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Forum: Road Warriors Today, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3,511
Views: 548,101
Posted By Roadscum
The Outbacks are the Give top loaders. I've got...

The Outbacks are the Give top loaders. I've got the 1st black set to come to the US for sale. Initially they were on Super Tenere now they're on a GSA. I've been a fan of Givi for years, I like the...
Forum: EMEA Today, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By Roadscum
In 2007 I road with Beachs on their Alpine West...

In 2007 I road with Beachs on their Alpine West route. They're a mom and pop company and Rob Beach the owner is on every tour unlike that other company that uses hired locals.

Rob does all he can...
Forum: Road Warriors Yesterday, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By Roadscum
Simple.... Inspection is just that, look things...

Simple.... Inspection is just that, look things over and make sure all is working well, brakes, fasteners, cables, lights, ect... Service is hands on work, oil chance, valve adjustment, TB...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-26-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By Roadscum
I replaced the Falco medium wind screen with a...

I replaced the Falco medium wind screen with a smaller Vespa mods style screen and the wobble is gone. Last year I installed stiffer rear shock bushings, ride and handling were significantly better....
Forum: Road Warriors 06-23-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,987
Posted By Roadscum
.... And they, the cam head models, have proven...

.... And they, the cam head models, have proven to be very reliable. Folks need to remember there are far more BMW's on the road then Guzzi's so there may be more failures, but none of my BMW's has...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-23-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 573
Views: 124,503
Posted By Roadscum
I've used the Madstad products on several bikes...

I've used the Madstad products on several bikes and my bike was used for prototyping twice. Great products, a wonderful owner, and he'll work with you until you're satisfied!

Paul
Forum: Road Warriors 06-20-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,987
Posted By Roadscum
Italians seem to take pride in all the vehicles...

Italians seem to take pride in all the vehicles they build, as do most European manufactures, it's the European way. You may be confused, pride and quality they're two different cats.

So few...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-19-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,987
Posted By Roadscum
For me the question is more about dealer support...

For me the question is more about dealer support in my area. My Guzzi 1200 Sport was fun to ride and always made me smile.... but it has issues, many issues. At the time there was no dealer in the...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-18-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,406
Posted By Roadscum
I looked for a nice '07 for over a year, no luck....

I looked for a nice '07 for over a year, no luck. Bought a '15 GSA and 3 weeks later the local deal take one in on trade, a cream puff with only 19K miles. Poor timing, the story of my life.,. :cry...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,519
Posted By Roadscum
I like the exhaust note, I like it a lot! :clap ...

I like the exhaust note, I like it a lot! :clap
It's the bolts and beer cans that rattle around in the motor that I find a bit irritating... :eek1 :lol3

Paul
Forum: Road Warriors 06-18-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,588
Posted By Roadscum
Yes indeed, 2 years of Super Tenere miles for...

Yes indeed, 2 years of Super Tenere miles for me, about 1/2 of my annual allotment! :rofl
That's when I traded for the GSA, even I can do all the service on that beast! :clap

Paul
Forum: EMEA 06-18-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 611
Posted By Roadscum
+ 1 I'd spend 3 weeks in the Alps,...

+ 1

I'd spend 3 weeks in the Alps, France, Switzerland, N. Italy, Austria......
It's what I've been doing for the past 6 years. The book "Motorcycle Journeys Through the Alps & Beyond" by...
Forum: Americas 06-18-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 995
Posted By Roadscum
+ 1 Just do it! Gunnison, GJ,...

+ 1 Just do it!

Gunnison, GJ, Oruay,....... almost any place on the left side of the mountain and below US 70 will work.

Paul
Forum: EMEA 06-17-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By Roadscum
Livigno is also an excellent location as a base,...

Livigno is also an excellent location as a base, easily 2 days of great riding from when used as a base..... including Stelvio Pass and the wurst man at the summit... it's a very special place!...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,343
Posted By Roadscum
I don't think you'll find a screen that's much...

I don't think you'll find a screen that's much wider then the OEM screen, I looked without success. The LC GS/GSA have a very tight turning radius, mirror stems will contact the screen if it's much...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-17-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,588
Posted By Roadscum
Nah.. I'm a lucky guy, I can ride whatever I want...

Nah.. I'm a lucky guy, I can ride whatever I want whenever I want, don't need excuses or convincing. I'm no fan boy or cool aid drinker, and don't hang at Starbucks either...... I simply ride the one...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,240
Posted By Roadscum
I'm not sure what your saying. Are you talking...

I'm not sure what your saying.
Are you talking about a new stand from BMW for the GS or a GSA? Is it a change from the one originally produced for the low suspension models? A mid-year change?
...
Forum: EMEA 06-16-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By Roadscum
Welcome ABK! It looks to me like you have a very...

Welcome ABK! It looks to me like you have a very ambitious schedule. I find 250 miles in the Alps to be a big day!

I'll start by saying I don't spend time in the cities, after awhile they all...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-16-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,588
Posted By Roadscum
Major maintenance, valve inspection/adjustment,...

