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Forum: Road warriors Today, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5,449
Views: 1,116,098
Posted By alexcorral
My first HD: Sportster 1200 custom 110th...

My first HD: Sportster 1200 custom 110th anniversary edition, completely stock. It's my commuter ride and I have a 3 mile ride to work so it's only got 1300 miles on it.
...
Forum: Road warriors Today, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10,263
Views: 1,747,096
Posted By alexcorral
Test rode this for an hour yesterday... What a...

Test rode this for an hour yesterday... What a ride :rofl

http://www.sportrider.com/sites/sportrider.com/files/styles/medium_1x_/public/images/2014/05/146_1407-naked-bmw-s1000r.jpg?itok=LBKH96re
Forum: GS Boxers Today, 06:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,160
Posted By alexcorral
A good deal is getting what you want for the...

A good deal is getting what you want for the price you are willing to pay. Regardless of what anyone else paid for something similar.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,729
Posted By alexcorral
$354 :eek1

$354 :eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,348
Posted By alexcorral
It kept on moving from the top to the bottom and...

It kept on moving from the top to the bottom and pointing back and forward... :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,348
Posted By alexcorral
Conspiracy theory... :evil

Conspiracy theory... :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,348
Posted By alexcorral
It's not perfect, but they make up for any...

It's not perfect, but they make up for any mishaps. I can't complain
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,838
Posted By alexcorral
3000 miles total. On my second rear TKC80...

3000 miles total. On my second rear TKC80 (swapped at 2500), half way through the front TKC80 and just replaced rear brake pads yesterday.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,729
Posted By alexcorral
Pads (even OEMs) are cheaper than rotors :deal

Pads (even OEMs) are cheaper than rotors :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,348
Posted By alexcorral
That's Max... Best BMW dealer you can find....

That's Max... Best BMW dealer you can find. Luckily for me, they're just 10 minutes away from home :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,348
Posted By alexcorral
I stopped by and talked to the service manager....

I stopped by and talked to the service manager. She said that I should not be concerned but they want me to bring in the bike (or wheel) and flip the tire on the rim. They offered to make it up for...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,348
Posted By alexcorral
I can't think of a better dual purpose tire than...

I can't think of a better dual purpose tire than the TKC80, in terms of balanced performance on and off road, which is great for me since I have to do a lot of road miles to get off road.

Tread...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,729
Posted By alexcorral
Didn't find good reviews for EBC so I just went...

Didn't find good reviews for EBC so I just went with OEM. The price difference was about $30
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,729
Posted By alexcorral
Good points. I always check calipers for float...

Good points. I always check calipers for float and clean everything up while i have it apart. On the change it self, I had to put the caliper in place (over the rotor) with just the outside pad in...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By alexcorral
I also noticed the worn rear brake pads, which I...

I also noticed the worn rear brake pads, which I replaced yesterday.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6,899
Views: 1,283,948
Posted By alexcorral
Replaced rear brake pads after 3000 miles :eek1

Replaced rear brake pads after 3000 miles :eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,348
Posted By alexcorral
You are right. I totally missed the...

You are right. I totally missed the speedometer... :eek1

I'll stop by the dealer and see if they will flip it at no charge, since they mounted it backwards.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,729
Posted By alexcorral
I must say I took these pads all the way to the...

I must say I took these pads all the way to the service limit :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,348
Posted By alexcorral
Yeah... I hate the short life on these tires but...

Yeah... I hate the short life on these tires but the performance on and off road is the best. I haven't tried a knobby tire that does good in the dirt that grips like a TKC80 on the pavement (dry or...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,348
Posted By alexcorral
One thought: considering the front wheel has dual...

One thought: considering the front wheel has dual discs, couldn't I just flip the wheel without dismounting the tire?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,348
Posted By alexcorral
I hadn't noticed the "backwards mount" until...

I hadn't noticed the "backwards mount" until today, while I was tightening spokes and I hadn't noticed the speed rating until you brought it up. I only did 140 for a brief moment, I regularly cruise...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,348
Posted By alexcorral
I got 2500 miles out of the rear and would be...

I got 2500 miles out of the rear and would be happy to get 6000 out of the front. I just made 3000 miles and it looks like 50% worn.

I'd love to get a TKC80 for $120. I pay $145 for a front and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,348
Posted By alexcorral
It was MPH :lol3

It was MPH :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,348
Posted By alexcorral
TKC 80 mounted backwards

I just realized the front TKC80 is mounted backwards (the directional arrow is facing backwards) with 3000 miles already on it. It's the original front tire that the dealer mounted when I got the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-25-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,021
Posted By alexcorral
The Dam is 40 minutes away... 30 if you follow...

The Dam is 40 minutes away... 30 if you follow Rodknee's advice :deal

Andy, how about you?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,729
Posted By alexcorral
Thanks for the encouragement. I hope I have the...

Thanks for the encouragement. I hope I have the same luck as you had with the replacement rear pads. At least they lasted a little longer than the rear TKC80 which barely made it past 2500 miles.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By alexcorral
It's one of the benefits of washing the bike...

It's one of the benefits of washing the bike after a ride... You notice missing or loose stuff. I'd never think of checking spokes but after finding the loose one I tapped on all the rest to see if...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By alexcorral
I didn't notice anything while riding. I just...

I didn't notice anything while riding. I just found a loose spoke and had a hard time figuring out how to tighten it.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By alexcorral
It took me a while... :lol3

It took me a while... :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 978
Posted By alexcorral
2010

2010
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,729
Posted By alexcorral
Well, I checked today after 1 year of ownership...

Well, I checked today after 1 year of ownership (roughly 6 months of riding) and 3000 miles and the rear pads are toast: almost down to the metal (one more so than the other).

I'll stop by Max...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By alexcorral
I "checked" for runout and it is not evident...

I "checked" for runout and it is not evident (don't have a rig to measure). I also don't feel any wobble or vibration. Should I get it accurately measured?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By alexcorral
I just now saw the small allen screw inside the...

I just now saw the small allen screw inside the torx head bolt )nipple?) :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By alexcorral
So if you don't tighten the spokes by turning the...

So if you don't tighten the spokes by turning the grub screw, how do you tighten them?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By alexcorral
How is the spoke supposed not spin on the rim?

How is the spoke supposed not spin on the rim?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By alexcorral
Thanks for the tips. Now I know that those are...

Thanks for the tips. Now I know that those are called grub screws ��

When I turned the grub screw (either way) the spoke would spin in place. I ended up grabbing the spoke with vise grip pliers...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-25-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,021
Posted By alexcorral
Can you make it next Sunday?

Can you make it next Sunday?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By alexcorral
Loose spoke on GSAW front wheel

I found a loose spoke in my front wheel. It simply spins in place. How can I tighten the spoke? The torx bold on the hub just spins and I can't hold the spoke still. Should it just spin in its hole...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-17-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,021
Posted By alexcorral
It was perfect! No dust and just the right amount...

It was perfect! No dust and just the right amount of water to keep it fun :rofl
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-16-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,021
Posted By alexcorral
Ready for some muddy fun :evil

Ready for some muddy fun :evil
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