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Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,059
Posted By picard
+1 :freaky

+1 :freaky
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-18-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,281
Posted By picard
No one has ever said it better. :freaky

No one has ever said it better. :freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,202
Posted By picard
Jim,are you happy with these? They review...

Jim,are you happy with these? They review terribly on RMATV
http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/1146/38308/Tusk-Dual-USB-Power-Socket
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By picard
Should work at least rear. The F800GS has 4.5"...

Should work at least rear. The F800GS has 4.5" rear rim and comes with 150/70.

I'd be worried about the front. Would expect them to steer even slower when the profile is more flattened than it...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,772
Posted By picard
It's all very personal. Depends on your height,...

It's all very personal. Depends on your height, your helmet, your seating position.
The Puig does not work for me. I get horrible resonance vibration of my helmet in the right conditions.
Tried...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,154
Posted By picard
I have sheepskin and an airhawk. Nothing for...

I have sheepskin and an airhawk. Nothing for shorter and off road rides, sheep skin every once in a while for medium distances. airhawk for long distance. Medium Cruiser (had it for 10+ years, on my...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 83,195
Posted By picard
Pros: Great confident cornering Very...

Pros:

Great confident cornering
Very predictable


Cons:

Noisy (out of 10 I'd say 8.5 for noise)
Vibration (not too much but noticeable)
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 83,195
Posted By picard
let me elaborate then...

Well turn in was light and precise and now it's slow and vague. Required steering input is much higher, especially of course at slower speeds.

Will report on the off road qualities in a week or...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 83,195
Posted By picard
I just had a set installed as we will be doing...

I just had a set installed as we will be doing some more technical off road riding next week involving sand and maybe some mud.

Took off my 1/3 worn A3s to save for later.

This tire affects...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-05-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 53,428
Posted By picard
+1

+1
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-05-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 941
Posted By picard
Didn't I just read that in one of my MC mags? A...

Didn't I just read that in one of my MC mags? A movie about it should be fun!
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-05-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,047
Posted By picard
Graywolf, please move us to the in list. ...

Graywolf,

please move us to the in list.

Since the cargo bays of the Enterprise are smaller than many would estimate, we have claimed the queen bed in both places (Crystal and Tomichi). Have...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,026
Posted By picard
Looks like the regular seat to me but in the low...

Looks like the regular seat to me but in the low position. The bike looks like it is loaded, GPS, dyn ESA, chrome exhaust, spoke wheels. Also looks like it has an aftermarket windshield.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,882
Posted By picard
Interesting. On the US site, they recommed...

Interesting. On the US site, they recommed exactly what BMW recommends.

...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-04-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 53,428
Posted By picard
+1 for the MT21 / MT43 combo

+1 for the MT21 / MT43 combo
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By picard
Thanks Jim. Looks like I need to run the power...

Thanks Jim. Looks like I need to run the power all the way back to my fuze block. :(


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Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By picard
iPhone not charging from GPS connector

2014 GSW. I have wired the GPS connector to a Burns Moto USB outlet. It has power and will charge anything but my iPhone 5. Anyone have any idea what might be the problem? Does the iPhone draw too...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 974
Posted By picard
I run the Rainier which is bigger than what you...

I run the Rainier which is bigger than what you are after but I does not impede anything you mention (depending on where your GPS is, but if it's on the high mount bar, no issues). The Wolfman bags...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-27-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,795
Posted By picard
Very nice. Congrats.

Very nice. Congrats.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By picard
Lots of info about this here...

Lots of info about this here (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=928394&highlight=switched+power)
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-27-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 869
Posted By picard
In Leadville? Damn the mountain towns are not...

In Leadville? Damn the mountain towns are not what they used to be any more...

Keep an eye on CL over the next few weeks.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,882
Posted By picard
I like them too

Coming from a F800 with many miles on TKCs, and lastly Heidi rear/Karoo 3 front combo, I was ready for bad performance with the stock A3's on my new GSW.
I've been pleasantly surprised, both on...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,759
Posted By picard
The dynamic ESA absolutely changes on the fly in...

The dynamic ESA absolutely changes on the fly in response to input.

I can also tell the difference between Soft, Hard, and Normal.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,030
Posted By picard
Not at all. Never noticed it. The Rotopax...

Not at all. Never noticed it. The Rotopax actually evens it out but I mostly don't mount that.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,093
Posted By picard
Most drain holes are too small since on most...

Most drain holes are too small since on most bikes the oil does not drain out straight down.
So you will likely find yourself taking the plate off anyways after the oil goes all over the place.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,093
Posted By picard
Normal. The aluminum plates tend to reflect...

Normal. The aluminum plates tend to reflect engine noise up to the rider. Some bike/plate combos do it more than others.
Has also been mentioned by others on this forum several times.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-22-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,756
Posted By picard
Ugh. already? Headed there next weekend.

Ugh. already? Headed there next weekend.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,030
Posted By picard
Wolfman RM on TT racks here. Also have the...

Wolfman RM on TT racks here. Also have the Wolfman Pawnee fuel canister plate. Works great....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,470
Posted By picard
+1 - I can't carry more stuff on my GS than what...

+1 - I can't carry more stuff on my GS than what we could take on the RT either.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-21-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,748
Posted By picard
Talk to Ray at BMW of Denver some time about it.

Talk to Ray at BMW of Denver some time about it.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,911
Posted By picard
It really comes down to personal preference. ...

It really comes down to personal preference.

Since you will likely get a 15 model the crankshaft thing is out of the picture (even though I like the revviness of my GSW as well and have yet to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,470
Posted By picard
I had a camhead RT and a F800GS and consolidated...

I had a camhead RT and a F800GS and consolidated into a GSW. The wind protection on the GSW is not even comparable to the RT, more so for the passenger. The GSA windscreen is a bit bigger (like my...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By picard
I think we are all hazed by the typical coolant...

I think we are all hazed by the typical coolant thermometers in cars which are calibrated to never move once warmed up.
I decided to stop looking at the engine temp on my GS to avoid going all OCD...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By picard
Yeah their design patterns are - conservative. ...

Yeah their design patterns are - conservative.
What always deterred me from buying a Corbin is that they are insanely heavy.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,556
Posted By picard
http://www.motovationusa.com/mvstore/scripts/prodV...

http://www.motovationusa.com/mvstore/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=2139
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,556
Posted By picard
That's why the Wunderlich bracket is only...

That's why the Wunderlich bracket is only one-sided. and because the OEM adjustment mechanism and bracket is on the other side.

I see no reason to have brackets on both sides. My Puig screen with...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-14-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,047
Posted By picard
Barbara and I will do what we can to join you...

Barbara and I will do what we can to join you (2up). We likely will have to play catch-up on Friday as we cannot get away Thursday.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 20,582
Posted By picard
Nothing in that video that has not been said...

Nothing in that video that has not been said already. The guy in the white tee and a German pro enduro rider were "very satisfied" with the performance of the tire on gravel and pavement.

They...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-13-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By picard
Every year is different and this one has been...

Every year is different and this one has been cool and quite wet so far.

That said, October typically will give you a reasonable shot at what you're after. It very likely will have snowed at least...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-13-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,622
Posted By picard
Haha! Any time! Sounds like when...

Haha! Any time!





Sounds like when you're up here again we need to meet up with Saul some time for a Kφlsch and some caramelized sweet potatoes at Fate or something.
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