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I have secured a 5% discount for forum members at Staab Battery on the Universal 12 volt 22 amp-hour AGM battery.  So far I have had good luck with them and they are extremely "affordable".  I will re...

Started 11/07/16 at 20:33:49 by Justin B.
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I have been playing with the cafepress site and came up with a few items.  It was much more challenging as they will not allow anything with the BMW logo attached to it.  I had to play with some of th...

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Gruber Battery Discount
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I have arranged a 5% discount with Gruber Power Services on their products.  I have had good luck with their AGM motorcycle batteries and the price is pretty reasonable.  To receive this dis...

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Bought a new Bike
Well the DRZ 400 and I have parted company. The blunt truth is that I just didn't like it, I could not get comfortable on it so it wasn't getting used for what I bought it for.
Sold it for what I...

Started 09/16/20 at 00:38:26 by Tony Smith
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By: Tony Smith
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Sneaky AGM battery sellers
This rant is mainly relevant to Australian members given the supplier I am about to name, but the issue may extend further.
This starts in 2017 when I bought my R1150GSA.
Every year in arou...

Started 08/13/20 at 21:58:40 by Tony Smith
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By: Barry
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Gearbox Oil (AOT)
Another Oil Thread Smiley
Synthetic 75W90 works well. Castrol MTX 75W140 work really well!
My shifting technique is getting better: Pre-load lever before changing, move your toe quickly and pos...

Started 04/21/20 at 14:41:56 by dogshome
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By: Barry
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Tires tubes ?
I currently am running Dunlop d404's front and rear. They came with the bike and currently need replaced. They appear to be tubeless but my manual says the bike needs tubes. Could they be mounted with...

Started 12/09/19 at 10:04:30 by Lordcargo
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By: wilcom
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Radial Tires
Anyone have any experience with radial tires on an R65 .
Need to replace the tires on my silver LS tires were manufactured 37th week of 2005 .
Tried to contact the local independent BMW shop...

Started 12/04/19 at 15:59:47 by Bob_Roller
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By: Mrclubike - Ex Member
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Interesting start to work .
Had an interesting start of my work day on Tuesday .
The fire fighting system went off at 0505 foam came on for 5 minutes then the water system kicked in for an additional 30 minutes at 6,000 gal...

Started 02/16/20 at 12:27:27 by Bob_Roller
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Deltran Battery Tender Junior
Received an advertisement in the mail last week for a national hardware store chain, Tru Value, they have the Battery Tender Junior on sale for $20 .
Don't know if this is nationwide or just loca...

Started 11/24/19 at 14:08:19 by Bob_Roller
5 453 Last Post 12/29/19 at 12:07:28
By: dogshome
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Kristmas Krauser
Santa came early at my sister's house, so I fetched on the bike. Contents of 1of2 panniers Smiley
Merry Christmas everyone!

Started 12/23/19 at 06:44:09 by dogshome
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Auto parts price variences
Lately I've noticed a large swing in pricing of auto parts.
At 110,000 miles it's past time for a timing belt/water pump on my 2007 Subaru Forester. If I hurry and get it installed it will be th...

Started 08/31/19 at 14:10:43 by wilcom
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By: Bob_Roller
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Well, I'm In Rabies Treatment
I was on the way to work this morning, at 0450, about 4 miles after I got on the expressway, I-10, I felt a slight thump on my left forearm with a slight stinging sensation .
Got to work and when...

Started 09/30/18 at 00:48:27 by Bob_Roller
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By: dogshome
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Yearly Vacation Starts
My 6 weeks of vacation started yesterday .
The furnaces in the suburb of hell I call home have gone quiet for 6 more months .
Temps are perfect for riding and doing the yearly mintenance on ...

Started 11/04/19 at 15:25:43 by Bob_Roller
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By: tiggum
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Significant Life Event !!
I'll try to make this as sort as possible, no guarantee !!
I got up Saturday morning feeling lousy, felt like a cross between the flu and a hangover, didn't have any alcohol in days .
Got to...

Started 08/13/19 at 18:39:06 by Bob_Roller
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