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    The closest I've ever owned was a Triumph...

    The closest I've ever owned was a Triumph Spitfire. I'd kill myself with that new vette.
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    The other two bikes in my garage are a 2005...

    The other two bikes in my garage are a 2005 R1150R (incidentally, the abs was removed by the previous owner) and a 2011 R1200GS so I know about developing a soft spot for the Beemers.

    Can I ask...
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    Imho.... ABS is not a "bad" thing in itself but...

    Imho.... ABS is not a "bad" thing in itself but Front Wheel Lockup on a motorcycle is almost always a BAD thing.

    I agree that learning to ride in the dirt or on the rocks (having ridden...
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    That's really a hoot! I'm sure you're right... ...

    That's really a hoot! I'm sure you're right... headslap! :)
    >T
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    A few rambling thoughts from an NC700 / RDL lover...

    A few rambling thoughts from an NC700 / RDL lover with a 29" inseam.

    It took me one long day (500 miles) to fall in love with my RDL. I would never switch back.

    Our experiences differ.... I...
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    2011 Beemer... R1200GS... Long-range camping /...

    2011 Beemer... R1200GS... Long-range camping / touring.. 2-up


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  7. Thread: Shinko 705

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    Rice rooster posted this..... Front 130/80/17...

    Rice rooster posted this.....

    Front 130/80/17

    Rear 150/70/17
  8. Skookum, my 2015 with DCT and ABS has a set of...

    Skookum, my 2015 with DCT and ABS has a set of 1.5" Rox risers installed. I had to "loosen things up" by undoing some factory mounting stuff - I think there was a grommet holding a brake line IIRC -...
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    Welcome from Olympia. I agree with the all of...

    Welcome from Olympia. I agree with the all of the comments above. You will also find YouTube videos that will show you exactly how to perform many of the basic maintenance services. The shop manual...
  10. It has been an interesting IBR. I've been...

    It has been an interesting IBR. I've been following along and there has been some drama - on the part of the riders, in the remarks of the event scribe, and the curveball that the rally masters...
  11. OK... Go Ride... >Thom

    OK... Go Ride...
    >Thom
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    Sticky: ...and of course while i was out for the hours...

    ...and of course while i was out for the hours ride, i just had to stop off in Spokane at a family favorite and bring a box or two home with me!! :{P
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    THAT is not a piece of pie!! ...
  13. Thread: Next Tires?

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    At the risk of resurrecting a tire thread.... ...

    At the risk of resurrecting a tire thread.... Don't ignore the Dunlop Roadsmart series. Very good wet traction (it does rain a bit up here in the PNW), good durability, and reasonably priced if...
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    JD.... Very nice video. Audio and video were...

    JD.... Very nice video. Audio and video were terrific.

    Hank.. Nice stuff.
  15. Thread: Touring

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    Everyone else has hit the farkles for touring. ...

    Everyone else has hit the farkles for touring. Seat, bar risers / bar backs, windscreen, and luggage would be my first four farkles for touring.

    Bear in mind, Rob (LDRider) did a full-edition...
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    Sticky: I washed Skookum and decided she needs a new rear...

    I washed Skookum and decided she needs a new rear tire. Luckily, I have a brand new RoadSmart on the shelf. Time to try out that Harbor Freight tire- mounting "machine".
    >Thom
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    Good to see ya back out there! Ride on.......

    Good to see ya back out there! Ride on.......
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    Welcome from Olympia. I'm sure you'll enjoy your...

    Welcome from Olympia. I'm sure you'll enjoy your new bike. Mine is a 2015 and I have been enjoying it for 20,000 miles.
    >Thom
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    Same here. I bought my super-economical 2015 NC...

    Same here. I bought my super-economical 2015 NC in 2016 and told my wife it was a bargain ... Then the farkling began and I added another 28% of the purchase price with all the cool stuff.

    JB -...
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    That thing is cool! Reminds me of LDRider and...

    That thing is cool! Reminds me of LDRider and his iron butt adventure. Alas, I don't have an iron butt...
    >T
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    Sticky: Now THAT is the definition of the Tag game... ...

    Now THAT is the definition of the Tag game... 170 miles and two mountain passes. Good on you!
    Although I didn't see a single piece of pie in that post - ;-)
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    OUTSTANDING! It's great to hear that you're...

    OUTSTANDING! It's great to hear that you're back in the saddle.
    >Thom
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    I recall, very clearly, the traffic problems in...

    I recall, very clearly, the traffic problems in SLC from the 10 years that I lived there. That was a while ago so I'm sure it's gotten worse. After SLC, I lived in the north end of Seattle -...
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    Good to hear. Thanks for the feedback.

    Good to hear. Thanks for the feedback.
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    My younger brother had a slick, but impractical...

    My younger brother had a slick, but impractical idea about this. He is SLC. He said he was going to fill his big aluminum panniers with ice and drinks and pass them out to drivers who were cool...
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