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Forum: Face plant 12-16-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,821
Posted By steelerider
Stupid hurts. As soon as this dude returns to...

Stupid hurts. As soon as this dude returns to work, ( hopefully he does) I'd give him the pink slip. Obviously a huge liability.
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,769
Posted By steelerider
I hit a deer last year in the middle of a huge...

I hit a deer last year in the middle of a huge forest. Barely had 2 bars of reception on the iPhone. Broken collar bone, scapula and 3 ribs and a concussion. I waited for a long time for help. Thank...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 387,141
Posted By steelerider
Yup. Take it to the dealer and get it fixed....

Yup. Take it to the dealer and get it fixed. Common issue, replaced under warranty.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1,098
Views: 254,551
Posted By steelerider
Show us your new Liquid Cooled BMW R1200GSA

Question for you GSA owners - I'm 5"11, with a 32" inseam and I sat on one of these beasts this past weekend. I could barely tip toe the ground. My standard GSW is already a tall bike. How the hell...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 76,611
Posted By steelerider
Ok. Thank you for your response. May I ask if you...

Ok. Thank you for your response. May I ask if you think an airbag jacket / vest of any kind would have made a difference to the two brothers that you lost? I'm just wondering. Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 76,611
Posted By steelerider
Dirtdogie, what is your issue with hitair? Who...

Dirtdogie, what is your issue with hitair? Who cares? If you don't like it, don't buy one.
Forum: Face plant 11-23-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,195
Posted By steelerider
Ugh. Been there did that. Thank goodness you had...

Ugh. Been there did that. Thank goodness you had 1 bar of cell signal and were able to call for help, or the outcome may have been worse. I don't ride in remote places alone or without a SPOT...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 15,009
Posted By steelerider
I don't think that a rider should ever be riding...

I don't think that a rider should ever be riding at a speed on the street where he is using skills meant for going fast on the track. That is a good way to get hurt, quickly. On the track, go for it....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 15,009
Posted By steelerider
Well said.

Well said.
Forum: Face plant 11-13-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,652
Posted By steelerider
Friend's son hit and killed

Another reminder that intersections are a place where the risk level instantly increases tenfold. Never assume anyone has or can see you, you should be thinking well ahead of what could possibly...
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,633
Posted By steelerider
It would be quite difficult to crack a frame in...

It would be quite difficult to crack a frame in "light off road use". Then the owner apparently tries to fix it, covering all the original damage. I see this kind of stuff in my profession a lot....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 387,141
Posted By steelerider
My rear pads were toast at 9k miles. Front ones...

My rear pads were toast at 9k miles. Front ones are fine. Oh well. The same thing happened on my R1200RT.
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,510
Posted By steelerider
Actually, I can wait to ride one of these beasts....

Actually, I can wait to ride one of these beasts. It's not quite the right bike for me since I like to do a fair amount of gravel and fire roads (for which the GS is perfect). But 160 hp, comfortable...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 16,500
Posted By steelerider
That issue was fixed with a new part number...

That issue was fixed with a new part number release. I had the same problem, parts were ordered to fix it and BMW stopped the order so that could send the modified part numbers. The new windshield...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,430
Posted By steelerider
Agreed. I don't have a modulating headlight. I...

Agreed. I don't have a modulating headlight. I find that the LED on my GSW is very bright and tends to get people's attention.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,754
Posted By steelerider
You know you've bought the right bike when: 1....

You know you've bought the right bike when:
1. You walk away from it, turn around and smile.
2. You go into your garage and just stare at it, while your wife looks at you and just shakes her head....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,430
Posted By steelerider
HI VIZ is for pussies??

Link to the entire document is here. Extremely interesting reading.
www.intrans.iastate.edu/research/documents/research-reports/motorcycle_conspicuity_ii_w_cvr.pdf - 284k - 2012-07-24 -
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,430
Posted By steelerider
Iowa State University recently did a study of the...

Iowa State University recently did a study of the effectiveness of high vis clothing and various combinations of headlights, and settings - both urban and rural. The test was run in a simulator with...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,510
Posted By steelerider
S1000XR - How many GS's are suddenly going to be for sale?

Not sure that any FD issues are even relevant to this discussion, since the XR is chain driven.
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,510
Posted By steelerider
S1000XR - How many GS's are suddenly going to be for sale?

