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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 985
Posted By Pampero
Got a cell phone? How do you feel about your...

Got a cell phone? How do you feel about your head? The big one!:lol3

The implementation may be different on the BMW, but on my Multi, a cell phone is adequate to confuse the bike's transponder,...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Pampero
A thin dab of teflon grease will ease the removal...

A thin dab of teflon grease will ease the removal next time. Once you know where the tabs are and how much force it takes to get it off, you discover the panel is durable and can be easily popped...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 08:49 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,100
Posted By Pampero
I don't think of Chris Harris as some random...

I don't think of Chris Harris as some random dude.
I don't think BMWs are garbage either. I do think there is evidence of some design and/or QC issues that could be done significantly better. BMW...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 985
Posted By Pampero
If they are anything like Ducati's...

If they are anything like Ducati's implementation, they'll include a feature that will allow you to input a personal code to start the bike in an emergency. You'd still need a way to get gas into it...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 08:34 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,100
Posted By Pampero
One of the aspects of this forum that is...

One of the aspects of this forum that is perplexing is the idea that the only real GSers are world travelers who take their bikes regularly (and deeply) off road, get them filthy and keep them...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 806
Posted By Pampero
Most motorcycle batteries are AGM style these...

Most motorcycle batteries are AGM style these day.As far as tech goes, you can talk about them almost interchangeably. The chemistry is essentially identical to a lead acid battery except for the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 806
Posted By Pampero
Most motorcycle batteries are AGM style these...

Most motorcycle batteries are AGM style these day. The chemistry is essentially identical to a lead acid battery except for the inclusion of the glass mat and gell which allows the battery to be...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,630
Posted By Pampero
The Ducati seats were done recently and cost...

The Ducati seats were done recently and cost under $200. I supplied the leather and gel pad.

I also supplied the leather for the BMW. They're both full grain leather from the same hide. I have...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,630
Posted By Pampero
These are files of the Rich's seat on my GS. ...

These are files of the Rich's seat on my GS. Bear in mind this seat is now 13 years old. You can see my "ass print"on it. When he built it, he told me I favor the left side and that he'd take that...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,630
Posted By Pampero
Here's the Apex Seat over (mostly) Ducati foam...

Here's the Apex Seat over (mostly) Ducati foam with a gel pad. The foam was sculpted moderately to ease that "balls to the wall" thing of the stocker.

Good seat. I'll go down and take a pick of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,630
Posted By Pampero
Obsess, I'm sorry for your grief (getting...

Obsess,

I'm sorry for your grief (getting hosed sucks) but glad you are making your own way.

You're in Seattle. Just go over to Rich's (http://www.richscustomseats.com/) (he's moved) and get...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,100
Posted By Pampero
I understand that BMW needs or wants to appeal to...

I understand that BMW needs or wants to appeal to new riders but I'd rather not excuse a design philosophy where (if verifiable) a company executive stands in front of a group of dealers and says:...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,100
Posted By Pampero
As may be, but representative of a very cynical...

As may be, but representative of a very cynical approach to manufacturing a premium product. I'm not sure I'd characterize the "modern BMW buyer" as somebody who's interested in trading their bike...
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5,772
Views: 1,144,759
Posted By Pampero
It's funny how different everybody's...

It's funny how different everybody's sensibilities are. I returned my Airhawk. I just couldn't get used to it no matter how much or little air i had in it. It made me realize how much I move...
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5,772
Views: 1,144,759
Posted By Pampero
Des, Pm or email me. I think you have my...

Des,

Pm or email me. I think you have my email? Love to ride with you if the scheduling works out, and I'm usually available because I'm a slacker. I rode my MTS today and enjoyed it...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,100
Posted By Pampero
The new bikes are all more alike than dissimilar...

The new bikes are all more alike than dissimilar in this respect. Every message board is full of failures, foibles and features that don't work exactly as they should. The BMW guys laugh at KTM, the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,100
Posted By Pampero
He's a hoot, but also serves the community with a...

He's a hoot, but also serves the community with a flood of information he willingly shares. I think part of Chris' persona is for our entertainment (in which he succeeds) , but I also get his gist...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 806
Posted By Pampero
Batteries on bikes and cars are starting...

Batteries on bikes and cars are starting batteries as opposed to being deep cycle batteries. I'll focus on starting batteries because that's what we have to deal with.

Motorcycle and most car...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 806
Posted By Pampero
Thanks, but I talk even if I don't know what I'm...

Thanks, but I talk even if I don't know what I'm talking about.
I'll do a little tutorial tonight and put it here. By way of credential, most of what I know about batteries has come about as a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 773
Posted By Pampero
They are if you think they are, I guess. I like...

