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Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,883
Posted By Rick Lee
Really, really want one of these. Any word on if...

Really, really want one of these. Any word on if they'll become easier to import into the US?
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,301
Posted By Rick Lee
I will have no gap in coverage. My Progressive...

I will have no gap in coverage. My Progressive policy ends at midnight on 03/23 and my Geico policy starts one minute later. I'll call Progressive anyway, just for the satisfaction of telling them...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,301
Posted By Rick Lee
I just figure I'll let the policy lapse and then...

I just figure I'll let the policy lapse and then gladly bend their ears if they call to ask what's going on. I told the lady I spoke with on Sat. that I was leaving them, even if I only found...
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,301
Posted By Rick Lee
Just went with Geico. After a quick phone call,...

Just went with Geico. After a quick phone call, I got better coverage for $71 less than my current Progressive premium and $270 less than Progressive's renewal price. I'm fine with this. Eff Flo...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,301
Posted By Rick Lee
I guess I should also ask about what level of...

I guess I should also ask about what level of coverage I need. Obviously, we have a lot of uninsured drivers in AZ and we can just about ride 360 days a year. I used to avg. 1000 miles/month, but...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,301
Posted By Rick Lee
Geico just came back with $587. This is looking...

Geico just came back with $587. This is looking better. Why the hell are they less than half of Dairyland?
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,301
Posted By Rick Lee
Geezus! Dairyland's online quote is $1205! WTF?...

Geezus! Dairyland's online quote is $1205! WTF?

What does it mean when they list three numbers like this:

$100,000/$300,000/$50,000

But it's for Bodily Injury/Property Damage? ...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,301
Posted By Rick Lee
Ah, never heard of Dairyland. Will check them...

Ah, never heard of Dairyland. Will check them out.

I wish I could punish Progressive beyond just leaving them. God, I hate them with such a passion. Their commercials make me want to smash...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,301
Posted By Rick Lee
Pissed I got pretty bad pricing when I called Geico, but...

I got pretty bad pricing when I called Geico, but it was a long time ago. Progressive jacked my rates right at the beginning when I got a loud muffler ticket in my 911, because that's obviously an...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,301
Posted By Rick Lee
I need to shop for a new insurer. Please recommend one.

Just got my policy renewal notice today and Progressive jacked my rate $200 after eight consecutive years of no claims or tickets and having only ever lowered my rate. The cust. svc. monkey I spoke...
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,062
Posted By Rick Lee
I think I forgot to update this thread. I'm...

I think I forgot to update this thread. I'm almost a year into K1200R ownership. Just got back from my second ride to CA on it. Did 1000 miles last weekend and was never sore or tired, other than...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-19-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By Rick Lee
Tell me about CA 78 between Blythe and Escondido.

I'm riding out to Ramona to see two concerts this weekend and would like to avoid the 10 and the 8 once I get to CA. I'll be leaving Phoenix around 2pm. I'm thinking of taking the 10 to Blythe and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,617
Posted By Rick Lee
I test rode several K12 and 13Ss before settling...

I test rode several K12 and 13Ss before settling on a K1200R. I took them all to a parking lot and did some tight figure eights to see how the longer wheel base differed from my GS. They were a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,676
Posted By Rick Lee
I'm at 130 miles and tank is pretty low now. ...

I'm at 130 miles and tank is pretty low now. Light isn't on yet, but will be very shortly. I have a 200-250 miles ride coming up in an hour. If this sucky mileage continues, I'm gonna have to...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,676
Posted By Rick Lee
My fuel economy SUCKS. WTF? How many miles...

My fuel economy SUCKS. WTF? How many miles should I be getting on a tank? I'm 240 lbs. in full gear, no luggage and ride it like I stole it every chance I get, have a Booster Plug, Leo Vince SBK...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,883
Posted By Rick Lee
You didn't get a lot of plastic shavings in the...

You didn't get a lot of plastic shavings in the airbox when you used a Dremel to cut out the second filter hole? I would think you'd want the airbox on a bench for this and to have the edges well...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,883
Posted By Rick Lee
If these bikes already run lean as it is, how/why...

If these bikes already run lean as it is, how/why does adding more airflow, like a second filter, improve things? Also, I could not figure out at all how to get my airbox off. I removed the two...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,883
Posted By Rick Lee
Doing this job today. Bike is all apart and I...

Doing this job today. Bike is all apart and I have to go to a party, so will finish tonight. I also got the updated quick disconnect kit from Beemer Boneyard, but then saw this upgrade has already...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 941
Posted By Rick Lee
I have the records from my GS from before I...

I have the records from my GS from before I bought it. The original dealer faxed them all to me. I traded it in this weekend and the (different) dealer said they'd have no way to pull previous...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,883
Posted By Rick Lee
Just got a K1200R that has some fueling issues,...

