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Forum: Beasts 10-11-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6,080
Views: 1,234,936
Posted By Pampero
7500 is essentially an oil change and inspection....

7500 is essentially an oil change and inspection. Whatever you pay for an oil change where you are, or do it yourself, adjust the chain, check bolts for tightness, look at the brakes and give the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Pampero
For years on years this has been called the...

For years on years this has been called the "torque reaction." All the horizontal twins exhibit it to a greater or lesser extent as do the Guzzi V twins and it's related to having the flywheel...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By Pampero
I believe that the only difference is the logo. I...

I believe that the only difference is the logo. I could be wrong but they look virtually identical. Should be easily resolved by any decent parts man but I think you'll find the BMW branded calipers...
Forum: Beasts 10-09-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 719
Views: 121,856
Posted By Pampero
Just realized that my info is not that valuable...

Just realized that my info is not that valuable to you as the suspensions are completely different. A momentary lapse, it won't happen again!

However, to answer your question if I recall the...
Forum: Beasts 10-09-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 719
Views: 121,856
Posted By Pampero
Swapped my springs (Ohlins) and had the preload...

Swapped my springs (Ohlins) and had the preload set by the dealer using the traditional approach: three guys to steady my gigantic-ness, take measurements, turn the screws I can't tell you how many...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,432
Posted By Pampero
No doubt, but I think most people to date have...

No doubt, but I think most people to date have bought the Multi as a sports tourer that offers the ergonomic comfort of an ADV. There's a lot of legroom on the bike and that's a plus for me. ...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6,080
Views: 1,234,936
Posted By Pampero
No to the tank issue. I had one go south, had...

No to the tank issue. I had one go south, had the new one (replaced under warranty) Caswell coated. It's been fine since. I expect the new ('15) bikes will have that addressed. I haven't heard of...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,706
Posted By Pampero
I'll echo those sentiments. It's well worth...

I'll echo those sentiments. It's well worth waiting for a good one. I know your money is tight, but it always pays dividends to buy the best example. And, it is usually money and aggro saved.
...
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6,080
Views: 1,234,936
Posted By Pampero
It looks like they are holding off to help flush...

It looks like they are holding off to help flush some of the backlog in dealer stock through, but that's just a guess. My google efforts don't seem to be turning up much.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,706
Posted By Pampero
I'm not entirely clear what Cali law is, but if...

I'm not entirely clear what Cali law is, but if this was a wholesale auction (dealers only) then that's probably why you couldn't bid at it. You'd need a dealer's license (broker = dealer?). If so,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By Pampero
They're good bikes. I have a 2001 GS that I...

They're good bikes. I have a 2001 GS that I enjoy regularly and am proud to ride.

Don't expect thrilling performance, the tractor comment covers that, but handling is excellent for such a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,588
Posted By Pampero
I can't comment on ALT or TT, but I got a set of...

I can't comment on ALT or TT, but I got a set of Hepco Becker bars (unmounted and in serious need of paint) when I acquired my GS as part of the deal. Very poor fit and finish. And when I say very...
Forum: Beasts 09-24-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6,080
Views: 1,234,936
Posted By Pampero
Over on .ms we're all talking it up. ...

Over on .ms we're all talking it up.


The other option of course (if looking to buy new) is to buy one of the many leftovers. Pricing is VERY aggressive on the 2014s now. Personally, I'd hold...
Forum: Beasts 09-24-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6,080
Views: 1,234,936
Posted By Pampero
Welcome! Hello! :clap

Welcome! Hello! :clap
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 43,120
Posted By Pampero
Aluminum tank....

Aluminum tank....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By Pampero
I can translate: "BMW, German motorcycle....

I can translate:

"BMW, German motorcycle. BMW. That's B.....M......W.
Somebody turn off the goddamn compressor. Yowzah, that compressor finally kicked off. I love American rock and roll so...
Forum: Beasts 09-13-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 714
Views: 210,955
Posted By Pampero
Capo uses a detuned version of the excellent...

Capo uses a detuned version of the excellent 998cc Rotax as supplied in most of the "Mille" Aprilias of the era. KTM does not use that mill.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By Pampero
I see six bars regularly in warm weather (90...

I see six bars regularly in warm weather (90 degree plus or minus) in traffic. Once moving, even at 90F, it always settles back to 5 bars. Running at elevated speeds in the high desert (over 100...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6,080
Views: 1,234,936
Posted By Pampero
I can't point you to the page in the manual (it's...

I can't point you to the page in the manual (it's in the garage) but I can assure you that the fork's preload is adjusted manually by way of the caps.
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6,080
Views: 1,234,936
Posted By Pampero
Thanks, Lion! The Ohlins kit is done...

