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Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By Ray R
Not this. But a buddy of mine had his 2009 GSA...

Not this. But a buddy of mine had his 2009 GSA painted that high-vis yellow/green color used on school signs. You could see that bike coming a mile away! Unfortunately, the paint faded badly after...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4,614
Views: 554,314
Posted By Ray R
I agree 100%. It takes me at least a couple...

I agree 100%. It takes me at least a couple hundred miles to know if a bike is going to stick or not. No dealer is going to offer that kind of test ride to their typical "serious buyer". If someone...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,051
Posted By Ray R
Since no one has mentioned him, Don Weber at Mr...

Since no one has mentioned him, Don Weber at Mr Ed's Moto makes a great seat. I don't think you'll find anyone that would say anything negative about a seat they've used from Don. All day comfy for...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,787
Posted By Ray R
Fork mounted fairing? I thought the Road Glide...

Fork mounted fairing? I thought the Road Glide was the only Harley with a frame mounted fairing?
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,439
Posted By Ray R
I owned this one for a while. It had Termi...

I owned this one for a while. It had Termi exhaust, race ECU, and I added a Givi windscreen painted to match. The Givi worked really well on this bike. But the paint was a bitch to match. The...
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2,938
Views: 655,361
Posted By Ray R
There's a Megamoto advertised on craigslist in...

There's a Megamoto advertised on craigslist in Sausalito California. I've tried contacting the seller several times with no success. Is anyone familiar with that bike and/or the owner? Maybe a scam?...
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 41,061
Posted By Ray R
Why this thread went beyond the bevel drive...

Why this thread went beyond the bevel drive Ducati twin, I'll never understand. :deal

Anyone that disagrees has never ridden one through the gears.
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 37,198
Posted By Ray R
Same could be said for BMW. Max BMW built a new...

Same could be said for BMW. Max BMW built a new complete R90S totally from the BMW parts catalog. I've always had really good luck getting airhead parts from the dealer.
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,897
Posted By Ray R
You're talking about taking some LONG cross...

You're talking about taking some LONG cross country trips. And a lot of those off the main freeways. You're going to want serious wind/weather protection and fuel range from your sport touring...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4,614
Views: 554,314
Posted By Ray R
+1 :nod

+1 :nod
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 98,238
Posted By Ray R
I see a center stand on the R but not the RS. I...

I see a center stand on the R but not the RS. I wonder if one will be available as an option?
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,706
Posted By Ray R
I bought a "new" 2007 Aprilia last year with zero...

I bought a "new" 2007 Aprilia last year with zero miles.
I changed the tires and flushed the brake fluid. No issues and it runs like a champ!
As has been said, if it starts and runs well on a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,770
Posted By Ray R
I'd suggest you also try a Buell Ulysses XB12X....

I'd suggest you also try a Buell Ulysses XB12X. Definitely tall. V-twin character. And one of the most comfortable stock seats I've owned. Great fuel mileage as well. Minimal maintenance. And you can...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,350
Posted By Ray R
I can see more of what's behind me with one CRG...

I can see more of what's behind me with one CRG Arrow mirror that I could with a pair of stalk mirrors. I don't even notice anymore if I'm moving my head to look at them. It's not a big deal. You're...
Forum: Vendors 10-18-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 342,496
Posted By Ray R
No changes were made to make them fit. I was just...

No changes were made to make them fit. I was just describing the process I used to get them installed. The ONLY modification I made to the bike was drilling a vent hole in the bottom of those $5...
Forum: Vendors 10-17-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 342,496
Posted By Ray R
I also just installed the H7 LEDs on my 09 GSA...

I also just installed the H7 LEDs on my 09 GSA this morning. Both standard and high beams. I found it easier to install them with the assembly out of the bike. Just pull the two wiring connections...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By Ray R
I have the SideKicker on my 09 GSA. Not cheap but...

I have the SideKicker on my 09 GSA. Not cheap but works really well on all surfaces and slopes.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,420
Posted By Ray R
You'll also want to check with your insurance...

You'll also want to check with your insurance company to make sure they'll offer full coverage insurance on a bike with a branded title. Some insurance companies will only offer liability coverage....
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 915
Posted By Ray R
I'm not Pete, but I would suggest you talk to...

I'm not Pete, but I would suggest you talk to your shipper in LA to find out their requirements. They typically want a bill of sale and clear title to ship. If you have both, I don't think you'll...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,585
Posted By Ray R
BMWs will have new colors for 2015.

BMWs will have new colors for 2015.
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,376
Views: 250,857
Posted By Ray R
More info from the Oregon statute....... ...

