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Old 01-10-2015, 11:27 PM
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Hi, Hello, long time lurker

Bought a 98 K1200RS in Ravena (Seatte area) from a private party way back in 2005.
The bike had 7500 miles on it and was almost pristine.
It's up around 56k now and I've been more than happy with it.
Sold my 650 Nighthawk with shaft drive after that, but a few years later I missed the 650 goodness, so picked up an 03 SV650 to blat around on when needed.

I tried signing up here back in 05, but never got the registration email, so I've been lurking ever since.
Just now got around to trying again (yeah, I'll get to it someday).

So, Hi All!

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Old 01-10-2015, 11:35 PM
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Re: Hi, Hello, long time lurker

Brian:

Welcome to the site. Post a few pictures of your bike when you get a chance.
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Old 01-10-2015, 11:44 PM
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Yeah, caught me sticking a picture in before the cattle prod. 8)
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Old 01-10-2015, 11:54 PM
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Hey Brian, welcome to the asylum! That's a great picture, belongs on our home page. So what do you think of the KRS after 50k miles?
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Old 01-11-2015, 12:37 AM
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Welcome gald you got the sign up sorted out, we'll look forward to hearing more from you!
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Old 01-11-2015, 01:19 AM
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Welcome, I see you have the stealth Dolphin Blue. Plenty of K bike riders around. In fact some are getting together this coming Wednesday in Duvall at the Duvall tavern at 1300 for lunch. Your welcome to join in. If you ever need tires installed give me a ping.
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Old 01-11-2015, 01:25 AM
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So what do you think of the KRS after 50k miles?

Most of the usual stuff. Had the crank shaft seal replaced a couple years ago so it's good to go for a few more.
I wanted a bike that could be fixed with available parts. After 20 years Honda tells you to take a hike.
Had to replace the oil lines that go from the bottom to the coolers. One of them was rubbing on the engine casing and wore a hole though.
The boneyard supplied some used ones - they had a fiber wrap held on with zipties where mine wore through.
Didn't catch that mod advise here in years past. Anyone else?
Go check yours, I'll wait
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Old 01-11-2015, 01:32 AM
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You're welcome to join in. If you ever need tires installed give me a ping.

Thanks much. I'll see what the weather is like before committing though.
Going to need some new rubber shortly, so thanks for that.

Been running Conti Road Attacks lately and find that they fit my riding very well.
The Metz Z6 front used to turn into hatchet blades in short order. I'm done with those.
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Welcome to iBMW Brian, great picture!

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Old 01-11-2015, 06:48 AM
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That's a great picture, belongs on our home page.

Welcome Brian.

Take a Boxer for a ride; that is real BMW goodness.
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Old 01-11-2015, 09:45 AM
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Welcome Brian!
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Welcome to the asylum
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Re: Hi, Hello, long time lurker

Welcome to the site - nice pic! - We'll add that to the home page Flash rotation for sure.
Sorry about never receiving the registration email. Most folks or their ISPs have their emails so locked down that often, these emails end up victim to spam filters or are blocked all together - just the nature of the cyber world we live in ...
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Great picture I added it to the homepage Flash.
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Old 01-13-2015, 12:33 PM
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Most folks or their ISPs have their emails so locked down that often, these emails end up victim to spam filters or are blocked all together - just the nature of the cyber world we live in ...


That's what I figured at the time. In the mean time, I used this site to look up a lot of information.
Thanks.

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Great picture I added it to the homepage Flash.

Wow! And there it is. Thanks again.
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... So, Hi All!
A belated welcome. 9 years. Heck, we've banned 2 people since then.

Beautiful bike !!
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Old 01-14-2015, 09:16 PM
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Checked the clock today.
I guess it was 56k the last time I paid attention to miles.
It's reading 61k today. Most miles isn't my thing I suppose.

Hmm. Time for an oil and filter change.

Had lunch today with Beech and a bunch of other reprobates at the Duval Tav.
Cheers!
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Thanks for coming over for a beer and lunch. An all day thing through Seattle and a ferry on a cool day + going back in traffic. As mentioned I do tires for 40 bucks, you order the tires and have them drop shipped to me. Saves big bucks. I mention this so any other members in the area are aware there is a system to save 200 little ones per change if you take advantage. Besides, the best Mexican food in the area is in Mount Vernon. Plenty of good rides coming. A good one is Chief Joseph in John Day, Oregon father's day weekend in June. Superior roads.
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