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Offline Bob_Roller

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Been Quiet Here !!!
« on: July 15, 2021, 02:39:57 PM »
I've noticed this year, that it's the quietist posting wise that I've seen in years, especially considering that it's the riding season in the northern hemisphere !!!
'81 R65
'82 R65 LS ?
'84 R65 LS
'87 Moto Guzzi V65 Lario
'02 R1150R
Riding all year long since 1993 .
I'll give up my R65, when they pry my cold dead hands from the handlebars !!!!!

Offline skippyc

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Re: Been Quiet Here !!!
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2021, 07:06:59 PM »
I check the site every day and notice that a lot of days there is nothing going on

Offline jp9094

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Re: Been Quiet Here !!!
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2021, 10:06:04 PM »
Could be everyone is out riding?

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"It's what you learn, after you know it all, that counts"

Offline Matt Chapter

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Re: Been Quiet Here !!!
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2021, 11:14:26 AM »
My beemer is in a relatively unproblematic state, not much to say.

Gonna need a new clutch some time soon, I'll probably have a local shop do it.
'86 R65 with '84 motor ~70000 miles. SS lines, Spiegler rotor, Progressive monoshock, Keihan silencers, a piece of Pichler fairing.
'76 CB400F ~26000 miles. Weepy SS lines, big dent in the tank.

Offline dogshome

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Re: Been Quiet Here !!!
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2021, 01:50:57 PM »
Ditto. Mine is running well :-)
肉(r?u)包(bāo)子(zi)打(dǎ)狗(gǒu) (meat+bun(2nd and 3rd)+hit+dog)
* Literally: To hit a dog with a meat-bun.:-O

Offline Tony Smith

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Re: Been Quiet Here !!!
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2021, 04:10:35 PM »
I look in every few days but there are not many posts.

Sadly I think we have not, a d are unlikely too, regain the membership lost during the protracted log in problems.
1978 R100RS| 1981 R100RS (JPS) | 1984 R65 | 1992 KLE500 | 2002 R1150GSA |

Offline Kelvin

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Re: Been Quiet Here !!!
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2021, 05:16:18 PM »
Most of my questions can be answered by a search of the site. I've just done the clutch and rear main of my '84 LS (Sydney is in covid lock down) and between a read of this site and Snowbum's all my questions were answered. So, no need to post.

I agree with Tony though: I've been expecting traffic to return to normal following the login problems but that doesn't seem to be happening.
1983 R65LS 1985 to 1988
1983 R65LS 1996 to present.
1984 R65LS 2019 to present.

Offline dogshome

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Re: Been Quiet Here !!!
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2021, 07:35:47 AM »
The bikers in the UK are invariably 'getting on a bit' and those that have decided to splurge their pensions and not spend on holidays (due to covid) have perhaps spent it on newer bikes? My 70 year old neighbour has a new Street Triple and is already complaining it isn't fast enough.

Another 60 year old retired guy with a rebuilt spine who walks with a stick and is in continuous pain is zipping around on his R1200GS. At least my other neighbor has an RD400, SR500, an old Sportster and a 400/4 that I know of. He has a lockup somewhere and is slowly moving bikes into his new garage at home. Lots of tinkering behind closed doors! Occasionally we get to see what he has this month. Also retired and well into his 60s.

All the bikes I see on the road are much newer than airheads and the club I belong to is all modern (expensive) stuff they take to the dealer for servicing. I haven't seen another airhead on the road out here in 3 years. Some GS but mainly fast 4 cylinder Japanese stuff. The occasional 1950s or earlier British single. I'm on the road to the coast from the Midlands, so small groups of very fast bikes, going very fast.
肉(r?u)包(bāo)子(zi)打(dǎ)狗(gǒu) (meat+bun(2nd and 3rd)+hit+dog)
* Literally: To hit a dog with a meat-bun.:-O

Offline Bob_Roller

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Re: Been Quiet Here !!!
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2021, 11:30:43 AM »
I've noticed as well, that there are no airhead bikes on the streets locally, except for a neighbor on the next street south of me, who has an '82 LS .
'81 R65
'82 R65 LS ?
'84 R65 LS
'87 Moto Guzzi V65 Lario
'02 R1150R
Riding all year long since 1993 .
I'll give up my R65, when they pry my cold dead hands from the handlebars !!!!!

Offline MichaelSydney

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Re: Been Quiet Here !!!
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2021, 10:10:04 AM »
I must admit I had given up on trying to log in to this forum. I had been getting a bit of R65 action on the Facebook group to keep me going but good to be back. I reset my password today and will try to catch up on missed posts.

Offline wilcom

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Re: Been Quiet Here !!!
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2021, 11:32:45 AM »
I've seen complaints on FB about the registration button being disabled ..... I just checked and sure enough it is!  Can't get new blood with the door closed

Joe Wilkerson
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Menifee, CA

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1984 BMW R65LS "Herr Head"
1982 BMW R65LS 
past:
1979 R65
1980 R65
1982 R80RT
1974 R90/6
1972 R75
1964 R50/2
19xx R27
ZX-11

Offline Justin B.

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Re: Been Quiet Here !!!
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2021, 02:47:05 PM »
There has been no registration button for years since the spammer debacle.  There are instructions at the top of the screen stating:

"To register send an e-mail to admin@bmwr65.org and provide your location and desired user name.

I just changed this text to display in red to make it stand out.  If anybody is on the Facebook group let them know we are still alive and all they have to do is follow the instructions.
Justin B.

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1981 R100RT - Summer bike, NEKKID!!!

Offline Bob_Roller

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Re: Been Quiet Here !!!
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2021, 06:01:36 PM »
I don't see any instructions at the top of the home page !!!
'81 R65
'82 R65 LS ?
'84 R65 LS
'87 Moto Guzzi V65 Lario
'02 R1150R
Riding all year long since 1993 .
I'll give up my R65, when they pry my cold dead hands from the handlebars !!!!!

Offline Justin B.

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Re: Been Quiet Here !!!
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2021, 12:02:32 AM »
Actually, it should be at the top of 'most every page.  I have circled it in red on the attached pic...
Justin B.

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1981 R100RT - Summer bike, NEKKID!!!

Offline Bob_Roller

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Re: Been Quiet Here !!!
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2021, 07:55:57 AM »
I can't see it on any page .
'81 R65
'82 R65 LS ?
'84 R65 LS
'87 Moto Guzzi V65 Lario
'02 R1150R
Riding all year long since 1993 .
I'll give up my R65, when they pry my cold dead hands from the handlebars !!!!!