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Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,543
Posted By mdmaroon
Like this guy:...

Like this guy: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/arrest-warrant-issued-for-b-c-bedroom-dentist-1.1369206

Yeah, worked out really well for him.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,004
Posted By mdmaroon
I thought this would be a thread about cleaning...

I thought this would be a thread about cleaning gun shot wounds.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,268
Posted By mdmaroon
I suffered with the ABS lights and clock reset...

I suffered with the ABS lights and clock reset problem for three years...

Put in an Odyssey PC680 battery a couple days ago and it's like a whole new bike. No hesitation whatsoever with starting,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,219
Posted By mdmaroon
Any bike is an off-road bike, once the second...

Any bike is an off-road bike, once the second owner buys it for half price and doesn't care about scratching it.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 947
Posted By mdmaroon
I have a Y-Pipe and mine backfires if I abruptly...

I have a Y-Pipe and mine backfires if I abruptly close the throttle after hard acceleration.

I consider it an added benefit.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,258
Posted By mdmaroon
This thread makes me want to go and buy a GS911...

This thread makes me want to go and buy a GS911 for $350 just so I never have to think about it again...

...and I don't even need or want one.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,053
Posted By mdmaroon
It's not that I don't understand economics. ...

It's not that I don't understand economics.

The idea is to avoid being involved in their economics by letting them keep their fancy package (a ziploc bag with a sticker on it) and their part in...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,053
Posted By mdmaroon
Here's something that might work:...

Here's something that might work: http://www.norelem.de/App/WebObjects/XSeMIPSNORELEMDE.woa/cms/page/locale.enDE/pid.7.11.1034.214/agid.5311.5321/ecm.ag/Press-in-oil-level-sight-glasses.html
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Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,053
Posted By mdmaroon
Alternate Oil Sight Glass?

Today I replaced the oil sight glass on my 2000 R1150GS because the old one started leaking.

How is this part worth $50? That's absurd. It was made in Taiwan. It's worth $1.

Hopefully I...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2012, 12:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,410
Posted By mdmaroon
Here's why the guy who got caught with the bike...

Here's why the guy who got caught with the bike is hooped (I'm in Canada, btw):

Possession and Trafficking

Marginal note:Possession of property obtained by crime

354.*(1)*Every one...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2012, 12:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,410
Posted By mdmaroon
Apparently the guy was very thorough in removing...

Apparently the guy was very thorough in removing all identifying marks. A police expert has already gone over it and was not able to determine the rightful owner of the bike, using whatever...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,410
Posted By mdmaroon
Finding VIN of Stolen Honda CBR 600 F4i

I have a friend in law enforcement and he recently (a couple days ago) recovered a stolen 2001 Honda CBR 600 F4i.

The thief removed all the VIN numbers, so they have been unable to determine who...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,085
Posted By mdmaroon
Nice.....

Nice.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lltc7uWHFMg&feature=related
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,255
Posted By mdmaroon
Wow, when I saw this among the new postings I...

Wow, when I saw this among the new postings I thought I had gone back in time! I started this thread in 2004...

I feel a sudden urge to go and mess with my TPS and throttles....
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 186,039
Posted By mdmaroon
Exactly. An American citizen travelling in...

Exactly. An American citizen travelling in Colombia doesn't just snap their fingers and have a job in Spain.

Either something is not right, or he's got some kind of hook up. For his sake, I hope...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 186,039
Posted By mdmaroon
Just curious, did you have to get a work permit...

Just curious, did you have to get a work permit or something to work in Spain? Or did you just...not get one? :evil

I'm not asking for myself, as I already have European citizenship and could...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,434
Posted By mdmaroon
Get it covered in mud and filth. That should...

Get it covered in mud and filth. That should help to hide the wax.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,477
Posted By mdmaroon
My R1150GS gets to 7 bars if I'm riding around in...

My R1150GS gets to 7 bars if I'm riding around in 1st gear off-road. This might be normal. For what it's worth...

In traffic, 6 bars is not unusual, but it stays at 5 as long as I'm moving a...
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,791
Posted By mdmaroon
Protective Film for Helmet Shield/Visor?

I've been searching the Internet and I can't believe this doesn't exist.

Does anyone make a protective stick on film for helmet shields? Not for the helmet itself, I found that, but for the clear...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,953
Posted By mdmaroon
I have the 35 watt DDM kit for my low beam only. ...

