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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-24-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By Detroit Steve
Thumb Thank you!

Very good write-up and referral, I will look them up when my son and I go out to Colorado.
Forum: Airheads 06-18-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By Detroit Steve
Thumb I do not remember what I paid for mine, IT IS...

I do not remember what I paid for mine, IT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY! The FTP side stand was the last item I bought for my G/S before a 2 years ago and I wish it was my first.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-17-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 202,059
Posted By Detroit Steve
Thumb I also have a 2015 Chief Classic with about 3,00...

I also have a 2015 Chief Classic with about 3,00 miles on it since March. I feel the heat on my right thigh at about 80 degrees+ and I have the shorter windshield on mine with fork leg shields . What...
Forum: Airheads 06-03-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 8,887
Posted By Detroit Steve
essentially there's two narrow bench seats,...

essentially there's two narrow bench seats, spring bottom and rubber bottom. I find the spring bottom more comfortable.
Forum: Hacks 05-08-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,563
Posted By Detroit Steve
Thumb Why not a "Dark-side" conversion?:rofl

Why not a "Dark-side" conversion?:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,569
Posted By Detroit Steve
Thumb I did not know the Sherpa came in red.:rofl

I did not know the Sherpa came in red.:rofl
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By Detroit Steve
Thumb Not to mention a new coil!:D

Not to mention a new coil!:D
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-09-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,397
Posted By Detroit Steve
Thumb cool!

I always wondered what LBL is like.

Great looking bike and great job of getting it muddy.:clap


thanks for sharing!
Forum: Road Warriors 03-23-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,366
Posted By Detroit Steve
Thumb Nice!

Very Cool!

Thank you for sharing.:clap
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,133
Posted By Detroit Steve
Nice Job! Very cool.

Nice Job!

Very cool.
Forum: Road Warriors 02-17-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,029
Posted By Detroit Steve
Thumb Got one...

I have had my 2007 GT since 2009. Bought it used from my local dealer used for about $6500.

This is a wonderful bike, ergonomically it is similar to an R90S. I have ridden a few 600 mile days...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-01-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,633
Posted By Detroit Steve
Cafe bobber project. 16" wheels, fake...

Cafe bobber project.

16" wheels, fake patina, the whole hipster smear.
Forum: Road Warriors 01-17-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 217,146
Posted By Detroit Steve
Thumb Very nice! Thank you for sharing your pics.

Very nice! Thank you for sharing your pics.
Forum: Airheads 01-12-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,352
Posted By Detroit Steve
I bought the Jesse 'Classic' bags new in 2013 and...

I bought the Jesse 'Classic' bags new in 2013 and put them on my R80 G/S here are my issues with these bags and mounts. I had a set of Jesse's on my 2005 R1200GS that I had no issues with.

Bag...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,029
Posted By Detroit Steve
Do you mean a SPOT tracker?

Do you mean a SPOT tracker?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,827
Posted By Detroit Steve
The only downside of the '12 vs the '06 is the...

The only downside of the '12 vs the '06 is the smaller gas tank. My 2012 R1200GS has about 3/4 gallon less usable capacity than my '05 R1200GS had. Which sucks for commuting when you are forced to...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-25-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 261,053
Posted By Detroit Steve
Cool video! Thank you for sharing, kind of...

Cool video!

Thank you for sharing, kind of special that you and your son share the whole bike thing.:freaky
Forum: Road Warriors 10-16-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,219
Views: 169,868
Posted By Detroit Steve
Thumb Sparrowhawk, I am not sure which bikes you...

Sparrowhawk,

I am not sure which bikes you have been on but the R100RS came with an angled handlebar with no rise. The R90S and R100S came with a near straight handlebar with 2-3" of rise. I found...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-04-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,839
Posted By Detroit Steve
Thumb Back in the 60's Peter Fonda rode an R27. His...

Back in the 60's Peter Fonda rode an R27. His agent had sent photos of Mr Fonda posing on and around his motorcycle. Included with the photos was an offer that Mr. Fonda loves riding his BMW was...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-18-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 34,891
Posted By Detroit Steve
Thumb Great writing! Clif, thank you for sharing...

Great writing!

Clif, thank you for sharing your unfiltered enthusiasm for life. It reminds me of my own enthusiasm for motorcycles when I first started out. Congratulations on your ability to live...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,104
Posted By Detroit Steve
Thumb Go to Airheads...

Go to Airheads...Go directly to Airheads, do NOT pass GO, do not collect $200.00:rofl:rofl:rofl

Seriously, the later Clymer manual is a good start. The best advice is Airheads, other good sources...
Forum: Airheads 06-24-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 620,986
Posted By Detroit Steve
WTB: Wixom bags

I would like a pair of Wixom bags. Racks are not needed.


