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Forum: Parallel Universe 12-11-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,107
Posted By tmex
I currently own both. They are quite different...

I currently own both. They are quite different animals... The HP2 is an awesome off road machine. With some work and dollars it could well be the ultimate world touring machine. The F8 is very good,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,923
Posted By tmex
I would not overlook the G650GS either....

I would not overlook the G650GS either. Surprisingly smooth for a single, and very well-mannered. If have the Dakar version and GF has the standard. I like it off road better than my F8. Also have a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-13-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 32,776
Posted By tmex
No flaming intended. Just responding to OP. You...

No flaming intended. Just responding to OP. You are correct, many 990's seem to run just fine. Others defy any remedy to cure the FI (or apparent FI) issues. My best friend worked on his with all...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,597
Posted By tmex
I bought my 2005 R12GS from Santa Cruz BWM (who...

I bought my 2005 R12GS from Santa Cruz BWM (who has since gone out of business). At the time Santa Cruz BMW was the Wunderlich distributor for NA. As it sat it had no ABS, wire wheels, knobbies (TKC...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-12-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 32,776
Posted By tmex
Oh please. How long are the sections on TuneBoy...

Oh please. How long are the sections on TuneBoy and TuneECU. Got tunes???? If the FI was fixable by remapping don't you think the dealers would be supplied with maps by KTM to make their customers...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-12-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 875
Posted By tmex
I prefer the OEM stand. They just seem to work a...

I prefer the OEM stand. They just seem to work a lot better (easier to get bike up) than aftermarket stands.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,532
Posted By tmex
I had the same experience trying to buy an HP2 at...

I had the same experience trying to buy an HP2 at California BMW (Mountain View, CA). I walked in with a friend with a helmet and wearing leathers (as was my friend). Pretty obvious we were...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-12-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,401
Posted By tmex
I did not even wait for 600 miles. When I got...

I did not even wait for 600 miles. When I got mine home from San Diego (a couple hundred miles) I dumped the break in oil whatever it was, and switched to Mobile 1 full synthetic. Like you mine does...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-12-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 32,776
Posted By tmex
You can't post anything in the orange crush forum...

You can't post anything in the orange crush forum without getting into a flaming argument. I have four (more than most in OC) KTM's so I am not averse to the brand. But good grief, there is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-11-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 32,776
Posted By tmex
I've ridden both a lot (back to back to back) and...

I've ridden both a lot (back to back to back) and I own an F800GS which I bought before the comparisons - never really considered a 990 because I just don't like the looks.

The 990 has quite a bit...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,727
Posted By tmex
I am no sand expert by any means, but keeping...

I am no sand expert by any means, but keeping your butt off the seat and staying loose on the bars (don't try to over control it) are keys for me. As implied above there is a semi-critical speed...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-09-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3,023
Views: 492,094
Posted By tmex
Your symptoms are not uncommon, and tuneecu is...

Your symptoms are not uncommon, and tuneecu is not the answer. What we are looking at here is a fundamental design flaw. It is unclear if the flaw is in the FI itself or in the serpentine cam drive...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-09-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,540
Posted By tmex
True. The stock Battlewings were nasty remove, at...

True. The stock Battlewings were nasty remove, at least in my experience, and I like to think I am pretty good at it.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-09-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,239
Posted By tmex
At the end of the day it is hard to beat. I like...

At the end of the day it is hard to beat. I like mine so well, I bought an extra set of wheels for it (I have cast wheels with Tourances for the street and wire wheels for the dirt). When I walk out...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-09-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,239
Posted By tmex
As I have said on other threads, tubes are no...

As I have said on other threads, tubes are no issue once you get used to wrestling with them. I actually prefer tubes off road since you can air down far below what is advisable with a tubeless tire....
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-09-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,540
Posted By tmex
Captain is right about the performance of any...

Captain is right about the performance of any knobbie on tar. However, I would posit that a good rider can simply ride through it relatively easily. It is easier to ride through a knobbie's...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-09-2011, 01:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,540
Posted By tmex
Another vote for the D606 front and rear....

Another vote for the D606 front and rear. Exceptionally good tire off road, and it does nothing weird on the tarmac. I also like the Mitas E09 out back, and it comes in a width perfect for the OEM...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,336
Posted By tmex
I went with the Touratech Desierto on my 2005...

I went with the Touratech Desierto on my 2005 R1200GS. Love it although the install is far from trivial.

http://tmex.smugmug.com/Other/My-Smug-Mug/DSCN1103/1188196789_tEata-L.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-07-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 952
Posted By tmex
Correct. Very simple to move around. I would...

Correct. Very simple to move around. I would adjust the front wheel so it is at 90 degrees to the the line of the bars. Plastics should be aligned to that. No doubt just a little carelessness on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-07-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,167
Posted By tmex
FWIW, I did exactly the same thing installing my...

