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Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By hillbillypolack
Don't know if they make replacements for GS, but...

Don't know if they make replacements for GS, but Braking makes some fine equipment.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,871
Posted By hillbillypolack
On my 2012, the ugly ass 'styling' of those...

On my 2012, the ugly ass 'styling' of those atrocities called side panels. Also, the graceless valve covers, square and blocky soap boxes.

Besides that, love it. Could use more padding in the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,209
Posted By hillbillypolack
Grainbelt suggested 'Twist of the Wrist' by Keith...

Grainbelt suggested 'Twist of the Wrist' by Keith Code. It's well worth your time to read it, as well as its sequel, TotW2. Keith Code has a knack for describing the dynamics of riding in the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2,781
Views: 561,565
Posted By hillbillypolack
Hey, congratulations! Good to know that was the...

Hey, congratulations! Good to know that was the problem, and not something else. I'll be looking into that probably this weekend myself. I have all the parts, so I'm hoping it will be an afternoon...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By hillbillypolack
1) It's not an iPhone. 2) Waiting for the...

1) It's not an iPhone.

2) Waiting for the next big thing will only lead to frustration. Get on one and start riding. Budget for tires and fuel. Enjoy it.

3) Usually May-June the rumor...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 110,675
Posted By hillbillypolack
Plus one more here. :D

Plus one more here. :D
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 110,675
Posted By hillbillypolack
If the NineT was somewhere close to that in...

If the NineT was somewhere close to that in intent and coolness, I'd be skinning my knees trying to trade in one of my bikes.

That's really cool.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By hillbillypolack
Paint protective film. Comes in clear, matte, or...

Paint protective film. Comes in clear, matte, or other colors if you wish.

You can do it yourself with bulk film, or take it to an installer for a specific size & coverage. Probably $25...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,879
Posted By hillbillypolack
Which BTW is why I'm so glad I held onto the S2R....

Which BTW is why I'm so glad I held onto the S2R. The proportions are nearly identical.
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,879
Posted By hillbillypolack
This is the bike BMW was trying to beat with the...

This is the bike BMW was trying to beat with the NineT. The Ducati looks light years better.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,387
Posted By hillbillypolack
Let's see them in two years after seeing some...

Let's see them in two years after seeing some weather & water.

Interesting. Not sure I'd have done it to new panniers though. They look like Trax boxes.
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 110,675
Posted By hillbillypolack
I've been curious to see what the excitement was...

I've been curious to see what the excitement was / is about. I guess I was expecting something more visually arresting. Knowing BMW is competing directly with the whole Ducati Monster modular /...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,627
Posted By hillbillypolack
Kinda like final drives, or fuel pumps, or the...

Kinda like final drives, or fuel pumps, or the fuel pump covers you mean? :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By hillbillypolack
Dunno. Have you ridden one? If so, did you...

Dunno. Have you ridden one? If so, did you think it was what you were looking for? Or, did you have the chance to ride a WC / GSA back-to-back with any previous GSA for a seat of the pants...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,137
Posted By hillbillypolack
Looks like a direct answer to the Multistrada. ...

Looks like a direct answer to the Multistrada.

Upright ergos, cornering & speed. Might appeal to a lot of people, though it's probably not appealing to GS riders. Maybe BMW is looking for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,123
Posted By hillbillypolack
I won't. Take another class, sharpen your...

I won't.

Take another class, sharpen your skills, weight training etc. If it's something you love, don't let it go.

Easy to say, harder to do. But bikes are a release for me. One worth...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By hillbillypolack
I have a 2012 GS / standard. Triple black. No...

I have a 2012 GS / standard. Triple black. No regrets, except that I need more seat time. Not a giant fan of ESA, so at the first sign of it needing suspension, I'm option for Ohlins or Wilbers.
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 110,675
Posted By hillbillypolack
Dunno man. Not doing a thing for me.

Dunno man. Not doing a thing for me.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,985
Posted By hillbillypolack
Ducati treated this the same way. No mailed or...

Ducati treated this the same way. No mailed or email notifications, even to first owners. It was also a fuel related issue, which IMHO is something necessary to communicate to a rider. In those...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2,781
Views: 561,565
Posted By hillbillypolack
YouTube is your friend. This is essentially...

YouTube is your friend.

This is essentially the same thing (the bypass):

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/7c_30Nn0BWE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2,781
Views: 561,565
Posted By hillbillypolack
M/E- I had a few people suggest this as...

