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Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,847
Posted By mafpolo
I'm showing my ignorance, and lack of mechanical...

I'm showing my ignorance, and lack of mechanical talent....what is a DIN plug?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,847
Posted By mafpolo
Laugh It's the Tender Jr's I have had

That have lasted for so long. I'll just mail the CAN-BUS tender back to them, and tell them where they can re-stock it.
It's probably way over engineered.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,847
Posted By mafpolo
Pissed BMW CAN-BUS Battery Tender.....Skip it

After shelling out what I consider a lot of cash for a battery tender, it lasted a little over three years. I have Deltran tenders that are working after ten years plus.

I called BMW, and I will...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 114,799
Posted By mafpolo
Wow Wow Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Having grown up in South Africa, your trip post has just been a real treat. Cape Town is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places on earth. Your pictures and commentary took me on a trip this...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,651
Posted By mafpolo
Question Speedometer Accuracy vs. GPS

The difference between my speedometer and the mph on my gps (on highway) is around 5 mph. Which one do you think is more accurate?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,492
Posted By mafpolo
Bike never been down

I did try to fix my arm length - cycling crash last month - tore my, which resulted in an AC3 tear.

I will measure the bars - floor to ground, and side to side

All those years of asking...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2010, 05:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,492
Posted By mafpolo
My imagination or GS bars uneven?

Maybe my arms differ measurable in length. The standard 1200GS bars (2006) seem uneven - further reach to the clutch than the brake lever. When riding, my elbow is slightly bent (noticeably) on the...
Forum: Americas 10-31-2010, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,436
Posted By mafpolo
Question Places to ride in winter?

Where are some good places to go ride this winter in the western USA? I live in the Southeast, so I will ship my bike and pick it up.

If I am out there in the winter, I want to be warm (I don't...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By mafpolo
Great...I'm good for another year.

Looked at my records...had it serviced a year ago. Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By mafpolo
This was very helpful

Gave me a sense that I am fine for a while. This is consistent with what others have told me.

I also have a 94 HD Softail Custom. A beautiful bike, but I rarely ride it (has sentimental value,...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By mafpolo
Question How often does the ABS system need to be serviced?

I have a 2006 R1200GS. It was serviced last year. I service annually, since I don't put enough miles on the bike.

Is the ABS service intervals every three years? What is involved.

Thanks
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By mafpolo
Question Tire Life...when you don't ride much

My R1200Gs is a 2006 model. It still has the original tires on it. I don't ride many miles, so I have to have the annual service done on it. The bike does live in a climate controlled garage.

With...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By mafpolo
Agree

Agree. Few dealers here with limited choices and limited sizes. So, what else can you do, but order two sizes of a helmet off the net - after some research on head shape, reading reviews, etc. If the...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,397
Posted By mafpolo
Now that you mention it, it does bother me that I...

Now that you mention it, it does bother me that I am also riding on beer cans, I will explain to my wife that I don't have t drink water anymore, since I hate the stuff, and I can't wear my wedding...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,397
Posted By mafpolo
Helmet Technology is Way Behind

You would think that by now, helmet manufacturers would have come up with a better material than EPS.

By now there should be a material that's safer, and lasts longer.

Our heads are still...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,604
Posted By mafpolo
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

The best of all worlds - small, light, interchangeable lenses, and incredible images. A friend of mine who is a very successful fashion photographer bought one, and he loves it. He is getting great...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By mafpolo
How tight should cheek pieces be?

How tight? if they aren't uncomfortable, BUT if you bit down quickly you would bite into your inner cheeks, are they too tight?
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,963
Posted By mafpolo
Nolan No-Fit

I couldn't get any Nolan to fit me....size or model.
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By mafpolo
With the 5 year plan Arai is expensive

With having to get rid of a lid in 5 to 7 years (depending on use), Arai is expensive. I also want carbon fiber.

Used to be cheaper helmets weren't as safe, and poorly made. Reviews I ma reading...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By mafpolo
Question How should a helmet fit?