Just got a K1200R that has some fueling issues, so I'm shopping for a BP or maybe a Power FRK. How hard is it to remove the fuel tank? Do you just need to move it a little or totally disconnect and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 941
Posted By Rick Lee
Ditto. I just traded in my GS and the sales guy...

Ditto. I just traded in my GS and the sales guy asked if I had records. I went back today with a huge binder of receipts and emailed him an Excel spreadsheet I had used for my electronic log book....
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,676
Posted By Rick Lee
Yes, I know that 100k mile K12R. It belonged to...

Yes, I know that 100k mile K12R. It belonged to Tylor, GM of Victory BMW in Chandler. He was trying to sell it forever. AFAIK, he never had any mechanical issues with that bike and rode the piss out...
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,676
Posted By Rick Lee
Well, here she is - total hooligan bike, black...

Well, here she is - total hooligan bike, black everything, professionally painted and powder coated, 6500 miles on her.

http://www.fototime.com/25D02CC84457986/standard.jpg

First farkles will...
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,676
Posted By Rick Lee
Well, I got it. About to do the paperwork and...

Well, I got it. About to do the paperwork and ride her home. Photos in a bit.
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,676
Posted By Rick Lee
The local dealer just got a very well farkled,...

The local dealer just got a very well farkled, low-miles '06 K1200R and called me about it yesterday. They want my '08 GS with 53k miles...
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 38,151
Posted By Rick Lee
You sure about that? K-bikes have their mufflers...

You sure about that? K-bikes have their mufflers on the right side, which means the right bag would need a cutout there, while an R12S would not since its muffler is under the rear seat.
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 87,588
Posted By Rick Lee
If my job weren't in sever jeopardy, I'd be on a...

If my job weren't in sever jeopardy, I'd be on a K13S now. I was working on a trade deal that fell through a few days ago. I am definitely getting one as soon as the right job and/or deal come...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,490
Posted By Rick Lee
The K16GT does nothing for me at all. I just...

The K16GT does nothing for me at all. I just don't get how they came up with that price. It's literally more than it cost in 2011 with zero miles. Who thought this up? Do rich people just drop in and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,490
Posted By Rick Lee
Another revival. I've had the itch for a...

Another revival.

I've had the itch for a K-bike for a while. Scottsdale has a gorgeous blue 2011 K13S with bags and 14.5k miles for $17.2k. That's more than it cost new. WTF? Is that color so...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 38,151
Posted By Rick Lee
BTW, I was at San Diego BMW on Sat. and they have...

BTW, I was at San Diego BMW on Sat. and they have a yellow R12S there. Another dealer in CA has a silver one, maybe Riverside. They're out there. I saw a few on CycleTrader yesterday, as 2007 is...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 38,151
Posted By Rick Lee
Please let me know what you got. I'm about to...

Please let me know what you got. I'm about to list my GS for sale and move to a K13S.
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,154
Posted By Rick Lee
Seller wrote back that he's game for trading...

Seller wrote back that he's game for trading bikes for a ride, though I can't do it before next Sun. unless it happens tomorrow. But he said the 12 and 13 are ergonomically the same bike, he rode a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,154
Posted By Rick Lee
Yeah, I'm thinking that too. But it doesn't have...

Yeah, I'm thinking that too. But it doesn't have the side cases, which I know would run close to $1k to add and I'd need those to go to LA.
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,154
Posted By Rick Lee
Oh man. A very nicely farkled '07 K12S just...

Oh man. A very nicely farkled '07 K12S just popped up on Craigslist with 11k miles for half of what the dealer wants for the K13S. To think I could buy that K12S twice for what the one K13S would...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,154
Posted By Rick Lee
That is very bad ass looking.

That is very bad ass looking.
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,154
Posted By Rick Lee
This dealer has two K1200Rs there, but they're...

This dealer has two K1200Rs there, but they're both pretty rough looking. I'd never buy either one, but I might be able take one for a ride to see if it grabs me. Another thing is that I like...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,154
Posted By Rick Lee
Thanks guys. It's muscle, not joint or tendon,...

Thanks guys. It's muscle, not joint or tendon, pain and it went away pretty quickly. Probably just a matter of building up the muscle memory and endurance in those positions.

I haven't ridden...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,154
Posted By Rick Lee
Time to revive this one. The local dealer...

Time to revive this one.

The local dealer got a magma red K1300S in and I went to see her today. She's a beauty. I took her for a test ride and just couldn't make up my mind. I did the loop...
Forum: Vendors 11-27-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 32,980
Posted By Rick Lee
Yes, I ended up taking it to a pro, after the...

Yes, I ended up taking it to a pro, after the left sprocket didn't seat in the divet properly and I got my cam timing all messed up when the left sprocket just spun. I was worried I had bent a...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 60,807
Posted By Rick Lee
They replaced mine too, but it was under an...

They replaced mine too, but it was under an aftermarket warranty by then. They threw that warranty in when I bought the bike there, so I was pretty sure they'd make sure the repair was covered. ...
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