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Forum: The Garage 08-13-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By hillbillypolack
Whole House Surge Suppressors - school me

Our area is horrible with brownouts, power spikes and outages. Seems the infrastructure was wired in the late 1700s and never updated beyond pedaled dynamo electricity.

All kidding aside, we had...
Forum: The Garage 08-13-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,903
Posted By hillbillypolack
We had some serious basement leakage at a...

We had some serious basement leakage at a previous house. One thing that did help was to bring clay soil around the foundation at a width of about 6 feet. Set the grade higher at the house /...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By hillbillypolack
Megamoto and HP2 enduro here. You are right...

Megamoto and HP2 enduro here.

You are right about their rarity. I believe less than 250 came into the US. 109 if which were ABS equipped.

Seems anyone who rides one wants one & those that...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 18,112
Posted By hillbillypolack
If an idiot like me can change the entire fuel...

If an idiot like me can change the entire fuel pump, gasket, float assembly, wire it all back together with no leaks and get it running in 3 hours, I'd wager a trained BMW tech will be taking good...
Forum: The Garage 05-26-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,110
Posted By hillbillypolack
Quality door hardware (lockset, deadbolt etc)

Replacing our door hardware recently since the older Kwikset door locks have been getting difficult to turn. Opening them up, it's clear they've been wearing on themselves for some time as there's...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 593,456
Posted By hillbillypolack
For anyone who's removed the exhaust baffles,...

For anyone who's removed the exhaust baffles, what is the best way to do so, keeping the silencer on the bike?

Spent some time in the saddle yesterday, a very enjoyable afternoon for sure. Seems...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,767
Posted By hillbillypolack
+1. Bobby is top notch. I had an 07 GS,...

+1. Bobby is top notch.

I had an 07 GS, loved the bike. Not one single issue and it was very balanced for much of what I rode. Though the rear preload was manual, I was never wanting.

Traded...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,037
Posted By hillbillypolack
I think all this jumped the shark five years ago....

I think all this jumped the shark five years ago. After Chopper shows became passé.

Regardless, it seems cafe bikes are more of a hipster fashion accessory to go with their sockless wing tips and...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,268
Posted By hillbillypolack
Pretty much all of this. You might favor an...

Pretty much all of this.

You might favor an active suspension, but until you ride a well set-up traditional suspension you don't know what you're missing. My 2012 GS has ESA, and I think it sucks...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,583
Posted By hillbillypolack
Yep. Despite the plastic twisto-tank...

Yep.

Despite the plastic twisto-tank they're the real deal.

Upgrades, should you decide to take the plunge should include: clutch slave for more control, f brake line, better brake pads or...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 593,456
Posted By hillbillypolack
If it's any consolation, looking for a house,...

If it's any consolation, looking for a house, then moving while being a daddy eclipsed a year and a half of 'normal' riding. This summer looks to be better so far.

Question on oil level in the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 593,456
Posted By hillbillypolack
Just today changed the dreaded fuel pump. As...

Just today changed the dreaded fuel pump. As awkward as the fuel pump & controller are arranged, it was a straightforward repair. Re-using the pump retainer ( part between filter & pump) was a trick...
Forum: Vendors 04-29-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,580
Posted By hillbillypolack
Just last week, I received the Signet-Q in Black...

Just last week, I received the Signet-Q in Black Frost from Dave. Very pleased with the helmet (as I had previously worn a Signet but also tried on the 'Q' for shape) especially since it was a...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,303
Posted By hillbillypolack
A different motorcycle.

A different motorcycle.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 842
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: 92
Views: 7,264
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: 2,877
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: 2,862
Views: 593,456
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: 844
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: 1,131
Views: 162,953
Posted By hillbillypolack
Plus one more here. :D

Plus one more here. :D
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 162,953
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: 733
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: 9,017
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: 9,017
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: 3,222
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: 1,131
Views: 162,953
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: 98
Views: 9,925
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: 788
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: 112
Views: 16,155
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: 103
Views: 9,105
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: 762
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: 1,131
Views: 162,953
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: 219
Views: 18,112
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: 2,862
Views: 593,456
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: 2,862
Views: 593,456
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: 4,333
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: 2,862
Views: 593,456
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: 2,862
Views: 593,456
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: 227
Views: 33,842
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: 1,131
Views: 162,953
Posted By hillbillypolack
Target market: ...

Target market:
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