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Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2011, 11:31 PM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 181,132
Posted By Bent Peg
Yeah. He chases Ducati 999's for fun on The Gap....

Yeah. He chases Ducati 999's for fun on The Gap.

Here's a vid of him for those who don't know about him. Guy filming him sure is dragging a lot of stuff keeping up.
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Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 181,132
Posted By Bent Peg
Notice also that he had to wind it up to get it...

Notice also that he had to wind it up to get it to move?

Also, he had to drop his foot in a 3 or 4 lane U-turn. Can you say HEAVY?

Maybe Kevin was right....

bp~
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 181,132
Posted By Bent Peg
Correct. I may have misinterpreted what Kevin...

Correct. I may have misinterpreted what Kevin meant by "crispness." I was thinking in crispness as in "turn & maneuverability" handling and not "acceleration."

In this design and in turn...
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 181,132
Posted By Bent Peg
Regarding Kevin's thought of the GS having a bit...

Regarding Kevin's thought of the GS having a bit more "crisper response" wonder if it has anything to do with the crankshafts of the two bikes being 90 degrees to each other?

I got the same...
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 31,549
Posted By Bent Peg
Needs more switches... :eek1 ...

Needs more switches... :eek1

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/PhotoGallerys/xlarge/12_GoldWing_Det05_A.jpg

...and a clipboard for a Preflight Checklist.

Gads, most cars don't have that many...
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 31,549
Posted By Bent Peg
2012 Honda Goldwing

Interesting that Honda is introducing their face-lifted 2012 Gold Wing in the USA about they same time the GT/GTL shows up onshore.

http://www.ashonbikes.com/content/honda-gold-wing-2012

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Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 181,132
Posted By Bent Peg
They may protect the fairing, but I'd worry that...

They may protect the fairing, but I'd worry that since BMW has lightened the engine weight and cut down on that mass, that the crash bars mounted to where they are shown on the engine may also snap...
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 181,132
Posted By Bent Peg
Then again, a lot of people who do pre-order will...

Then again, a lot of people who do pre-order will bail when time comes to cough up the cash. Just a normal event on a new item.

I'd venture that 30% will bail out no matter what when time comes...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,781
Posted By Bent Peg
With the spy shots of a water cooled GS, better...

With the spy shots of a water cooled GS, better grab one quick if you still want an air-cooled one. This might be the 2012 GS version coming:
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Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 181,132
Posted By Bent Peg
?? If there are 150 BMW dealers in the USA...

??

If there are 150 BMW dealers in the USA and each dealer gets one demo, that's only 3 bikes preordered from each dealer? That's not a promising introductory sales number, more so with two...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,627
Posted By Bent Peg
BMW S1000RR wins 2010 International Bike of the Year Award.

http://www.facebook.com/notes/bmw-s1000rr/bmw-s-1000-rr-voted-international-bike-of-the-year/499001375824

I wouldn't be surprised, but 10,209 units sold? Really? I have yet to see one on the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,943
Posted By Bent Peg
H-D annual service cost on CVO?

Local dealer sent me an email spam on their special winter service price for $99 and that even includes the pick-up and delivery of the bike to their shop and the oil and filter too. This seems like...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-01-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,409
Posted By Bent Peg
I've got Topo 24K West loaded and I just checked...

I've got Topo 24K West loaded and I just checked it in Mapsource and it is routeable. Gets a bit dicey on no road areas and may draw a straight line to it, but it gets there well and routes on roads...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,649
Posted By Bent Peg
I suspect it was more that the USA...

I suspect it was more that the USA distributor/licensee was not wanting to handle any more issues as they have had with their K44 series in their short run era of 3 years each (i.e. the second...
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 28,876
Posted By Bent Peg
Thanks Steve. Interesting reading. I seem...

Thanks Steve. Interesting reading.

I seem to recall a lot of BMW bikes were using some plastic fitting on their fuel lines which began leaking around the 2000 year models. I don't know when the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 28,876
Posted By Bent Peg
Buying a $65 5-gallon can of racing fuel to avoid...

Buying a $65 5-gallon can of racing fuel to avoid the ethanol works, but talk about an expensive way to do it.

Wonder if aircraft fuel has any ethanol it it or did they manage to escape that...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 14,666
Posted By Bent Peg
Redline Motorsports dyno'd the 2011 Kawi ZX-10r...

Redline Motorsports dyno'd the 2011 Kawi ZX-10r vs. the BMW S1000RR. Seems the BMW won..handily.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Peft3Y7TzRQ

Now if the local Yamaha "sales pro guru" would quit...
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,342
Posted By Bent Peg
The K44 series wasn't their greatest design and...

The K44 series wasn't their greatest design and had a short run of 2-3 years for both the 2nd gen. K1200 ('06-'09) and the K1300 ('09-'11?) engine as well. Airbox warping issues accounted for bad...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,222
Posted By Bent Peg
Fwiw, the new Harley-Davidson 2011 CVO Ultra...

Fwiw, the new Harley-Davidson 2011 CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide starts at $36,499. My local dealer has sold two of them and the out-the-door is close to $42,000. :deal

Link here:...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-14-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 114,611
Posted By Bent Peg
I dont' know if that 12 volt to female USB is...

