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Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,399
Posted By Roadscum
Get what? What H-D and Hero "didn't get"...

Get what?

What H-D and Hero "didn't get" was an adequate return on their investment. Sure the guys an enthusiast, a motorcycle racing enthusiast, a guitar payer, a determined engineer, and a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3,015
Views: 418,327
Posted By Roadscum
Sounds like you really want a GS! :lol3 ...

Sounds like you really want a GS! :lol3

Paul
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,399
Posted By Roadscum
Buell was unable to make it alone, unable to make...

Buell was unable to make it alone, unable to make it with H-D support, now unable to make it with support from Hero. Three strike and your out, probably for ever.

No... Polaris won't hook up with...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By Roadscum
I think the transition will go well for you....

I think the transition will go well for you. Welcome to the neighborhood!

Paul
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,066
Posted By Roadscum
Great stuff, nicely done. :thumb Even the...

Great stuff, nicely done. :thumb

Even the folks on the Super Tenere forum seemed to enjoy it! :lol3

Paul
Forum: Vendors 04-09-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,623
Views: 284,552
Posted By Roadscum
Cb500x

On the CB500X, is the height the same as the stock seat?
With the Adventure kit from RR seat height will be an issue if it gets too tall.

Paul
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,765
Posted By Roadscum
I rolled the bars up a bit and it helped a lot.. ...

I rolled the bars up a bit and it helped a lot..

Paul
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,665
Posted By Roadscum
That's so "old school"! :huh :lol3 ...

That's so "old school"! :huh :lol3

Paul
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 69,477
Posted By Roadscum
Are ya buying beers with the refund you're going...

Are ya buying beers with the refund you're going to get? :lol3

Paul
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 69,477
Posted By Roadscum
Sure BMW is liable, I didn't mean to imply they...

Sure BMW is liable, I didn't mean to imply they weren't. The recall action will eliminate the problem, hence the liability, and you can bet the lawyers had the final say on the recall and the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 69,477
Posted By Roadscum
Sure BMW is liable, I didn't mean to imply they...

Sure BMW is liable, I didn't mean to imply they weren't. The recall action will eliminate the problem, hence the liability, and you can bet the lawyers had the final say on the recall and the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 69,477
Posted By Roadscum
Arrogance, I don't know about that. Certainty an...

Arrogance, I don't know about that. Certainty an effort by the attorneys to mitigate the potential for liability. In the past, when they denied that issues existed, and ignored the fact...well that's...
Forum: Americas 04-03-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 982
Posted By Roadscum
+ 1 Well said. I'm thinking that since he had...

+ 1 Well said. I'm thinking that since he had to ask he may not be up to the task. No disrespect intended.

Pual
Forum: EMEA 03-29-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By Roadscum
MichaelJ, is that a drainage canister to enable...

MichaelJ, is that a drainage canister to enable quick fuel stops? :huh
I've heard all serious IBA guy have one!

Paul
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3,015
Views: 418,327
Posted By Roadscum
..... but with more technology, better weather...

..... but with more technology, better weather protection, and improved suspension.

Paul
Forum: Hacks 03-25-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,669
Posted By Roadscum
All I ask is that you not feel sorry for me,...

All I ask is that you not feel sorry for me, please. :lol3

I make my choice, I spend my money, and I always ride the bike that makes me smile. Here's hoping the ST puts a big enduring smile on...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3,015
Views: 418,327
Posted By Roadscum
Yes, a very versatile bike indeed! :wink: ...

Yes, a very versatile bike indeed! :wink:

Paul
Forum: Hacks 03-24-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,669
Posted By Roadscum
The Comsumer Reports article was not a scientific...

The Comsumer Reports article was not a scientific study but rather a consumer survey. No doubt BMW has had a few dark years but I see things getting better. The LC boxer seems to be reliable, BMW...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,436
Views: 358,614
Posted By Roadscum
Rich, is that header Ti or SS? Paul

Rich, is that header Ti or SS?

Paul
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,047
Posted By Roadscum
I'm thinking a Yamaha FJ-09 might be just the...

I'm thinking a Yamaha FJ-09 might be just the ticket.

Paul
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4,594
Views: 550,989
Posted By Roadscum
The arrogance! He crushes his #2 best seller and...

The arrogance! He crushes his #2 best seller and says that's not what Buell is about. He says being different makes a better sport bike ...... so he brings the fugly pods. Now those "different" bikes...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 69,477
Posted By Roadscum
JVB said: "Fortunately most do not fail to this...

