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Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,928
Posted By Curvesurfer
For me, Japanese bikes just aren't very...

For me, Japanese bikes just aren't very interesting.

For example, in recent years all 4 Japanese brands made nearly exactly the same sport bikes: fully faired 600cc and 1000cc inline 4 cylinder...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,232
Posted By Curvesurfer
love that lava orange! my girlfriends F650GS twin...

love that lava orange! my girlfriends F650GS twin is that color from the factory, have considered getting spare plastics painted that color for my LC.

on topic:
blue is my favorite GSA color,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,716
Posted By Curvesurfer
it's a noticeable difference between soft/hard on...

it's a noticeable difference between soft/hard on my 2014. I use "soft" for freeways or torn up roads, "normal" for moderate pace on good roads, and "dynamic" for fast riding on the smoothest...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2,188
Views: 227,598
Posted By Curvesurfer
Because the GPX files I import have all waypoints...

Because the GPX files I import have all waypoints interpreted Via points when the vast majority of them are intended only to shape the route to interesting back roads.

As we've been discussing,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,857
Posted By Curvesurfer
I had an '08 GSA and bought a '14 standard GSW. ...

I had an '08 GSA and bought a '14 standard GSW.

Most of my riding is pavement, occasionally with sporty bikes and I like the snappier motor with lighter crankshaft. BMW boxers have been accused of...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2,188
Views: 227,598
Posted By Curvesurfer
What's the best way to get feedback to the BMW /...

What's the best way to get feedback to the BMW / Garmin software team?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2,188
Views: 227,598
Posted By Curvesurfer
Yes, I too think a route detection option is...

Yes, I too think a route detection option is needed, with an optional prompt.

I import GPX files from others and having to re-set the waypoints to shaping points is gonna be a pain.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2,188
Views: 227,598
Posted By Curvesurfer
I'm not sure I agree with the first point. Nearly...

I'm not sure I agree with the first point. Nearly everyone I know has been using waypoints to shape routes to traverse interesting roads on the way to a final destination, and didn't care much about...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2,188
Views: 227,598
Posted By Curvesurfer
Yep, I've learned this from experience. But...

Yep, I've learned this from experience.

But I've used an older Garmin device for many years and never had to manually skip missed intermediate points, they were skipped automatically as long as...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2,188
Views: 227,598
Posted By Curvesurfer
I admit I never paid much attention to waypoint...

I admit I never paid much attention to waypoint vs. via point....though I'm familiar with the concept of a true via point, it never seemed to matter much on my older devices. And I tend to to import...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2,188
Views: 227,598
Posted By Curvesurfer
I swear my older Garmin devices used to...

I swear my older Garmin devices used to automatically skip waypoints if it noticed I had proceeded past them while continuing to follow the rest of the route.

Am I crazy about that? And that the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,248
Posted By Curvesurfer
I'm probably not willing to ride at 65mph on the...

I'm probably not willing to ride at 65mph on the freeway for long enough to see if the mileage improves at that speed... :D
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,248
Posted By Curvesurfer
i'm surprised at folks getting such high mileage....

i'm surprised at folks getting such high mileage.

my 2014 gets 42mpg calculated and per the computer over the last 1k miles in mixed riding without luggage, though I do have a big windscreen,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,933
Posted By Curvesurfer
I have this setup: AltRider lowers plus Machine...

I have this setup: AltRider lowers plus Machine Art valve cover protectors on my '14 GS.

I can tell you first hand that the AltRider bars don't necessarily protect the cosmetics of the valve...
Forum: Racing 08-11-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 12,406
Posted By Curvesurfer
Subscribed. Tell me where to send my money!

Subscribed. Tell me where to send my money!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By Curvesurfer
And conspicuously missing when comparing to the...

And conspicuously missing when comparing to the KTM Adventure specs...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By Curvesurfer
This is one of they key differences between the...

This is one of they key differences between the GS LC and, say, the Multistrada. On the latter you can customize preload, rebound, compression, TC, ABS and throttle map for each riding mode. On the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By Curvesurfer
ABS Pro retrofit to GS LC?

BMW is offering a paid software upgrade to ABS Pro (their version of KTM's Cornering ABS) "initially" on HP4 super bike models:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 22,327
Posted By Curvesurfer
The Ducati system had it's share of teething...

The Ducati system had it's share of teething problems.

Starting the bike with a dead fob was possible by holding the fob over the bike antenna to start up the electronics.

Starting the bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 22,327
Posted By Curvesurfer
My Multistrada has keyless go. I hate it. ...

My Multistrada has keyless go. I hate it.

I'm constantly checking to see where I left my key. In my pocket? Which one? Hanging in the seat lock? Luggage?

