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BMW Motorcycles (aka Beemers) and the Competition
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Old 01-01-2010, 04:01 PM
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what are you going to do for you bike this year?

i got a new set mirrors that i'm going to paint to match.
what are you planns for your bike to give it your personal touch this year?
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:14 AM
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At the top of my wish list is new rear shock - probably Ohlins. I need to start a piggy bank for it though...
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Old 01-04-2010, 11:33 AM
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Thinking of steel braided brakelines and/or a gearing change.
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Old 01-04-2010, 03:56 PM
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Maybe trade-in at full MSRP for a Crossbones or Street Glide (HD's 'Ride Free' program).
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:03 AM
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:06 AM
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I tried to fix the Mikuni flat slide float leakage problem last year and gave up. I am going to try once again to fix the existing carb, and if the problem persist... I will replace it (easier said than done).

The gauges were just rebuilt and the seat recovered. Once the carbs are working properly I will spring for new tires and if I am feeling really giving I will replace the alternator with an Enduralast unit (the stock alternator and diode board was always the leak link for airheads).
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Old 01-06-2010, 12:06 AM
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Maybe trade-in at full MSRP for a Crossbones or Street Glide (HD's 'Ride Free' program).
Wow. Those are two completely different looking bikes.

I'll save you the trouble, and swing the vote to one of these:





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Old 01-08-2010, 09:06 AM
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At the top of my wish list is new rear shock - probably Ohlins. I need to start a piggy bank for it though...
Nice. My cousin had a Yamaha FZRR (OWO1) that came stock with an Ohlins shock.
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Old 01-08-2010, 09:13 AM
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My wish list:

-Get rid of that hideous stock pipe and put on an off market one, possibly Akrapovic.
-Steel braided brake lines.
-Maybe get the rims powder coated white.
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Old 01-08-2010, 10:05 PM
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My wish list:

-Get rid of that hideous stock pipe and put on an off market one, possibly Akrapovic.
-Steel braided brake lines.
-Maybe get the rims powder coated white.
+1 on the braided lines, I want some too.
-1 on the white rims, I had some on my F4i, and they needed to be cleaned every 5 miles to keep them looking decent...
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:13 PM
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i heard that you can get powder coat in a very close chrome now. is it try?
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Old 01-10-2010, 02:17 AM
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It needs someone who will ride it well and I need the money.
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Old 01-10-2010, 09:55 AM
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Wow. Those are two completely different looking bikes.

I'll save you the trouble, and swing the vote to one of these:





Y, really thrilled they brought the Wide Glide back for 2010.
Flame paintjob = WIN!
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:13 AM
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Nice. My cousin had a Yamaha FZRR (OWO1) that came stock with an Ohlins shock.
There were lots of great goodies on that bike! Alas, my pure sport days are over until I ever get back to a state with the geography of California. Although the new Multistrada is certainly a temptress ...
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Old 01-13-2010, 06:20 PM
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I actually plan on getting a new bike this year...can't wait!
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Old 04-22-2010, 06:49 PM
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i just repainted mine. looks sweet.
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:18 AM
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i just repainted mine. looks sweet.
you know the drill, pics or it didn't happen
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Old 05-28-2010, 12:15 AM
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:17 AM
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New exhuast, gearing change, and some carbon fiber bits already put on....just riding the rest of the year.

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Old 06-02-2010, 03:11 PM
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Very nice!
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Old 07-21-2010, 05:00 AM
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Just bought a towbar and lightweight trailer to make camping more comfortable (and bring home Chinese groceries from Sydney when I go to the bike club meeting ). Got some protectors for the exhaust headers. Planning on a crash bar or alternately a set of rocker cover protectors (or a pipe bender and a drop saw so that I can weld my own). Checking out diagnostic gear and special tools, planning to build a cycle lift, new tyres and those nifty 90degree tyre valves by Wunderlich.
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:26 PM
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I actually plan on getting a new bike this year...can't wait!
Here is some follow through on my earlier post....
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Old 07-27-2010, 05:24 PM
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I bought an S/W Mototec crash bar last night, if I had of waited until I got around to building one, the bike would have been worn out.
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:16 PM
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Just got new Pilot Road 2's installed plus had a leaky valve cover gasket replaced under warranty and dealer replaced loose mirrors with updated part which has a longer stem, so I can see better now and no longer need the mirror extenders! Bike rides great with the new tires!
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:19 PM
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whoa, very nice, the new Multi! congrats...I want to test ride one. How do you like it? Any issues?
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