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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 06:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 831
Posted By Jim Moore
There are two immutable laws of motorcycling. The...

There are two immutable laws of motorcycling. The first one is that, whatever the topic, JohnCW is always wrong. The second one is that Hippiebrian is wrong too.

If any of you are considering...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1,908
Views: 395,353
Posted By Jim Moore
Hey, guess who just bought a 2000 SV650? If you...

Hey, guess who just bought a 2000 SV650? If you guessed "Jim Moore," you'd be right!

I haven't reviewed the thread yet. I have ordered a set of Tech Spec tank pads and a set of BikeMaster...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,257
Posted By Jim Moore
I talk to myself all the time. I think you're...

I talk to myself all the time. I think you're crazy when you talk to people who aren't there.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,662
Posted By Jim Moore
Actually I think people are simply mocking you...

Actually I think people are simply mocking you because you are so focused on the "service member" thing. You seem a little obsessed.
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 85,198
Posted By Jim Moore
Point taken!:rofl

Point taken!:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 796
Posted By Jim Moore
I couldn't disagree more, but it's your bike, so...

I couldn't disagree more, but it's your bike, so have a ball!
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 85,198
Posted By Jim Moore
As the victim of two slave cylinder failure I'm...

As the victim of two slave cylinder failure I'm going to have to disagree with teh "reasonable trade-off" idea. I'm not sure about your other points either, but if you like the hydraulic clutch, more...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 85,198
Posted By Jim Moore
Can you list the advantages of the hydraulic...

Can you list the advantages of the hydraulic clutch for me?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 796
Posted By Jim Moore
A bad bearing iseasy to diagnose. For the rear,...

A bad bearing iseasy to diagnose. For the rear, put the bike in the centerstand and turn the wheel by hand. Is it "grindy?" If so, bad bearing. If not, good-to-go. For teh front, pull the wheel....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,967
Posted By Jim Moore
I found an article that said the K1600 did an...

I found an article that said the K1600 did an 11.2 quarter, and the water-cooled GS did an 11.07. Even if those aren't quite accurate, it looks like they are pretty similar. The real question is...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 85,198
Posted By Jim Moore
Man, there are a lot of cool bikes hitting the...

Man, there are a lot of cool bikes hitting the market. Thhe s1000XR, the new R1200RS and R1200R, Suzuki has a new VSTROM 1000 and another similar bike built on their 1000 cc motor, Kawi has a new...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,645
Posted By Jim Moore
OK, sound slike you covered the basics. I'd pull...

OK, sound slike you covered the basics. I'd pull the BBSs and clean them. I'd also shoot some carb cleaner into the ports when the screws are out.

Just so you know, your ATF manometer is WAY more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 9,812
Views: 1,995,118
Posted By Jim Moore
Yep, but both of his "Pay the Lady" threads now...

Yep, but both of his "Pay the Lady" threads now exist only in Head Explody. I figure he'll resurface someday. Not here probably, but elsewhere on the internet. I like to keep that link available in...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,645
Posted By Jim Moore
What are your BBSs set at? How many turns from...

What are your BBSs set at? How many turns from completely closed? It sounds like your main problem is simply a low idle. You normally fix that by turning the screws out.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,346
Posted By Jim Moore
Do it! It's fun, not particularly hard, you make...

Do it! It's fun, not particularly hard, you make a few bucks, and you spend the day shooting the bull about motorcycles.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9,812
Views: 1,995,118
Posted By Jim Moore
I gotta say, that's bizarre. I never had a...

I gotta say, that's bizarre. I never had a comment like that in my 129,000 miles of GS ownership. I got lots of compliments, and some "I didn't know BMW made bikes," but never anything like that....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,169
Posted By Jim Moore
You don't need to do it. But it's your bike and...

You don't need to do it. But it's your bike and if warming it up makes you happy, warm it up!

Just so you know, the typical scenario is this. Guy starts bike and walks back inside. The phone...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,574
Posted By Jim Moore
Here is what you need to know about chains....

Here is what you need to know about chains. They're awesome. Spray a little lube on it once a month. Change sprockets at your whim. Install a new chain every 20K miles. Easy-peasy.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,599
Posted By Jim Moore
That's not a bad way to start, but eventuually...

That's not a bad way to start, but eventuually you will want to invest in a set of Pitbull stands. There are two kinds of people in the world. People who own Pitbulls, and people who will one day be...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,473
Posted By Jim Moore
Looks nice. That Ohlins is an expensive little...