I'm still riding in an Arai RX-7 that has some age on it. I got rid of my Shoei early on, since it was way too round for my head. Bought the Arai at a deal from a racer who bought one too many.
...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,395
Posted By mafpolo
Visibility

I believe I am going to paint part of mine in order to be visible to others. However, do plan to leave plenty of cf, because it looks so cool.

Hard to imagine that the helmet weighs much less -...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,216
Posted By mafpolo
Still comes back to variables

Over time the outer shell will delaminate, the inner foam will harden, and other pieces will age.

However, the question lies in "how long." I am a casual rider - on average I ride once a week due...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 526
Posted By mafpolo
Question Helmets: Carbon Fiber vs. Traditional Materials

The nature of carbon fiber is a combination of light weight and strength. The nature of carbon fiber on impact is to break apart. So, does this make for a better outer shell on a motorcycle helmet?...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By mafpolo
Question Can you use bluetooth

Can you use a blue tooth chaterbox in a non bluetooth ready helmet?
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 906
Posted By mafpolo
What affect does the oval shape have?

Does oval shape lend itslef to smaller size relative to measurement or larger?
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2010, 06:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 906
Posted By mafpolo
Measurement

I am glad to hear that. I also looked at a sizing chart - the cm measurement for an Arai and the Schuberth are the same.

It really just chaps me that I have to put down my RX7 and buy a new...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2010, 06:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,495
Posted By mafpolo
It is a cash cow.....but

It's a cash cow to the provider, but so is life insurance, car insurance, homeowners, etc. If your bike was predictable, you could calculate the repair expenses for the time you are going to own it,...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 906
Posted By mafpolo
Question Do Schuberth's Run True to Size?

Is a small in a Schuberth pretty much true to size...same as a small Shoei, Arai, etc.
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,216
Posted By mafpolo
Question Helmet Life....How Long

The rule of thumb is five years and chunk the helmet. However, there are a lot of different opinions out there.

What's magic about five years? I have an Arai RX7. It is ten years old. I had a...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By mafpolo
GB, I don't ride with the manual

Probably should, but I don't, so I guess I don't need the band. I stuck it in my Givi box anyway.

Does make sense to travel with the manual...it can stay in the Givi too
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By mafpolo
Battery Install

Installed a new battery last night. Did not re-install the black band (rubber band looking piece). Is this a problem. Frankly, I wasn't paying attention, so I could not figure out the re-installation...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,326
Posted By mafpolo
Thanks for the feedback

I bought a Yuasa. It's possible that they make the OEM BMW battery. When I went to their site, clicked on "motorcycle batteries," then "BMW" it took me to the Motorrad site.

So, I spent 87.00...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,326
Posted By mafpolo
Question Bought a non-BMW replacement battery ...mistake?

I purchased a battery from Apex online for $75.00. It's an adventure Power sealed AGM battery.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By mafpolo
Question GS Hard time re-cranking Thurs., but not today?

It's been raining here for over two weeks. I do keep the bike on one of those BMW GSM tenders.

Cranked fine the other afternoon, took off, got into five-o-clock traffick, including a wreck which...
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,347
Posted By mafpolo
They are Revits and they are PCM

Make sure I understand -for the PCM to work they need to be quite snug?
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2009, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,347
Posted By mafpolo
Question How Should Gloves Fit?

How loose or tight should gloves fit? I just bought a pair of Revit's, and I am concerned that they may be too tight.

Thanks
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,019
Posted By mafpolo
Question Synergy - Vest vs Jacket Liner

I am trying to decide whether to buy the vest or the jacket.

My assumptions:

Vest - more convenient, easier to store, etc.

Jacket - keeps arms warm as well.

Please give your feedback
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2008, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,965
Posted By mafpolo
Question I thought that PCM maintained....

a certain bandwith of body temp. If cold..it retains heat, but if too warm it helps reduce heat.

Am I off base here?
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2008, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,965
Posted By mafpolo
I Am Based In....

Alabama. If it gets below 32 degrees here, people don't even go out in their cars.

It's down to the Farenheits or the Pro Winter II's
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2008, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,086
Posted By mafpolo
Laugh What I Really Should Do Is....

Get a lock put on the thermostat! :rofl
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