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Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,624
Posted By jcolombo
Exactly. Under 50 is limited, under 10 really...

Exactly. Under 50 is limited, under 10 really matters. BMW will make as many of these as they can sell - brilliant marketing, I think for the last year of the air cooled engine. But it's not like you...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1,922
Views: 592,496
Posted By jcolombo
But you can run the E-10 saddlebags with no...

But you can run the E-10 saddlebags with no issues. More room than you would think, and plenty for a week long trip if you combine it with the tail bag that clips to the saddles bags.

I just...
Forum: Vendors 12-11-2008, 10:52 PM
Replies: 903
Views: 131,900
Posted By jcolombo
Shock for the 800GS arrived today. 30 minutes...

Shock for the 800GS arrived today. 30 minutes later it's on and it's great.

Thanks for the great service, Dan.
Forum: Vendors 12-04-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 903
Views: 131,900
Posted By jcolombo
Another thumbs up for Dan, I bought front and...

Another thumbs up for Dan, I bought front and rear for the 1200GS and was very satisfied.

He's on top of the F800GS, so I'm going in for another course.

Thanks for the great service and...
Forum: Vendors 11-05-2008, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2,275
Views: 739,561
Posted By jcolombo
Roger, nice work. I was almost ready to pull the...

Roger, nice work. I was almost ready to pull the trigger on the vario topcase when I remembered to check this thread - lo and behold, there were the pics I've been waiting for.

Looking forward to...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2008, 10:52 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 18,678
Posted By jcolombo
Nice mirrors! Are those from the K1200R? JC

Nice mirrors! Are those from the K1200R?

JC
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2008, 01:32 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 18,678
Posted By jcolombo
I'll second the damper recommendation. I...

I'll second the damper recommendation.

I found that when the front end got a bit light, the steering would tend to "wobble". Not a big problem when accelerating from stoplights, but a bit more...
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2008, 08:36 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 18,678
Posted By jcolombo
Pretty, simple actually: 1) cut the zip ties...

Pretty, simple actually:

1) cut the zip ties holding the canister onto the fender.
2) remove the hoses and multiple zip ties running to the canister from the bike
3) plug the now exposed outlet...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 18,678
Posted By jcolombo
And just to pull this all together, what...

And just to pull this all together, what difference in range or capacity did you see after drilling?

I'm trying to work the cost/benefit in my head....

JC
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2008, 08:52 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 18,678
Posted By jcolombo
That's a great trip - I've taken 1 all the way to...

That's a great trip - I've taken 1 all the way to Santa Barbara a couple of times, and it's always a thrill. I think on the MM, it would be truly epic.

Thanks for the advice on drilling the tank,...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2008, 05:31 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 18,678
Posted By jcolombo
Just over 600 miles on mine, so not the same...

Just over 600 miles on mine, so not the same experience, but I have found that if I'm not riding in a head wind, I don't have too many issues with the breeze without a windshield. It really is smooth...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2008, 10:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,509
Posted By jcolombo
Nice bike and good to hear the updates. The...

Nice bike and good to hear the updates. The standard can is large, but not as heavy as you might think. Looks are another matter, but I think it suggest "purposeful".

Is the front CF shroud the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By jcolombo
Excellent! Thanks for the quick response, I...

Excellent!

Thanks for the quick response, I can go grab one before the stores close!

Good riding.

JC
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2008, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By jcolombo
What are you terminating the end of the vent hose...

What are you terminating the end of the vent hose from the gas tank with? Is that some sort of valving, or just a cap?

JC
Forum: Vendors 05-31-2008, 02:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,908
Posted By jcolombo
For those who have fitted the damper and removed...

For those who have fitted the damper and removed the evaporative canister (total weight for all components - 1.5 lbs), where did you route the gas tank vent? The European version routes it into the...
Forum: Vendors 05-29-2008, 08:42 AM
Replies: 568
Views: 102,151
Posted By jcolombo
Love the IEMs, but I did have an interesting...

Love the IEMs, but I did have an interesting experience on a flight last week...

Wearing the Shure E3c (yes, I need to upgrade), went to take them out and lo and behold, the silicon part stayed...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 18,678
Posted By jcolombo
Well, not sure about the no BS part, but...

Well, not sure about the no BS part, but Motorcyclist did a Hypermotard, Megamoto, Buell and KTM Supermoto (?) comparison this month. They liked the KTM best, looks like an amazing bike as well. Pity...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2008, 09:05 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 18,678
Posted By jcolombo
Just picked up my Megamoto this weekend, and took...

Just picked up my Megamoto this weekend, and took a 100 mile ride to help get the break-in done. I thought the suspension was way too firm out of the gate, but hitting some great roads for the bike,...
Forum: Vendors 12-26-2007, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By jcolombo
Why not? It's the holidays. Follow the...

