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Forum: EMEA 05-12-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,253
Posted By Against The Wind
So did you do it? Where's the ride report? and...

So did you do it? Where's the ride report? and pics of the bride? :D
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,212
Posted By Against The Wind
You are thinking of the F650/F800GS twins. BMW...

You are thinking of the F650/F800GS twins. BMW has now redesigned the stator's rotor to allow better cooling and longer stator life. So this issue is not related to the 1200GSW.
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 999
Views: 181,778
Posted By Against The Wind
It's true what they say about beauty is in the...

It's true what they say about beauty is in the eyes of the beholder :lol3

The first time I saw it I thought the same thing, but after seeing it in person, my opinion has changed. I now :tb lust...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,528
Posted By Against The Wind
What's the rectangular thing under the headlight?...

What's the rectangular thing under the headlight? Surely not the air box intake.. :ear

I'll say something positive: It's the fastest retro-styled bike wearing a BMW roundel :lol3
Forum: Vendors 02-20-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 44,528
Posted By Against The Wind
Between 2000 and 2004 I ordered 3 seats from Rick...

Between 2000 and 2004 I ordered 3 seats from Rick Mayer. The first one went well, the second and third didn't. He pulled the same shit he's been doing to others for the last 10 year. Rain covers that...
Forum: Beasts 02-18-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 85,669
Posted By Against The Wind
From my perspective, I noticed the guy changes...

From my perspective, I noticed the guy changes bikes virtually annually, if not sooner, he's owned a few BMW's, but not long enough to see the problems that come with owning them. He's not here to...
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 85,669
Posted By Against The Wind
There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with the stock...

There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with the stock ECU and fueling. This isn't like on the first Multistrada 1200 where the bike hesitated and surged in the 2000rpm to 4000rpm range.

I was thrilled...
Forum: Beasts 02-14-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 108,583
Posted By Against The Wind
Just go over to GSpot boxers and talk about doth...

Just go over to GSpot boxers and talk about doth protest too much.. broken timing chain, complete engine replacement, failed this and that.. and the bmw kool aid addicts go crazy when someone dares...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-16-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 12,173
Posted By Against The Wind
Um, your thread title says "Why I cancelled a...

Um, your thread title says "Why I cancelled a Winter riding Mexico" (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=23238587#post23238587)
If that's not a blown vacation, then your thread title is...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,116
Posted By Against The Wind
What is the cause of this problem? Design flaw or...

What is the cause of this problem? Design flaw or substandard parts?

Thanks for the pics.
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,116
Posted By Against The Wind
It would be appreciated if you could post pics of...

It would be appreciated if you could post pics of the burnt valves. You can't attach pics, you have to load them on a pic hosting site and link them here.
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,120
Posted By Against The Wind
I own a Multistrada GT and all I can say is wow...

I own a Multistrada GT and all I can say is wow when I'm ripping through twisted canyon roads.. it holds its line solidly and the engine is a scream.. if you put it in Sport mode, hold on tight! The...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,627
Posted By Against The Wind
I experienced the exact same crown bearing...

I experienced the exact same crown bearing failure in Alaska, and my bike only had 18K miles on it :huh I had my wife fedex me overnight a backup new FD that I kept at home, which went on to fail at...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 25,578
Posted By Against The Wind
Thanks for the review! How's the LS2 helmet in...

Thanks for the review! How's the LS2 helmet in the rain? Does it leak?

I'm looking at getting a helmet for the occasional ride with my passenger and this one has all the right features at the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-30-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,472
Posted By Against The Wind
Nice ride! thanks for the pics... any babe pics...

Nice ride! thanks for the pics... any babe pics from the track? :D
Forum: Beasts 04-26-2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,359
Posted By Against The Wind
and before he started trolling the S10 threads...

and before he started trolling the S10 threads and bashing it, he did a lot of bashing in GSpot, till they kicked him out of that forum so he can't post there anymore.. his signature line reflects...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,200
Posted By Against The Wind
Survey of owners says.... and mirrors my BMW...

Survey of owners says.... and mirrors my BMW ownership experience.. great bikes when they're running.. and i've had 9 beamers.. I didn't buy them because they were reliable. :lol3
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,836
Posted By Against The Wind
I've been interested in the Dispatch unit for...

I've been interested in the Dispatch unit for some time but the size was a factor in finding a place for it on my bike.

There's someone on this site working on a unit that you can control by...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2,086
Views: 515,941
Posted By Against The Wind
Thanks for sharing your really deep thoughts....

Thanks for sharing your really deep thoughts. Just sayin' :rolleyes.

I was just thinking the muffler looks really sharp... that's my positive contribution to this thread :lol3
Forum: Beasts 02-17-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,255
Posted By Against The Wind
He's on a no drama Mama Yama... for nail...

He's on a no drama Mama Yama...

for nail biting suspense... will it make it before the FD craps out, you can read this:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=863601
Forum: Beasts 02-14-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 24,097
Views: 4,383,551
Posted By Against The Wind
Owning a SuperTenere is so boring.. no drama......