Major maintenance, valve inspection/adjustment, on the Super Tenere can be a challenge. There are report of botched jobs by dealer technicians and by owners that consider themselves skilled at...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-15-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,588
Posted By Roadscum
I'm with ya on the Super Tenere motor... I found...

I'm with ya on the Super Tenere motor... I found it uninspiring, poorly fueled, excessive vibration, and a PITA to do major service.
The Kawa is a nice ride, if it makes you smile..... go for it...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-11-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 344,246
Posted By Roadscum
Yo John... What's the latest on your V7? Still...

Yo John... What's the latest on your V7? Still got the oil leak? What's the dealer doing for ya?

I was in the dealership a couple weeks ago and asked "her" about V7II. The only info I got was...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-11-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 344,246
Posted By Roadscum
MY Ossa was faster then your Bultaco! :lol3 ...

MY Ossa was faster then your Bultaco! :lol3

Paul
Forum: Americas 06-09-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,733
Posted By Roadscum
+1 Lolo Pass, not to be missed if you're in...

+1
Lolo Pass, not to be missed if you're in the area.

Paul
Forum: Road Warriors 06-08-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 229,469
Posted By Roadscum
Do we know how much longer the shocks are? To...

Do we know how much longer the shocks are?
To maintain proper handling the front's gotta be raised. How can that happen?

Most importantly ........ that sump is exposed. Is there a skid...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-07-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 229,469
Posted By Roadscum
That is very nice! It appears to have more ground...

That is very nice! It appears to have more ground clearance then a stock bike so maybe a suspension mod.... Still need a skid plate to protect the sump.

Paul
Forum: Road Warriors 06-06-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,580
Posted By Roadscum
That's one beautiful bike, congratulations! Ride...

That's one beautiful bike, congratulations! Ride far, have fun, be safe.......

Paul
Forum: Americas 06-06-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By Roadscum
O C has always been dry, so mothers felt is was a...

O C has always been dry, so mothers felt is was a safe place for their daughters to get a summer job. :lol3
It was a fun time when I was young guy, but like you, now I'd rather be riding.

Paul
Forum: Road Warriors 06-05-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,669
Posted By Roadscum
It will never happen! Why would it? If Buell...

It will never happen! Why would it? If Buell couldn't sell his bike why would anyone thing Victory could...... They turned him down before, remember.

I like what I see going on here, I like it...
Forum: Vendors 06-05-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,350
Posted By Roadscum
If you guys keep singing the praise I may have to...

If you guys keep singing the praise I may have to buy a DVD from JVB for my GSA, WTF!

Paul
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,611
Posted By Roadscum
Shaft drive and very easy to service. Yep.... I...

Shaft drive and very easy to service. Yep.... I like my '15 GSA and have been a long time fan of the boxer motor, but I ride anything that makes me smile and the GSA does exactly that.

Paul
Forum: Americas 06-05-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By Roadscum
Where are you on the Joisey shore? In the early...

Where are you on the Joisey shore? In the early 60's I spent a lot of time in Ocean City and Somers Point when there was a club on every corner, Tony Marts, Bay shores, etc..

Paul
Forum: Americas 06-05-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By Roadscum
I lived in that area for 38 years and I'd say...

I lived in that area for 38 years and I'd say you've hit the best of it. :thumb

Your route for day 1 is my favorite, especially big Indian - Oliveridge. There's a general store at Big Indian that...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By Roadscum
Eats tires and drinks gas..... :lol3 Paul

Eats tires and drinks gas..... :lol3

Paul
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-02-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,291
Posted By Roadscum
Nicely done ArmyStrong! Sounds to me like you're...

Nicely done ArmyStrong! Sounds to me like you're well on your way to mastering the zen of motorcycling. Ride far, have fun, and be safe.....

Paul
Forum: Americas 06-02-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By Roadscum
Gssarasota, do you plan to beat it out on the...

Gssarasota, do you plan to beat it out on the interstates or will you take the more scenic and interesting roads? Are their other places you want to see on your way to Montana? How much time do you...
Forum: Americas 06-02-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By Roadscum
Fact! :wink: Your comments were of no value...

Fact! :wink:

Your comments were of no value to the op....

Paul
Forum: Road Warriors 05-28-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 229,469
Posted By Roadscum
The ABS on my '15 GSA are the best I've ever...

The ABS on my '15 GSA are the best I've ever experienced, and yes I did own a Super Tenere for 2 years and 26k miles.

The BMW GS/GSA automatically adjusts the sensitivity of the ABS, and...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-28-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1,057
Views: 229,469
Posted By Roadscum
The ABS on my '15 GSA are the best I've ever...

The ABS on my '15 GSA are the best I've ever experienced, and yes I did own a Super Tenere for 2 years and 26k miles.

The BMW GS/GSA automatically adjusts the sensitivity of the ABS, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,012
Posted By Roadscum
:rofl :rofl :rofl For sure! ...

:rofl :rofl :rofl

For sure!

PAul
Forum: Americas 05-25-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,733
Posted By Roadscum
When you arrive at a "destination" spot you'll...

When you arrive at a "destination" spot you'll find it packed with tourist, the roads crowded, and expensive lodging.

Think big, think geographic locations, my favorites.... Washington/Oregon,...
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