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Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,980
Posted By BMW-K
I'm rather surprised the Ducati Monster 620...

I'm rather surprised the Ducati Monster 620 hasn't shown up on this list. Exceedingly lightweight, sporting, decent Ergo's for a smaller rider, plenty reliable as the air cooled Duc motor had been...
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 999
Posted By BMW-K
My first thought: HALO.

My first thought: HALO.
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 24,959
Posted By BMW-K
About all the Dash Whining... I'm ok with...

About all the Dash Whining...

I'm ok with it. I haven't bothered with a Tach in ages. Why?

Boxer motors have three very distinctive steps in the power band. I've never had a question...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,505
Posted By BMW-K
BRILLIANT! Absolutely fucking BRILLIANT! ...

BRILLIANT! Absolutely fucking BRILLIANT!

I'm going to steal your design for my F800GS. $5 can of WD40, a zip tie/Duct tape and a lever.

:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,929
Posted By BMW-K
I get 50k+ miles out of 'Roo-skin Helds...and...

I get 50k+ miles out of 'Roo-skin Helds...and barely get 12k out of deerskin. I blame the PH balance of my sweat or something.

In short, deerskin hardens up on me and scrubs down in no time. Roo...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,078
Posted By BMW-K
Anything with the Surefire name on it will not be...

Anything with the Surefire name on it will not be "priced competitively".

It will, however, be as close to indestructible as possible and likely capable of taking multiple AK rounds without...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-01-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,994
Posted By BMW-K
(*Note: I'm guilty of this...still, it needs to...

(*Note: I'm guilty of this...still, it needs to be said.)

One of the common complaints about the F8GS in general is that the suspension is a bit soft. Maybe.

On the F800GS standard the more...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 24,959
Posted By BMW-K
True, but not insurmountable. I did an SS1k...

True, but not insurmountable. I did an SS1k lapping Nevada on my Ducati Monster and didn't have an issue with fuel range.

Iron Butters will just slap a 6 gallon beer keg to it and call it a day. ...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 41,068
Posted By BMW-K
Hmm, I wonder if that skid plate will fit my...

Hmm, I wonder if that skid plate will fit my 1100EVO? (*I've holed an oil filter as well as the engine on two separate occasions. JB Weld to the rescue!)
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,651
Posted By BMW-K
IF you have to walk a distance, a detachable bag...

IF you have to walk a distance, a detachable bag with wheels is very sensible. That's where the Pelican's shine as a number of their models come with wheels and a telescoping handle.

As to...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,237
Posted By BMW-K
Whether they stop or not isn't the point. If...

Whether they stop or not isn't the point. If your lights do not conform to the highway code and wash out your turn signals...and if you turn into a car and take a header you are going to be held...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-27-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By BMW-K
:clap:clap:clap One of the best reviews I've...

:clap:clap:clap

One of the best reviews I've seen in a LONG time! :loll

As to it being tall - yep! You can get used to it. I'm 5'8" w/ a 30" inseam and haven't flatfooted a bike in 90,000...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-26-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,651
Posted By BMW-K
Exactly why I bought an AIR COOLED Monster! It's...

Exactly why I bought an AIR COOLED Monster! It's old-skool! :lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-26-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,047
Posted By BMW-K
It really sounds to me like the KLR was the...

It really sounds to me like the KLR was the perfect bike for you. Why did you buy a GS?
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-25-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,651
Posted By BMW-K
IMO the motor will likely be the least of your...

IMO the motor will likely be the least of your problems. Tires, chains, sprockets, pads, bearings, fluids and other consumables will be replaced many times over before the motor ever needs to be...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-24-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,047
Posted By BMW-K
Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,237
Posted By BMW-K
Mount them high and away from turn signals. If...

Mount them high and away from turn signals. If you mount them too close to the turn signals the lights will wash out the blinkers and no one will be able to see you turning left...
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,769
Posted By BMW-K
Pivot Pegz for me...and a set of of just about...

Pivot Pegz for me...and a set of of just about any boot are immensely grippy. The poster above has it right: what foot pegs are you using? That's the starting point.
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,222
Posted By BMW-K
Aerostich Sleestacks might work. ...

Aerostich Sleestacks might work.

http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-triple-digit-covers.html
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,553
Posted By BMW-K
I blurred out the top speed for obvious...

