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Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,099
Posted By mattjw916
well I'm close to 8k on my Tourances and the rear...

well I'm close to 8k on my Tourances and the rear looks nothing like that...

I'm guessing tire pressure, load, and rider(s) weight are all coming into play.

Big guys that try to pack their...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,027
Posted By mattjw916
I have found the easiest way to drain a tank is...

I have found the easiest way to drain a tank is by riding the bike it's attached to.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,222
Posted By mattjw916
This. Better yet, why carry it at all? It's not...

This. Better yet, why carry it at all? It's not like it's hard to find oil on the road.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,305
Posted By mattjw916
Not really worried on most items. The Bosch...

Not really worried on most items.

The Bosch Iridium plugs on one of my BMW cars were still fine at 65k, but I swapped them anyway since there was some wear evident. Changed them once on my old...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,305
Posted By mattjw916
My local dealer is a ripoff too. They seem...

My local dealer is a ripoff too. They seem really nice and helpful but in the end they're just trying to rake you over the coals.

I have no doubt if I had them do a full service at their...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,876
Posted By mattjw916
had a Corbin seat on my K1200RS for many years as...

had a Corbin seat on my K1200RS for many years as well... WAY better than stock, no complaints about quality here... looked great too
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,099
Posted By mattjw916
I'm at 9800ish miles on the stock Tourance...

I'm at 9800ish miles on the stock Tourance EXPs... front is fine, rear is about ready for a replacement, center section is almost at the service limit from road trips

my bike is quite a bit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,141
Posted By mattjw916
well it does in fact wreck fuel tanks (Ducatis...

well it does in fact wreck fuel tanks (Ducatis come to mind), cause up to a 10% hit in fuel mileage (based on my own experiences), doesn't like to be left sitting for long (more pronounced in humid...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,007
Posted By mattjw916
Interesting, do you have any charts you can...

Interesting, do you have any charts you can share? I'm sure people would be interested in the info.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By mattjw916
+3 on jet-hot... had it done on one of my cars,...

+3 on jet-hot... had it done on one of my cars, looks amazing and anything is better than exhaust wrap
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,163
Posted By mattjw916
Yeup... varying load and rpm according to the...

Yeup... varying load and rpm according to the manual and roughly sticking to prescribed maximums during break in has never resulted in any ill effects for me... and I've run in quite a few bikes,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-31-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By mattjw916
Change it before you leave with whatever is...

Change it before you leave with whatever is recommended in the owner's manual then forget about it until next year.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,007
Posted By mattjw916
Agree. Remus headers and canister also...

Agree.

Remus headers and canister also keep the stock flapper so no fault code nonsense.

Any performance gain would probably only be at the top end of the range, if at all, at the expense of...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,885
Posted By mattjw916
Height, weight, bench-press stats, etc have...

Height, weight, bench-press stats, etc have absolutely nothing to do with getting a bike onto the center stand. It's all about technique. You need to glide the bike backwards whilst gently (not...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By mattjw916
None really. Engine oil changes are the only...

None really. Engine oil changes are the only thing I do annually regardless of mileage since the additives break down over time and lose their efficacy. If I'm not riding as much I'll let some of...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By mattjw916
I imagine the reduced exhaust gas scavenging...

I imagine the reduced exhaust gas scavenging effect would result in less torque at the lower end of the range.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,566
Posted By mattjw916
Easy, too many subforums reduces the amount of...

Easy, too many subforums reduces the amount of eyes on the threads and a LOT of information in these forums carries over between models. You can learn a lot from reading about people working on...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,700
Posted By mattjw916
wet or dry clutch doesn't matter if you don't...

wet or dry clutch doesn't matter if you don't abuse it and engine oil has been used as transmission lube in bikes for ages

the worry beads are strong in this thread
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,215
Posted By mattjw916
^this everything breaks eventually... I had...

^this

everything breaks eventually... I had no problems with the servo ABS or the old-style final drive on my K1200RS over 8 years of use

worry beads aren't on my packing list
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,215
Posted By mattjw916
that was the most passive-aggressive insult ever,...

that was the most passive-aggressive insult ever, stay classy chicago
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,215
Posted By mattjw916
What's not to know? Height and weight aren't...

What's not to know? Height and weight aren't subjective measurements.

