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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-23-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By Kenbike
Thanks for the route advice, I have a EZ Pass so...

Thanks for the route advice, I have a EZ Pass so that should help.
What else should I check out on Long Island? for a first time visitor?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-22-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By Kenbike
I wanted to visit Billy Joel's cycle shop on Long...

I wanted to visit Billy Joel's cycle shop on Long Island and check to area.
If I wanted to beat the traffic how early does it build up?
Are all the bridges tolls?

In 1980 is was going to work in...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-20-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By Kenbike
Meadowlands to Long Island

I will have a Friday in a few weeks to kill why my wife is in class at the Meadowlands race track. I want to visit Long Island by car but wanted advise should a guy from Cleveland drive across New...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 425,422
Posted By Kenbike
I would go with a tricked out KLR 650. Install...

I would go with a tricked out KLR 650. Install shocks and forks, pannier racks slip on, jet kit and bike crash bars. No worries about all of the electronic parts and just a carb.
If between a GSA...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 425,422
Posted By Kenbike
Did 330 miles of two lane ohio roads today with a...

Did 330 miles of two lane ohio roads today with a FJR, VFR, and a Honda 1300 cruiser. It really magnifies the difference between my old Tenere and the GSA.
I when I owned the Yamaha kept telling...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 16,536
Posted By Kenbike
Just purchased a 2014 GSA and I hope it will be...

Just purchased a 2014 GSA and I hope it will be better than the 2012 Tenere and 2007 KTM Adv. Both bikes had issues over a total of 30,000 miles.Yamaha was better than KTM but it did have fork...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,445
Posted By Kenbike
Which air hawk did you use and how much seat...

Which air hawk did you use and how much seat height does it add?
I run the low position but ok with the high seat which is about an inch.
Just hate to send big bucks for a seat.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By Kenbike
I have a GSA with the heavy crank and find it is...

I have a GSA with the heavy crank and find it is a good all around comprise for slow speed and still builds rpm's well. Test road the GSW and did feel it was to touchy. My last bike was a Tenere...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4,405
Views: 666,221
Posted By Kenbike
I like the look! What seat are you using? How...

I like the look!
What seat are you using? How do you like it?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By Kenbike
I was going for a new RT when the no sell order...

I was going for a new RT when the no sell order hit. Went back and checked all of the BMW's and decided on the 2014 GSA. Only 400 miles but really enjoy the bike. The seat is on the soft side for...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,276
Posted By Kenbike
The seat arrived it is for the old GSA so it is...

The seat arrived it is for the old GSA so it is back to Revzilla and the correct seat is not shipping until mid July.
Just going to have to wait.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,276
Posted By Kenbike
I decided to try a Saddleman low touring seat for...

I decided to try a Saddleman low touring seat for my GSA. I can return it if it does not have any damage in the event it does not meet my needs. Should have today.
Will report back after testing.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,276
Posted By Kenbike
Who has ridden on the new seat for the wet head...

Who has ridden on the new seat for the wet head GS or GSA?
I find the stock seat is way to soft for my 220 lbs and require better support from the foam.
Does it support better and did anyone use...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 938
Views: 142,737
Posted By Kenbike
Decide to not wait for the RT and purchased a GSA...

Decide to not wait for the RT and purchased a GSA instead.
Put a few hundred miles so far and very happy with the bike. In the long run it does fit my riding style better but the RT is still a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By Kenbike
Jim your list are great! Thanks for the help...

Jim your list are great! Thanks for the help from all of you guys. Picked a set of Craftsman Torx drivers last night and pulled the battery to hook up my tender leads. Much better hold down...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By Kenbike
Service tools for 2014 GSA

Just purchased a new GSA and really enjoy the bike. I try to preform all of my own service and maintenance. I own the normal Allen's, wrench, sockets, torque wrenches old throttle balancer tire...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 13,266
Posted By Kenbike
Looking for a large rear luggage rack for my GSA....

Looking for a large rear luggage rack for my GSA. Use a large wolf man water proof bag with pannier bags lashed on the factor rear racks.
Blackdog has a unit in production but not released, may...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,439
Posted By Kenbike
The new Matte Green GSA is home in the pole barn....

The new Matte Green GSA is home in the pole barn. The dealer spent a few hours going over all of the features and I sure I will forget something. I did get a Nav V but did not go with any BMW...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 142,737
Posted By Kenbike
I was going to get a RT coming off. Tenere but...

I was going to get a RT coming off. Tenere but the no sell order cut me off. I went and checked out the same bikes you are considering including the GS.

Went on a four day trip with my wife by...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,439
Posted By Kenbike
I decided to skip the Ecu re flash for the Tenere...

I decided to skip the Ecu re flash for the Tenere because I was just not into the bike this spring and did not want to sink more cash into in case I sold it.
The Ecu tune still is limited by the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 938
Views: 142,737
Posted By Kenbike
I still will go with a BMW this time around. My...

