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Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,113
Posted By Deans BMW
Hard to pin it down but, to me at least, very...

Hard to pin it down but, to me at least, very noticeable. I have had it quiet a few times at 90 and above in sweepers with out any wobble at all, the switch gear is better. The bike feels more put...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,113
Posted By Deans BMW
As my first HD, I bought a '13 RK last year,...

As my first HD, I bought a '13 RK last year, about 2 months ago, traded it for a '14 RK, this is the bike they should of been building all along, IMHO a vast improvement over my '13.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 53,146
Posted By Deans BMW
In this video at about the 3.05 mark, the Scout...

In this video at about the 3.05 mark, the Scout with what looks like factory downswept exhaust, the bike also looks like it has mid controls.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,118
Posted By Deans BMW
I loved my R1200S. ...

I loved my R1200S.

http://deansbmw.smugmug.com/Other/BMW-R1200S/i-KxrPvwd/0/L/pictures%208-28-10%20R1200S%2C%20MCB%26B%2C%20My%20Beemers%20002-L.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 53,146
Posted By Deans BMW
Polaris has done an amazing job in such short...

Polaris has done an amazing job in such short order to clean sheet design and produce what they have done.....So far.

They must have some very smart clear thinking people at the helm of Polaris...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,572
Posted By Deans BMW
Saturday Aug. 2 evening.

Saturday Aug. 2 evening.
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,943
Posted By Deans BMW
I am also curous, filled up the tank about 35...

I am also curous, filled up the tank about 35 miles from home including about 175 miles before the reflash. My last tank got me about 41 MPG, the next tank will be all with the reflashed ECM.

Just...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,943
Posted By Deans BMW
Just returned after a 70 mile ride coming home...

Just returned after a 70 mile ride coming home from my HD dealer in Chattanooga. Had the initial 1,000 mile service done at !,300 miles and had the bikes ECM reflashed with the Power Vision.

My...
Forum: The Garage 07-28-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,618
Posted By Deans BMW
We used Lemon Pledge at the store back in the...

We used Lemon Pledge at the store back in the early days.

http://deansbmw.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Deans-Photos-1/i-24TFkg5/0/M/scan0002-M.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 56,100
Posted By Deans BMW
I don't see the claim of better mileage either,...

I don't see the claim of better mileage either, will find out soon enough. However, definitely more comfortable on my right calf.
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 56,100
Posted By Deans BMW
It is a "take off "Electra Glide Classic" that I...

It is a "take off "Electra Glide Classic" that I had found for my just traded '13 RK. I kept the seat from the trade and installed it on this one when I got home. It, to me at least, is more...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 56,100
Posted By Deans BMW
Just finishing up with a long detailed reply and...

Just finishing up with a long detailed reply and observation and it just disappeared??????????? WTF?????

In a nut shell, the '14 RK is what, at last, a modern HD type motorcycle should be.

This...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By Deans BMW
Did the swap out Friday last, new gaskets, took...

Did the swap out Friday last, new gaskets, took about 3 hours of taking it easy.

No reprograming yet. The bike runs great, noticed a reduction in heat on my right leg. A definite improvement in...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,943
Posted By Deans BMW
A friend and his brother called Friday morning...

A friend and his brother called Friday morning and said they were over from near Statesville, NC with a modified header from Tilly's HD in Statesville. they arrived at noon and after it was over we...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2,281
Views: 605,497
Posted By Deans BMW
Just traded in my '13 Road king for a new '14. A...

Just traded in my '13 Road king for a new '14. A much improved bike.

The old,

http://deansbmw.smugmug.com/Other/2013-HD-Road-King/i-zcSvBmd/0/L/4-6-13%202013%20HD%20Road%20King%20006-L.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,943
Posted By Deans BMW
Just completed the installation of a stock header...

Just completed the installation of a stock header on my '14 RK that has been cut open, cat removed, beautifully re welded and re installed. It has been raining non stop for the last two days so I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By Deans BMW
How hard is it to R&R HD head pipes?

I want to R & R the head pipes on my '14 Road King to remove the Cat.

Having never worked on a HD before, I suspect that new exhaust gaskets will be needed, probably remove the right side floor...
Forum: Vendors 07-17-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,182
Posted By Deans BMW
Mike ran an excellent store, glad he finally...

Mike ran an excellent store, glad he finally retired, but miss him.

I'll check you out as we now live just down the fantastic 68 in Ducktown.
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 21,759
Posted By Deans BMW
The BMW K1600GT is in a category all by itself...

The BMW K1600GT is in a category all by itself when it comes to sport touring.

