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    IS ABS Module is a weak spot of this bike

    Thanks Boris!
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    IS ABS Module is a weak spot of this bike

    Can anyone here provide a photo showing the actual location of the ABS pump? I'm not near my service manual at the moment, and the online parts diagrams aren't too clear. I've got a bunch of maintenance to do on the bike when I get back home, so I may as well add this to the list and check to...
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    BMW GS Update

    That's an Olympic level of gall on the part of a dealership to ask for a donation to subsidize one of their costs of doing business as...well...a freaking motorcycle dealership. Hard to imagine the effort it would take for the receptionist to make that request with a straight face.
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    How to change fork seals video.

    I'll add one more suggestion. On my last fork oil change I found a really simple way to make the air gap measurement. I took a small brass tube (I think it was 1/8") I bought at a hardware store and marked the length of the air gap on the tube. I think it's 150 mm on the Super Tenere, but I'd...
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    Garmin Charger Keeps Slipping Out of Power Outlet Socket

    Try this. It's for a Nuvi, but I imagine the process is the same. I did it quite a while back, and my Nuvi's been in the rain without any additional protection without any issue. I wouldn't rely on it for actual submersion of the unit, but so far, it's done well against rain.
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    Garmin Charger Keeps Slipping Out of Power Outlet Socket

    The silicon is a good idea; the only thing that prevented me from going that route was that I use a hacked data cable to power the Gamin when it's on the bike. I took a data cable and shorted out the data wires so that only power was going to the Garmin. That way, the Garmin doesn't reboot...
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    Garmin Charger Keeps Slipping Out of Power Outlet Socket

    If you're using a Nuvi on your bike, I have an additional recommendation. The USB power port on the Nuvi is not a good secure fit with the USB cable, even when brand new, and the cable can vibrate around in the GPS unit when you're riding. The power port is a point of failure for these...
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    How to change fork seals video.

    Thanks, eemsreno. This is a timely posting, since I'm doing this next week when I get back from Arizona. I've changed the fork oil before, but this will be my first seal change, so I'll download this and add it to my maintenance videos.
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    Riding tracks

    If you have memories of Everclear, it just means you didn't drink enough of it.
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    Riding tracks

    LOL, I usually have little notes laying around with some song titles on it because I heard them somewhere and want to remind myself to go check Youtube and see if they're there....
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    Riding tracks

    These threads always interest me, because frankly, I've gotten sick of the music I've listened to for much of my life and am always on the lookout for something new. After about forty years of Led Zeppelin, the Stones, Skynyrd, etc I just bottomed out. Now my phone is populated by weird stuff...
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    How to get rid of scratches on this piece

    Krylon Fusion is specifically made for plastic, and they do make a semigloss and flat black, but from experience I can say that it doesn't match the look of unfinished plastic. Unless you paint the entire visible part of the piece, I think the paint would draw more attention to that area than...
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    Question About Swing Arm Removal

    LOL, Steve, I think you've indeed solved the clearance problem with removing that screw.....
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    How to get rid of scratches on this piece

    It's not hard to sand and polish out the scratches; what's difficult is to match that semigloss finish of the plastic piece. The more you sand, the smoother the surface gets, which isn't going to match the finish of the surrounding plastic. It can be really hard, if not impossible, to match a...
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    Question About Swing Arm Removal

    Breaking things is how I learn :) .
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