JVB said: "Fortunately most do not fail to this degree because smart people actually look at it during services since it is a well known issue."

That's me Jim, but I'm not as smart as you......
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 295,174
Posted By Roadscum
They're perfect for little Italian people! :lol3 ...

They're perfect for little Italian people! :lol3

As soon as I loose interest someone here post up a picture of another beautiful bike.
Damn you Gerry!

Paul
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4,594
Views: 550,989
Posted By Roadscum
Does that mean it will be a 2010 model if/when it...

Does that mean it will be a 2010 model if/when it hits the showrooms jammed packed with all the latest technology? :huh :eek1 :lol3

Maybe even the collectors and posers will look the other...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 69,477
Posted By Roadscum
Yep, seriously. I don't know how I could have...

Yep, seriously. I don't know how I could have missed a hundred threads that described this problem. Maybe I was out riding? :lol3

Paul
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 69,477
Posted By Roadscum
:flush Whoa is me, I'm not as "smart" as...

:flush

Whoa is me, I'm not as "smart" as you, and didn't know this was an issue prior to reading the recall. I'm soooooo ashamed. :flush

Paul
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 69,477
Posted By Roadscum
Good on ya for making the call to the NHTSB!...

Good on ya for making the call to the NHTSB! :clap
If more folks would do that I think we'd see a more issues address by recalls and in a prompt and timely manner.

I hope you are able to get...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4,594
Views: 550,989
Posted By Roadscum
[QUOTE=FR700;26316344]...... .... .. ...

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....you don't get to set the criteria as to what I like in a bike. Nor the reason/s for its purchase.

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Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3,009
Views: 445,491
Posted By Roadscum
Except for CCT failures, excessive vibrations,...

Except for CCT failures, excessive vibrations, poor fuelling/engine management, no self-cancelling turn signals, half ass gear indicator, several have reported rim cracks, difficult and expensive...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By Roadscum
A5 5'8" you may want to consider the GSA with the...

A5 5'8" you may want to consider the GSA with the low suspension option, that's what I did.

Paul
Forum: EMEA 03-08-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By Roadscum
You may want to give some thought to eliminating...

You may want to give some thought to eliminating the northern loop, the Mosel Valley/Eifel region of Germany has some interesting roads, north of that they're not much of interest to me. Think south...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3,015
Views: 418,327
Posted By Roadscum
I've bought several demo's and a few used bikes,...

I've bought several demo's and a few used bikes, never had a problem that I could attribute to abuse or improper break in. I ride my new bikes like I stole them from day 1.

Modern manufacturing...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3,009
Views: 445,491
Posted By Roadscum
Ouch! I feel you pain. :eek1 Paul

Ouch! I feel you pain. :eek1

Paul
Forum: Vendors 03-07-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 103,651
Posted By Roadscum
Thanks for the response.... No need to get a...

Thanks for the response.... No need to get a factory center stand, it would just add clutter to my already cluttered garage! :lol3

Paul
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4,594
Views: 550,989
Posted By Roadscum
Well at my age it's possible but not in this...

Well at my age it's possible but not in this case.


No sir, you're confused. I have no reason to believe it would make me smile and if it doesn't make me smile I don't want it. I'm not a...
Forum: Hacks 03-07-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,339
Posted By Roadscum
That thing makes my eyes hurt. :puke1 Paul

That thing makes my eyes hurt. :puke1

Paul
Forum: Vendors 03-06-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 103,651
Posted By Roadscum
jx, I seem to remember some discussion about your...

jx, I seem to remember some discussion about your Engine guard (combined skid-plate & engine bars) not being compatible with the center stand even w/o the adventure kit installed. Is this indeed the...
Forum: EMEA 03-06-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By Roadscum
I used a Garmim Zumo 550 for several years and...

I used a Garmim Zumo 550 for several years and now use a 350LM, both were US devices with the Euro card. They both worked fine but I find the 350 to more reliable. The 550 seemed to require an annual...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4,594
Views: 550,989
Posted By Roadscum
Motus... nothing yet to own! If brought to...

Motus... nothing yet to own!
If brought to market as advertised it would be obsolete when it hits the market place.
Sure, I could own one if I wanted but why would anyone want one??? Oh, just to...
Forum: EMEA 03-04-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By Roadscum
L21 got it right! The 650 will be fine, but...

L21 got it right!
The 650 will be fine, but most importantly..
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DO IT!!!

Paul
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