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Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,202
Posted By hyena
[QUOTE=Dave.0;26264677] Valve inspection/service...

[QUOTE=Dave.0;26264677] Valve inspection/service at 15000- I took it to the dealer for that. That service runs about 1000 us dollars. /QUOTE]

JESUS CHRIST !!
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,164
Posted By hyena
I would move on. You'll know when you find the...

I would move on. You'll know when you find the right bike. When my new 2005 R1200GS decided to shed the piston rings on the right cylinder, I went shopping for an oilhead RT to have as a back up. ...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,075
Posted By hyena
Have you ridden either, John? The FJR was high...

Have you ridden either, John? The FJR was high on my list last year, until I rode one. I wasn't a mile from the dealer before I knew it wasn't the bike for me. Outstanding bike. Just not for me.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,213
Posted By hyena
Paris got rid of the dog????:eek1 ...

Paris got rid of the dog????:eek1

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c304/55hyena/paris-hilton-tinkerbell_zps81d66b57.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,213
Posted By hyena
What Jim said, about economy of scale. But it's...

What Jim said, about economy of scale. But it's not all about manufacturing cost. Just as important - what customers are willing to pay. BMW would happily put the MSRP of the GS LC at $50,000, if...
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,821
Posted By hyena
Don't know how to embed a Youtube clip in here. ...

Don't know how to embed a Youtube clip in here. But this is my favorite motorcycle ad of all time. (Hope the link works.) I can't watch it without wanting an R3R. The sound track alone....well,...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,821
Posted By hyena
Gernick - are you really cross shopping those...

Gernick - are you really cross shopping those two? Man, I thought I was weird when I narrowed my latest bike down to either a Super Tenere or a Road King.

I stopped at the closest (3 hours away)...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,676
Posted By hyena
Beautiful S. Congratulations. I've always liked...

Beautiful S. Congratulations. I've always liked the looks of the 1100S, but I rode one once, about 9 years ago, and the ergos were just too aggressive for me.
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,566
Posted By hyena
Sorry, Superzoom. Looks like the herd is moving...

Sorry, Superzoom. Looks like the herd is moving towards keep the Harley and get a thumper. :D

I like the KLR. I don't know why. I've ridden one once. I will have one some day. Maybe I'll...
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,566
Posted By hyena
Add me to the "keep the Harley and get a KLR"...

Add me to the "keep the Harley and get a KLR" group.
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,845
Posted By hyena
It would be nice if HD offered cruise control on...

It would be nice if HD offered cruise control on the Dyna line. Specifically, the Switchback.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,875
Posted By hyena
No, I don't see how that would work, Jim. ...

No, I don't see how that would work, Jim. Certainly not on my old 2009. The Pirate's Lair mounting bracket mounted to the BMW rear rack with four bolts. You'd have to unbolt it, which would take a...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,875
Posted By hyena
I had one on my 2009. Very well made product. ...

I had one on my 2009. Very well made product. My girlfriend loved it. So did I, becasue it was on and off in 10 seconds, and the mounting plate was very unobtrusive. If you've got a GSW, you just...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,831
Posted By hyena
If I ever needed to put that much crap on a bike...

If I ever needed to put that much crap on a bike I'd just take my Silverado.
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 50,655
Posted By hyena
Yes, that's how I would have approached the...

Yes, that's how I would have approached the purchase decision, sfrider. Except the number of days would have been far less than 250. I quit commuting by motorcycle in the winter a couple years ago....
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 50,655
Posted By hyena
It's not just their products that have a...

It's not just their products that have a mayfly-like lifespan. It's often the "tech-like companies" too. Check back in 112 years and we'll see how they're doing.

When somebody gets an electric...
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,640
Posted By hyena
Yes - critical information. I can understand a...

Yes - critical information. I can understand a buyer being upset.
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 50,655
Posted By hyena
Why, with the business acumen he's demonstrated...

Why, with the business acumen he's demonstrated in his posts thus far, he could almost manage a lemonade stand.


Almost.


I'm getting a kick out of it. Please keep going:rofl.
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 20,377
Posted By hyena
Congrats, Radvas ! The Red Sunglo is a...

Congrats, Radvas !

