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Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,941
Posted By Curvesurfer
My g/f had a Duke 690 and LOVED it. It's so light...

My g/f had a Duke 690 and LOVED it. It's so light it feels like pushing around a bicycle, and it handles telepathically. She's never been more comfortable/confident riding any other bike.

But the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,569
Posted By Curvesurfer
I've owned one or the other (or both) of these...

I've owned one or the other (or both) of these brands for years.

I assume we're talking about recent-generation bikes. Among those, I've had a 2010 Multistrada since new, a 2014 GS LC for a year,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,579
Posted By Curvesurfer
technically that's not exotic, but is rare and...

technically that's not exotic, but is rare and unusual!
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,920
Posted By Curvesurfer
The Multistrada ergos aren't that different than...

The Multistrada ergos aren't that different than the GS and it makes plenty of torque, more than the GS (any gen) across the entire RPM range.

GS does have the shaft, the wind protection is better...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,920
Posted By Curvesurfer
I have a Multistrada and got a GS to go with it. ...

I have a Multistrada and got a GS to go with it.

They don't overlap as much as one might think.

This will steal Ducati owners more than it will cannibalize GS sales.
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,615
Posted By Curvesurfer
I don't find the GP racer particularly good...

I don't find the GP racer particularly good looking either.

On the street it won't be any more capable than a Panigale, limited by environment and average-rider skill. And on the track there are...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,615
Posted By Curvesurfer
i think it's boring. may have a king kong...

i think it's boring.

may have a king kong motor and the best ohlins you can buy, but the styling (and particularly the red/white/blue livery) does nothing for me. nada.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,226
Posted By Curvesurfer
Damping vibrations is not why they made the...

Damping vibrations is not why they made the crankshaft heavier.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,432
Posted By Curvesurfer
Owned an '08 GSA, now a '14 GSW (with spoked...

Owned an '08 GSA, now a '14 GSW (with spoked wheels and added crash protection).

No regrets. Loved the GSA and love the non-A GSW even more.

The sportier nature of the standard model is far...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,130
Posted By Curvesurfer
Same here, my '14 GSW has one of the smoothest,...

Same here, my '14 GSW has one of the smoothest, most precise transmissions among the 16+ bikes I've owned, including Suzuki, Honda, Kawasaki, Ducati, Triumph, Moto Guzzi, BMW, MV and KTM.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 211,025
Posted By Curvesurfer
Balzer telescoping c/f rod Balzer reel The...

Balzer telescoping c/f rod
Balzer reel

The highest quality telescoping combo I've ever come across!
Forum: Vendors 10-14-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,939
Posted By Curvesurfer
Here's my Bumot setup in action (panniers,...

Here's my Bumot setup in action (panniers, topcase, toolbox).

I spent a lot of time researching panniers and am very happy with this kit. Well designed, well built, priced competitively. Love the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 211,025
Posted By Curvesurfer
Here's my Bumot setup for a '14 GS LC (panniers,...

Here's my Bumot setup for a '14 GS LC (panniers, topcase, toolbox):

http://cv.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Trips/20149Bridgeport/i-pd5NCkX/0/M/IMG_6290-M.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,002
Posted By Curvesurfer
For me, Japanese bikes just aren't very...

For me, Japanese bikes just aren't very interesting.

For example, in recent years all 4 Japanese brands made nearly exactly the same sport bikes: fully faired 600cc and 1000cc inline 4 cylinder...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,873
Posted By Curvesurfer
love that lava orange! my girlfriends F650GS twin...

love that lava orange! my girlfriends F650GS twin is that color from the factory, have considered getting spare plastics painted that color for my LC.

on topic:
blue is my favorite GSA color,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,174
Posted By Curvesurfer
it's a noticeable difference between soft/hard on...

it's a noticeable difference between soft/hard on my 2014. I use "soft" for freeways or torn up roads, "normal" for moderate pace on good roads, and "dynamic" for fast riding on the smoothest...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 289,968
Posted By Curvesurfer
Because the GPX files I import have all waypoints...

Because the GPX files I import have all waypoints interpreted Via points when the vast majority of them are intended only to shape the route to interesting back roads.

As we've been discussing,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,958
Posted By Curvesurfer
I had an '08 GSA and bought a '14 standard GSW. ...

I had an '08 GSA and bought a '14 standard GSW.

Most of my riding is pavement, occasionally with sporty bikes and I like the snappier motor with lighter crankshaft. BMW boxers have been accused of...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 289,968
Posted By Curvesurfer
What's the best way to get feedback to the BMW /...

What's the best way to get feedback to the BMW / Garmin software team?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 289,968
Posted By Curvesurfer
Yes, I too think a route detection option is...

Yes, I too think a route detection option is needed, with an optional prompt.