Thanks, Lion! The Ohlins kit is done differently, both legs participate (In respect to preload. Compression and rebound damping is separated; right for rebound, left for compression). If I ever get...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,718
Posted By Pampero
With reading comprehension as a sub topic.

With reading comprehension as a sub topic.
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 6,080
Views: 1,234,936
Posted By Pampero
As far as the process, I could tell you what it...

As far as the process, I could tell you what it took with the Ohlins, but I'm in the dark on the Skyhook. Not very helpful, I know.
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 6,080
Views: 1,234,936
Posted By Pampero
Setting the preload on these bikes is relatively...

Setting the preload on these bikes is relatively easy, but there's no way to do it without a friend, two is better. Lots written about setting preload, an internet search is useful. Rear is set by...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,718
Posted By Pampero
Cy, I bought it for $6500. I sold it three years...

Cy, I bought it for $6500. I sold it three years ago and not for $6500.

Anyway, are you agreeing that these bikes are going up in value, both the 1100s and the 1150s, or not? And are HP2s...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,214
Posted By Pampero
No problems, Advlust (or Gremlin). I reckon I...

No problems, Advlust (or Gremlin). I reckon I was a bit cryptic the first time. I will say doing one's own oil changes is a basic chore every rider should feel free to engage in (and should be...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,718
Posted By Pampero
Taking this to the world of collector vehicles is...

Taking this to the world of collector vehicles is an extreme. These bikes are not collectible. They are just rising in value. I'd argue that the GSs under discussion, both of them, are relatively...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,214
Posted By Pampero
I ain't always that stoopid, Grem. I reckoned...

I ain't always that stoopid, Grem. I reckoned that, even thought of mentioning it but hoped some folks would get my drift without stating the obvious.

Spelled out:

What business does a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,214
Posted By Pampero
Is that a problem? I'd want to know how...

Is that a problem? I'd want to know how overfilled it actually was, if only for the record.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,718
Posted By Pampero
If you're looking for a bike, show us the beauty...

If you're looking for a bike, show us the beauty you bought for $3000 or $4000 bucks. Not a used up beater, a good one that you can take from Seattle to Nashville tomorrow and then turn around and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,718
Posted By Pampero
You lijke Cy's points about durability as a...

You lijke Cy's points about durability as a measure of future value? Going back to it: Does the comment suggest that Ferrari GTOs, Lamborghini Miuras, Bugatti Type 37s and Jaguar XKEs? are not...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,214
Posted By Pampero
If it's just a couple of ounces (mLs if you...

If it's just a couple of ounces (mLs if you prefer) it's barely worth the bother.
From DFE (dead fookin' empty) 4 liters will take the level right to the top. From there just a little more will...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,718
Posted By Pampero
We're retracing the conversation, but it...

We're retracing the conversation, but it certainly my comment certainly seems fair. If you want to discuss or argue it, lets see if we can make something factual of the discussion.

Here are...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,718
Posted By Pampero
That's right. They're not as old but age was not...

That's right. They're not as old but age was not a condition of your objection. Quantity built was. I trust I have dispelled the idea that quantity of manufactured units by itself won't be the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,718
Posted By Pampero
They made a huge number of Triumph twins. That...

They made a huge number of Triumph twins. That has not stopped prices for good bikes from becoming restrictive. The same is true for Honda 305 Superhawks, RD350/RD400s and Z1s. All it takes is...
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6,080
Views: 1,234,936
Posted By Pampero
It happens; the thing sinks and then something...

It happens; the thing sinks and then something comes along to liven it up. Ducati.ms is more active if you're looking for daily discussion.

I think the D Air is so new that there's very little...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,685
Posted By Pampero
I hope you got that I agree! I think they're...

I hope you got that I agree! I think they're sticking it to you based on everything you've related and it was not my intention to question your repair, more to support your thinking.


Fair...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,685
Posted By Pampero
Andy, I don't know that you should have any...

Andy, I don't know that you should have any questions about this unless you think your own work is shoddy. If there's some possibility your re-installation was at fault, then you could find reason...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,574
Posted By Pampero
You'll be well served by that decision. The...

You'll be well served by that decision. The money only hurts once, whereas your ass will never stop aching if you make the wrong choice. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,574
Posted By Pampero
I agree completely. There's everything to like...

I agree completely. There's everything to like about a Russel or Meyer, but the one thing Rich can do that they can't (for a person living in Western Washington) is fit the saddle in the presence of...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,574
Posted By Pampero
I'm not a Rich's booster per se and I agree he's...

I'm not a Rich's booster per se and I agree he's awfully proud of his work, but if the one you have now wasn't made expressly for you, it won't work for you. That's the nature of a custom saddle. I...
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