They are if you think they are, I guess. I like working on my bike, sort of a hobby, so I look forward to taking the tank off and getting down to a deep frustration level, being puzzled and finally...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 806
Posted By Pampero
This is just anecdotal as I have not been tempted...

This is just anecdotal as I have not been tempted to get one, but Li batteries are great if weight is the main concern, but have other trade offs for our kind of bikes. They require a different...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 773
Posted By Pampero
For me, engine response and small differences in...

For me, engine response and small differences in power don't represent the critical difference between these two bikes. I'd look at the whole package. If you did that already and dyno output is the...
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5,772
Views: 1,144,759
Posted By Pampero
That's it, beyond any doubt. Mine split at...

That's it, beyond any doubt.

Mine split at the fastener, (side panel) but didn't crack out nearly as badly. I would not have objected (much) to using the same panel, but the dealer replaced it...
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5,772
Views: 1,144,759
Posted By Pampero
Thanks Dave. I was just curious how keeping water...

Thanks Dave. I was just curious how keeping water out was managed. My top box is water tight, would not wish to compromise that; appears it was considered in the design.
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5,772
Views: 1,144,759
Posted By Pampero
Shizoku, Your top box looks great! I'm...

Shizoku,

Your top box looks great! I'm curious if you used any bedding compound on the fasteners or hardware or have felt the need to.
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5,772
Views: 1,144,759
Posted By Pampero
I must be one of those guys, as I did a thread...

I must be one of those guys, as I did a thread about applying a product but I think you may find it is not a spray on. It's a film. The outfit is Tank Slapper. (http://www.thetankslapper.biz/) If...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,049
Posted By Pampero
Well done. Ride with pride! The best paint job...

Well done. Ride with pride! The best paint job ever on an 1150 GS.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 773
Posted By Pampero
I have, same years too; 2001. One of my...

I have, same years too; 2001. One of my employees had an RT, I had (still have) the GS. Some observations:

My bike always pulled his (just) in roll ons at the same speed in the same gear (on...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 806
Posted By Pampero
I'm of the same opinion. Batteries are hard...

I'm of the same opinion.

Batteries are hard to truly check at home. Shade tree mechanics really have only the symptoms to go by. If the battery is old, there's little harm in replacing it,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,658
Posted By Pampero
Pure supposition: the older bikes get, the more...

Pure supposition: the older bikes get, the more owners tend to do the work on them, or at least the basic work. It goes with the turf. Not to mention that they are much easier to wrench and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By Pampero
Batteries can be mercurial (sometimes literally)....

Batteries can be mercurial (sometimes literally). I'm not saying that's the problem, but it could be. They can be hard for us homebodies to check for proper function.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,599
Posted By Pampero
Every now and then perfect strangers have an...

Every now and then perfect strangers have an equally perfect moment of shared insight. :freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 806
Posted By Pampero
Simple stuff first. Check battery and starter...

Simple stuff first. Check battery and starter connections for corrosion, obvious flaws, check battery for condition. If everything checks, look to the switch gear.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By Pampero
Which fuse? In the future, once you think...

Which fuse?

In the future, once you think you've found neutral, just take the bike off the stand and roll it. Neutral rolls pretty good. If getting it to shift at all is a problem, just move...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,049
Posted By Pampero
Another '01 owner here (plus a Multistrada). I...

Another '01 owner here (plus a Multistrada). I bought mine new, sold it to a friend 6 years later, missed it and bought it back a month ago when he decided to sell it after barely riding it. That...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,658
Posted By Pampero
I have to admit I haven't bought any of your...

I have to admit I haven't bought any of your DVDs Jim, but I do appreciate the willing and free advice you offer on your site and here.

I suppose you could say that like so many, I too am the...
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5,772
Views: 1,144,759
Posted By Pampero
It's funny, and no argument, but I feel just the...

It's funny, and no argument, but I feel just the opposite. I dislike the feeling of heavily damped steering. I like the bike to feel a bit lively. Nobody likes
head shakes of course, but my bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,658
Posted By Pampero
OK! I'll buy that! I was trying to be subtle:rofl

OK! I'll buy that! I was trying to be subtle:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,658
Posted By Pampero
There's a perverse aspect to old BMW ownership. ...

There's a perverse aspect to old BMW ownership. Despite the initial high cost of these, they seem to frequently end up in the hands of 'frugal' people.
Plus, our kind of people are invariably...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,599
Posted By Pampero
Appreciate this thread. Thanks for posting it. ...

Appreciate this thread. Thanks for posting it. I agree that it's a topic that should not disappear. As we new owners join (and rejoin) the fold, the knowledge of those who have experience with this...
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