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Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By mtbenson
Used it on an R1100RS long ago and far away, and...

Used it on an R1100RS long ago and far away, and it didn't do a darned thing. Gave it to a buddy to try, and I don't think he kept it on any of his bikes.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3,444
Views: 501,178
Posted By mtbenson
Changed the oil and filter, aired up the tires,...

Changed the oil and filter, aired up the tires, topped off the battery again. I've run out of maintenance items. But it's still 17 degrees and snowing. Spring may arrive here one of these days.
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By mtbenson
You could buy my lightly used Rev'It Defender GTX...

You could buy my lightly used Rev'It Defender GTX jacket that's for sale in the Flea Market and save more than half the cost of a new one. It zips together with other Rev'It pants.
...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,706
Posted By mtbenson
PM me if interested in a Rev'It Defender in XL...

PM me if interested in a Rev'It Defender in XL (more like L in fit), 2-1/2 years old. I will be advertising it as soon as I can get around to taking photos.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,518
Posted By mtbenson
I call one "the GS" and the other "the Slash 6."...

I call one "the GS" and the other "the Slash 6." Sometimes, it's "the old bike" and "the new bike."
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,952
Posted By mtbenson
For sale: 2013 BMW R1200GS water-cooled...

For sale: 2013 BMW R1200GS water-cooled demonstrator bike. Very low mileage.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,474
Posted By mtbenson
Where are all the guys who claim they never let...

Where are all the guys who claim they never let theirs go below 5,000 RPM?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,758
Posted By mtbenson
Now that my kids are grown and I don't yet have...

Now that my kids are grown and I don't yet have grandchildren, I find comfort in knowing I can always visit here for a good dose of senseless but passionate bickering.
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By mtbenson
Yep, the pica ruler left a newspaper job with me...

Yep, the pica ruler left a newspaper job with me in the early 1980s. Doing page and ad layout, I still live in picas and points. I also use it frequently as a straight edge for cutting.

Thanks,...
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By mtbenson
Teeny-tiny connectors

While installing a handlebar-mounted windshield on my R90/6, Mr. Ham Fisted (aka, me) accidentally pulled the wires out of the starter safety switch at the clutch lever. I'm trying to find a source...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,448
Posted By mtbenson
Why?

Why?
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By mtbenson
Thanks, all.

Thanks, all.
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By mtbenson
Thanks for the reply, bomber. I'll try it on the...

Thanks for the reply, bomber. I'll try it on the GS first, since the windshield is usually covered with bugs and road filth anyway.
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By mtbenson
Givi logoectomy?

What's the best way to remove the oval Givi logo from a windshield? I'm a fan of their products (have an AF330 on my 1200GS and just installed a handlebar-mounted screen on my R90), but don't feel...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 1,937,264
Posted By mtbenson
My electric vest works fine running in through...

My electric vest works fine running in through the canbus.
Forum: Airheads 03-24-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By mtbenson
R90/6 saddlebag question

I bought a '75 R90/6 last year that came with a set of Krauser bags and chrome tubular mounts that the previous owner bought but never mounted on the bike. In attempting to put the mounts on today,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 3,444
Views: 501,178
Posted By mtbenson
What have I done to my GS today?

I said Hi on the way through the garage to climb into my truck and plow snow again. (Big. Huge. Sigh.) The light on the battery charger winked back at me.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 1,937,264
Posted By mtbenson
It's always interesting the conclusions that...

It's always interesting the conclusions that people can draw armed with a few "facts." FWIW:


Many, many things can cause a crash, particularly off-road. Are there any facts that the alleged...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,579
Posted By mtbenson
Has anyone used the Cargobag on an R1200GS with...

Has anyone used the Cargobag on an R1200GS with the Vario bags in place, or do the lobes on the Cargobag hang down too far?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By mtbenson
There was an interview recently with a BMW...

There was an interview recently with a BMW official - I believe on the MCN website - that said the GSA would follow the GS by a year.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 1,937,264
Posted By mtbenson
I've seen it done, in AHRMA Battle of the Twins.

I've seen it done, in AHRMA Battle of the Twins.
Forum: Orange Crush 02-04-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,417,199
Posted By mtbenson
Three questions come to mind: Are those...

Three questions come to mind:


Are those adventure leathers the rider is wearing?
Are there scuff marks on the bottoms of the steamer trunks mounted on the one machine?
Why aren't we seeing...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 1,937,264
Posted By mtbenson
The Q&A on the MCN site said 12 months.

The Q&A on the MCN site said 12 months.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 1,937,264
Posted By mtbenson
I couldn't quit focusing on the lead guy crowding...

I couldn't quit focusing on the lead guy crowding the center line and the guy with the camera running up where it would be way too easy for the lead guy to drift across and take out his front wheel.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,234
Posted By mtbenson
The best wind-stopping thing for your 1200GS is...

The best wind-stopping thing for your 1200GS is your garage door. Other than that, for me +1 on the Givi AF-330 and Adventure winglets.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 1,937,264
Posted By mtbenson
I've been riding nothing but BMWs on the street...

I've been riding nothing but BMWs on the street for close to 30 years and haven't bought a new one yet. I prefer to get them 2-3 years old, after someone else has taken the depreciation hit. I've...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 71,521
Posted By mtbenson
I'd rather have it called Press On Regardless...

I'd rather have it called Press On Regardless mode.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 1,937,264
Posted By mtbenson
What? There's a new GS coming out?!? When did...

What? There's a new GS coming out?!? When did that happen?!?


(Just skidding.)
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,678
Posted By mtbenson
See that look on Gunther's face? His ears are...

See that look on Gunther's face? His ears are ringing too!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,678
Posted By mtbenson
I had one and never found a windshield/deflector...

I had one and never found a windshield/deflector position combination I was happy with. It seems that with windshields, there's no one-size-fits-all solution. For me, it was the Givi AF330 and...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 1,937,264
Posted By mtbenson
[QUOTE=oalvarez;20299135]The blue is growlng on...

[QUOTE=oalvarez;20299135]The blue is growlng on me but I still prefer the white one.

There may be a topical ointment available for that. :wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 1,937,264
Posted By mtbenson
No, 3-5k.

No, 3-5k.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 1,937,264
Posted By mtbenson
What problem? I've owned oilheads/hexheads since...

What problem? I've owned oilheads/hexheads since 1995 and have only added oil one time between changes.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,141
Posted By mtbenson
Put black electrical tape over that spot on the...

Put black electrical tape over that spot on the display.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,720
Posted By mtbenson
The purpose of the chipped key is to ensure that...

The purpose of the chipped key is to ensure that your stolen bike is parted out rather than kept whole.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 1,937,264
Posted By mtbenson
Not totally wrong. It could absorb all the money...

Not totally wrong. It could absorb all the money from your checking account.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-04-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,417,199
Posted By mtbenson
Read it again - several paragraphs before the end...

Read it again - several paragraphs before the end of the off-road section.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-31-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6,570
Views: 1,417,199
Posted By mtbenson
It's disappointing that there haven't been any...

It's disappointing that there haven't been any posts here today. This thread has given me a reason to stop on my way from the GS forum to the Airhead forum.

The 1190 is on my short list of "next...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 1,937,264
Posted By mtbenson
OK, I'm ready for the first press rides....

OK, I'm ready for the first press rides. Hopefully, that's not 3-4 months from now.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 1,937,264
Posted By mtbenson
I'm excited to buy a used one in 3 or 4 years.

I'm excited to buy a used one in 3 or 4 years.
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