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Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 61,666
Posted By longslowdistance
Assuming the seller doesn't send them locked, you...

Assuming the seller doesn't send them locked, you don't need the key.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 23,997
Posted By longslowdistance
H front V rear cast wheels The tires sing...

H front
V rear
cast wheels
The tires sing on all pavement, don't know if one is louder.
Singing is much quieter if the tires are overinflated
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-31-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 30,547
Views: 1,691,139
Posted By longslowdistance
The bus has been gone for years

There used to be a converted yellow elephant near the parkway end, disappeared a few years back. Maybe there is another bus but I haven't seen or heard of one. There also was a tower on bald mountain...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,174
Posted By longslowdistance
Who writes the code for BMW?

Anyone know this? Is it all done in house or farmed out?
Microsoft works with BMW on the car side.
Microsoft wrote the code for the infamous Sync interface in Ford cars, and in typical Microsoft...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-27-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 30,547
Views: 1,691,139
Posted By longslowdistance
SHARP helmet safety ratings

http://sharp.direct.gov.uk/
You may have seen this. I found it fascinating.
Helmets that meet Snell 1 and even Snell 2 are optimized to save your skull more than your brain, and I think that's...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,749
Posted By longslowdistance
[ . . . or can you get away with just the 2up...

[ . . . or can you get away with just the 2up option?[/QUOTE]

A: You can do whatever you want. Try it. It won't break and you'll find what you prefer.

P.S.: Agree that the current ESA raises...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-24-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,797
Posted By longslowdistance
Great trip report, thanks. Long time (former)...

Great trip report, thanks.
Long time (former) northern New England resident here. The Essex ferry is one of my favorite spots in all of NE, glad you found it. You sure did luck out with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,849
Posted By longslowdistance
What's gained on gravel is about the same or less...

What's gained on gravel is about the same or less than what's lost on pavement compared to pilot 3s. For mud or slimy surfaces, they suck.
Seem to wear well. Noisy.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-22-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 30,547
Views: 1,691,139
Posted By longslowdistance
Speedway cycle cover for sale

http://www.speedwayshelters.com

Large size, new this summer, covers a big GS with panniers easily, very easy to use, robust, handles windy and rainy weather well. Don't need it anymore because...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,892
Posted By longslowdistance
Another thread mentioned poor fit on the right on...

Another thread mentioned poor fit on the right on the2014, with some filing or similar to make it fit. Please post what you hear from pivot pegz about this. Better to start with a good fit than...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,423
Posted By longslowdistance
My bad. For some reason I thought the GSA came...

My bad. For some reason I thought the GSA came stock with a bigger plate. So much for that theory, unless the riders reporting too much heat have non-stock larger plates, and riders who aren't don't.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,423
Posted By longslowdistance
So the culprit is the bashguard?

So, maybe the difference is the larger bash plate on the GSA somehow affects the airflow?
Anyone notice a difference on a plain GSW after switching from the small factory plate to a larger plate?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,953
Posted By longslowdistance
Link seems dead, so maybe no longer available? ...

Link seems dead, so maybe no longer available?

My anakees + mud story ended with me pinned hard under the moto in deep mud. It took three other riders to lift enough in that slop to get my leg...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,953
Posted By longslowdistance
Looks promising. Any tips on the cut down process?

Looks promising. Any tips on the cut down process?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,616
Posted By longslowdistance
Cry OMG, what irony! Not sure the poster even knew ....

OMG, what irony! Not sure the poster even knew . . .
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,117
Posted By longslowdistance
If you don't mind saying, how tall are you, and...

If you don't mind saying, how tall are you, and inseam?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,953
Posted By longslowdistance
Agree that the dustrider device looks very...

Agree that the dustrider device looks very clever. Has me wondering if a trip to home depot could come up with something close enough for emergency use, e.g. if trapped under the moto. Some sort of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-01-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 30,547
Views: 1,691,139
Posted By longslowdistance
Food place recommendation nw of Lynchburg.

Woodruffs pie shop on rt. 130 at the intersection with 650. 97 year old Mary Woodruff presides. Lovely woman with stories to tell. Pie's good, too.
http://m.woodruffspieshop.com
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,862
Posted By longslowdistance
Eh? Summary of above posts: About 1/2: "ESA is...

Summary of above posts:
About 1/2: "ESA is great. Get it.":clap
About 1/3: "I have little or no experience with ESA, but I declare myself to be an expert based on what I read on the internet and my...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,423
Posted By longslowdistance
Most clever post I've seen in weeks, thanks for...