Looks nice. That Ohlins is an expensive little add-on. I like the mileage. Shows that it didn't sit around in the garage.
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,574
Posted By Jim Moore
That's the point, exactly.

That's the point, exactly.
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,574
Posted By Jim Moore
We have had different experiences. I personally...

We have had different experiences. I personally know more than one person who has had each of those failures. Not "I know him from the internet." More like, "Hi Bob. What's up?"

Combine that with...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,574
Posted By Jim Moore
That's why I said "Putting aside the water-cooled...

That's why I said "Putting aside the water-cooled GS ..." Maybe some of this crap has been fixed. I think the internal transmission was a step in the right direction. We'll have to wai until the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,574
Posted By Jim Moore
I know you're just being obtuse, but I'll play...

I know you're just being obtuse, but I'll play for a few minutes. Let's compare a few different failures. Every now and then, an oilhead will eat an exhaust valve. It's a bummer. It's an expensive...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,574
Posted By Jim Moore
Here ya go, in convenient list form. ...

Here ya go, in convenient list form.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1004037

Putting aside the water-cooled GS (which may be better, but isn't off to a great start, based on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,599
Posted By Jim Moore
I don't know anything about taht product, but...

I don't know anything about taht product, but most folks just buy a can of PJ1 down at the local shop.

One thin you may want to add to your tool list is a rear stand. It will make all kinds of...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By Jim Moore
That's too much slack. Try this. Roll the...

That's too much slack. Try this. Roll the throttle open and shut. Listen for the distinct "SNAP" as the throttle closes. That's the stop hitting the set screw. Now, tighten the cable half a turn at a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,574
Posted By Jim Moore
I wonder. The chain drive removes a bnch of the...

I wonder. The chain drive removes a bnch of the high-failure-rate items from the equation. How is the reliability on the S1000RR? Anyone know?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,999
Posted By Jim Moore
OP, as discussed in the other thread, one thing...

OP, as discussed in the other thread, one thing you can count on is that JohnCW is ALWAYS wrong.

Anyway, everyone drops their bike. No big deal. You may want to practice a little slow-speed...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 965
Posted By Jim Moore
The Man Himself!

The Man Himself!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,599
Posted By Jim Moore
You need to find a Tiger forum and ask questions...

You need to find a Tiger forum and ask questions there. Not that this isn't a great place to ask questions, but a bike-specific forum will have hundreds of poeple with your bike and (probably) your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 24,880
Posted By Jim Moore
It will be done through insurance. Progressive is...

It will be done through insurance. Progressive is already offering a device that measures speed, acceleration and braking. You "get a break" on your rates if you prove to drive like a pussy....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,826
Posted By Jim Moore
Dude, look in the Flea Market here. There's about...

Dude, look in the Flea Market here. There's about a thousand of them for sale.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9,812
Views: 1,995,118
Posted By Jim Moore
I could win a game for living aboard ship. I'd...

I could win a game for living aboard ship. I'd call it "Eat 'til you're sleepy, then sleep 'til you're hungry." I'd fucking dominate that one.:freaky
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,574
Posted By Jim Moore
I've just seen my future, and it's red. Holy crap...

I've just seen my future, and it's red. Holy crap I need one of those.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,826
Posted By Jim Moore
Concur. Price seems a little steep. Hell, quite a...

Concur. Price seems a little steep. Hell, quite a bit steep. If he has aftermarket shocks and a spare set of wheels it might be a little more reasonable.

As a note, I think that bike would be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9,812
Views: 1,995,118
Posted By Jim Moore
You oughta see me play "Tour of Duty" though. I'm...

You oughta see me play "Tour of Duty" though. I'm actually kinda famous on the internet. I'm sure the military would have been a breeze.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By Jim Moore
When the bearing goes bad the lubricant gets...

When the bearing goes bad the lubricant gets sucked into the hydraulic line. It will make a huge mess. There will be no doubt it is going on.

OP, keep an eye on the color of your clutch fluid. If...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By Jim Moore
Listen to this guy. It's a common problem.

Listen to this guy. It's a common problem.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9,812
Views: 1,995,118
Posted By Jim Moore
No, more like "Frank Burns clone behaves, well,...

No, more like "Frank Burns clone behaves, well, like Frank Burns would. He is rightfully mocked by people with common sense. The End."
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