I have the 35 watt DDM kit for my low beam only. It works great and is quite a bit brighter than an ordinary halogen. The HID light works well in this application because of the projector style...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,076
Posted By mdmaroon
I connected a 30 Amp fuse followed by a 30 Amp...

I connected a 30 Amp fuse followed by a 30 Amp relay to my battery positive terminal. The output of the relay goes to a fuse block. When the relay is open, there is no power to the fuse block.

To...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,424
Posted By mdmaroon
I've had two KLR's and two R1150GS's. Here...

I've had two KLR's and two R1150GS's.

Here are the differences as I see them:

KLR on-road: Not so good
KLR off-road: Not so good

BMW on-road: Good
BMW off-road: Even worse than the KLR
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,987
Posted By mdmaroon
My experience is that ANY vehicle, car or...

My experience is that ANY vehicle, car or motorcycle, costs you $1000 every time you go near a dealer. This is not just a BMW issue.

If you want one, then get one. It'll be cheaper than buying...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 15,379
Posted By mdmaroon
I just turn on my left turn signal every time I...

I just turn on my left turn signal every time I want to blow the horn. What a ridiculous design.

Maybe I just need more practice.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 578,291
Posted By mdmaroon
I believe it was because to sell internationally...

I believe it was because to sell internationally the device has to be "RoHS" compliant, which it is not.

RoHS basically means it doesn't have lead solder and stuff like that......
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,825
Posted By mdmaroon
Do you have an HID light by any chance? ...

Do you have an HID light by any chance? Sometimes radio frequency interference from the ballast can kill the RID.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,546
Posted By mdmaroon
In my opinion, you buy a GS because they have...

In my opinion, you buy a GS because they have character. It's not the best bike for any one purpose.

I would say the GS excells at long distance touring on the highway with lots of baggage. Very...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,022
Posted By mdmaroon
Replace it with one of these for offroad: ...

Replace it with one of these for offroad: http://www.konkermotors.com/street-bikes/ksm200.html

Keep the BMW for going to Starbucks like it was meant to.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-15-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 46,657
Posted By mdmaroon
If you like old bridges, check out this video:...

If you like old bridges, check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcbH-71M2xE&feature=player_embedded

I saw this one a few weeks ago returning from a camping trip. Glad I stopped to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,693
Posted By mdmaroon
Tell this guy who wants to rent your bike that...

Tell this guy who wants to rent your bike that you will agree to the following:

1. He pays for the bike in full
2. Transfers ownership to his name
3. Buys his own insurance
4. Rides it...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,615
Posted By mdmaroon
DDM for sure. I bought some cheap eBay HID kit...

DDM for sure. I bought some cheap eBay HID kit and the light flickered very annoyingly. DDM worked perfectly. 35 watt is plenty.
Forum: Trip Planning 08-25-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 121,649
Posted By mdmaroon
I stealth camped here on the weekend:...

I stealth camped here on the weekend:...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,784
Posted By mdmaroon
Just get an older KLR 650 and stick a BMW logo on...

Just get an older KLR 650 and stick a BMW logo on it to piss off BMW owners who spent too much money on a bike that is useless off-road.

BMW GS = 95% on-road, 5% off-road (a dirt road is a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,523
Posted By mdmaroon
You just described the active ingredient in beer!

You just described the active ingredient in beer!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 20,131
Posted By mdmaroon
"Starbucks Cruisers" I love it. That's...

"Starbucks Cruisers"

I love it. That's what I'm calling my R1150GS from now on!

People are always saying "Hey, nice bike" and stuff like that. The conversation always includes "You can take...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 578,291
Posted By mdmaroon
This is true. I am one of those IT guys. I have...

This is true. I am one of those IT guys. I have bulk bags full of computer junk. There must be thousands of those jumpers in there.

Let's do a test.... How many seconds does it take me to find...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,787
Posted By mdmaroon
For my 2000 R1150GS I noticed a slight...

For my 2000 R1150GS I noticed a slight improvement in low speed throttle response, which makes the bike nicer to ride.

The fuel consumption increased, although I didn't change my riding style.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,906
Posted By mdmaroon
Did you replace your filler cap? You probably...

Did you replace your filler cap? You probably did, but in your description you didn't say you did...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,137
Posted By mdmaroon
You can keep track of your mileage with a GPS. ...

You can keep track of your mileage with a GPS. It's probably more accurate than the trip meter anyway.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,259
Posted By mdmaroon
Or just use an iPhone:...

Or just use an iPhone: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vibration/id301097580?mt=8
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