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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-26-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5,371
Views: 378,142
Posted By StarFleet
You having a stroke?

You having a stroke?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,404
Posted By StarFleet
I'm not talking about "heart and soul" at all....

I'm not talking about "heart and soul" at all. I'm talking about tangible things. Build materials, cooling strategies, operating systems. Those are all very tangible things. All the little things...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,404
Posted By StarFleet
If you think a computer or a motorcycle is just a...

If you think a computer or a motorcycle is just a collection of parts and there is no value in smartly putting them together then I've got some cardboard boxes full of parts you can use as your next...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,404
Posted By StarFleet
Funny because my buddy just test rode a GS and...

Funny because my buddy just test rode a GS and after it he goes "BMW is the Apple of the motorcycle world, well designed products all around"
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,626
Posted By StarFleet
All of them are my favorite :evil

All of them are my favorite :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,151
Posted By StarFleet
Wikipedia disagrees with you. ...

Wikipedia disagrees with you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-lock_braking_system
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,151
Posted By StarFleet
To everyone who says a competent rider can stop...

To everyone who says a competent rider can stop just as well or better without ABS, have you ever ridden a long day, where you get tired and the window to make mistakes opens up?

I guess I'm just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 2,958
Views: 403,474
Posted By StarFleet
Don't forget those damn spinning rims. Glad to...

Don't forget those damn spinning rims. Glad to see their popularity is declining.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,150
Posted By StarFleet
My guess is it is going to be...

My guess is it is going to be 31.ohshittoocloseforcomfort inches.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,159
Posted By StarFleet
I think that gas milage is just a dumb average...

I think that gas milage is just a dumb average over all time. Try resetting it (push and hold Info button on the MPG screen) next trip you take and see what it says.

I get about 43.5 according to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,649
Posted By StarFleet
Man I feel like I'm paying way too much compared...

Man I feel like I'm paying way too much compared to some of you.

2010 R1200GS w / full coverage I pay $1100 / year thru Progressive. Clean driving record and the like.

They did just send me a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,150
Posted By StarFleet
How does that image not answer the question? ...

How does that image not answer the question?

The image shows the total width is 915mm which is 36 inches. That width is the bars not the heads. I've never once worried about the width of the heads...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,926
Posted By StarFleet
IIRC it was necessary for the guard I had. I had...

IIRC it was necessary for the guard I had. I had to take out the oil cooler then drop in the guard in front of it and put it all back together. This was a lot easier with the dash off, which is easy...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,772
Posted By StarFleet
That would all be nice if there was not always a...

That would all be nice if there was not always a ~5PSI discrepancy between handheld manual gauges and the RDC. Doesn't help me stay at the right pressure if it doesn't know what the pressure is.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2,958
Views: 403,474
Posted By StarFleet
Not a moto story but I was once riding my bicycle...

Not a moto story but I was once riding my bicycle home. I typically have a backpack loaded with reflective decals, and a blinky light for visibility.

An old lady pulls up next to me, rolls down...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,772
Posted By StarFleet
Rarely Displays Correctly.

Rarely Displays Correctly.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,898
Posted By StarFleet
I don't see the problem with this. Sure it is a...

I don't see the problem with this. Sure it is a myth that everyone will go down, but it is more the attitude that it displays. One of "always be prepared". Granted it is poorly worded for its...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,404
Posted By StarFleet
My bike is white and I think a few folks think...

My bike is white and I think a few folks think I'm a cop from time to time.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 21,290
Posted By StarFleet
Oh man this thread is great despite making me...

Oh man this thread is great despite making me anxious. I wish I had the knowledge to do something like this.
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 72,604
Posted By StarFleet
SIDI Canyons $300 Touring, commuting, light...

SIDI Canyons
$300
Touring, commuting, light off-road.
Pros? They look nice and I've yet to be cold, hot or wet in them.
Cons? Not as much protection as an aggressive DS boot. A little...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,883
Posted By StarFleet
I found they definitely get in your ear canal but...

