfort seat to be much more comfortable than the standard seat + air hawk. Based on one long trip on the air hawk + standard and two long trips on the comfort seat. Last trip was 5,300...
  16. Thread: New bike today

    by PhotoAl
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    Congratulations on the new bike but where are the...

    Congratulations on the new bike but where are the photos?
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    The bulb out warning on the dash will go on when...

    The bulb out warning on the dash will go on when riding. As for the blue main beam indicator I think it is either your glove as @Bogbody mentioned or a weak/bad/dirty switch. If the switch leaver...
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    I have wrestled with how to do noise control and...

    I have wrestled with how to do noise control and music and the occasional phone call. First let me say motorcycling has taught me I really don't need to talk on the phone while riding or driving! ...
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    WOW that doesn't look to IMO. I have a 2016 that...

    WOW that doesn't look to IMO. I have a 2016 that Ive owned for a year and a half. IN that time it has been in the rain numerous times. I have not babied it or pampered it. I can think of at least...
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    Chain breaking is a pair event if it is well...

    Chain breaking is a pair event if it is well maintained - but it does happen! I have also seen front sprockets come off - one it was twice in a 4our hour endurance race - to the same bike. To me a...
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    Good idea, hadn't thought about that. Thanks

    Good idea, hadn't thought about that. Thanks
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    Bike/Year: 2016 F800GT Current Mileage: 23,900...

    Bike/Year: 2016 F800GT
    Current Mileage: 23,900
    Valve Clearance Checked: 12,000 miles not sure if adjustments were made
    EDIT: 24,000 miles:Intake 0.20 0.20 0.23...
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    My experience is similar to Daboo and WildWilly. ...

    My experience is similar to Daboo and WildWilly. I have noticed that consumption can vary a good bit even though riding a similar speed. Gas, headwinds and road condition affect mileage. The...
  24. Had a ZX6R 636 with a Two Brothers "shorty" and a...

    Had a ZX6R 636 with a Two Brothers "shorty" and a resonance chamber eliminate pipe. It was LOUD but sounded really good at high RPS. Mrs. hated it, even after I put the insert in it. Everyone...
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    Went by the KTM dealer yesterday and looked...

    Went by the KTM dealer yesterday and looked (briefly) at the KTM 790 Adventure. I was very impressed with how light it was, the low mounted gas tank really made a difference. It probably didn't...
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