Stopping for gas, rather than plucking...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2,425
Views: 404,964
Posted By Curvesurfer
Your adventure is inspiring! How much...

Your adventure is inspiring!

How much planning went into the original legs of the trip regarding visas, border crossings, currency, routes, safety, lodging, etc?

I assume later legs were...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By Curvesurfer
I used Rain mode too when breaking in the bike,...

I used Rain mode too when breaking in the bike, makes it easier not to run past the RPM recommendations.

Rain mode on an LC feels like a hex-head...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,347
Posted By Curvesurfer
Some dealers match online prices, others won't....

Some dealers match online prices, others won't. Some will install tires purchased from a 3rd party, others won't. Some will accept shipments from 3rd parties, others won't.

But I think in general...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By Curvesurfer
All e-throttles have an algorithm that controls...

All e-throttles have an algorithm that controls the relationship between throttle position and the fuel/air fed to the motor.

On a bike without riding modes you have no choice over that...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 911
Posted By Curvesurfer
I suffer from tinnitus too, and no matter how big...

I suffer from tinnitus too, and no matter how big my windshield or how quiet my exhaust, I never ride >25mph or >5 miles without earplugs. I've accepted them as a mandatory safety device, like my...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 565
Posted By Curvesurfer
I do the same, in the same location though I have...

I do the same, in the same location though I have a W&S liner and a Gerbings controller.

You don't need to see the LED. Just turn up if you're too cold, turn down if too hot.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 54,162
Posted By Curvesurfer
It blips the throttle on downshifts for you?...

It blips the throttle on downshifts for you? That's a tidbit I wasn't aware of.

I couldn't swing it at my break-in service after purchasing panniers, crash bars and the GPS.

Maybe at the 6k...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,689
Posted By Curvesurfer
100% street and 14-16k used? A 2010-2012...

100% street and 14-16k used?

A 2010-2012 Multistrada would be way more fun and nearly as comfortable as any GS. The performance of the Multi stomps the GS and will be thrilling compared to your...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,044
Posted By Curvesurfer
Ah, thanks. But I see it's available separately,...

Ah, thanks. But I see it's available separately, so I'm gonna pick one up, the Puig will definitely benefit from this.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,044
Posted By Curvesurfer
is a stabilizer available separately? link?

is a stabilizer available separately? link?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,044
Posted By Curvesurfer
Here's a comparison of: 1. Puig touring...

Here's a comparison of:

1. Puig touring screen (darkest, on bottom)
2. Powerbronze touring screen (light tint, middle)
3. Stock (clear, on top).
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,001
Posted By Curvesurfer
Great feedback. I have both the Puig and...

Great feedback.

I have both the Puig and Powerbronze for my GS-W, but haven't mounted either yet. The Puig is taller/wider than the Powerbronze and feels like it weighs 2x as much; it's a...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,351
Posted By Curvesurfer
^^ This. Bigger isn't better offroad. Don't fall...

^^ This. Bigger isn't better offroad. Don't fall for the marketing, evaluate the differences between bikes on their own merit for your use.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 179,235
Posted By Curvesurfer
My Bumot panniers arrived, will have pics next...

My Bumot panniers arrived, will have pics next week!

Topcase after that once the rack arrives from Bulgaria.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,341
Posted By Curvesurfer
Nice! Looking forward to getting mine, waiting...

Nice! Looking forward to getting mine, waiting while the '14 crash bars are manufactured...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,351
Posted By Curvesurfer
Yup, weather protection on my GSA was better than...

Yup, weather protection on my GSA was better than my GS. Passenger sits behind the driver either way, though legs may be better protected by the GSA.

But I live in CA, as does the OP. "Cold" here...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,351
Posted By Curvesurfer
I owned on '08 Adventure and now have a '14 GS. ...

I owned on '08 Adventure and now have a '14 GS.

GSA is taller and has more mass, the latter translates into better range, better weather protection, and in prior generations, better looks.

I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,725
Posted By Curvesurfer
This isn't a GS replacement, it's a Multistrada...

This isn't a GS replacement, it's a Multistrada competitor with big power and 17" wheels. Will almost certainly use the same "tuned for torque" version of the S1000RR race-rep motor now used in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By Curvesurfer
Get the loaded bike and replace ESA with Ohlins...

Get the loaded bike and replace ESA with Ohlins when the shocks wear out.

ABS and ASC use basically the same hardware/software so they almost always go together these days.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,647
Posted By Curvesurfer
Do you need a helmet? Insurance? Gotta make...

Do you need a helmet? Insurance?

Gotta make your own decision about cost vs. risk vs. consequences.
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