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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,158
Posted By /dev/null
At night, my brother's MTS1200 looks likes a car...

At night, my brother's MTS1200 looks likes a car in the distance. This is just based on observation looking back at him.

Not his bike:...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
Posted By /dev/null
I managed to just join this club two nights ago. ...

I managed to just join this club two nights ago. Guy in a Honda Accord took his foot off the brake at a light for just a moment while tending to his kids. Very minor impact (2 mph I'm guessing). ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,364
Posted By /dev/null
Are you sure you're referring to the FZ6 and not...

Are you sure you're referring to the FZ6 and not the FZ6R? The FZ6 is just shy of 100hp if I recall, but the FZ6R (the only one they sell today) is detuned down to 70 or so. I've ridden the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,662
Posted By /dev/null
More gravity. It pulls the rain toward you and...

More gravity. It pulls the rain toward you and you get wetter. Fact.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,662
Posted By /dev/null
The difference between an ADV bike and a sport...

The difference between an ADV bike and a sport tourer is about 150lb. :lol3

I've always been curious to know why this is the case. To get that number I'm comparing stuff like the R1200GS-not-A,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 48,543
Posted By /dev/null
Thought of this thread when I saw this... ...

Thought of this thread when I saw this...

From the KTM 1190 Adventure R Owner's Manual:
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,156
Posted By /dev/null
I can (and do) start mine late at night in an...

I can (and do) start mine late at night in an alley surrounded by houses without any worry, it's no louder than a car. It's an '11, stock exhaust.

At speed motor noise is irrelevant compared to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,303
Posted By /dev/null
How about 1 tip for riding with 12 Pillions?

http://i.imgur.com/RTpKDi5.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,711
Posted By /dev/null
Oddly the donuts helped my approval rating of him...

Oddly the donuts helped my approval rating of him quite a bit, and I'm not exactly a NASCAR fan. I just liked it because I imagine Bernie didn't. And his post-win speech while doing them at COTA...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,172
Posted By /dev/null
http://snarky.smugmug.com/SmugPreview/El-Paso-Snow...

http://snarky.smugmug.com/SmugPreview/El-Paso-Snow-2013/i-QPbH9MK/0/M/20131124_072229-M.jpg

GPS saves the day again. :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,666
Posted By /dev/null
How would you set your bike up if you bought a...

How would you set your bike up if you bought a non-Adventure?

If you'd add upper and lower crash bars, a beefy skid plate, an upgraded rear rack, and aluminum panniers., I think the answer is...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 16,648
Posted By /dev/null
Someone needs to make HDR sunglasses so that we...

Someone needs to make HDR sunglasses so that we can all live in that beautiful world.

Nice bike!
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,228
Posted By /dev/null
Yes, traffic was what I too heard was their...

Yes, traffic was what I too heard was their primary consideration...still feels better to me personally than getting on from the left side. On a GS, given the shorter than average sidestand/parked...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,228
Posted By /dev/null
My Dad now always mounts his bikes, including a...

My Dad now always mounts his bikes, including a 12GS, from the *RIGHT* side. Learned this from the local BMW store, and it's apparently taught to the CHP as the preferred method of mounting. You...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 21,483
Posted By /dev/null
Yes, but the real tragedy, as shown, is that we...

Yes, but the real tragedy, as shown, is that we all went to see it the next day, and it was once again a total mess. All for nothing.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2,188
Views: 228,027
Posted By /dev/null
Can anyone confirm/deny if the Navigator V fixes...

Can anyone confirm/deny if the Navigator V fixes the very low quality Bluetooth music playback issues found on the Navigator IV?

I'm really looking for someone who has seen the problem with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,212
Posted By /dev/null
Sorry to hear, glad you have full coverage. ...

Sorry to hear, glad you have full coverage.

Curious how often these things get stolen (in the USA)? I'm sure that rate is likely to increase as adventure bikes become more common. My...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By /dev/null
That one won't clear the additional buttons on...

That one won't clear the additional buttons on it.

This may be a horribly stupid idea, but I'll mention it: One thing I'd look into is to see if you can order the mount for the WC GS, and have it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 21,483
Posted By /dev/null
Live in socal in a city that ends in "Beach". ...

Live in socal in a city that ends in "Beach".

Local rides are awesome. Can do it any time of year, I personally prefer Fall/Winter/Spring to Summer, as it's much cooler inland. The excellent...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 18,400
Posted By /dev/null
I trust CR to tell me what kind of blender to...

