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Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,013
Posted By MarkV
because there was a time when it was the only...

because there was a time when it was the only game in town and it was worth a hundred bucks to protect a $1000 ohlins shock from rocks and mud rather than worry about the costs of a piece of plastic...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,851
Posted By MarkV
i have a remus header and akro can. it's always...

i have a remus header and akro can. it's always popped on decel, even after being remapped on a dyno. no exhaust leaks either. throttle control helps but it doesn't really bother me enough to...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By MarkV
my advice is to throw in the towel and just buy...

my advice is to throw in the towel and just buy the switch. imo it's easier than repairing. although modular it's not easy to repair and it'll definitely test your soldering skills with the short...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2,910
Views: 621,317
Posted By MarkV
someone definitely saw some good days on it. ...

someone definitely saw some good days on it. with that mileage they rode the hell out of it, especially when you consider the short riding season in new england. and last years winter was the only...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,322
Posted By MarkV
I had mine line-x'd... thicker coating covers up...

I had mine line-x'd... thicker coating covers up imperfections. really rugged and easy to repair.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 109,834
Posted By MarkV
hmmmmm, i painted the inside of my windscreen...

hmmmmm, i painted the inside of my windscreen flat black 5 years ago and it has never been a problem. it improved the visability with my gps, especially at night. might be a different issue with...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,009
Posted By MarkV
that's okay... really no need for an apology; you...

that's okay... really no need for an apology; you attempted the best that you could do.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,009
Posted By MarkV
warranties are basically worthless; a monkey...

warranties are basically worthless; a monkey turning wrenches is still a monkey turning wrenches whether it's under warranty or not. i've already been down that path before. not to mention any...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,009
Posted By MarkV
yep... but the original dealer that did the work...

yep... but the original dealer that did the work is 1200miles away now. i'd really prefer that the dealer doing the work could show me they can put all the parts back in the right place and they'll...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,009
Posted By MarkV
heavens forbid somebody attempt to besmirch the...

heavens forbid somebody attempt to besmirch the name of BMW with FD failures... glad to see the good citizens rally with the pitchforks and torches to quiet the nascent conspiracies and set everyone...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,956
Posted By MarkV
Still riding mine; I'm definitely a GS convert...

Still riding mine; I'm definitely a GS convert and it's definitely a keeper, one of my favorites. A great all purpose bike whether set up for touring or pushing in corners.

Areas to pay attention...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,334
Posted By MarkV
go ohlins and don't look back... swap out the...

go ohlins and don't look back... swap out the oems and put them on the shelf in the ohlins box... when you have to send out the ohlins for refurb you put the oems back on, ship the ohlins, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 39,971
Posted By MarkV
for some reason that last side profile reminds me...

for some reason that last side profile reminds me of a honda ruckus

http://www.honda-motorcycles.org/images/2006BigRuckus.jpg

no likey plastic covers on my engines. and i'm outa here if pierre...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,602
Posted By MarkV
guess the advice about going through life without...

guess the advice about going through life without a sense of humor was lost? seems you've got a good grasp on non-native expletives though.

just in case you were unaware, chicken little was a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,602
Posted By MarkV
okey chicken little, thanks for the heads up. ...

okey chicken little, thanks for the heads up. hey, you wrote it and continue to act like abs is the savior of all bikers; even going as far to say folks are lucky riders or just don't ride much if...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,602
Posted By MarkV
really? so what was this; for dramatic effect? ...

really? so what was this; for dramatic effect?



last i looked most beginner bikes don't come with abs, cup holders, or plug-ins for heated seats & gps.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,602
Posted By MarkV
whoa... it's absolutely amazing i'm still around...

whoa... it's absolutely amazing i'm still around since apparently abs saves you from imminent doom. according to the white helmet and fluorescent vest crowd that clogs up our nations back roads; i...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By MarkV
TT's work with the Remus header.

TT's work with the Remus header.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2009, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By MarkV
1 gallon is approxiamately 8lbs... so that...

1 gallon is approxiamately 8lbs... so that accounts for about 27lbs and nearly half the weight difference.

there's a definitely a few lbs difference between the spoked and cast wheels... at least...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,072
Posted By MarkV
if you want durability, then go with the spokes. ...

if you want durability, then go with the spokes. the 60 or so spokes simply distribute the load on the rim to the hub better than cast rims with 6 or less spokes. if you want better handling on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,377
Posted By MarkV
never said anything about hp increases, but you...

never said anything about hp increases, but you did say removing it wouldn't make you go faster. i simply disagreed with your statement; removing the canister did make me go faster because i was...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,377
Posted By MarkV
Actually removing that canister on my GS did make...