FWIW, I did exactly the same thing installing my risers. A telescoping magnetic retriever should be in your tool box. Took me longer (about 10 minutes) to see the bolt than it did to retrieve it (15...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-07-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,053
Posted By tmex
de nada mi amigo

de nada mi amigo
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-07-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,053
Posted By tmex
You have to remove the swingarm to put a linkless...

You have to remove the swingarm to put a linkless chain on the F800GS.

Anyone serious about maintaining their own motorcycles should own a chain breaking and riveting tool. There are many choices...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,486
Posted By tmex
Yeah, I'm done with ABS talk. It is what it is....

Yeah, I'm done with ABS talk. It is what it is. Some like it, some don't. The powers that be are convinced it is a good thing. No doubt about that.

Can you respond to my issues posted earlier...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2011, 01:14 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,486
Posted By tmex
You missed the point. ABS can kill you. I do not...

You missed the point. ABS can kill you. I do not have a massive ego. You do. It is hard to admit you tossed your money in the trash when you bought the option and drank the marketing coolaid.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-06-2011, 01:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,333
Posted By tmex
FWIW, I sent them an email questioning their...

FWIW, I sent them an email questioning their integrity. I'll let you know if I get a response. There are usually two sides to every story. I want to hear their side. In any case, the product is...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2011, 12:16 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,486
Posted By tmex
I guess. I recently I took my Dakar over Usal and...

I guess. I recently I took my Dakar over Usal and took a wrong turn uphill. It got steeper and steeper, and I finally had to turn around. The Dakar is the only BMW (of five) that I have that has ABS....
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-05-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,291
Posted By tmex
I own a 2009 F800GS and a 2003 F650GS (Dakar...

I own a 2009 F800GS and a 2003 F650GS (Dakar single). I like both bikes a lot. For off road use I have more confidence in the Dakar, and I have taken both bikes off road quite a bit. If I was 90%...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,486
Posted By tmex
That just tells me you are not riding very fast....

That just tells me you are not riding very fast. Which is OK.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-05-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,333
Posted By tmex
+1 Also, dealing with a tube change is not...

+1

Also, dealing with a tube change is not that big a deal. Not as simple as a plug to be sure, but certainly not worth the price of the alternatives IMO.

My advice would be to get good at...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,207
Posted By tmex
+1 on that. Secondly, I would check/adjust...

+1 on that.

Secondly, I would check/adjust the valves. There is really nothing else that would cause hard starting.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,207
Posted By tmex
mileage ??

mileage ??
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,188
Posted By tmex
Hard to say. I have one sitting in my garage at...

Hard to say. I have one sitting in my garage at the ranch with 3K miles on it. I have not ridden it in quite some time. Never really thought about selling it. I have not worked up the ambition to do...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,486
Posted By tmex
I'm pretty much the same as you, although I lack...

I'm pretty much the same as you, although I lack your road racing credentials. Have raced dirt for a very long time. If I could buy a BMW with a simple on/off toggle for ABS, I would be willing to...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,486
Posted By tmex
Thoughtful post. Thank you. I have no...

Thoughtful post. Thank you.

I have no issues with ABS in most road situations, and very very few people (I am not one) can outbreak ABS in the rain. There are some corner cases that can kill you...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2011, 01:51 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,486
Posted By tmex
That is correct. If you did not have ABS you...

That is correct. If you did not have ABS you would not need ASC. Statistics show (and you can search the threads where I have provided links if you are really interested and not spouting pablum) that...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2011, 01:10 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,486
Posted By tmex
Brake steering in the context I am using it is...

Brake steering in the context I am using it is locking up the rear wheel and shifting your weight to get the bike to slide in the direction you want. Release the brake and go where the bike is...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2011, 01:02 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,486
Posted By tmex
I never said I am perfect, don't be a smart-ass,...

I never said I am perfect, don't be a smart-ass, it diminishes you, and I respect you on many levels. If you prefer ABS that is your choice. There is substantial evidence to support the claim that...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,486
Posted By tmex
It is called brake steering. Advanced riders are...

It is called brake steering. Advanced riders are very good at it. You cannot brake steer with ABS.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,486
Posted By tmex
Read my post. I never said you can't do whatever...

Read my post. I never said you can't do whatever you please. I merely quarreled with your assertion that it IS a safety feature. It is MARkETED as a safety feature. Like you, I am not trying to start...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,486
Posted By tmex
There are a ton of references, all of which I...

There are a ton of references, all of which I have posted on this site before, which dispute the effectiveness of ABS. It would be fair to say that ABS is "marketed" as a safety feature. Whether it...
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