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    Friends have the Enfield 650's and really like...

    Friends have the Enfield 650's and really like them. The BSA's built by the same company may be just the ticket for the retro looking bike built to modern standards.
    I rode a couple 350 single...
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    Like Daboo I find there are those that will let...

    Like Daboo I find there are those that will let me pass and others that have no idea what they are doing. They may as well not have mirrors on the vehicle, motorcycle or 4 wheeled.
    Had that happen...
  3. I asked a friend, head mechanic at a dealer,...

    I asked a friend, head mechanic at a dealer, about upgrading the software on my 750 to the 850 and I was told the VIN number regulates what gets down loaded.
    I'm happy with the power the 750 has so...
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    Wife and i did the sidecar thing for a long time...

    Wife and i did the sidecar thing for a long time until her hip replacements made getting into the chair very difficult. It was fun while it lasted. i knew a couple paraplegics that rode BMW's with...
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    Under those conditions of liquid intake, I'd save...

    Under those conditions of liquid intake, I'd save it for the wine. Choices are critical!

    Cheers Flook!
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    Dang the Bad Luck. The process of aging is the...

    Dang the Bad Luck. The process of aging is the pits. Hang in there and do your best. Regards to you and family.
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    I started on the oneth of December wishing people...

    I started on the oneth of December wishing people Merry Christmas. Only seemed right. Preemptive Merry Christmas. Good Stuff!
  8. I find a lot of dealers have parts clerks that...

    I find a lot of dealers have parts clerks that have no idea of their stock. One local dealer was going to replace the head bearings and the clerk put in an order. When I got there for service only...
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    I Lost my wife in March after a years long...

    I Lost my wife in March after a years long decline from Dementia. Then we had really toasty weather and I didn't feel like long miles in 100 degree weather. So the Spring and summer came and went...
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    I was another "Lucky One". Instead of Tiger Land,...

    I was another "Lucky One". Instead of Tiger Land, light weapons...Grunt, at Ft Polk LA I got truck drivers training and ended up in Germany. I eventually got assigned an office job too so my military...
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    I noticed there seems to be a fair number of the...

    I noticed there seems to be a fair number of the R18's sitting on the dealer floors. I was offered a test ride and declined. I haven't set on one yet either. I did however get a stiffy and bought a...
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    Reminds me of working with a English machinist...

    Reminds me of working with a English machinist friend in his garage with the lathe and mill. The shot of the guys in the lab with the vials and beakers, Lucas dealt in Black Art of Alchemy to make...
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    " Plus, if they can get along with the new...

    " Plus, if they can get along with the new rulers, that gives them a good location for influence in that very strategic area."

    That's kind of interesting speculation. I don't see the Chinese...
  14. Interesting that he found inoperable recharging...

    Interesting that he found inoperable recharging stations and failures of his own equipment. Getting free charges at Hostels and hotels doesn't give the comparable costs of the trip.
    Yes you can...
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    Great stuff. A local collection has a replica of...

    Great stuff. A local collection has a replica of the early Daimler Benz.
    A buddy had a 1911 Excelsior 350. Belt drive and a Bendix brake on the back wheel. It would go faster than I'd want to ride...
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    Talked to a Tesla driver a couple months ago. He...

    Talked to a Tesla driver a couple months ago. He and his wife had made a quick trip from Yellowstone Park to the LA area. They drove into quick charge facilities and in 15 minutes they were back on...
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    Hey, there are plenty of place right here in...

    Hey, there are plenty of place right here in America that have low speed limits. There are places where the highway speed of 55 is rigidly enforced. Even in Calif we have 15 to 25 mph limits around...
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    I'm not sure what to make of the limited capacity...

    I'm not sure what to make of the limited capacity of recent gas tanks. My ST had 4.3 gallons, I think. The G650GS has 3.7 gallons. My new F750GS has 4 gallons.
    All of my air heads had a 6 gallon...
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    Same Trevor I met at the wind races at Stateline...

    Same Trevor I met at the wind races at Stateline Calif/Nevada? If so I occasionally wonder if you were still doing the car park races. Has to be cleaner than that dust bowl you were playing in that...
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    Wow, Phil, using the turn lane to out gun the...

    Wow, Phil, using the turn lane to out gun the cars going straight. Sounds like you'd really upset the American drivers. But once a practice is in place and folks know the rules, what the heck. Like...
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    The ear plug thing, what have they got against...

    The ear plug thing, what have they got against trying to avoid hearing loss?
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    Any time they just yell at you is mo bettah than...

    Any time they just yell at you is mo bettah than the citation and court time you hope they don't show for!
  23. To answer the how much question. It was $15000...

    To answer the how much question. It was $15000 out the door. I've never been much of a haggler.

    I do have one fellow interested in the G650GS at $4K. I'll give him the saddle cases too. Along...
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    I've adjusted the needles and jets on carburetors...

    I've adjusted the needles and jets on carburetors when they were standard but I've not been enticed to try to out do the engineers with the injected stuff. How it works seems fine to me. So if my...
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    A long, circuitous ramble. I prefer concise. It...

    A long, circuitous ramble. I prefer concise. It all boils down to a short statement towards the end of the article.

    " try to use the highest octane that’s available at the pump."

    In the owners...
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