Actually removing that canister on my GS did make me go faster; because once it was out of the way I could install my ohlins rear damper with adjustable pre-load.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,192
Posted By MarkV
Why? You know it's a pig by just looking at...

Why? You know it's a pig by just looking at it... no need to realize the truth by weighing it in.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2008, 09:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,455
Posted By MarkV
what do you want? i like a sticky tire in the...

what do you want? i like a sticky tire in the mountains that performs well during the monsoon season in florida. if that's what you want then stick to to the anakee's. if you want to slab it from...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2008, 09:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,266
Posted By MarkV
nah, you don't want to buy it. it'll only...

nah, you don't want to buy it. it'll only degrade your standard of living.

tell me who's selling it to you that cheap and i'll take it off your hands; your wife will thank me for my generosity.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2008, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 955
Posted By MarkV
about $200 a pop from a dealer... if it's...

about $200 a pop from a dealer...

if it's just cosmetic scuffs don't worry about it. as long as it's not cracked or leaking you should be fine. instead of buying new covers i bought the TT Crash...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2008, 07:02 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 14,536
Posted By MarkV
i agree. one of my gripes was that initially the...

i agree. one of my gripes was that initially the R1200's came with them from the factory only. i felt i was fortunate to find a GS '05 without 'em and bought it the next day. it was the one...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2008, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,289
Posted By MarkV
AFAIK BMW doesn't sell an Akro header. Save...

AFAIK BMW doesn't sell an Akro header. Save yourself some dough and buy the Akropovic slip on from somebody besides BMW. I got the Akro slip on and the Remus header for less than the BMW branded...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,434
Posted By MarkV
Just so we're explicitly clear with the question....

Just so we're explicitly clear with the question. Referencing your DVD for $25 doesn't constitute as spam?

There's a bunch of guys that offer free info, but they don't sell it or mention it in...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2008, 02:32 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,434
Posted By MarkV
Yep free link... you're not trying to sell...

Yep free link... you're not trying to sell anything right?





That link that I "bastardized" may be free info... but the link in your sig isn't...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2008, 11:11 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 18,792
Posted By MarkV
what's there to say? why don't you have one...

what's there to say? why don't you have one already?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,434
Posted By MarkV
Thumbs down How come some folks get to ignore some rules? ...

How come some folks get to ignore some rules? I've seen this topic broached before. I mean please, even his signature is a link to hawking his wares. just not cool.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2008, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,244
Posted By MarkV
Thanks for the health warning but these are the...

Thanks for the health warning but these are the same chemicals found in gasoline... I think most folks know not to huff it, drink it, or bathe in it... and if they don't; well they won't be for this...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2008, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,244
Posted By MarkV
Be wary of gasoline additives. Acetone, toluene,...

Be wary of gasoline additives. Acetone, toluene, and benzene are already present in most forms of Gasoline. For example, the primary use of octane is to raise the combustion temperature at a given...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,784
Posted By MarkV
Two best repellants I know of: 1. Awareness...

Two best repellants I know of:

1. Awareness (but accidents still happen)
2. Lead (venison tastes good and is healthier than cow)

Plastic whistle thingies are a great marketing gimmick.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,407
Posted By MarkV
nope you didn't get it straight at all; at no...

nope you didn't get it straight at all; at no time did I say only... it reads mostly or occasionally. the only part you did get straight is that i don't have abs.:D
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2008, 09:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,407
Posted By MarkV
When I'm stopped at a light or traffic sign...

When I'm stopped at a light or traffic sign mostly. Occassionally the "oh shit" gotta stop now in a straight line rain or shine.

Rain riding is more dependent on tires than brakes. I've found...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2008, 09:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,580
Posted By MarkV
I rode the Tiger ('04) through Cherohala Skyway...

I rode the Tiger ('04) through Cherohala Skyway and thought man is this thing a hoot. It was the final conversion from "sport bike land", it was the impetus to buy my GS. The GS is smoother than...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2008, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,049
Posted By MarkV
Max is great, already have the ADV mudguard on my...

Max is great, already have the ADV mudguard on my GS... but I'll pass on the stickers...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,114
Posted By MarkV
While I didn't completely convert, I did add some...

While I didn't completely convert, I did add some German stock to the family. I just couldn't give up the v-twin sound no matter how much boxer fun the beemer is.
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