I dont' know if that 12 volt to female USB is what you want. I think the Oregon wants 5 volts and not 12 volts, unless the double-ended male cord has a 5 volt converter between them?

I'm using...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,222
Posted By Bent Peg
In one of my encounters with a CA CHP officer...

In one of my encounters with a CA CHP officer today :pissed he said they are planning on moving away from the BMW brand back over to Kawasaki and some Concours C14 Patrol model. Prime reason seems...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-18-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 945
Posted By Bent Peg
Thanks. Grabbing it now. Too bad Basecamp...

Thanks. Grabbing it now.

Too bad Basecamp doesn't display some download window or time-to-complete or something!

I also got the Lifetime NuMaps City Navigator North America 2011.30 update and...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-12-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 934
Posted By Bent Peg
? About loading CN NA 2011.3 on two GPS units

I see City Navigator 2011.3 is available for the Zumo 550, but not the Oregon 550t unit. I had 2011.2 in both prior.

I bought the Lifetime nuMaps for both units, but the only update I see is for...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-28-2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,052
Posted By Bent Peg
New Mapsource and Basecamp versions are out.

Both available through the "Check for Updates" on each program's toolbar.

bp~
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 181,132
Posted By Bent Peg
Bluetooth is a very finicky beast. Compatibility...

Bluetooth is a very finicky beast. Compatibility issues. Batteries to keep charged. Poor audio quality over a wired system. We had to exchange phones for the car's Bluetooth to work. It works...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 181,132
Posted By Bent Peg
Interesting video. Pillion really sits high...

Interesting video.

Pillion really sits high on the bike. Wonder what the wind buffeting is like back there with the rider sitting so much lower? The GT versions seating seems a bit different...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,788
Posted By Bent Peg
Two H-D dealers closing a month in the USA...

Two H-D dealers closing a month in the USA doesn't seem like a big number compared to the 850+ dealers they had a few years ago. Many are consolidating their shops if they also had a satellite shop....
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 14,666
Posted By Bent Peg
They are learning the way BMW made lots of money...

They are learning the way BMW made lots of money on their 3 spoke wheels of the early R1100RTP police bikes.

Cops finally got a break when BMW decided maybe the 5 spoke wheels lasted longer and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 14,666
Posted By Bent Peg
With the new engine design, I wonder if Kawasaki...

With the new engine design, I wonder if Kawasaki will offer a 3 year warranty on their bike as BMW does on their S1000RR?

Not holding my breath on that one.

bp~
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,732
Posted By Bent Peg
Seems this law is only for bikes manufactured...

Seems this law is only for bikes manufactured after 2013.

It's getting bad enough for Harley with all the shops shuttering lately at a rate of two a month. With them opening more shops in India...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,245
Posted By Bent Peg
This just in. The wiretapping charges have been...

This just in. The wiretapping charges have been dropped against the rider. Ruling is near the bottom of the page (ACLU took it on pro bono).
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-23-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 114,611
Posted By Bent Peg
Using WebUpdater on my 550t today, I got the...

Using WebUpdater on my 550t today, I got the notice of a new firmware # 3.80. Lots of stuff including a "Brightness" setting for the BirdsEye photo/maps. The actual setting itself is buried in the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,703
Posted By Bent Peg
Didn't MCN have some report by some city council...

Didn't MCN have some report by some city council (Texas?) a few months back that compared the various police bikes on items like maintenance?

Other aspect is the city managers who are getting wise...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-21-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,027
Posted By Bent Peg
I have the Oregon 550 on my tank bag's top. ...

I have the Oregon 550 on my tank bag's top.

At times, I would glance down and it said "Lost Satellite Reception." I began questioning if it was something in the tank bag since it has all sorts of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-19-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,403
Posted By Bent Peg
I bought mine when the 550 first came out. No...

I bought mine when the 550 first came out. No pin wear issues yet, but I put some Permatex Anti-Seize aluminum colored stuff on the pins with a Q-tip a couple of times a year too. The gold pads...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,927
Posted By Bent Peg
Good for you! I got served with a possible...

Good for you!

I got served with a possible eviction notice in our CCR maintained community. My neighbor 3 houses away had a straight pipe Harley which was loud. His group used to pick him up for...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 13,410
Posted By Bent Peg
Harley is set to make some announcement come...

Harley is set to make some announcement come Monday Sept. 13 with the steel-worker's union.

More here: http://www.jsonline.com/business/102351189.html?page=1

It's going to take more than an ad...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,584
Posted By Bent Peg
Sometimes the metal belts will eventually cut...

Sometimes the metal belts will eventually cut through the plug. One reason I'm not a fan of metal belted tires over a Kevlar belt, aside from the fact that metal belted tires aren't the smoothest...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-02-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 114,611
Posted By Bent Peg
New BaseCamp 3.06 out on Sept. 1, 2010. Download...

New BaseCamp 3.06 out on Sept. 1, 2010. Download link: http://www8.garmin.com/software/BaseCamp_306.exe


Changes:
Changes made from version 3.0.5 to 3.0.6:


Added support for the GB...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-16-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By Bent Peg
Sierra BMW Online probably has it in stock. You...

Sierra BMW Online probably has it in stock. You also need to select for what bike on their pull down list. They also probably know when the next model is due. They sell a lot of stuff online.
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