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Forum: Equipment 06-07-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,437
Posted By Gun Smoke
And so if that's true they should cost about $35...

And so if that's true they should cost about $35 dollars.
Forum: Beasts 06-06-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By Gun Smoke
I have always bought the warranties for my BMW's...

I have always bought the warranties for my BMW's & Ducati's. I would hesitate on the DL however. Your quote sounds high though.

I purchased the five year extended effectively giving me 7 years...
Forum: Beasts 06-06-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,195
Posted By Gun Smoke
$6500-7000

$6500-7000
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,705
Posted By Gun Smoke
Yeah baby

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Forum: Equipment 06-04-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,937
Posted By Gun Smoke
In the heat there is really just one choice....

In the heat there is really just one choice. Mesh. I like to wear light colors as well to reflect some heat. I'm wearing this Rev'it Airwave stuff this year and have been pleased so far. In winter I...
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 17,538
Posted By Gun Smoke
............Duplicate

............Duplicate
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 17,538
Posted By Gun Smoke
No this is not for my reading pleasure. This is...

No this is not for my reading pleasure. This is purely a "hey all look at what we do; we're the bomb" The donation button has nothing to do with they're time and everything with wanting something...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 17,538
Posted By Gun Smoke
So utterly tacky. A first world couple on a first...

So utterly tacky. A first world couple on a first world vacation through third world countries who have undoubtedly witnessed extreme poverty have the audacity to seek out donations. Why the hell...
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,022
Posted By Gun Smoke
Really good advise. I have ridden bikes where the...

Really good advise. I have ridden bikes where the owners have gone to lengths to lower the ride height (unnecessarily IMO). The bikes with the lowering links from the factory or not just kills the...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,302
Posted By Gun Smoke
If looking at the Klim and BMW I think Rukka also...

If looking at the Klim and BMW I think Rukka also deserves a look. IMO the Rukka is a superior piece of kit if money is not of concern. I have the Rukka Merlin which is a great winter suit but the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 36,279
Posted By Gun Smoke
I know it's not so much an issue for the 650...

I know it's not so much an issue for the 650 strom but on my Ducati the tires are rated for 149mph. I won't ever go to 149 but I have and do get up around 125 on the intrastate from time to time....
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By Gun Smoke
I believe Vanson will make you any of their...

I believe Vanson will make you any of their jackets in perforated leather. However 3/4 length being more of a cool weather cut I think it'll be difficult to find a 3/4 with lots of ventilation. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 36,279
Posted By Gun Smoke
You could run wooden wheels in the US and it...

You could run wooden wheels in the US and it wouldn't affect your insurance.

I'm surprised more guys here aren't running wooden tires. I've been told that if you find an old used set that has...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 36,279
Posted By Gun Smoke
We all ride for different reasons. You obviously...

We all ride for different reasons. You obviously love the travel and sight seeing; As do I. It's worth the extra 150 bucks for me however to have MotoGP like performance. I love to tour but I love to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 36,279
Posted By Gun Smoke
Before you go and drop a ton of coin of an...

Before you go and drop a ton of coin of an exhaust. I've found some playing cards and clothes pins rubbing the spokes gives a delicious sound and the sensation of greatly improved performance.
Forum: Trip Planning 05-23-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,233
Posted By Gun Smoke
I don't know about motorcycles but quite a few 16...

I don't know about motorcycles but quite a few 16 to 18 year olds have sailed solo around the world.

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Forum: Beasts 05-22-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5,882
Views: 1,162,015
Posted By Gun Smoke
I usually spend around 150$ on a chain but like I...

I usually spend around 150$ on a chain but like I said I don't think I've ever paid more than $225 for one. Labor? I don't charge myself labor. Try squeezing a shaft final drive into your tank bag...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 36,279
Posted By Gun Smoke
I think you can get usually about 300,000 miles...

I think you can get usually about 300,000 miles off a steel belted radial car tire on a motorcycle. It's addictive though once you start using car parts. With that kind of milage you can put in some...
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5,882
Views: 1,162,015
Posted By Gun Smoke
I prefer the feel of a chain. I wonder how many...

I prefer the feel of a chain. I wonder how many pounds a shaft drive would add to the weight of a Multi? I would assume at least 10 pounds. I've owned three shaft drive bikes; an 1150 and 1200Gs and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,195
Posted By Gun Smoke
Maybe I'm lucky. I've been driving cars and...