Great looking bike. But it's just not a GS. The first time it hits the dirt and all that nice plastic gets scratched up there are going to be tears. With my GS, I barely care if it takes a dirt nap....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 436,401
Posted By steelerider
Interesting. How are the euro ones different?

Interesting. How are the euro ones different?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 16,500
Posted By steelerider
Thanks Jim. I have new ones on order already.

Thanks Jim. I have new ones on order already.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 436,401
Posted By steelerider
Farkles for the GS-W: Put 'em all in here

Installed a set of hyperlites on my 2013 GSW.
Easy to do. Note, that the rear brake light is an LED and if you hook the gray power wire for the hyperlites controller, you will pull too much voltage...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 16,500
Posted By steelerider
While replacing the power cord for my heated...

While replacing the power cord for my heated jacket today, pulled the battery cover, and found that the rubber grommets that hold the cover in place are all gone. Same on the left side cover as well....
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,783
Posted By steelerider
Selling my pristine metallic blue Triumph Sprint...

Selling my pristine metallic blue Triumph Sprint ST. :(
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 15,009
Posted By steelerider
My experience with the MSF has been a complete...

My experience with the MSF has been a complete waste of time. Sadly. It feels like the class is dumbed down to the lowest common denominator. I mean, ok, it will teach a noob rider how to ride a bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 33,593
Posted By steelerider
I bet that the dude in custody signs like a...

I bet that the dude in custody signs like a scared little canary, and more arrests will follow. Who's the tough guy now? Asshole.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 15,009
Posted By steelerider
Sadly, the MSF courses that I've taken here in PA...

Sadly, the MSF courses that I've taken here in PA are lacking. Every time it was just an instructor reading from a deck of cards telling us how to go ride around the course. Do this, do that, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 436,401
Posted By steelerider
The radiators are aluminum core. The likelihood...

The radiators are aluminum core. The likelihood of either one being broken by a stone is extremely remote. The guards are just more TT bling and extra weight, imho. But, to each his own.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-20-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By steelerider
Blixa your RR is what inspired me to go!

Blixa your RR is what inspired me to go!
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-20-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By steelerider
Inspired to ride!!! To Maryland......um yeah, Maryland.

After wandering around St Michaels I headed even further south to Tilghman island. Another quaint fishing community, with more of a working mans flair. Surrounded by farms and the odd vacation home,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-20-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By steelerider
Inspired to ride!!! To Maryland......um yeah, Maryland.

My wife reminded me a few weeks ago about her impending "roommate reunion annual weekend". Basically it means she is gone away with her ex college roomies (all ladies) and It's me and the dog alone...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 484,430
Posted By steelerider
I only have a GS. Am I still cool? Next time will...

I only have a GS. Am I still cool? Next time will be the GSA.
Still, this is the best damn bike I've ever owned. It doubles as a mule as well. ...
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,345
Posted By steelerider
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,968
Posted By steelerider
I sold a guy a pristine 6 month old Ninja 650R....

I sold a guy a pristine 6 month old Ninja 650R. He crashed it the next day.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,136
Posted By steelerider
Take that bike to a parking lot and practice the...

Take that bike to a parking lot and practice the crap out of u turns, figure 8's, tight turns from a dead stop (left and right), emergency braking etc etc. Low speed handling is where confidence is...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,879
Posted By steelerider
If you think that the Conti's are noisy, wait...

If you think that the Conti's are noisy, wait till you try the Anakee 3.
Worst tire I've ever had on a bike.
Forum: Face plant 10-03-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,305
Posted By steelerider
Interesting. Honestly, I don't think that tearing...

Interesting. Honestly, I don't think that tearing around in the dirt is any safer than the street.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 387,141
Posted By steelerider
Good to know! Having said that my bike is hard to...

Good to know! Having said that my bike is hard to shift....I rode this absolute turd of a bike home yesterday from the dealer. (service loaner) Its a glorious 2003 RT with 74k hard earned miles on...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 387,141
Posted By steelerider
I have over 9k miles on mine, and I still...

I have over 9k miles on mine, and I still struggle sometimes to shift the damn thing smoothly. Dynamic mode helps, as the throttle response is faster. I find it shifts smoothest when I literally...
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