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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-23-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By jdmetzger
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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-13-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By jdmetzger
I've been there several times. Years ago there...

I've been there several times. Years ago there were still some houses and someone was taking care of the city park, but the last time I stopped out, all buildings were gone. It could still be an...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2,523
Views: 434,533
Posted By jdmetzger
Wow... that bottom view, with the beak, turn...

Wow... that bottom view, with the beak, turn signal, and opening below the beak really makes the front end look like a new member of the "Angry Birds" team...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,010
Posted By jdmetzger
Getting in is a good question. Getting out is...

Getting in is a good question. Getting out is easy - roll to one side, let the bike fall over, then crawl yourself out (carefully checking for broken bones along the way). Make sure to sleep in...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,430
Posted By jdmetzger
Or they're just trying to sell something by...

Or they're just trying to sell something by telling people it improves performance when it really just makes the bikes a little louder. :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,430
Posted By jdmetzger
I rode a 2010 GSA in Europe and it definitely had...

I rode a 2010 GSA in Europe and it definitely had an exhaust flap (and it was not a U.S. bike that was shipped over - it had been rented from BMW of Munich).
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,430
Posted By jdmetzger
Ah. They don't test anything where I live (only...

Ah. They don't test anything where I live (only a very few Ohio counties do). I just assumed CA was so aggressive in testing cars that they would also test motorcycles. Doing a quick Google...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,430
Posted By jdmetzger
Out of curiosity, does that mean you will have to...

Out of curiosity, does that mean you will have to put all of the old stuff back on so the bike passes emission testing? I can't imagine it would make it, especially after going cat-less...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,305
Posted By jdmetzger
I had one - a '93, that I had rebuilt and...

I had one - a '93, that I had rebuilt and upgraded the charging system and added Caribou cases. I still think it would be an awesome world-tourer, but I wasn't doing that, and the frame/suspension...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,117
Posted By jdmetzger
I use it almost always. Definitely always in my...

I use it almost always. Definitely always in my garage and when it's sitting all day in the parking lot at work, and when adding fuel. I think the only time I use the sidestand is if I'm parked on...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 4,650
Views: 708,631
Posted By jdmetzger
I read LOTS of positive reviews before my...

I read LOTS of positive reviews before my purchase, and seeing your photos and reading about what happened really let me know my money was well spent. I also enjoyed the free M&Ms they sent me with...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By jdmetzger
I've have an AGM battery in my 1978 R80/7 for......

I've have an AGM battery in my 1978 R80/7 for... 6 years now. At one point it sat in the garage for at least 6 months (in the dead of winter) without a charger on it and it still cranked over just...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4,650
Views: 708,631
Posted By jdmetzger
First accessory install on the new bike -...

First accessory install on the new bike - Adventure Designs engine guard extensions. Not a bad install and they look fantastic. :clap

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Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2,523
Views: 434,533
Posted By jdmetzger
Something about that beak makes it look (to me)...

Something about that beak makes it look (to me) like it got punched in the nose. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,817
Posted By jdmetzger
I installed a Kaoko as my first accessory. ...

I installed a Kaoko as my first accessory. Unscrew the bar end weight, install the Kaoko in it's place. Finished.

Not my image, but here you go:

http://www.r1200gs.info/misc/images/Kaoko.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By jdmetzger
It still feels like the new GSA is heavier when...

It still feels like the new GSA is heavier when I'm moving it around but maybe I'm still not used to it, or the center of gravity is higher. :dunno
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By jdmetzger
I sold my '93 R100GSPD just after I purchased my...

I sold my '93 R100GSPD just after I purchased my 1200GSA two months back.

The 93 - what can I say. I rebuilt much of it and lovingly upgraded it. It ran like a top and I was never afraid of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2,523
Views: 434,533
Posted By jdmetzger
More photos (an "accidental" leak of info) in...

More photos (an "accidental" leak of info) in this article (http://motoring.ninemsn.com.au/showroom/glance/8692640/bmw-adventure-images-released-accidentally).
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,022
Posted By jdmetzger
Or possibly soft seats are for guys who lack...

Or possibly soft seats are for guys who lack natural padding. I can scarcely tolerate a Corbin for even a short ride - reminds me of sitting on a picnic table bench (with the added benefit of bumps...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,982
Posted By jdmetzger
The manufacturer is good at setting requirements...

The manufacturer is good at setting requirements that make demonstrable proof impossible. You can't use a spin balancer because it needs pressure on the tire so you get that slight flat spot as it...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,982
Posted By jdmetzger
My GSA is packed with camping gear and a bit of...

