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Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By Pampero
I can translate: "BMW, German motorcycle....

I can translate:

"BMW, German motorcycle. BMW. That's B.....M......W.
Somebody turn off the goddamn compressor. Yowzah, that compressor finally kicked off. I love American rock and roll so...
Forum: Beasts 09-13-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 712
Views: 206,898
Posted By Pampero
Capo uses a detuned version of the excellent...

Capo uses a detuned version of the excellent 998cc Rotax as supplied in most of the "Mille" Aprilias of the era. KTM does not use that mill.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By Pampero
I see six bars regularly in warm weather (90...

I see six bars regularly in warm weather (90 degree plus or minus) in traffic. Once moving, even at 90F, it always settles back to 5 bars. Running at elevated speeds in the high desert (over 100...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,206,410
Posted By Pampero
I can't point you to the page in the manual (it's...

I can't point you to the page in the manual (it's in the garage) but I can assure you that the fork's preload is adjusted manually by way of the caps.
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,206,410
Posted By Pampero
Thanks, Lion! The Ohlins kit is done...

Thanks, Lion! The Ohlins kit is done differently, both legs participate (In respect to preload. Compression and rebound damping is separated; right for rebound, left for compression). If I ever get...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,440
Posted By Pampero
With reading comprehension as a sub topic.

With reading comprehension as a sub topic.
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,206,410
Posted By Pampero
As far as the process, I could tell you what it...

As far as the process, I could tell you what it took with the Ohlins, but I'm in the dark on the Skyhook. Not very helpful, I know.
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,206,410
Posted By Pampero
Setting the preload on these bikes is relatively...

Setting the preload on these bikes is relatively easy, but there's no way to do it without a friend, two is better. Lots written about setting preload, an internet search is useful. Rear is set by...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,440
Posted By Pampero
Cy, I bought it for $6500. I sold it three years...

Cy, I bought it for $6500. I sold it three years ago and not for $6500.

Anyway, are you agreeing that these bikes are going up in value, both the 1100s and the 1150s, or not? And are HP2s...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,279
Posted By Pampero
No problems, Advlust (or Gremlin). I reckon I...

No problems, Advlust (or Gremlin). I reckon I was a bit cryptic the first time. I will say doing one's own oil changes is a basic chore every rider should feel free to engage in (and should be...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,440
Posted By Pampero
Taking this to the world of collector vehicles is...

Taking this to the world of collector vehicles is an extreme. These bikes are not collectible. They are just rising in value. I'd argue that the GSs under discussion, both of them, are relatively...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,279
Posted By Pampero
I ain't always that stoopid, Grem. I reckoned...

I ain't always that stoopid, Grem. I reckoned that, even thought of mentioning it but hoped some folks would get my drift without stating the obvious.

Spelled out:

What business does a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,279
Posted By Pampero
Is that a problem? I'd want to know how...

Is that a problem? I'd want to know how overfilled it actually was, if only for the record.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,440
Posted By Pampero
If you're looking for a bike, show us the beauty...

If you're looking for a bike, show us the beauty you bought for $3000 or $4000 bucks. Not a used up beater, a good one that you can take from Seattle to Nashville tomorrow and then turn around and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,440
Posted By Pampero
You lijke Cy's points about durability as a...

You lijke Cy's points about durability as a measure of future value? Going back to it: Does the comment suggest that Ferrari GTOs, Lamborghini Miuras, Bugatti Type 37s and Jaguar XKEs? are not...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,279
Posted By Pampero
If it's just a couple of ounces (mLs if you...

If it's just a couple of ounces (mLs if you prefer) it's barely worth the bother.
From DFE (dead fookin' empty) 4 liters will take the level right to the top. From there just a little more will...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,440
Posted By Pampero
We're retracing the conversation, but it...

We're retracing the conversation, but it certainly my comment certainly seems fair. If you want to discuss or argue it, lets see if we can make something factual of the discussion.

Here are...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,440
Posted By Pampero
That's right. They're not as old but age was not...

That's right. They're not as old but age was not a condition of your objection. Quantity built was. I trust I have dispelled the idea that quantity of manufactured units by itself won't be the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,440
Posted By Pampero
They made a huge number of Triumph twins. That...

They made a huge number of Triumph twins. That has not stopped prices for good bikes from becoming restrictive. The same is true for Honda 305 Superhawks, RD350/RD400s and Z1s. All it takes is...
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,206,410
Posted By Pampero
It happens; the thing sinks and then something...

It happens; the thing sinks and then something comes along to liven it up. Ducati.ms is more active if you're looking for daily discussion.

