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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-25-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3,649
Views: 1,576,828
Posted By JustBob
Thumb I think you just got a report card and put on the...

I think you just got a report card and put on the deans list.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-23-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 694
Views: 188,525
Posted By JustBob
The trick I've found for getting on is to bend...

The trick I've found for getting on is to bend the knee tight as you swing the leg over. That way you aren't contacting anything aft of the seat.
I usually dismount by stepping on the inside...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 280,255
Posted By JustBob
My KTM has an ECM dial that allows me to dial...

My KTM has an ECM dial that allows me to dial back the power presumably to accommodate low quality fuel so should be a fairly easy electronic fix. :hmmmmm
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 280,255
Posted By JustBob
Assuming the bike ever makes it here, I will have...

Assuming the bike ever makes it here, I will have to look past, rather than agree with, being called a whiner and an internet dreamer. Talk bike, not personal slams Jx if you wish to really help...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 280,255
Posted By JustBob
This is a good ole days event. How many people...

This is a good ole days event. How many people get to pick up their bike at the factory! Take pics of the event or it didn't happen. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 390,768
Posted By JustBob
I'll pass this on. Maybe time to get rid of the...

I'll pass this on. Maybe time to get rid of the thing?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 390,768
Posted By JustBob
Agree 100%. He's about had it with this dealer...

Agree 100%. He's about had it with this dealer and this bike. I'll point him to this thread and see if he wants to add anything. He bought the bike used with low miles and it was on it's third...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 390,768
Posted By JustBob
I have a friend with a '14 WC and he's on his 4th...

I have a friend with a '14 WC and he's on his 4th water pump. Not sure of the miles.....less than 15,000 I think. If it weeps again it goes. My '14 with 10,000 miles has been solid. No...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 390,768
Posted By JustBob
How do you shift the bike? Clutchless? Or maybe...

How do you shift the bike? Clutchless? Or maybe some technique that the machine doesn't like? So much tranny trouble is a mystery to me. This is my 47billionth BMW (slight exaggeration here :D...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-29-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,445
Posted By JustBob
One more soft data point....I traded bikes with a...

One more soft data point....I traded bikes with a friend who has a Triumph 800XC. His comment was, he'd like to put the Triumph engine in the BMW chassis. I agree with this assessment, except when...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-29-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,445
Posted By JustBob
Not quite. Your ambivalence is as over-stated as...

Not quite. Your ambivalence is as over-stated as the old man and his Charade. People are just giving opinions....as are you. So I would hardly consider you the arbiter of things F8GS. Dial it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-28-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,445
Posted By JustBob
It does seem a bit tighter wrapped but this may...

It does seem a bit tighter wrapped but this may be because it's new so time and miles will tell on that score. The forks are better....damping is about right and the whole front seems not as soft. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-28-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,445
Posted By JustBob
And OBTW this is my second F8GS and it is...

And OBTW this is my second F8GS and it is incrementally better than the '09 I had.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-28-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,445
Posted By JustBob
Well if expensive maintenance is a problem for...

Well if expensive maintenance is a problem for you, you'd better do your KTM research. They are great bikes but kinda wonky so watch out. If you like the tight off road the 690 might not be the...
Forum: Racing 11-25-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 35,812
Posted By JustBob
Thumb My...what shiny tires you have. :rofl But I...

My...what shiny tires you have. :rofl But I guess you'll fix that in short order. Best of luck to the team.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 390,768
Posted By JustBob
So it's not a "Low" then, Voz? My R12GSW has...

So it's not a "Low" then, Voz? My R12GSW has always felt just fine....but it's an antique now. :D Can you feel the heavier flywheel in the '15?
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-23-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,445
Posted By JustBob
Good summary. I am on my second F800GS. Sold my...

Good summary. I am on my second F800GS. Sold my 2009 and had sellers remorse so got a '14 F800GSA. Agree that the suspension on the '14 is better than the '09. '09 as born was way too soft in...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 390,768
Posted By JustBob
Looks like the seat is in the low position. ...

Looks like the seat is in the low position. Or....you may have a "Low" bike? I sat on a 2015 R1200GS Adventure Low yesterday and it was pretty low compared to my normal water head, but I haven't...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-21-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,360,212
Posted By JustBob
Hey that's a grand idea! Then you can get...