Nothing else is even close.
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,943
Posted By Deans BMW
This from an earlier post in this thread.

This from an earlier post in this thread.
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,533
Posted By Deans BMW
A 3 wheeler like the Can Am Spyder is much easier...

A 3 wheeler like the Can Am Spyder is much easier to ride than a side car rig. A 3 wheeler with one wheel in back and two up front is more stable than that a 2 up front set up.

The Can Am Spyder...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,943
Posted By Deans BMW
Near our place on a ride yesterday.......Just for...

Near our place on a ride yesterday.......Just for grins. :D

http://deansbmw.smugmug.com/Other/2014-HD-Road-King/i-Zg6X9P2/0/L/2014%20Road%20king%20005-L.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,943
Posted By Deans BMW
From what I understand, With the dealers...

From what I understand,

With the dealers unit (Dyno jet Power Vision) there is a fee for the registration then something like a $50.00 charge to do the down load. There are maps for a stock '14...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,943
Posted By Deans BMW
The assistant service Mgr. at my dealer...

The assistant service Mgr. at my dealer recommends this,

http://www.dynojet.com/PowerVision/powervision-product-details.aspx

He has done a lot of their own bikes plus customers bikes with this...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,943
Posted By Deans BMW
I notice on my '14 RK verses my just traded in...

I notice on my '14 RK verses my just traded in '13 RK that the heat on my right calf is much hotter that the '13, noticeable when riding down the road.

Looking for ways to improve the situation.
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 56,100
Posted By Deans BMW
I bought a take off EG Classic seat for my "old"...

I bought a take off EG Classic seat for my "old" '13 RK and when I got home installed it on the new bike....Sounds crazy calling a 7,700 mile '13 RK an old bike....but oh well......:D

Anyhow, the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 56,100
Posted By Deans BMW
Thursday the 3rd, traded my '13 RK in for a '14. ...

Thursday the 3rd, traded my '13 RK in for a '14.

Really impressed for what it is, much better handling especially at low speeds. The new hand controls/switches seem of a higher quality and are a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 157,109
Posted By Deans BMW
Don't know if it has been mentioned before, but...

Don't know if it has been mentioned before, but San Jose BMW has taken on Moto Guzzi.

Guzzi has come a long way in the last few years.
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,271
Posted By Deans BMW
+1

+1
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,974
Posted By Deans BMW
Interesting question. For me and only me, my...

Interesting question.

For me and only me, my current stable is a '13 Husky Strada, a '10 BMW R1200GS 30th Anniversary and a '13 HD Road King and this after owning more bikes that I could possibly...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 4,890
Views: 553,485
Posted By Deans BMW
As a stupid Strada owner........Is there a...

As a stupid Strada owner........Is there a replacement rear fender available for the Terra/Strada.

Or if not..........Has anyone successfully repaired the rear fender???

It seems that the rear...
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,191
Posted By Deans BMW
Here is my Tundra loaded up with 2 S1000RR's and...

Here is my Tundra loaded up with 2 S1000RR's and one R1200R for a 900 mile trip from Phoenix to San Jose, cruised at 80 and not a scratch.

I also hauled my K1600GT and my R1200GS together in the...
Forum: Vendors 06-18-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,335
Posted By Deans BMW
Ara, we received our signed copy in the mail...

Ara, we received our signed copy in the mail today.

Thanks
Forum: Vendors 06-16-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,335
Posted By Deans BMW
Ara, already have an autographed copy ordered....

Ara, already have an autographed copy ordered. :clap
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 93,646
Posted By Deans BMW
Fantastic.

Fantastic.
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 93,646
Posted By Deans BMW
Well I'll be Damn Optimus Prime, good for you, a...

Well I'll be Damn Optimus Prime, good for you, a fantastic motorcycle.

We miss you over at the "Café". How are you doing?

BTW, Pam and I have moved to the Smokey mountains in south eastern...
Forum: Vendors 06-05-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 30,519
Posted By Deans BMW
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Vendors 06-04-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 30,519
Posted By Deans BMW
What headlite bulb is used in a '13 HD Road King?...

What headlite bulb is used in a '13 HD Road King?

I am right on the Tennessee/Georgia border.
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 21,009
Posted By Deans BMW
I like his old '90 R100PD.............Nice.

I like his old '90 R100PD.............Nice.
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 21,009
Posted By Deans BMW
Leafman60, just got a call from Mike......He just...

Leafman60, just got a call from Mike......He just bought a new Beemer and will be putting his Husky Strada up for sale.

The new bike will be perfect for he and Pam when two up on his driveway up...
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