I think the D Air is so new that there's very little...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,436
Posted By Pampero
I hope you got that I agree! I think they're...

I hope you got that I agree! I think they're sticking it to you based on everything you've related and it was not my intention to question your repair, more to support your thinking.


Fair...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,436
Posted By Pampero
Andy, I don't know that you should have any...

Andy, I don't know that you should have any questions about this unless you think your own work is shoddy. If there's some possibility your re-installation was at fault, then you could find reason...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,243
Posted By Pampero
You'll be well served by that decision. The...

You'll be well served by that decision. The money only hurts once, whereas your ass will never stop aching if you make the wrong choice. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,243
Posted By Pampero
I agree completely. There's everything to like...

I agree completely. There's everything to like about a Russel or Meyer, but the one thing Rich can do that they can't (for a person living in Western Washington) is fit the saddle in the presence of...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,243
Posted By Pampero
I'm not a Rich's booster per se and I agree he's...

I'm not a Rich's booster per se and I agree he's awfully proud of his work, but if the one you have now wasn't made expressly for you, it won't work for you. That's the nature of a custom saddle. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,440
Posted By Pampero
You're going from one extreme to another. $9K...

You're going from one extreme to another. $9K for an 1150 is expensive, but depending on the machine, $6500 might be a bargain. How about getting over the value of the "book value?" It's just a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,243
Posted By Pampero
Since you're in Washington, you might want to...

Since you're in Washington, you might want to check out Rich's Custom Seats. (http://www.richscustomseats.com/) I've had one on my GS for years. It's the most comfortable and durable saddle I've...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By Pampero
Lots of good advice here, including the fact that...

Lots of good advice here, including the fact that you're mating more surfaces than just the cylinders and pistons. Modern manufacturing methods have made break in procedures relatively simple...
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,206,410
Posted By Pampero
Good advice for any new bike. Use helps to define...

Good advice for any new bike. Use helps to define what's real versus what are first impressions. For most of these ADV bikes wind management usually feels like chasing your tail.
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,206,410
Posted By Pampero
I don't want to over-sell them, but I think they...

I don't want to over-sell them, but I think they work very well. I'm just as interested in trying Pilot Roads of one sort or another:lol3
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,206,410
Posted By Pampero
Ah! I already have a photo (sort of) that shows...

Ah! I already have a photo (sort of) that shows both items.

The Eagle Screen deflectors (hiss flaps) are the clear plastic "wings" visible in the center-right portion of the image. The Aztec...
Forum: Beasts 08-07-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,206,410
Posted By Pampero
I have Aztecs as well; essentially, they are...

I have Aztecs as well; essentially, they are tubes cut to length. I suspect you could experiment with small section pieces of pvc cut to length and (possibly) beveled for fit. You'd have to source...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,440
Posted By Pampero
It is indeed very simple reasoning. It just...

It is indeed very simple reasoning. It just doesn't reflect that they are two different models. Judging pricing trends of 1200s has little to do with the trends that might develop around earlier...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,206,410
Posted By Pampero
I'd look forward to meeting you, Kurt! ...

I'd look forward to meeting you, Kurt!

Getting what you really want is the whole point of life. Figuring out what that might be is the tricky part. My darling wife is fond of saying: "Be careful...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,440
Posted By Pampero
The discussions regarding the prices of late...

The discussions regarding the prices of late model machines have no bearing on the value of 1100s and 1150s. References to 1200s may be instructional and interesting, but they're irrelevant to the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,426
Posted By Pampero
So sorry to hear about your business; makes the...

So sorry to hear about your business; makes the loss of your clutch seem almost trivial, though the timing is bad. I can't help you with your question about keep or sell, that one's on you. However,...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,206,410
Posted By Pampero
I think you'll find them neutral feeling and...

I think you'll find them neutral feeling and equal to the usual run of sporting work over the road you might put them to. I am not looking to ball up the rubber on the edges of the tire in a test of...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,206,410
Posted By Pampero
Congratulations, Kurt! You'll love it. Being a...

Congratulations, Kurt! You'll love it. Being a tall bloke is an advantage and will make life a bit easier at slow/traffic speeds. I'm also surprised it's your first bike! No dawdling for you! ...
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,206,410
Posted By Pampero
IMO, tires frequently change properties (and not...

IMO, tires frequently change properties (and not for the better) before the tread looks worn to replacement. Maybe it has to do with frequent heat cycling or aging across a period of time somewhat...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 628
Posted By Pampero
Interesting to me and congrats on the new bike. ...

Interesting to me and congrats on the new bike. How does outright performance as you actually use a bike vary between the two?
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