Hey that's a grand idea! Then you can get stranded off road where there's no other traffic or cell phone service. :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-21-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,360,212
Posted By JustBob
I can't speak for the techs as I use BMW Atlanta...

I can't speak for the techs as I use BMW Atlanta for that, but suspect that the aloof atmosphere is a reflection of the owner, John, who is eclectic to put it kindly. But he's very knowledgeable and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,065
Posted By JustBob
The drama continues. :hmmmmm

The drama continues. :hmmmmm
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 390,768
Posted By JustBob
9300 miles now and my rear pads look fine.

9300 miles now and my rear pads look fine.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-09-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,714
Posted By JustBob
Ultimate BMW fleet?

Mine of course. :D
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4,364
Views: 1,464,424
Posted By JustBob
Same thing with my Seat Concepts. That said, the...

Same thing with my Seat Concepts. That said, the wideness spreads my legs a bit more when I put my feet down which makes it more difficult to flat foot at a stop.
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 19,873
Views: 2,306,387
Posted By JustBob
+1 for Clean Speed.

+1 for Clean Speed.
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 3,319,490
Posted By JustBob
When will you have the New Sibirsky Extreme DVD...

When will you have the New Sibirsky Extreme DVD out?
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 19,873
Views: 2,306,387
Posted By JustBob
A pic might be nice

http://jubal.smugmug.com/KTM-Rally-Raid-luggage-rack/i-5zxg3RK/0/L/FasstFlexx%20004-L.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 19,873
Views: 2,306,387
Posted By JustBob
I got these....very satisfied. Great people to...

I got these....very satisfied. Great people to work with.
http://www.fasstco.com/shop/flexx-handlebars-mx (http://www.fasstco.com/shop/flexx-handlebars-mx)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-19-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3,649
Views: 1,576,828
Posted By JustBob
Hey...she is ridin' that thing! Looks like a...

Hey...she is ridin' that thing! Looks like a natural. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19,873
Views: 2,306,387
Posted By JustBob
Me too. :clap

Me too. :clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-18-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 30,560
Views: 2,360,212
Posted By JustBob
Thumb Or you could just take it to Paul's Garage in...

Or you could just take it to Paul's Garage in Dallas, Ga and let him do it right the first time.
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 280,255
Posted By JustBob
Reviewed the photobucket. Remind me not to lend a...

Reviewed the photobucket. Remind me not to lend a bike to minkyhead. :rofl
That said....do we know what motor maintenance has been done to mm63uar? Oil change? Chain adjust? new piston and valves? :D
Forum: Airheads 10-15-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7,251
Views: 1,449,086
Posted By JustBob
Laugh My airhead can pull a wheelie!

See?
http://jubal.smugmug.com/1988-R100RS/i-rjqb5RJ/0/L/wheelie-L.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 280,255
Posted By JustBob
Don't know what's so wrong about this Hoots. I...

Don't know what's so wrong about this Hoots. I just stated a summary of my experience over the last 45 years of buying, farkling, upgrading bikes. Once you learn about a specific model you know what...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 280,255
Posted By JustBob
Well whatcha do is buy one used that's been...

Well whatcha do is buy one used that's been "fixed" and farkled for less money. Once you get by the initial issues it's a great bike.
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19,873
Views: 2,306,387
Posted By JustBob
WOW! You sir have my respect! Great riding and...

WOW! You sir have my respect! Great riding and wrenching. Thanks for taking us along.
Vicarious Adventurer,
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 280,255
Posted By JustBob
Whether we are wishing, whining, or lamenting,...

Whether we are wishing, whining, or lamenting, the discussion continues which is what I would want were I in CCM's shoe. For me the deal breaker is not the tranny but the longevity/ease of MNX. ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,065
Posted By JustBob
Thumb Thanks for documenting this. I usually don't...

Thanks for documenting this. I usually don't keep a bike long enough to need a rebuild but I may this one and it's always interesting to see how it's done.
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 280,255
Posted By JustBob
My whining aside, it's all internet chatter until...

My whining aside, it's all internet chatter until we see it in dealerships. Here in the US, MOTUS is having the same EPA problems getting it's long awaited sport touring bike out.
Tough business. ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 280,255
Posted By JustBob
Too bad this effort couldn't have included an...

Too bad this effort couldn't have included an engine upgrade much like what is being done here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=983507...
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