Maybe I'm lucky. I've been driving cars and riding motorcycles for almost 20 years, and I've never had a headlight break; and I'm a traveling salesman. I drive about 55,000 miles a year. Come to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,855
Posted By Gun Smoke
Really

Really
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2,080
Views: 513,847
Posted By Gun Smoke
I wonder why you guys are still having to wait. I...

I wonder why you guys are still having to wait. I just walked in and bought one off the floor two weeks ago. My dealer had two others waiting for buyers to come along.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,195
Posted By Gun Smoke
Somebody bought the headlight guard and bash...

Somebody bought the headlight guard and bash plate.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,021
Posted By Gun Smoke
What are bevel gears?

What are bevel gears?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,195
Posted By Gun Smoke
Well put my friend and I too look at electrical...

Well put my friend and I too look at electrical add ons as a huge turn off.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,195
Posted By Gun Smoke
The only farkle any of my bikes ever see are tank...

The only farkle any of my bikes ever see are tank bags and cylinder guard bars for my boxers. Just about everything else touratech sells is useless consumer garbage. I've got over 90,000 miles on...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,195
Posted By Gun Smoke
Why Would I Pay $17K For???

I have just purchased a new H2O and long term loaned my old GS to my niece but I told my uncle I'd peruse craigslist to see if there were any good deals out there on a used GS for him. People have...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2,195
Views: 537,634
Posted By Gun Smoke
I was helping a buddy move his older sister into...

I was helping a buddy move his older sister into a new apartment when I was about 19. We were rummaging through some of her boxes and found a big old black rubber dildo. This thing was like 16 inches...
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2,195
Views: 537,634
Posted By Gun Smoke
What's up with the dildo in the brief case?

What's up with the dildo in the brief case?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,375
Posted By Gun Smoke
Thanks a lot guys. As always there's a wealth of...

Thanks a lot guys. As always there's a wealth of knowledge here.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,375
Posted By Gun Smoke
Has Anyone Ever Wrapped Their 1200GS

Hey guys I was wondering if it's possible. I have no experience with car wrap. Has anyone has ever used car wrap on their oil head 1200gs? If so how much did you pay? Or is it something I can do in...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,072
Posted By Gun Smoke
I disagree. I've owned th3 1150 1200 and now have...

I disagree. I've owned th3 1150 1200 and now have ridden the h2o. The h20 is a big refinement imo. Felt solid as a rock. Too many switches?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,072
Posted By Gun Smoke
Some things have changed the weight distribution...

Some things have changed the weight distribution on the H2O. For one thing the clutch is in the front rather than rear.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By Gun Smoke
That makes sense. I wonder how much is tuning and...

That makes sense. I wonder how much is tuning and how much is emissions. The can is huge.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,382
Posted By Gun Smoke
It can be done and it's a so much more...

It can be done and it's a so much more comfortable way to travel. I've been to every state, Mexico and Canada, and the only things that reside outside two side panniers are my therm-a-rest, tent, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,040
Posted By Gun Smoke
They're not worth it IMO. One of the worst bang...

They're not worth it IMO. One of the worst bang for the buck purchases I've ever made was putting Ohlins on my bike. After 60,000 trouble free miles I put thousands of dollars worth of Ohlins on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 156,799
Posted By Gun Smoke
Damn those things make a beautiful bike butt...

Damn those things make a beautiful bike butt ugly. What I have always loved about BMW luggage going all the way back to the 1150 is that; at the end of the day they pop right off and you can carry...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By Gun Smoke
H2O GS Exhaust

I take delivery on Wednesday of my wet head. I'm not normally one to farkle. If anything I'm pretty farkle adverse but one thing about the bike is kind of bothering me. The size of that humongous...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,730
Posted By Gun Smoke
You got one thing right. If you need to sell a...

You got one thing right. If you need to sell a bike; I'm the last guy you want to negotiate with. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll feel like the total man that sold it like a pro. Then a few hours...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,730
Posted By Gun Smoke
It's more of a state of mind of the owner for me....

It's more of a state of mind of the owner for me. Heavy farklers sometimes tend to be tinkerers. "Hey I think it'd be a great idea to drop the final drive and inspect the splines; for the fun of it"....
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