My GSA is packed with camping gear and a bit of beer and I'll be hitting the road bound for Ontario (The Pinery) tomorrow. Coincidentally, I'll be riding there on tires that do not contain beads. :D
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,982
Posted By jdmetzger
I believe the beads are made from compressed...

I believe the beads are made from compressed fairy dust.
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,982
Posted By jdmetzger
Oy. Here we go again. My axle isn't...

Oy. Here we go again.

My axle isn't mounted on one side only with a flexible piece of metal, that's how I explain that. Generally if something is sold in such a way that you can't test it in...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2,523
Views: 434,533
Posted By jdmetzger
But what about the performance of the switchgear...

But what about the performance of the switchgear on the new models? :D

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Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,155
Posted By jdmetzger
I agree. I've only had my GSA since mid-May, and...

I agree. I've only had my GSA since mid-May, and previously had an R100GSPD with the 21" front. I haven't even really been off-road more than some mild gravel/dirt, but even with potholes and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,736
Posted By jdmetzger
I know it's an old thread that has been bumped,...

I know it's an old thread that has been bumped, but I'm wondering how people are feeling about the TA2's that are out. I've seen some positive reviews, but I also saw positive reviews about the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,022
Posted By jdmetzger
My only experience with them is with a Corbin...

My only experience with them is with a Corbin that came with my R100GSPD. I noticed when I got the bike that my seat latch was cracked and busted up, which finally was explained when I swapped out...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,653
Posted By jdmetzger
Considering you're paying for something you can't...

Considering you're paying for something you can't ride and was broken when you got it, making an indirect mention of a lawyer might help speed the process up. You know, something like "No due date...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,729
Posted By jdmetzger
34, just picked up my first GSA. Previous bike...

34, just picked up my first GSA. Previous bike was a '93 GSPD that I picked up when I was 28. Thought it was finally time for an upgrade. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,653
Posted By jdmetzger
Hell. I purchased a used R100GSPD from a BMW...

Hell. I purchased a used R100GSPD from a BMW dealer and upon riding it home (it was a fly-and-ride), found out the first day the brake / tail light bulb was burned out and the oil cooler banjo bolts...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,207,973
Posted By jdmetzger
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/942349_10200993730836053_1675409706_n.jpg

My 2013 "90th Anniversary" GSA. Just came home today. :clap :raabia
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 313,244
Posted By jdmetzger
In good news, you were able to ride their demo...

In good news, you were able to ride their demo GSA while they fixed you bike, which helped put miles on it so it could be sold to someone and picked up this weekend. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By jdmetzger
Correct. I'm taking delivery of a new bike this...

Correct. I'm taking delivery of a new bike this Saturday and I'm getting the top case (WITH the mounting bracket). I was told before I even made a decision that I would need to purchase the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4,650
Views: 708,631
Posted By jdmetzger
Do the stock cables / wires reach? Might end up...

Do the stock cables / wires reach? Might end up doing this to my soon-to-be new R1200GSA. Time will tell, but it would be good to know before I try to install them and run into problems. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,266
Posted By jdmetzger
The high prices on used GS's in the 2-3 year old...

The high prices on used GS's in the 2-3 year old range was the whole reason I've ended up buying a "new" one (I'm still cheap so I'm picking up a dealer demo bike). I couldn't see spending so much...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,307
Posted By jdmetzger
I rode on the original Trail Attacks back in 2010...

I rode on the original Trail Attacks back in 2010 (now replaced by version 2, I believe). They were fantastic on-road tires and never slipped in very spirited riding in the Alps. I will be taking...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,544
Posted By jdmetzger
Everyone I've talked to who installed Heideanu...

Everyone I've talked to who installed Heideanu tires has complained that they are not good for on-pavement riding at speed (they like to slide). That's a killer for me. I think if you're off-road...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,940
Posted By jdmetzger
Bike looks great! Out of curiosity, is there a...

Bike looks great! Out of curiosity, is there a reason you went with the Machine Art Moto rear mudguard over the one TT sells? I've been doing a bit of research and so far the arguments seem to be...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-10-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,673
Posted By jdmetzger
There were plenty of lovely ladies there last...

There were plenty of lovely ladies there last year...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-22-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,387
Posted By jdmetzger
Thanks for a fantastic party, Dave and Francine! ...

Thanks for a fantastic party, Dave and Francine! I had an amazing time! :clap
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