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Forum: Road warriors Today, 01:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,120
Posted By Deans BMW
Harley marketing is the best in the business. ...

Harley marketing is the best in the business.

I'm 6' with a 31-32 inseam. On my '14RK, I installed a take off seat from an Electra Glide classic and cut the stock RK windshield down about 1" so...
Forum: Road warriors Today, 04:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,120
Posted By Deans BMW
Cakeeater, could not agree more on the '14 Road...

Cakeeater, could not agree more on the '14 Road King, now a totally enjoyable dependable bike.

I now have pared my bike collection down to the most enjoyable that I have ever had. For the first...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 15,084
Posted By Deans BMW
Was the engine seized? Did the starter...

Was the engine seized?

Did the starter engage and crank the engine and it turned over but would not fire up?

Have you done an oil analysts?

Lots of questions.
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 15,084
Posted By Deans BMW
I believe that the ECU records events as well..

I believe that the ECU records events as well..
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,687
Posted By Deans BMW
The reverse trike (Can Am Spyder) is many times...

The reverse trike (Can Am Spyder) is many times safer than the standard trike. Remember that 3 wheel ATV had to be discontinued because they were in involved in so many serious accidents.

BTW,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 173,489
Posted By Deans BMW
You sir are a wise man.

You sir are a wise man.
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 5,029
Views: 584,704
Posted By Deans BMW
What did that service cost you over at Eurosport?...

What did that service cost you over at Eurosport?

Or can you detail what all they did at the 12K service and the cost of the valve check/adjust.
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 5,029
Views: 584,704
Posted By Deans BMW
Installed a Tail Tidy this weekend after the rear...

Installed a Tail Tidy this weekend after the rear fender did its thing..:cry

Before when the Strada was new.

Even before getting dirty.....:1drink
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 810
Views: 112,493
Posted By Deans BMW
The answer is clearly that the demand for the...

The answer is clearly that the demand for the bike is very high.

It is a stunningly excellent bike at a very good price.
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 810
Views: 112,493
Posted By Deans BMW
Congrats, the S1000R in white is a real stunner.

Congrats, the S1000R in white is a real stunner.
Forum: The Garage 08-28-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,417
Posted By Deans BMW
This was my set up in Show low, Az. brought it...

This was my set up in Show low, Az. brought it with me to our new place in Tennessee.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 112,493
Posted By Deans BMW
Just received word that San Jose BMW has a S1000R...

Just received word that San Jose BMW has a S1000R that is not pre sold.....yet.

FYI
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,600
Posted By Deans BMW
Hard to pin it down but, to me at least, very...

Hard to pin it down but, to me at least, very noticeable. I have had it quiet a few times at 90 and above in sweepers with out any wobble at all, the switch gear is better. The bike feels more put...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,600
Posted By Deans BMW
As my first HD, I bought a '13 RK last year,...

As my first HD, I bought a '13 RK last year, about 2 months ago, traded it for a '14 RK, this is the bike they should of been building all along, IMHO a vast improvement over my '13.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 75,479
Posted By Deans BMW
In this video at about the 3.05 mark, the Scout...

In this video at about the 3.05 mark, the Scout with what looks like factory downswept exhaust, the bike also looks like it has mid controls.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,280
Posted By Deans BMW
I loved my R1200S. ...

I loved my R1200S.

http://deansbmw.smugmug.com/Other/BMW-R1200S/i-KxrPvwd/0/L/pictures%208-28-10%20R1200S%2C%20MCB%26B%2C%20My%20Beemers%20002-L.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 75,479
Posted By Deans BMW
Polaris has done an amazing job in such short...

Polaris has done an amazing job in such short order to clean sheet design and produce what they have done.....So far.

They must have some very smart clear thinking people at the helm of Polaris...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 170,125
Posted By Deans BMW
Saturday Aug. 2 evening.

Saturday Aug. 2 evening.
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,546
Posted By Deans BMW
I am also curous, filled up the tank about 35...

I am also curous, filled up the tank about 35 miles from home including about 175 miles before the reflash. My last tank got me about 41 MPG, the next tank will be all with the reflashed ECM.

Just...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,546
Posted By Deans BMW
Just returned after a 70 mile ride coming home...

Just returned after a 70 mile ride coming home from my HD dealer in Chattanooga. Had the initial 1,000 mile service done at !,300 miles and had the bikes ECM reflashed with the Power Vision.

My...
Forum: The Garage 07-28-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,847
Posted By Deans BMW
We used Lemon Pledge at the store back in the...

We used Lemon Pledge at the store back in the early days.

http://deansbmw.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Deans-Photos-1/i-24TFkg5/0/M/scan0002-M.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 57,851
Posted By Deans BMW
I don't see the claim of better mileage either,...