I trust CR to tell me what kind of blender to buy, but I don't trust them for vehicle purchases.

I formed this opinion when I compared their reliability data of the Chevrolet 1500 pickup to the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,229
Posted By /dev/null
Not over hyping, it's crankshaft vs. rear-wheel...

Not over hyping, it's crankshaft vs. rear-wheel horsepower. Horsepower/torque is lost in transmitting power to the rear wheel due to friction in the driveline. I think the average loss in most...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By /dev/null
Yep, just had someone push down on the back of...

Yep, just had someone push down on the back of mine to do the front.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 447,203
Posted By /dev/null
742 megabytes of photos on the way...I'll put...

742 megabytes of photos on the way...I'll put them all up in one post. :D
Forum: Face plant 09-19-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 93,438
Posted By /dev/null
So sorry to hear, hope for a full and speedy...

So sorry to hear, hope for a full and speedy recovery!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 447,203
Posted By /dev/null
I think that's the R1175GSA(w) "retro"...

I think that's the R1175GSA(w) "retro" edition.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,538
Posted By /dev/null
Yes. Welcome to the Internet. :D If the same...

Yes. Welcome to the Internet. :D If the same thing goes wrong with my _____ and someone else's ______, in the same thread, then _____ is a piece of crap.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,305
Posted By /dev/null
The best and worst thing about Internet boards is...

The best and worst thing about Internet boards is that you hear about every report of every problem.

It's the best thing because you know what to watch out for, how to test it, and if there are...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,927
Posted By /dev/null
My Dad has one, specifically a Low suspension...

My Dad has one, specifically a Low suspension option ESA, with "Premium Plus" package (i.e. everything) and cast wheels. I know you can also get them with spoked wheels (at the time he picked his...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4,859
Views: 761,930
Posted By /dev/null
It's a very different system, but I just yanked...

It's a very different system, but I just yanked the entire damper setup and second plate out of my TT Nav IV mount. It added more lever and spring, without much more damping...the effect was that it...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,589
Posted By /dev/null
Seat comfort and wind protection are not a good...

Seat comfort and wind protection are not a good reason to replace a bike, IMO. I'm not terribly familiar with F800GSes, only have 1/2 hour on one, but I'd imagine there are plenty of options there...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By /dev/null
What ESA settings are you using in various offroad terrain?

I have a 2011 GS-not-A with ESA. I'm curious as to how others with similar setups are applying the ESA offroad?

I'm fairly new to riding the pig offroad to begin with...have tens of thousands...
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,414
Posted By /dev/null
Cell phone playing MP3s, Sena Bluetooth headset...

Cell phone playing MP3s, Sena Bluetooth headset as speakers. It works with earplugs, though I definitely find it preferable without. I generally don't use earplugs except in significant crosswind...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,792
Posted By /dev/null
My only real experience was running mesh...

My only real experience was running mesh jacket+wet vest from So Cal to Mesquite in 110-120* heat. Made a point to stay well hydrated. I actually didn't don the wet vest until 110.

I had heard...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By /dev/null
How can they say this, given that the ADV comes...

How can they say this, given that the ADV comes with the OEM crash bars and aluminum cylinder covers?

And if by any chance they're referring to the plastic cylinder covers, that works too, I run...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,904
Posted By /dev/null
I saw a huge increase with Progressive when I...

I saw a huge increase with Progressive when I went from an '08 to an '11. Both bikes were slightly used, the '08 was bought in '11 and the '11 in '13. Perfect record, no claims, truck insurance...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-27-2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 26,383
Posted By /dev/null
This thread is amazing, thank you for posting it...

This thread is amazing, thank you for posting it and keeping it up!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,256
Posted By /dev/null
Nav IV is unusable for music playback over...

Nav IV is unusable for music playback over Bluetooth. Quality is extremely poor. Have tested with five units, the Bluetooth system (hardware I believe) is inadequate for Bluetooth playback. It's...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,680
Posted By /dev/null
Dad tried putting one of these on his USA GSW. ...

Dad tried putting one of these on his USA GSW. Didn't work, dealer couldn't get the 'merican computer to accept it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 31,007
Posted By /dev/null
Cars are safer if you collide with a fixed...

Cars are safer if you collide with a fixed object. Less compromise in crush structure/design if you don't have to consider things that require an end-to-end rigid platform, i.e., heavy towing or...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,060
Posted By /dev/null
Dude, c'mon, that was a road. It was just not...

Dude, c'mon, that was a road. It was just not well surfaced, and kind of narrow in places. :rofl
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