I import GPX files from others and having to re-set the waypoints to shaping points is gonna be a pain.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 289,968
Posted By Curvesurfer
I'm not sure I agree with the first point. Nearly...

I'm not sure I agree with the first point. Nearly everyone I know has been using waypoints to shape routes to traverse interesting roads on the way to a final destination, and didn't care much about...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 289,968
Posted By Curvesurfer
Yep, I've learned this from experience. But...

Yep, I've learned this from experience.

But I've used an older Garmin device for many years and never had to manually skip missed intermediate points, they were skipped automatically as long as...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 289,968
Posted By Curvesurfer
I admit I never paid much attention to waypoint...

I admit I never paid much attention to waypoint vs. via point....though I'm familiar with the concept of a true via point, it never seemed to matter much on my older devices. And I tend to to import...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 289,968
Posted By Curvesurfer
I swear my older Garmin devices used to...

I swear my older Garmin devices used to automatically skip waypoints if it noticed I had proceeded past them while continuing to follow the rest of the route.

Am I crazy about that? And that the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,458
Posted By Curvesurfer
I'm probably not willing to ride at 65mph on the...

I'm probably not willing to ride at 65mph on the freeway for long enough to see if the mileage improves at that speed... :D
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,458
Posted By Curvesurfer
i'm surprised at folks getting such high mileage....

i'm surprised at folks getting such high mileage.

my 2014 gets 42mpg calculated and per the computer over the last 1k miles in mixed riding without luggage, though I do have a big windscreen,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,384
Posted By Curvesurfer
I have this setup: AltRider lowers plus Machine...

I have this setup: AltRider lowers plus Machine Art valve cover protectors on my '14 GS.

I can tell you first hand that the AltRider bars don't necessarily protect the cosmetics of the valve...
Forum: Racing 08-11-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 33,074
Posted By Curvesurfer
Subscribed. Tell me where to send my money!

Subscribed. Tell me where to send my money!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By Curvesurfer
And conspicuously missing when comparing to the...

And conspicuously missing when comparing to the KTM Adventure specs...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By Curvesurfer
This is one of they key differences between the...

This is one of they key differences between the GS LC and, say, the Multistrada. On the latter you can customize preload, rebound, compression, TC, ABS and throttle map for each riding mode. On the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By Curvesurfer
ABS Pro retrofit to GS LC?

BMW is offering a paid software upgrade to ABS Pro (their version of KTM's Cornering ABS) "initially" on HP4 super bike models:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 24,975
Posted By Curvesurfer
The Ducati system had it's share of teething...

The Ducati system had it's share of teething problems.

Starting the bike with a dead fob was possible by holding the fob over the bike antenna to start up the electronics.

Starting the bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 24,975
Posted By Curvesurfer
My Multistrada has keyless go. I hate it. ...

My Multistrada has keyless go. I hate it.

I'm constantly checking to see where I left my key. In my pocket? Which one? Hanging in the seat lock? Luggage?

Stopping for gas, rather than plucking...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2,765
Views: 515,448
Posted By Curvesurfer
Your adventure is inspiring! How much...

Your adventure is inspiring!

How much planning went into the original legs of the trip regarding visas, border crossings, currency, routes, safety, lodging, etc?

I assume later legs were...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,481
Posted By Curvesurfer
I used Rain mode too when breaking in the bike,...

I used Rain mode too when breaking in the bike, makes it easier not to run past the RPM recommendations.

Rain mode on an LC feels like a hex-head...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,922
Posted By Curvesurfer
Some dealers match online prices, others won't....

Some dealers match online prices, others won't. Some will install tires purchased from a 3rd party, others won't. Some will accept shipments from 3rd parties, others won't.

But I think in general...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,481
Posted By Curvesurfer
All e-throttles have an algorithm that controls...

All e-throttles have an algorithm that controls the relationship between throttle position and the fuel/air fed to the motor.

On a bike without riding modes you have no choice over that...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,140
Posted By Curvesurfer
I suffer from tinnitus too, and no matter how big...

I suffer from tinnitus too, and no matter how big my windshield or how quiet my exhaust, I never ride >25mph or >5 miles without earplugs. I've accepted them as a mandatory safety device, like my...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 707
Posted By Curvesurfer
I do the same, in the same location though I have...

I do the same, in the same location though I have a W&S liner and a Gerbings controller.

You don't need to see the LED. Just turn up if you're too cold, turn down if too hot.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 67,942
Posted By Curvesurfer
It blips the throttle on downshifts for you?...

It blips the throttle on downshifts for you? That's a tidbit I wasn't aware of.

I couldn't swing it at my break-in service after purchasing panniers, crash bars and the GPS.

Maybe at the 6k...
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