Most clever post I've seen in weeks, thanks for the laugh.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,726
Posted By longslowdistance
These responses are funny. But you're missing my...

These responses are funny. But you're missing my point. I'm not waiting for 2016 or later.
BMW builds GSs in batches. First 2015 build begins next month. They may learn something before the second...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,726
Posted By longslowdistance
If you were ordering a 2015 GS . . .

Would you get one from the first build, or would you wait a round because they may find and hopefully fix a problem for the second round?
This is no longer a new bike, but there are changes for 2015...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,570
Posted By longslowdistance
YMMV, but for me a large or rigid bag gets in the...

YMMV, but for me a large or rigid bag gets in the way when standing on pegs and going uphill. I tried a Wolfman softside, which solved this issue for me, just shove all the stuff to the front of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,157
Posted By longslowdistance
So the new bike has a powerful RF generator next...

So the new bike has a powerful RF generator next your your nuts? Yikes!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,009
Posted By longslowdistance
LOL! As a non-lifetimer, non-true beliver, the...

LOL!
As a non-lifetimer, non-true beliver, the original quote is absolutely true. So many small minded posts, although to be fair this forum is better than most.

As to the original question, no...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,758
Posted By longslowdistance
With these, I don't think about my pegs any...

With these, I don't think about my pegs any more. Good product.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,267
Posted By longslowdistance
Anakees give improved gravel road performance,...

Anakees give improved gravel road performance, but wear faster than the Tourances and pilot roads and feel a little marshmallowy on the road - you get used to that. Wet pavement grip is good. My...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By longslowdistance
2nd hand info, but may be of interest: rented a...

2nd hand info, but may be of interest: rented a GS with these tires. The rental place loves them because they last so long. As for performance, can't really compare because my GS is an older model,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,380
Posted By longslowdistance
Not sure this has been mentioned, but here's...

Not sure this has been mentioned, but here's another reason to support your decision to go for the current GS:
Experienced riders may poo poo this, but the large electronic safety net on this bike...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-20-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 30,547
Views: 1,691,139
Posted By longslowdistance
Schuberth C3 for sale

Grey size L. bought less than 2 years ago at Morton's, used about 10 times, never crashed, dropped or abused. Stored in a cool, dry place, no fumes, etc.
$300. Includes the pinlock antifog insert....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,010
Posted By longslowdistance
They grey market option knocks about a quarter...

They grey market option knocks about a quarter off the price.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By longslowdistance
I tried the Sargent low seat on this bike. Lower...

I tried the Sargent low seat on this bike. Lower than the standard bmw seat but wider than the bmw low seat, which erases much of the advantage for those of us with short legs. It is more comfortable...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By longslowdistance
Good on you. My legs are a tad shorter and on...

Good on you. My legs are a tad shorter and on uneven or loose surfaces it gets exciting sometimes.
Forum: Vendors 06-17-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,693
Posted By longslowdistance
Just finished my 3rd rental with MotoVT, happy...

Just finished my 3rd rental with MotoVT, happy all 3 times. The process is easy and the communication is very good. Good gear, and good maps.
Be aware that they tend to get low suspension GS bikes,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By longslowdistance
ESA doesn't lower, just raise, as well as...

ESA doesn't lower, just raise, as well as changing spring rates and damping. You give up 30 mm of travel with lowered suspension which definitely firms up the ride, noticeable on rough roads. So...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,435
Posted By longslowdistance
Same issue for me. A flexible bag like the...

Same issue for me. A flexible bag like the wolfman works better, just shove all the contents forward.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,010
Posted By longslowdistance
Oh Puleeze, give it a break. Boxers do fry our...

Oh Puleeze, give it a break. Boxers do fry our feet compared to pretty much every other bike, and the new radiators make it worse. That's a fact.
At least the new bikes don't dump all that heat at...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,180
Posted By longslowdistance
The soft bag option has many advantages over hard...

The soft bag option has many advantages over hard cases. One potential advantage of hard cases is rapid and easy access to things used intermittently like maps and rain gear, and changing layers as...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,931
Posted By longslowdistance
Exactly. If I rode on consistently or just...

Exactly. If I rode on consistently or just frequently on really bad roads and really rough off pavement, I would really miss the full travel. If I rode on mostly buff pavement and well graded gravel...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,931
Posted By longslowdistance
Travel is reduced by 30mm front and rear. This is...

Travel is reduced by 30mm front and rear. This is from the current GS owners manual. Yes I do notice the difference. The low susp has a much firmer ride, which is less plush on rough roads and really...
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