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Forum: Orange Crush 04-03-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 55,563
Posted By SafteyCushion
More Options

Two more variables to play with:

- hearing protection - I've tried different foam ear plugs. Some are much more effective than others. Theses should be easy to find an inexpensive to try. They...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,624
Posted By SafteyCushion
[QUOTE=Zappp;9933242]Mix "Simple Green" at most...

[QUOTE=Zappp;9933242]Mix "Simple Green" at most concentrated dilution ...:deal

Does this mean full strength, 1 part water to 1 part Green, or something else?

Inquiring minds want to know,...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-10-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,047
Posted By SafteyCushion
No Tenere 660 in the USA...yet.

No Tenere 660 in the USA...yet.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,435
Posted By SafteyCushion
I don't disagree with any of the above. ...

I don't disagree with any of the above.

I'll add:
-BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg SC
-Rawhide
-MSF Advanced rider classes

These folks can help you safely find your limits with this...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7,290
Views: 962,674
Posted By SafteyCushion
I changed from anakee2's to Heidenau K60 Scouts...

I changed from anakee2's to Heidenau K60 Scouts on both my 2007 650gs and 1200gs. Both went from zero wobble to wobble at about 75 mph plus. So I am pretty sure the tires are the issue...but thy have...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 10-05-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 22,424
Posted By SafteyCushion
oldie but goodie

This is still a great report, showing what you can do solo on the big bike, and also showing some nice utah rides and how to connect them. Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,219
Posted By SafteyCushion
I think you've got that right, and i wish it were...

I think you've got that right, and i wish it were set up as you described.

The gearing appears to me to be more for racing than low key recreation.

Somebody tell me if I'm wrong - I'd love to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15,601
Views: 1,834,824
Posted By SafteyCushion
For dirt road use, I'd expect the DR is lighter,...

For dirt road use, I'd expect the DR is lighter, so should be easier & more fun. For pavement, the GS should be nicer and easier to ride well. Abs is a significant safety feature.heated grips can be...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,820
Posted By SafteyCushion
As another owner of a 2007 f650gs, and someone...

As another owner of a 2007 f650gs, and someone whose has had a nice little ride on the Terra as well, I'm not sure I'd make the trade. Beyond the specs, the 07 f650gs is a damn good little bike....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,049
Posted By SafteyCushion
I've ridden the TKC 80's on tar and in dirt, and...

I've ridden the TKC 80's on tar and in dirt, and performance-wise, they seem just fine for both.

Also, for what its worth, I fell twice on one of the sections pictured a few weeks ago. The...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By SafteyCushion
07 F650gs w 24,000 miles. Reliable. Fun in the...

07 F650gs w 24,000 miles. Reliable. Fun in the twisties. Easy to ride in town. Always forgiving, except in mud where it want to sleep. Done 700 mi days following the big bikes (1200gs, 1150rs,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7,060
Views: 1,096,325
Posted By SafteyCushion
On the f650gs and the 1200gs, the solution is to...

On the f650gs and the 1200gs, the solution is to hold the lock in the open position with one hand and give the back of the seat a goo whack with the other.
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 25,377
Posted By SafteyCushion
I've enjoyed the thread vey much. I make regular...

I've enjoyed the thread vey much. I make regular visits to the threads I like to track, and use the search function to follow up on questions I've got.
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 25,377
Posted By SafteyCushion
How about archiving the "old" threads and let...

How about archiving the "old" threads and let folks start new ones as wanted?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,011
Posted By SafteyCushion
I'm sorry to hear you are having such a hassle. ...

I'm sorry to hear you are having such a hassle.

I'm really surprised your dealer is not anxious to work with you and make you a satisfied customer.
I would think the Corporate BMW folks would...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,640
Posted By SafteyCushion
Earlier this summer, I rode my 1200gs on what I...

Earlier this summer, I rode my 1200gs on what I thought was the perfect GS road -- nice dirt, some loose rock, no much gravel, fun up and down stretches. The following week I rode the same rode my...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,165
Posted By SafteyCushion
Regarding noise -- another variable to manipulate...

Regarding noise -- another variable to manipulate is your hearing protection. On some bikes, the soft foam works best for me, on others my custom molded ones do the job just as well or better.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,016
Posted By SafteyCushion
Another Angle

You may face a mechanical issue, but here is another angle. It may not apply to your case but maybe it will help somebody else reading this tread, so I'll put it out there.

When I'm feeling any...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,421
Posted By SafteyCushion
Gas or Spark, that is the question. I've...

Gas or Spark, that is the question.

