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Forum: Equipment 03-25-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 732
Posted By Gompie
That site had the C3Pro listed (yesterday)...

That site had the C3Pro listed (yesterday) starting at 598. Every shop discounts the C3 with the C3Pro being the new one. I bought my C3Pro in august at a RAD shop for 510 (simple white version), ...
Forum: Vendors 03-18-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 33,850
Posted By Gompie
from what I've seen the 10U does not support...

from what I've seen the 10U does not support earbuds. Earlier published artwork of the 10U Schuberth version showed it to be quite different from the Shoei version, with the Schuberth one having what...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,220
Posted By Gompie
It's certainly the way to go, but I question...

It's certainly the way to go, but I question Sena's design:

- it doesn't seem to support earbuds at all. An earbud connector situated at the battery pack at the back of your neck seems ideal to...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,220
Posted By Gompie
Sena 10U info (by Sena)

Found this while looking for info. It's not linked to the main Sena site yet.

http://www.sena.com/product/intercoms/10u/#tab-description

It would be my choice if it had earbud support. But it...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By Gompie
I take what the OP wants is a more ergonomic...

I take what the OP wants is a more ergonomic position on the bike while riding. GS, or GSA, or suspension height doesn't influence that, as seat to peg distance remains the same (aside from the +20mm...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By Gompie
I'm 6'3" - 6'4". (192cm). I've the GSA seat on...

I'm 6'3" - 6'4". (192cm). I've the GSA seat on my GS (+20mm), and have custom raised that by another 30mm. And I'm using wunderlich lowered pegs

Howewer, as stated on here, go to a specialized...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,371
Posted By Gompie
This (german) site says the 10U is available week...

This (german) site says the 10U is available week 6, at 275 including handlebar control, which would be about 15% above a single S20. However it says for C3 or C3-pro. I can't find any mention of...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,290
Posted By Gompie
I agree. The issue is sales tax / VAT In the...

I agree. The issue is sales tax / VAT

In the real world the bikes are only assembled in germany. The components are sourced worldwide and in various currencies. Just a wild guess:
- sales price...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,621
Posted By Gompie
found this posted by an inmate, Word1, in 2009....

found this posted by an inmate, Word1, in 2009. It contains links, and at least one link has been updated to 2014.

http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/cylinders.htm

So we have a rock hard Nikasil...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,747
Posted By Gompie
the second graph

the second graph:
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,747
Posted By Gompie
the mathematical approach

Just for fun I've looked at the performance of the GS LC and GT mathematically. I worked out wheel torque in each gear per 100 rpm, and then created a speed table which looks up the corresponding...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By Gompie
I don't think that would be effective. Yes the...

I don't think that would be effective. Yes the water should boil out of the oil, but you have no real blow by at idle, and therefore no real crank ventilation. A lot of the 'steam' would stay within...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,144
Posted By Gompie
I only experience headshake (2010GS) when...

I only experience headshake (2010GS) when accelerating hard out of hairpins, or at 100mph+ (which I hate to do, I get blown of my bike). To me it's simple, headshake is caused by a too lightly loaded...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,157
Posted By Gompie
+1. These work initially until the adaptive bit...

+1. These work initially until the adaptive bit of the software has caught up. I still have one somewhere. There's pages written by Roger on this.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,341
Posted By Gompie
BigIz, I'm 6'4" and believe I've the current...

BigIz, I'm 6'4" and believe I've the current record on seat height. I'm using the GSA seat on a GS with 30mm spacers. I would not do that again but go for a custom seat. First thing you need to try...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,445
Posted By Gompie
I've a C3 Pro now. From memory, you take out all...

I've a C3 Pro now. From memory, you take out all 4 screws. Two are on the front, into the foam, and in a section covered by a black metal plate. I think the other two only hold the slider cover...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,158
Posted By Gompie
I've the same cable system, but for different...

I've the same cable system, but for different reasons:D. To the OP, the principal has not changed. Take a flashlight, and try to move one locking lever back. Both locking levers should be connected....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,534
Posted By Gompie
a different bag - kickstarter

I'm getting one (or maybe two) of these for my diving stuff:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/384507327/pro-drybag-45l-100-waterproof-50m-164ft
Just wonder how well it fits on the bike. No...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,256
Posted By Gompie
I don't have all this monitoring stuff so i check...

I don't have all this monitoring stuff so i check my tyres often with a good gauge. However here's a good summary on the use of nitrogen from cars to planes:

http://www.getnitrogen.org/why/
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2,569
Views: 495,006
Posted By Gompie
Id agree. To me simple 45 degree angled down,...

Id agree. To me simple 45 degree angled down, horizontal plates would do it. I don't get the designs manufacturers put into these. 45 degree angled plates would deflect the airfow, but anything...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,344
Posted By Gompie
Yes, that's what i wanted to say. The airflow is...