I get 46-48mpg consistently on my '11 GS although I probably dropped 20lbs of weight off it, use the Vario cases, and I'm not...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,215
Posted By mattjw916
I'll offer a dissenting opinion on the GS vs GSA...

I'll offer a dissenting opinion on the GS vs GSA question. Having owned a GS for some time now I never once thought to myself, "I wish the bike was heavier, taller, and had a larger gas tank."
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,885
Posted By mattjw916
Sorry but putting down the side stand before...

Sorry but putting down the side stand before dropping it down off the center stand in a horrible idea. You can easily drop the full weight right on to your foot and crush the shit out of it that...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,885
Posted By mattjw916
Getting a bike, any bike, on to the center stand...

Getting a bike, any bike, on to the center stand is all about technique, not strength.

The only thing about the R1200GS that's a pain is that it's so tall which makes it marginally more awkward...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,055
Posted By mattjw916
break out trusty digital multimeter and check if...

break out trusty digital multimeter and check if the socket is getting power

if not, proceed to step listed simply as "ignore problem"

it's probably the switch, I find it extremely unlikely a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By mattjw916
MSRP and they gave me like $1500 in an...

MSRP and they gave me like $1500 in an accessories credit (or something close to that)

all the dealers around me (at the time) were basically selling everything they got in so there was no reason...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By mattjw916
mine appears to be of the perforated variety......

mine appears to be of the perforated variety... plus it's so small I don't see any room for chambers of significant volume like a car-style muffler

I have a Titanium hexacone muffler (if I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 16,775
Posted By mattjw916
OP needs a tissue or maybe some cheese... ...

OP needs a tissue or maybe some cheese...

Seriously, fix it properly and move on. Buying a used bike is always buying somebody else's problems. Buying a new bike is just buying a heretofore...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,025
Posted By mattjw916
I have full Remus headers/can on my '11. The...

I have full Remus headers/can on my '11. The weight savings was my main motivation. I added a booster plug but at some point I'll probably break down and do a full remap. Just don't see a big need...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,428
Posted By mattjw916
This basically, and it holds true for BMW cars...

This basically, and it holds true for BMW cars too. Plus some people just don't have any concept of aesthetics and make a perfectly good bike/car look ridiculous trying to "improve" it.

Bone...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,100
Posted By mattjw916
buy insurance and not worry is my method...

buy insurance and not worry is my method...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,645
Posted By mattjw916
seems like having them Jet-hot coated would be a...

seems like having them Jet-hot coated would be a more effective use of time/money...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,131
Posted By mattjw916
Implying everyone who bought a GS really wanted a...

Implying everyone who bought a GS really wanted a GSA? In the words of Al Borland, "I don't think so Tim."
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,131
Posted By mattjw916
Didn't... I saw no advantage of a GSA over a GS...

Didn't... I saw no advantage of a GSA over a GS for the riding that I do, i.e. long highway trips, occasional dirt roads, errands, etc.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 71
Gas
Views: 3,901
Posted By mattjw916
http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=ethanol+fuel+problems...

http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=ethanol+fuel+problems and start reading...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 71
Gas
Views: 3,901
Posted By mattjw916
Straw man argument... if you don't know that is,...

Straw man argument... if you don't know that is, you better go look it up because you just used it. Nowhere did I say that it "destroys engines." In fact, this is what I said:
The evidence of this...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 71
Gas
Views: 3,901
Posted By mattjw916
Using your criteria of what constitutes proof I'm...

Using your criteria of what constitutes proof I'm sure you probably still don't think cigarettes don't cause cancer either. How is your anecdotal story about a couple Guzzis that may or may not even...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 71
Gas
Views: 3,901
Posted By mattjw916
Tell that to all those Ducati and Guzzi owners...

Tell that to all those Ducati and Guzzi owners with ruined fuel tanks. Facts don't support your conclusion.

aaaaaand if the fluid you are running through the pump has a reduced capacity for...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 71
Gas
Views: 3,901
Posted By mattjw916
Sure if you let it sit for years. Ethanol...

Sure if you let it sit for years. Ethanol absorbs water and separates in the tank in a very short period of time. Back in the day it wasn't uncommon to fire up a car that had been sitting for a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,105
Posted By mattjw916
I have one of the other Wunderlich tank bags with...

I have one of the other Wunderlich tank bags with the map pocket on top. Other than making the bike harder to ride standing up I don't have any complaints. It didn't even flinch in even the...
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