Why not?

It's the holidays.

Follow the rest of the rules, and make sure the check doesn't bounce.

JC
Forum: Vendors 12-07-2007, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,554
Posted By jcolombo
What is Vendor Forum?

The following was penned by Kurt in 2002, when we created the Vendor Forum. I can't say it better myself.

The motorcycling experience is aided and abetted by vendors -- craftsmen and corporate...
Forum: Vendors 12-07-2007, 03:06 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 102,151
Posted By jcolombo
And... HeadRoom rocks. Kudos to Tyll for not...

And... HeadRoom rocks.

Kudos to Tyll for not once promoting his site, even though this *is* vendors, but as a HeadRoom customer for about 5 years, I've never received anything less than great...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2007, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,250
Posted By jcolombo
What about the Kaoko sticking when the heated...

What about the Kaoko sticking when the heated grips are used? Real issue or operator error?

I like the look of the Throttlemeister, but the smooth surface is tough for me to grasp.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2007, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By jcolombo
Bummer about the RS. Man, I worry if it can...

Bummer about the RS. Man, I worry if it can happen to you....

That being said, you will love the GS. I can't wait to see you teach a class where you lead all the guys on KTM EX's up the trail on...
Forum: Vendors 05-13-2007, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By jcolombo
Brad, the issue we have had before is...

Brad, the issue we have had before is people/companies use the traffic on this site to drive traffic to theirs. In many cases, these sites are commercial and thus violate the non-commercial nature of...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2007, 08:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,290
Posted By jcolombo
I'll add that as a height-challenged person...

I'll add that as a height-challenged person myself, I find that planning ahead is also good - which side does the road crown? Which foot needs to be down? Finding yourself on the wrong side can be a...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2007, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 779
Posted By jcolombo
Installing TT HIDs on 2007 R1200GS Adventure

I like light at night. As I get older, I like more light at night. As others have noted, HIDs really are the way to go for maximum light and have the nice benefit of being smaller than most...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2007, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By jcolombo
We are very lucky in that there at 5 (and perhaps...

We are very lucky in that there at 5 (and perhaps more) dealers within an hour's drive. You should be able to work with someone that will help you get the bike you want at a reasonable price.

$$...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2007, 08:48 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,938
Posted By jcolombo
No issues

I've taken the canister off of probably 10 bikes and never had any issues. I'm sure some of that could be up to your dealers, but I've never heard any issues specifically related to this removal.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2007, 07:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,938
Posted By jcolombo
Excellent post!

My thanks also for writing and documenting this so well. I've done this on all my other GS's but this was was so different it was causing some head scratching. No problem any more with your fine...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2007, 09:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,117
Posted By jcolombo
I find the stock adventure windshield amazing -...

I find the stock adventure windshield amazing - near or better protection than the RT.

You can retrofit to the standard GS, but it's not cheap.

I've used Cee Baileys on other bikes, but not...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2007, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,351
Posted By jcolombo
Or a real real one: www.chromebags.com

Or a real real one: www.chromebags.com
Forum: Vendors 04-21-2007, 08:21 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 17,479
Posted By jcolombo
I'm going to move this to vendors as was...

I'm going to move this to vendors as was suggested earlier - clearly this left G Spot some time ago.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2007, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 860
Posted By jcolombo
I think the Staintune really matches the BMW...

I think the Staintune really matches the BMW motor well. Opens up the sound without greatly increasing the sound level.
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2007, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 686
Posted By jcolombo
According to these folks, it's a reduced rate of...

According to these folks, it's a reduced rate of 5%:

http://www.dyerpartnership.com/vat.html
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2007, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 686
Posted By jcolombo
Oops, good point. I'll be near the West End most...

Oops, good point. I'll be near the West End most likely, with business around the City as well. I'd like to get out of London, but it never seems to happen.
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2007, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 686
Posted By jcolombo
Where to purchase BMW helmet in/around London

I'm going to be in London in a couple of weeks and would like to procure a BMW helmet. Can anyone recommend a good dealer (stockist?) that would have a reasonable inventory and good service?
...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2007, 01:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,799
Posted By jcolombo
Ah, but they only work with select Sony-Ericsson...

Ah, but they only work with select Sony-Ericsson BT phones. Too bad, really.
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2007, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,925
Posted By jcolombo
No worries. See PM :thumb

No worries. See PM :thumb
Forum: Face plant 03-22-2007, 01:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,043
Posted By jcolombo
I'm very sorry for the loss, and I appreciate...

I'm very sorry for the loss, and I appreciate your level-headed message on this topic.

Godspeed.
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,925
Posted By jcolombo
Feel free to share the review or a synopsis here....

Feel free to share the review or a synopsis here. Posting to indicate you have a review somewhere else is frowned upon.

We keep getting more and more people using ADVrider to drive traffic to...
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