Yes, that's what i wanted to say. The airflow is still deflected sufficiently by a minimal, or even no screen. I'd say up to 90 mph no problem for extended times. I don't want to be doing 600mls a...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,344
Posted By Gompie
How tall are you? I've got a 1200GS with the...

How tall are you? I've got a 1200GS with the minimal flowjet screen, so not much difference to the HP. My experience is the front of the bike still throws up a significant protective airflow. I'd...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,307
Posted By Gompie
I agree it's two different riding styles. To me...

I agree it's two different riding styles. To me the late turn in and counter steering is a relative fast, but also more relaxed / controlled way of riding. The late turn in gives visibility /...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,307
Posted By Gompie
Why is squatting that important? Yes it shortens...

Why is squatting that important? Yes it shortens the wheelbase to allow for a quicker turn in. There's other factors too though



I disagree. Might be in your 90% of rider friends, but in my 90%...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,001
Posted By Gompie
Not that easy for the oil cooled bikes. It will...

Not that easy for the oil cooled bikes. It will take time for the oil cooler to drain. If the bike is at an angle, the oil will drain quicker, as it creates a high & low point on the oil cooler....
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 83,244
Posted By Gompie
Id agree with this. No need for tachometer, and...

Id agree with this. No need for tachometer, and a small speedometer digital readout is sufficient too. So what to fill up that then empty space in front of the handlebars? To me an Ipad mini sized...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By Gompie
I’m 6’4” and have these; - the optional high...

I’m 6’4” and have these;
- the optional high seat. I believe it’s the GSA seat, with 20mm higher in middle it’s a better and higher seat. I’ve been using it on the last three bikes.
- Lowered pegs....
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 83,244
Posted By Gompie
+1.000 As the new rear subframe is just bolt-on,...

+1.000 As the new rear subframe is just bolt-on, i'd like to see a minimal rear frame too. Cutting the original frame doesn't do it. I'd thought BMW would have played with that, but no..
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 83,244
Posted By Gompie
+1. I like the RS design but the thought of...

+1. I like the RS design but the thought of having that display kills it for me. Why did they not use the RT's display? Two large dials, loads of info on the display in between, and oh.. FM RDS...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 83,244
Posted By Gompie
I agree only a boxer could take a telelever. But...

I agree only a boxer could take a telelever. But other than that the telelever looks a best suspension system to me. These new bikes use a central radiator which implies the telelever can not be...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,304
Posted By Gompie
option for Schuberth C3Pro owners

I had the plastic key taped to the back protector of my Airflow jacket. But since I have the C3Pro, and because I dump the Airflow regulary in a bucket to get the insect remains off, it now sits in...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 63,881
Posted By Gompie
not my type of bike but nice engineering. I'm a...

not my type of bike but nice engineering. I'm a bit surprised to see no intercooler between the supercharger and intake valves, that is rather ineffective though.
A fairly simple separate low...
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By Gompie
looks like a light weight replacement of the...

looks like a light weight replacement of the original weights, that won't help vibrations.
And i don't rely on my indicators. I use them all the time, easy with the old 3-button setup, but assume...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By Gompie
If you need 3" I'd say something is wrong. Put it...

If you need 3" I'd say something is wrong. Put it on the center stand and see how much lateral play you have on the side stand. It that's well over 1" the bushings on the side stand are probably...
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 60,798
Posted By Gompie
So I did a week in these. All I can say is a bit...

So I did a week in these. All I can say is a bit odd when you put these on, like bicycle shorts, but they work. First biking holiday where my boys stayed all day where they were supposed to be, and...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,290
Posted By Gompie
Weve got a cat too, I found it sleeping on my...

Weve got a cat too, I found it sleeping on my bike seat often. All my oils etc are in a plastic crate so any leaks dont create a mess. As for getting the oil out, theres no secret. You need...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,640
Posted By Gompie
I also dont see why Chinese manufacturing would...

I also dont see why Chinese manufacturing would affect quality. Certainly for tyres, which come out of a completely automated process, and likely by devices made in China too.
The reality is made...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,289
Posted By Gompie
not sure if it would have helped, but whenever I...

not sure if it would have helped, but whenever I feel sick I slice up an apple, wait till the outside gets brown, and then eat it. This is from 30 year old air force survival training, and works for...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,262
Posted By Gompie
It depends on what you want from your video. I...

It depends on what you want from your video. I use mine only to review my riding. Body mount would certainly be the most stable. Chest mount is then in my view the best, helmet mount I dont like...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By Gompie
I think it has no measurable impact. With a...

I think it has no measurable impact. With a sporty riding style the rear wheel makes about one more revolution per mile than based on it’s radius, corrected for load and all. That is due to the...
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