Thanks,

Steve
Forum: Road Warriors 05-08-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 2,593
Views: 487,315
Posted By Detroit Steve
This is a Rob Lentini external fuel filter mod. I...

This is a Rob Lentini external fuel filter mod. I did it to my R1100RS way back when, a good mod. :clap
Forum: Vendors 05-06-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 2,519
Views: 403,358
Posted By Detroit Steve
Thumb I bought one a month or so ago. Yesterday, I put...

I bought one a month or so ago. Yesterday, I put in my Ducati GT1000. The original wire clip will not work with Module. So I removed the clip and safety wired it into location. I am very pleased with...
Forum: Vendors 05-02-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 4,585
Views: 1,073,576
Posted By Detroit Steve
shooot! I missed out on the sale. :cry ...

shooot!

I missed out on the sale. :cry

Maybe next time.:clap
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By Detroit Steve
http://www.bamw.co.uk/ This where I would...

http://www.bamw.co.uk/

This where I would buy those stickers. Everything I have bought for my G/S has been top quality.
Forum: Airheads 05-02-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,236
Posted By Detroit Steve
Thumb http://bmwvmca.org/ Has a tool sharing...

http://bmwvmca.org/

Has a tool sharing program for members.
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By Detroit Steve
Thumb Neither. Odds are that the baffle is long...

Neither.

Odds are that the baffle is long and seized over the entire length. Heating the exit area only not have much effect. Capping the end and filling it a solution to eat the rust would most...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-23-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,686
Posted By Detroit Steve
Thumb Any riding class will benefit you unless you have...

Any riding class will benefit you unless you have a "know-it-all" attitude.

I routinely take advanced MSF classes with people I know who are beginners to bolster their confidence. The range time...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-23-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,834
Posted By Detroit Steve
I have had the same issue for years and fixed it...

I have had the same issue for years and fixed it by mistake.

Which I will not bore you with the details, but it turns out I am allergic to milk. When I quit drinking milk, my resistance to...
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,566
Posted By Detroit Steve
Thumb Nice work Lucky! I am glad my old tools went to...

Nice work Lucky! I am glad my old tools went to good use.


Enjoy the ride!:1drink
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-17-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 651
Posted By Detroit Steve
Thumb Looks like fun! Thank you for sharing.

Looks like fun! Thank you for sharing.
Forum: Vendors 04-10-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By Detroit Steve
Thumb Congratulations on your new business! I wish...

Congratulations on your new business!

I wish you the best of luck. It is about time that somebody promotes what is available in Michigan except fudge.

I will stop by for a map if nothing else...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-05-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 839
Views: 40,329
Posted By Detroit Steve
Thumb There is Triumph Detroit on Van Dyke Ave just...

There is Triumph Detroit on Van Dyke Ave just South of 23 mile rd. In that complex also is "Ken's" which has the breakfast in the area.

Magic Racing on Van Dyke Ave also is about a 1/2 mile south...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-22-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,295
Posted By Detroit Steve
No offense really.

I find it interesting that the title of this thread mentions skills fading and the OP has bought a trike. What about an MSF course? that is where skills can be replenished. Riding a trike takes...
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By Detroit Steve
Thumb Used motorcycle tire works good and is...

Used motorcycle tire works good and is cheap!:clap

To be little clearer, lay the tire on the floor and put the on it with the petcocks hanging down inside.
Forum: Vendors 03-12-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,139
Posted By Detroit Steve
Thumb I got my Rok Straps in a timely fashion at a...

I got my Rok Straps in a timely fashion at a GREAT PRICE, THANK YOU Moto-Kafe.
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,176
Posted By Detroit Steve
Thumb That may not be an RS. 77 RS's only came one...

That may not be an RS. 77 RS's only came one color(silver blue) with blue calipers, and silver painted wheels with a blue stripe the same tone as the calipers. Ask for the serial # before purchasing...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-27-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 18,189
Posted By Detroit Steve
DO NOT GO FOR A TEST RIDE ON A BIKE YOU CAN'T...

DO NOT GO FOR A TEST RIDE ON A BIKE YOU CAN'T AFFORD!:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Road Warriors 02-27-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 18,189
Posted By Detroit Steve
Thumb Yeah, I got a Ducati too. Lifelong BMW guy who...

Yeah, I got a Ducati too. Lifelong BMW guy who picked up a GT1000 soon after divorce, let me tell you that bike will stir your soul, its not just the sound. The lightness and precision of the...
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