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Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,519
Posted By hyena
Sorry for your problem. First I've heard of...

Sorry for your problem. First I've heard of that. Have you tried this forum? I have found it's a wealth of information.

http://www.hdforums.com/ (http://www.hdforums.com/)
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By hyena
I had a 1997 RT at the same time I had a 2005 GS....

I had a 1997 RT at the same time I had a 2005 GS. My own opinion - I think the RT is a much better road bike, even though I'm 6'2", 205lbs, and the GS fit me better.

I had previously owned...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,952
Posted By hyena
Am I the only one who couldn't care less about...

Am I the only one who couldn't care less about Erik Buell? I saw all I needed to know about him as a businessman when he pulled that stunt of crushing the Blast into a cube, as a statement he had...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 17,255
Posted By hyena
Must be a lot of variation between dealers or...

Must be a lot of variation between dealers or different parts of the country. I bought my Road King new last summer for around $1500 below MSRP. No trade in. I got bids from two dealers, and they...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 750
Posted By hyena
+2. I've had two 1200GS's. If you like the...

+2. I've had two 1200GS's. If you like the C14, keep it, and get a smaller dual sport.
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 17,255
Posted By hyena
Hmm. Now you've got me thinking. I've never...

Hmm. Now you've got me thinking. I've never considered chaps for cooler weather riding. The First Gear overpants are a nuisance sometimes.
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 17,255
Posted By hyena
I'd be looking for another dealer. The good...

I'd be looking for another dealer. The good thing about HD is there are dealers everywhere.

I stopped at Reimans HD in Kewanee, Illinois, one Saturday last May, on my 2009 GS. I had actually...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 17,255
Posted By hyena
+2. I had not owned a Harley since the early...

+2. I had not owned a Harley since the early 80's, and had forgot how good that engine feels.
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 17,255
Posted By hyena
BMW "engineering" resulted in so many 6 hour...

BMW "engineering" resulted in so many 6 hour round trips to the dealer to get defects fixed (7 times for the fuel strip alone, not to mention other fun things like a cylinder liner failing on my...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 17,255
Posted By hyena
Thanks for taking that photo. I'll stick with...

Thanks for taking that photo. I'll stick with the stock shield. I have heard those fork deflectors are effective well beyond their size, so it's just a matter of time before I get a pair. Sure...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 17,255
Posted By hyena
Boatpuller - good advice. After 34 years on BMW,...

Boatpuller - good advice. After 34 years on BMW, I never realized how buzzy the engines are until I bought the RK. In the four weeks or so I had both (before selling the 09 GS) I was amazed how...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 17,255
Posted By hyena
Milo - the 20 inch stock height is perfect for...

Milo - the 20 inch stock height is perfect for me. I just went through their web site. The dimensions appear to be identical to stock. Is there some kind of curve in their windshield, not apparent...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 17,255
Posted By hyena
Milo - can you provide more information on the...

Milo - can you provide more information on the windshield?
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 17,255
Posted By hyena
That's the beauty of test rides. Glad you were...

That's the beauty of test rides. Glad you were able to take one before you plunked down your money.

A new FJR was on my short list to replace my GS last sumer, once I finally decided to give...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 968
Posted By hyena
Don't stay away from all the tourist shit. I'm...

Don't stay away from all the tourist shit. I'm talking about stuff like Niagara Falls, Mount Rushmore / Crazy Horse (you don't have to be 'Mericun to appreciate them), Yellowstone, Grand Canyon,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,084
Posted By hyena
[QUOTE=Dave.0;26264677] Valve inspection/service...

[QUOTE=Dave.0;26264677] Valve inspection/service at 15000- I took it to the dealer for that. That service runs about 1000 us dollars. /QUOTE]

JESUS CHRIST !!
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,357
Posted By hyena
I would move on. You'll know when you find the...

I would move on. You'll know when you find the right bike. When my new 2005 R1200GS decided to shed the piston rings on the right cylinder, I went shopping for an oilhead RT to have as a back up. ...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,293
Posted By hyena
Have you ridden either, John? The FJR was high...

Have you ridden either, John? The FJR was high on my list last year, until I rode one. I wasn't a mile from the dealer before I knew it wasn't the bike for me. Outstanding bike. Just not for me.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,696
Posted By hyena
Paris got rid of the dog????:eek1 ...