I still will go with a BMW this time around.
My ZX-14 was recalled for cracked frames at motor mount, my was ok but others
lost the bike until a new frame was swapped out.
My KTM 2007 adv was a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,439
Posted By Kenbike
Two guys aftermarket are doing re flash with good...

Two guys aftermarket are doing re flash with good results. I just installed a jumper on the clutch switch that flips the Ecu into a non restricted state in gears1-3 and have a power commander 5 with...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,439
Posted By Kenbike
I really need to take both over the test track...

I really need to take both over the test track and decide. It will be hard not to come home with a GSA. It will remove the rear racks to shed some pounds and only use when on long trips.
Had a KTM...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,439
Posted By Kenbike
Tenere to a GS or GSA

Guys
I purchased 2014 RT only to have the no sale issued Thursday with piv
Ck up on Friday.
Decided not to wait for the recall and currently sitting on the fence between the GS & GSA.
My 2012...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2,231
Views: 347,256
Posted By Kenbike
Can you run a slip on with out fuel injection...

Can you run a slip on with out fuel injection mods?
I have an Accelerator module for a GS due to my Rt being pulled.
I would like a lighter weight and close to stock slip on that improves mid range
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 142,737
Posted By Kenbike
Any word from the dealers in UK or German? My...

Any word from the dealers in UK or German? My ohio dealer no's nothing!:D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-08-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,213
Posted By Kenbike
This Monday at 7 pm is the world release of the...

This Monday at 7 pm is the world release of the Jong Penton movie:clap
My wife and I are going and it is as sold out show,
John and his sons will be there in person and it is only fitting that he...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,277
Posted By Kenbike
I feel a loud pipes does help avoid deer strikes....

I feel a loud pipes does help avoid deer strikes. We have Vespa scooters in addition to my BMW. Decided to ride my with a Akro slip on south f the house and being around 7:30 pm deer are standing...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 938
Views: 142,737
Posted By Kenbike
That is very good for a nice setup! I do not...

That is very good for a nice setup!
I do not use very often so this is make better option than BMW's top case.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 302
Posted By Kenbike
Slip on or full system on a wethead?

I will be picking up a 2014 R1200RT Friday and wanted to see if anyone in the GS world has installed a slip on or full system on the new motor?

I always end hot rodding my bikes and will install a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 142,737
Posted By Kenbike
How much did Givi top case system cost if you...

How much did Givi top case system cost if you dont mind?

How is it for your passenger to lean against?
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 938
Views: 142,737
Posted By Kenbike
Good suggestion on the Givi tank bag system, I...

Good suggestion on the Givi tank bag system, I have been checking options also.
What other websites are good for R1200RT owners?
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 938
Views: 142,737
Posted By Kenbike
I did notice some engine knock on the demo bike...

I did notice some engine knock on the demo bike when rolling on the fuel at lower rpm's. I checked out the site for the Accelerator plug and a few reviews by water cooled GS riders and they reported...
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 142,737
Posted By Kenbike
Did the test ride today and purchased a 2014...

Did the test ride today and purchased a 2014 R1200RT in Ebony with all the packages but gps. Going to trade in the 2012 Tenere and stick to the pavement. Should pick it up Friday.:D

Might get...
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 142,737
Posted By Kenbike
Talking I really like the look and fit and finish of the...

I really like the look and fit and finish of the new RT. I have had a first gen FZ1, 04 Touono, 2006 ZX-14, 2008 KLR 650, 2007 KTM 990 Adv, and currently a 2012 Yamaha Tenere.
Most weekends I do a...
Forum: Beasts 05-17-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,565
Posted By Kenbike
The center of gravity is lower on the S10

The center of gravity is lower on the S10
Forum: Battle scooters 05-02-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,120
Posted By Kenbike
I will hold out for the 350as long as it does not...

I will hold out for the 350as long as it does not gain more than 10 to 15 lbs.
Forum: Beasts 05-01-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 24,071
Views: 4,374,453
Posted By Kenbike
When you replace the TKC 80's install Conti Trail...

When you replace the TKC 80's install Conti Trail Attacks II, they are a great road tire and ok on gravel and hard pack. Do not think you can use them in mud or wet grass. I find they are very...
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 24,071
Views: 4,374,453
Posted By Kenbike
I have about 500 miles on my reworked seat by...

I have about 500 miles on my reworked seat by Seth Lamm. It really transformed my bike for seating comfort and just as easy to put my feet down at the stops with the taper he put on the front of...
Forum: Beasts 04-02-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,331
Posted By Kenbike
I have a set with 6000 miles and they are ok,...

I have a set with 6000 miles and they are ok, even the front. Before these I had Conti Trail attacks and I like the round profile for turn in and they last around 8000 miles. I will go back to...
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