I've no mechanical insight to offer, but here are some experiences:

When my 07 f650gs suddenly died, my low fuel light had been on for some time, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,283
Posted By SafteyCushion
I ride an O7 GS. The ABS on the O7 and newer...

I ride an O7 GS. The ABS on the O7 and newer bikes no longer have servo-assist. A BMW dealer can look up your bike to see if the recall issues were all addressed. They I'd think you'd be good to go....
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,910
Posted By SafteyCushion
Same question here. What was the procedure to...

Same question here. What was the procedure to loosen the strap?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-29-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,438
Posted By SafteyCushion
Cast Wheels

PM Sent.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,297
Posted By SafteyCushion
From the situation you described, I'd think the...

From the situation you described, I'd think the lowered bike definitely be the way to go.
Another benefit should be a little smoother handling on the tarmac.
And if you don't need the big tank,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7,290
Views: 962,674
Posted By SafteyCushion
Re: Side Stand Height

The only time I've had a bike fall off the side stand was when I rode one with a longer stand, the wind caught it, and it blew over on the right side. The bike stuck the car parked there, damaging...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7,290
Views: 962,674
Posted By SafteyCushion
On my 07 F650gs, I had pretty much the same...

On my 07 F650gs, I had pretty much the same on-trail experience as GSBS. But out on the pavement, I still want the ABS. I really wish BMW had a better "on the fly" solution or setting.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,851
Posted By SafteyCushion
I read ATC's post (above) and immediately reached...

I read ATC's post (above) and immediately reached for my hand exerciser!!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,913
Posted By SafteyCushion
Back to the question... TKC-80's were the...

Back to the question...

TKC-80's were the tires of choice at the BMW performance center in Spartanburg S.C. last time I was there... We rode them for technical maneuvers, deep sand, water...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,672
Posted By SafteyCushion
It's great little tips like this that add so much...

It's great little tips like this that add so much fun to riding. Happy Thanksgiving.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-13-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,039
Posted By SafteyCushion
I found this somewhere in the Mega thread for the...

I found this somewhere in the Mega thread for the WR250R:

Originally Posted by DugsGMS

Alot of people have alot of way to adjust chain tension but theres way too many varialbles involved in...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-13-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 22,290
Views: 2,039,891
Posted By SafteyCushion
Between North Canyon and Meuller Park?

Between North Canyon and Meuller Park?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By SafteyCushion
Also try starting with kick stand both up and...

Also try starting with kick stand both up and down -- could be that micro-switch as well.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By SafteyCushion
Have you checked to see if the "no start" problem...

Have you checked to see if the "no start" problem occurs when the bike is in neutral?

If it does not, the problem could be the micro-switch behind the clutch lever. It prevents the bike from...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,225
Posted By SafteyCushion
You can have clean (no buffeting) air by riding...

You can have clean (no buffeting) air by riding without a windshield at all. The cost is having your head out in the wind, which might not be too comfortable given your me

I'm 6'1" w 34" inseam...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,502
Posted By SafteyCushion
I was in your boat - riding a 650gs and...

I was in your boat - riding a 650gs and discovered how much better the larger GS bikes are on the road. I tried them all, from the 650 and 800 twins to the 1150gs/gsa and 1200gs and GSA.

My test...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,672
Posted By SafteyCushion
Keep us posted on your experiences w the TKC 80's...

Keep us posted on your experiences w the TKC 80's on and off road.

I just looked at my can of Gorilla Glue yesterday and was wondering what I might use it for. If you don't mind looking at the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,672
Posted By SafteyCushion
I saw Ross do the same demo... and I'm also...

I saw Ross do the same demo... and I'm also practicing the "smooth and quite" method of getting through the sand (and sticky-slimy mud). Some other off road guru's talk about going "as slow as...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15,601
Views: 1,834,824
Posted By SafteyCushion
Weight Difference between Dakar and X-Challenge

Does anyone know what accounts for the great difference in weight between the Dakar and the X-Challenge?

I see the dry weight on the Dakar listed at 390 lbs. and on the X-Challenge at 317 lbs.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,995
Posted By SafteyCushion
With Anakees, I don't think I get more than 4000...

With Anakees, I don't think I get more than 4000 miles on a rear and 8000 mile on the front.

I decide to change the tire when the center tread is down to about a millimeter or so, even if the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,257
Posted By SafteyCushion
On my F650gs, I had one week-end with two 700...

On my F650gs, I had one week-end with two 700 mile days on the twistiest roads we could find between Salt Lake and Durango with a short ride-and-hike thrown in between. I was tired after that...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 40,654
Posted By SafteyCushion
I am an MOA member, but I forgot to request my...

I am an MOA member, but I forgot to request my discount when I took the class:muutt :muutt :muutt
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