Owning a SuperTenere is so boring.. no drama... no reason to try to keep up with the latest issues... I never have to put the bike on the center stand and check for rear wheel wobble like I used to...
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 23,102
Posted By Against The Wind
I just unloaded my K1600GT which has been a...

I just unloaded my K1600GT which has been a pleasure to ride when it was running, but unfortunately it was plagued with several quality issues: leaking water pump, failing switch gear which have been...
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 85,669
Posted By Against The Wind
The Triumph Explorer weighs more than the...

The Triumph Explorer weighs more than the SuperTen, no one's complaining, why? Let's be honest here, adventure touring bikes that see any dirt roads are in the slim minority.. the vast majority of...
Forum: Beasts 01-23-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,497
Posted By Against The Wind
Maybe I'm in the minority but I buy bikes that...

Maybe I'm in the minority but I buy bikes that appeal to me. I don't care what the reviews have to say or who "wins" on paper.. it doesn't "hurt my feelings".. it's just one writer's opinion.....
Forum: Vendors 01-22-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 2,059
Views: 197,276
Posted By Against The Wind
any plans for iOS platforms?

any plans for iOS platforms?
Forum: Beasts 01-14-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 24,097
Views: 4,383,551
Posted By Against The Wind
That's me exactly!! I wanted no drama on my...

That's me exactly!! I wanted no drama on my riding holidays.. BMW left me stranded more than once and far away from home..

I now have a double Yammy stable and I'm very pleased with both. Solid,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-03-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 314,837
Posted By Against The Wind
For the endth time, what is it about this curve...

For the endth time, what is it about this curve on Mulholland that causes cars and bikes to break the back end loose? Too much speed? Too much rear brake?
Forum: Beasts 12-22-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 24,097
Views: 4,383,551
Posted By Against The Wind
I see you guys have nothing but bullshittin' in...

I see you guys have nothing but bullshittin' in this thread... it's pretty boring when the SuperTen has no issues to speak off and the thread just keeps turning into the Comedy channel...

Now...
Forum: Beasts 12-02-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,332
Posted By Against The Wind
Looks are subjective.. sorely tempted by the...

Looks are subjective.. sorely tempted by the Tenere. I really like the looks, it looks better in person than in pics and best of all, it's about the only ADV bike without a beak from the new crop of...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 526,353
Posted By Against The Wind
North American motor vehicle insurance coverage...

North American motor vehicle insurance coverage covers you in the US and Canada only.

Whomever sold you the policy didn't know what they're talking about, unless you specifically were given an...
Forum: Beasts 10-31-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,853
Posted By Against The Wind
Try riding the Wee 2 up at 9000 feet and higher...

Try riding the Wee 2 up at 9000 feet and higher as I did... There's just no power left... I made the switch to the VStrom 1000 and it's great to be able to pass without having the throttle fully...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,368
Posted By Against The Wind
:nod what he said.. Go with the Hero 3 white,...

:nod what he said.. Go with the Hero 3 white, same performance of the Hero 2, but with built in wifi, so not only can you add a remote control later, but you can also view your videos on a your wifi...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2012, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,001
Posted By Against The Wind
Speaking from personal experience, the Aerostich...

Speaking from personal experience, the Aerostich will stay together in a spill and can be returned to the factory for repairs at a reasonable rate. A friend of mine had a slow speed spill wearing a...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By Against The Wind
What's the purpose of turning off one headlight?...

What's the purpose of turning off one headlight? I was looking at buying a used one and it had that switch. :ear
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 37,208
Posted By Against The Wind
That's where you'd be mistaken.. Much to my...

That's where you'd be mistaken.. Much to my surprise, the engine has as much "character" as the GS's boxer and nowhere near as bland as parallel twin GS. Looks are subjective as well, and I find the...
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 37,208
Posted By Against The Wind
That's why this time around, I bought a bike with...

That's why this time around, I bought a bike with my head not my heart. I was tired of owning bikes with reliability issues. I've had too many vacations ruined by ride ending failures. I will fore go...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,246
Posted By Against The Wind
I have the latest version of the Roadcrafter suit...

I have the latest version of the Roadcrafter suit and it's improved with water repellent zippers. FWIW, I had a get off wearing my RC and it saved me from serious road rash, and Aerostich fixed the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 48,537
Posted By Against The Wind
BMW should have an all new liquid cooled 130 hp...

BMW should have an all new liquid cooled 130 hp boxer next year. We'll see if it's still "dull". Any idea of the price of the Trophy?

Triumph is on a creative streak;

800GS copy, check...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,170
Posted By Against The Wind
Do you need a special charger to charge the...

Do you need a special charger to charge the Shorai battery, or can you use a Battery Tender Plus?
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2012, 03:43 AM
Replies: 501
Views: 100,160
Posted By Against The Wind
The final drive unit looks like it's sourced from...

The final drive unit looks like it's sourced from BMW :eek1 It's the one used in the BMW R1200C cruiser, they called it a monolever, but I see Track has added a torque arm and a lower arched brace....
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