The Red Sunglo is a great color. So is the new blue, and the morocco gold. I've only seen them on the internet, not live. I have seen the new jade pearl, and love it.

I...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 20,377
Posted By hyena
Did you take that photo, Jon? If so Harley...

Did you take that photo, Jon? If so Harley should hire you.

And Lobby, you said it.
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 20,377
Posted By hyena
Amber whiskey and silver if he's very lucky. ...

Amber whiskey and silver if he's very lucky. :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,689
Posted By hyena
Smart choice, great looking bike. Enjoy your new...

Smart choice, great looking bike. Enjoy your new ride.
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 78,512
Posted By hyena
I could have written much of your original post,...

I could have written much of your original post, LostViking. BMW guy for 34 years. I still have my first one. For now. What drove me away from BMW was the poor quality of the last two. My 2005 GS had...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-15-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,965
Posted By hyena
Ah. A troll.

Ah. A troll.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-15-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,965
Posted By hyena
:poser

:poser
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,377
Posted By hyena
Congrats ! I loved that Sedona Orange they had in...

Congrats ! I loved that Sedona Orange they had in 2011.

Ditto on the 4 point docking system. I'm using it for my girlfriend's backrest now. Will likely add a luggage rack to support a soft...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,377
Posted By hyena
Ditto. I'd go with the 12.

Ditto. I'd go with the 12.
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,637
Posted By hyena
I would have been happy had they just taken my...

I would have been happy had they just taken my 2009 GS the 360 mile round trip to the dealer to get the fuel strip replaced.

Seven times.
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 20,377
Posted By hyena
Me too. Hey wait - I DID get the Road...

Me too.


Hey wait - I DID get the Road King. :D My only regret so far is I didn't get one in 2010. I strongly considered it, but instead traded my 2005 GS in on a new 2009 GS.
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Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 20,377
Posted By hyena
I'm pretty sure I'll add those fork deflectors...

I'm pretty sure I'll add those fork deflectors this winter, or next spring, when I start tweaking my RK. I just hit 5K miles on it in four months (no trips though). I'm lucky size wise - real close...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,527
Posted By hyena
Did you look at the Harley Switchback? I haven't...

Did you look at the Harley Switchback? I haven't ridden one. Considerably lighter than my Road King. They feel comfortable sitting on them in the showroom.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,236
Posted By hyena
Michael Stop at your local Harley dealer,...

Michael

Stop at your local Harley dealer, and test ride a Road King. When you get back on that GS it'll feel smooth as butter.

Personally, I like transmissions you can hear clanking into gear...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,347
Posted By hyena
In addition to resetting your odometer each time,...

In addition to resetting your odometer each time, Medic, if you ever run out of gas again, tilt the bike as far over to the left as you can. Residual fuel in the right lobe of the tank will run over...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,227
Posted By hyena
:lurk A Harley forum would really be nice...

:lurk

A Harley forum would really be nice here. Geez - even the scooter guys have one.
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 27,637
Posted By hyena
I think you make a good point, Sixspeed. I think...

I think you make a good point, Sixspeed. I think that's what happened to BMW. I don't know how else to explain their plunge in quality, which I believe hit it's peak around 2005. Or perhaps my...
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 40,854
Posted By hyena
I generally find your posts to be spot on,...

I generally find your posts to be spot on, Bueller, FWIW. And I appreciate your willingness to share your knowledge.
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 78,512
Posted By hyena
:poser Thanks, man. Seriously. It was a...

:poser

Thanks, man. Seriously. It was a rough week, and I needed a good laugh.
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,379
Posted By hyena
I like Victorys. Excellent bikes. Check resale...

I like Victorys. Excellent bikes. Check resale value if that's important to you. Around here, Victorys have terrible depreciation. Might just be a local thing. I wouldn't buy a bike because of...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 78,512
Posted By hyena
New Road King owner here, too, after BMW's for 34...

New Road King owner here, too, after BMW's for 34 years. I bought it in late June, just over 4,000 miles on it now. I love it. I've never been so comfortable on the highway. I had some concerns...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,602
Posted By hyena
Harley could build something like that with what...

Harley could build something like that with what they've got in their parts bins. They'd probably only sell three of them, but one would be to me.
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