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    At least it wasn't the dreaded "low fuel light"...

    At least it wasn't the dreaded "low fuel light" malfunction.
    Jeff Sparks
    R1150R
  2. Thread: Adventure Lite

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    Adventure Lite

    Honda just introduced the NC700X, a nice enough little bike with the look of an adventure touring bike at a very reasonable price.

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    Thanks Don, had a great time, but you got the...

    Thanks Don, had a great time, but you got the chapter right but the rider wrong. I'm Jeff and I missed the ride with Jake from the Jasper/Walker County chapter to ride with FOP Saturday. I saw that...
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    A quick review on at dps.alabama.gov indicates...

    A quick review on at dps.alabama.gov indicates that there is a written test (no drivers or skill test) requirement to get the "m" endorsement on your operator's license in Alabama. They have a review...
  5. I switched from the Z6 to the Pilot Road this...

    I switched from the Z6 to the Pilot Road this year and with slightly more than 2,000 miles they are holding up very well. They seem to grip well enough. The reason I switched was that the Z6 would...
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    Made a trip over to the local BMW dealership for...

    Made a trip over to the local BMW dealership for the $19.95 oil filter and crush washer special and took a peek at the newest version of my bike in the showroom. The overhead cam model R1200R has its...
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    Boiled my motor oil

    On the trip over to Barber's Vintage Days this past Saturday I was shocked to see the traffic backed up almost the entire distance of the entry road to the park. The temperature was reasonably mild...
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    I wish George Barber would buy it and decide to...

    I wish George Barber would buy it and decide to move a bunch of his bikes out there and he would hire me to ride them over one by one.
    Jeff Sparks
    R1150R
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    My bad, hadn't checked the right place. I want to...

    My bad, hadn't checked the right place. I want to expose also that I did not
    in fact win a Shoei helmet for the best tie with a t-shirt contest. It was a touch of levity aimed at some individuals...
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    Yes, I got the "Trail of Beers' kidding last year...

    Yes, I got the "Trail of Beers' kidding last year or the year before, but I have been each year begining with 2006 and never saw anyone drinking any fire water. Although one year they were burning...
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    Trail of Tears, Saturday Sept. 17th

    Some friends and I will be riding up to Florence, Waterloo and points beyond, possibly Shiloh, Pickwick dam (thanks again for showing us County Road 45, Bob) or Tupelo, Mississippi via the Natchez...
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    BMW Riders of the Mid South

    I hope we have not had a falling out with our brothers and sisters from the north, but I have not noticed any posting about their upcoming rally at the end of this month in our newsletter or this...
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    Thanks, Bob, great idea. I think the Pink Panther...

    Thanks, Bob, great idea. I think the Pink Panther would be the best one to use. I could let his tail curl up the fork tube.
    Jeff Sparks
    R1150R
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    Hey Flatt or is it Mr. Rabbit, You jumped a day...

    Hey Flatt or is it Mr. Rabbit,
    You jumped a day there, is it still Saturday the 30th?
    Jeff Sparks
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    BMW doo-dad deficiency disorder

    From this month's Cycle World, 2021 Honda Gold Wing A minor facelift for the reigning king of the open road by Paul Dean:

    "BMW, on the other hand, did go with Bluetooth on the K1600GTL, along...
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    Two members of the Jasper wing stopped by today...

    Two members of the Jasper wing stopped by today the place was impressive, good selection of bikes aready, great location.
    Jeff Sparks
    R1150R
  17. Thread: Help, Please

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    Ron, Just break the bead, a bench vice or big C...

    Ron,
    Just break the bead, a bench vice or big C clamp will do. Stick a new stem in from the back. I had to lever one side of the tire off on mine to get enough clearance to get the old stem out and...
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    Thanks, Paul and Gail. The ride, the tour of...

    Thanks, Paul and Gail.
    The ride, the tour of the museum and lunch were great. The museum was so informative that people had to walk away from me after church Sunday if they didn't want to hear...
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    The link goes to photographs of a 1979 R100RS,...

    The link goes to photographs of a 1979 R100RS, not a K bike as listed in the ad.
  20. Thread: Irony

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    Irony

    Irony is so ironic sometimes. The spring after I bought my motorbike the battery went down. So being the true forum reading BMW loyalist that I am I rushed to my local dealer (now deceased) and...
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    Jamie, Thanks again for the informative thread....

    Jamie,
    Thanks again for the informative thread. I hope to avoid first hand experience with the final drive but now I have more understanding about the issue. It kind of makes a swing arm with two...
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    Jamie, Thanks for the informative thread from...

    Jamie,
    Thanks for the informative thread from all of us who live in fear of the dreaded final drive failure. Did you consider the Rubber Chicken Racing bronze bushing bearing replacement?...
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    Jim, Thanks, I bet that is the adapter that he...

    Jim, Thanks, I bet that is the adapter that he was talking about to link in with the bike brakes which wouldn't be necessary on trailer w/o brakes. I will pass the information on to him.
    Jeff Sparks
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    ABS and trailer towing

    I have a friend with a '03 RT with ABS and he wants to pull a small trailer. He has seen some type of plug in adapter for the ABS to used while doing so, does anyone know about such a devise and...
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    Joe Ride.com photos at Mt. Cheaha

    If any of you all rode out from Red's over Mt. Cheaha Joe Rides.com was taking pictures. He got David, Bob, my guest Ed Griffith and me begining on page 18 of 372. (Go to Joe Rides.com, aka...
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