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billgreenman1

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    03 V11 02 BMW R1150R 22RE350Classi

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  1. As much as I love looking at BaT, it often seems like a hugely inflated "price tag justification" network. Sour grapes aside, I suppose that if you want to get your best payoff, this is the place to go. With motorcycles, it seems slightly less of a gouge, and sometimes I see a true auction win; (love out to "ultramotorsource" always fun to see what they find and flip). My brother is only into cars and guys in his club have even speculated some money laundering as a running joke. For me, I think I'm in the majority; guys that want to look at pictures and daydream. I've bid twice, one time losing by only $100, and was more terrified than excited watching the timer count down...
  2. Got to see it here in Indiana. Made my life problems seem insignificant for a few minutes...
  3. +1 on the RE 650's bang for the buck I really like my 350 classic (& will not likely part with it) but a few extra horses would be nice to have out of town. With the Meteor and the new Shotgun it looks like they can make quite a few riders happy...
  4. I'm gonna imagine that they keep trying to get the balance of "gelande" and "strasse" satisfactory for the majority of their customers. Soon, for me they will have to include a wheelchair ramp or a booster of some sort. And I know; I spent 8 years and 90k mi. trying to kill a '95 GS which still lies nearly dead in my garage...
  5. +1 on preferring the narrower tire. To me it almost makes the bike feel lighter and I don't think I've ever gone so hard as to think that it needs "more skin" out back...
  6. I've been fairly lucky with Harper's in the past, and if they didn't have something they would let me know within a week. I think we're lucky to even have a Guzzi retro part store at all...
  7. Good thing the marketing department rejected the moniker of "wet market pangolin" for the sidecar-free version....
  8. Put around 18k mi. on a '91 K100rs; it had a Luftmeister windshield extension on it and I took it off after about 6 months and sold it at a swap meet to a k-bike guy who wanted it more than me. The aerodynamics of the bike would kick in about 85-90 and would be solid and relatively quiet. The mirrors blocked out the wind and rain. I really can't decide if I regret trading in for a '95 GS 1100. If I could have afforded keeping both I would have. The GS ended up getting an Aeroflow and I put 100k on it. I think the ideal scenario would be something akin to the HD Electra glide removable rig....maybe...to each their own...
  9. I guess I got lucky a couple years ago when I replaced mine, but I wouldn't have minded because every one of those on any bike I've had came on way too early. Even my 2022 RE 350's light comes on with like the better part of a gallon left...
  10. Didn't look too closely at the trailer, but often these movie folks will put knuckehead and pan head lip stick on a modern retro bike so the stars and stunt studs can ride them more easily. They didn't call them "suicide shifts" for nothing!
  11. Got my replacement zadi pl336 ignition switch bolted on to the lock plate...the wires are different colors and I guess I'm more color blind than I thought...
  12. Ok,so I have finally gotten around to replacing my ignition switch (I broke the housing in a ham-handed attempt to take it apart, ) and have actually found a zadi pl336 replacement from Aprilia rsv1000. But instead of being truly "plug and play" the plug fittings and the wire coloring is different. Strike one, I suck at everything electrical, and strike two, I guess I'm a little more color blind than I thought I was. I really don't want to F(mess) this up, it is only four wires, and I'd rather never deal with this again. So, the original wires are (remind I'm a bit color blind) Brown (Orange?) Yellow and red Blue and red Brown (orange?) The new part is Yellow Grey/yellow Orange/(green?) Orange Can any of you fine folks help me out with matching the wires? Yeah A little lazy relying on others, but hey, isn't that what forums are all about?
  13. '97 or '98 I was on Skyline Drive and the East sides of the mountains were bright sunshine and the west sides were rain and fog. Kinda exhausting with the hot/cold transitions, even with decent Aerostich gear...
  14. Amazing! But I don't think I saw a hammer anywhere on or near the Guzzi workbench...👍🤔😂
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