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Old 07-24-2014, 07:48 AM   #5416
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Hey to all you Spokane guys, I am over in Portland and found a k1200r sport for sale at Westside Motorsports. Any of you inmates know anything about the bike or dealership I should know about before I think about a fly and ride? I realize my chances are slim to none for any info but thought it would be worth a shot. For some reason I think I need to give up my maintenance free fz1 for a k12r sport. Someone talk me down. Please!
Out of warranty ownership of late model BMWs is a risky business, but if you feel the need, I understand.
Westside is a solid well established dealer. They've only had BMW for a few years. They are right by the airport so I expect they'd pick you up.
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:05 AM   #5417
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I know,,right! I need to find a way to quiet the voices in my head!
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:32 AM   #5418
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I know,,right! I need to find a way to quiet the voices in my head!
Maybe you could take afew minutes and describe what kind of riding you want to do,age,and dreams for the bike.every bike is like a tool in the drawer the question is is the best one for you. Excited for you!
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Old 07-24-2014, 04:05 PM   #5419
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Maybe you could take afew minutes and describe what kind of riding you want to do,age,and dreams for the bike.every bike is like a tool in the drawer the question is is the best one for you. Excited for you!
Mostly some sport touring and occasional day trip like I do now. Mostly looking to upgrade and I've always liked the looks of the k sport, also looks to be about the same riding position of my fz, and at almost 50 I can't be leaned over on a crotch rocket anymore. As previously mentioned a used bmw out of warranty can be an expensive proposition. I have heard rumblings of a possible redesign of the FJR and maybe the FZ for 2015 but who knows? Maybe I'll just keep the old gen1 fz for awhile, she is low tech, low maintenance, and has an incredible grin factor!
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:41 PM   #5420
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We're going to be caging through Spokane in the next day or 2. Any noteworthy bike shops to visit?
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:40 PM   #5421
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We're going to be caging through Spokane in the next day or 2. Any noteworthy bike shops to visit?
http://www.westsideracing.com/

http://www.allsportracing.com/

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Old 07-26-2014, 07:59 PM   #5422
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Wahoo!

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday I will be camping at Farragut State Park. It is mostly a family thing but I will be on my bike and no one in my family rides so looking for some local people to hang out with. Only plan for sure is fire in the evening and Silverwood on Tuesday.
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Old 07-26-2014, 09:54 PM   #5423
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We're going to be caging through Spokane in the next day or 2. Any noteworthy bike shops to visit?
http://www.cdapowersports.com/

(unabashed self-promotion...)
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:48 AM   #5424
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+1 to CdA Powersports.... Jason in the parts department keeps the place well stocked with gear and goodies. Good rider too.
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:32 AM   #5425
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Gently used KLR offered to local riders first.

A fellow rider Gary, asked me to post this. He wanted to give local riders first chance on his KLR that is for sale. Back issues force the sale of this gently used 2002 KLR.

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Old 07-28-2014, 10:43 AM   #5426
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thanks, just emailed him.

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A fellow rider Gary, asked me to post this. He wanted to give local riders first chance on his KLR that is for sale. Back issues force the sale of this gently used 2002 KLR.
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:47 AM   #5427
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I've always had good luck with that dealership, better than average parts and accessories department, NICE looking property and grounds too, but that has nothing to do with sales. I don't know anything about that bike.

Bought two bikes from them and have had many service dealings. Overall they are a good outfit.
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:38 PM   #5428
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Feike,

Somebody told me I'm destroying my suspension by compressing it on the trailer. I've transported it like this several times. Longest it's been strapped down has been 24 hours.

Any worries here? Other than it's crappy BMW suspension rather than KTM awesomeness.

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Old 07-28-2014, 11:21 PM   #5429
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This is on e of those debates that rages alongside the "best oil" and "best chain lube" discussions.

I don't like leaving my suspension tied down more than a day or so, but generations of motorcyclists have been tying down their bikes the night before going riding in the morning, me included.

Some say it'll destroy the springs, others say it'll destroy the seals, etc. I have a hard time swallowing that. Think of what your suspension goes through when you ride it. You'll never replicate those kind of loads on the trailer, no matter how hard you tie the bike down.

Just don't leave it that way for days and you're fine.
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:46 PM   #5430
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With a front wheel chock like you have you don't really need to cinch it down that tightly. Better would be to add two rearward strap loops on the trailer and attach tie downs about mid-ship and run them to the back. 4 tie-downs all pulling the bike against each other is a rock solid system.
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