Paris got rid of the dog????:eek1

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c304/55hyena/paris-hilton-tinkerbell_zps81d66b57.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,696
Posted By hyena
What Jim said, about economy of scale. But it's...

What Jim said, about economy of scale. But it's not all about manufacturing cost. Just as important - what customers are willing to pay. BMW would happily put the MSRP of the GS LC at $50,000, if...
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,553
Posted By hyena
Don't know how to embed a Youtube clip in here. ...

Don't know how to embed a Youtube clip in here. But this is my favorite motorcycle ad of all time. (Hope the link works.) I can't watch it without wanting an R3R. The sound track alone....well,...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,553
Posted By hyena
Gernick - are you really cross shopping those...

Gernick - are you really cross shopping those two? Man, I thought I was weird when I narrowed my latest bike down to either a Super Tenere or a Road King.

I stopped at the closest (3 hours away)...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,810
Posted By hyena
Beautiful S. Congratulations. I've always liked...

Beautiful S. Congratulations. I've always liked the looks of the 1100S, but I rode one once, about 9 years ago, and the ergos were just too aggressive for me.
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,910
Posted By hyena
Sorry, Superzoom. Looks like the herd is moving...

Sorry, Superzoom. Looks like the herd is moving towards keep the Harley and get a thumper. :D

I like the KLR. I don't know why. I've ridden one once. I will have one some day. Maybe I'll...
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,910
Posted By hyena
Add me to the "keep the Harley and get a KLR"...

Add me to the "keep the Harley and get a KLR" group.
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,330
Posted By hyena
It would be nice if HD offered cruise control on...

It would be nice if HD offered cruise control on the Dyna line. Specifically, the Switchback.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,025
Posted By hyena
No, I don't see how that would work, Jim. ...

No, I don't see how that would work, Jim. Certainly not on my old 2009. The Pirate's Lair mounting bracket mounted to the BMW rear rack with four bolts. You'd have to unbolt it, which would take a...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,025
Posted By hyena
I had one on my 2009. Very well made product. ...

I had one on my 2009. Very well made product. My girlfriend loved it. So did I, becasue it was on and off in 10 seconds, and the mounting plate was very unobtrusive. If you've got a GSW, you just...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,061
Posted By hyena
If I ever needed to put that much crap on a bike...

If I ever needed to put that much crap on a bike I'd just take my Silverado.
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 54,111
Posted By hyena
Yes, that's how I would have approached the...

Yes, that's how I would have approached the purchase decision, sfrider. Except the number of days would have been far less than 250. I quit commuting by motorcycle in the winter a couple years ago....
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 54,111
Posted By hyena
It's not just their products that have a...

It's not just their products that have a mayfly-like lifespan. It's often the "tech-like companies" too. Check back in 112 years and we'll see how they're doing.

When somebody gets an electric...
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,929
Posted By hyena
Yes - critical information. I can understand a...

Yes - critical information. I can understand a buyer being upset.
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 54,111
Posted By hyena
Why, with the business acumen he's demonstrated...

Why, with the business acumen he's demonstrated in his posts thus far, he could almost manage a lemonade stand.


Almost.


I'm getting a kick out of it. Please keep going:rofl.
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 22,091
Posted By hyena
Congrats, Radvas ! The Red Sunglo is a...

Congrats, Radvas !

The Red Sunglo is a great color. So is the new blue, and the morocco gold. I've only seen them on the internet, not live. I have seen the new jade pearl, and love it.

I...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 22,091
Posted By hyena
Did you take that photo, Jon? If so Harley...

Did you take that photo, Jon? If so Harley should hire you.

And Lobby, you said it.
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 22,091
Posted By hyena
Amber whiskey and silver if he's very lucky. ...

Amber whiskey and silver if he's very lucky. :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,462
Posted By hyena
Smart choice, great looking bike. Enjoy your new...

Smart choice, great looking bike. Enjoy your new ride.
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 81,911
Posted By hyena
I could have written much of your original post,...

I could have written much of your original post, LostViking. BMW guy for 34 years. I still have my first one. For now. What drove me away from BMW was the poor quality of the last two. My 2005 GS had...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-15-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,335
Posted By hyena
Ah. A troll.

Ah. A troll.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-15-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,335
Posted By hyena
:poser

:poser
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