I blurred out the top speed for obvious incrimination reasons.

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j288/rnovielli/2012%20Monster%20SS1k/IMG_2106-1.jpg
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 19,717
Posted By BMW-K
You know you just answered the question yourself,...

You know you just answered the question yourself, right? :norton

I tried the Sidi's and they simply broke across my toes wrong and they were a bit tight across the toes. They rather squeezed my...
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 49,601
Posted By BMW-K
The external bellows pockets are better designed...

The external bellows pockets are better designed than flat pockets. I much, much prefer the bellows pockets on my R2P than my 'Stitch. The reason is that the bellows pockets keep the stuff away...
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 874
Posted By BMW-K
My opinion, 500 miles, if you keep the speed down...

My opinion, 500 miles, if you keep the speed down to 65 and stay steady on the throttle.

Any way you slice it, that tire is operating on a thin life expectancy with rather poor consequential...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-04-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,068
Posted By BMW-K
I used a lot of Mobil 1-102 filters on my...

I used a lot of Mobil 1-102 filters on my R1200GS. Which, incidentally, is the same filter as on my Wife's Toyota FJ. The Mobil filter is about 3/4" longer than the factory filter...which meant...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-04-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 66,308
Posted By BMW-K
Try googling your name some time. Be...

Try googling your name some time. Be afraid...there is no privacy any more. Either accept it...or don't.

I figure it's just not worth the fight anymore.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-04-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 66,308
Posted By BMW-K
Went to the DMV to take care of a bit of business...

Went to the DMV to take care of a bit of business today...

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j288/rnovielli/IMG_1401_zpsde4502d3.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-03-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,419
Posted By BMW-K
Spot, I'll say it. That's nice work you're doing...

Spot, I'll say it. That's nice work you're doing there. I hope it actually works for you.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-03-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,130
Posted By BMW-K
Excellent and Congrats!!!

Excellent and Congrats!!!
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-03-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,520
Posted By BMW-K
Outstanding and congrats!!!

Outstanding and congrats!!!
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,012
Posted By BMW-K
Dedicated rain gear: BMW Rain Gear. Great...

Dedicated rain gear: BMW Rain Gear. Great stuff, never let me down!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-28-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By BMW-K
Wolfman racks on mine with the Exped bags. :clap

Wolfman racks on mine with the Exped bags. :clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-27-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,047
Posted By BMW-K
I'm in, deposit down. :deal

I'm in, deposit down. :deal
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 929
Posted By BMW-K
Just throw a white towel over the seat fin you're...

Just throw a white towel over the seat fin you're out on break.

Otherwise, stay light in the colors. A sheep works great because it reflects the heat/light.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-22-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 66,308
Posted By BMW-K
Yeah no kidding right? :lol3 But it really...

Yeah no kidding right? :lol3

But it really WAS a great two miles! And even more sad...no rest for me this weekend...down to work on the vacation property and I need my tools. Storage on the GS...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-21-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,854
Posted By BMW-K
Above all else, bring an open mind and an...

Above all else, bring an open mind and an adventurous attitude![/QUOTE]
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-21-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 66,308
Posted By BMW-K
Well, I just added a touratech Extreme rear...

Well, I just added a touratech Extreme rear shock. :clap:clap:clap

The first two miles were glorious! And then I had to get back to work. :lol3

Pix later!
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 19,717
Posted By BMW-K
Well, I'm going to spend 7 days and 2500 miles on...

Well, I'm going to spend 7 days and 2500 miles on my F8GS (Pivot Pegs) in about 3 weeks. I'll let you know what I find out.

It will be mostly road work, a lot of walking, and all in British...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-18-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,047
Posted By BMW-K
Well, merry Christmas to me then? :freaky

Well, merry Christmas to me then? :freaky
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-12-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,410
Posted By BMW-K
Well, not on the F7 but I did on my R12. ...

Well, not on the F7 but I did on my R12. Overloaded bikes get wonky...as do tires that are really poorly flatspotted/worn. Add to it large hard bags (*on my GS) and it would go into a death weave...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-12-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 66,308
Posted By BMW-K
Jeff, Yes indeed, tubeless on the rear tire...

Jeff,

Yes indeed, tubeless on the rear tire signed sealed and delivered. It came out great and holds air just fine as it should. :) The whole tubeless deal was absolutely one of my...
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