I found they definitely get in your ear canal but I don't know if it was the material density or what but I'd get louder more painful to my ear noises wearing them than if I was without. They also...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 67,061
Posted By StarFleet
BMWs explode when they tip over.

BMWs explode when they tip over.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,318
Posted By StarFleet
My mind has just been blown. I'm at that point...

My mind has just been blown. I'm at that point where all the things I said "I'll do that someday" I'm starting to realize can't all happen unless I force them to happen sooner rather than later. My...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,318
Posted By StarFleet
Thank goodness. I was starting to feel a little...

Thank goodness. I was starting to feel a little bit like I was hanging with my Dad's friends.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,318
Posted By StarFleet
26 year old GS rider checking in. Wanted one when...

26 year old GS rider checking in. Wanted one when I first got my license when I was 19.

There is nothing cool or sexy about my bike. There is especially nothing cool about trying to mount a loaded...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,188
Posted By StarFleet
To be fair the kit I linked is about $100 and...

To be fair the kit I linked is about $100 and includes most but not all of what that $250 one includes.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By StarFleet
I think I have an issue as well. Filled up...

I think I have an issue as well.

Filled up my tires using a floor bicycle pump to what the floor pump read to be 30/35. I get on the bike go for a ride and the screen says 35/40. I get out my...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,943
Posted By StarFleet
A friend of mine duct tapes a nano to the bumper...

A friend of mine duct tapes a nano to the bumper of his race car and it works pretty well. Interesting to see someone helmet mounting one. Good idea.
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,976
Posted By StarFleet
We just use two thermarests. Nothing complicated...

We just use two thermarests. Nothing complicated for two people. They usually get smooshed together in our smallish tent anyways.
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,188
Posted By StarFleet
Bought this:...

Bought this: http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/2682/PN-070-2101/Cruz-Tools-Roadtech-B1-On-Bike-Toolkit-for-BMW-RTB1 for $100. Didn't want to spend the time hunting for individual tools. Mostly good,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,111
Posted By StarFleet
~10k miles on a 2010 R1200GS. No issues from the...

~10k miles on a 2010 R1200GS. No issues from the dealer thus far. Only had break in service and 6k service. 12k service is on the horizon. Use the same dealer I bought the bike from for service.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 15,444
Posted By StarFleet
Loved the sound for the first month but the...

Loved the sound for the first month but the novelty has worn off and whenever a non DOHC drives by I yearn for their sound.
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,273
Posted By StarFleet
I've got the physical fitness thing down pat...

I've got the physical fitness thing down pat :wink: Now maybe if bodies were not steadily increasing in size due to laziness and crappy food a small would actually be a small. Some of us are tall and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,203
Posted By StarFleet
I like the look of those pegs a lot. Didn't know...

I like the look of those pegs a lot. Didn't know pivot pegz came in black. I've been meaning to get some pivot pegz soon.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 14,646
Posted By StarFleet
Left it on so far. Hasn't bothered me. Didn't...

Left it on so far. Hasn't bothered me. Didn't ever think about it until this post.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,203
Posted By StarFleet
Your posts all link to local files on your...

Your posts all link to local files on your harddrive and are not on the web so no one can see them. You should upload them to smugmug or some other image hosting service service.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,895
Posted By StarFleet
http://hellforleathermagazine.com Good...

http://hellforleathermagazine.com Good alternative look at moto journalism. Definitely worth the tiny subscription price.
Forum: Vendors 07-07-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,480
Posted By StarFleet
Got mine two weeks ago. Installation was...

Got mine two weeks ago.

Installation was super easy and well documented.
They look great.

I would definitely recommend these.
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,273
Posted By StarFleet
Non-baggy, slimmer fit riding pants

I currently have a pair of Cayenne Pro pants that match my jacket but I am thinking of selling them because they are so baggy in the legs.

I've looked at the BMW Summer 2 Pant but in person they...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,046
Posted By StarFleet
Buying oil is one of my least favorite things...

Buying oil is one of my least favorite things ever. At the auto parts store in the oil section you go in and I say to myself "I need 20W-50 (or whatever) just find the cheapest of that and buy it"...
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