M/E-
I had a few people suggest this as well, it sounds as though the process involves removing the fuel pump from the tank though. The recommendation was to use a power lead from the accessory...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,416
Posted By hillbillypolack
I'm sure the dealer will do right by you, though...

I'm sure the dealer will do right by you, though it's disheartening to have that happening on a new bike.

Did I say I'm happy with my simpler, oil cooled 2102?
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2,781
Views: 561,565
Posted By hillbillypolack
Good luck. The Mega's fuel pump went south after...

Good luck. The Mega's fuel pump went south after one winter's storage, despite preventative measures.

These fuel pumps seem to shit the bed quicker than a nursing home resident.

Seriously, I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2,781
Views: 561,565
Posted By hillbillypolack
Whether you want to hear it or not, your fuel...

Whether you want to hear it or not, your fuel pump is shot.

My Mega did that exact same thing two years ago, despite being stored Ina warm garage, gas stabilizer, removed battery etc. bike would...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 29,296
Posted By hillbillypolack
Would it not also be directly related to how much...

Would it not also be directly related to how much heat (re: aggressive rear brake or continuous usage) is expanding the rotor vs aluminum?
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 110,675
Posted By hillbillypolack
Target market: ...

Target market:
http://cdn.rideapart.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/hipster-squid.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,485
Posted By hillbillypolack
Interesting that Honda took a bike that worked so...

Interesting that Honda took a bike that worked so well for them and showed a concept that requires a racing tuck position to ride it.

Handlebars at the same level as the seat? Seriously?
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 939
Views: 110,675
Posted By hillbillypolack
Translation: Hipsters

Translation: Hipsters
Forum: The Garage 03-04-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By hillbillypolack
This pretty much exactly describes the situation...

This pretty much exactly describes the situation right now.

The house was built in the mid 70s, so codes could have been different, but we're now trying to locate the distribution tree that...
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By hillbillypolack
Bummer it does not look like they rent in...

Bummer it does not look like they rent in Michigan!
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By hillbillypolack
Finding frozen pipes- thermal scan vs other intrusive methods

My moms house has occasional frozen pipes. Usually not a concern except when we have F-ing cold winters like this one. Below 10F outside, she has to let the water drip to avoid freezing in one...
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 110,675
Posted By hillbillypolack
Sometimes because you can make things in your...

Sometimes because you can make things in your garage doesn't mean you SHOULD.

Bleagh.

Not any better looking here:
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,542
Posted By hillbillypolack
I like it. I like the direction MV is going, as...

I like it. I like the direction MV is going, as it seems they have some pockets to pull R&D funds from. Let's just hope their quality control is up to the task.

It's not the visual quality that...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,004
Posted By hillbillypolack
Not surprising after the infamous R series final...

Not surprising after the infamous R series final drive issues and the more recent fuel pump / cover recall.

Seems to me that a company asking these kind of prices should get their poop in a pile...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,405
Posted By hillbillypolack
Does this congealing occur when using products...

Does this congealing occur when using products like StaBil (esp the marine version)? I was under the impression that would prevent the effects ethanol brought about.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,263
Posted By hillbillypolack
Yes, but when gas stations or co-ops sell it,...

Yes, but when gas stations or co-ops sell it, it's 1/4 the cost of Coleman Fuel. Dad used to get a 5 gallon container of it for winter and another 5 gallons for summer & camping.

Wal Mart &...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,263
Posted By hillbillypolack
A quick question though - wasn't white gas often...

A quick question though - wasn't white gas often found at General stores and co-ops? Been a while since I've seen a place that sells it, though I have been wanting to get a few gallons. . .
Forum: Orange Crush 01-14-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,104
Posted By hillbillypolack
Versus a guy who is worried over chain lube and...

Versus a guy who is worried over chain lube and getting a whopping 200 miles on a KTM.

Yeah, burn. :huh
Forum: Orange Crush 01-14-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,104
Posted By hillbillypolack
200 miles? Is it a garage decoration or a...

200 miles? Is it a garage decoration or a motorcycle? Ride the damn thing.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,820
Posted By hillbillypolack
Checking back in. As I read, the recall is...

Checking back in.

As I read, the recall is the fuel cap which leaks at the threads (original threads being plastic). The replacement has the steel reinforcement.

My question is if the recall...
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