I don't see the claim of better mileage either, will find out soon enough. However, definitely more comfortable on my right calf.
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 57,851
Posted By Deans BMW
It is a "take off "Electra Glide Classic" that I...

It is a "take off "Electra Glide Classic" that I had found for my just traded '13 RK. I kept the seat from the trade and installed it on this one when I got home. It, to me at least, is more...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 57,851
Posted By Deans BMW
Just finishing up with a long detailed reply and...

Just finishing up with a long detailed reply and observation and it just disappeared??????????? WTF?????

In a nut shell, the '14 RK is what, at last, a modern HD type motorcycle should be.

This...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,077
Posted By Deans BMW
Did the swap out Friday last, new gaskets, took...

Did the swap out Friday last, new gaskets, took about 3 hours of taking it easy.

No reprograming yet. The bike runs great, noticed a reduction in heat on my right leg. A definite improvement in...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,546
Posted By Deans BMW
A friend and his brother called Friday morning...

A friend and his brother called Friday morning and said they were over from near Statesville, NC with a modified header from Tilly's HD in Statesville. they arrived at noon and after it was over we...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2,306
Views: 615,604
Posted By Deans BMW
Just traded in my '13 Road king for a new '14. A...

Just traded in my '13 Road king for a new '14. A much improved bike.

The old,

http://deansbmw.smugmug.com/Other/2013-HD-Road-King/i-zcSvBmd/0/L/4-6-13%202013%20HD%20Road%20King%20006-L.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,546
Posted By Deans BMW
Just completed the installation of a stock header...

Just completed the installation of a stock header on my '14 RK that has been cut open, cat removed, beautifully re welded and re installed. It has been raining non stop for the last two days so I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,077
Posted By Deans BMW
How hard is it to R&R HD head pipes?

I want to R & R the head pipes on my '14 Road King to remove the Cat.

Having never worked on a HD before, I suspect that new exhaust gaskets will be needed, probably remove the right side floor...
Forum: Vendors 07-17-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By Deans BMW
Mike ran an excellent store, glad he finally...

Mike ran an excellent store, glad he finally retired, but miss him.

I'll check you out as we now live just down the fantastic 68 in Ducktown.
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 28,110
Posted By Deans BMW
The BMW K1600GT is in a category all by itself...

The BMW K1600GT is in a category all by itself when it comes to sport touring.

Nothing else is even close.
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,546
Posted By Deans BMW
This from an earlier post in this thread.

This from an earlier post in this thread.
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,475
Posted By Deans BMW
A 3 wheeler like the Can Am Spyder is much easier...

A 3 wheeler like the Can Am Spyder is much easier to ride than a side car rig. A 3 wheeler with one wheel in back and two up front is more stable than that a 2 up front set up.

The Can Am Spyder...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,546
Posted By Deans BMW
Near our place on a ride yesterday.......Just for...

Near our place on a ride yesterday.......Just for grins. :D

http://deansbmw.smugmug.com/Other/2014-HD-Road-King/i-Zg6X9P2/0/L/2014%20Road%20king%20005-L.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,546
Posted By Deans BMW
From what I understand, With the dealers...

From what I understand,

With the dealers unit (Dyno jet Power Vision) there is a fee for the registration then something like a $50.00 charge to do the down load. There are maps for a stock '14...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,546
Posted By Deans BMW
The assistant service Mgr. at my dealer...

The assistant service Mgr. at my dealer recommends this,

http://www.dynojet.com/PowerVision/powervision-product-details.aspx

He has done a lot of their own bikes plus customers bikes with this...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,546
Posted By Deans BMW
I notice on my '14 RK verses my just traded in...

I notice on my '14 RK verses my just traded in '13 RK that the heat on my right calf is much hotter that the '13, noticeable when riding down the road.

Looking for ways to improve the situation.
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 57,851
Posted By Deans BMW
I bought a take off EG Classic seat for my "old"...

I bought a take off EG Classic seat for my "old" '13 RK and when I got home installed it on the new bike....Sounds crazy calling a 7,700 mile '13 RK an old bike....but oh well......:D

Anyhow, the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 57,851
Posted By Deans BMW
Thursday the 3rd, traded my '13 RK in for a '14. ...

Thursday the 3rd, traded my '13 RK in for a '14.

Really impressed for what it is, much better handling especially at low speeds. The new hand controls/switches seem of a higher quality and are a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 826
Views: 178,563
Posted By Deans BMW
Don't know if it has been mentioned before, but...

Don't know if it has been mentioned before, but San Jose BMW has taken on Moto Guzzi.

Guzzi has come a long way in the last few years.
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