More info from the Oregon statute.......

Oregon's consumer warranty law requires manufacturers to notify DMV that a vehicle must be branded "Lemon Law Buyback" when they have repurchased and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,376
Views: 250,857
Posted By Ray R
Do you? Oregon’s lemon law extends...

Do you?

Oregon’s lemon law extends protection to 2 years or 24,000 miles from the purchase or lease of a new vehicle.

At least three failed attempts to fix the problem must be made (at...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 915
Posted By Ray R
I'd say anywhere between $3,500 and $10,000...

I'd say anywhere between $3,500 and $10,000 depending on year, condition, and actual mileage.
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1,376
Views: 250,857
Posted By Ray R
Hey Jim! Care to put a wager on this and...

Hey Jim!

Care to put a wager on this and try to win your booze back? As you recall, you sent me a few bottles when you stated firmly that BMW would never produce a water cooled boxer! :D

...
Forum: The Garage 09-05-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,161
Posted By Ray R
Here's a website that lists stations selling...

Here's a website that lists stations selling Ethanol free fuel.

http://pure-gas.org/
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,899
Posted By Ray R
I'd suggest removing the Booster Plug. I did on...

I'd suggest removing the Booster Plug. I did on my bikes (hexheads) and the AF-Xied works great. With the BP, I would think you'd be trying to double fool the ECU.
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,926
Posted By Ray R
Sounds like a side stand safety switch going bad....

Sounds like a side stand safety switch going bad. Just my opinion.

Make sure you post the cure once you figure it out.
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1,376
Views: 250,857
Posted By Ray R
ESA only bikes, right? Bikes without ESA had no...

ESA only bikes, right? Bikes without ESA had no recall?
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4,614
Views: 554,314
Posted By Ray R
I know! Right? It seems all the latest...

I know! Right?

It seems all the latest and greatest bikes, BMW GS & GSA, KTM 1190, for example, are getting complaints about the heat they generate on their riders. I'm ok with wearing...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4,614
Views: 554,314
Posted By Ray R
The more I read, the more I'm intrigued by this...

The more I read, the more I'm intrigued by this bike. It has everything I've always wanted in a sport tourer. But I'll hold my cash until I hear how well they manage the heat that must be generated...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2,938
Views: 655,361
Posted By Ray R
Megamoto for sale?

Ugh. I've been looking for a Megamoto to buy, and ran across this one listed in Queens, NY free classifieds.

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Forum: Airheads 08-20-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,577
Posted By Ray R
I have to add that Wirespokes has always offered...

I have to add that Wirespokes has always offered me sound advice (or is it advise?) when I needed help with any airhead project. And the work he did on my R90S gauges was superb.




Now as for...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,980
Posted By Ray R
+1 I experienced the same. Tried the IAT spoofers...

+1 I experienced the same. Tried the IAT spoofers and all eventually went back to running lean as before due to the ECU adapting. Now I'm using the AF-Xied, and so far the change is significantly...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,779
Posted By Ray R
I tried a FJR and felt cramped too. At least...

I tried a FJR and felt cramped too. At least give the RT a try.

Calsci has been my choice for windscreens.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,779
Posted By Ray R
6'4" and 225 here...and still heading down from...

6'4" and 225 here...and still heading down from 260 just a few months ago. 34" inseam. I currently own both a 2007 RT and 2009 GSA Adv.. Both are equipped with suburban machine lower pegs, calsci...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4,614
Views: 554,314
Posted By Ray R
Exactly! :thumb:thumb

Exactly! :thumb:thumb
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4,614
Views: 554,314
Posted By Ray R
Maybe you don't. But maybe I will! :deal ...

Maybe you don't. But maybe I will! :deal




Not many with the Motus performance and weight specs that don't need expensive maintenance or repair. You say you can't see this bike doing 200k. I...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4,614
Views: 554,314
Posted By Ray R
Back to the topic at hand....... I've read...

Back to the topic at hand.......

I've read all the nay-saying, and all the hype. I have to be honest. I'm intrigued by the potential the Motus offers. I could see myself being a one-bike owner...
Forum: Vendors 07-27-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 183,411
Posted By Ray R
I just did the same mods to my 2009 1200 GSA with...

I just did the same mods to my 2009 1200 GSA with Remus full exhaust (Powercone). I'll give it a couple tanks before passing full judgment, but the first 50 miles have demonstrated the sprockets do...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By Ray R
Thank you. That's exactly what I needed.

Thank you. That's exactly what I needed.
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